Privacy of Patron Data

Checkout History

The WLS Privacy Policy mandates that the link between patron and checkout is broken upon successful return of the item to the library. WLS allows patrons to exercise the option to retain their checkout history, if desired.

Patrons can choose to retain their checkout history by clicking the option for “Record my checkout history” in the Preferences section of the Personal Information tab of the My Account tool on the WLS Online Catalog.

3rd Party Services

WLS purchases access to services such as online databases and electronic books from third-party vendors for use by library patrons. These third-party vendors are reputable partners and may collect personal information in order to provide certain services to its users. The information you submit to the Library may be provided to those third parties so that they can assist us in providing certain services (such as the delivery of eBooks for use on Kindles, or via Kindle apps, through Amazon).

WLS encourages all patrons and staff to be aware of the privacy policy of any online service they choose to use, including those provided by WLS through third-party vendors.

The chart below outlines online services provided by WLS and/or third-party vendors and the type of data they may retain.

3rd Party Service/Vendor Data Retained Link to Privacy Policy
Westchester Library System Name, address, phone number, email, hold history, fines and fees.
With opt-in: checkout history
Westchester Library System
ABCmouse 4 First name, age, gender, patterns of usage, choice of avatar and customization ABCmouse 4
Ancestry.com (in-library access only) With Opt-in: name, address, phone number, fees Ancestry.com (In-library access only)
Hoopla Name, email, checkout history Hoopla Digital
Learning Express Library Checkout history.
With opt-in: email
Learning Express Library
Library Elf Name, address, phone number, email, hold history, checkout history, fines and fees Library Elf
Library Ideas (Freegal and Freading) With opt-in: email Library Ideas (Freegal and Freading)
Lynda.com Name, email Lynda.com
Morningstar Home Access None Morningstar Home Access
NOVEL Databases None NOVEL Databases
NoveList Plus and NoveList K-8 Plus With opt-in: name, email, booklists NoveList Plus and NoveList K-8 Plus
Oneclick Digital (Recorded Books) Name, checkout history, hold history.
With opt-in:email
OneClick Digital (Recorded Books)
OverDrive With opt-in: email, hold history.
For Amazon devices: name, address, phone number, email, hold history, checkout history
OverDrive
PressReader Name, email
When you submit a request for more information or assistance, PressReader will keep a record of the request and the manner in which it was processed
PressReader
Project Gutenberg None Project Gutenberg
Total Boox Name, email Total Boox
Tumblebooks Opt-in: name, email Tumblebooks
Biblioteca Tumblebooks Opt-in: name, email Biblioteca Tumblebooks
University of Fashion Opt-in: name, email University of Fashion
X-Plain Patient Education None X-Plain Patient Education

This page last modified: January 24, 2017

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