Cedar Mill Community Library Association Privacy Statement
Approved by the CMCLA Board March 19, 2019
Our commitment to your privacy and confidentiality
The Cedar Mill Community Library Association (CMCLA) including its Libraries, Resale Shop and Association take steps to protect the privacy and confidentiality of your library records and other personally identifiable information we collect. Our commitment to your privacy and confidentiality is based in the ethics of librarianship and protected by state law. According to the American Library Association Code of Ethics, “[w]e protect each library user’s right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired or transmitted.” In addition, state law (ORS 192.502(23)) protects your library records from disclosure if a member of the public or the media requests them. Library records include your circulation records, your name together with your address or telephone number, and your email address.
By choosing to submit your name, email address, mailing address or phone number in order to receive library services (such as registering for a library card, requests for assistance via email, submitting Program Proposals or Purchase Requests, or being added to an email list), you are consenting to give us your personally identifiable information. We will keep this information confidential and will not sell, license or disclose it to any third party, except those parties WCCLS has contracted with, or except as required by law. For information about the ways third parties may use or disclose your information, see below.
Third Party Services
- Beanstack for reading program services such as Summer Reading
- Credo Reference for research using over 600 reference ebooks
- eTapestry for secure online fundraising management
- Google Analytics and CrazyEgg for web traffic analysis
- MailChimp for email newsletters
- Volgistics for volunteer services management
Illegal activity is prohibited and not protected
Library users may conduct only legal activity while using library resources and services. Nothing in this policy prevents Cedar Mill & Bethany Libraries from exercising our right to protect our facilities, network and equipment from harm, or prevent the use of our libraries’ services or equipment for illegal purposes. The library can electronically log activity to monitor its public computers and external access to its network and reserves the right to review such logs when a violation of law or our policy is suspected. Staff is authorized to take immediate action to protect the security of library patrons, staff, facilities, computers and the network. This includes contacting law enforcement authorities and providing information that may identify the individual(s) suspected of a violation, or to report suspected child abuse or neglect under Oregon’s mandatory reporting law (ORS 419B).