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Iowa Workforce Development Web site standards require users to have a Java/JavaScript-enabled browser version, i.e., Internet Explorer 7, FireFox 3, Safari 5, or Chrome 5 or greater. Our sites extensively use Portable Document Format (PDF files) that require the Adobe Acrobat Reader Version 9 or later (Acrobat Reader version help), utilize Flash and Shockwave technology and the Microsoft Office suite. Web pages are designed to be best viewed at screen monitor resolutions of at least 1024 by 768 pixels using high color settings. Our sites require users to have their computer hardware and software sufficiently equipped and configured to properly render Web pages and associated plug-in applications.

Our online applications as IowaJobs, filing an Unemployment Insurance Claim and Employment Registration Services on our sites currently may not work using a mobile device, WebTV, PDAs, handheld computers and similar like systems. Browsers must have the ability to accept cookies and have Java/JavaScript enabled.  For secure confidential information transmissions, our sites utilize encryption technology using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

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Here are links for downloading some of the latest browsers, plug-ins and updates that can be used for accessing information on our sites:

Adobe Reader/ Acrobat Reader - http://get.adobe.com/reader/
Macromedia® Flash® Player - http://www.adobe.com/downloads/
Microsoft Windows Media Player - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/download-windows-media-player Microsoft Windows Updates - http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/
Microsoft Office Viewers/Readers - http://office.microsoft.com/downloads/default.aspx
Internet Explorer Browser - http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/default.asp
FireFox Browser - http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/
Safari Browser - http://www.apple.com/safari/download/

Chrome Browser - http://www.google.com/chrome

Often, administrative permissions are required to install programs or view files on your computer. Firewalls may be configured to block certain types of files. These levels of security are outside of our control.

Users may have problems accessing Windows Media servers outside their firewall. This can resolved by opening both In/Out for TCP and UDP on port 1755 in their firewall.

Iowa Workforce Development does not send unsolicited e-mails. Our site offers users the ability to self-subscribe and unsubscribe to news releases and other updates and notifications. Invalid e-mail addresses, full mailboxes or other e-mail problems and issues causing delivery problems will cause subscriptions to be removed from our system. 

Our Web sites are tested on Windows and Macintosh computers for functionality. We strive to continually improve our sites and make them accessible to persons with disabilities.

Our sites contain links to other sites that are not under the control of the Iowa Workforce Development. Iowa Workforce Development is not responsible for the content of any linked site. Iowa Workforce Development is not responsible for any transmissions received from sites linked to us. The inclusion of links to other sites does not imply endorsement of Iowa Workforce Development to those sites. Links to other sites are provided as a resource to our visitors and Iowa Workforce Development reserves the right to make those determinations. References to any organization, corporation or other entities, including their products and services, are provided without warranty of any kind either expressed or implied. Iowa Workforce Development does not guarantee the accuracy of automated foreign language translation used on our sites.

Iowa Workforce Development exercises caution regarding the threat and spread of computer viruses. Our servers run Anti-Virus Software. Software is configured to automatically check for updated versions, and to automatically upgrade the latest virus definition protection.

For the Anti-Virus software of your choice, visit your favorite Search Engine and enter the keywords Anti-Virus Software. For the Spyware software of your choice, visit your favorite Search Engine and enter the keywords Spyware Software. For the Firewall software or hardware of your choice, visit your favorite Search Engine and enter the keyword Firewall. Additional information may be obtained at:
Microsoft Windows Updates, Patches and Fixes - http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/
Microsoft Office Updates, Patches and Fixes - http://office.microsoft.com/OfficeUpdate/default.aspx
Microsoft's Protect Your PC site -  http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/

Iowa Workforce Development’s Web sites are provided "As Is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. Iowa Workforce Development assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions on its sites, or other documents which are referenced or linked to our sites. As with any large Web site there can be technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Updates, functionality improvements and changes are made continually. 

In no event shall Iowa Workforce Development be liable for any damages resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tortuous action, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of information available from its Web sites.

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