Creative Commons Privacy Policy

Last Updated: December 9, 2019
This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) explains the information collection, use, and sharing practices of Creative Commons Corporation (“CC”, “Creative Commons,” “we,” “us,” and “our”).

This Policy is incorporated into and part of Creative Commons Master Terms of Use (“Master Terms”) located at//

Unless otherwise noted on a particular website or service hosted by Creative Commons, this Policy describes and governs the information collection, use, and sharing practices of Creative Commons with respect to your use of our websites that link to this Privacy Policy, including://,,,,,,,,, and, the “Websites”), and the services we provide through our Websites and/or host on our servers, including without limitation the license chooser, legal tools, search engine, the CC Login Services (defined below), and the CC Global Network community website (collectively, the Websites, and the services available through them are referred to as the “Services”).

Please note that Creative Commons doesnotoperate the website at

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

Before you use or submit any information through or in connection with the Services, please carefully review this Privacy Policy. By using any part of the Services, you understand that your information will be collected, used, and disclosed as outlined in this Privacy Policy. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE SERVICES.

1. Our Principles

Creative Commons has designed this policy to be consistent with the following principles:

  • Privacy policies should be human readable and easy to find.
  • Data collection, storage, and processing should be simplified as much as possible to enhance security, ensure consistency, and make the practices easy for users to understand.
  • 数据实践应该满足用户的合理期望。

2. Information We Collect

We collect information in multiple ways, including when you provide information directly to us; when we passively collect information from you, such as from your browser or device; and from third parties.

Information You Provide Directly to Us

We will collect any information you provide to us. We may collect information from you in a variety of ways, such as when you: (a) create an online account, (b) apply for membership to the Creative Commons Global Network (“CCGN”), (c) vouch for someone’s application to the CCGN, (d) make a donation or purchase, (e) select a CC license or tool, (f) register for an event, (g) apply for a scholarship, grant, or fellowship, (h) contact us or provide feedback, (i) sign a petition distributed by Creative Commons, (j) upload your creative work or images, (k) subscribe to our newsletter, or (l) apply for a job at Creative Commons. This information may include but is not limited to your name, email address, phone number, mailing address, payment information, photo, geographic location, and your social media handles. We may also collect additional demographic and other information about you in connection with our conferences and events (e.g., dietary and other preferences), and the provision of this information to us by you is optional.

Information that Is Automatically Collected

Device/Usage Information

We may automatically collect certain information about the computer or devices (including mobile devices or tablets) you use to access the Services. As described further below, we may collect and analyze (a) device information such as IP addresses, location information (by country and city), unique device identifiers, IMEI and TCP/IP address, browser types, browser language, operating system, mobile device carrier information, and (b) information related to the ways in which you interact with the Services, such as referring and exit web pages and URLs, platform type, the number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages and content viewed and the order of those pages, statistical information about the use of the Services, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time you used the Services, the frequency of your use of the Services, error logs, and other similar information. As described further below, we may use third-party analytics providers and technologies, including cookies and similar tools, to assist in collecting this information.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

我们还通过使用互联网服务器日志和在线跟踪技术(如cookie和/或跟踪像素)收集有关您使用服务的数据。web服务器日志是存储网站活动的文件。cookie是当您访问网站时放置在您计算机上的一个小文本文件,它使我们能够:(A)识别您的计算机;(b)储存您的喜好和设置;(c)了解您访问过的服务网页以及引导您使用我们服务的转介网站;(d)通过提供与您推断的兴趣相关的内容,增强您的用户体验;(e)进行搜索和分析;(f)协助执行安全行政职能。跟踪像素(有时被称为网络信标或清晰的gif)是嵌入在网站、在线广告和/或电子邮件中的具有唯一标识符的微小电子标签,旨在提供广告印象或点击等使用信息,衡量服务和相关广告的受欢迎程度,并访问用户cookie。我们还可能在我们的许可按钮和/或图标中使用跟踪技术,您可以在其他网站/服务中嵌入这些按钮和/或图标,以跟踪它们嵌入的网站地址,衡量与它们的用户互动,并确定它们的独特浏览者数量。 If you receive email from us (such as the CC newsletter, campaign updates, or other ongoing email communications from CC), we may use certain analytics tools, such as clear GIFs, to capture data such as whether you open our message, click on any links or banners our email contains, or otherwise interact with what we send. This data allows us to gauge the effectiveness of our communications and marketing campaigns. As we adopt additional technologies, we may also gather additional information through other methods.

