Privacy Policy

OpenHIE is an open source project organized under the auspices of a consortium of organizations and individuals. Our challenges and goals are large. For that reason, we have a very permissive (non) privacy policy that mirrors our public mission.

Please assume that everything you contribute intentionally to OpenHIE is public. This includes emails on public lists, wikis, online discussions of all sorts, and documentation that you post to this website.

Because we follow an academic model that expects mutual personal respect, disclosure of interests and openness of expression, even your OpenHIE profile is public information. There will be cases where you are invited to share private information for various purposes, and denote that information as such. In those cases, we commit to only disclosing that information without your permission upon receipt of a valid subpoena and following notice from OpenHIE to you.

Although what you disclose here is public, we are all limited by copyright and patent law in how we may use your contributions. Therefore, OpenHIE only accepts voluntary contributions of content and documentation that are expressly licensed to OpenHIE under an approved creative commons license. Refer to the OpenHIE Contribution Policy for additional details.

OpenHIE welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy. Send them to

Attribution – derived from OpenMRS Privacy Policy