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Copyright

All content created by the VCU Libraries faculty and staff on the VCU Libraries website is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. Other materials found on this website, such as photographs, trademarks, logos, etc., may be copyrighted by their sources or may be in the public domain. If you have questions, contact us.

Copyright restrictions: The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of copies and other reproductions of copyrighted material. Any individual who uses a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use" may be liable for copyright infringement. This includes printouts from full text databases and electronic journals. In some instances the library has agreed to finite terms and conditions in regard to the use and distribution of electronic resources. Signed copies of these agreements are located in the VCU Libraries Acquisitions Department and may be reviewed by contacting us through the link at the bottom of this statement.

VCU Copyright Guidelines

Privacy Statement

VCU Libraries is committed to protecting the privacy of our Website visitors. We do not collect any personal information such as name, telephone number, address, VCUCard number, etc. unless you provide it to us voluntarily when conducting an online transaction on the VCU Libraries Website. We do collect non-personal information from each visitor to the VCU Libraries Website to allow us to manage the Website.

Personal Information Collected

When you choose to provide personal information to us to conduct an online transaction, we use it only for the purpose of conducting the specific online transaction that you requested. For each online transaction, we require only the minimum amount of personal information required to process your request. Examples personal information that may be required to process an online transaction include:

  • name
  • academic status (faculty, graduate, etc)
  • email address
  • telephone number
  • postal address
  • VCUCard number
  • credit card number

We do not give, share, sell or transfer any personal information to a third party unless required to do so by law. If you do not want any personal information collected, please do not submit it to us; however, without this information we will be unable to process your online transaction. If you want to review or correct personal information you previously submitted, please contact us.

Non-Personal Information Collected

We collect non-personal information from every visitor to the VCU Libraries Website. For example, to track the number of computers used to visit our site and to identify our most popular pages we collect the Internet Protocol address - a series of distinct numbers that identify your computer. Other examples of this type of information include the:

  • browser type and version and the operating system you are using,
  • domain name of the Website or internet service provider and referral site from which you linked to our site
  • geographical location of the network used for accessing the VCU Libraries Website, and
  • time and date of access.

We use this non-personal information primarily in a statistical summary type format to assess site content and server performance.

Use of Cookies

We use non-persistent cookies to deliver to you a number of services, and discard the cookies as soon as you close your web browser.

In addition, some of the databases to which the VCU Libraries subscribes use cookies to save the information that you input while progressing through a search. If your browser is not configured to "accept" cookies, you will still be able to access the information on our Website, but you may not be able to perform online searches in all of our databases.

AddThis

VCU Libraries uses AddThis in order to provide a way for you to share our content with others. AddThis uses a persistent cookie to store non-Personally Identifiable Information that is used to deliver targeted advertising on other websites you may visit. For more information on the privacy policy and practices of AddThis visit http://www.addthis.com/privacy.

To opt-out of the collection of data by AddThis visit http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out.

Google Analytics

VCU Libraries uses Google Analytics to analyze web visitor statistics and improve web services for site users. Google Analytics uses a persistent cookie to gather non-Personally Identifiable information such as Network Location; Hostname; web pages requested; referring web page; browser used; screen resolution; and date and time.

You may opt out of Google Analytics by turning off cookies in your browser preferences or installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Links

For your convenience, our site provides links to other sites. However, VCU Libraries is not responsible for the privacy practices, security, or the content of the web sites to which we link, nor does the VCU Libraries endorse commercial providers or their products. Please familiarize yourself with the privacy and security information for sites to which you link.

Security

The VCU Libraries site has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of information under our control.

Comments or Review

If you have questions about this privacy statement or the practices of the VCU Libraries Website or if you choose to review or correct any of your personal information you previously submitted, please contact us.

Terms of Use

User comments and posts

We encourage your comments across our websites. Postings that include sensitive data, confidential information, profanity, personal attacks, solicitation and/or promotion of any goods and/or services or other inappropriate material will be removed. We will take steps to block users who violate these posting standards.

You are fully responsible for the content that you share. Postings or comments made by individuals do not necessary reflect the views or opinions of VCU or VCU Libraries.

VCU Guidelines

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