Who we are

Our website address is: http://www.hartfordia.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

The contact form(s) that are used are for submitting questions, feedback, or other approved data will only email recipients at the City of Hartford. A log of contact form(s) communications sent using this web site will be kept and your email will be archived in accordance with the City of Hartford’s policy.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with anyone or any business unless otherwise disclosed.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Questions? Our contact information

Please visit our Contact Us page for all of our information. Otherwise, use the information below:

City of Hartford
150 W. Elm
P.O. Box 910
Hartford, Iowa 50118
Phone: 515-989-0267
Fax: 515-989-0211

Additional information

How we protect your data

The materials on this web site are made available by the City of Hartford for informational purposes only. This web site uses end-to-end asymmetric encryption process to secure web site user’s sessions, yet no personal identifiable, credit card, or any other data is stored on this site beyond what is disclosed in this disclaimer. Hence, only public record information is stored and/or presented on this site. Since this web site and it’s associated content is public facing, there is always a risk that information could be changed without the City of Hartford’s consent. We always recommend verifying the authenticity of any information presented on this site with the City of Hartford. The intent of this web site is a public service to provide ease of access to city business and associated city information, and any official business should use traditional methods, or validated by the City of Hartford for authenticity.

What data breach procedures we have in place

This web site intent is to provide a public service and ease of access to city business and associated city information, and any official business or documents should use traditional methods, or validated by the City of Hartford for authenticity. There is no warranty or guarantee of any kind for any of the content or information presented on this site. If a data breach occurs, and since this site only contains public record information, the site will be restore to the last known good configuration, and no protection, payments, awards, and.or guarantees are given.

What third parties we receive data from

We are committed to your privacy. This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the City of Hartford web pages. We will not share any information provided by you with third parties.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

At this time there is no automated decision making and/or profiling with user information from data received or collected on this web site.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Some links within this web site may lead to other sites. The City of Hartford web site does not incorporate any materials appearing in such linked sites by reference, and City of Hartford does not necessarily sponsor, endorse or otherwise approve of such linked materials.

The use of the Internet for communications should not be used for messages containing confidential or time-sensitive information.

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legally binding. You should consult with us for individual advice regarding your own situation.