Privacy Policy

Master Privacy Policy and Express Consent

1. Preamble

This Master Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) explains the collection, use, processing, transferring and disclosure of “personal information” by Creative Commons Corporation (“CC” or “Creative Commons”), a Massachusetts charitable organization, and also contains an Express Consent that applies to those who use our Websites and Services (as defined below). This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and made part of Creative Commons Master Terms of Use (“Master Terms”) located at//

除非知识共享平台托管的特定网站或服务中另有说明,否则本隐私政策适用于您对知识共享平台运营的所有网站的使用。卡塔尔vs葡萄牙分析These include//,,,,,,,,,https://network.www.familygiver.comand, together with all other subdomains thereof (the “ccNet Website”), (collectively, the “Websites”). This Privacy Policy also applies to all products, information, and services provided through the Websites, including without limitation the license chooser, legal tools, the CC Login Services (defined below), and the CC Global Network community website (the “CCGN website (together with the Websites, the “Services”). Creative Commons does not operate the website at此外,本隐私政策不适用于任何附属网站或创作共用的章节运营的网站,除非这些网站或网站的任何子域名上有明确规定。卡塔尔vs葡萄牙分析For purposes of this Privacy Policy, “CC Login Services” refers to CC’s implementation of the OpenID standard used on the ccNet Website, and the Central Authentication Service (CAS protocol) used on

In addition, supplemental Privacy Policy terms (“Supplemental Privacy Policy Terms”) may apply to a particular Service, such as the Scholar’s Copyright Addendum Engine ( and ( All such Supplemental Privacy Policy Terms will be accessible for you to read either within, or through your use of, that particular Service.

This Privacy Policy also explains our commitment to you with respect to our use, processing, transfer and disclosure of non personal browsing and site usage data that Creative Commons collects as the provider of the Services. “Non personal browsing and site usage data” refers to information that CC collects indirectly and automatically about your activities while visiting the Websites and using the Services through tools such as Google Analytics. The type of information that we collect focuses on general information such as general location such as country or city where you are located (not intentionally fine-grained location information), pages visited, heat-map of visitors’ activity on the site, information about the browser you are using, etc. In addition, whenever you use a CC Login Service to log into a Website or use the Services, our servers (which, again, may be hosted by a third party service provider) keep a plain text log of the websites you visit and when you visit them. CC does not deliberately track people over the Internet. See section 11, below for more information about this.

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 or information from which a person could deduce your identity.


2. Our Principles

Creative Commons is committed to handling responsibly the personal information and data we collect and process about you through our Services, whether personal information or non personal browsing and site usage data. We have designed our Privacy Policy consistent with the following principles (the “Principles”):

  • Privacy policies including provisions regarding data collection, processing and use, should be human readable, comprehensive, and easy to locate;
  • 在符合比例原则的前提下,仅处理、收集和维护为向您提供服务而合理需要的最低限度的个人信息,且仅在合理需要或要求的时间内进行;and
  • Personal information you provide through our Services, or that we gather as a result of your use of our Services, should not be used for marketing or advertising purposes, nor should it be provided voluntarily (without your permission) to anyone else unless required.

3. Personal Information CC Collects

We may collect and process personal information through our Services, including without limitation:

  • in connection with your selection of one of our licenses or legal tools including CC0 or the Public Domain Mark;
  • when you provide us with your personal information such as by sending an email to us or signing up to receive updates from Creative Commons, including the CCGN;
  • when you subscribe to one of our email discussion lists;
  • when you donate money to us or purchase merchandise;
  • when you apply for a funding opportunity or participation in one of our programs, such as applying for a scholarship to the CC global summit;
  • when you create a CC Login Service account;
  • when you apply for membership in the CC Global Network (the “CCGN”) or use the CCGN website;
  • if you respond to a membership applicant’s request that you be a voucher for his, her or its membership application; and
  • when you provide personal information in connection with your participation in any of the forums we make available through our Services.

Specifically, the following personal information at a minimum will be collected, processed and transferred as set forth below when you apply for membership in the CCGN:

  • Name;
  • Email address;
  • Brief bio (including links and references);
  • Brief summary of why you want to be a member of CCGN;
  • Areas of interest;
  • Languages;
  • Country in which you are located and/or with which you have voluntarily chosen to be associated;
  • URLs and links to social media;
  • A personal photo for your profile (if that feature is enabled and you voluntarily supply a photo);
  • Whether you are currently or have previously been associated with a CC affiliate institution or are or have previously been an individual CC affiliate;
  • Personal qualities that relate to your candidacy for membership; and
  • Any other information that you elect to provide or that CC may request.

