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The information contained in the following pages was valid at the time of publication. The Cedar Rapids Fire Department reserves the right to make changes and improvements at any time and without notice, and assumes no liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly as a result of errors, omissions or discrepancies.

Privacy Statement for Fire Department Website
The Cedar Rapids Fire Department operate websites on the Internet in order to provide services to the residents of Cedar Rapids. In providing these services, information about visitors to a website may be collected automatically or may be submitted by the website user.

The Cedar Rapids Fire Department recognizes the public's concern about privacy on the Internet. This privacy statement establishes how information gathered about you from your visit to our website will be used by this website's operators. As a visitor, however, you should be aware that much information submitted to the Cedar Rapids Fire Department is public information under the laws of the State of Iowa. Under some circumstances, we may be required to disclose such information in accordance with the Iowa Open Records Law or other legal requirements.

I. Notice / Awareness

Information Collected Automatically about the Computer Which Browses or Downloads Information from this Website

We may collect and store information for statistical purposes. For example, we may count the number of visitors to the different sections of our site to help us make them more useful. The information collected may include such items as the name and domain of the host from which you access the Internet, the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using or your browser software and operating system. This information does not identify you personally.

No Use of "Cookies"

We do not use "cookies" on this site.

A "cookie" is a small text file that a website can place on your computer's hard drive to collect information about your activities on the site. The cookie transmits this information back to the website's computer which, generally speaking, is the only computer that can read it. Most users do not know that "cookies" are being placed on their computers. If you want to know when this happens or to prevent it from happening, you can set your browser to warn you when a website attempts to place a "cookie" on your computer.

Personally Identifying Information Collected from E-mails or Web Forms

By sending us an e-mail (electronic mail message) or filling out a web form, you are sending us personal information (i.e., your name, address, e-mail address or other information). We store this information in order to respond to or process your request or otherwise resolve the subject matter of your submission.

Information Subject to Disclosure under the Iowa Open Records Law or Other Legal Requirements

Certain information that you provide to us is subject to disclosure under the Iowa Open Records Law (Iowa Code Chapter 22) or other legal requirements. This means that if it is specifically requested by a member of the public, we are required to provide the information to the person requesting it.

Website Links to Other Sites Not Covered by Our Privacy Policy

Our website also contains links to information located on websites maintained by other public agencies and private organizations. This privacy statement describes the information gathering practices and procedures of the Cedar Rapids Fire Department. Once you access an individual document that links you to another website, you are subject to the privacy policy of the website containing that document.

II. Consent / Choice

Sharing Information with other City of Cedar Rapids Departments or Agencies to Provide Services

We may share personally identifying information with other City of Cedar Rapids departments or agencies in order to respond to your request. In some circumstances we also may be required by law to disclose information in accordance with the Iowa Open Records Law or other legal requirements.

Consequences of Failing to Provide Personally Identifying Information

If you choose not to provide us with your name or other information, it may be impossible for us to refer, respond to, or investigate the issue you are concerned about.

III. Access / Participation

Getting Access to Information and Providing Corrections

If you want to obtain information about you that may be in our records, the Iowa Open Records Law provides you certain rights to this information. Contact this Department through the e-mail address or telephone number noted on our website and make a specific request for a copy of the information we have received online from you and have stored. If you find that this information is inaccurate or incomplete, you may provide us with verified accurate and complete information.

IV. Integrity /Security

Information transmitted by user is not secure from interception. If you choose to send us an e-mail, you should know that e-mail is not necessarily secure against interception, and may be subject to the disclosure requirements of the Iowa Open Records Law or other legal disclosure requirements.

Disclaimer of Liability

With respect to information available from this website, neither the City of Cedar Rapids nor any of its employees, make any warranty, express or implied, including the warranty of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, or assume any liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such information.

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