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Guide to the Special Collections and Archives Research Center

Privacy and Confidentiality

SCARC holdings may contain confidential or private information including but not limited to: social security numbers, birth years, health records, financial data, and occupational and academic performance assessments. Researchers using SCARC materials agree to: (1) notify SCARC staff upon discovery of confidential or private content and (2) abide by ethical and legal restrictions on the use, reproduction, and distribution of such content.

Due to administrative and security requirements, some data – including but not limited to research requests, circulation data, registration forms, and surveillance recordings of the reading room – may be retained and accessed at the discretion of the SCARC staff. SCARC does not sell or otherwise distribute personally identifiable patron data except where required by law.