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Tompkins County Public Library Foundation Privacy Policy

The Tompkins County Public Library Foundation is committed to safeguarding your information. We only collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us, and this information is used only for the Foundation’s work. We do not rent, sell, or trade your personal information to any outside entity.

When you sign up to receive our e-news updates, your information is used solely for that purpose. You may unsubscribe at any time by sending an email to


Online donations

When you make an online donation, your personal identifying information is collected to process the donation and to follow up with relevant tax information Credit card details are only used in order to process your online donation. We use industry standard protocols to protect your personal information.

We use your information for the following purposes:

  • Providing information you request

  • Processing any donations you have authorized

  • Contacting you about fundraising campaigns or advocacy efforts

  • Updating you on the impact of any donations you have authorized

We collect information that you provide online when you:

  • Make a donation

  • Sign up to receive e-news updates

  • Participate in polls or surveys

  • Sign an online petition

The information that you provide us with includes:

  • Your name

  • Your contact information

  • Transaction-related information, such as credit card information

  • Any information you provide when you request information or contact us


Visitors should be aware that non-personal information and data may be automatically collected by The Tompkins County Public Library Foundation website or third-party service providers through the use of “cookies.” “Cookies” are small text files a website can use to recognize repeat visitors, facilitate the visitor’s ongoing access to and use of the site, and allow a site to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements. Cookies are not programs that come onto a visitor’s system and damage files. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to the visitor that has no meaning outside the assigning site. The Tompkins County Public Library Foundation uses “cookie” technology only to obtain non-personal information from its online visitors in order to improve visitors’ online experience and facilitate their visit within our site. If a visitor does not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows the visitor to deny or accept the cookie feature.

Under what circumstances do we disclose your info?

As required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena or other legal process, a court order, or government reporting obligations


Our website may also contain links to third-party websites and applications for your convenience and information. The Tompkins County Public Library Foundation does not control those third-party websites and applications. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the collection and use of your information by third-party websites and applications that are not under our control, and such information is not governed by this Privacy Policy.

If you wish to review the contact information we have on file for you, correct your contact information, or inform us how you wish your contact info to be used, please contact our staff using the contact information below.

607 272-4557, extension 261

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