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Privacy Policy

Kewanee Public Library District

Website Use & Privacy Policy

The Kewanee Public Library District (“Library”) website was developed for the purpose of providing useful information for the Library’s patrons, residents, local businesses, and others interested in the operations of the Library. The use of the Library’s website is offered to users conditioned on acceptance of the terms, conditions, and notices contained in this policy, without modification or exception. By accessing, viewing, and using this website, users accept these terms and conditions. Furthermore, use of the website indicates users’ understanding and intent to comply with, and agreement to be bound by, these terms and conditions. The Library reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time for any reason, and a user’s continued use of this website following any modifications will be deemed an acceptance of any such modifications.


The Library is committed to protecting website users’ privacy by keeping personally identifiable information confidential. The Illinois Library Records Confidentiality Act (“Act”) protects a patron’s circulation and registration records from disclosure. 75 ILCS 70/1, et seq.

Information Collected

Whenever a user visits the Library’s website, certain information is gathered and stored automatically. This information does not generally identify the user personally.

Information that is automatically collected and stored includes:

  • the Internet domain and IP address from which the Library’s website was accessed;
  • the type of browser and operating system used to access the Library’s website;
  • the date and time the Library’s website was accessed
  • the number of times users attempt to log in to the Library’s website
  • the number of searched initiated on the Library’s website; and
  • the pages visited upon accessing the Library’s website.

This automatically collected information, if used, is only used internally for technical troubleshooting, to improve usability of the Library’s website, and to record aggregate statistics.

Web Forms and E-mail

If a user initiates a reference inquiry, or otherwise submits confidential information that constitutes circulation or registration records to the Library via the Library’s website, the protected information contained in such an inquiry or another online form is considered part of the borrower account and protected accordingly. Online suggestions or other general email to the Library which do not constitute records protected under the Act may be considered public information subject to release in accordance with public records laws such as the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140/1, et seq.


The use of the Library website may, from time to time, require the use of cookies. Cookies are small text files that populate onto a computer by a website that a user visits. Cookies are used for many purposes, including making websites more personal and accessible by tracking a user’s navigation habits. The Library does not collect personal information through the use of cookies.

Third-Party Links

From time to time, there may be links to third-party websites posted on the Library’s website. These third-party websites are not under the Library’s control, but are owned and maintained by persons or entities other than the Library. The Library does not assume any responsibility for any information, communications, or materials available at such linked websites, or at any link contained on those third-party websites. The Library does not intend these third-party links to be referrals or endorsements of the linked entities or information by the Library, and are provided for convenience only. The Library recommends that users consult the privacy policies of any linked third-party websites upon visiting those websites.



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