Data Privacy

Data Privacy

SCPL uses third-party vendors to provide digital collections, streaming media content and more. Some of these vendors may collect and share the information you provide to them in order to use their services.  You can choose not to use these third-party vendors.  

The types of information that could be collected  by the vendors includes:

  • When you register for the site, provide feedback and suggestions, request information, or create shared content.
  • Internet Address (IP Address), search history, location-based data, and device information.
  • Non-personally identifiable information, such as your ad views, analytics, browser information, cookie data, date/time of your request, demographic data, hardware/software type, interaction data, serving domains, page views, and the web page you visited immediately prior to visiting the site.
  • Other data as described in the vendor’s privacy policy and terms of use.

This SCPL Confidentiality of Library Records & Patron Data Privacy Policy does not apply to any of the third party vendors we use. We recommend you review the privacy statements of the vendors below to decide if you agree to their terms. 

The Santa Cruz Public Library System assesses each vendor we use for multiple data privacy and protection best practices.  Each vendor is required to complete a Vendor Security Assessment Questionnaire, and respond to 78 questions in 7 areas:

  • Service Overview
  • Data Protection & Access Controls
  • Policies & Standards
  • Application Security
  • Compliance
  • Security Measures
  • Which Data Are Collected



American Physical Society American Physical Society
Beanstack BeanStack
Biliotheca Self Check Kiosks Bibliotheca
Book Browse Book Browse
Brainfuse Brainfuse
JobNow BrainFuse
Encyclopedia Britannica Britannica Digital Learning
Capira Mobile Capira (coming in September 2019)
Collection HQ CollectionHQ
Comprise Credit Card Processing Services Comprise
Boopsie Mobile App (retiring on 9/1/19) Demco
Consumer Reports EBSCO
EBSCO / EBSCo Host /GreenFile / MasterFile EBSCO
Explora EBSCO
Novelist / Novelist K-8 EBSCO
Envisionware PC Reservation Envisionware
LPT One Moibile Print Services Envisionware
Academic OneFile Gale
Biography in Context Gale
Gale General OneFile/ Power Search /Global Issues in Context Gale
National Geographic Gale
Opposing Viewpoints Gale
Science in Context Gale
Testing & Education Reference Center Gale
US History in Context Gale
World History in Context Gale
Bookflix Grolier
Polaris (Innovative Interfaces Integrated Library System) Innovative Interfaces
Kanopy Kanopy
Mango Languages Mango
Hoopla MidWest Tapes
Morning Star Morningstar
American Ancestors New England Historical & Genealogical
New York Times Digital Access New York Times
America's News NewsBank
Santa Cruz Sentinel Archives
Niche Academy Niche Academy
Northstar Digital Literacy Northstar Digital Literacy
Novelist Novelist
EZ Proxy Server OCLC
Printer On Printer On
Heritage Quest ProQuest ProQuest
Ancestry Library ProQuest
Discover & Go Quipu Group
Patron Incident Tracking System (PITS) Quipu Group
OverDrive Rakuten
Recorded Books RBDigital
Acorn TV RBDigital/Acorn TV
Reference USA Reference USA
Books 24 X 7 Skillsoft
SoundSwell SoundSwell
SpringShare SpringShare
Tumblebooks Tumbleweed Press
Unique Management Services Unique Management Services
Value Line Value Line
Webucator Webucator