Privacy Statement

The Somers Library Foundation (“Foundation”) is committed to protecting your privacy, whether you are a volunteer, donor, library patron, or board member. This Privacy Statement explains what information the  Foundation collects from you and why.  By using our website, participating in our activities, or donating to us, you agree to this policy. You also agree to let us use your email and postal address to communicate with you about our activities, fundraising efforts, and more. 

This Privacy Statement may change from time to time so we encourage you to check back periodically for updates. We will alert you to material changes that have been made by indicating on the policy the date it was last updated, by placing a notice on our website, by sending you an email and/or by some other means.

Commitment to Privacy and Confidentiality

The Somers Library Foundation (“Foundation”) upholds the privacy and confidentiality of our donors, sponsors, volunteers, and others who interact with our website, receive our mailings (postal and electronic), and participate in our activities.

We never sell these personal contact details.  In some cases we do need to share these contact details with third parties who provide services to the Foundation and help us support the Library but we ensure that these third parties do not use the contact details beyond that which is necessary to provide the services to the Foundation.

Data Security 

The Foundation complies with federal, state, and institutional regulations regarding the security and privacy of personal data.  We take reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to protect the integrity and security of Personal Information that we collect and maintain.  However, the online transfer of Personal Information carries its own inherent risks and we do not guarantee the security of your data transmitted through the internet. You make any such transfer at your own risk.

The Foundation’s website may provide features or links to other websites and services subject to their policies governing privacy and security, even if accessed via our Website.

Data Collection and Use

We collect and maintain contact details whenever you submit comments on the website, send emails, leave phone mail messages, volunteer, make donations, participate in activities, such as the 5K Trail Run, or subscribe to our mailing list.  We use this information to stay in touch and provide updates on the Foundation.   

Online donations made to the Foundation use PayPal and are subject to the PayPal privacy policies available on the donation website.  The Foundation does not collect nor maintain any credit card or other financial account details of our donors.  Contact and purchase details associated with donations to the Foundation through Field Goods and Amazon Smile are not shared with the Foundation.  

Certain services used by the Somers Library Foundation are provided by third-party publishers and vendors that may collect personal data and use it according to their respective policies.  The Foundation does its best to ensure that any such personal data is not used beyond the scope of providing and maintaining the services for the Foundation.

The Somers Library Foundation website uses analytics to capture and analyze web statistics.  The information gathered is used to improve web services for site users. Data typically collected includes network location; hostname; web pages requested; referring web page; browser used; screen resolution; date and time. No personal information is stored within cookies associated with the Foundation’s website. If you choose, you may opt out by turning off cookies in your browser preferences. 

For More Information

If you have questions about our privacy policy or you no longer want us to use your contact details,  please use our Contact page at