The Okanagan Regional Library’s legal authority to collect personal information flows from the Library Act and section 26 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Any personal information collected, used, or disclosed by the Library is in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. (FOIPPA)
Examples of personal information are name, age, home address, phone number, email address, IP address, identification numbers, reading choices, etc. Personal information does not include work contact information.
When the Library collects personal information, staff will advise why it is collected, and the legal authority for doing so. The Executive Director acts as the Library’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Officer.
The following are some examples of purposes for which the Library may collect personal information:
The Library will only use personal information for the purposes for which it was originally collected, and in a manner consistent with those purposes.
The Library does not sell or rent personal information. Personal information is disclosed only in accordance with FOIPPA or as otherwise required by law.
From ORL Board Policy and Regulations, approved by the Board May 18, 2011