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Ebsco and your personal data

Why am I prompted to review EBSCO’s privacy policy when logging in? 

  • The first time you log in to the new catalog, you may be asked to review EBSCO’s privacy policy. EBSCO is the vendor for the software that powers the library search. The privacy policy pertains to myEBSCO personal accounts. Your MU library user account is separate from a myEBSCO personal account, but you must consent to the policy to be able to make requests for materials from the new catalog. If you choose not to consent, you can still use the library catalog via Guest Access, but you will not be able to request items, view your library account, or access the library’s electronic resources.
  • After consenting to the privacy policy, you will additionally have access to individual functions such as personalization features, the ability to save records and searches, the ability to create folders to organize materials, etc. You may have already done so when using our other EBSCO databases and can merge that account with your library account.
  • The personal information EBSCO collects will not be sold to others. The EBSCO data privacy policy was reviewed by the libraries and the appropriate University of Missouri legal and information security personnel to ensure it met the requirements for protecting the personal information of the University of Missouri students, faculty and staff.