Third-Party Electronic Database Privacy Notice | Webster University

Third-Party Electronic Database Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice applies to the collection, use, and retention of personal information or data which identifies, or can be used to identify, you (“Personal Information”) in connection with your use of third-party electronic databases when taking advantage of library services offered by Webster. While Webster takes reasonable and appropriate measures to protect your Personal Information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction in connection with your use of electronic databases, if you choose to use a third-party electronic database while enjoying Webster’s library services, you may be directed to that third party’s environment. The fact that we provide you with a link to a third-party environment is not an endorsement, authorization, or representation of our affiliation with that third party, nor is it an endorsement of their privacy or information security policies or practices. We do not exercise control over third-party websites. These third parties may place their own cookies or other files on your computer or mobile device, collect data, or solicit Personal Information from you. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of all the third-party electronic databases you visit.

How Webster Processes Your Information

Webster may process Personal Information from or about you in a number of ways, including from the information you voluntarily provide when registering to access electronic research databases while using our library services.

The Types of Information Webster Processes

Webster may process different types of Personal Information, including names and contact information (such as address, email address, and telephone number) in connection with your registration to access electronic research databases.

How Webster Uses Personal Information

Webster may use Personal Information for many reasons, including to: facilitate registration for access to library databases; recommend resources for you; and maintain and improve the management of Webster’s library services.

The Bases for Processing Your Personal Information and Duration of Data Retention

Webster may process your Personal Information because it is necessary for the performance of our duties in carrying out our mission, vision, and values; providing you with our core educational services, including library services; implementing our policies and procedures; and meeting our community’s expectations. Webster will retain your Personal Information for as long as needed to meet these uses and to ensure compliance with our legal obligations.

Sharing Your Personal Information with Others

Webster may share your Personal Information with certain third parties, including our affiliates, agents, contractors, and governmental agencies. In addition, our library portal may contain links to third-party websites and applications. These other websites and applications may collect and process your Personal Information. Webster in no way endorses these third parties, and Webster has no control over the third parties’ collecting and processing of your Personal Information. Webster encourages you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites or applications you visit.

International Transfers of Your Personal Information

Webster may transfer and store your Personal Information outside of the EU, EEA, and Switzerland. The information will be transferred only if you explicitly consent, or if the transfer is occasional and necessary for a legal contract or claim, made on the basis of an adequacy decision, subject to appropriate safeguards, or necessary to execute a contract with you.

Your Rights with Respect to Your Personal Information

You may have the right to obtain access to your retained Personal Information, object to our processing activities, revise your retained Personal Information free of charge, restrict the processing activities related to your Personal Information, have your Personal Information erased or formatted for sending to a third party, and refuse marketing communications from Webster. However, Webster may be entitled to refuse such requests, if certain exceptions apply.

Privacy Concern Handling Process

If you have enquiries or complaints regarding this Privacy Notice, you should first contact your local Webster Privacy Manager. In the event that resolution cannot be reached, you may contact your local data protection authority.