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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy was last updated on May 25, 2018.

The Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) is committed to protecting and respecting the privacy of our community. This policy describes the personal data LCA collects, how it is used and stored, and practices in place to ensure the security of this data and compliance with applicable laws. The policy also describes options available to you to request access to, correction of, or removal of your personal data.

What data does LCA collect?

Data is passively collected via cookies and web logging during a visit to the LCA website. This data may include IP address, device type, browser type and version, operating system, pages viewed and length of time on each page, and errors encountered.

How does LCA use the personal data it collects?

LCA uses personal data passively collected via cookies and web logs exclusively to improve constituents’ online experience by informing future website design and presentation decisions. This information is not used to identify any specific user or track a specific user’s behavior on the websites.

How and with whom does LCA share the personal data it collects?

LCA will never sell or rent your personal data to third parties. LCA sometimes shares data with suppliers and subcontractors on a “need to know” basis to help operate its websites and services and to provide users with information, products, or services that they may request. For example, LCA shares data with Google Analytics to obtain insight into how visitors use its website and to improve their online experience.

How does LCA secure the personal data it collects?

LCA has implemented industry-standard security safeguards to protect the personal data it collects. All personal data actively or passively collected by LCA is stored on secure servers generally located in the United States. While LCA takes all reasonable precautions to protect personal data from loss, misuse, or unauthorized access, it cannot guarantee that none of these will occur.

How long does LCA store personal data?

Data from web logs will be deleted when there is no longer a business need. Data collected via Google Analytics is retained for 26 months.

What is LCA’s cookie policy?

LCA’s website employs the use of cookies via its use of Google Analytics (a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc). This service sets a cookie in order to evaluate an individual’s use of the website and then compiles aggregate reports for LCA describing activity on the site.

Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using LCA’s website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

For information on how to reject or delete this cookie, see Google’s privacy policy.

What are my rights concerning my personal data collected by LCA?

You have the right to request access to, correction of, or removal of your personal data. To do so, please send an email with your request to Gary Roebuck, director of administration and operations, at

Changes to this notice

If we make any material changes to this policy, we will signify this by revising the effective date at the top of this page, updating the impacted text and, where appropriate, notifying constituents by email (using the latest addresses we have on file). Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to this policy.