Privacy Policy at eReferenceDesk

Your privacy is a top priority for us.

Your privacy is a top priority for us, and we want you to have a secure and enjoyable experience when visiting this website. Any information you provide on this website is kept in confidence and private. The privacy policies outlined below are applicable solely to information collected on this website.

eReferenceDesk gathers and/or transmit information on behalf of the advertisers appearing on this site. The contact information you submit through the online forms that appear on this website is used to send you additional information about the programs. You may also be contacted by advertisers directly. Some of these contacts may take the form of email sent to the email address you provide to us. You may also be contacted by telephone or via US mail if you provide that contact information to us.

Unless otherwise disclosed during collection, eReferenceDesk will NOT provide any personally identifying information, regardless of its source, to any third party for any purpose whatsoever. Aggregate statistics about our customers, sales, traffic patterns and related site information may be provided to reputable third-party vendors, but these figures will include no personally identifying information.

Cookies as relating to Privacy Policy

eReferenceDesk may make use of cookies for all website visitors to collect aggregate information on the number of visitors to our site and other information about the number of pages viewed on the site. In certain circumstances, we may assign visitors completing online forms posted on this site a unique identifier cookie. Cookie data is used in aggregate for traffic analysis, to provide relevant information to our visitors as well as to track certain unique transactions between eReferenceDesk and its advertisers. It is also used in the aggregate for website and system administration, including research and development, user analysis and business decision-making.

Third Party Ads

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies.

Opting Out of Third-Party Ad Servers

  • Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on
  • Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to and other sites on the Internet.
  • Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.


If you do not provide information on the forms posted on this website, our web server will not access or have access to your personally identifying information. We will not know your email address unless you volunteer it. You should know, however, that much of the most valuable information provided to visitors by advertisers are available only to visitors who complete forms on this website.

Special Notification with respect to Children's Privacy (Users under the age of 13)

In response to concerns about protecting children's privacy online, Congress enacted the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 ("COPPA"), which sets forth rules and procedures governing the ways in which Web sites may collect, use and disclose any personal information for children under the age of 13. In accordance with eReferenceDesk policy and COPPA regulations, we DO NOT:

  1. Request or knowingly collect personally identifiable online or offline contact information from users under 13 years of age;
  2. Knowingly use or share personal information from users under 13 years of age with third parties;
  3. Give children the ability to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information;
  4. Entice children with the prospect of a special game, prize or other activity to divulge more information than is needed to participate in the activity.

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