Effective: 1 July 2010
COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
You may access and read all material on the RightsDirect Web Site without giving us any information that identifies you. However, when you engage in certain activities on the RightsDirect Web Site, such as seeking and receiving information through firstname.lastname@example.org, we may require that you provide us with personal information, such as your name, organization name, mailing address, e-mail address and other identifying information. By sending us an email through email@example.com, we will obtain your email address. It is completely optional for you to provide us with this information and/or engage in these activities. Should you choose not to do so, however, it may not be possible for RightsDirect to provide the information that you are seeking.
Please note that in some cases you may access the RightsDirect Web Site services through the Web site of a participating copyright rightsholder, such as a publisher or one of our integration partners. In those cases, you will be directed to a Web page within the RightsDirect Web Site, and it is RightsDirect that will be collecting your information, even though you may continue to see the copyright rightsholder's branding or logo.
USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We will retain the personal information that we collect from you for as long as the information is relevant to our business purposes or until you request that we remove the data. You have a right to request a copy of the personal information that RightsDirect holds about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected.
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process.
RightsDirect recognizes and appreciates the importance of the responsible use of your personal information. Except as disclosed above we do not release or sell lists of our customer or visitor names to outside organizations. Further, your personal information is protected to prevent unauthorized access to it. Finally, when you submit personal information to RightsDirect, you understand and agree that RightsDirect and its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates and trusted vendors may transfer, store and process your customer profile in any country in the world, including but not limited to the United States. These countries may not have similar data privacy laws, but if we transfer your information in this way, we will take steps to ensure that your information continues to be protected. Please be advised that RightsDirect is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of any other Web sites to which rightsdirect.com or any other Web site may link.
We use the personal information that you provide for such purposes as:
As with most Web sites, the RightsDirect Web Site also gathers certain information automatically and stores it in log files. This information includes Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, a date/time stamp and clickstream data. We use this information, which does not include personally identifiable information, to analyze trends, administer the site, track users' movements around the site, and gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.
When you accept our cookies, we use them to track your visit to the RightsDirect Web Site. In addition, we use log files and clear gifs to help manage the RightsDirect Web site. However, none of this information identifies you personally or is tied to any of your personally identifiable information. You remain anonymous unless you have otherwise provided RightsDirect with personal information, such as by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, have your browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or disable cookies altogether by accessing your browser's preferences menu. If you choose to disable cookies altogether, you can use the RightsDirect Web Site but may not be able to make use of the full functionality features of the RightsDirect Web Site (although it will still be possible to use the basic features and functionality).
The security of your personal information is important to us.
RightsDirect adheres to generally accepted industry standards to protect this information, both during transmission and once we receive it. These standards include the use of leading hardware and software applications. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your applicable information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
QUESTIONS, COMPLAINTS, AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Data Protection Officer
Atlas Complex - Africa Building - Hoogoorddreef 9
1101 BA Amsterdam