The Library Company of Philadelphia Privacy Policy

The Library Company of Philadelphia places a high priority on protecting your privacy. This policy explains what types of information is collected by the Library Company of Philadelphia and how this information is used.

Questions, comments, and data management requests may be directed to:

Systems Manager

What Personally Identifiable Information is Collected and How is it Used

Generally, we use your personal information to provide you with personalized service; to send email alerts to you; to answer your requests; to process your membership or donor forms; etc. You may opt out of our e-communications by unsubscribing from Library Company-generated emails at any time. We may also use your information to track visitors to our website. This lets us see which of our features are the most popular so we can better serve our users’ needs. It also lets us provide aggregate data about our traffic (not identifying you personally) to outside parties.

Individuals that sign up to receive Library Company of Philadelphia e-communications voluntarily provide us with contact information (such as name and email address). We may use this information for specific, limited purposes. You may always unsubscribe from Library Company-generated emails if you do not wish to receive our e-communications.

Individuals that become members or make a donation voluntarily provide us with their contact information (such as name, email address, phone, and USPS address). We may use this information to send membership renewal reminders, annual appeals, or program information.  You may always unsubscribe from Library Company-generated emails if you do not wish to receive our e-communications.

Individuals that visit the Library Company of Philadelphia are required to register and show identification. Registration information collected may include the date, name, USPS address, email, phone and the purpose of the visit. This information is collected as a security measure and used for statistical metrics to track visitor traffic.

IP addresses

The Library Company of Philadelphia uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer, and for statistical metrics used to track website visitor traffic.

Cookies does use “cookies” to improve your overall experience. Typically, a “cookie” is placed in your computer and is read when you come back to a website. You can reject cookies or cancel them by instructing your Web browser accordingly.

Email Privacy

The Library Company of Philadelphia does not sell or rent email addresses to anyone outside the organization. We may, from time to time, exchange your contact information with other non-profit organizations to connect you with opportunities and information you may find valuable. Any such use is limited.

Notice of Filming / Photography

By entering a Library Company of Philadelphia event or program, you are entering an area where photography and audio and/or video recording may occur.

Your entry and presence on the event premises constitutes your consent to be photographed, filmed, and/or otherwise recorded, and to the release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction of any and all recorded media of your appearance, voice, and name for any purpose whatsoever in perpetuity in connection with the Library Company of Philadelphia and its initiatives, including, by way of example only, use on websites, in social media, on print materials, and in advertising.

By entering the event premises, you waive and release any claims you may have related to the use of recorded media of you at the event, including, without limitation, any right to inspect or approve the photo, video or audio recording of you, any claims for invasion of privacy, violation of the right of publicity, defamation, and copyright infringement or for any fees for use of such record media.

You understand that all photography, filming and/or recording will be done in reliance on this consent. If you do not agree to the foregoing, please do not enter the event premises.

External Links includes links to external websites. Unless included in the list below, these links do not fall under the domain, and the Library Company of Philadelphia is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites. Your use of any linked website is solely at your own risk.


We may amend this privacy policy from time to time; please review it periodically. We maintain the option to modify this privacy at any time by electronic notice posted on our website. Your continued use of our website after the date that such notices are posted will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms.