E-Privacy Statement

POLICY
Collection, use and control of personal information related to use of the Library's electronic resources and/or use of the Internet on a Lower Macungie Library public computer is handled in accordance with the guidelines outlined below.

GUIDELINES
Collection of Personal Information

1. Statistical Information:
This information is used by the Lower Macungie Library for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of Lower Macungie Library web sites. This can include: IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, and referring web site addresses.
Personally Identifiable Information: The Lower Macungie Library may collect personally identifiable information, such as patron e-mail addresses, names, home or work addresses or telephone numbers. Information collected at one of the Lower Macungie Library web sites may be shared within the Lower Macungie Library family of web sites.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through other web sites, chat rooms, online communities or other public online forums, this information may be collected and used by others.

2. Use of Personal Information:
The Lower Macungie Library web sites collect and use patron personal information to operate the Lower Macungie Library web sites and deliver the services that are requested. The Lower Macungie Library does not sell, rent, lease, or otherwise provide its customer lists to third parties.

Please note that user information may be subject to disclosure under Pennsylvania's Public Records Law except to the extent it contains library user information and is privileged or confidential.

3. Control of Personal Information:
At any time while accessing any of the Lower Macungie Library's web sites, users may decline participation in any activity that requests information (such as surveys or emails.)

Keep in mind that certain Library services require the use of a library card number and user name.

Use of Cookies
A "cookie" is information that a web site puts on a computer's hard drive so that it can remember something about the user later. Most commonly, a cookie records an individual's preferences in using a certain web site.

Persistent Cookies
The Lower Macungie Library does not use any persistent cookies to collect permanent information.
Non-Persistent Cookies: The Lower Macungie Library may use non-persistent cookies in applications that keep track of a user's session. Non-persistent cookies are only necessary to maintain session information. Non-persistent cookies are temporary and are invalidated once a user's session is completed.

Publicly accessed computers within the Lower Macungie Library do not have the ability to decline cookies. To fully experience the interactive features of the Internet, publicly accessible computers allow the placement of both persistent and non-persistent cookies. As the use of cookies on publicly accessible computers is outside the control of the Lower Macungie Library, personally identifiable information associated with these cookies may be used by others.

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