McMillan Academy of Law Library and Website Privacy Statement

The McMillan Academy of Law “MAOL,” encourages the use of the MAOL Library site and other MAOL sites as a way to share information and knowledge in support of the academy’s mission of education, research, and public service. These sites are owned and operated by MAOL. While most sites are publicly accessible, certain services and information offered online may be restricted to specific users or segments of the MAOL population. Your privacy while using the MAOL Library and its Web site is an important element of your intellectual and academic freedom. In the course of providing services and circulating library materials, the library acquires information about you such as your name, academy ID, and the services and materials you use.

When it is necessary for the Library to identify users, it is our goal to gather only the minimum information necessary and to retain that information only as long as is needed to complete the transaction. The Library is supported in this goal by national and state laws as well as through academy policies. In addition, the MAOL Library routinely collect information to help us improve functionality and navigation and to monitor performance.

Examples of such information collected by the MAOL Library Web site include:

  • your Internet location (IP address)
  • which pages on our site you visit
  • the URL of the Web page from which you came to our site
  • which software you use to visit our site and its configuration

This type of data is not personally identifiable. The Library Web site links to other sites and services that are not contained nor controlled within the Library’s online environment. Where the Library contracts with vendors for digital information products and resources, every attempt is made to include user privacy protections in the license agreements. However, the practices of these external sites are not under the control of the Library; thus, users are encouraged to read the privacy statements at those sites to learn of their privacy practices.