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Fauquier County Public Library -- Policies Manual

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Privacy Policy

All information is kept confidential and treated as outlined under the provisions of the library’s Registration and Confidentiality policies.  Fauquier County Public Library collects personal information about patrons only to the extent necessary to provide the service or benefit desired.  Personal information collected from or submitted through the library’s Web site and computer system is used only for the express purposes for which it is intended and is not made available to any third party.

Library electronic services set temporary “cookies” (small text files placed on user computers by a Web site) to enable customization of individual visits for the immediate session.   These files do not capture personal information and are deleted when sessions are ended.  Patrons can refuse the “cookie” by using instructions provided in their Web browser.  Refusing or disabling “cookies” may result in an inability to access some library services. 

The Library may track the usage of its Web site and other systems and services accessed through Library servers. The Library uses this information only as anonymous aggregate data to determine the number of visitors to different sections of the Web site and to help make the site more useful.  The Library does not use the information to track or record information about individuals.

The Library Web site has links to other Web sites patrons may find interesting or relevant.  The privacy policies and procedures described here do not apply to any external links, including providers of online database services to which the Library subscribes.  The Library encourages patrons to read the privacy policies of all sites, especially if personal information is shared.

The Fauquier County Public Library is not responsible for any loss, damage, or injury that may result from the use of the Library’s Web site and online services.

Adopted by the Fauquier County Library Board of Trustees 7/17/08