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The library is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of its online users, customers, members, donors and friends. We believe that maintaining privacy on the Web is very important and that informing our visitors about the types of information we collect and how we use it is crucial.
Type of Information Collected
The library does not collect any "personally identifiable information" about individuals -- such as names and postal or e-mail addresses -- except when such information is voluntarily submitted by the user. Personally identifiable information might be obtained from online transactions such as purchases, registrations or membership pledges. Additionally, personally identifiable information may be transmitted in connection with other activities, services, or resources made available on our site.
In common with many Web sites, the library's Website automatically logs certain "non-personally identifiable" information about visits to our Web site. This information is used for system administration and for producing usage statistics.
How the Information Is Used
Any personally identifiable information provided to the library is maintained by and accessible only to the Library unless the library explicitly states otherwise. The library will not release information on the use of specific Internet or Web site resources by members of the public except as required by law or necessary for the proper operation of the library.
The library has teamed up with reputable third-party vendors in order to provide certain services to its online users. In cases when users leave the library's site to visit one of its partners' sites, users are encouraged to become familiar with the privacy statements of each site they visit.
The Library has all reasonable physical, electronic and managerial measures in place to prevent unauthorized access to the information we collect online. We do not, however, claim any responsibility for information collected by or from Web sites linking to or from the Library's Web site.
A cookie is a small text file that is sent to your browser from a Web site and stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies cannot read data from your hard disk or read cookie files that were created by other sites -- the Web site that creates a cookie is the only one that a browser will permit to access it.
Parents should remind their children to ask their permission before providing personal information to any Web site or purchasing any products or services online. The library urges all parents to participate in their children's exploration of the Internet and to teach them about protecting their personal information while online. "Child Safety on the Internet" is a topic in the library's Internet Use Policy. Please review this Policy at this time.
Promotional E-mail, Newsletter, and List-Serve Policy and "Opt-In/Opt-Out" Elections
If you give permission, the library may use personally identifiable information you submit for promotional purposes. For example, on occasion the library may wish to send e-mails to inform users of new exhibitions or other events we think might be of interest to them. You will not receive such communications unless you have willingly provided the personal information required. In some cases, you will be required to "opt-in" by joining a newsgroup or mailing list. If you do "opt-in," you will always have the option to "opt-out" at any time by "unsubscribing" to that particular list.
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