Website Privacy Policy Statement

Website Privacy Policy Statement

This policy statement discloses the specific privacy practices for East Palestine Memorial Public Library’s website.

Information Collection and Use

East Palestine Memorial public Library is the sole owner of the information collected on this site.  We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement.  The Library collects information from our users at several different points on our website.


East Palestine Memorial Public Library’s website does use cookies.  The cookies that are collected do not collect any personally identifiable information, but are typically used to collect statistics and determine browser capability.  If you are concerned about the use of cookies, the Library suggests you explore your browser’s options to notify you whenever a cookie is set or to disallow cookies altogether.  Users should be made aware, however, that prohibiting the use of cookies may restrict the user’s access to certain types of content or features.

Web Statistics

We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer this site, and gather broad demographic information for reporting purposes.  IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Third-Party Partners

The Library has teamed up with reputable third-part vendors in order to provide certain services to its online users.  In cases when users leave the Library’s site to visit one of its partners’ sites, users are encouraged to become familiar with the privacy statements of each site they visit.


This website contains links to other sites.  Please be aware that the Library does not claim any responsibility for the privacy practices of other such sites.  We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.  This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.


The Library takes every precaution to protect our user information and we have security measures in place in connection with the Library’s website to protect against loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.  The Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN) created the Library’s website and hosts the website on the OPLIN web servers. This insures that all the software is up-to-date and secure.


Our users are given the opportunity to “opt-in” to newsletters, news releases, and overdue/fine notices received by email and certain Library account features which collect circulation data.  If users opt to store circulation data in their accounts, they must first agree to the following disclaimer: “The feature you have selected is associated with personal data in your patron account.  Such data can be accessed by law enforcement personnel without your consent.  Do you wish to continue?”  Users can “opt-in” and “opt-out” at their convenience. 

Correction/Updating Personal Information

If a user’s wishes to change their username, password, or personally identifiable information (such as mailing address or email address), it is the user’s responsibility to provide the Library with the updated information or to request the deletion of information from the Library’s database.  Users can submit information changes by logging into the “My Account” link on the Library’s website.  Users must contact the Library directly in order to request to be removed from the Library’s database.

Policy Changes

Changes may occasionally be made to this Website Privacy Policy as new services and content are added to the site or to reflect changes in the Library’s policies.  Visitors to the Library’s website are encouraged to check this document periodically to stay informed of the current Library privacy guidelines.

Acceptance of Terms

By using the Library’s website, you signify your acceptance of this Website Privacy Policy.  If you do not agree to this policy, please do not access the Library’s sites via the Internet.  Your continued use of any Library site following the posting of changes to these terms will indicate your acceptance of those changes.