PRIVACY POLICY

THE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SOCIETY LIBRARY INC. AKA THE SOCIETY LIBRARY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THIS POLICY AT ANY TIME.

WHO WE ARE

THE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SOCIETY LIBRARY INC. (ALSO KNOWN AS “WE” “THE LIBRARY,” “THE SOCIETY,” “THE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SOCIETY,” "THE SOCIETY LIBRARY," OR “THE LIBRARIANS”) IS A FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SOCIETY’S IDEAS, IDEOLOGIES, AND WORLD-VIEWS. THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE A GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING OUR SERVICES, OUR VALUES, AND OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU (ALSO KNOWN AS “THE WRITERS, “THE AUTHORS,” “THE PUBLIC,” “THE USER,” “THE SUBMITTER OF MATERIALS,” OR “THE CONTRIBUTORS” TO THE LIBRARY). WHAT WE ASK THE CONTRIBUTORS TO DONATE WE MAY REFER TO AS “WORKS,” “ESSAYS,” “ARTICLES,” “ORIGINAL CONTENT,” “CONTENT,” OR “MATERIALS.”

THE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SOCIETY LIBRARY INC. DIGITAL LIBRARY FRAMEWORK, CALLED THE JUNTO FRAMEWORK, IS A RECREATION OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN’S JUNTO CLUB, PUT INTO A FORMAL, DIGITAL FORMAT, WITH THE INCREASED SCOPE OF THE WORLD WIDE WEB.

WHAT WE DO

WE CAMPAIGN FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS AND INFORMED, OR EDUCATED INDIVIDUALS TO CONTRIBUTE PREEXISTING ESSAYS, RESEARCH PAPERS OR LITERATURE REVIEWS OF UNIVERSITY MERIT THAT CONTAIN ORIGINAL WORK OR IDEAS, OR HAVE AN EXPLICITLY UNIQUE ORGANIZATION OF INTELLIGENCE SO AS TO COMMUNICATE AN INDIVIDUAL PERSPECTIVE CONCERNING THE APPROPRIATE TOPICS.

ONCE ENOUGH ESSAYS OR PERSPECTIVES CONCERNING A CERTAIN TOPIC ARE SUBMITTED, THE LIBRARIANS TREAT EACH ESSAY AS A DATA SET AND GROUP TOGETHER SIMILAR PERSPECTIVES. BY SUBMITTING YOUR ESSAYS TO THE LIBRARY, YOU ARE GIVING THE LIBRARIANS THE EXPLICIT RIGHT TO USE, RE-USE, REWRITE AND EDIT YOUR CONTENT TO BE REPUBLISHED ON OUR PUBLIC LIBRARY TO BE OF FREE AND PUBLIC ACCESS TO ALL THOSE WHO “VISIT” THE LIBRARY’S WEBSITE.

THE LIBRARY ALSO ACCEPTS RECOMMENDATIONS FOR READING MATERIALS THAT ARE NOT MEANT TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE LIBRARY. WE AT THE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SOCIETY LIBRARY INC. LOVE TO LEARN. AND ALTHOUGH OUR SERVICE AS A NON-PROFIT, EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION REQUIRES THE SUBMISSION THE APPROPRIATELY CITED ORIGINAL WORK, WE DO ACCEPT MATERIALS THAT WOULD BE OF STRICTLY PERSONAL USE. SIMPLY PUT, WE LEAVE OUR SYSTEMS OPEN FOR SUBMISSION OF MATERIALS THAT YOU THINK WE WOULD ENJOY TO READ. ANY MATERIALS THAT ARE DESIGNATED AS A RECOMMENDATION WITH NOT BE PUBLISHED AS ORIGINAL CONTENT AS THIS MATERIAL DOES NOT HAVE TO BE YOUR CONTENT. HOWEVER, YOU THE CONTRIBUTOR, ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ALLOCATION OF YOUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE WORK THAT IS BEING SUBMITTED. IF YOU SUBMIT WORKS THAT DO NOT BELONG TO YOU, MEANING THAT THEY WERE NOT WRITTEN BY YOU, THEN YOU MUST DESIGNATE THE WORK AS SUCH.

REASONS FOR COLLECTING PRIVATE INFORMATION

YOUR NAME, LOCATION AND EMAIL ADDRESS WILL SERVE THE PURPOSE OF BOTH IDENTIFYING AND GETTING CREDIT FOR YOUR ORIGINAL WORK AND WELL AS SERVING AS LABELS FOR THE ORGANIZATION OF YOUR WORK INTERNALLY, WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE LIBRARY.

YOU HAVE THE OPTION OF HAVING YOUR NAME AND LOCATION PUBLISHED. IF YOU DESIGNATE THAT YOUR NAME AND LOCATION SHOULD BE PUBLISHED WITH YOUR ORIGINAL WORK ACCIDENTLY UPON SUBMISSION AND YOU WANT TO INSTEAD MAKE IT PRIVATE, YOU MAY REQUEST THAT YOUR INFORMATION BE CHANGED TO BE MADE PRIVATE. HOWEVER, YOU MUST ALLOW UP TO 4 WEEKS FOR THE CHANGE TO TAKE PLACE. IN THE MEAN TIME, THE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SOCIETY LIBRARY DOES NOT TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR MISTAKE, AND CAN NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR THE STATUS OF YOUR INFORMATION BEFORE THOSE CHANGES TAKE PLACE.

NAME AND PEN NAME

YOU MAY SELECT A PEN NAME WHEN YOU SUBMIT YOUR WORK, IF THIS PEN NAME IS DEEMED INAPPROPRIATE OR OFFENSIVE, THE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SOCIETY LIBRARY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SUBSTITUTE OR REMOVE THE NAME, WITHOUT THE NOTIFICATION OF THE CONTRIBUTOR.

LOCATION

PUBLISHING A LOCATION FOR YOUR WORK IS VOLUNTARY, AND MAY SERVE AS A WAY TO IDENTIFY YOUR WORK. IF YOUR LOCATION IS DEEMED INAPPROPRIATE OR OFFENSIVE, THE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SOCIETY LIBRARY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REMOVE THE LOCATION.

EMAIL ADDRESS

YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS WILL NEVER BE PUBLISHED, IT IS USED FOR COMMUNICATION AND ORGANIZATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.

WHEN YOU CONTRIBUTE WORKS TO THE LIBRARY, YOU ARE AGREEING THAT THE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SOCIETY LIBRARY MAY CONTACT YOU USING THE EMAIL ADDRESS YOU RECORDED UPON YOUR SUBMISSION.