Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Privacy Notice

Your child has entered information (their first and last name, date of birth, address, and parent email address, on the Harris County Public Library website in order to create an iKnow Digital Access card account. The iKnow Digital Access card provides full access to:

  • Downloadable eBooks and multimedia
  • Research databases
  • Digital Magazines 
  • Streaming media 

The information collected will be kept confidential in compliance with the Texas Public Information Act and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and other similar state and federal laws.

  • The information is collected directly from the child but only with your (parent/guardian) consent. Only when a parent has approved a child‘s registration is the information entered into the website database.
  • The personal information provided by the children is used to establish a Digital Access card.
  • No information will be disclosed to third parties; this means that information will not be shared with any businesses and/or added with any mailing lists.
  • The operators of this website will not require a child to disclose more information than is reasonably necessary to establish an account.
  • The parent can review the child's personal information, ask to have it deleted and refuse to allow any further collection or use of the child's information. Parents/guardians should contact the their local HCPL branch library with questions and/or concerns.

We are asking for your permission to retain your child‘s information (their first and last name, date of birth, address, and parent email address) for the purpose establishing a Harris County Public Library iKnow Digital Access card.

For any inquiries regarding the website and its content contact us here.