The policy of the Archbold Community Library is to respect the privacy of all web site visitors to the extent permitted by law. This online privacy statement is intended to inform you of the ways in which this web site collects information, the uses to which that information will be put, and the ways in which we will protect any information you choose to provide us.
The Library does not sell, lease, or otherwise distribute or disclose patron name, email address, postal address, telephone number, or other personal information to outside parties. Personally identifiable information from these activities is not released to external parties without your consent unless required by law.
There are three types of information that this site may collect during your visit: web visit logs, cookies, and information voluntarily provided by you.
Web Visit Logs
Web sites routinely collect and store information from online visitors to help manage those sites and improve service. This information includes:
- the address (IP) of the patron's computer or Internet provider
- the date and time the patron accessed our site
- the pages that are accessed and how patrons navigate the site
- the Internet address of the web site that referred the patron to the Library's site
Web site data is separate from individual library account data. The Library cannot look up patron library records to determine what web sites were visited. This site makes no attempt to identify individual visitors from this information.
Information Voluntarily Provided by You
In the course of using this web site, you may choose to provide us with information to help us serve your needs. For example, you may send us electronic mail through a webform to request information, place a reservation, register for a library program, or to complete an online application to borrow materials. Any personally identifiable information you send us will be used only for the purpose indicated.
Requests for information will be directed to the appropriate staff to respond to the request, and may be recorded to help us update our site to better respond to similar requests. We will not sell, exchange or otherwise distribute your personally identifiable information without your consent, except to the extent required by law. We do not retain the information longer than necessary for normal operations.