Des Moines Alive Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to all services and products provided by Absolocal ("Des Moines Alive" or "Absolocal"). To seek clarification of any point contained herein, please contact us online.


This Privacy Policy outlines all aspects of what data Des Moines Alive may receive about you and how, and your rights regarding that collection. Des Moines Alive does not sell or rent personal information about its customers to any third parties. In the event Des Moines Alive does engage in such commerce in the future, you will have an opportunity to remove yourself from any such lists prior to your inclusion therein.

Data handling principles

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Data we collect

Passed data is information about yourself that you actively and willfully pass to us by explicitly engaging with active functions of the Des Moines Alive site, such as writing to us through our contact form, writing a review, or becoming a member. Any passed information relating to a person or organization other than your own self that Des Moines Alive can reasonably assume that entity would find it disagreeable for Des Moines Alive to hold shall have that information removed from Des Moines Alive's systems as soon as possible.

Passive data covers all data that we receive about you through your casual engagement with Des Moines Alive, including: the type of device you are accessing the site through; your browser; and your connection speed; in some cases, this information may be collected in conjunction with external resources (see "Related policies").

Please note that, once you've logged on to Des Moines Alive's server(s), Des Moines Alive uses cookies keep track of your application states and log in status. Cookies are small files that take up minimal room on your computer and cannot, by itself, damage your computer's files. Cookies work by assigning a number to a user that has no meaning outside of the assigning web site, in this case, the Des Moines Alive Site. If you do not want information to be collected through the use of cookies, your browser allows you to deny or accept the use of cookies. There may, however, be some features on the Des Moines Alive Site which requires the use of cookies in order to customize the delivery of information and content to you.

Except as described above, Des Moines Alive will not monitor, edit or disclose any personal information about you or your account, without your prior consent unless we have a belief that such action is necessary to...

Data security

Des Moines Alive take all reasonable physical and digital precautions to ensure the integrity of your data against modification, disclosure or destruction, at least as carefully as it would for its own data. Should any unauthorized access occur, accidentally or otherwise, Des Moines Alive will seek to immediately notify any concerned parties and advise them of remedial action.

Des Moines Alive enforces strict data handling and management practices among all its employees, and has guidelines on disciplinary action up to contract termination and criminal prosecution.

Children under the age of 13

Des Moines Alive does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information or non-personally-identifiable information on the Des Moines Alive Site from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of the Des Moines Alive Site is directed to persons under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access the Des Moines Alive Site or the Des Moines Alive Services at any time or in any manner. If Des Moines Alive learns that personally identifiable information of persons under 13 years of age has been collected on the Des Moines Alive Site without verified parental consent, then Des Moines Alive will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.

Your rights

You can, at any time, request that Des Moines Alive permanently erase any and all personal and identifiable information directly related to your person or company at any time, and Des Moines Alive will endeavor to adhere to this request as quickly as possible and notify you of its completion.


Des Moines Alive may, from time to time, change the wording or features of this policy; though Des Moines Alive shall not debase its fundamental tenants as described in the "Summary". Des Moines Alive shall retain online and make available an accessible archive of previous policies when an update occurs. Further, Des Moines Alive shall endeavor to take reasonable action towards notifying users of any changes.

Related policies

Des Moines Alive utilizes services of Google and Facebook so thus advise on the location of Google's Privacy Policy and Facebook's Privacy Policy.