E-Submission Privacy Policy

ESS – 7.6 Iowa Land Records E-Submission Service Privacy Policy
(Iowa Code Section 331.604, 3(a))

The Iowa Land Records E-Submission Service knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will handle this information carefully and sensibly. This notice describes our privacy policy. By using the Iowa Land Records E-Submission Service, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Notice.

What Personal Information About Customers Does the Iowa Land Records E-Submission Service Gather?

The information we learn from customers helps us personalize and continually improve services. Here are the types of information we gather.

  • Information You Give Us: We receive and store any information you enter on our Web site or give us in any other way. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of our features. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, customizing future services for you, and communicating with you.
  • Automatic Information: We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like many Web sites, we use “cookies,” and we obtain certain types of information when your Web browser accesses the Iowa Land Records E-Submission Service.
  • E-mail Communications: To help us make e-mails more useful and interesting, we may receive a confirmation when you open e-mail from the Iowa Land Records E-Submission Service if your computer supports such capabilities.
  • Information from Other Sources: We might receive information about you from other sources and add it to our account information. Does Iowa Land Records Share the Information It Receives? Information about our customers is important to us, and we are not in the business of selling it to others. We share customer information only as described below.
  • Agents: We employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include fulfilling orders, delivering packages, sending postal mail and e-mail, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. They have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.
  • Protection of the Iowa Land Records E-Submission Service and Others: We release account and other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law; enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of the Iowa Land Records E-Submission Service, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction. This does not include selling, renting, sharing, or otherwise disclosing personally identifiable information from customers for commercial purposes in violation of the commitments set forth in this Privacy Notice.
  • With Your Consent: Other than as set out above, you will receive notice when information about you might go to third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information.

How Secure Is Information About Me?

We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input. We reveal only the last four digits of your credit card numbers when confirming account activity. Of course, we transmit the entire credit card number to the appropriate credit card company during order processing. It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.

Which Information Can I Access?

The Iowa Land Records E-Submission Service gives you access to a broad range of information about your account and your interactions with the Iowa Land Records E-Submission Service for the limited purpose of viewing and, in certain cases, updating that information.

What Choices Do I Have?

As discussed above, you can always choose not to provide information, even though it might be needed to take advantage of some the Iowa Land Records E-Submission Service features. You can add or update certain information about your account. When you update information, we usually keep a copy of the prior version for our records. Terms of Use, Notices, and Revisions. If you choose to use the Iowa Land Records E-Submission Service, your activity and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Notice and our Terms of Use, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of the law of the State of Iowa. If you have any concern about privacy at the Iowa Land Records E-Submission Service, please contact us with a thorough description, and we will try to resolve it.

Our activities and services change constantly, and our Privacy Notice and the Terms of Use will change also. We may e-mail periodic reminders of our notices and conditions, but you should check our Web site frequently to see recent changes. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Notice applies to all information that we have about you and your account. We stand behind the promises we make, however, and will never materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of customer information collected in the past without the consent of affected customers.

  • Information You Give Us: You provide most such information when you register, set up a payment account, or communicate with customer service. For example, you provide information when you communicate with us by phone or e-mail, or when you complete a questionnaire. As a result of those actions, you might supply us with such information as your name, address, and phone numbers; credit card information; e-mail addresses; and financial information.
  • Automatic Information: Examples of the information we collect and analyze include the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login; e-mail address; password; computer and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system, and platform; and account history. During some visits we may use software tools such as JavaScript to measure and collect session information, including transaction activities.
  • Information from Other Sources: Examples of information we receive from other sources include updated delivery and address information from our carriers or other third parties, which we use to correct our records; account information, purchase information, and credit history information from credit bureaus, which we use to help prevent and detect fraud and to offer certain credit or financial services to some customers.
  • Information You Can Access: Examples of information you can access easily at the Iowa Land Records E-Submission Service include up-to-date information regarding recent account activity; and personally identifiable information (including name, e-mail, password; payment settings (including credit card information and account balances).