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Who we are

This is the official website of the McGarr for Shakopee City Council campaign and the McGarr Family of Shakopee, Minnesota.

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

To avoid issues, we do not allow user registration or commenting on our pages.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

To avoid issues, we do not allow user registration or uploading of media.

Contact forms

If you choose to contact the campaign via a contact form, that information is transmitted by email. While our server and recipient servers support in-transit encryption, such messages should be considered insecure as they may be transmitted in plain-text over an non-secure connection.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

To avoid issues, only campaign staff can login to the website.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

Log Files

We follow a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.


We may choose to utilize additional analytics function as provided by Google Analytics, which collect information similar to the Log Files section mentioned above.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

If you do not have an account on this site, and submit information via a contact form or via email, that information should be considered to have all rights relinquished by the original sender and is now the property of the recipient, much like a letter.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

You may email the campaign at or via US Postal Service Mail at:

McGarr for Shakopee
C/O Mr. Brad McGarr
PO Box 475
Shakopee, MN 55379

Additional information

How we protect your data

We utilize industry standard SSL website encryption and have taken steps to harden our website defenses to avoid loss of data or data breaches in accordance with industry security standards.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If a data breach is detected on servers or services we own, we will notify all affected persons within 60 calendar days from the date the breach is discovered. For servers or services under third-party control, such as Mailchimp, Google, etc., data breach policies are held by the service provider.

What third parties we receive data from

We receive data from third-party payment processing at this time.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We do not engage in any automated decision making or profiling.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

This site is under the jurisdiction of the State of Minnesota, County of Scott, and City of Shakopee in accordance to election laws.