While great care has been taken during the processing of this collection to locate, identify, and restrict access to privacy-protected information within this collection, some relevant materials may have been missed. The Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia, §2.2-3705.5) and the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia, §42.1-78) establish guidelines for restricting access to privacy-protected information. Privacy-protected records include, but are not limited to, certain educational, medical, financial, criminal, attorney-client, and personnel records. Privacy-protected information is considered confidential and is restricted from public access for 75 years following the date of record creation. In accordance with this legislation, the Library of Virginia can and will restrict, in whole or in part, access to records containing privacy-protected information.
By logging in and accessing this collection, the user agrees:
- That if privacy-protected information is discovered during use of this material to make no notes or other recordation of the confidential information.
- Not to publish, publicize, or disclose any confidential material to any other party for any purpose.
- That no direct or indirect contact will be made with the individuals to whom the confidential information relates.
- To contact the Library of Virginia at firstname.lastname@example.org to report any confidential information found.
Improper disclosure of privacy-protected information is a breach of confidentiality that could result in the loss of access to the archival collections housed and maintained by Library of Virginia, and could result in legal penalties (Code of Virginia, §18.2-186.3).
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