All content in Open Context is freely and openly accessible. Open Context requires no login to access and download data. Open Context refrains from monitoring individual user activities (a policy consistent with the American Library Association's guidance for protecting patron rights to privacy, confidentiality, and academic freedom). The absence of a login barrier also allows Open Context content to be indexed by commercial search engines, making content more discoverable.
About Open Context's Privacy Policies
Our commitment to user privacy and confidentiality has deep roots not only in law but also in the ethics and practices of scholarly dissemination. Open Context follows the American Library Association recommendations for crafting user privacy policies that protect each user's "right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired, or transmitted."