Copyright and Content Reuse Policy


Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

This means that you are free to re-use and distribute PRC original content for non-commercial purposes, as long as you provide attribution and share your work under the same terms.    

Any material that is not original to PRC may require permission from the copyright holder to use or re-distribute.  We do not claim any copyright for content that isn’t ours. 


Proper attribution should include the title of the work or article, the author (Privacy Rights Clearinghouse), a link to the original article, and a link to the accompanying Creative Commons License.

For example:

How to Reduce Your Risk of Identity Theft” Used with the permission of the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).


Privacy Rights Clearinghouse encourages anyone to use, re-use, and distribute original content that appears on our website for non-commercial use only.  If you would like to use any content that appears on Privacy Rights Clearinghouse’s website for a commercial purpose, please contact us at


Privacy Rights Clearinghouse embraces the spirit of sharing at the heart of the Creative Commons license suite by requiring any reuse of PRC content be similarly shared under identical terms. This means that you are free to reuse PRC content for a non-commercial purpose (as long as you provide attribution) provided that the eventual content you create is also shared under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share-Alike license. If you would like to use PRC content for a non-commercial use but would like to discuss sharing your work under a different licensing scheme, please contact us at

If you are using PRC's educational materials for a school paper or for research, you may consider that the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse is the author when you prepare your footnotes and bibliography. This is called a corporate author in the various bibliographic style guides and is considered to be a legitimate authorship designation.