- TERMS & CONDITIONS
- ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
- USE OF SOFTWARE POLICY
- STATEMENT OF COMPLIANCE & ACCESSIBILITY
- DMCA TAKEDOWN POLICY
Effective date: June 30, 2023
LibraryPass, Inc. (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the LibraryPass and Comics Plus® websites, and the LibraryPass mobile applications (the “Service”).
Because many users of the Service are under the age of 13, this policy also presents how and what information LibraryPass collects from children who are under 13 years old.
This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.
- Service: Service means the comicsplus.app website, library.librarypass.com website, the LibraryPass mobile applications and any and all websites and apps operated by LibraryPass, Inc.
- Personal Data
Personal Data is information that can be used on its own to identify a specific person. For example, Personal Data can be a full name, home address, email address, phone number, or login details. It is data about a living individual who can be identified from such information (or from those and other information either in our possession or likely to come into our possession).
- Usage Data
Usage Data is data collected automatically either generated by the use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).
Cookies are small data file identifiers that are transferred to your device or web browser. They allow LibraryPass to recognize your device or web browser when you visit or use the Services.
- Data Controller
- Data Processors (or Service Providers)
Data Processor (or Service Provider) means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Data Controller. We may use the services of various Service Providers in order to process your data more effectively.
- Data Subject (or User)
Data Subject is any living individual who is using our Service and is the subject of Personal Data.
Information Collection And Use
You can use most of the Services without submitting much information to LibraryPass. A valid library card or school ID is all you need to use most of the Services.
We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.
Types of Data Collected
While using our Service we ask only for a valid email address. In certain circumstances, we do not require even this, i.e,. Google SAML, SIP2, or other single-sign service instances. We do not collect names, age, gender or any personal data.
We may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Service or when you access the Service by or through a mobile device (“Usage Data”).
This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
When you access the Service by or through a mobile device, this Usage Data may include information such as the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser you use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
Tracking & Cookies Data
Cookies are files with small amounts of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.
Examples of Cookies we use:
- Session or Required Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service. LibraryPass:
uses first party cookies (i.e. cookies set directly by LibraryPass to your device) that are strictly necessary. These are essential cookies that let you move around the Services and use their features. Without these cookies, core functionality cannot be provided. You cannot object to these cookies as otherwise the Services cannot be provided.
- Preference and Reliability Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings. These cookies allow us to monitor and improve the Service’s performance and reliability. They alert LibraryPass when the Service is not performing at expected levels. These cookies also help us understand user behavior within the Services, such as which features of the Services are most popular. This information helps LibraryPass design a better experience.
- Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.
Use of Data
LibraryPass uses the collected data for various purposes:
- To provide and maintain our Service;
- To notify you about changes to our Service;
- To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so;
- To provide customer support;
- To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our Service;
- To monitor the usage of our Service;
- To detect, prevent and address technical issues;
- Determining your library card authentication status;
- Detecting your web browser language;
- Displaying your indicated font preference;
- Keeping you logged in as you navigate related webpages; and
- Determining how many active installations of Services exist
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a data protection law that went into effect on 25 May 2018. It applies to all organizations that collect and/or process personal data of individuals located in the European Union.
The GDPR applies to LibraryPass because we serve library patrons and students in the EU. LibraryPass is committed to GDPR compliance.
LibraryPass functions as the Controller of personal data because we determine the purposes and means of data processing for data collected by our Service. We do not request any personal data, such as an email address. Other personal data, such as a cookie identifier or device identifier, may be collected by our Service during a user’s interaction with the Service. LibraryPass determines the purpose and legal basis for such data being collected by its Service. It is important to recognize that LibraryPass’ Services are designed to collect and process the minimal personal data necessary to provide the Services to the user.
Additionally, as required of Controllers by GDPR, users can contact LibraryPass directly to exercise their rights to personal data access, rectification, portability, objection, and erasure (see below for more information). LibraryPass will respond to all requests within the GDPR-required 30-day timeframe.
LibraryPass’ servers are located in the United States. As the US-EU Privacy Shield Framework has been declared invalid by the European Court of Justice, LibraryPass has adopted Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) to safeguard international data transfers, including transfers of personal data from the EU, Switzerland, and the UK, to the US. Please note that we do not request or require any personal data for your use of the Services.
