Privacy Policy & Disclaimer

Privacy Notice

This privacy policy tells you how we use personal information collected at this site. Please read this privacy policy before using the site or submitting any personal information. By using the site, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy. These practices may be changed, but any changes will be posted and changes will only apply to activities and information on a going forward, not retroactive basis. You are encouraged to review the privacy policy whenever you visit the site to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used.

Note: The privacy practices set forth in this privacy policy are for this website only. If you navigate to other websites from a hyperlink on this website, please review the privacy policies posted at those sites.

Collection of Information

We collect personally identifiable information, such as names, postal addresses, email addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by our visitors. The information you provide is used to fulfill your specific request. This information is only used to fulfill your specific request, unless you give us permission to use it in another manner, for example to add you to one of our mailing lists.

Cookie / Tracking Technology

The Site may use cookie and tracking technology depending on the features offered. Cookie and tracking technology are useful for gathering information such as browser type and operating system, tracking the number of visitors to the Site, and understanding how visitors use the Site. Cookies can also help customize the Site for visitors. Personal information cannot be collected via cookies and other tracking technology. However, if you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information. Aggregate cookie and tracking information may be shared with third parties.

Distribution of Information

We may share information with governmental agencies or other companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation. We may do so when:

  1. Permitted or required by law
  2. Trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions
  3. Investigating fraud that has already taken place

The information is not provided to companies or individuals for marketing purposes. However, visitors should be aware that the Freedom of Information Act requires, upon proper request, that all public records be released unless such record is specifically exempted by the Act.

Commitment to Data Security

Your personally identifiable information is kept secure. Only authorized employees, agents, and contractors (who have agreed to keep information secure and confidential) have access to this information. All emails and newsletters from this site allow you to opt-out of further mailings.

Privacy Contact Information

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about our privacy policy you may contact us using the information below:

  • By Mail:
    410 W 1st Street
    Ankeny, Iowa 50023
  • By Phone: 515-965-6414

We reserve the right to make changes to this policy. Any changes to this policy will be posted. This policy is effective 5/23/06 and was reviewed in 2017.

Official Disclaimer

Due to the possibility of unauthorized modification of electronic data, errors in transmission, HTML browser incompatibilities, and other aspects of electronic communications that are beyond our control, information contained in the City of Ankeny website should not be considered suitable for legal purposes. This website was developed to provide general information. Data contained at this site, any site affiliated with the City of Ankeny, or any site linked to the City of Ankeny website has not been reviewed for legal accuracy or sufficiency. The completeness, currency, or accuracy of the entire web content is not guaranteed. Links or references to other information or organizations do not constitute an endorsement of them or their content. Digitally created data produced by the City of Ankeny is the property of the City of Ankeny, Iowa, United States of America. The City of Ankeny or its employees cannot be held liable for errors or omissions in the data. The recipient's use and reliance upon such data are at the recipient's risk.