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Privacy Policy

Online Privacy Policy of Ohio County Public Library

As a user of the website, operated by Ohio County Public Library ("OCPL" or "Library"), we value your privacy. This Privacy Policy explains what information we collect from you and why. By using our website, downloading our mobile applications, or using our online resources (collectively referred to as "Services"), you agree to this policy and to the collection of and use of information in relation with this policy. 

The Library is committed to reasonably and lawfully protecting the information provided by and collected from you in connection with the functions, facilities, products, and services offered through the Library's Services. The Personal Information that we collect for users (each, a "User") are used for providing and improving the Services. We will not intentionally use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

Information Collection and Use

Personally Identifiable Information ("PII" or "Personal Information") is collected to provide Users a better experience while using our Services. Users can always decline to supply Personal Information, however, should a User choose to withhold requested PII, We may not be able to provide the online services dependent upon the collection of that information.

The information we collect will be used to contact you (ex.: subscribing to an e-newsletter or answers to questions submitted online) or identify you (ex.: authentication of your library card number for online services).

Examples of Personal Information the OCPL collects include:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • E-mail Address
  • Library card number and PIN

Log Data

We want to inform you that whenever you visit our Services, we collect information that your browser sends to us that is called Log Data. This anonymous information is used for systems administration to collect statistics, troubleshoot problems, and improve our Services.

This Log Data may include information such as:

  • your computer’s Internet Protocol ("IP") address
  • kind of browser or electronic device that you use
  • the time and date of your visit
  • pages of our Services that you visit
  • the time spent on those pages and other statistics


Cookies are files with small amount of data that are commonly used as an anonymous unique identifier. These are sent from a server to your browser from the website that you visit and are stored on your computer’s hard drive. The cookie, which is unique to your browser, allows the server to "remember" specific information about your visit while you are connected. The cookie makes it easier for you to use the dynamic features of a website.

Our website uses these “cookies” to collect information and to improve our Services. You have the option to either accept or refuse these cookies and know when a cookie is being sent to your computer. If you choose to refuse our cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Services.

Service Providers

The Library may employ third-party service provider companies and technologies due to help deliver some of the OCPL's online services to Users. Third-party providers are used for the following reasons:

  • to facilitate our Services;
  • to provide the Services on our behalf;
  • to perform Services-related services; or
  • to assist us in analyzing how our Services are used.

We want to inform our Users of our Services that these third parties have access to your Personal Information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.


We value your trust in providing us your Personal Information, thus we strive to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction. However, no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Links to Other Sites

Our Services may contain links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Note that these external sites are not operated by us. Therefore, we strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of these websites. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance 

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Online Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, we advise you to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Online Privacy Policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately after they are posted on this page. 

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Online Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us.


Regardless of any provision of this policy to the contrary, the implementation and maintenance of this policy is in no way intended to create, recognize, or accept any legal duty on the part of the Ohio County Public Library that does otherwise exist.

- Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Ohio County Public Library: August 14, 2019.


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