Privacy Policy

Disclaimer

The statement of principles that govern the collection and protection of information that may be collected during a visit to our website is provided for informational purposes only. Information presented here is not meant to be a contract of any type, either express or implied, and should not be treated as such by any site visitor. The information in this statement and/or the policies described here may change at any time, without prior notice to any visitor. This site provides links to other websites. These may include links to websites operated by other government agencies, nonprofit organizations and/or private businesses. This Privacy Policy applies only to the City of Lowden’s website and to third-party sites that provide Internet related-services on behalf of the City of Lowden under contract. When you link to any additional website, you are subject to the privacy policy of that site. Visitors linking to another site should review the privacy policy of that website. Neither the City of Lowden, nor any agency, officers or employees of the City of Lowden warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published by this system, nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products or services linked to other sites from this system, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or no longer current. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this website does so at his or her own risk.

 

What information do we collect?

The City of Lowden may collect specific and non-personal information about each visitor to this site. This information is collected automatically during site operations and includes Internet Protocol (IP) address of the visitor's ISP (Internet Service Provider) or computer, type browser used, the date and time of the visit, the web pages or services you accessed at this site and the IP addresses of the locations to which the visitor linked during his or her visit to our website. This information is strictly used for statistical reporting and site maintenance purposes in order to improve the content of our web services and to help us understand how people are using our site. It is not connected to personally identifiable information that may be collected as described below.

No personally identifiable information is collected about visitors who simply browse this site or who download information from it. Please be aware, if you participate in a survey or send an email, your email address and the contents of the email and information volunteered in response to the survey are collected. Visitors who request services available through this site may be required to furnish additional information which may be required by law or which is necessary to provide the requested service. Any additional information collected will be no more specific than if the visitor were requesting the service by any other means, including telephone or an in-person visit to a City facility. In every case, the City of Lowden strives to collect the minimum information necessary to comply with applicable laws and/or to provide the service requested.

From time to time, visitors may be requested to furnish additional information to assist us in improving the content available on this website, or to be used in analysis and improvement of the City's service delivery systems. Such information is collected on an "opt-in" basis, which requires that the visitor provide specific approval for the collection of such data. Visitor who subscribe to a city service on this website may "opt out" of that service at any time.

Any information furnished by a visitor to the City of Lowden’s website, may for any reason, be filed and maintained by the City for its own use in performing statistical analysis, for improving City services or responding appropriately to a request for service or additional information.

Visitors should be aware that the collection of personal information requested from or volunteered by a child or children online or by email will be treated in the same manner as information given by an adult and may be subject to public access.

 

Access to personal information

The Iowa Fair Information Practices Act (Section 22.11 of the Iowa Code) recognizes concerns visitors may have about public records that include information about them, including the right to correct inaccurate information. Any visitor concerned with the accuracy of information about them should contact the City of Lowden at 563-941-7705.

A written request will be required to review any personal information we collect about you credibly showing the error or if you believe that your personal information is being used for purposes other than those described in this policy. In all cases, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

 

Protection information

The City of Lowden does not reveal specific information about subscribers or other personally identifiable data to unaffiliated third parties for their independent use, except if required to do so by the Iowa Open Records Act or other law. This policy applies to information that may be collected on the City's website and on that of any third party website with whom the City contracts with to provide Internet related-services.

The City of Lowden maintains security standards and procedures regarding unauthorized access to customer information to prevent unauthorized removal or alteration of data. The City meets accepted standards of security for all transactions that may involve payment of fees through a service available through this site, including the use of encryption and SSL services. Credit card numbers are not stored longer than is required for verification and completion of the subject transaction.

 

Cookies

To understand and serve our users we may at a time in the future, use cookies to customize your browsing experience. Cookies are simple text files stored on your computer by your web browser. Cookies created on your computer by using this website do not contain personally identifying information and do not compromise your privacy or security. We use the cookie feature only to store a randomly generated identifying tag on your computer. Visitors may refuse the cookie or delete the cookie file by using any of the widely available methods.

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