Our Commitment to Privacy
Protecting your privacy is very important to the library. This privacy statement explains the steps we have taken and what your choices are in this effort.
To What Information Do These Rules Apply?
These rules apply to any Confidential Personal Information you submit to the library as defined by the Ohio Revised Code Chapter 1347.
Confidentiality of Library Records
We support the laws of Ohio, which tell us that most library records are confidential and are protected. We will not make any information about you or your use of library services or materials available to anyone or any group except:
If there’s a subpoena, search warrant or a court order…
We will provide information to law enforcement personnel if presented with a court order, search warrant or subpoena. If a court order, search warrant or subpoena is issued, before complying, the library will consult legal counsel to assure the document is in proper form.
If it’s an emergency situation…
Special circumstances, such as emergencies involving public health/safety, may require an immediate decision. In such cases, the Director, Deputy Director or other designated staff member will be contacted, and legal counsel will be consulted when possible.
If a parent/guardian wants information…
The laws of Ohio require a library to provide information about a minor child to her/his parent, guardian or custodian.
If we are working to provide you better service…
The library works with outside parties to help provide services to our patrons. Any data shared with outside parties must follow the rules in our Security Policy.
We Never Sell Your Information
We do not sell information we collect about you to any outside parties.
Our Commitment to Your Security
We have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures in an effort to safeguard and secure the information we collect to prevent unauthorized access, to maintain data security, and to ensure the correct use of information. We cannot, however, guarantee that information we collect would never be accessed by unauthorized users. If a data breach does occur we have specific measures in place to notify any affected individuals. You can contact the library to request a copy of our Security Policy and Incident Response Plan that describe these measures in detail.
Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important to us. We urge that parents supervise their children’s use of the Internet, especially when a child wishes to give out personal information online. Parents may wish to refer to Child Safety on the Information Highway, which is produced by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, as a further guide.
Privacy & the BPL Website
The Bexley Public Library website is provided for information purposes only.
- Bexley Public Library collects no personal information from website visitors.
- Bexley Public Library uses Google Analytics to track general use, but does not track or permanently record information about individuals and their visits.
While the information contained within the website is periodically updated, no guarantee is given that the information provided in the website is correct, complete, and up-to-date. Through the website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of Bexley Public Library. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.
All users of the website agree to hold Bexley Public Library harmless from any and all claims, losses, damages, obligations or liabilities, directly or indirectly relating to the website and/or the networked information available via the website, caused thereby or arising therefrom. In no event shall Bexley Public Library have any liability for lost profits or for indirect, special, punitive, or consequential damages or any liability to any third party, even if Bexley Public Library is advised of the possibility of such damages.
Bexley Public Library provides a Live Chat feature available through a reputable third party software. Bexley Public Library does not govern this third party and is not responsible for the privacy practices of this party. When questions of a confidential nature arise, including account and contact information, patrons are encouraged to call into the library rather than to use the chat feature. Chat transcripts are saved on a password-protected account for up to 30 days, after which they will be deleted. If you would like for your chat transcript to be deleted immediately following your interaction with the library staff member, please let us know during your chat interaction.
Let Us Answer Your Questions
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please contact the library.