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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy:

  1. The City of Mason City monitors overall site traffic, and may collect individual user information in some interactive applications contained within this site. The City of Mason City does not share any of this collected information with any group or individuals outside of the City of Mason City organization and its various Departments.
  2. All permits are subject to public disclosure and original copies may be reviewed at City Hall, subject to advance notice.  The City is obligated to follow the Iowa Open Records Act, Code of Iowa, Chapter 22, in performing its records management duties.  

  3. Information you provide to us:

The City of Mason City does not keep any personal information about you or your visit to our Internet site unless you have specifically supplied it to us. For instance, if you may have supplied us with information as part of a request for information or for purposes of registering or obtaining a license or permit online. Similarly you may have sent us an email or left us a message in some other electronic format. Any form of electronic communication will be treated in the same way as written forms of communication, and in many instances it will be considered public information available to the public upon request. To the extent allowed by law, the City will make reasonable attempts to protect personal financial information from disclosure.

Information Disclaimer

The City of Mason City has made reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of the information provided in this web site. However, due to the possibility of unauthorized access to this site, data transmission errors, changes to source material made since the last update to the site, or other human or mechanical errors, the information contained on this web site should not be deemed reliable for legal purposes. Please contact the Deputy City Clerk at (641) 424-7102 to verify the accuracy of the information.

Copyright Statement

Unless a copyright is indicated, information on the City of Mason City web site is in the public domain and may be reproduced, published or otherwise used with the City of Mason City’s  permission. We request only that the City of Mason City be cited as the source of the information and that any photo credits, graphics or byline be similarly credited to the photographer, author or the City of Mason City, as appropriate.

Policy on City Website Links

The purpose of the City of Mason City’s web site is to provide information about the City’s government, services, and attractions. The City’s web site may provide links to web sites outside the City’s web site that also serve this purpose. The City is not responsible for and does not endorse the information on any linked web site unless the City’s web site states otherwise. The following criteria will be used to decide whether to grant requests for the City’s web site links. If a particular request does not fit any of the following criteria, the City Administrator will decide whether to approve the request. The City Administrator will approve the requested web site link if it serves the general purpose of the City’s web site.

The City’s web site may, with proper authorization and approvals, provide links to web sites for:

  • Governmental and educational institutions
  • Organizations with some relationship to the City (including but not limited to: organizations contracting with the City, organizations sponsoring City activities or programs, and organizations participating in the City’s activities or programs)
  • Generally recognized community organizations
  • Organizations providing information about art, cultural, and sporting activities in the City’s area
  • Organizations providing information about employment opportunities in the City’s area
  • Organizations providing information about tourist attractions in the City’s area