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Privacy Statement

Courthouse Libraries BC respects the privacy of visitors to our website and will keep confidential any requests for information.

How We Use the Information We Collect

If you create a website account we use the information you provide to fulfill your requests for services or information. Personal information will only be used by authorized staff to fulfill the purpose for which it was originally collected, or for a use consistent with that purpose unless you expressly consent otherwise.

When you visit our website it sends your computer one or more cookies (text files placed on your computer) which collect information to personalize your online experience. For example, if you hide our homepage banner your preference is saved by the use of a persistent cookie. If you prefer to refuse cookies you can set your website browser to block them.

Our server logs automatically collect information, such as your IP address, your browser type, and the date and time of your visit, which helps us understand how visitors use our site and recognize trends. We do not use this data to determine your identity unless required to do for law enforcement purposes.

We use Google Analytics to analyze of use of our website. The following statement is mandated by Google Analytics' Terms of Service:

"This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above."

Security

We take appropriate industry standard security measures to help safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access, alteration, or disclosure.

Disclosure of Personal Information

As a public body, we abide by the privacy guidelines set out in the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. We will not sell, rent, or otherwise make available personal information that we have collected about you to outside parties except as authorized by this Act.

If you have any comments or questions about this privacy statement please let us know.

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