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Terms & Conditions

Patrons are liable for the opinions expressed and the accuracy of the information contained in the content they submit. The library assumes no responsibility for such content.

The library reserves the right not to post submitted content or to remove patron-generated content for any reason, including but not limited to:

  • content that is profane, obscene, or pornographic
  • content that is abusive, discriminatory or hateful on account of race, national origin, religion, age
  • gender, disability, or sexual orientation
  • content that contains threats, personal attacks, or harassment
  • content that contains solicitations or advertisements
  • content that is invasive of another person’s privacy
  • content that is unrelated to the discussion or venue in which it is posted
  • content that is in violation of the library’s Code of Conduct or any other library policy

By submitting patron-generated content, patrons warrant they are the sole authors or that they have obtained all necessary permission associated with copyrights and trademarks to submit such content.

The library respects the intellectual property rights of others and requires those that visit this Site and use the library ’s network to do the same. The library may, in appropriate circumstances and at our discretion, remove or disable access to material on this Site or the library ’s network that infringes upon the copyright rights of others.

The library also may, at our discretion, remove or disable links or references to an online location that contains infringing material or infringing activity. In the event that any visitors to this Site or users of the library ’s network repeatedly infringe on others' copyrights, the library may, in its sole discretion, terminate those individuals' rights to use this Site or the library ’s network.

If you believe that your work has been used on the library ’s Site or network in any manner that constitutes copyright infringement, please notify the library ’s copyright agent by written notice. The notice should include the following information:

  • An electronic or physical signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright allegedly infringed;
  • A description of the copyrighted work you claim has been infringed, including a copy of the copyrighted work or the web page address where the copyrighted work may be found;
  • Identification of the location on the Site of the material you claim has been infringed, or the link or reference to another website that contains the material you claim has been infringed;
  • Your name, address, telephone number and email address;
  • A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use of the material at issue is not authorized by the copyright owner, the agent of the copyright owner or the law; and
  • A statement by you that the information in this notification is accurate and a statement, under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner of the material allegedly infringed or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.

The Arlington Heights Memorial Library is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of its online users. The library is supported in protecting the privacy of its users by national and state-level laws, as well as the library's policy 4.001, Privacy and Confidentiality of Patron-Identifiable Records.

Type of Information Collected

Where it is necessary for the library to identify users, it is our goal to gather only the minimum information necessary and to retain that information for only as long as it is needed to complete a particular transaction. This can include IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, and referring web site addresses. Additionally, personally identifiable information may be transmitted in connection with other activities, services, or resources made available on our site.

How the Information Is Used

The information is used by the library for the operation of a service, to maintain quality of a service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of web sites. Any personally identifiable information provided to the library is maintained by and accessible only to the library unless the library explicitly states otherwise. The Arlington Heights Memorial Library does not sell, rent, lease, or otherwise provide its customer lists to third parties.

Although your privacy is very important to us, we may be forced to disclose information to the government or third parties where necessary to comply with law. In addition, in the unlikely event that we need to investigate or resolve problems or inquiries associated with the operation of the library, we may find it necessary to disclose information to parties outside of the library, such as law enforcement or other government officials.

Third-Party Web Sites

The library web site contains links to web sites and resources owned and operated by third parties, including databases and electronic journals, which the library has licensed for the use of patrons. While every attempt is made to include user information protections in license agreements with these third parties, your use of these web sites and resources is not governed by this Privacy Statement. We recommend that you review the privacy policies of any web site that you visit.


The library has taken reasonable measures to safeguard the integrity of its data and prevent unauthorized access to information we maintain. Steps include, but are not limited to, authentication, monitoring, and auditing. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation and day-to-day practices of the entire operating environment. These measures are intended to prevent corruption of data, block unknown or unauthorized access to our systems and information, and to provide reasonable protection of private information in our possession. For example, information required when making credit card payments using Ecommerce, is encrypted and transmitted via secure connection to the library's payment center. No security measures, however, can guarantee complete security from unauthorized "hackers."


A "cookie" is information that a web site can place on a computer's hard drive to collect information about the user. A cookie records an individual's preferences in using a certain web site. The Arlington Heights Memorial Library does not use any persistent cookies to collect permanent information. The library may use nonpersistent cookies in applications that keep track of a user's session. Nonpersistent cookies are only necessary to maintain session information and are temporary. They are invalidated once a user's session is completed.

Acceptance of Terms

Using the library's web site signifies your acceptance of this Privacy Statement.

March 1, 2006

The library offers various venues in which patrons can contribute content that is accessible to the public. These include, but are not limited to, blogs, reviews, forums, and social tagging on the library's website and catalog. Any instance in which a patron posts written or recorded content to any of the library's venues that are accessible to the public is considered "patron-generated content" and is subject to this policy.

By contributing patron-generated content, patrons grant the library an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual right and license to use, copy, modify, display, archive, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works based upon that content.

By submitting patron-generated content, patrons warrant they are the sole authors or that they have obtained all necessary permission associated with copyrights and trademarks to submit such content.

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