- Our Principles
- Personal Information CC Collects
- What CC does with the Personal Information
- Disclosures of Personal Information
- Security of Personal Information Collected via the Websites; OpenID
- Data Usage Policy: Non Personal Browsing and Site Usage Information
- Reorganization or Spin-Offs
- Third-Party Sites
- Special Note to International Users
As used in this policy, “personal information” means information that would allow a party to identify you such as, for example, your name, address or location, telephone number or email address.
- Privacy policies and data collection and use policies should be human readable, comprehensive, and easy to locate;
- Only the minimum amount of information reasonably necessary to provide you with services should be collected and maintained, and only for so long as reasonably needed or required;
- Information you provide through our Websites, or that we gather as a result of your use of our Websites or commenting services, should not be used for marketing or advertising purposes, nor should it be provided voluntarily (without your permission) to anyone else unless required; and
- Unless restricted or prohibited by law, and provided your email address has been collected and retained, you should be notified when circumstances require Crasstalk to provide a third party with your personal information.
Personal Information Crasstalk Collects
We may collect personal information at several places on the Websites, including without limitation:
- in connection with your selection of one of our licenses or legal tools including, without limitation, CCO, or the Public Domain Certification, or your application for Founder’s Copyright;
- when you provide us with your personal information such as by sending an email to us or signing up to receive a newsletter or our events listing;
- when you register to establish a user account on any of our Websites;
- when you donate money to us or purchase merchandise;
- when you join the Crasstalk Website, and when you thereafter create/edit your profile page, identify your content, share your story, and/or establish a Crasstalk commenting account; and
- when you provide personal information in connection with your participation in any of the forums we make available to that community.
What Crasstalk does with Personal Information
License/Tool Selection. We use the personal information you provide to us as part of your registration as a commenter or author. Your email address is stored when you become an author or make a comment.
Emails and Newsletters. We use the personal information you provide to us when you send us emails or sign up to receive our newsletter or events listing in order to respond to your request — for example, to reply to your email or to send you communications about news and events related to Creative Commons.
When you comment with the IntenseDebate system your username and email address is sent to and stored by InteseDebate (http://intensedebate.com). Personal information submitted as part of our commenting system is used for the purpose of managing the comments on the Website.
Donations. When you donate money to us or purchase merchandise via our support page, your personal information will be
Regardless of the method by which you donate to Crasstalk, we additionally use the personal information you provide for the purpose of contacting you about upcoming news and events relevant to Crasstalk.
Crasstalk Website. When you join our website you provide personal information to create your account and establish a password and profile, and to create an IntenseDebate account. We use that personal information to establish and maintain your accounts, provide you with the features we provide for account holders, and for the purpose of contacting you about upcoming news and events relevant to Crasstalk.
Participating in Our Community: Registered IntenseDebate Users. When you register to obtain a user account on any of the Websites (any such person, a “Registered User”), including but not limited to the IntenseDebate commenting system and WordPress author account you may be asked to provide personal information to create your account and establish a password and profile. Providing your email address is mandatory but providing your real name is optional. If you do provide your email address, it will allow us to send you your password if you should forget it. If you voluntarily provide your real name in connection with any content you submit to any Website, your name may be associated with the content you contributed if you choose to but real names are optional and will not be automatically attached to contributions. We will also use that personal information to establish and maintain your membership and provide you with the features we provide for Registered Users, and for the purpose of contacting you about upcoming news and events relevant to Crasstalk.
Disclosures of Personal Information
In general, it is not Crasstalk’s practice to disclose personal information to third parties. We may share personal information in two instances:
First, Crasstalk may share personal information with our contractors and service providers in order to maintain, enhance, or add to the functionality of the Website.
If Crasstalk is required to provide a third party with your personal information (whether by subpoena or otherwise), then provided we have collected and retained an email address for you, Crasstalk will use reasonable means to notify you promptly of that event, unless prohibited by law or Crasstalk is otherwise advised not to notify you on the advice of legal counsel.
Security of Personal Information Collected via the Website
Crasstalk has implemented reasonable measures to protect against unauthorized access to and unlawful interception or processing of personal information that Crasstalk stores and controls. However, no website can fully eliminate security risks. Third parties may circumvent our security measures to unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. We will post a reasonably prominent notice to the Websites if any such security breach occurs.
Crasstalk does not control the IntenseDebate website or database and security for those systems is subject to the policies and practices of Automattic, Inc.
Data Usage Policy: Non Personal Browsing and Site Usage Information
Our Data Usage Policy covers how we maintain and use information about you that is collected by our Websites and server logs, including when you log into a website using your author account or IntenseDebate account.
Non Personal Browsing Information We Collect. When you use the Websites, our servers (which may be hosted by a third party service provider) may collect information indirectly and automatically (through, for example, the use of your “IP address”) about your activities while visiting the Websites and information about the browser you are using. In addition, whenever you use your author account or IntenseDebate account to log into a website, our servers (which, again, may be hosted by a third party service provider) keep a log of the websites you visit and when you visit them.
No Linking. We do not intentionally link browsing information or information from our server logs to the personal information you submit to us. We use this information for internal purposes only, such as to help understand how the Websites are being used, to improve our Websites and the features we provide, and for systems administration purposes. Crasstalk uses a third party analytics provider to help us collect and analyze non personal browsing information through operation of our Websites for those same purposes.
Notice. If Crasstalk is required to provide a third party with your non personal browsing information (whether by subpoena or otherwise), then Crasstalk will use reasonable means to notify you promptly of that event, unless Crasstalk is prohibited by law from doing so or is otherwise advised not to notify you on the advice of legal counsel.
Reorganization or Spin-Offs
Special Note to International Users
The Websites are hosted in the United States. If you are accessing the Websites from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use and disclosure that differ from United States laws, please note that you are transferring your personal data to the United States which does not have the same data protection laws as the EU and other regions. By providing your personal data you consent to:
- the transfer of your personal data to the United States as indicated above.
Effective Date: September 1, 2011