Secure Patron Information
My Library Rewards™ has only one mission: To connect library patrons to local businesses that support the local library. My Library Rewards™ will not sell, trade, or rent Users’ personal identification information to others.
Gathered Visitor Information
My Library Rewards™ only collects data from a registered user over thirteen (13) years old. This data includes e-mail address, gender, library card number, ZIP Code, birth year, chosen password, and specific libraries where a user chooses to receive reward points.
During a checkout at a participating library, the patron card number and the item barcode number(s) are sent to our server in order to assign a points value, based on the item type(s) and page count(s) (if applicable). Item details including title and ISBN may also be sent to our server. No personal information is collected.
In common with other websites, log files are stored on the web server saving details such as the visitor's IP address, browser type, referring page, and time of visit. Cookies may be used to remember visitor preferences when interacting with the website.
My Library Rewards™ uses IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. Additionally for systems administration, detecting usage patterns and troubleshooting purposes, our web servers automatically log standard access information including browser type, access times, URL requested, and referral URL. This information is not shared with third parties and is used only within our company on a need-to-know basis. Any individually identifiable information related to this data will never be used in any way different to that stated above without your explicit permission.
The information is used to enhance the visitor’s experience when using the website to display personalized content and advertising. E-mail addresses will not be sold, rented or leased to third parties. E-mail notifications may be sent to inform you of updates to our services.
Cookies are small digital signature files that are stored by your web browser that allow your preferences to be recorded when visiting the website. They may also be used to track your return visits to the website.
A parent or guardian of a patron under the age of thirteen (13) may add only the minor’s library card number to their existing My Library Rewards™ account in order to accumulate points as a family. No personal information is collected from additional barcodes added to a parent or guardian’s account.
Congress enacted the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) in 1998. COPPA required the Federal Trade Commission to issue and enforce regulations concerning children’s online privacy. The primary goal of COPPA is to place parents in control over what information is collected from their young children online. The Rule was designed to protect children under age thirteen (13) while accounting for the dynamic nature of the Internet. The Rule applies to operators of commercial websites and online services (including mobile apps) directed to children under thirteen (13) that collect, use, or disclose personal information from children, and operators of general audience websites or online services with actual knowledge that they are collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from children under thirteen (13). The Rule also applies to websites or online services that have actual knowledge that they are collecting personal information directly from users of another website or online service directed to children.
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