The Metronet Website Privacy Statement

Metronet created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website: <http://www.metrolibraries.net/>.

The primary goal of the website is to support Metronet's program areas: continuing education & career development, professional issues, collaboration among library types, best practices, innovation, advocacy, career development, and resource sharing.

For security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, our website also employs software to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

Metronet reserves the right to change this statement at any time by posting revisions on the Metronet website.

Server Logs

We store only the following:

  • the Internet address from which you access the Internet
  • the date and time you access our site
  • the Internet address of the web site from which you direct-linked to our site
  • the webpages you visit
  • the browser you use to access our site

This information is used to assess the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, identify what information is of most and least interest, determine technical design specifications, monitor system performance, and help us make our site more useful to visitors.

Cookies

Cookies are a standard Internet technology that enables websites to both store and retrieve login information on a user's system. Cookies cannot be used to identify individuals, only machines. We may use cookies to save password information for online courses or session identity for database access. In the future we may add other interactive or database-driven features that require the use of cookies.

Links to Other Sites

This site contains links to other sites. Metronet is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such websites.

Online Forms

Our order, feedback, and course registration forms ask visitors for contact information (like their E-mail address and or phone number) and demographic information (workplace type). The visitors' contact information is used to contact visitors when necessary, such as to respond to questions or other comments you send to our site. Your name and identifying information including your e-mail address will be not be supplied to any outside parties.

Surveys

Our public online surveys are anonymous and are used to improve our site and better serve our patrons. Demographic information is collected, but we do not ask for any personally identifying information.

Blogs and Wikis

Our online blog discussions and TWiki collaboration areas are available to registered users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

Mailing List

Metronet has one public announce-only mailing list: metronet-announce. Only those people who have requested to be on this list are included. If you would like to be removed from this list, please use the unsubscribe link appended to the end of every E-mail message. We will not contact you unless you ask to be added to our mailing list or submit a question or comment about our site or services.