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Before using your Kindle to download eBooks from the CLAMS Digital Download service (powered by OverDrive) please read the following.

Privacy and Kindle eBook downloads

CLAMS (Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing) provides downloadable eBook, audiobook, music, and video content to patrons in partnership with OverDrive.

With the addition of Kindle eBooks our supplier, OverDrive, uses a third party, Amazon, to fulfill eBook downloads. Patrons are brought to the Amazon page to retrieve their eBook. The patron uses either their existing Amazon account, or, if the patron does not already have an Amazon account, s/he establishes an Amazon account with username, password and an associated email address.

The patron may receive an email message from Amazon before the eBook license expires and when the eBook license expires. The email message may include an invitation to purchase the title from Amazon.

CLAMS does not have control over the content of email from Amazon and CLAMS does not receive any percentage of cost should the patron decide to purchase a title from Amazon.

CLAMS does not have control over patron information that third parties with which OverDrive partners (including Amazon) collects.

Please consider this before you use Kindle eBooks available on the library download site.

More on CLAMS and OverDrive’s patron privacy

CLAMS is committed to protecting the privacy of patrons’ personal information as well as information regarding individual use of the member libraries or their services. See full CLAMS Privacy Policy

In turn, OverDrive states that their company respects the privacy of all patrons, users and students (“visitors”) who visit and/or interact with the hosted websites of library partners. See full OverDrive Privacy Policy.