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Privacy Statement

It is the practice of Bullitt County Public Library (BCPL) to respect and protect the privacy of all users in compliance with federal and state laws and the policies of Bullitt County Public Library. To the extent possible, BCPL also conforms to relevant professional standards, such as those enumerated by the American Library Association.

Bullitt County Public Library occasionally collects information from and about users and their interactions with BCPL services for the purposes of providing or improving those services. However, the collection and retention of personally identifiable information is kept to a minimum. Personally identifiable information is

1. Secured and protected;
2. Absolutely not made available for commercial purposes;
3. Only shared with third parties as needed to provide Library services or as required by law, in which cases we advocate for the implementation of comprehensive security and privacy measures; and
4. Safely discarded or anonymized as soon as it is practical or when it is no longer required for operational purposes.

All personally identifiable information connected to an individual's use of BCPL's services is considered confidential. This information includes, but is not limited to, address and other registration information; financial tranactions with the Library; informational questions asked; and searches, displays, and downloads of content managed by BCPL. This information, however, may be consulted and used by BCPL staff in the course of carrying out Library business. Staff are prohibited from disclosing this personally identifiable information or seeking out said information except as required to perform their duties.

 Protecting privacy is a shared responsibility. In order to keep their own information secure, Library patrons should be aware that:

1. When BCPL services require user identifiers and passwords, it is the user’s responsbility to use them responsibly and to protect them from misuse by others. Users should not share passwords with any third parties. If a user’s password has been compromised for any reason, it should be changed immediately.

2. The Library’s web services may link to internet sites and services outside the administrative domain of the library. BCPL does not govern the privacy practices of these external sites, although when the Library contracts with vendors for access to online content and services, every attempt is made to include user information protections in the license agreement. Users should read the privacy statements at these sites to determine their practices. 

For further details about the confidentiality of patron record and Library security measures, please see our Confidentiality, Open Records, and Open Meetings Policy and the Information Security Policy. Questions about Library policies and practices may be directed to Library Director Joe Schweiss at joe@bcplib.org.

last updated 5/17/16