The Humanitarian Library is a community resource for the global humanitarian community. The only personal data collected about individual users is entered as part of their user profile. Only other registered members can see user profiles. Within the profile page, users have the option of making each component of their profile visible or hidden to other members. Only the library's site administrators can access hidden profiles. The information gathered from individual users will not be passed on to anybody else: this information is only used within the Humanitarian Library itself.