Privacy Policy

This is the web site of St. Francis Xavier University's Angus L. Macdonald Library.

Our postal address is:

Angus L. Macdonald Library
PO Box 5000
3080 Martha Drive
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
B2G 2W5

We can be reached via e-mail at, or you can reach us by telephone at (902) 867-2267.

Website User Statistics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Proxy Server Use

The proxy server is used to identify off-campus faculty and students as authorized users in order to access our subscriptions to the electronic resources. The proxy server administrator is able to view how many people are currently using the server, their ip address, and the amount of data that each current user has transferred (in megabytes). This information is viewed solely to administer the service. The proxy server administrator is not able to see what you are researching, or what electronic resources are being used.

All audit trails and usage limit information is erased after 7 days.

Electronic Resources

The electronic resources, to which we subscribe (ie. electronic journal and data providers), keep their own usage statistics. None of the resources require personally identifying information, although several do offer opt-in services. As the electronic resources are external websites, and not under the control of the Angus L. Macdonald libary, we encourage you to review the privacy policy of each resource prior to submitting your personal information.

Reference Computers

The reference computers are purged of all cached information, browsing history, and personally identifiable information on a regular basis (every time it is rebooted).

Links to Other Sites

This site contains links to external websites. This site is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

Updates to This Privacy Policy

This site has the right to make changes or additions to this policy at any time. Any changes to this policy will be posted on this web page. Our policy does not create a contract or any legal rights.

This privacy policy applies solely to the information you provide while visiting this Site. The terms of this privacy policy do not govern personal information furnished through any means other than this Site (such as via telephone or postal mail).

If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us at the above addresses or phone number.

Last modified: 3/31/2008