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Online Privacy
The protection of your privacy when visiting this web site is important to the Charleston County Public LIbrary (CCPL). This policy explains the way information is collected and used during your visit to our site.

Information collected on our site
When you visit the Library's web site, we collect and store only information to measure the number of visitors to different areas of our sites to assist us in making our sites more useful to you. This information includes:

  • The address (IP) of your computer or internet provider
  • The date and time you accessed our site
  • The Internet address of the web site that referred you to our site.

Some pages on our site let you make requests for information, sign up for programs and make comments. The types of personal information that may be requested and collected at these pages include:

  • Name
  • Address
  • E-mail address
  • Phone number
  • Library card number (used when accessing your account, databases from home, or requesting materials)
  • Name of branch most often used (used for Summer Reading program registration only)

How this information is used
CCPL will not sell, lease or distribute or disclose your e-mail address, postal address, phone number, borrower records or other personal information for non-library purposes to outside parties unless required by law.

We will never disclose a child's personal information as name, address, etc. without written approval from a parent or legal guardian. In accordance with Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we will only display on our pages a child's first name, last initial, location and/or age on our sites to announce contest winners and display user submitted comments.

Data security at CCPL
CCPL web pages have been secured and safeguarded through electronic and managerial procedures. Our pages are protected using Centurion Guard software, which secures any information input to our pages.

Please use caution when inputting personal information on pages outside of the Library's web site, as we are not responsible for information disclosed on those pages.

If you have any concerns about how your information is used, please send comments through the  Contact Us page.

Reaffirmed by the CCPL Board of Trustees June 2016