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Privacy Statement

SUNY Upstate Health Sciences Library Statement on Data Confidentiality and Privacy

At the Health Sciences Library, we are committed to ensuring the confidentiality of your personal information. In addition to the Upstate Medical University Web Privacy Policy (https://www.upstate.edu/privacy.php), users of the Health Sciences Library should be aware of the following information. 


We collect information about you in four ways: 

  1. directly from you,
  2. from Upstate Medical University systems,
  3. from automatically collected network logs, and
  4. through cookies.


We use the personal information we collect to provide you with library services, including borrowing materials, accessing online resources, and responding to your inquiries. This information helps us manage your account, deliver requested materials or information, improve our services, enhance user experience, and analyze trends. 


Additionally, we interact with third parties to deliver certain services or enhance your library experience. Under the lawful basis of legitimate interest, we may share your personal information with external partners for purposes such as interlibrary loan services, circulation of physical books, and access to electronic resources such as databases, journals, and e-books. These providers have access to specific personal information only to perform specific tasks on our behalf and are obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of the data. However, the Library is not responsible for the privacy practices of those web sites. 


If you have any questions, requests, or concerns regarding this statement or our data practices, please contact us at: [email protected]