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What information do we collect from you?
Very little of the information we collect is personal to you. Registration requires basic identifying information, which may include name, date of birth, address, and email.
When you report a problem with our website or services, we may collect contact information along with a description of your problem.
We collect much of the information listed above directly from you when you submit it on our sites. This includes information such as registration information, contact information, user submissions, and public postings. If you do not want to share your information, you can choose not to participate in a particular service or activity.
We do track website analytics. Web analytics track Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and the number of clicks. We utilize this information to analyze trends, administer our website, track website navigation in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
Indirect Collection – Social Networking
Use of Live Chat
The State Library of Kansas includes a live chat feature so that Kansans can reach out to Libraians for assistance. When a staff member is not available to respond to your chat, your information may be shared via email within the agency.
You may be asked to provide information such as your first and last name, date of birth, or email address so that staff can assist with answering your requests. We will never ask for, nor should you ever provide, specific personal such as your full Social Security number or any kind of payment information. Chat message histories will be stored and secured consistent with industry standard practices.
How do we use your information?
Our main goal in collecting information is to improve the Sites and provide you with the best possible experience on the Sites.
We may also use your personal information to:
• Enable you to participate in online services.
• Make our products, services and sites better.
• Compile, analyze and do research on our user demographics and behavior.
• We use location data only to provide and improve our service.
Who is collecting information?
Only the State Library of Kansas and its service providers and contractors will have access to your personal account information. When you are on our sites and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with the Library and our service providers and contractors. If you do not want your data to be shared, you can choose not to allow the transfer by not using that particular service.
Links to other websites
Children’s Personal Information
We recognize the particular importance of protecting privacy where children are involved. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information online from children under the age of 13. If a child under the age of 13 has provided us with personally identifiable information online, we ask that a parent or guardian contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What else should I know about my privacy?
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose information online, that information may be accessible to other customers and users. Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you are online.
If you need further assistance, please send an email with your questions or comments to:
Communications Coordinator, State Library of Kansas, 300 SW 10th St, Rm 312-N, Topeka KS 66612. Email: Wulf.Roby@ks.gov or call 785-296-3689.