The BC Libraries Cooperative (“The Co-op”) is sensitive to privacy issues on the Internet. We believe it is important you know how we treat the information about you that we receive on the Internet.
In general, no personal information is collected when you visit the Co-op’s public website. Our Web servers do collect your domain name and IP address. This information is aggregated to measure the number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages viewed, etc. The Co-op uses this information to measure site use and to improve the content of our site. The Co-op owns and stores the data that is generated on its secure web server. The collected data will not be shared with any other party for any other purpose.
The Co-op may collect the following information to assist us with improving the website:
- The pages accessed on our site and links you clicked on
- The date and time you visited the site
- If you use our search tool, the search terms you used
- The referring site (if any) through which you arrived at this site
- Your operating system (e.g. Windows XP, Mac OS X)
- The type of web browser you use (e.g. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox)
IP addresses are anonymized so that they cannot be used to identify individuals. Our web analytics will also respect any “do not track” setting you might have set on your browser.
Our website may use persistent cookies which are stored in your browser after you log into the site. This allows you to be logged back in on the next visit.
When you post a comment on our blog, we ask you for your name and e-mail address. We collect your e-mail in the event we need to contact you about your comment. Your personal information (name, comment, and email address) will be stored on the Co-op’s secure server.
The Co-op also utilizes Twitter, a public, third-party social media provider. Personal information that you might provide to Twitter is not hosted on our server. We recommend that our Twitter followers familiarize themselves with the social media provider’s terms of service and privacy policies.
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