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Privacy Policy

Confidentiality of User Records

It is the policy of the Cushwa-Leighton Library to protect each Library user's right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired, or transmitted. Accordingly, the Library will not disclose such information except in accordance with proper judicial order and with permission of the designated administrative officer(s) of the College.

Library Website Privacy Policy

The Cushwa-Leighton Library does not share personal information of anyone visiting this Web site. The Library catalog uses cookies during catalog search sessions. Cookies allow the browser to store information required by the server. The library proxy server, which allows off-campus access to licensed databases, stores login name, password and choices the user has made on a temporary basis to provide appropriate information to the current session and generate statistics on resources used.

If you do not want to receive cookies, you can set your browser to disable cookies. You will still be able to use the web site, but you may be unable to use cookie-dependent features such as the proxy server, the catalog, or our licensed databases.

The Cushwa-Leighton Library web site uses Google Analytics to analyze web site traffic. When you visit the web site, Google Analytics may store some or all of the following information: the Internet address (IP address) from which you access the web site, date and time, the Internet address of the web site from which you linked to our site, the name of the file or words you searched, items clicked on a page, and the browser and operating system used. This information is used to measure the number of visitors to the various sections of our site and identify system performance or problem areas. We also use this information to analyze patterns of usage and to make the site more useful. However, this information is not used for associating search terms or patterns of site navigation with individual users, and no personal information is collected in this process. For more information about Google Analytics, please consult Google’s privacy policy: http://www.google.com/privacy.html


Material in this policy is adapted from policies of the following libraries:

Beloit College Library: http://www.beloit.edu/library/Library%20policies.htm#Privacy

Kalamazoo College Upjohn Library: http://www.kalamazoocollege.org/is/library/policies/confidentiality.html

Wellesley College Library: http://www.wellesley.edu/Library/Policies/libweb_privacy.html

National Library of Medicine: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/privacy.html