Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This policy states how we handle information we learn about you from your visit to our site. The privacy of our visitors is of utmost importance. We collect no personally identifiable information about you when you visit our site unless you knowingly and voluntarily provide that information to us.

For each HTTP (what your browser transmits when you request a page or part of a page from a web site) request received, we collect and store certain information, such as: the date and time, the browser and operating system used by the visitor (if provided by the browser), the resolution setting of the visitor's monitor, whether the visitor has JavaScript enabled, the URL of the referring page (if provided by the browser), the originating host name and IP address, the country, region, city, and name of the visitor's ISP, the number of returning visits and visit length, and pages visited. We use this information to measure the number of visitors to the different areas of our site, and to help us make our site more useful. We analyze the logs periodically to determine the traffic through our site, the number of pages served, and the level of demand for pages. This information may also be used to investigate abuse or interference with our website. The logs may be preserved indefinitely and used at any time and in any way necessary to prevent security breaches and to insure the integrity of the data on our servers.

Cookies are small files that web servers place on a user’s hard drive. There are two kinds of cookies: (1) temporary or session-based cookies that contain certain information about a user’s or visitor’s use of a website at a particular time and (2) persistent cookies that contain certain account-related information about a registered user’s use of a website. Session-based cookies are automatically disabled or deleted when a visitor closes his or her browser software at the end of a session. Persistent cookies remain stored on a registered user’s computer system until he or she disables or deletes them. If you set your browser not to accept cookies, or if you choose to delete them, you may not be able to take full advantage of certain features of a website. To protect your privacy, be sure to close your browser completely after you have finished conducting business with a web site that does use cookies.

The visitor statistics service that this website employs uses persistent cookies. The cookies that this service places on our visitor's computers when they visit our website are used solely to identify that a visitor has previous visited our site. The service has its own strict privacy policy that we will make available on request.

By sending us an electronic mail message, you may be sending us personally identifying information. In these cases, we may retain the information as long as necessary to respond to your request or otherwise resolve the subject matter of your e-mail. Please be aware that email is not necessarily secure from interception or misdirection. Regardless of the information being transmitted, we will protect all such information consistent with applicable law. We use the visitor's email addresses solely for answering email and for no other purpose. They are not shared with outside parties unless specifically directed and authorized by the visitor.

For site security purposes, our website system may employ software programs to monitor network traffic and identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage to the information on our website. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and other federal or state laws. Except for investigations for violations of such laws, no other attempts will be made to identify individual users or their individual usage habits. We may share information received via our website with law enforcement agencies or technical personnel of our internet service providers and/or their upstream providers. For example, if a breach of our security protections were to occur, the information collected by our servers and staff could be shared with appropriate law enforcement officials and technical personnel.

Some of our Web pages contain links to other web sites. When you follow a link to another site, you are then subject to the privacy policies of the new site, which may be different from our policy. You should not disclose personal information at any website unless that site provides a written privacy policy and you have read it and understand it.

This policy is subject to change at any time and you are encouraged to review it periodically. For more information, contact the Library at: or write the Library at: Michael J. Malone Douglas County Law Library, Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, 111 East 11th Street, Lawrence, Kansas 66044.