Privacy Policy

I. Acceptance
The following terms and conditions set forth Container Locator’s Privacy Policy, applicable to users of Container Locator’s website (“Site”). By accessing the Site, you acknowledge and accept these terms and conditions. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please free to contact Container Locator through the Site or write to us at Container Locator Privacy Policy, Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, 420 Watson Powell Jr. Way, Des Moines, IA 50309

II. Our Commitment
Container Locator respects your concern about privacy. This privacy policy will tell you how we protect your personal information, and will describe the choices you have concerning our use of such information. Please read this policy carefully. We may need to change this policy from time to time in order to address new issues and reflect changes. We will post changes here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose that information to anyone. Please refer to this policy regularly.

III. Online Information Gathering
Information collected online is often defined as being either personally identifiable or anonymous:

• Personally Identifiable Information: Lets us know the specifics of who you are, such as your name, email address or postal address; it may also include your views and preferences as they relate to trademark issues and Container Locator’s services
• Anonymous Information: Cannot be tied back to a specific individual.
Types of information collected by this site:

Personally Identifiable Information
The choice of how much of your personally identifiable information is disclosed to Container Locator is left up to you.

The only way we know something about you is when you use a personalized service, such as logging to the Site, or you voluntarily disclose your information such as a credit card number, address, phone number, fax number, email address, demographic, and other personal and financial information when you transact business at our Site, communicate by sending us an email, complete an Container Locator survey or fill out a form. This information is not available to the general public.

In some cases, this data may be available to employees of Container Locator. Users should be aware that when they voluntarily disclose such personal information (e.g. user name and email address as used in a signature line), that information can be collected and used by employees and may result in unsolicited messages from Container Locator or its employees.

Collection of IP addresses and Tracking: When visiting any Internet site your unique address, called an “IP address”, is recorded. The amount of information about users made available from their IP addresses varies greatly, for instance depending on how they are connected to the Internet. Container Locator also may track what links or other information on the Site is interacted with. Container Locator does not release any information about the collection of this address or website tracking in an identifiable way to any third parties.

Survey Information: Occasionally, Container Locator conducts surveys of its users to assist in its strategic planning and development of its benefits and services. If you complete a Container Locator survey, the information you provide may be used by Container Locator to market or communicate with you on specific association related activities. Survey information will only be shared with third parties, including the membership at large, in aggregate. No identifiable information will be shared with any third party.

Anonymous Identifiable Information
Container Locator collects and archives basic logging for site statistics. These log files show the daily number of visitors to our Site and, the daily requests we receive for particular files, what server locations those requests come from, including from which countries, as well as the domain name of the server or browser accessing the Container Locator Site. These aggregated statistics are primarily used internally to provide better service to Container Locator members, but may also be provided to others.

IV. Non-Disclosure
Container Locator does not sell, rent, lend or give personally identifiable information collected from you on the Site. Although unlikely, Container Locator may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide personally identifiable information. In these cases, we will provide this information as and to the extent we have determined that the disclosure of any such information is appropriate.

V. Accessing and Updating Personal Information
When you use the Site, Container Locator makes a good faith effort to provide you with access to your personal information and either to correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. We ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical, or for which access is not otherwise required. In any case where we provide information access and correction, we perform this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort. Because of the way we maintain certain services, after you delete your information, residual copies may take a period of time before they are deleted from our active servers and may remain in our backup systems.

VI. Cookies
To enable certain features that may be available or become available on the Site, our server will assign your browser a unique identification number stored in a file on your computer (a “cookie”). Cookies by themselves cannot be used to find out the identity of any user. This unique identification number will automatically identify your browser to our computers whenever you interact on our Site. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the Site may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.

VII. Links
Users will find links to other sites or services on the Site. Container Locator does not control the content or links that appear on these sites. In addition, these sites or services, including their contents and links, may be constantly changing. The fact that we have made these links available to you is not an endorsement or recommendation to you by Container Locator. We provide these links only as a convenience. For more information please see the Container Locator Website User Agreement.

Other companies linked to this Site may collect information about you when you view or click on these sites. We cannot control this collection of information. You should contact these content providers directly if you have any questions about their use of the information they collect. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies, or no policy at all. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any third party sites or services before providing any of them with your personal information.

VIII. Information Security
Container Locator takes appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, including appropriate encryption and physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data.

IX. Changes to Privacy Policy
Please note that this Privacy Policy may change from time to time. Container Locator will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent. We will post any Privacy Policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice.


User Agreement

I. Acceptance
The following terms and conditions govern your use of Container Locator’s website (“Site”). By accessing the Site, you acknowledge and accept these terms and conditions.

II. Use of Site
By creating a login account with Container Locator, users agree to not share, publish, or otherwise disseminate information obtained from the Site to a third party unless expressly permitted in writing by Container Locator. Currently there is no cost to using Container Locator’s services, however in the future that may change. Therefore use of information obtained from the Site must be used by the intended party and may not be shared.

III. Copyright Notice
Unless otherwise noted, all information, text, articles, data, images, screens, webpages or other materials (collectively hereinafter referred to as the “Materials”) appearing on this Site are the exclusive property of Container Locator or others as indicated. You may copy information from this Site for your personal or educational use only, provided that each copy includes any copyright or trademark notice or attribution as they appear on the pages copied. The Materials may not otherwise be copied, displayed, distributed, downloaded, licensed, modified, published, reposted, reproduced, reused, sold, transmitted, used to create a derivative work or otherwise used for public or commercial purposes, except as provided in these terms and conditions without the express written permission of Container Locator. You may not use any content contained in the Materials in any manner that may give a false or misleading impression or statement. Nothing on this Site shall be construed as conferring any license of any intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise.

