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User Privacy

It is the policy of Mardigian Library that the privacy of all users shall be respected in compliance with federal and state laws and professional standards. The Library will not reveal the identities of individual users or reveal what information sources or services they consult unless required by search warrant or subpoena. This policy applies to all resources regardless of their format or means of delivery as well as to all services offered by the Library.

To aid understanding of the use or value of resources and services the Library may aggregate and retain user data for a reasonable period of time. It will, however, neither collect nor retain information identifying individuals except during the period when and only for the purpose that such record is necessary to furnish a specific service (for example, loaning a book, ordering a report, recording user service preferences, or for internal service evaluation). Data on individuals will not be shared with third parties unless required by law. In Michigan, library records are protected by law: the Library Privacy Act (Act 455 of 1982; 397.601 - 397.606 of the Michigan Compiled Laws). For the Mardigian Library of the University of Michigan-Dearborn, such records include circulation and acquisition records, interlibrary loan transactions, reference queries, and authentication logs for public workstations.

Approved: Library A-Team
May 8, 2003

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