The Perth & District Union Public Library maintains an online presence via its
website and presence on social media sites. Through these sites, the library provides
access to quality information, broadens the scope of its services, and engages its
The library maintains a website at www.perthunionlibrary.ca, offering access to the
library's online catalogue and account services; to subscription online resources;
and to information and other websites selected by library staff in accordance with
the Collection Development Policy (E-05). The library is responsible only for the
content of material on its own site and not for any material that users may access
via links on the library site.
Copyright to the library's website is retained by the library. The library is not liable
for any damages, direct or indirect, arising out of the use of the material on the site.
The library does not retain personally identifiable information about users of its
website. When users log in to their library account online to view items out, items
reserved, or loan history, information is stored according to terms outlined in the
Privacy and Confidentiality of Borrower Records Policy (E-17). The library collects
aggregated data relating to use of its website for statistical purposes, including the
IP address of the computer accessing the site. Users who contact the library through
online contact forms understand that any information they include on the form will
be transmitted to the appropriate staff member but will not otherwise be shared.
Features of the library's website, online catalogue, or pages on sites such as
Facebook and Twitter may allow users to engage in shared creation of content
through posting of comments, reviews, photos, etc. Those participating in such
activities, whether library staff or members of the public, are expected to abide by
the terms outlined below.
Those posting content are responsible for determining their comfort level with the
amount of information they disclose, including such factors as name, age, or image.
The library reserves the right to moderate or remove any comments or other
the posting of information that contains copyrighted material; language that is
obscene, libelous, derogatory, abusive, threatening, or harassing; and commercial
promotion or spam.
By posting content, the user agrees to indemnify the library and its officers and
employees from and against all liabilities, judgments, damages and costs (including
attorney's fees) incurred by any of them which arise out of or are related to the
posted content. These sites may not be used for commercial purposes or for
organized political activity.
By using the library website or participating in the library's online forums, users
agree to the terms outlined above. Failure to comply may result in the suspension of