60  Library Privacy Statements and Policies UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND LIBRARIES Privacy Information https://www.lib.umd.edu/about/privacy-info Home / About / Privacy Information Privacy Information Introduction The UMD Libraries respects the privacy of library users in accordance with the American Library Association's document Privacy: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights "Users have the right to be informed what policies and procedures govern the amount and retention of personally identifiable information, why that information is necessary for the library, and what the user can do to maintain his or her privacy." Although the University of Maryland Libraries make every effort to protect the privacy of user circulation records (including books and Internet searches), the Libraries and the Division of Information Technology (DIT) with respect to the use of public Libraries work stations may be obligated to release such information to law enforcement agents in response to a search warrant or subpoena, such as those issued in accordance with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, 50 U.S.C. 1861, as amended by the USA PATRIOT Act (Public Law 107-56). That law prohibits library staff from informing you that it received such a request. Information We Collect and How it is Used The user information collected by the Libraries is necessary to provide the requested library services (e.g. book or article delivery), to transfer a reference query to a third party, to comply with license agreements to limit certain electronic resources to the UMD community, and to evaluate and assess our chat and email reference services. Individual server use is not made public. The following services may require the patron to submit personal information: Aleph - online catalog e-mail / web forms (e.g., Ask a Librarian ) and off-campus access to restricted resources (e.g., licensed databases accessed through Database Finder, interlibrary loan). Three categories of personal information are collected: Data that are automatically collected due to Information Technology systems include your browser type, and the domain and Internet Protocol (IP) address from which and to which you are connecting the source and destination network ports the date and time of your visit to the site, and the number of bytes transmitted. URLs are not captured. OIT retains login/logout data for up to 8 weeks and Internet transaction data for up to 4 weeks. Data that are collected at the user's request to customize library services Today: McKeldin 08:00AM - 10:00PM UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
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