66  Library Privacy Statements and Policies SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES Privacy Policy https://library.syr.edu/policy/privacy-policy.pdf Page 2 Libraries Privacy Policy (Version 2.0) Updated October 4, 2013 “Business Transactions” are agreements between individuals or institutions and the Libraries that may have federal or state income tax, trust, or estate implications. New York State Law New York State law (N.Y. C.P.L.R. § 4509), which outlines the confidentiality of patron records, says in substantive part: Library records, which contain names or other personally identifying details regarding the users of college and university shall be confidential and shall not be disclosed except that such records may be disclosed to the extent necessary for the proper operation of such library and shall be disclosed upon request or consent of the user or pursuant to subpoena, court order or where otherwise required by statute. “Library records” include information related to: » circulation of library materials » computer database searches » interlibrary loan transactions » reference queries » requests for photocopies of library materials » title reserve requests or » the use of audio-visual materials, films or records. The Libraries and their staff comply with New York’s law concerning the confidentiality of patron records. Details on Libraries’ Information Gathering The Libraries perform many functions for the University community. This section provides details about the Libraries’ information gathering practices with respect to each service the Libraries provide to patrons. 1. Browsing the Libraries website: The Libraries collect and store certain information automatically when people browse the Libraries’ website. This information includes: o Internet domain (e.g., .edu for educational accounts, .com for commercial accounts) o IP address o type of browser and operating system used o date and time of access o pages visited and o referring URL.
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