Protecting user privacy and confidentiality has long been an integral part of the intellectual freedom mission of libraries. Libraries enter into licenses or agreements with third-party vendors to provide library service to users and to meet library operational needs. Third-party vendors provide digital content, including e-books, digital audiobooks, movies, music, online resources, and more.
In the course of providing these services, third-party vendors may collect and use library user data for a variety of reasons, including consumer analytics and segmentation, personalization, digital rights management, and digital collection development. Information may be collected when you register with the third-party vendor, provide feedback and suggestions, request information, or create shared content.
The information that could be collected by third-party vendors may include:
- Personally identifiable information such as name, email, and social media accounts
- Non-personally identifiable information, such as your ad views, analytics, browser information, cookie data, date/time of your request, demographic data, hardware/software type, interaction data, server domains, page views, and the web page you visited immediately prior to visiting the site
- Internet address (IP address), search history, location-based data, and device information
We invite you to review the privacy statements for individual third-party vendors to decide if you agree to their terms.