Some of this personal information (along with your new user ID) will be used to create your CCGN member profile if your application is approved. Some of that information will be public (user ID, name and photo (if the feature is enabled and you have voluntarily supplied it), and some of that information will only be accessible by other CCGN members (email address, brief biography, languages, country in which you are located and/or with which you have voluntarily chosen to be associated, URLs and social media, and similar)).

If you are designated as a voucher by an individual or an institution applying for membership in the CCGN, the following personal information may be collected about you as a voucher:

  • Name;
  • Email address;
  • Information on how you know the candidate and your opinion (deciding in favor of vouching, as to why your favor the candidate);
  • Country in which you are located and/or with which you have voluntarily chosen to be associated;
  • URLs and links to social media; and
  • Any other information that the voucher elects to provide or that CC may request.

4. What CC Does with Personal Information

License/Tool Selection.我们将您向我们提供的个人信息作为您选择我们的许可/工具之一的一部分,以向您提供与您选择的许可/工具对应的RDF、html和统一资源定位器。一些较老版本的许可选择器允许创作共用协议通过电子邮件向您发送此信息。卡塔尔vs葡萄牙分析在这种情况下,您的电子邮件地址将在发送此电子邮件后被删除。我们可能会使用所有这些信息来维护许可证/工具的使用数据。

Emails and Newsletters.当您向我们发送电子邮件或注册接收知识共享的更新时,我们使用您向我们提供的个人信息,以响应您的请求——例如,回复您的电子邮件或向您发送关于知识共享的新闻和活动的通信。卡塔尔vs葡萄牙分析

When you subscribe to updates from us, your email address is sent to and stored in a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database (such as MailChimp, or CiviCRM) hosted on servers that can only be accessed by Creative Commons staff and contractors. CC may change CRM system(s) from time to time. When you subscribe to one of our email discussion lists, your name and email address is sent to and stored by (1) (, currently a collaboration between the Center for the Public Domain ( and the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (, (2) Creative Commons, and/or (3) another service with which Creative Commons has engaged to provide email support (such as a CRM system as mentioned above). Personal information submitted as part of our email discussion lists is used for the purpose of managing the discussion lists. Your name and email address typically will be visible to other list participants when you correspond on the list and to the general public in the discussion archives. All emails sent to the discussions lists are publicly archived.

Events: If you sign up for an event hosted or supported by Creative Commons, we may share your personal information with vendors and third party contractors solely for the purpose of organizing and running the event. Additionally, if you sign up to participate in a CC-sponsored event, including without limitation a CC Global Summit, you may be asked to enter your name, address, and account information in connection with your payment for attendance. Currently, CC uses Stripe for payment, but CC may use additional methods for payment. You affirmatively consent and agree that CC may use and process your information in connection with the use and processing of your attendance with any such third party payment processors for purposes of processing your payment. Your information is subject to the privacy policies of such third party websites, and you affirmatively consent to the transfer of your information to those websites and service providers. CC is not be responsible for their handling, processing and use of your information.

Funding opportunities or participation in our programs.When you apply for a scholarship or grant from Creative Commons, or when you apply to be selected to participate in one of our programs, CC will collect certain personal information from you in order to evaluate your application. We will share that information with the people who are designated to select participants in those programs, which may include people not employed by Creative Commons.


If you purchase merchandise from the Creative Commons store (, your personal information will be used for the purpose of sending you the items you purchased. If you sign up to receive updates from Creative Commons when you check out from the store, we will use your personal information to send you communications about Creative Commons news and campaigns.

You may donate money to Creative Commons directly or through a variety of on-line payment sites, currently including PayPal,, Good Search, Network for Good, and Mission Fish, among others. When you use any of those websites and services to donate to CC, your personal information is sent to, processed by and stored by those websites in accordance with their respective privacy policies and terms of use. You should read and understand the privacy policy and terms of use of any website you use to donate to Creative Commons. When you donate to Creative Commons directly, we use your personal information to process your donation. When you donate as part of one of CC’s fundraising campaigns, your name will be published on our “supporters page” unless you request otherwise. If you sign up to receive updates from Creative Commons when you provide your donation, we will use your personal information to send you communications about Creative Commons news and campaigns.

5. ccNet Website

This service is no longer accepting new accounts, but if you previously created a ccNet account, you may still access and use it. When you joined ccNet, you provided personal information to create your account and establish a password and profile, and to create an OpenID. We use that personal information to establish and maintain your accounts, provide you with the features we provide for account holders, to act as your OpenID service provider, and for the purpose of contacting you about upcoming news and events relevant to Creative Commons.

