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Pickaway County District Public Library
Privacy Policy
Pickaway County District Public Library
Web Site Privacy Policy
Thank you for visiting the Pickaway County District Public Library Web site and for reviewing our privacy policy.

The most important thing for you to know about this privacy policy is that the Pickaway County District Public Library collects no personal information about you when you visit this Web site unless you choose to provide that information.

You do not have to give the Pickaway County District Public Library any personal information to visit the Web site. The Pickaway County District Public Library does not track or permanently record information about individuals and their visits.

Here is how the Pickaway County District Public Library handles information about your visit to its Web site.


Information Collected and Stored Automatically
If all you do is look around the Web site, read text, or download information, the Pickaway County District Public Library will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically.

This information does not identify you personally.

The Pickaway County District Public Library automatically collects and stores only the following information about your visit:
  1. The Internet domain (for example, "aol.com" if you use a private Internet access account such as AOL and IP address (a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you surf the Web) from which you access the Pickaway County District Public Library Web site
  2. The type of browser and operating system you use
  3. The date and time you visit
  4. The pages you view
  5. If you linked to the Pickaway County District Public Library Web site from another Web site, the address of that Web site
  6. If you search the Pickaway County District Public Library Web site, the search words or phrases you use and the results of the search

How the Pickaway County District Public Library Uses This Information
The Pickaway County District Public Library uses this information to help make its site more functional for visitors -- to learn about the number of visitors to its site and the kinds of information they seek.

Browser and operating information allow the Pickaway County District Public Library Web site to take you to the version of site that best conforms to the capabilities of your tools.

Search results disclose whether the Pickaway County District Public Library Web site contains the kinds of information its visitors seek and are used for planning future additions to the site. These results are not linked to domain, IP, or browser data.

The Pickaway County District Public Library Web site uses Web "cookies" only when necessary to complete a transaction, and then only temporarily. The Pickaway County District Public Library does not use persistent cookies.


If You Send Personal Information to the Pickaway County District Public Library
If you choose to provide us with personal information -- sending an e-mail to Library staff members or filling out an online form with your personal information and submitting it through the Pickaway County District Public Library's Web site -- the Pickaway County District Public Library uses that information only to respond to your message and to help get you the information you have requested.

The Pickaway County District Public Library only shares the information you give it with other agencies or individuals who may be able to respond to your inquiry or as otherwise required by law. The Pickaway County District Public Library does not create individual profiles with the information you provide, nor does it give that information to any private organizations. The Pickaway County District Public Library does not collect information for commercial marketing.


Information from Children
The Pickaway County District Public Library is especially concerned about protecting children's privacy and encourages parents and teachers to be involved in children's Internet explorations, particularly when they're asked to provide personal information online. The Pickaway County District Public Library requests that children get their parents' or guardian's permission before providing any information online -- at the Pickaway County District Public Library site or any other site. Most importantly, when children do provide information through the Pickaway County District Public Library Web site, it is only used to enable the Pickaway County District Public Library to respond to the writer. The Pickaway County District Public Library does not create profiles of children.


All Information Subject to Open Record Laws
Information collected automatically on the Pickaway County District Public Library Web site, as well as e-mail sent to the Pickaway County District Public Library, is generally subject to state open record laws except as provided by Ohio or federal law.


Receiving Information from the Pickaway County District Public Library
Visitors to the Web site receive information from the Pickaway County District Public Library only in response to their own requests or if they have specifically opted-in to a particular mailing list provided by the Pickaway County District Public Library.


Links to Other Sites
The Pickaway County District Public Library Web site has links to many other governmental, commercial, educational, and individual Web sites. Once you follow a link from the Pickaway County District Public Library Web site to another site, you are subject to that new site's privacy policy rather than to the Pickaway County District Public Library's privacy policy.

The Pickaway County District Public Library does not supervise or control public-access workstations. Be aware that if you send personal information of any kind to any Web site from a public-access workstation, that information very well may remain in the cached files of that workstation and, therefore, open to discovery by other users.


Contact
If you want more information about the Pickaway County District Public Library's privacy policy, contact:

Shane Ian Hoffman
Information Technology Supervisor
Pickaway County District Public Library
1160 North Court St.
Circleville, OH 43113
Phone: (740) 477-1644 ext.232
E-mail: pclit@pickawaylib.org
Pickaway County District Public Library
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