The Library Records Confidentiality Act protects registration and circulation records from disclosure. Although the District does everything it can in order to protect patron privacy, there are times when the District may be required by law to provide this information. Registration and circulation records may be subject to disclosure by court order or to law enforcement officials under provisions of the Library Records Confidentiality Act, the USA PATRIOT Act, or other applicable law. The District and its staff may be prohibited from reporting to you that your records have been requested or obtained by a government agency under provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act.
The personal information patrons provide to the District is kept confidential in accordance with the Library Records Confidentiality Act. The District will not sell, license, or disclose it to any third-party except those working under contract or as required by law. The District may collect the following personal information to access library services: ● Name ● Address ● Telephone Number ● Phone Carrier ● Email address Draft Policy 9/10/20 ● Date of Birth ● Library barcode number ● Photo ● Grade ● School and/or Teacher ● Age ● Items currently checked-out, requested, canceled holds, and interlibrary loans ● Overdue items (until returned) ● Fine history ● Sign-up information for library classes and events The District does not keep a record of patron reading history beyond operational requirements. Once a patron returns an item it is removed from the patron’s account. A patron may choose to turn on the reading history feature in their online account to keep a log of items checked out. Items with late fees will remain on a patron’s account until paid. Third-party vendors may keep a record of a patron’s borrowing history. The District uses Google Analytics to collect data about the use of the District’s website. Here is a link to their Terms of Service. The District uses this information to make improvements on its website and to track trends. Patron personal information (e.g. name, address, etc.) is not tracked by the District. Whenever possible, the District will not track patrons who have enabled the Do Not Track option in their browsers. The District’s website collects the following data: ● Anonymized internet address ● Web address of the page from which you linked to our site ● Interaction data ● Language ● Country ● State ● City ● Browser ● Operating System (PC & Mobile) ● Screen Resolution ● Age ● Gender ● Interest Affinities ● Mobile Device Draft Policy 9/10/20 Any personal information given in email messages, chat sessions, web forms, in-person or telephone reference, or other communications is only used for the purpose for which the patron submitted it and will not be used by the District for any other purpose.