Privacy of Patron Data


July 3, 2019 Virus Outbreak Statement – Updated

January 2019 Virus Outbreak Statement

Checkout History

The WLS Privacy Policy calls for the link between patron and checkout be 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
Hoopla Name, email, checkout history Hoopla Digital
Kanopy Streaming Video Browser and location data. With opt-in: Name, institution name, email address, password, and other information Kanopy Streaming Video
Library Ideas (Freading) With opt-in: email Library Ideas (Freading)
LibraryPass (Comics Plus) email LibraryPass
LinkedIn Learning Name, email and/or mobile number, password LinkedIn
NOVEL Databases None NOVEL Databases
OverDrive Lending history, holds, reading progress, bookmarks, highlights, notes, and online activity OverDrive
Project Gutenberg None Project Gutenberg
Tumblebooks Opt-in: name, email Tumblebooks None
Biblioteca Tumblebooks Opt-in: name, email Biblioteca Tumblebooks
University of Fashion Opt-in: name, email University of Fashion
X-Plain Patient Education Opt-in: name, email, address, phone number X-Plain Patient Education

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