Portal Privacy Policy

ESS – 7.4 Iowa Land Records E-Portal Privacy Policy
(Iowa Code Section 331.604, 3(a))

Iowa Land Records 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 visiting Iowa Land Records (iowalandrecords.org or related sites), you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Notice.

What Personal Information About Registered Users and Customers Does Iowa Land Records Gather?

The information we learn from customers helps us personalize and continually improve your experience at Iowa Land Records. Here are the types of information we gather.

  • Information You Give Us: We receive and store any information you enter on the Site or give us in any other way. You provide most such information when you register. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of many features of the Site. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, customizing future services for you, communicating with you, and generally monitoring the use of the web site and system. 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. During some visits we may use software tools such as JavaScript to measure and collect session information, including information about search activities.
  • 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 Iowa Land Records.
  • E-mail Communications: To help us make e-mails more useful and interesting, we often receive a confirmation when you open e-mail from Iowa Land Records 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. 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, or credit history information from credit bureaus, which we may use to help prevent and detect fraud.

Does Iowa Land Records Share the Information It Receives?

Information about our registered users and 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, organizations 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/debit card payments, and providing customer service. They have access to customer and user information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.
  • Protection of Iowa Land Records and Others: We release account and other customer and user 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 Iowa Land Records, 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 or users 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. 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?

Iowa Land Records gives you access to a range of information about your account and your interactions with Iowa Land Records 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 Iowa Land Records features. You can add or update certain information about your account. When you update information, we may keep a copy of the prior version for our records. Terms of Use, Notices, and Revisions If you choose to visit Iowa Land Records, your visit 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 laws of the State of Iowa. If you have any concern about privacy at Iowa Land Records, 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 the 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.

Privacy Policy Scope

This Privacy Notice addresses the handing of information about registered users and customers of the Iowa Land Records portal (iowalandrecords.org and related Sites). These policies do not address privacy issues concerning personally identifiable information which may be embedded within document images. See Section 331.606A (Iowa Code). Polices relating to personally identifiable information are incorporated within the Terms of Use section..