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 that you provide to us through the use of our websites and domains, or through other third party websites and software, 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.
Courthouse Libraries BC sends emails in accordance with Canada’s anti-spam laws.
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.
How we use Google Analytics
Courthouse Libraries BC will not (and will not allow any third party to) use Google Analytics to collect personally identifiable information of visitors to our site. Google will use the anonymous information collected for the purpose of tracking your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. For further information, you can refer to the Terms of Service of Google Analytics.
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. However, you can also choose to decline cookies from Google Analytics by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser.
Disclosure of Google Analytics features
We have enabled Google Analytics features: Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting.
This allows our Google Analytics to collect data about the demographics of visitors to our site (i.e. age, gender, interests). This data is non-personally identifiable and is used for statistical purposes only. This means we cannot connect any information to you, and we won’t try to.
You can opt-out of having your data used by Google Analytics, by using Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptoutAlso, customize your Google Display Network ads through Google Ad settings: https://www.google.ca/settings/ads
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: