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Website Practices and Policies

What We Do

Professional Developers of Iowa is a voluntary group of professional economic development personnel affiliated for the purpose of furthering the development of the economic base of the State of Iowa through:

  • Fostering and encouraging cooperation among economic development professionals in the State of Iowa;
  • Affording professional economic developers a vehicle for assembly and collective expression
  • Providing timely educational opportunities to enhance professional knowledge, growth, and effectiveness;
  • Advocating for economic development on the local, state, and national levels.

Via the PDI Web site, we provide information, legislative activity updates, industry-specific information, access to resources, member search capabilities and online registration and payment options for PDI events.

Information Collection and Use

PDI collects personally identifying information only during the registration process. Information is collected in certain portions of the PDI web site in which members specifically and knowingly provide such information. PDI may use such information for its internal purposes, including, but not limited to, editorial and feedback purposes.

Personal information submitted at the time of registration. We limit access to the personal information about you to PDI staff members who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.

When you register online, we send you an e-mail message confirming the online transaction. At the request of the event organizer, we may send e-mail notifications of important information such as schedule changes, updates, or cancellations. For these reasons, we require that our customers have valid e-mail addresses. We may contact you subsequently to facilitate any registration or payment issues that arise.

We do not license, sell, rent or trade any collected personal information, including contact information or specific information about your transactions or other personally identifiable information unless: (1) you request or authorize it; (2) information is provided to help complete a transaction initiated by you; or (3) the disclosure otherwise is lawfully permitted or requested.

The PDI Web site system does provide all end user information collected to PDI staff. PDI staff may choose to use your data for marketing purposes, including but not limited to the use of the email notification system. If you receive an email from PDI staff, you may elect to opt out from receiving any future marketing emails sent via the system.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are pieces of information that a Web site transfers to an individual's hard drive for record-keeping purposes while at the site. Cookies make Web-surfing easier by, among other things, saving your passwords and preferences for you. The use of cookies is an industry standard, and you'll find cookies at most major Web sites. Cookies help make PDI better, by showing how and when guests use the site. Many content improvements and updates are based on such data as total number of visitors and pages viewed. This information is most easily tracked with cookies. A cookie lets PDI remember that you've registered, which allows us to speed up your future activities at our sites. The cookie itself does not contain any personally identifying information.

Removal from our Database

Should you ever wish to be removed from our database, simply contact us and we will be happy to fulfill your request. Additionally, should you wish further clarification of this policy, please do not hesitate to email us at director@pdiowa.com.


Notice:  The Professional Developers of Iowa (PDI) reserves the right to change this policy at any time by notifying users through a notice posted on www.pdiowa.com or by email, of the existence of a new privacy policy or any updates.