Copyright Society Privacy Policy

Last updated: September 23, 2022

This Privacy Policy (the “Privacy Policy”) applies to personal information obtained through www.copyrightsociety.org (the “Site” or “Website”), which is operated by the Copyright Society of the USA. (“The Society”, “we”, “us”, “our”). This Privacy Policy explains our practices and governs the use of personal information the Society collects from you or about you through the Site.

1. INFORMATION WE COLLECT

a. Information You Submit

We, and our vendors, may obtain personal information that you provide to us directly. Personal information we collect may include your name, mailing and billing address, username, email address, phone number, and payment processing information. If you submit the personal information of another person, you represent that you have obtained the authorization from that person to submit such personal information to us.

b. Information Collected Through Tracking Technologies

In addition to any personal information or other information that you choose to submit to the Site, we may use a variety of tracking technologies, such as cookies, that collect certain information whenever you visit or interact with the automatically or passively Site. These tracking technologies may collect information such as your IP address, browser type and version, type of device you use, operating system version, and device identifier, and pages you view.

You can set your browser not to accept cookies or to notify you when you are sent a cookie, giving you the opportunity to decide whether or not to accept it. You may also use commonly available tools in your browser to remove cookies which may have been placed on your computer. However, please note that if you disable the use of cookies on your computer, some functionality of the Site will not work.

Your web browser may have settings that allow you to transmit a “Do Not Track” signal when you visit various websites or use online services. Like many websites and online services, this Site is not designed to respond to “Do Not Track” signals received from browsers. To learn more about “Do Not Track” signals, you may wish to visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com/.

We may use certain third-party web analytics services to help us understand and analyze how visitors use the Site and to serve ads on our behalf across the Internet.

2. HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We may use personal information to:

  • Provide requested services to you, including processing transactions
  • Provide you with useful content
  • Ensure the proper functioning of our Site
  • Offer, operate, evaluate, and improve our Site or services
  • Diagnose problems with our servers or our Site and provide data security
  • Communicate with you
  • Offer you a personalized experience or otherwise tailor our services to you (for example, in
    order to provide you with specific resources applicable to your industry in your
    location/chapter of interest)
  • Investigate claims and/or legal actions, violations of our policies and procedures, and
    compliance with relevant applicable laws and legal process
  • Comply with applicable laws, regulations, or legal process as well as industry standards and
    our policies
  • Prevent, investigate, identify, or take any other action with regard to suspected or actual
    fraudulent or illegal activity, or any activity that violates our policies

3. SHARING OF YOUR INFORMATION

We may share personal information with other entities affiliated with the Society.

We may share personal information with vendors, for example, service providers that assist in web maintenance, payment processing, and interest-based advertising.

We will disclose and transfer your information to third parties in the event of a business transaction, such as if we sell, buy, transfer, merge, consolidate or reorganize any part(s) of our business, or merge with, acquire, or are acquired by, or form a joint venture or partnership with, any other business.

Where the Site is public or semi-public and you display personal information, other users or the public may view such information.

If legally required to do so, or if we have a good-faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary, we may disclose your personal information to courts of law, public authorities (including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements), and other relevant third parties.

We may also disclose personal information as permitted by law for violating federal, state, local, or other applicable law and where we determine that disclosure of information is necessary to comply with the request of a law enforcement or regulatory agency or other legal process.

4. EXTERNAL PARTIES

The Site may contain links to, or features facilitated by, other websites or online services. Use of an external-party feature may allow us to collect (or the other party to share) information about you, including your personal information. We are not responsible for the privacy practices, advertising, products, or content of websites or online services that the Society does not control. These other online services may have their own privacy policies and the Society is not responsible or liable for these policies.

5. PERSONAL INFORMATION FROM CHILDREN

We do not knowingly collect personal information online from individuals under age 13. If we become aware that we have obtained personal information from a child under age 13 we will delete such information in accordance with applicable law.

6. YOUR CHOICES

If you have a registered account with the Society and have subscribed to the mailing list but would like to update your contact information, please visit the “My Account” section and update your personal information details. If you elected to receive marketing materials from us and prefer to no longer receive any marketing materials from us, you may always opt out of our marketing communications with you or change your preferences by following a link in the footer of all non-transactional email messages from us.

7. INFORMATION FOR USERS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES

If you are visiting the Site from outside the United States, please be aware that the Society is based in the U.S. and the information we obtain through the Site will be transferred to, processed, and stored on our servers in the United States. The data protection laws and regulations applicable to your personal data transferred to the United States may be different from the laws in your country of residence.

8. SECURITY

We maintain appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed to help protect personal information collected or received through the Site. Although we use reasonable efforts to safeguard information, transmission via the Internet is not completely secure and we cannot guarantee the security of your information collected through the Site.

9. QUESTIONS / CHANGES IN POLICY

If you have questions or concerns with respect to our Privacy Policy, please contact us at info@copyrightsociety.org. We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the date at the top of this Privacy Policy.