Protecting the privacy of library users is important. This policy statement explains how Randall Library operates with regard to various privacy issues. The library is bound by federal law, state law and professional ethics to ensure open access to information. The confidentiality of library use extends to your encounters with library personnel. Librarians and staff treat all requests in a serious and professional manner.
Personally Identifiable Information:
The library's computer system is designed to collect only that information needed to conduct regular library business, and to retain it only as long as necessary. We do not share this information with outside parties except as required by law.
The library does not maintain a log of who uses public workstations. Randall Library is not responsible for the privacy practices of websites accessed from the public workstations.
The library receives usage statistics from most of its licensed databases, some of which report the IP address of the workstation used for access. No attempt is made to identify individuals using the databases. As soon as usage statistics are compiled, detailed statistics are discarded.
The library also complies with the UNCW Information Technology Services Division policy for Responsible Use of Electronic Resources.
Last Update: March 12, 2010