通过加入ccNet,您还可以获得一个公开的个人资料页面,在那里您可以自愿发布个人信息供公众查看。您在您的公众资料页面上提交的信息,包括但不限于您在“您的CC Story”字段中提供的信息和您选择上传的任何照片或图像,由您自行决定发布(尽管受ccNet的主使用条款的约束)。未经他人明确同意,你不应张贴他人的照片或图像。您在您的公共个人资料页面上发布的信息,包括您的个人信息,可能会被任何出于任何合法目的查看该信息的人使用,但您在“您的CC Story”字段中插入的文本和您上传的任何照片或图像除外,如果您选择在任何情况下提供这些信息,必须根据知识共享署名3.0非移植许可的条款和条件进行许可,并受其约束。卡塔尔vs葡萄牙分析如编辑配置文件页面中所述。CC may use the personal and non personal browsing and site usage date (as described above) you provide in your public profile, including the text in the “Your CC Story” field (subject to the terms of that license), to promote the mission of Creative Commons.

6. CC Global Network (CCGN)

In connection with your application to the CCGN or use of the CCGN website, you will be required to provide certain personal information. We use and process that personal information to evaluate your application, establish and maintain your account, provide you with the features we provide for account holders, and for the purpose of contacting you about upcoming news and events relevant to Creative Commons and the CCGN. In connection with your application you will be required to have one or more members of the CCGN provide information about you in order to vouch for you as a potential member of the CCGN. You hereby consent to those individuals providing such information about you that we reasonably request. The personal information provided in connection with your application to the CCGN, whether by you or a member of the CCGN vouching as you voluntarily request on your behalf, will be used by the CCGN including its Membership Council (interim and/or permanent) and Creative Commons to evaluate your application.

如果您被CCGN录取,您将获得一个公开的个人资料页面,您可以自愿发布个人信息供公众查看。您提交或在您的个人资料页面上提供的某些个人信息,包括您的姓名、感兴趣的领域、图像和您上传的其他内容,可能会被任何出于任何合法目的查看这些信息的人使用。您提交到个人资料页面的其他个人信息,包括您的个人履历信息、所讲语言、居住国家或您希望与之关联或类似的国家、社交媒体账户信息或URL详细信息可能会被CCGN的其他成员查看和使用。Further, if you are admitted, your information will be transferred to and from the various fora that further the CC mission and enable the CCGN, including chapters, the CCGN, platforms and working groups, HQ and the Membership Council for purposes of governance participation, activity interaction, and other purposes related to the mission, vision and activities of CC.



See sections 15 and 22 below for additional information.

7. Participating in the CCGN

Registered Users.当您在任何服务(包括但不限于CC登录服务或CCGN网站)上注册以获得用户帐户(任何该等人,“注册用户”)时,您可能会被要求提供个人信息以创建帐户、建立密码和个人资料。如果您不愿意提供您的合法姓名,我们一般鼓励您使用别名或昵称。您就您的帐户提供的名称或昵称可能被用于您提交给任何服务的任何内容的属性。我们还使用这些个人信息建立和维护您的帐户,向您提供我们为注册用户提供的功能,并就本政策或其他适用政策的更改向您发送电子邮件。如果您在创建您的账户时注册接收知识共享的更新,我们将使用您的个人信息向您发送关卡塔尔vs葡萄牙分析于知识共享的新闻和活动的信息。

Any other personal information that we may collect which is not described specifically in this Privacy Policy will only be collected, processed, transferred and used in accordance with the Principles and as stated herein.

8. Disclosures of Personal Information

一般而言,知识共享的做法并非将个人信息披露给卡塔尔vs葡萄牙分析服务上提供的第三方。Except as otherwise set forth herein or for providing you with attribution using your CC Login Service name or nickname (as you have elected) in connection with your CC-licensed works, we may share your personal information in the following instances:

