OpenTexts.World Privacy Notice

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The site is operated by the National Library of Scotland on behalf of the project's partners.

What type of information we have

The personal data we collect from you includes:

Google Analytics processes anonymised information about:

We do not store your personal information through Google Analytics (for example your name or address). We will not identify you through analytics information, and we will not combine analytics information with other data sets in a way that would identify who you are.

Why we need your data

We collect information through Google Analytics to see how you use the site.

We do this to help:

We also collect data in order to:

Our legal basis for processing your data

The legal basis for processing personal data in relation to site security is our legitimate interests, and the legitimate interests of our users, in ensuring the security and integrity of the site.

The legal basis for processing anonymised data for Google Analytics is your consent.

What we do with your data

The data we collect may be shared with other project partners or data contributors so they can see how their data is being used.

We will not:

We will share your data if we are required to do so by law - for example, by court order, or to prevent fraud or other crime.

How long we keep your data

We will only retain your personal data for as long as:

Where your data is processed and stored

We design, build and run our systems to make sure that your data is as safe as possible at all stages, both while it’s processed and when it’s stored.

All personal data is stored in the European Economic Area (EEA). Data collected by Google Analytics and may be transferred outside the EEA for processing.

Your rights

You have the right to request:

You can also:

If you have any of these requests, please get in contact with us.

Links to other websites

OpenTexts.World contains links to other websites.

This privacy notice only applies to OpenTexts.World, and does not cover other sites that we link to. If you go to another website from this one, read the privacy policy on that website to find out what it does with your information.

How to complain

You can make a complaint by contacting us at

You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.

The ICO’s address:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

ICO Helpline

0303 123 1113