Privacy Policy and AFP Donor Bill of Rights

The Jacksonville Public Library (“JPLF”), located in Jacksonville, Florida, is aware that donors (“Donors”) and users of the website (“Users”) may wish to be informed about how any personal data and financial information (“Data”) collected either offline, or online via the Internet to JPLF’s website (“Website”), is treated. Accordingly, we have developed this Privacy Policy (“Policy”) to explain all our reasonable precautions to keep your Data secure.

This Website may include hyperlinks to other websites that are not operated or controlled by us (“Third Party Sites”). We are not responsible for the content or the privacy practices of Third Party Sites.

This Policy may be updated, and we therefore invite you to consult this Policy from time to time in order to familiarize yourself with any changes.

The terms of this Policy are without prejudice to any contractual terms you may enter into with us, which will take precedence over the terms of this Policy.

Donor Information and Gift Transactions

Information about Donors and prospective Donors, including physical addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses; funds at JPLF; or the nature or amount of gifts to JPLF shall not be disclosed, disseminated, shared or sold, with the exception that JPLF may publish the names of individual Donors or funds in JPLF’s or Jacksonville Public Library’s annual report and other publications, unless otherwise requested not to do so by the Donor.  (In the case of memorial gifts, JPLF may provide the name of Donor to members of the immediate family unless the donor has requested anonymity.)

Data Transfer to Us and Trans-border Data Flow

Please be aware that the Internet is generally not regarded as a secure environment, and that Data sent via the Internet can be accessed by unauthorized third parties, potentially leading to disclosures, changes in content or technical failures. Data sent via the Internet may be transmitted across international borders even though both sender and receiver are in the same country. Therefore, your Data may be forwarded to a country with a lower data protection level than exists in your country of residence.

We accept no responsibility or liability for the security of your Data while in transit via the Internet to us. In order to protect your privacy, we would like to remind you that you may choose another means of communication with us, where you deem it appropriate.

In specific situations, we may provide an encrypted communication transfer for your Data, but this will be specifically indicated.

Processing of Data by Us and Use for Marketing Purposes

We do not collect personally identifying Data from this Website except when specifically and knowingly provided by you. In the latter case, subject to any applicable local laws, we may use your personal information to market opportunities, products and services we believe might be of interest to you.

Where possible, our Web server automatically recognizes the visitor’s domain name, but not the visitor’s e-mail address.

We collect only the domain name but not the e-mail address of visitors to our Web page, the e-mail addresses of those who communicate with us via e-mail, aggregate information on what pages users access or visit, user-specific information on what pages a user accesses or visits, information volunteered by user, such as survey information and/or site registrations, name and address, telephone number, fax number, payment information (e.g., credit card number and billing address).

The information we collect is used to improve the content of our Website, customize the content and/or layout of our Website, and notify visitors about updates to our Website.

We may use session specific cookies or web bugs to obtain non-personal information Data regarding your use of this Website including IP address and session number. This Data will be collected primarily for purposes of administering or compiling demographic information, and of monitoring usage and performance of this Website. We may also use such cookies to facilitate your movement within this Website.

You may disable web bugs by disabling the javascript in your browser within the security settings. However, once javascript is disabled the site may not function correctly. You may also set your browser in order to disable any cookies that may be used by us.

Data Security

Within our organization your personal Data will be transmitted and stored in a protected environment (e.g., firewalls). We undertake to take all reasonable steps in order not to allow your personal Data to be seen by any third parties other than those which have been engaged by us to provide services to you. We will only disclose your Data to other third parties if compelled to do so for legal or regulatory purposes.

We may store Data in locations other than your country of residence. In such cases we will endeavor to ensure that there are adequate levels of protection for your Data taking into account applicable legal and regulatory requirements, including those relating to banking secrecy and data protection.

Future Contacts

If you do not want to receive e-mail from us in the future, please let us know by sending us e-mail at the address set forth below, calling us at the telephone number set forth below, or writing to us at the address set forth below.

Jacksonville Public Library Foundation

303 N. Laura St., Room 334 –  Jacksonville, Florida 32202 – (904) 255-6095

If you supply us with your contact information offline or online, we may contact you with information on new products and services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please let us know by calling us, e-mailing us, or writing to us.

Important Legal Information

Persons who access information on JPLF’s Website agree to the following terms and conditions:

No Offer, No Obligation

No information published on our Website constitutes a solicitation or offer, or recommendation, to buy or sell any investment instruments, to affect any transactions, or to conclude any legal act of any kind whatsoever.

The information published and opinions expressed are provided by JPLF for personal use and for informational purposes only and are subject to change without notice.  We make no representation (either express or implied) that the information and opinions expressed on our Website are accurate, complete or up to date. We shall not be obliged to remove any outdated information from our Website or to expressly mark it as being outdated. Nothing contained on our Website constitutes financial, legal, tax or other advice, nor should any decisions be made solely based on our Website content. You should obtain advice from a qualified advisor before making any important decision.

Limitation of Liability

We disclaim, without limitation, all liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including any direct, indirect or consequential damages, which might be incurred through the use of or access to our Website, or any links to third-party websites.

Furthermore, we disclaim all liability for any tampering with the Internet user’s computer system by unauthorized parties. In this regard, we expressly remind Users of the risk of viruses, and the possibility of targeted attacks by hackers. To combat viruses, it is recommended that the most recent browser versions be used, and that anti-virus software be installed and continually updated. As a rule, the opening of any e-mail from an unknown source as well as any unexpected attachment to an e-mail message should be avoided.


Some links on our website lead to third-party websites, which are completely beyond our control. Accordingly, we do not assume any responsibility for the accuracy, completeness and legality of the contents of such websites, or for any offers and services contained.

Local Legal Restrictions

Our Website is not directed to any person in any jurisdiction where (by reason of that person’s nationality, residence or otherwise) the publication or availability of our Website is prohibited. Persons in respect of whom such prohibitions apply must not access our website.

Use of Our Website

The entire content of our Website is subject to copyright with all rights reserved. You may save or print out a hard copy of individual pages and/or sections of our Website, provided that you do not remove any copyright or other proprietary notices. With any saving or otherwise copying from our website the terms and conditions for use shall be deemed to have been accepted. All property rights shall remain with us. You may not reproduce (in whole or in part), transmit (by electronic means or otherwise), modify, link into or use for any public or commercial purpose our Website without our prior written permission.

Jacksonville Public Library Foundation is committed to respecting the privacy of our donors. We will not lend, sell or rent your personal information to any third party. Your name, address, phone number and credit card information will not be used outside of our organization. You may choose to remain an anonymous donor at any time. We subscribe and adhere to the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Donor Bill of Rights.