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PRIVACY POLICY

Visitors to the Skowhegan Free Public Library website are important to us. https://www.skowhegan.lib.me.us/ collects only the information needed to create an efficient electronic gateway for public information.

Collection of Information

https://www.skowhegan.lib.me.us/ automatically collects some information when you look or search through our web pages. It is collected for statistical purposes only. We use the information to make our site easier to use. We do not use it to identify you personally. The information collected includes the following:

  • The date and time of your visit.

  • Information about your browser type and operating system.

  • The parts of our website you visited.

  • The Internet address of your computer and the site that sent you to us.

  • If you used a search page to find us, the search terms you entered.

https://www.skowhegan.lib.me.us/ does not ever automatically collect information like your name, address, e-mail address, or phone number. Be aware that in order to complete some services you may need to provide personal information. Supplying this information is voluntary. We do not use or place spyware on your computer.

We may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, and methods used to browse away from the page.

When you conduct a transaction on our website, as part of the process, we collect personal information you give us such as your name, address, and email address. Your personal information will be used for the specific reasons stated above only.

E-mail

E-mail sent to the Skowhegan Free Public Library may be stored for a time. This will allow us to respond to the request, forward it to the appropriate agency, or provide valuable feedback to help improve the website.

Online Forms

Any information you supply during the completion of an online form will be considered voluntary. This information will be treated the same as any provided in person during a visit to the library.

Cookies

https://www.skowhegan.lib.me.us/ uses cookies for certain types of online services. Cookies are small text files set by a website stored by your web browser and sent back to the website when you visit again. Cookies also store information provided by you and facilitate complex and customized services. Your browser’s "help" feature will tell you how to disable cookies. Cookies allow you to take advantage of many online services. We advise you to set your web browser to use them.

Cookies allow us to make complex online services easier for you to use. We use them to save you the trouble of retyping information already provided. We also use them to track your progress while a transaction is in process. When used this way, the cookie is deleted when you leave the website.

Cookies also allow us to provide customized services. In these cases, without storing sensitive data, a cookie is permanently stored on your web browser that lets you view web pages customized by you on earlier visits and provides us statistics about repeat visits.

Public Disclosure

Unless specifically protected under federal or state law, any information provided may be inspected by the public or disclosed. Please refer to 1 MRSA Chapter 13 for more information on public records and under what circumstances it is released.

Contact Information

To offer comments about the Skowhegan Free Public Library website or this Privacy Statement, contact us at skowtech@skowhegan.lib.me.us.

Privacy policy updates

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it. 

How do you store, use, share and disclose your site visitors' personal information?

 

Our company is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com provides us with the online platform that allows us to connect to our patrons. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases, and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall.  

 

All direct payment gateways offered by Wix.com and used by our company adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.

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