Privacy Policy

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Iowa Political Mercury ( is governed by this Privacy Policy. “Website” refers to any page or information belonging to

All personal data and information collected from individuals visiting this Website will be protected. Your privacy is valued.

This Privacy Policy outlines what personally identifiable information may be collected from this Website. This includes the type of personal information obtained, as well as how it may be used or shared. The policy also covers your rights related to the hold of this information in regards to your privacy.

This privacy policy only applies to this Website,


• Information you submit to the Website voluntarily
Contact Forms: Name, email address and message are collected.
Commenting: May collect your name, likeness and views.
All of the above data collections are entirely voluntary and you choose to submit your personal information.

• Information collected from others
We may receive information about you from other sources. By linking any of your social media or online accounts to this Website, you agree to voluntarily submit your personal information to We may receive your name, email address and/or profile picture if you choose to link to this Website.

• Information automatically collected
This Website automatically gathers information about you and the device used to access the This includes the IP address, browser type, operating system, referral website, pages viewed, actions taken, links clicked as well as the date and time you accessed this Website.

• Use of Cookies
Cookies are small data files that are stored on your browser by a website that provides a more customized user experience. This Website may use session and/or persistent cookies. Some cookies expire when you close your browser, others remain until you manually delete them.


Collected information may be used in any of these ways:

• Administrative Information. Related to confirmations, updates, alerts and/or special notices.
• User Support. Responding to comments and questions.
• Operating/Maintaining Website.
• Measure/Track Website Advertisements.
• In regards to any illegal or unauthorized activity.


When authorized, we may share your personal information with third parties. This Website may use any of the below third-party services. Please visit their websites to read through their individual privacy policies if available.

Google Analytics | Audience usage/insights
Tracks Website usage, other website referrals, user actions, keywords used. Beneficial when identifying popular content, correct SEO and overall effectiveness of Website. Google Analytics may collect IP addresses, other personal data is not obtained. For more information, please refer to their policies.


Analytics/Cookies. Does not identify you specifically. May be shared with other parties for uses such as advertising and marketing.


Used to personalize user experience while visiting the Website by storing visitor preferences. Cookies may be used by Google Analytics and other third-party services. You may deny the use of cookies by changing your browser settings. You may delete any stored cookies from your browser. Disabling cookies may change responses and usability of Website.


Any information you provide while commenting on this Website will be visible to the public. Therefore, it is your choice to share this information with others. This may include your name, username, email address, image, profile, links to social media, or links to websites and accounts.


Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to place ads based on prior visits to this Website as well as other websites. Google's use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on those previous visits. You can opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings. This Website may place ads in participation with the following programs:
• Google AdSense |

You can opt-out of some third-party vendors’ uses of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting


• Access, Amend or Delete your information by writing either of the contacts listed below.


This Website does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information regarding children 13 years of age and younger. If you believe the Website has acquired information of this type, please contact us immediately so the data can be removed from all records. Write to either of the contacts listed below.


Never submit sensitive information about your person to the Website, doing so is your choice and will be subject to this Privacy Policy.


For all questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact me.
Address: 508 N. Court St. | Carroll, Iowa 51401