Our site is TRUSTe certified! ORCID has been awarded TRUSTe's Privacy Seal signifying that our privacy statement and practices have been reviewed for compliance with TRUSTe's program requirements including transparency, accountability and choice regarding the collection and use of your personal information.
Privacy is a fundamental concern for ORCID. One of our bedrock principles that guides our operations is, "Researchers will control the defined privacy settings of their own ORCID record data." Researchers decide what information they share, and who they share it with. We are committed to this principle even though the information in an ORCID Record is often available publicly from other sources.
- Clearer privacy setting information. We simplified the language to describe the privacy settings that researchers can control. Our new section includes images of the privacy controls and clear information about who can see data under each setting.
- Control ORCID's use of your information. We primarily use your data to provide you with excellent tools and services. Our policy provides more detail about how we use the information we collect, and describes how to manage your inclusion or exclusion in those uses.
- Controlling ORCID data even when you no longer can. We now include information about how records are managed once someone is deceased.
- Addressing issues when all else fails. We now provide more detail about where ORCID data comes from, and what we do when errors are found, including our dispute procedure.
Thank you for your continued trust in ORCID.