Policies


Copyright Policy

Items on the Burnham-Nobles Archive website may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Transmission or reproduction of copyrighted items beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Some items may also be subject to additional restrictions imposed by the copyright owner and/or by the Burnham-Nobles Archive. While information provided about the records seeks to assist with identifying permissions and use restrictions for various items, it is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials from this website, including an assessment of fair use rights in light of intended use. Please contact crrjarchive@northeastern.edu with any questions about the copyright status and any restrictions on the use of particular images or texts.

Some materials in the CRRJ Archive are published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives-NonCommercial license:

  • Records of persons, incidents, and documents, which have been compiled by the CRRJ from a variety of public sources
  • CRRJ content including case descriptions, summaries, methodology, student work, interviews, static page content
  • CRRJ content that includes a credit to a specific author
  • Downloadable data sets

For information on how to cite CRRJ materials, please see our How to Cite page.


Take Down Policy

If you believe you are the owner, copyright holder, or creator of material in the CRRJ archive that you would like removed, or if you have personal privacy concerns about any CRRJ materials, please contact crrjarchive@northeastern.edu.

Materials published in the CRRJ Archive are stored in the Northeastern University Digital Repository Service, whose take down policy can be found in section III.4 of the DRS Policies and Terms of Participation. To avoid loss of the historical record, all removal transactions are noted in the record metadata, which will not be removed from view.

Requests to remove material will be considered by CRRJ staff based on several factors including ownership and rights status, concerns of privacy and personal safety, and the genre and general accessibility of the item. Items might be removed completely, or be restricted to viewing by specific audiences.


Privacy Policy

We collect the following information about users:

  • Identifying information:  If you register with the CRRJ Archive, we ask you to supply your email address and your professional field/industry. Your email address and industry are not visible to other users.
  • Usage information:  We also monitor how people use our website and aggregate general statistics about users and traffic patterns. This includes, among other things, recording when you log in, and your IP address

If you register and log in, the logs associate these activities with your email address. We record the time and date of your latest visit, and the number of times you’ve signed in.

What we do with the information we gather

Usage information is collected to help us learn how specific site features are used, so that we can continue to improve the functionality of our website and assess potential security threats. If you agree, we will periodically send email letting you know of updates to the Archive.

We may share aggregated, anonymized data with funding agencies as part of our required reporting, with other researchers to support collaborative project development, or in scholarly work describing our research. User information may be used to assist us in tracing and addressing malicious behavior, and may be shared with law enforcement. We will never share personal information or lists of users with marketers or fundraising entities.

How we use cookies

In some areas of our site, a cookie might be placed on your computer. A cookie is a small file that resides on your computer's hard drive that allows us to improve the quality of your visit to our websites by responding to you as an individual. Currently we only store cookies in connection with the User Agreement.

Where we store your data

We use Amazon Web Services so we can quickly and reliably serve our website to an unpredictable number of people. This means that your data will be stored in multiple locations, including the United States of America (USA). Amazon is a participant in the Privacy Shield program developed by the USA Department of Commerce and the European Union (EU).