What Personal Information About Patrons Do We Gather?
The information we learn from patrons helps us personalize and continually improve your experience. Here are the types of information we gather.
- Information You Give Us: We receive and store any information you enter on our Web site or give us in any other way. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of our features.
- Automatic Information: We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like many Web sites, we use "cookies," and we obtain certain types of information when your Web browser accesses the library website and other content served by or on behalf of us on other Web sites.
- E-mail Communications: To help us make e-mails more useful and interesting, we often receive a confirmation when you open e-mail from us if your computer supports such capabilities. We also compare our customer list to lists received from other companies, in an effort to avoid sending unnecessary messages to our customers.
- Information from Other Sources: We might receive information about you from other sources and add it to our account information.
How Secure Is Information About Me?
- It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.
Conditions of Use, Notices, and Revisions
If you choose to visit the library website, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Notice. If you have any concern about privacy, please contact us with a thorough description, and we will try to resolve it. We may e-mail periodic reminders of our notices and conditions, but you should check our Web site frequently to see recent changes. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Notice applies to all information that we have about you and your account. We stand behind the promises we make, however, and will never materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of customer information collected in the past without the consent of affected patrons.
Examples of Information Collected
Information You Give Us
You provide most such information when you search, post, participate in a contest or questionnaire, or communicate with library service. For example, you provide information when you search for a book; communicate with us by phone, e-mail, or otherwise; complete a questionnaire or a contest entry form. As a result of those actions, you might supply us with such information as your name, address, and phone numbers.
Most mobile devices provide users with the ability to disable location services. Most likely, these controls are located in the device's settings menu. If you have questions about how to disable your device's location services, we recommend you contact your mobile service carrier or your device manufacturer.
Information from Other Sources
Examples of information we receive from other sources include updated address information from our carriers or other third parties, which we use to correct our records or communication more easily.
Information You Can Access
Examples of information you can access easily at the library website include up-to-date information regarding personally identifiable information (including name, e-mail, password, communications and personalized preferences, address book); e-mail notification settings (including Book Availability Alerts and newsletters); Recommendations (including Recommended for You and Improve Your Recommendations); check-out lists and history; and Your Profile (including your Reviews, Recommendations, Reminders, personal profile).