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Re: Vendor Privacy Statements

HighWire Press has a posted privacy policy, see

The introduction to the policy is as follows,

"HighWire Press respects your privacy. We do not sell, exchange, or
release your personal information (name, email address) without your
consent, regardless of its source, to any third parties. When we do give
information to HighWire-affiliated publishers, it is in the form of
grouped statistics compiled from registration data and log file data. None
of the data provided is personally identifiable. Information gathered
through the use of cookies is not related to any personally identifiable

Vicky Reich
Assistant Director HighWire Press
Stanford University Libraries

Ann Okerson wrote:
> The following question was submitted by Julie Spears (japsears@swbell.net)
> to the Liblicense web site's feedback space.  Your replies and comments
> would be welcomed here so that we can in turn reply to Ms. Speaks.
> Do any vendors post privacy statements on their sites?  Thank you, Ann
> Okerson
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2001 14:42:05 -0500
> From: Julie Spears <jaspears@swbell.net>
> Subject: Liblicense Web Site Feedback
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> If the vendors of electronic resources are collecting usage statistics
> when users are accessing their databases, shouldn't they (the vendors)be
> posting Privacy Statements on their browsers, not only to protect
> themselves, but the libraries that have purchased their products?
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