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Ex Libris Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting (together with all content on this site) (the "Platform") operated by Ex Libris Ltd. or its affiliates ("Ex Libris"). Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used on this Platform. This Privacy Policy forms part of the Terms of Use, available at EL Commons Terms of UseIf you are using the Ex Libris API or CodeShare, you are also bound by the EL Commons CodeShare Terms of Useand this Privacy Policy constitutes an integral part thereof.


We are committed to respecting your online privacy and recognize the need to protect and manage any personally identifiable information ("Personal Information") you share with us.

"Personal Information" means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, pen name, personal profile, a home or other physical address, an e-mail address or other contact information.
Currently, we do not require you to provide Personal Information to access the Platform. However, in order to edit Wiki pages or upload/download files on the Platform you must: be a staff employee or an Ex Libris customer with a valid license for one or more Ex Libris products; and (ii) fill in a Wiki registration form in order to create an account ("Account"). This will require you to provide us with a password that you will use for your Account and other specified information. In accordance with the United States' Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, as amended, we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13.

The Way We Use Personal Information

Personal Information submitted to us, will be used to contact you and to authenticate your access to Platform services that you are authorized to access, and to send you RSS feeds, if you elect to receive them.

We may transfer your Personal Information to Ex Libris third-party service providers, only to provide you with additional Platform services. We require that such information be processed in compliance with our Privacy Policy.

We may disclose your Personal Information if we have a good faith belief that disclosure of such information is helpful or reasonably necessary to i) comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, ii) enforce our Terms of Use or CodeShare Terms of Use including investigations of potential violations thereof, iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or iv) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Ex Libris, the Platform, its users, yourself or the public.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

Some of our Platform pages utilize "cookies" and other tracking technologies. A "cookie" is a small text file that may be used, for example, to collect information about Platform activity. Some cookies and other technologies may serve to recall Personal Information previously indicated by a Platform user. Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them.

You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie, or you may choose to block cookies with your browser. Please note that if you choose to erase or block your cookies, you will need to re-enter certain identifying information to gain access to certain parts of the Platform.

Tracking technologies may record information such as Internet domain and host names; Internet protocol (IP) addresses; browser software and operating system types; clickstream patterns; and dates and times that our Platform is accessed. Our use of cookies and other tracking technologies allows us to improve our Platform and your Web experience.


You may choose whether or not to provide Personal Information to Ex Libris. If you choose not to provide the Personal Information we request, you can still visit most of the Platform, but you may be unable to access certain options, and interact with the platform.


To the extent that you do provide us with Personal Information, Ex Libris wishes to maintain accurate Personal Information. You may check your profile and add /delete information or correct any incorrect information.

In the Event of Merger, Sale, or Bankruptcy

In the event that Ex Libris is acquired by or merged with a third-party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from our users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors' rights generally, we may not be able to control how your Personal Information is treated, transferred, or used.


We are committed to protecting your privacy. Protecting your privacy online is an evolving area, and Ex Libris sites are constantly evolving to meet these demands. If you have any comments or questions regarding our Privacy Policy, please contact us at We will address any issue to the best of our ability as soon as possible.

Your Consent

By using this Platform, you consent to the terms of our Privacy Policy and to Ex Libris processing Personal Information for the purposes given above. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not use our Platform. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions from this Privacy Policy at any time. Your continued use of our Platform following the posting of changes to these terms means you accept these changes.

Your California Privacy Rights

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits Ex Libris customers who are California residents to request certain information regarding its disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please e-mail- or write us:

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