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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management supports privacy as an essential element of intellectual and academic freedom.

In the course of providing library services, such as lending materials, interlibrary borrowing, and reference services, the Library acquires personally identifiable information about you, including your name, university ID, and items borrowed.

It is our goal to gather the minimum personal information necessary and to retain that information for the shortest amount of time required to complete transactions or provide service.

Information is sometimes kept for longer periods to allow for follow-up and enhance library services for our users.

Access to personal information is restricted to authorized library staff who need it to conduct library business.

Personal information is never used for commercial purposes and it will not be revealed to any third party except by such process, order, or subpoena authorized by law.

The Library is supported in this goal by national, state, and local laws, as well as through University of California and UCSF policies.

The Library adheres to all UCSF, UC Libraries, and UC privacy policies, as well as California and Federal privacy legislation.

Library websites link to Internet sites and services outside the administrative domain of the Library. The privacy practices of external websites are not governed by the UCSF Library. Although the Library makes every attempt to include user information protections in the license agreements, you should read the privacy statements at these sites to determine their practices. The Library does not provide vendors with personal user information.

If you have questions about this privacy statement, please contact us.

Adopted: March 2004