Why am I required to consent to EBSCO's privacy policy before logging in?


The first time you access an EBSCO database you may encounter a consent screen titled "Personal Data Retention and Usage." It looks like this:

Text for EBSCOhost's personal data retention and usage policy


This screen is referring to the data retention needed to create and maintain a personal EBSCO account where you can save articles, searches, and citations for easy referral later on. Your Clarkson College credentials are automatically connected to your personal EBSCO account. 

EBSCO does NOT share personal information/searches/saved articles with third parties. 

If you opt to not consent to this policy, you will NOT be able to create and store articles in a personal folder. 

If you have already selected "No" and cannot access the EBSCO databases, please try clearing your cache and cookies, close your browser and start a new browser session. This should force the message to appear again allowing you to change your answer. 

For more information about EBSCO's privacy policy and security, please see their FAQ here: https://connect.ebsco.com/s/article/Why-am-I-required-to-consent-to-EBSCO-s-privacy-policy-before-logging-into-my-personal-EBSCOhost-folder?language=en_US


  • Last Updated Jan 26, 2023
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  • Answered By Anne Heimann

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