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Privacy and cookie policy

Like most website operators, Harford County Public Library and its app developer, Communico, collects non-personally- identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Our purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how our visitors use our websites.

From time to time, Harford County Public Library may release and share non- personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website. Harford County Public Library also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. We do not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Harford County Public Library’s websites choose to interact with Harford County Public Library in ways that require Harford County Public Library to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Harford County Public Library gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who use our forums to provide a username and email address. In each case, Harford County Public Library collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with the website platform. Harford County Public Library does not disclose personally- identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally- identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Harford County Public Library may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Harford County Public Library may reveal how many downloads a particular version got, or say which plugins are most popular based on checks from api.communico.co, a web service used by Harford County Public Library installations to check for new versions of Harford County Public Library and plugins. However, Harford County Public Library does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally - Identifying Information

Harford County Public Library discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Harford County Public Library’s behalf or to provide services available at Harford County Public Library’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Harford County Public Library’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Harford County Public Library will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, Harford County Public Library discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Harford County Public Library believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Communico, third parties, or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Harford County Public Library website and have supplied your email address, Harford County Public Library may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Harford County Public Library and our products. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Harford County Public Library takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Harford County Public Library uses cookies to help Harford County Public Library identify and track visitors, their usage of Harford County Public Library website, and their website access preferences. Harford County Public Library visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Harford County Public Library’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Harford County Public Library’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Harford County Public Library may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Harford County Public Library’s sole discretion. Harford County Public Library encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.