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Privacy Practices

The Library is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to its websites. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices:

  • Visits to the Library's websites result in collection and storage of only information requested and submitted via website forms and information to measure usage and to assist us in making our sites more useful to visitors, such as:
    • The address (IP) of your computer or internet provider
    • The date and time the site was accessed
    • The Internet address of the website that referred you to our site.
      • In accordance with the Library's Confidentiality Policy, we will not sell, lease, or otherwise distribute or disclose your email address, postal address, phone number, borrower records or other personal information for non-library purposes to outside parties unless required by law.
      • The library will not disclose a minor's full name or contact information without written approval from a parent or legal guardian, in accordance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
      • The Library's web sites use "cookies" to allow you access to certain functions (such as the online catalog and electronic resources, etc.) within our sites. These cookie files do not capture any personal user information (such as email address or user passwords).
      • Photos and videos that appear on the library's websites may be gathered from public programs, events, and library spaces. Photos, images and videos submitted by users for online galleries or contests may also be used by the Library for promotional purposes. To ensure the privacy of individuals and children, images will not be identified using full names or personal identifying information without written approval from the photographed subject, parent, or legal guardian.
      • Some Library web sites/pages contain links to external sites not maintained by the Library. The Library cannot be responsible for your privacy when you disclose information to outside websites. Third parties linked to from the Library's websites may serve content and advertisements, collect information directly from site visitors, and place or recognize cookies on the visitors' browsers. It is your responsibility to protect your personal information.
      • If you have any concerns about how your information is used, please submit a question via our Ask a Librarian service.

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