We respect the privacy of website visitors to the extent permitted by law. This online privacy statement is intended to inform users of what information is collected by this website and how the information is used.
Use of links to other websites is subject to the privacy statement of the providers of those websites. We encourage users to be aware when leaving this website and to read the privacy statement on each website visited. Often users can tell when they are leaving our website by looking at the URL of the destination site.
Contact us with questions about this site's collection of information or its online privacy statement.
For security purposes and to ensure that the website remains available to all users, we use software to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. We collect non-personal information about a user's Internet connection on this website, including but not limited to:
We use this non-personal information to help manage the website and improve service.
Some sites and applications provided by eLibrary Minnesota record Personally Identifiable Information. We only use this data to provide, improve, and customize services and resources. We use appropriate safeguards to ensure the security, integrity, and privacy of personally identifiable information submitted to our site and periodically update measures with new technologies.
Our data gathering and dissemination are governed by state and federal laws, including the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13. Personally identifiable information is not released to external parties without your consent unless required by law.
When you opt in to Geolocate Me, you will be prompted to allow our website to access your device's location services to show us your device's geographic latitude-longitude coordinates.
We use those coordinates to determine if you are in Minnesota. If you are, we allow access to our service. Once you're allowed access, your use of our service is not tied to your geographic coordinates.
We do not cache geographic coordinates. We do not use geographic coordinates for any other purpose than that described above. We do not keep geographic coordinates for any period of time outside of the purpose described above.
When appropriate, we use encryption technologies, user authentication systems, and access control mechanisms.