The Minnesota Eligibility Technology System (METS) is the property of the state of Minnesota and is subject to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act. The state of Minnesota grants authorized users the authority to access, view and, in some cases, modify the not-public data within METS, including the private information of applicants, state employees, contractors, community assistance partners and other system users. By accessing METS, authorized users agree to use the system only for the authorized purposes and in compliance with state and federal law. All authorized users must also adhere to rules of behavior for protection of private information. These rules are consistent with and in addition to state and federal laws and the privacy and security policies and procedures for MNsure and the state of Minnesota, including the Enterprise Security Policies and Standards, and the Appropriate Use of Electronic Communication and Technology Policy (applicable only to state employee users). Non-compliance with the rules and associated security policies may be cause for disciplinary actions including suspension and/or termination of access privileges, employment consequences, and/or civil and criminal legal action.