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Privacy Policy

Last updated August 1, 2023.

Cedar County (“we” or “us” or “our”) respects the privacy of our users (“user” or “you”). This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, disclose, and safeguard your information when you visit the Cedar County website at cedarcounty.iowa.gov (the “Website”). Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY, PLEASE DO NOT ACCESS THE WEBSITE.

We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason. We will alert you about any changes by updating the “Last updated” date of this Privacy Policy. You are encouraged to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed of updates. You will be deemed to have been made aware of, will be subject to, and will be deemed to have accepted the changes in any revised Privacy Policy by your continued use of the Website after the date such revised Privacy Policy is posted.

Collection of Your Information

We may collect information about you in a variety of ways. The information we may collect via the Website depends on the content and materials you use and includes:

Disclosed Information

Demographic and other personally identifiable information (such as your name, email address, and contact preferences) that you voluntarily give to us when choosing to participate in various activities related to the Website, such as subscribing to email notifications. 

Sensitive Information

We do not process sensitive information.

Derivative Data  

Our servers automatically collect some information when you access the Website, such as log and usage data, device data, and location data. This information does not reveal your identity but may include device and usage details, such as IP address, location, browser type, error reports, device ID number, hardware model, internet provider or mobile carrier, system configuration, and operating system. The data is used for Website security, operation, and analytics and reporting.

Location Data

Location data is not always precise. What information is collected depends on your device settings. If you wish to change our access or permissions, you may do so in your device’s settings.

Processing Information

Having accurate information about you permits us to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience. The information we collect is processed to provide access to our services (such as e-notifications) and comply with the law. The information we collect is processed to subscribe to e-notifications, for authentication, and management of your subscriptions. Information may also be processed to help us improve our services and determine the effectiveness of our Website.

Specifically, we may use information collected about you via the Website to: 

  1. Assist law enforcement and respond to subpoena.
  2. Compile anonymous statistical data and analysis for use internally or with third parties. 
  3. Create and manage your subscriptions.
  4. Email you regarding your subscriptions.
  5. Increase the efficiency and operation of the Website.
  6. Monitor and analyze usage and trends to improve your experience with the Website.
  7. Notify you of updates to the Website.
  8. Perform other business activities as needed.
  9. Request feedback and contact you about your use of the Website. 
  10. Resolve disputes and troubleshoot problems.
  11. Respond to product and customer service requests.
  12. Send you a newsletter.
  13. Solicit support for the Website.

Disclosure of Your Information

We may share information we have collected about you in certain situations. Your information may be disclosed as follows:

By Law or to Protect Rights 

If we believe the release of information about you is necessary to respond to legal process, to investigate or remedy potential violations of our policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of others, we may share your information as permitted or required by any applicable law, rule, or regulation. This includes exchanging information with other entities for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Third-Party Service Providers 

We may share your information with third parties that perform services for us or on our behalf, including data analysis, communication and collaboration tools, performance monitoring tools, email delivery, hosting services, customer service, and marketing assistance.

Other Third Parties

We may share your information with advertisers and investors for the purpose of conducting general business analysis. We may also share your information with such third parties for marketing purposes, as permitted by law. 

Sale or Bankruptcy 

If we reorganize or sell all or a portion of our assets, undergo a merger, or are acquired by another entity, we may transfer your information to the successor entity. If we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, your information would be an asset transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that the transferee may decline to honor commitments we made in this Privacy Policy. 

We are not responsible for the actions of third parties with whom you share personal or sensitive data, and we have no authority to manage or control third-party solicitations. If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from third parties, you are responsible for contacting the third party directly. 

Keeping Information

Personal information collected is kept only as long as needed for the purposes described in the privacy policy unless a longer retention time is needed or permitted by law (including tax, accounting, or other legal requirements). Information is kept to record if you are subscribed or unsubscribed from any specific e-notifications. 

Security of Your Information

We use administrative, technical, and physical security measures to help protect your personal information. While we have taken reasonable steps to secure the personal information you provide to us, please be aware that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. Any information disclosed online is vulnerable to interception and misuse by unauthorized parties. Therefore, we cannot guarantee complete security if you provide personal information.

Policy for Children

We do not knowingly solicit information from or market to children under the age of 18. If you become aware of any data we have collected from children under the age of 18, please contact us at apierce@cedarcounty.iowa.gov.

Controls for Do-Not-Track Features

Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems include a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected. No uniform technology standard for recognizing and implementing DNT signals has been finalized. As such, we do not currently respond to DNT browser signals or any other mechanism that automatically communicates your choice not to be tracked online. If a standard for online tracking is adopted that we must follow in the future, we will inform you about that practice in a revised version of this Privacy Policy. 

Contact Us

If you have questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

Cedar County
400 Tipton St.
Tipton, IA 52772
apierce@cedarcounty.iowa.gov