  1. 首先,创作共用卡塔尔vs葡萄牙分析协议可能会与我们的承包商和服务提供商共享个人信息,以维持、增强或增加服务的功能,组织和运行您已注册参加的活动,评估您的资金申请和/或参与创作共用协议运营的项目,或以其他方式运行您选择参加的任何CC项目或活动。
  2. Second, we may disclose your personal information you provide in connection with your application to the CCGN or use of the CCGN website, including to those individuals who you select to vouch for your acceptance as a member of the CCGN and those reviewing your application, and the Membership Counsel (interim and/or permanent) whose members are located in various countries (such as Colombia, El Salvador, Australia, Canada, Malaysia, Argentina, South Korea, Poland, Ghana, Brazil, United States, Japan, Netherlands, Chile, and Guatemala), for the purpose of making a decision about your application.
  3. 第三,如果您是代金券,我们可以向(a)会员理事会(临时和/或永久)披露您的个人信息,以确认代金券的身份并对申请人作出决定,以及(b)如果申请人决定援引下文第21和22节所讨论的查阅和更正权利,则申请人可以向理事会披露您的个人信息。
  4. 第四,我们可能会向第三方披露您的个人信息,并善意地相信该等披露对于(a)针对涉嫌非法活动采取行动是合理必要的;(b)执行或应用我们的主条款和本隐私政策;(c)执行我们的宪章[链接],包括行为准则和其中包含和包含的政策,(d)遵守法律程序,如搜查令、传票、法规或法院命令;or (e) address legitimate interests pursued by Creative Commons or by a third party (except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child) and ensure our compliance with applicable laws.

For the purposes listed in section 3 above, Creative Commons may transfer your personal information to Creative Commons affiliates, members, chapters, and third parties that provide products or services to Creative Commons. The majority of consultants that Creative Commons is using as of the effective date of this Privacy Policy were located in the United States and in Canada, but this may change from time to time. For example, Creative Commons has engaged a third-party Internet service to provide hosting services for some of our Websites based in the United Kingdom.

当个人信息直接转让给位于包括上述国家在内的某一国家的附属机构、成员、分会或第三方提供商时,该等机构可能无法提供相当于您辖区内法律的保护级别,知识共享将在选择该等接收方时进行适当的尽职调查。卡塔尔vs葡萄牙分析并要求这些收件人保持足够的技术和组织安全措施来保护个人信息,并仅按照创作共用的指示处理个人信息,而不用于其他目的。卡塔尔vs葡萄牙分析See also section 20 below.

9. Security of Personal Information Collected via the Services

Creative Commons has implemented reasonable physical, technical, and organizational security measures for personal information that Creative Commons processes, transfers, stores and controls against accidental or unlawful destruction, or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access, in compliance with applicable law. However, no website can fully eliminate security risks. Third parties may circumvent our security measures to unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. If any data breach occurs, we will post a reasonably prominent notice to the Websites and comply with all other applicable data privacy requirements including, when required, personal notice to you if you have provided and we have maintained an email address for you.

CC Login Services帐户系统除了上述安全风险外,还有其他安全风险。除此之外,他们很容易受到DNS攻击,使用任何CC登录服务可能会增加钓鱼的风险。请参阅下面的“更多关于CC登录服务”以及本隐私政策中有关这些服务的其他信息。

10. Information from Cookies and Similar Technologies


11. Non Personal Browsing and Site Usage Information We Process and Collect

当您使用服务时,我们的服务器(可能由第三方服务提供商托管)可能会间接和自动地(通过,例如,使用您的“IP地址”)处理和收集有关您访问网站和使用我们服务时活动的信息,以及有关您所在国家和您使用的浏览器的信息。此外,我们使用第三方提供的网站和应用程序分析服务,这些服务使用cookie和其他类似技术来收集有关网站和服务使用的信息,并报告趋势,而不确定个别访问者的身份(就本隐私政策而言,上述第1节所述均为“非个人浏览和网站使用信息”)。向我们提供这些服务的第三方也可能会收集有关您使用第三方网站的信息。You can learn about Google’s practices in connection with this information collection and how to opt out of it by downloading the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on, available at当您使用CCGN网站帐户或CC登录服务时,我们的服务器(同样可能由第三方服务提供商托管)会记录您访问的网站以及您访问这些网站的时间。我们可能会将收集到的非个人浏览信息与我们的第三方服务提供商就其提供的服务进行共享。

12. No Linking

We do not intentionally link browsing information or information from our CC Login Services 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 Services are being used, to improve our Services, and for systems administration purposes. CC may use a third party analytics provider (for example, Google Analytics as discussed in section 1 above) to help us collect and analyze non personal browsing and site usage information through operation of our Services for those same purposes.

In connection with your use of the Services, you may tag content, create lists of favorite content, and do other things to personalize your experience. You should not, however, tag other persons or post photographs or other images or likenesses without that other person’s express consent. This information will be retained by Creative Commons in connection with the relevant CC Login Service.

13. No Selling or Sharing


14. No Access; More about CC Login Services

As a provider of CC Login Services, CC could access your web-based account tied to such services, and could log in on behalf of any of Registered Users to any of the accounts they have accessed using the CC Login Services. Creative Commons will never use this technical login ability for any purpose except as required by law.

