Answered By: Kindra Morelock
Last Updated: May 30, 2018     Views: 36


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that went into effect for the European Union (EU) on May 25, 2018 has altered the way that database vendors collect and use personal information. Database vendors such as EBSCO, ProQuest, and others, are now required to gain your consent in order to collect and use your personal information, which not only includes a personal email account used to create the account, but also your IP address, cookies, and anything you create or save in that personal account, such as folders, searches, articles, ebooks, or other documents.

Please note: if you do not choose to allow these database vendors to collect your personal information, you will not be able to create an account and save searches and documents within the vendor platform. For those who have created accounts already, you must explicitly agree to allow the vendors to collect your information or else your account, and all of your documents and searches you have saved will be deleted.