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. LibraryPass aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data. If you wish to be informed what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:
- The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you. Whenever made possible, you can access, update or request deletion of your Personal Data directly within your account settings section. If you are unable to perform these actions yourself, please contact us to assist you.
- The right of rectification. You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.
- The right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data.
- The right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information.
- The right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of the information we have on you in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format.
- The right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where LibraryPass relied on your consent to process your personal information.
Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.
You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).
LibraryPass will continue to monitor and evaluate GDPR compliance guidance supplied by regulatory bodies and others, and may adjust its GDPR compliance efforts if necessary. If you have questions regarding this GDPR page, or about LibraryPass’ GDPR compliance, please email email@example.com.
Retention of Data
LibraryPass will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.
LibraryPass will de-identify and remove all account data for any non-renewing account that requires us to do so.
Transfer Of Data
Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to the United States and process it there.
Disclosure Of Data
- Disclosure for Law Enforcement: Under certain circumstances, LibraryPass may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).
- Legal Requirements: LibraryPass may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
- To comply with a legal obligation;
- To protect and defend the rights or property of LibraryPass, Inc;
- To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service;
- To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public; and
- To protect against legal liability.
Security Of Data
We take commercially reasonable security measures to protect against unauthorized access to, or modification or alteration of, the personal information you provide to LibraryPass.
We do this through, among other methods, the use of passwords, firewalls, internal reviews of our data collection process, encryption technologies and other physical security measures to guard against any unauthorized disclosure of your personal information.
Despite these measures, we recognize that third parties may unlawfully obtain access to this information and therefore do not guarantee that your information will always remain private. In the event we discover or are notified of a security breach where personal information is at risk, to the extent you have provided personal information sufficient to contact you, we will notify you as soon as reasonably possible in the manner and time periods required by law.
Further, if you have reason to believe that a third party has gained unauthorized access to your information, please contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Do Not Track” Signals
We do not support Do Not Track (“DNT”). Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked.
You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.
These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
Links to Other Sites
The Federal Trade Commission’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) requires us to inform parents about how we collect, use, and disclose Personal Information from children.
Under COPPA, “Personal Information” is defined as individually identifiable information, and includes: full name (first and last); a home or other physical address including street name and city or town; online contact information such as an email address or screen name; a phone number; a Social Security number; a photograph, video or audio file containing a child’s image or voice; a persistent identifier that can be used to recognize a child over time and across different websites or online services; geolocation information sufficient to identify street name and name of city or town; or information collected that is combined with the individually identifiable information listed above.
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone – including those under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children have provided us with Personal Data, please immediately contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we will take immediate steps to remove that information from our servers.
LibraryPass Services are intended only for students and patrons of either a K12 or Public Library. As such, students and patrons have access to the Services through various authentication methods that may require them to enter a library card or student ID number to access the Service. Our request for such identification is solely for the purpose of validating the status of the identification number. We do not request, access, or retrieve any additional information. All information, including identification numbers, is protected from unauthorized disclosure.
LibraryPass may also collect information about a child’s online activity, digital content selections, interactions with digital content such as bookmarks, as well as IP address, device type, unique device data such as device ID, and operating system.
LibraryPass collects information through active participation of the child and passively through the use of “cookies” and similar technologies.
LibraryPass collects information from a child in order to:
(i). Support the internal operations of the Services, including but not limited to support for: activities necessary to maintain or analyze the Services, network communications, user authentication of users or personalization of content, activities necessary to perform authorized school or educational purposes, and security of users;
(ii). Determine the child’s current geographic location so that we may provide localized content and Services;
(iii) Comply with the requirements of our publisher and library partners;
(iv). Integrate with additional service providers for use of the Services;
(v). Personalize our Services to better reflect particular interests and preferences; and
(vi). Generally improve the user experience.
What if a child shares information with others while using the Services?
Parents may email email@example.com to inquire if their child has submitted Personal Information to LibraryPass and to request the review, correction, and/or removal of any such Personal Information from our system.
If you are a teacher or administrator at an educational institution using the school Services, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the review, correction, and/or removal of a student’s Personal Information, and we will facilitate your access to and correction of such Personal Information promptly upon your request.
Parents and guardians are encouraged to monitor their child’s digital content checkouts from their public library.
In the event of a change of control (i.e. sale of sale or merger of LibraryPass, Inc.) the successor entity will be subject to these same privacy commitments.