Hunter library is committed to maintaining the confidentiality and security of your personal information related to your use of library resources and services. Hunter library only requires you to provide personal information when that information is necessary to enable the library service or staff to provide you with the requested service.
Hunter Library uses Google Analytics to collect data on how its users use its web site. More information on how Google collects and uses this data is available at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en
In order to obtain access to our resources when not inside our library, we ask users to identify themselves and their library affiliation by logging into our systems. Information collected may include:
Hunter Library considers your user data (any of the information we collect listed above) to be confidential personal information. Access to your personal information which is maintained in the Hunter Library system is restricted by password control to authorized staff of Hunter Library and the Western North Carolina Library Network.
The data we collect is used by our staff to identify the library affiliation and eligibility of patrons to use the library resources. It may be anonymized and aggregated for reporting purposes.
Most online databases available through library are operated by third-party vendors through license agreements with Hunter Library. We do not automatically transfer your personal information to these third-party vendors. However, some vendors may collect data through “opt-in” processes over which the library has no control.
Privacy of library records in North Carolina is governed by NC Statute 125.19 (http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bysection/chapter_125/gs_125-19.html ) Western Carolina University and Hunter Library will not provide or disclose your personal information to any individuals or organizations other than Western Carolina University staff members performing their job duties, except as required by law.
Users must comply with established institutional and library policies and with the law while using Hunter Library resources and services. Nothing in this statement prevents Hunter Library from performing its duties in relation to: compliance with and enforcement of established University or library rules or policies; compliance with legal obligations; protection of the library facilities, network and equipment from harm; or prevention of the use of the facilities and equipment for illegal purposes. Hunter Library reserves the right to electronically monitor its public computers and network, and/or reveal a user’s identity to institutional authorities as it deems appropriate pursuant to the policies of Western Carolina University, the laws of the State of North Carolina, and the laws of the United States of America. Staff members are authorized to take immediate action to protect the security of data, facilities, computers, and the network.