48  Library Privacy Statements and Policies EMORY UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES Policy on the Collection, Use, and Disclosure of Personal Information http://web.library.emory.edu/privacy-policy/personal-information.html Policy on the Collection, Use, and Disclosure of Personal Information (Rev. 23 August 2013) Introduction Emory University Libraries recognize the importance of freedom of speech and of personal privacy of students, faculty, and other users of the libraries' materials. We endeavor to ensure the privacy of our users' communications, whether by face-to-face, telephone, email or other electronic means. Use of library facilities whether in person or via computer may produce personally identifiable information (information which can be directly or indirectly tied to a specific person). Access to personally identifiable information is restricted to Library staff who need it to conduct Library business Personally identifiable information is never used for commercial purposes and is never revealed to a third party except as required and authorized by policy, law or to comply with a subpoena or court order only with the consent and advice of the University's Legal Counsel. The Library is supported in these practices by national, state and local laws, as well as by University policies. Except as required by law, users of Library systems and services are informed whenever personally identifiable information other than transactional information will be collected and stored automatically by the system or service. The Libraries retains personally identifiable information only so long as it is required for operational purposes. The Library does not routinely inspect, monitor, or disclose records of electronic transactions for other than Library business purposes. The Libraries and University Policies prohibit employees and others from seeking out, using or disclosing such information without authorization, and requires employees to take necessary precautions to protect the confidentiality of personally identifiable information encountered in the performance of their duties or otherwise. Library Web Sites In the course of providing you with Web-based services, The Library collects and stores certain information automatically through our Web sites. We use this information on an aggregate basis to maintain, enhance or add functionality to our Web-based services. It includes: 1 2. Robert W. Woodruff Library
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