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The RCLS Web site is intended to provide information to staff and directors of member libraries, library trustees, RCLS staff, the general public, and other interested parties. Information about member libraries should be confirmed with each library. Useful links to the Internet are provided as a public service to meet the informational, recreational and educational needs of the site's users. This web site supports the mission of the Ramapo Catskill Library System to establish a set of uniform standards and equity of access throughout our service area. RCLS provides centralized automation, consulting and support services, coordinates and facilitates cooperation among member libraries, and is engaged in advocacy for and promotion of public libraries. Any unauthorized use the RCLS web server for any other purpose other than its intended use is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited, attempts to alter, damage, or destroy information on the server or to interfere with system operation.

Privacy
RCLS may count the number of viewers of different web pages within the sites it hosts, using standard web server log files. This information is collected in order to improve the content offered on those sites and may be used to compile statistical reports. These logs do not include names, phone numbers, addresses, email addresses, or other identifying personal information. Electronic mail messages sent to individuals with RCLS mail server accounts may contain personal information that the sender has included. Email messages may be stored or forwarded to others within RCLS or to member library staff in order to respond to a request for information. RCLS adheres to the New York State Laws on Library Records (Civil Practice Laws and Rules, Section 4509), which states that library records shall be confidential and shall not be disclosed except that such records may be disclosed to the extent necessary for the proper operation of such library and shall be disclosed upon request or consent of the user or pursuant to subpoena, court order or where otherwise required by statute.

Copyright
All text, graphics and other material on the RCLS web site are property of RCLS. RCLS retains the rights to all content on the RCLS web site. The material on the RCLS web site may be viewed, copied, or printed for personal use provided that it is used for non-commercial purposes. Use of material on this web site for any other purpose, without the written permission of RCLS, is strictly prohibited. To request permission or to use information from this web site, please contact Jerry Kuntz at (845)343-1131 x246. When using material from the RCLS web site, a copyright notice must be included and proper credit to RCLS must appear in close proximity of the material used. Information made available through the RCLS web site may be subject to copyright or trademark restrictions. Users are responsible for determining intellectual property rights, obtaining permission, and paying fees associated with using material. Reproduction and distribution of copyrighted material accessed through the RCLS web site are governed by Title 17 of the U.S. Code.

Disclaimers
The information on the RCLS web site is provided "as is". RCLS makes no warranty, expressed or implied, including the warranty of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. RCLS does not assume any liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or usefulness of any information on this site. In addition, RCLS make no warranty that the web site will be free from interruptions in functionality or availability or from viruses and other harmful computer code. RCLS reserves the right to modify information on this web site at any time. RCLS assumes no liability for damages resulting from the use of this web site. The RCLS web site provides links to other web sites and may be linked to from other web sites. This linking does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation of the content on those web sites. RCLS disclaims any responsibility for the materials contained in any web site linked to by this site or any information made available through this web site. RCLS is not responsible for the availability or operation of any site linked to by the RCLS web site.

Specific Content Disclaimers
RCLS web services include the hosting of content not managed or edited by RCLS staff. This includes: certain member library web sites that are maintained by their authorized agents; meeting minutes of committees that are not part of the RCLS organization; job postings uploaded by member libraries; and email discussion groups limited to member library staff and trustees. RCLS disclaims responsibility for any negligent representations made in content not managed or edited by RCLS staff.

--Adopted by the RCLS Board, August 19, 2002