Adopted by the Hepburn Library of Madrid Board of Trustees, January 2021.
Purpose of Policy:
The Hepburn Library of Madrid is committed to protecting the privacy of its patrons, staff, volunteers, donors, and other contacts. Information that is collected will be used only for library business and will not be shared with non-library service related outside parties.
The Hepburn Library of Madrid adheres to New York State Civil Practice Law § 4509:
§ 4509. Library records. Library records, which contain names or other personally identifying details regarding the users of public, free association, school, college and university libraries and library systems of this state, including but not limited to records related to the circulation of library materials, computer database searches, interlibrary loan transactions, reference queries, requests for photocopies of library materials, title reserve requests, or the use of audio-visual materials, films or records, shall be confidential and shall not be disclosed except that such records may be disclosed to the extent necessary for the proper operation of such library and shall be disclosed upon request or consent of the user or pursuant to subpoena, court order or where otherwise required by statute.
This applies to all information collected or submitted to the Hepburn Library of Madrid in person or on the website. On some web pages you can request material, register for programs and reserve a computer to use the Internet. The types of personal information collected are:
Library card number
Date/year of birth
Materials currently checked out
Overdue materials (until returned)
Fines paid or waived
State law (referenced above) requires that the Hepburn Library of Madrid delete a materials checkout record once the material is successfully returned to the library. Patrons may, however, exercise their right to retain their checkout history, if desired. Patrons can choose to retain their checkout history by clicking the option for “Keep my checkout history” in the Preferences section of the Personal Information tab of the My Account tool on the NCLS Online Catalog.
3rd Party Services
The Hepburn Library of Madrid, through NCLS, purchases access to services such as online databases and electronic books from third-party vendors for use by library patrons. These third-party vendors are reputable partners and may collect personal information in order to provide certain services to its users. The information you submit may be provided to those third parties so that they can assist us in providing certain services (such as the delivery of eBooks for use on Kindles, or via Kindle apps, through Amazon).
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- Circulation and Interlibrary Loans Policy
- Citizen’s Request for Review of Library Materials
- Community Meeting Room Policy
- Cost of Services Policy
- Disaster Policy
- Display and Exhibits Policy
- Freedom to Read Statement
- Interlibrary NCLS/Due North Loans Policy
- Internet, WiFi, and Computer Use Policy
- Links from the Library’s Website
- Materials and Monetary Donations Policy
- Materials Selection/Acquisitions Development Policy
- Operation Policy
- Patron Behavior Policy
- Patron Confidentiality Policy
- Programming and Event Policy
- Public Employer Health Emergency Plan for Hepburn Library of Madrid
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- Public Relations Policy
- Sexual Harassment Policy
- Social Media Policy
- Strategic and Long Range Plan for Hepburn Library of Madrid
- Tobacco Use Policy
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