Matamata Piako Libraries Privacy Statement
We collect your details to keep you informed about our services and programmes including news, author talks, and events.
Your details are securely stored by our database service provider (Sirsi-Dynix Software) and are only made available to members of the Matamata-Piako District Council.
The internet offers the chance to collect information about site users. This information can be personally identifiable information or aggregated information. However, your privacy is important to us at the Matamata Piako District Council and we want to be sure that you understand the terms and conditions relating to the way in which we collect information and the use of that information.
The information we collect
The Matamata Piako Libraries operate the following website: matamatapiakolibraries.co.nz
As part of our operations we may gather certain types of information about the users of our sites:
Personally Identifiable Information (PII): is provided by you (or someone authorised by you or your organisation) when you register for library services. Examples of these services could include email newsletters or events, reminder notices, change of address details. Providing this information will always be optional for you. Some services may not be available to you if you choose not to provide it.
You can manage your email preferences by logging into your dashboard.
Aggregated Data (AD): this information is generated by our systems as they track traffic through our sites. This information does not identify you personally and is not linked to the personally identifiable information that you may have provided. This function varies from library to library. Please check with your library what information they collect.
Who we share this information with:
What else we do with personally identifiable information
We have collected this information to provide the best possible service to you while you are visiting our sites. To this end we may use the information that you provide for the following purposes:
What about cookies?
A cookie is a small file that resides on your computer and is recognised by our server when you visit our sites. A cookie does not provide us with any personally identifiable information. It does provide details of your IP address, the computer platform that you use (eg Mac or Windows), the browser that you use (eg Microsoft Explorer or Netscape) and what domain you are accessing our sites from.
1. Track traffic patterns to our site
2. Ensure that the most relevant content is being shown
3. Allow you to enter certain site member services without having to log in each time you visit.
What about third-party cookies?
Third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimise, and serve ads on the internet based on someone's past visits to our website.
Personally identifiable information is not stored by us or any third-parties.
What about our advertisers and business partners?
Opting in and opting out
You have the option to 'opt in' to certain services and to 'opt out' of those services at any stage. This means you may change your mind at any stage about participating in any of our services.
Can we change this policy?
Your right to access our information