Answered By: Pawel Szponar
Last Updated: Feb 29, 2016     Views: 86

Does the library have a privacy policy?

Although the Foothill College Library and the Media Center attempt to protect your privacy, under the federal USA Patriot Act (Public Law 107-56), records of the books and other materials you borrow from this library and/or media center may be obtained by federal agents. The federal law prohibits library and media center employees from informing you if federal agents have obtained records about you.

Unauthorized and prohibited software has been found on computers in the Media Center that can track every keystroke you type. We attempt to prevent such software from being installed and remove it as soon as we discover it. However, you need to know that any data you enter on public computers may be recorded and used by someone else in an illegal and prohibited manner.

According to Board Policy #3250, "the District Network is not to be relied upon as confidential, and all District employees, students, independent contractors and authorized guests can have no expectation of privacy concerning their uses of the District Network or concerning information created or stored in such media."