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Privacy Policy

Last Updated August 17, 2020

The West Chester Public Library (WCPL) is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to its website. We only ask visitors to our sites to provide their e-mail address, postal address and/or telephone number if it is needed to assist in answering inquiries, providing information, participating in a contest, or shipping requested materials and products. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices.

Sharing of Information: In accordance with the WCPL Confidentiality Policy, we will not sell, lease, or otherwise distribute or disclose your e-mail address, postal address, phone number, borrower records or other personal information to non-library affiliate partners unless required by law.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act: We will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone younger than 13 years of age. If a user submitting their postal address, e-mail address or telephone number is suspected of being younger than 13 years of age, the Library will delete this information from our records in accordance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). We will never disclose a child's personal information such as full name, address, etc. ("information that would facilitate or enable the physical or online locating and contacting of a specific individual") without written approval from a parent or legal guardian. In accordance with Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) we will only display on our sites a child's first name, last initial, and/or age on our sites to announce contest winners and display user submitted comments.

Statistical tracking: When you visit our website, we collect information using third-party software (such as Google Analytics) to measure various factors of our visitors’ usage of different areas of our sites, to assist us in making our sites more useful to you.
Cookies: Some of WCPL's electronic resources take advantage of locally stored information (cookies) for access. These resources do not capture any personal information (such as email / passwords). Personal/local computer browser settings control allowance and deletion of cookies on your machine. The computers available for public use in-person at WCPL remove cookies / temporary files when a browser session is closed and when the computer is rebooted.

External Links/Other Organizations: Some WCPL web sites/pages contain links to external sites not maintained by WCPL. The WCPL cannot be responsible for your privacy when you disclose information to outside websites. It is your responsibility to protect your personal information.


Updates: From time to time, we may use visitor information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices do change, we will post the policy changes on our site to notify you of these new uses. If you have any concerns about how your information is used, please contact the West Chester Public Library Director.

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