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We invite you to contact us if you have questions about this policy.
Mildred F. Sawyer Library
73 Tremont St Boston, MA 02108
ATTENTION: Kathi Maio, Acting Director
This policy is valid until 1 Jan, 2020 at 12:00:00 EST.
P3P policies declare the data they
collect in groups (also referred to as "statements"). This
policy contains 3 data groups. The data practices of each group
will be explained separately.
We collect the following information:
This data will be used for the following purposes:
This data will be used by ourselves and our agents.
The data in this group has been marked as non-identifiable. This
means that there is no reasonable way for the site to identify
the individual person this data was collected from.
The following explanation is provided for why this data is collected:
Our Web Server(s) record standard http logfile data
according to the version and type of Web Server in use.
Typically we use Apache web servers and the standard log
file formats that are available with that software. The data
is only used internally within our organization to track
such information as the number of visitors, the sources of
visitors, the pages visited, the referral sites, the search
terms used to find our site and other such information as is
available using such packages as webalyzer (web site log
file analyzer and reporting software)
We collect answers to
questions of the online surveys. Users can opt-in to provide
their email address, which is strictly used to contact the
user for subsequent follow-up surveys. We also request their
Postal/Zip code, provided by users on an opt-in basis. This
information is used to determine their proximity to the
organization that the survey is about. The users are also
capable (although they are not asked or required to do so)
of providing other details in a comments section of the
online surveys. We keep all potentially personal information
in tables that are separate from the survey data. We protect
the email addresses from use by anyone except ourselves, and
strictly for the purposes of sending follow-up email
reminders -- as was the choice of the user when they
opted-in for this service, by providing their email address.
Cookies are a technology which can be used to provide you
with tailored information from a Web site. A cookie is an
element of data that a Web site can send to your browser, which
may then store it on your system. You can set your browser to
notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to
decide whether to accept it.
We do not make use of HTTP cookies.
P3P compact policies are a form of a P3P
policy which summarizes what the policy says about cookies.
no compact policy form of this policy.
any group in the policy. This data element is found under "Dynamic data".
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 will evaluate this
policy's compact policy whenever it is used with a cookie. The
actions IE will take depend on what privacy level the user has
selected in their browser (Low, Medium, Medium High, or High;
the default is Medium. In addition, IE will examine whether the
cookie's policy is considered satisfactory or unsatisfactory,
whether the cookie is a session cookie or a persistent cookie,
and whether the cookie is used in a first-party or third-party
context. This section will attempt to evaluate this policy's
compact policy against Microsoft's stated behavior for IE6.
Note: this evaluation is currently experimental and should not be
considered a substitute for testing with a real Web browser.
Satisfactory policy: this compact policy is considered satisfactory
according to the rules defined by Internet Explorer 6. IE6 will accept cookies
accompanied by this policy under the High, Medium High, Medium, Low, and Accept
All Cookies settings.