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Privacy Policy for GALILEO 2.1

General Principles

As an information provider to institutions and individuals in the state of Georgia, GALILEO adheres to the Code of Ethics of the American Library Association, the Statement of Current Perspective and Preferred Practices for the Selection and Purchase of Electronic Information, and the Privacy Guidelines for Electronic Resources Vendors of the International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC).

  1. Information / data GALILEO collects on consortial groups and individual institutions:

    Contact information for relevant staff (for policy questions, reference service, technical contacts); technical data (IP addresses, etc.);

  2. Information / data GALILEO collects on individual users:

    IP or institutional affiliation via password, platform, server, browser, email address, session ID.

    • Use of that information: Data are collected in order to conduct the business of the GALILEO project and deliver services to participating institutions and their users.
    • Life of that information: Data necessary to document the historical record GALILEO operations and services and for the purposes of accountability (such as aggregate and institutional use statistics) are kept.
    • Access to that information: Non-public information (contract and license information, technical information) is available only to authorized GALILEO and Board of Regents staff. Data on services, content, and use of GALILEO databases are available on the public “About GALILEO” web site.
  3. Information /data GALILEO’s third-party vendors collect (on consortial groups, institutions, and/or individual users). While GALILEO does not control data collected by third-party vendors, its contracts with them may specify constraints on the use, life, and access to such information such that individual users’ data is not shared. However, aggregate data may be used by the vendors for the administration of their business and to document use of their products.

Approved 2/22/02, GALILEO Steering Committee; Distributed 12/7/01