The privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information is received and collected by Iowa Road Trip and how it is used.

Iowa Road Trip ( is a travel blog providing information about Brian Abeling’s travel around the state of Iowa. All information is provided with no warranty, expressed or implied. All content posted is deemed to be accurate at the time of writing. Information is subject to change without our knowledge.

Photography and Video

All photography and video on this website (unless otherwise noted) is copyright of Brian Abeling / Abeling Photo and may not be used for any purpose without permission. If you are interested in using one of my images or videos for your website or print materials, licensing options are available, please contact me at


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.

Contact forms

We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address if you voluntarily submit information to the website by submitting through a contact form. This information is not stored on the website server.

Email Addresses

All email addresses collected through comments, direct communication, or other means will never be sold, given away, or leased.

By sharing your email address through the newsletter signup you are giving permission to be contacted by Iowa Road Trip.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Our website uses Google Analytics, a service that transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We have anonymized our Google Analytics data and never look at non-aggregated data. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage. Learn more about how Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps. You can opt-out of Google Analytics if you disable or refuse the cookie, disable JavaScript, or use the opt-out service provided by Google.

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.

Affiliate Links

Some of the links on this website are affiliate links from which we will make a commission from your clicks and/or purchases.

Iowa Road Trip may be compensated if consumers choose to utilize the links located throughout the content on this site and generate sales for the said merchant. You are not obligated to click on any link or buy any products that are advertised.

Iowa Road Trip is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to As an Amazon Associate, I earn money from qualifying purchases.


Iowa Road Trip participates with Google AdSense and may display ads on various pages and posts.

  • Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to your website or other websites.
  • Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
  • Users may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings. (Alternatively, you can direct users to opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting

Pricay Policy Last Updated: 7/23/2021