Littleton Public Library [referenced as the Library] is committed to providing access to services and information online in a manner that respects your [referenced as you, user, users] privacy.
This statement explains the Library’s policy regarding the use of information collected online. It does not apply to information collected by the Library offline.
We collect information from you to try to best meet your needs to access Library information and resources. We collect the minimum amount of information required to process your request. We do not sell personal information to any third party.
We do not share personal information unless required to do so by law. We do use non-identifiable information from each visitor to the Library’s Website in order to analyze patterns of use and to improve the site’s functionality.
The Information We Collect
Information Voluntarily Provided by You:
There are general situations in which we collect personally identifiable information from you:
Contact Information to Respond to Your Requests
You may provide personal information, such as email address, phone number or library card number, that will enable us to notify you when certain information, materials or services become available. For example, we ask for personal information to effectively respond to your requests for material from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan.
Email to sign up for our newsletter
You may provide your email to sign up for the Library’s newsletter, by which we use the MailChimp service. You may unsubscribe from this service at any time. For full details on how MailChimp handles privacy go to: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
Our server and WordPress may also automatically collect information about your computer when you visit the Website, including without limitation the type of browser software you use, the operating system you are running, the Website that referred you, and your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address. Your IP address is usually associated with the place from which you enter the Internet, like your Internet Service Provider, your company, etc. No personally identifiable information is collected by either.
Using our authentication system requires us to place a “cookie,” on a user’s computer. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Cookies enable us to track and target the interests of our users.
Types of cookies we use: Session cookies
We employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Website (“Service Providers”), to provide the Website on our behalf, to perform Website-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Website is used.
These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose. The library uses the following third party companies to facilitate our Website:
- Overdrive: https://company.cdn.overdrive.com/policies/privacy-policy.htm
- Atriuum/Book Systems: https://www.booksys.com/privacy-policy
- MailChimp: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/
We use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Website.
Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Website This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
How We Use Information
The Library only uses your personal information for the specific purpose you authorize and as required by law.
Our Commitment to Data Security
To keep data safe (i.e. prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the correct use of information) we have put in place standard protocols for data security. These protocols include the appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to United States and process it there.
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18 through our website. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.
The Library complies with all relevant laws regarding confidential handling of library records.
Links to Other Websites
The Library’s Website contains links to other Websites operated by third parties. The Library is not responsible for the privacy practices or policies of such third-party Websites, and this policy does not apply to those sites. Please review privacy policies on linked sites for their details.
How to Contact Us
If you would like to contact us for any reason regarding our privacy practices, please email us at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.