Privacy Statement

Our Commitment to Privacy

Our commitment to privacy

Protecting your privacy is very important to the Clermont County Public Library. This notice explains the steps we have taken and what your choices are in this effort. We make this notice easy to find on our website and everywhere we request information from you.

Confidentiality of Library Records

We support the laws of Ohio, which tell us that most library records are confidential and are protected. We will not make any information about you or your use of library services or materials available to anyone or any group except:

For designated borrowers...

Designated borrowers are individuals age 18 or older, that you list as someone who may have access to your library record. You must authorize designated borrowers by filling out and signing a designated borrowers form at any branch library. For children under 18 years of age, only their parents, legal guardians, or legal custodians can access their information without permission or authorize designated borrowers for their children.

To what information do these rules apply?

All information you supply to the library, whether in person in one of our buildings or online, would be covered by these guidelines. This might include items such as:

  • Name, address, city, state, zip code and e-mail address;
  • Home, cell and/or work phone number;
  • Library card number;
  • Date of birth, gender;
  • Special notes and/or comments, including choice of username and password for account access;
  • Preferences to receive or not receive special event notifications;
  • Name of school, grade and permission to contact school;
  • Records of your library account, including materials you have borrowed or requested in the past;
  • Other communications between you and the library.

We NEVER sell your information

We do not sell information collected at our libraries or on our website to outside parties. We use return e-mail addresses to answer the e-mail we receive and to confirm online program registrations. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not sold to outside parties.

Our commitment to your security

We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures in an effort to safeguard and secure the information we collect to prevent unauthorized access, to maintain data security and to ensure the correct use of information. We cannot, however, guarantee information we collect would never be accessed by unauthorized users.

This statement of privacy does not apply to e-mail and other electronic communications that you send and receive outside of this library via the Internet. On the Internet, there is no reasonable expectation of privacy.

Outside websites

The library's website includes links to outside sites. Those sites, and any other you may choose to go to, may have different privacy statements and the library's Privacy Statement does not apply. The Clermont County Public Library is not responsible for protecting personal information gathered by outside websites.

Our commitment to children's privacy

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important to us. We urge that parents supervise their children's use of the Internet, especially when a child wishes to give out personal information online. As a further guide, parents may wish to refer to Child Safety on the Information Highway and SafeTeen.com which are produced by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Let us answer your questions

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please contact library administration at 513-732-2736 or send an email to info@clermontlibrary.org.