Privacy Policy-Ask a Librarian

Privacy Policy

For Ask a Librarian Delaware

Librarians who provide service for Ask a Librarian Delaware treat our customers with respect and confidentiality. We observe applicable laws, policies and professional codes of conduct. If you use abusive language or deliberately waste librarian effort in a way that denies service to others, we will end the session.

  • We protect the privacy of your question. However, people who make threats or use offensive language forfeit their privacy.
  • Threats are taken seriously. If you tell us that you plan to do something illegal, you can expect there to be serious consequences.
  • We contact schools and internet service providers to report violations.

Email and other electronic communications should not be viewed as absolutely confidential; however, this service strives to protect this information to the fullest extent possible. Transcripts of sessions are kept at the OCLC QuestionPoint secure server and used for analysis only. In keeping with library policy, customer information is considered confidential and accessible only by designated library staff.

When logging into the service you are asked to provide certain identifying information. If you check the box labeled anonymous, no personally identifying information about you will be revealed.

Email addresses are not required to use the service, but when available are used to send you a transcript of your session or to follow-up on a particular question that could not be answered in the live chat. We do not sell, share, or otherwise provide customer email addresses to third parties.

For more information regarding privacy, please see software provider QuestionPoint’s Terms of Service.