Privacy policy

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. 

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.

How we use Google Analytics

The Courthouse Libraries website uses Google Analytics to help us understand how visitors use the site and to improve our web services. The tool uses cookies to collect standard information (including your IP address) about visitors' behavior in an anonymous form and stores this information on Google's servers. Cookies are small text files sent to your computer when your browser visits a website. Read more about How Google Uses Cookies.

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:, customize your Google Display Network ads through Google Ad settings: 


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: