Privacy Policy

Last modified: April 3, 2012


At the Friends of the Mountain View Library we recognize that privacy is important. This Privacy Policy applies to this website and the services we offer through it.


We do not sell, rent, or give away personal contact information, including email addresses, to anyone.


1. How We Collect Information

We may collect information in various ways:


User Communications: When you send us email or letters we may retain those messages. When you sign up for our mailing list, we keep your address. When you call us we may retain notes on the conversation.


Purchases/Payments: When you make an online payment to the Friends, including donations, we may retain that transaction information.


Cookies: When you visit our website we may set cookies (small text files) in your computer that uniquely identify your browser. These cookies are used to track site usage in the aggregate and do not contain your name or email address.


Log Files: Your browser sends information to a server when you visit a website. Like most websites, our servers automatically record that information.


2. What Information Is Collected

We may retain any information that you provide to us in user communications or online payments. However, we do not collect or retain credit card or bank account numbers.


When you visit this website you will generally be considered to be anonymous unless you specifically contact us or make a payment.


Cookies may include information that uniquely identifies your browser. Server logs may include details such as your browser type, your Internet Protocol address, your web request, cookies that uniquely identify your browser, and similar information.


3. How Information Is Used

We do not sell, rent, or give away personal contact information, including e-mail addresses, to anyone. We will use the information that you supply to us in order to respond to emails, letters, phone calls, online payments and for our normal operations. We use cookies and server logs with analytics software and services to get an aggregate view of where people came from and which pages they visited.


The information we collect is used to improve the content of our website, shared with agents or contractors who assist in providing support for our internal operations, used by us to contact visitors, and disclosed when legally required to do so, at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation, to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our website and applicable laws or to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our website.


We may share aggregated, non-personal information with third parties. Such information does not identify you individually.


4. How Information Is Secured

Our online payment processor (PayPal) does not provide your credit card or bank account number to us. We ask our volunteers to take reasonable precautions to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.


5. Links To Third Party Web Sites

We may provide links to third party websites. We do not make any claims or guarantees about those sites, and are not responsible for their privacy policies. When visiting those sites you will be subject to the terms and policies of those sites.


6. Changes To This Policy

We reserve the right to make changes to this policy at any time. Policy changes will be posted to this website, so you should check our policy periodically if you are concerned about how your information is used.


7. Contacts About This Policy and Your Information

Upon written request we will remove your personal contact information from our mailing lists. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to email us or write to us at:


Privacy Matters

Friends of the Mountain View Library

585 Franklin Street

Mountain View, CA 94041