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Website Privacy Policy

Orcas Island Library respects the privacy concerns of the users of its Internet Sites ("Sites"), and has created this privacy statement to explain what information we gather from your visit to our Sites, and how such information may be used.

Use of Information

As a general policy no personally identifiable information, such as your name, address, or e-mail address, is automatically collected from your visit to Orcas Island Library Sites. However, certain non-personal information is recorded by the standard operation of Orcas Island Library Internet servers. Information such as the type of browser being used, its operating system, and your IP address is gathered in order to enhance your online experience.

Our Sites' various comment and signup forms, when used, may request that you give us contact information (such as your name, mailing and/or e-mail address) demographic information (such as your age and gender) and profile data (such as your type of business). Personally identifiable information is never sold or leased to any third parties. With your permission, we may use your contact information to send you newsletters and/or information about what we're doing. You may always opt-out of receiving future mailings.

Our Sites may use various order forms for you to request information, products, and services. We collect contact information (such as your name, mailing and/or e-mail address), and when appropriate, financial information (your credit card number) to process your request or purchase. Contact information from an order form is used to fulfill orders, and to provide information about our club to you if requested. The contact information is also used to get in touch with you when necessary regarding your order. Financial information that is collected is used to process your request for products and services, and will not be shared with third parties who are not involved with the transaction. When credit card information is requested we use industry standard, SSL (secure socket layer) encryption.

Orcas Island Library may disclose user information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference (either intentionally or unintentionally) with Orcas Island Library's rights or property, other Orcas Island Library web site users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.

Security

Security for all personally identifiable information is extremely important to us. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, Orcas Island Library cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual's computer hard drive for record keeping purposes. We are currently not using cookies but may use cookies in the future.

Use of IP Addresses

An IP address is a number that's automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet provider whenever you're surfing the Web. When you request pages from Orcas Island Library, our servers log your IP address. Orcas Island Library collects IP addresses for the purposes of system administration, to aggregate information for analysis, and to audit the use of our Site. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, which means that your session will be logged, but you remain anonymous to us. We may use your IP addresses in cooperation with your Internet provider to identify you if we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our Terms of Use or to protect our service, Sites, customers, or others.

Links to Other Sites

Orcas Island Library is not responsible for the content or practices of third party websites that may be linked to our Site. Our Site may also be linked to websites operated by other companies. Visitors to these web sites should refer to each web site's respective privacy policies and practices.

Choice/Opt-Out

Our Site may provide you the opportunity to opt-in to receive communications from us at the point where we request information about you. You always have the option of removing your name from any e-mail list to not receive future communications. In order to ensure immediate removal from any list, it is best to follow the specific instructions outlined within the communications you receive from us. However, if you are unable to complete the process indicated in the communications, then just send us an e-mail at webmaster@orcaslibrary.org with a copy of the undesired e-mail attached to the request and state you wish to be removed from the mailing list.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of our Site, or your dealings with our Site, you can contact:

Orcas Island Library
500 Rose Street
Eastsound, WA 98245
E-mail Address webmaster@orcaslibrary.org

Information provided by you via general e-mail inquiries to Orcas Island Library such as your e-mail address is used only to respond to your inquiries in the ordinary course of business, and is never shared with third parties.

Your Acceptance of These Terms

By using Orcas Island Library Sites, you signify your acceptance of the Orcas Island Library Online Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Orcas Island Library reserves the right to modify, alter or otherwise update this policy at any time, so visitors are encouraged to review this policy from time to time. Your continued use of the Orcas Island Library Sites following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.