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Online Identity and Privacy: Privacy & Library Resources

A guide to managing your online identity and privacy.

Privacy & Library Resources

Your use of the Library's online services is voluntary. Please note these points for the protection of your privacy:

Chat Reference Service

Although chat services are offered anonymously to protect your privacy, please be advised that information you provide through the instant messaging tool is stored on servers located in the United States, and is subject to US privacy laws. When participating in a chat, remember:

  • don't share any personal information (like your student number, phone number, credit card information)
  • be respectful

Third Party Databases and Tools

When you connect to third party information sources and tools through the Library, we release only information that authenticates you as a member of our community.

Some of the Library's subscribed resources and services offer that you may create an account on the service provider's system to save bookmarks, annotations, searches, etc. We recommend that you familiarize yourself with the privacy policies of any site you visit so that you can make an informed choice about providing any personal information. The University cannot provide assurances as to how external networks collect, use, or disclose your personal information.

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