15. Data Retention

一旦我们将我们的CC登录服务和CCGN网站上的非个人浏览信息用于上述“禁止链接”和本隐私政策其他地方描述的有限目的,CC通常会丢弃这些信息。Nevertheless, we may, but are not obligated to, retain certain data in connection with routine information technology backups and for archival purposes.

当CCGN会员申请被拒绝或接受时,从申请人和凭证中收集的个人信息将在CC发出决定后21天内删除,但凭证的决定(例如,为申请人担保/不为申请人担保)和您当时存在或先前作为CC附属机构的从属关系(或与CC附属机构的从属关系)除外。Personal information submitted by someone acting as a voucher and collected for the purpose of providing a voucher for an applicant that is rejected or accepted will be deleted after 21 days from the time CC sends out its decision, with the exception of the voucher’s actual decision (i.e., whether or not he or she vouched for the applicant, but none of the statement(s) that he or she may have provided).

16. Notice

Any other non-personal information that we collect which is not described specifically in this Privacy Policy will only be collected, processed, transferred and used in accordance with the Principles.

17. Reorganization or Spin-Offs

Creative Commons may transfer some or all of your personal and/or non personal browsing information to a third party as a result of a reorganization, spin-off, or similar transaction. Upon such transfer, the acquirer’s privacy policy will apply. In such event, Creative Commons will use reasonable efforts to notify you and to ensure that at the time of the transaction the acquirer’s privacy policy complies with the Principles and with all applicable laws.

18. Children

The Services are not directed at children under the age of 13. Consistent with the U.S. federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personal information from anyone under the age of 13 without requiring parental consent. Our Master Terms specifically prohibit anyone using our Services from submitting any personally identifiable information about persons under 13 years of age. Any person who provides their personal information to CC through the Services represents that they are 13 years of age or older.

19. Third-Party Sites

服务可能包括到其他网站的链接。您应查阅这些第三方网站的相关隐私政策。This Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other websites.

20. Special Note to International Users

If you are accessing or using the Services in regions with laws governing data collection, processing, transfer and use, please note that we may transfer your information to recipients in countries other than the country in which the information was originally collected. Those countries may not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you initially provided the information. The Services are hosted in the United States and the United Kingdom. Please note that your personal information may be located on servers in the United States and/or the United Kingdom. By providing your personal information and by checking all required boxes when you apply for membership in the CCGN or otherwise access and use our Services or Websites, you expressly consent to the use of your personal information for the uses identified above in accordance with the Privacy Policy.

当您申请成为CCGN会员时,您提供给知识共享网站的个人信息将被共享给会员理事会成卡塔尔vs葡萄牙分析员(临时和/或永久),以便对您的申请做出决定。这些成员可能位于信息最初收集的国家以外的国家,例如哥伦比亚、萨尔瓦多、澳大利亚、加拿大、马来西亚、阿根廷、韩国、波兰、加纳、巴西、美国、日本、荷兰、智利和危地马拉。这些国家的数据保护法律可能无法提供与您管辖范围内的法律同等级别的保护。卡塔尔vs葡萄牙分析知识共享将在选择这些成员时进行适当的尽职调查,并要求这些成员保持足够的技术和组织安全措施来保护个人信息,并仅按照知识共享的指示处理个人信息,而不用于其他目的。从欧盟转移到美国或欧盟以外的数据将以获得欧盟/美国的认证为依据Privacy Shield regime and/or a data transfer agreement based on the Standard Contractual Clauses approved of by the European Commission respectively, consistent with applicable data privacy requirements.

21. Accuracy of Personal Information Collected


22. Access to Personal Information



23. Changes and Updates to this Privacy Policy


24. Using this Privacy Policy for Your Own Purposes

The text (but not trademarks, including CC’s name, branding, and look-feel of this site) of this Privacy Policy is dedicated to the public domain under theCreative Commons CC0 Public Domain Dedication.您可以为您自己的目的自由使用和修改本隐私政策和任何适用的补充隐私政策条款,但不能与网站的服务有关。这些条款按原样提供,没有任何类型的保证(更多信息请参阅CC0的文本)。请记住,本隐私政策可能不适合您的情况。卡塔尔vs葡萄牙分析知识共享协议强烈建议您在您自己的网站上重新使用本隐私政策之前寻求您自己的律师的建议。CC is not your attorney, and this is not legal advice.

25. Questions?

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email

Effective Date: 7 November 2017. For an archive of previous CC privacy policies, seehere