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From: Section 3 of Brampton Library Operational Policy pdf

CONFIDENTIALITY OF MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

1.1. All information contained in or developed from the Library's database that pertains to membership records or that identifies individuals and their borrowing records is confidential.

1.2. Upon presentation of his/her library card or other sufficient identification, a customer may query his/her records.

1.3. Upon presentation of his/her library card or other sufficient identification, a customer may query the overdue records of his/her minor age children or wards.

1.4. No other person is entitled to information contained in the Library's database after the items are returned.

1.5. Once material is returned to the library and checked in, the name of the last customer to use the material remains in a background file on the item record for use by authorized Library personnel.

1.6. Information from the Library's database files shall only be released to the police or government agencies upon the presentation of a proper and valid warrant, or in the absence of a warrant the information requested must be documented on the Disclosure of Personal Information form created for this purpose.

1.7. In accordance with Section 32(g) and 32(i) of the Act, the person-in-charge of the branch has the authority to release personal information to the police or government agencies in Canada to aid an investigation leading or likely to lead to a law enforcement proceeding or in compassionate circumstances to facilitate contact with next of kin of an individual who is injured or deceased. The information requested must be documented on the Disclosure of Personal Information form created for this purpose.

1.8. Records and information held by the Library shall be dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the Public Libraries Act R.S.O. 1990, Chapter P.44 and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 1989.

 

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