请注意,您可以更改您的设置,以通知您当一个cookie正在设置或更新,或阻止cookie一起。Please consult the “Help” section of your browser for more information (e.g.,Internet Explorer;Google Chrome;Mozilla Firefox; orApple Safari). Please note that by blocking any or all cookies, you may not have access to certain features or offerings of the Services.

For more information about how we use cookies, please see ourCookies Notice

Information from Third Parties

We may also collect information about you or others through third parties. For example, if you apply for CCGN membership, we may collect information from the references or vouchers you identified in your membership application. To the extent permitted by law, we may also collect information from third parties, including public sources, social media platforms, and marketing and market research firms. Depending on the source, this information collected from third parties could include name, contact information, demographic information, information about an individual’s employer, information to verify identity or trustworthiness, and information for other fraud or safety protection purposes.

3. How We Use Your Information

We may use the information we collect from and about you to:

  • Fulfill the purposes for which you provided it;
  • Evaluate your application for a scholarship, grant, fellowship, or CCGN membership;
  • Distribute funds to scholarship and grant recipients;
  • Provide and improve the Services, including to develop new features or services, promote CC community collaboration, take steps to secure the Services, and for technical and customer support;
  • Fundraise, accept donations, or process purchases of CC merchandise;
  • Host events and programs such as the annual CC Summit or the CC Certificate course;
  • Send you information about your relationship or transactions with us, account alerts, or other communications, such as newsletters to which you have subscribed;
  • Process and respond to your inquiries or to request your feedback;
  • Conduct analytics, research, and reporting, including to synthesize and derive insights from your use of our Services;
  • Evaluate job candidates during our hiring process;
  • Comply with the law and protect the safety, rights, property, or security of Creative Commons, the Services, our users, and the general public; and
  • Enforce ourMaster Terms, including to investigate potential violations thereof.

Please note that we may combine information that we collect from you and about you (including automatically collected information) with information we obtain about you from our affiliates and/or non-affiliated third parties, and use such combined information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


4. When We Disclose Your Information

We may disclose and/or share your information under the following circumstances:

  • Service Providers.We may disclose your information with third parties who perform services on our behalf, including without limitation, event management, candidate selection, marketing, customer support, data storage, data analysis and processing, and legal services.

For example, when you apply for a scholarship, grant, fellowship, or to be selected to participate in one of our other programs, CC may share that information with the individuals designated to select participants in, and help manage, those programs, which may include people not employed by Creative Commons.


  • 知识共享和其他内容的法律遵守和保护。卡塔尔vs葡萄牙分析We may disclose your information if required to do so by law or on a good faith belief that such disclosure is permitted by this Privacy Policy or reasonably necessary or appropriate for any of the following reasons: (a) to comply with legal process; (b) to enforce or apply our Master Terms and this Privacy Policy, or other contracts with you, including investigation of potential violations thereof; (c) enforce our Charter including the Code of Conduct and policies contained and incorporated therein, (d) to respond to your requests for customer service; and/or (e) to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Creative Commons, our agents and affiliates, our users, and the public. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection, and spam/malware prevention, and similar purposes.
  • 业务转移。As we continue to develop our business, we may engage in certain business transactions, such as the transfer or sale of our assets. In such transactions, (including in contemplation of such transactions, e.g., due diligence) your information may be disclosed. If any of Creative Commons’ assets are sold or transferred to a third party, customer information (including your email address) would likely be one of the transferred business assets.
  • 附属公司。We may disclose your information with current or future affiliated companies.
  • Consent.我们可在取得您的同意后,向任何第三方披露您的资料。
  • Aggregate/De-identified Information.We may disclose de-identified and/or aggregated data for any purpose to third parties, including advertisers, promotional partners, and/or others.
  • CCGN会员。

o In connection with you CCGN membership application, we may provide your information to the individuals you’ve selected to vouch for you, and with those reviewing your application, including the Membership Council whose members include people not employed by Creative Commons and who are located in various countries around the world.

o If you vouch for someone’s application to the CCGN, your information will be shared with those reviewing the application, including the Membership Council, and if you provide a positive vouching statement, that statement will be shared with the applicant if and when they are admitted for membership.

o Once you are a CCGN member, we may provide you with a public profile page, editable by you, and pre-populated with certain information you provided in your application such as your name, areas of interest, images or other content you upload, which will be publicly displayed to anyone who visits the site while logged in with their CCID. Other information contained in your profile such as your biographical information, email address, languages spoken, country of residence, social media account information, or URL details will be displayed only to CC and CCGN members.

5. Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data

The laws in some jurisdictions require companies to tell you about the legal ground they rely on to use or disclose information that can be directly linked to or used to identify you. To the extent those laws apply, our legal grounds for processing such information are as follows:

  • 履行我们对您的合同承诺。我们对信息的处理很大程度上是为了履行我们为用户提供服务的合同义务。
  • 合法的利益。In many cases, we handle information on the ground that it furthers our legitimate interests in ways that are not overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the affected individuals, these include:
    • Customer service
    • Marketing, advertising, and fundraising
    • Protecting our users, personnel, and property
    • Managing user accounts
    • Organizing and running events and programs
    • Analyzing and improving our business
    • Managing legal issues

We may also process information for the same legitimate interests of our users and business partners.

  • Legal Compliance. We may need to use and disclose information in certain ways to comply with our legal obligations.
  • Consent. Where required by law, and in some other cases where legally permissible, we handle information on the basis of consent. Where we handle your information on the basis of consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent; in accordance with applicable law.

6. Online Analytics

We may use third-party web analytics services (such as Google Analytics) on our Services to collect and analyze the information discussed above, and to engage in auditing, research, or reporting. The information (including your IP address) collected by various analytics technologies described in the “Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies” section above will be disclosed to or collected directly by these service providers, who use the information to evaluate your use of the Services, including by noting the third-party website from which you arrive to our Site, analyzing usage trends, assisting with fraud prevention, and providing certain features to you. To prevent Google Analytics from using your information for analytics, you may install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on by clickinghere

7. Your Choices and Data Subject Rights

您拥有通过服务收集和使用您的信息的各种权利。Those choices are as follows:

  • Email Unsubscribe – You may unsubscribe from our marketing emails at any time by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of each newsletter or by emailing with your request.
  • 筹款分析-您可以通过联系legal@www.familygiver.com提出您的请求,选择退出CC的筹款分析活动。
  • 帐户首选项-如果您已通过我们的服务注册帐户,您可以通过登录您的帐户并更新您的设置来更新您的帐户信息或调整您的电子邮件通信首选项。
  • EU Data Subject Rights – Individuals in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) and other jurisdictions have certain legal rights (subject to applicable exceptions and limitations) to obtain confirmation of whether we hold certain information about them, to access such information, and to obtain its correction or deletion in appropriate circumstances. You may have the right to object to our handling of your information, restrict our processing of your information, and to withdraw any consent you have provided. To exercise these rights, please email us at with the nature of your request. You also have the right to go directly to the relevant supervisory or legal authority, but we encourage you to contact us so that we may resolve your concerns directly as best and as promptly as we can.

8. International Transfers

Our computer systems are currently based in the United States and the United Kingdom and the majority of our contractors are based in the United States or Canada. As described above in the “When We Disclose Your Information” section, we may share your information with trusted service providers or business partners in countries other than your country of residence, including the United States, in accordance with applicable law. This means that some of your information may be processed in the United States, which may not offer the same level of protection as the privacy laws of your jurisdiction. By providing us with your information, you acknowledge any such transfer, storage or use.

If we provide any information about you to any third parties information processors located outside of the EEA, we will take appropriate measures to ensure such companies protect your information adequately in accordance with this Privacy Policy and other data protection laws to govern the transfers of such data.

9. Security Measures


10. Children


11. Data Retention

We retain the information we collect for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes set forth in this Privacy Policy or as long as we are legally required or permitted to do so. Information may persist in copies made for backup and business continuity purposes for additional time.

12.Third-Party Links and Services


13. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We will continue to evaluate this Privacy Policy as we update and expand our Services, and we may make changes to the Privacy Policy accordingly. We will post any changes here and revise the date last updated above. We encourage you to check this page periodically for updates to stay informed on how we collect, use and share your information. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will provide you with notice as required by law.

14. Questions About this Privacy Policy

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, you can contact us at:

The Creative Commons Privacy Policy is dedicated to the public domain under theCreative Commons CC0 Public Domain Dedication.您可以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为您自己的目的。但是,请记住,本隐私政策可能并不完全适合您的情况。Creative Commons strongly encourages you to seek the advice of your own attorney before repurposing this Privacy Policy on your own site.

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