The Howell Carnegie District Library may collect some data about your library use. The information may be used to personalize your experience, to improve customer service, to process transactions and to send periodic emails.

Commitment to Privacy and Confidentiality

We are committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of all patron data in compliance with federal and state laws and professional standards (e.g. American Library Association).

Protecting Your Information

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information.

All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway providers. After a transaction, your credit card information will not be stored on our servers.

Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred or given to any company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested.

Data Collection

When you use library systems you generate data. We use and store these data to provide and improve services and resources.

Third Party Vendors

The Library does license services and/or content from third party vendors who have their own privacy policies and confidentiality practices. When you leave the library website, your interaction with these systems will be governed by their individual privacy policies. Check the privacy statements for specific vendors to learn how your data is stored and used by them.

Google and Your Privacy

The Howell Carnegie District Library also uses Google Analytics (including the use of demographics and interest reports), a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) to help understand how the Howell Carnegie District Library website is being used and to improve our interface and services. Google Analytics operates through the use of a cookie, which is a text file placed on your computer that contains information about your use of the Howell Carnegie District Library website. The information stored in the cookie (including your IP address) is transmitted to and stored by Google.

The Howell Carnegie District Library uses this information for analytical and feature-improvement related purposes only. We do not transmit any information to other third parties. More information about Google Analytics and Google’s privacy policy is available here.

If you choose, you can opt out of Google tracking by using one of the following methods:

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act); we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to this privacy policy.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page, and/or update the Privacy Policy modification date below

Board Approval Feb. 2020