Privacy Policy

Josephine Louise Public Library – Walden, New York (“JLPL”) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the JLPL Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the JLPL website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

JLPL collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address and name.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by JLPL. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by JLPL for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the JLPL Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through JLPL public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: JLPL does not read any of your private online communications.

JLPL encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from JLPL so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. JLPL is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the JLPL and JLPL family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

JLPL collects and uses your personal information to operate the JLPL Web site and deliver the services you have requested. JLPL also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from JLPL and its affiliates. JLPL may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

JLPL does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

JLPL does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

JLPL Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on JLPL or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property ofJLPL; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of JLPL, or the public.

Use of Cookies

JLPL Web site use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize JLPL pages, or register with JLPL site or services, a cookie helps JLPL to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same JLPL Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the JLPL features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the JLPL services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

JLPL secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. JLPL secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. 

Changes to this Statement

JLPL will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. JLPL encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how JLPL is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Josephine Louise Public Library – Walden, New York welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Josephine Louise Public Library – Walden, New York has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Josephine Louise Public Library – Walden, New York at We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.