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Electronic Resource Updates

The Basics

There are a couple common factors across database privacy policies. Knowing these basics can help you find your footing among the sometimes overly complicated policies. Unless otherwise stated in the database section below, these basic policy parts are in effect when you visit a database provided by the library.

  • Institutional account: Most of these sites will not collect your personal information (name, email), because your subscription is tied to Pratt, rather than to a personal account. If you are required to enter your OneKey as an additional step, that information may be gathered.
  • Use of Cookies: Many, if not all, databases will enable cookies and the tracking software they contain. You can usually reject the use of cookies, but site features may become inaccessible to you.
  • Browsing data: Most databases collect information about your IP address, ISP, browser type, operating system, and occasionally date/time stamp of visit(s).
  • The option to opt out: If you have provided personal information, whether your OneKey or otherwise, most databases provide an option to opt-out of their using this information for their purposes. That process will be found on the database's privacy policy page.
  • Social media: If you follow a link from a database that leads you to a social media site, you then become subject to that social media site's privacy policy.


The links below will direct you to the privacy policy pages for each database. This list will be continuously updated as more databases are added to the library's collection.

What about the library's own website?

Our website adheres to the Pratt Institute privacy policy. Visiting the website means that your OneKey may be collected, but not disclosed.

When you use the Map It feature within the library's website, information about your browser, location, and interaction with the feature may be collected for analytic purposes.

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