STOW-MUNROE FALLS PUBLIC LIBRARY Date Adopted: 210621-11
MANUAL OF LIBRARY POLICIES
Categories of Personally Identifiable Information SMFPL Collects
Patrons’ personally identifiable information may be retained by SMFPL whenever a patron voluntarily provides such information to SMFPL, including, without limitation, when such information is provided by a patron through its web site or in person at the library. Information that may be retained by the library includes, without limitation, patron names, addresses, telephone numbers, driver’s license numbers, social security numbers, or e-mail addresses, or all or any of them (jointly and severally, “personally identifiable information”).
SMFPL may also gather certain anonymous data from users to help the library better understand how its web site is being used and how the library can improve it. This automatically-gathered data may include a user’s computer’s internet domain address and any content a user views on the web site, and the kind of browser used. However, individual users will remain anonymous unless the user voluntarily tells SMFPL who he or she is.
In addition, SMFPL may compile certain statistical data concerning patrons and their use of the library and web site to better manage circulation, services and programs (collectively, “Statistical Data”). SMFPL may share Statistical Data with third parties.
CLEVNET Network – Use of Personally Identifiable Information
CLEVNET’s Network is an integrated computer system consisting of, among other things, computer hardware, various computer software programs, and various database and automation services that together act as a library information management system that, in the aggregate, provides various Ohio libraries (collectively, “CLEVNET Contract Libraries”) and their patrons with a variety of benefits, including, without limitation, access to an online catalog database uniting SMFPL and other CLEVNET Contract Libraries’ books and other holdings. Personally identifiable information provided to SMFPL, whether provided through their web site or in person at the library, is maintained by SMFPL; however, it is accessible by all CLEVNET Contract Libraries.
To keep SMFPL’s records current, Patrons are encouraged to update information as it becomes necessary, e.g., when a patron moves or begins using a new e-mail address.
SMFPL has reasonable precautions in place to prevent unauthorized access to the information we collect.