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.
We may collect personal information at several places on the Websites, including without limitation:
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 Sideralis Programs.
When you subscribe to our newsletter, events list or one of our email discussion lists, your name and email address is stored. 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 will typically 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 list are publicly archived.
We additionally use the personal information you provide for the purpose of contacting you about upcoming news and events relevant to Sideralis Programs. When we contact you for the first time after your donation, we will use reasonable means to give you the option to choose not to be contacted in this manner again. When you donate money as part of one of Sideralis Programs’ fundraising campaigns, your name will be published on our “supporters page” unless you request otherwise.
Website. When you join our network you provide 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.
Participating in Our Community: Registered Users. When you register to obtain a user account on any of the Websites (any such person, a “Registered User”) you may be asked to provide personal information to create your account and establish a password and profile. 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 (such as when you edit a Wiki page). 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 Sideralis Programs.
In general, it is not Sideralis Programs’ practice to disclose personal information to third parties. We may share personal information in two instances:
First, Sideralis Programs may share personal information with our contractors and service providers in order to maintain, enhance, or add to the functionality of the Websites or the OpenID service.
If Sideralis Programs 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, Sideralis Programs will use reasonable means to notify you promptly of that event, unless prohibited by law or Sideralis Programs is otherwise advised not to notify you on the advice of legal counsel.
Sideralis Programs has implemented reasonable measures to protect against unauthorized access to and unlawful interception or processing of personal information that Sideralis Programs 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.
OpenID, including Sideralis Programs OpenID services, has security risks in addition to those described above. Among other things, OpenID is vulnerable to DNS attacks, and using OpenID may increase the risk of phishing. See About OpenID for more information about the types and levels of risks associated with OpenID.
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 Sideralis Programs OpenID.
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 Creative Commons OpenID 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 OpenID 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. Sideralis Programs may use a third party analytics provider to help us collect and analyze non personal browsing information through operation of our Websites for those same purposes; however, we will never use a third party analytics provider to collect or analyze any information through our operations as an OpenID service provider.
No Access. As an OpenID service provider, Sideralis Programs could technically access your web-based account tied to our OpenID service, and could log in on behalf of any of its OpenID users to any of the accounts they have accessed using their Sideralis Programs OpenID. Sideralis Programs will never use this technical login ability for any purpose unless otherwise required by law.
No Retention. Sideralis Programs discards non personal browsing information from our OpenID server logs once we have used the information for the limited purposes noted above, under “No Linking.”
Notice. If Sideralis Programs is required to provide a third party with your non personal browsing information or to log in on behalf of an OpenID user (whether by subpoena or otherwise), then Sideralis Programs will use reasonable means to notify you promptly of that event, unless Sideralis Programs is prohibited by law from doing so or is otherwise advised not to notify you on the advice of legal counsel.
The Websites are hosted in the European Union. If you are accessing the Websites from the United States, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use and disclosure that differ from European Union laws, please note that you are transferring your personal data to the European Union which does not have the same data protection laws as the USA and other regions. By providing your personal data you consent to:
Effective Date: March 10, 2011