1. Preamble
  2. Our Principles
  3. Personal Information CC Collects
  4. What CC does with the Personal Information
  5. Disclosures of Personal Information
  6. Security of Personal Information Collected via the Websites; OpenID
  7. Data Usage Policy: Non Personal Browsing and Site Usage Information
  8. Reorganization or Spin-Offs
  9. Children
  10. Third-Party Sites
  11. Special Note to International Users
  12. Changes and Updates to this Privacy Policy
  13. Using this Privacy Policy for Your Own Purposes

This Master Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) explains the collection, use, and disclosure of “personal information” by Crassparenting.com (“Crassparenting”), through the websites that Crassparenting operates at http://crassparenting.com (the “Crassparenting Website”). This Privacy Policy also explains our commitment to you with respect to our use and disclosure of non-personal browsing and site usage data that Creative Commons collects as the provider of the Websites and an OpenID service provider. That commitment is contained in a “Data Usage Policy,” below. 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. By accessing the Website, you are accepting and agreeing to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

Our Principles

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

  1. Privacy policies and data collection and use policies should be human readable, comprehensive, and easy to locate;
  2. 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;
  3. 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
  4. Unless restricted or prohibited by law, and provided your email address has been collected and retained, you should be notified when circumstances require Crassparenting to provide a third party with your personal information.

Personal Information Crassparenting 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 Crassparenting Website, and when you thereafter create/edit your profile page, identify your content, share your story, and/or establish a Crassparenting 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 Crassparenting 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

  • You may donate money to Crassparenting directly or through a variety of on-line payment sites, including PayPal. When you donate to Crassparenting, your personal information is sent to, handled 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 Crasstalk. When you donate money to Crasstalk directly, we use your personal information to process your donation.

Regardless of the method by which you donate to Crassparenting, we additionally use the personal information you provide for the purpose of contacting you about upcoming news and events relevant to Crassparenting. Crassparenting 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 Crassparenting. By joining the IntenseDebate network, you are also given a public profile page where you can voluntarily post personal information for public viewing. The information that you submit on your public profile page, including but not limited to information you provide in the about section and any photograph or image of yourself you upload, is posted by you at your discretion (although subject to InteseDebate’s terms of use). The information you publish on your public profile page, including your personal information, may be used by anyone who views that information for any lawful purpose. 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 Crassparenting. Any other personal information that we may collect which is not described specifically in this Privacy Policy will only be collected and used in accordance with the Principles.

Disclosures of Personal Information

In general, it is not Crassparenting’s practice to disclose personal information to third parties. We may share personal information in two instances: First, Crassparenting may share personal information with our contractors and service providers in order to maintain, enhance, or add to the functionality of the Website. Second, we may disclose your personal information to third parties in a good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) take action regarding suspected illegal activities; (b) enforce or apply our Master Terms of Use and Privacy Policy; (c) comply with legal process, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order; or (d) protect our rights, reputation, and property, or that of our users, affiliates, or the public. If Crassparenting 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, Crassparenting will use reasonable means to notify you promptly of that event, unless prohibited by law or Crassparenting is otherwise advised not to notify you on the advice of legal counsel.

Security of Personal Information Collected via the Website

Crassparenting has implemented reasonable measures to protect against unauthorized access to and unlawful interception or processing of personal information that Crassparenting 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. Crassparenting 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. Crassparenting 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. No Selling or Sharing. Except in the unique situations identified in this Privacy Policy, Crassparenting does not sell or otherwise voluntarily provide the non-personal browsing information we collect about you or your website usage to third parties. Notice. If Crassparenting is required to provide a third party with your non personal browsing information (whether by subpoena or otherwise), then Crassparenting will use reasonable means to notify you promptly of that event, unless Crassparenting is prohibited by law from doing so or is otherwise advised not to notify you on the advice of legal counsel. Any other non-personal information that we collect which is not described specifically in this Privacy Policy will only be collected and used in accordance with the Principles.

Reorganization or Spin-Offs

Crassparenting 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, Crassparenting 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.

Children

The Websites are not directed at children under the age of 13. Consistent with the 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 terms of use specifically prohibit anyone using our Websites from submitting any personally identifiable information about persons under 13 years of age. Any person who provides their personal information to Crassparenting through the Websites represents that they are 13 years of age or older.

Third-Party Sites

The Websites may include links to other websites. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party sites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other websites.

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 use of your personal data for the uses identified above in accordance with the Privacy Policy; and
  • the transfer of your personal data to the United States as indicated above.

Changes and Updates to this Privacy Policy

We may occasionally update this Privacy Policy. When we do, we will also revise the Effective Date below. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed about how we are protecting the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the Websites constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any updates.

Using this Privacy Policy for Your Own Purposes

The Crassparenting Privacy Policy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. You are free to use and adapt this Privacy Policy for your own purposes. However, please keep in mind that this policy, as written, may not be completely suitable for your situation. Creative Commons strongly encourages you to seek the advice of your own attorney or counsel before using this Privacy Policy. Questions? If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at amy@openthreadmedia.com. Effective Date: August 1, 2012