This policy describes PERB’s privacy practices regarding information collected from visitors using this website.  This policy describes what data is collected and how that information is used.  PERB and the State of Iowa (“State”) may at any time and in its sole discretion, modify this policy.  Because this privacy policy only applies to this website, you should examine the privacy policy of any other website you may link to or otherwise access through this website.


Information Collected when you visit this website


Any information collected by this website is not collected, sold or distributed for commercial marketing purposes.


Personal Information


“Personal information” is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual.  Personal information includes, but is not limited to, such things as an individual’s name, address, and phone number.  A domain name or IP address is not considered personal information.


The type of information we collect will vary with the activity or the service being sought and may include such personal information as your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, username and password.  PERB will collect personal information from you in order to provide the requested services, but such information generally will be handled and subject to the same controls as it would be if you made an in-person visit to our office.  Please note that if personal information is collected through our website or is volunteered by you, State and federal law may protect it.  However, this information is a public record once you provide it and may be subject to public examination, copying and disclosure in accordance with the provisions of Iowa Code chapter 22, if not protected by State or federal law.  Please see the section below entitled “Public Examination, Copying, and Disclosure of Information Collected through this Website” for more information about Iowa Code chapter 22.


Public Examination, Copying, and Disclosure of Information Collected through this Website


In accordance with the laws of the State, PERB will ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access public records and information of which PERB is the custodian.  Iowa Code chapter 22 provides that the public shall have the right to examine and copy a public record and to publish or otherwise disseminate a public record or the information contained in such record.  At the same time, there are certain exceptions under State and federal laws that may limit the public’s right to examine and copy public records or otherwise protect certain personal information.  Personal and other information collected (or provided by you) through this website, may, if not protected by State of federal law, be subject to public examination, copying, publication, and disclosure pursuant to applicable laws, including, without limitation, Iowa Code chapter 22 and other applicable laws governing access to public records.


In the event of a conflict between this Privacy Policy and Iowa Code chapter 22 or other laws governing access to public records, Iowa Code chapter 22 or such other applicable laws will control.


Questions about this Policy


Persons concerned with information pertaining to them should contact PERB at 515.281.4414.