How Copyright Clearance Center and RightsDirect Protect Your Data and Your Privacy

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) and RightsDirect B.V. (RightsDirect) take data security and privacy very seriously. For all our customers and business partners, please rest assured that we are taking all reasonable steps to achieve, and then maintain, the highest level of respect and protection for your data security and privacy in compliance with the law and with best practices.

For those of you who are aware of the various certification and compliance processes required to carry through on that commitment, we are proud to report the following: CCC (including its wholly owned subsidiary RightsDirect) has successfully completed three annual SOC 2 Type 2 audits and is ISO27001 certified, as of January 2019 (Valid to January 5, 2022). Our next SOC and ISO audits are scheduled for the Fall of 2020. Our SOC and ISO preparedness activities enabled CCC to qualify in the initial group of applicants for the EU/US Privacy Shield and for recertification for 2018 and 2019. The company was certified in the Swiss/US Privacy Shield program in 2019. All CCC Privacy Shield certifications are valid through April 22, 2020 and will remain current. In addition, our online privacy notices are reviewed annually by TRUSTe. CCC is confident that these activities are enabling us to comply with the GDPR and other developing national and international privacy laws. (CCC’s data security and privacy team is actively reviewing the recent decisions by the Court of Justice of the European Union and the Swiss Federal Data and Information Commissioner related to the Privacy Shield and will update this statement as appropriate.)

To learn more about how we protect your data, please visit our GDPR FAQs, our Privacy Policy or our Data Collection Practices Page. To learn more about the GDPR you can access the official document here.

For information about the California Privacy Policy, read here.


This page was updated on 2 October 2020.
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