Privacy Policy

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The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) places a high priority on protecting your privacy.  This privacy policy was created in order to demonstrate NDLTD’s firm commitment to the privacy of our members and website users.  This policy explains what information is collected by NDLTD’s websites (e.g., [1], [2] and [3]), and how this information is used.

What Personally Identifiable Information is Collected

NDLTD members that register for membership of NDLTD and individuals that sign up to receive NDLTD e-communications voluntarily provide us with contact information (such as name and email address).  We may use this information for specific, limited purposes.  You may always “opt out,” either now or at any time in the future, if you do not wish to receive our communications.

IP addresses

NDLTD uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer [1], [2] and [3], and for statistical metrics used to track website visitor traffic.

Cookies [1], [2] and [3] use “cookie” messages to automatically help provide better services.  They remind us who you are and your preferences for our website based on what you have done and told us before.  The “cookie” is paced in your computer and is read when you come back to our website.  Cookies let us take you to the information and features you are particularly interested in.  They also let us track usage of [1], [2] and [3], so we know which parts of our sites are more popular.  You can reject cookies or cancel them by instructing your Web browser accordingly.

Third party vendors

To use certain features of NDLTD’s website (such as making online donations), we may require you to provide to our third-party payment processor, certain financial information (like your bank account or credit card information) in order to facilitate the processing of donations. All financial information will be collected directly by third party payment processors according to their privacy policies.

NDLTD uses service providers such as Mailchimp, Donorbox, and Youtube, social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, and analytics tools, such as Google Analytics, which provides statistical data about visitors and their use of NDLTD websites. NDLTD only chooses third parties that are GDPR compliant. (Please consult privacy policies of these service providers using the following external links:;;;;

How Your Information May Be Used

We use your personal information to provide you with personalized service; to send email alerts to you; to answer your requests; to process your membership application; etc.  You may choose to opt out at any time, which will cease all communications from us.  We may also use your information to track visitors of our website.  This lets us see which of our features are the most popular so we may better serve our users’ needs.  It also lets us provide aggregate data about our traffic (not identifying you personally, but showing how many visitors used which features, for example) to outside parties.

Email Privacy

NDLTD does not provide, sell, or rent email addresses to anyone outside the organization.

External Links [1], [2] and [3] include links to external websites.  These links do not fall under the [1], [2] and [3] domain, and NDLTD is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites.  Your use of any linked website is solely at your own risk.


We may amend this privacy policy from time to time; please review it periodically.  We maintain the option to modify this privacy at any time by electronic notice posted on our website.  Your continued use of our website after the date that such notices are posted will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms.



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