IV. Trademark Notice
Container Locator and the Container Locator logo are trademarks, service marks and/or registered trademarks of the International Trademark Association in the United States and certain other jurisdictions. All other trademarks and service marks that appear on this Site are the property of their respective owners and are used solely to refer to those companies’ goods and services. Address any inquiries concerning usage of Container Locator trademarks, copyrights, or designs to: Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, 420 Watson Powell Jr. Way, Des Moines, IA 50309

V. Disclaimers of Warranties
Given the unpredictability of technology and the online environment, Container Locator does not warrant that the function or operation of this Site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this Site or the server that makes it available will be free of viruses or other harmful elements. As a visitor to and user of this Site, you must assume full responsibility for any costs associated with servicing of equipment used in connection with your use of our Site.

Container Locator does not represent or warrant that the information accessible via this Site is accurate, complete or current. This Site could contain typographical errors, technical inaccuracies or other incorrect information. Container Locator reserves the right to add to, change or delete its content or any part thereof without notice. Any price or availability information is subject to change without notice. Additionally, this Site may contain information provided by third parties. Container Locator makes no representation or warranty regarding the accuracy, truth, quality, suitability or reliability of such information. Container Locator is not responsible for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies contained in any information provided by such third parties. Container Locator does not endorse, warrant or guarantee any products or services offered on this Site. We are not a party to, and do not monitor, any transaction between users and third party providers of products or services.

While efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this Site, it should not be treated as the basis for formulating business decisions without professional advice. We emphasize that trademark and related intellectual property laws vary from country to country, and between jurisdictions within some countries. The information included on this Site will not be relevant or accurate for all countries or states.

All information provided by Container Locator on this Site is provided to the public as a source of general information on trademarks and related intellectual property issues. In legal matters, no publication whether in written or electronic form can take the place of professional advice given with full knowledge of the specific circumstances of each case and proficiency in the laws of the relevant jurisdiction.


VI. Limitation of Liability
Neither Container Locator nor any of its officers, members, directors, employees or other representatives will be liable for any damages, special, consequential or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with the use of this Site or any information contained herein even if advised of the possibility thereof. This limitation of liability is comprehensive and applies to all damages of any kind, including, without limitation, loss of data, income or profit, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties.

You have sole responsibility for adequate protection and backup of data and/or equipment used in connection with the Site and will not make any claim against Container Locator for lost data, re-run time, inaccurate output, work delays or lost profits resulting from the use of the materials.

As a visitor to and a user of this Site, you, in effect, agree that all access and use of this Site and its contents are at your own risk.

VII. Submissions
While we welcome comments and feedback regarding this Site, Container Locator is under no obligation to respond to all pieces of correspondence received through this Site, to maintain submitted comments in confidence, or to pay compensation of any kind for your comments or submissions. We do not wish to receive any confidential or proprietary ideas, suggestions, materials, or information via this Site or any email connection. All unsolicited comments, feedback, ideas, suggestions, and other submissions that are disclosed or submitted to Container Locator through this Site shall become and remain the property of Container Locator. Any such submission by you is a declaration of the full release of all proprietary claims and/or intellectual rights regarding your submission.

VIII. Links to Third Party Sites
Any other websites that are accessible via links on this Site are not under the control of Container Locator. Container Locator is not responsible for the content of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to the information contained in such sites. Container Locator provides the linked sites to you only as a convenience and the inclusion of any such link on the Site does not imply Container Locator ‘s endorsement of the site, the organization operating such site, or any products or services of that organization. Your linking to any off-site pages or other sites is entirely at your own risk. Under no circumstances will Container Locator be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage that is caused or alleged to have been caused to you in connection with your use of, or reliance on, any content, goods or services available on any other site.

IX. Links to
Container Locator permits third party sites to link to Container Locator’s Site located at pursuant to these terms and conditions:

  • By linking, you acknowledge and agree that, other than as set forth herein, all rights to Container Locator marks, the content appearing on the Container Locator website and the design of the Container Locator website belong to Container Locator.
  • You may not create frames around Container Locator’s webpages or use other techniques that alter in any way the visual presentation or appearance of the Site.
  • You must not misrepresent your relationship with Container Locator or present false or misleading impressions about Container Locator. No links to the Site may be used in a manner that implies or suggests that Container Locator approves or endorses you, your website or your goods and services (in all cases, except as Container Locator may have agreed separately with you in writing).
  • Container Locator shall have no responsibility or liability for any content appearing on your website. You agree to indemnify and defend Container Locator against all claims arising out of or based upon your website.
  • No link(s) may appear on any page on your website or within any context containing content or materials that may be interpreted as libelous, obscene or criminal, or which infringes, otherwise violates, or advocates the infringement or other violation of, any third party rights.
  • Container Locator reserves the right at any time and in its sole discretion to request that you remove all links or any particular link to the Site from your website.

X. References to Products or Services
Information on this Site may contain references or cross references to Container Locator products or services that are not announced or available in your country. Such references do not imply that Container Locator intends to announce such products or services in your country. Please contact Container Locator for information regarding the products and services that may be available to you.

XI. Privacy Policy
Please refer to the Container Locator Privacy Policy.

XII. Complete Agreement
These terms and conditions, and policies referred to in these terms and conditions, represent the entire understanding relating to the use of the Site and prevail over any prior or contemporaneous, conflicting or additional, communications. Container Locator reserves the right to revise these terms and conditions at any time without notice by updating this posting.