Virginia Tech has created this privacy statement in order demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for this web site. This privacy statement applies to these library websites:
These sites use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our site.
These sites record the browser type to monitor market penetration of various web browsers so we can better determine the Internet technologies we may utilize in the design of our pages.
These sites use page referrer data—that is, information about the page that linked you to this page—to determine to what extent our page is referenced by other resources on the Web.
Addison logs search terms. We review these terms as an aggregate; we do not associate search terms with individuals. Logged search terms cannot be associated with patrons' circulation activity.
Logged data may be used to preserve the integrity of our computing resources.
Library web sites collect personal information, including name, address, phone number and Hokie Passport or library card number, when patrons fill out forms to request services such as recalling books, searching missing books, requesting an interlibrary loan, appealing fines, or putting an item on reserve.
Most form data is kept only until the service is completed, e.g. when a searched item is found and held at Circulation. Reserve forms are kept for the entire reserve period. We do not share any personal information with any third parties nor do we use any personal information for any purposes beyond those stated here.
Patron data in Addison is regularly updated with files from the Bursar's office, but patrons can update personal information at any time by logging into My Library Account.
This site contains links to other Virginia Tech pages. The privacy practices of other pages may vary with the purposes of the page. Consult the privacy statement on each page.
Our Ask a Librarian service is hosted by a third-party website; email addresses and questions are stored on this site for 13 months. Access to this data is restricted and is used for statistical purposes and to improve the answers provided through the service.
This site contains links to other sites. Virginia Tech is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.
Sessions are only used when patrons log in to My Library Account or Off Campus Sign In. Each session lasts until the browser is closed or 30 minutes of inactivity have lapsed. The session information used by this site is deleted when your browser is closed.
This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Log file access is restricted to system administrators while stored on the server. Log files are rotated regularly and archived in a secure location.
User and password information is encrypted before it is transmitted across the network.
Users should also consult Virginia Tech's policy on Acceptable Use.
Virginia Tech complies with all statutory and legal requirements with respect to access to information.
The University Libraries keep a record of materials checked out to you for the duration of the check out period. Typically, materials that are returned on time and undamaged are then removed from your account; no record is kept of any materials you have checked out in the past. You can choose to opt-in to the My Reading History service which store a record of items you have checked out starting after your opt-in. You may remove individual items from the Reading History or turn it off at any time. Items in your Reading History may be subject to examination by law enforcement authorities with a subpoena and without your permission.
Items with overdue fines or that are damaged remain on your account until the fine or replacement costs are paid, or a successful appeal removes them from your account.
You may choose to save searches for future use or as an alerting service as part of My Library Account. Saved Searches may be subject to examination by law enforcement authorities with a subpoena and without your permission.
You may save lists of materials to My Library Account. My Lists may be subject to examination by law enforcement authorities with a subpoena and without your permission.
The University Libraries provide access to public computers in Newman and the branches. These stations are available for anyone to use; generic accounts are provided for users without a PID or who do not wish to login with their PID. All browser activity is logged, including computer number, sites browsed, and time used. Each public computer has software to reset any configuration changes at each reboot; any files downloaded will be removed by this software at reboot.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, you can contact Robert Sebek, University Libraries Webmaster.
Concerns about your library account should be directed to the circulation desk of your preferred branch library.