Payment and Pricing

Copyright Clearance Center's RightsLink service manages all billing for licenses granted through RightsLink. Your billing account will reference Copyright Clearance Center - RightsLink, not the name of the publisher.

 

Payment Methods

Credit Card

Invoices

$0 Orders

Price

Currency

Exchange Rate

Customer Code

Order Reference Number

VAT/Tax


Payment methods we accept

RightsLink accepts payments by Master Card, Visa, American Express, electronic invoice, money orders (on invoice accounts), and wire transfers (on invoice accounts). For business reasons a publisher may choose to offer all or a select number of these payment options for their offerings.  To change your payment method after an order has been placed, please contact RightsLink Customer Service.

 

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Credit Card

To pay by credit card (Master Card, Visa, American Express), select the credit card payment option during the order flow. Go to myaccount.copyright.com to manage your billing information.

 

Make a secure credit card payment:

 

 

* Note: RightsLink invoice numbering starts with "RLNK"


For information regarding RightsLink Security and how we ensure the data you send us meets e-commerce best practices, please read the RightsLink Security help page or speak with RightsLink Customer Service.

 

 

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Invoices

To pay by electronic invoice select the invoice payment option during the order flow.  Electronic invoice accounts are charged daily, referencing bills incurred on the prior day. Your invoice will be sent to you via e-mail, due upon receipt. *Note: Invoice payments may not be available for small orders. Each publisher establishes its own payment criteria.

 

Payments should be made payable to "COPYRIGHT CLEARANCE CENTER" and reference the invoice number (see link in e-mail notice) being paid. RightsLink invoice numbering starts with "RLNK"

 

  1. Pay Invoice by Credit Card

To pay your invoice online by credit card, please go to https://myaccount.copyright.com and select My Orders followed by View Your Payable Invoices in the toolbar at the top of the RightsLink MyAccount application. If you cannot pay online by credit card, go to https://www.copyright.com/creditcardform, print out the form, fill it in, and fax back to Copyright Clearance Center.

 

  1. Pay Invoice by Check or Money Order

Remittance may be mailed in check or money order payable to Copyright Clearance Center, to:

 

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  1. Pay Invoice by Wire

Please contact RightsLink Customer Service.

Purchasing a license on behalf of a company

If you are paying for your license by invoice and you are purchasing this license on behalf of a company other than your own company, please provide the company name and the associated contact information of the person at the company responsible for payment.

 

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$0 Orders

A $0 license is a license granted which does not incur a fee. There are many reasons a publisher may choose to offer a license for free, including adherence to STM guidelines. Publishers use the license information to gather statistics regarding the reuses of their copyrighted content. After making your order selections in RightsLink and selecting the Quick Price button, RightsLink will display a message to this effect. Although the reuse request is free of charge, you are required to obtain a license through RightsLink and comply with the license terms and conditions.

 

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Price

The price you are charged for a license is dependent on a number of variables, all established by the publisher. RightsLink Customer Service staff cannot waive or negotiate prices. Permissions and digital reprint orders are charged at the time the order is placed. Reprint orders are charged at the time the order is printed. Custom orders -- permissions or reprint -- are charged at the time the order is confirmed by you. Credits are not issued for licensed orders.

 

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Currency

All prices are listed in USD (US Dollar) currency unless otherwise selected during the order process.  Available currencies vary by publisher, but often include: Euro, Pounds Sterling and Japanese Yen. If you live outside the United States and order in USD, credit card charges are converted by your bank into your local currency and should appear on your credit card statement in that currency.

 

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Exchange Rate

Exchange rates used by RightsLink are under license from XE.com. The dollar amount and currency displayed during the order process will be charged to your credit card upon order acceptance.

 

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Customer Code

A Customer Code is a code supplied to you by the publisher for use when placing custom orders.

 

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Order Reference Number

An order reference number (also called purchase order number) is a unique number entered by you during the order process to be displayed in your billing statement(s). This is not a requirement of RightsLink or the publisher, but a means for you to track your order internally with your accounting system.

 

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VAT/Tax

RightsLink reflects the business rules of each publisher. Depending on your location, you may or may not see VAT/tax added to your order. This is determined by the VAT/tax regulations that apply to a specific publisher. To review rules specific to the current publisher, open the Publisher Frequently Asked Questions help page.

 

VAT Number

If you are a business registered for VAT, you can supply a VAT number during registration or by updating MyAccount. If you’re country is part of the EU reverse charge agreement, when you make a purchase from a different country that is also part of this agreement, you will not be charged VAT. You will be responsible for paying the VAT through standard reverse charge processing.

 

Tax-exempt Certificate Validation

If you represent a business in the United States or Canada that is exempt from tax, you will need to contact the CCC Finance department to go through a tax-exempt certificate validation process. Once this process is complete, you will not be charged tax in areas covered by your tax-exempt certificate. Use the Customer Service contact information at the bottom of the page to get in contact with the Finance department.

 

Tax Reporting

Any VAT or tax charges included in your order total will be listed on the last page of your order, in the e-mail confirmation of your order, and on the invoice associated with your order.

 

Custom Duties

Reprint orders shipped to countries outside of the United States may be subject to import taxes, customs duties, and fees imposed by the destination country. The recipient of the reprints may be subject to such fees, which are imposed once a shipment reaches the recipient's country. These fees must be paid by the recipient. RightsLink can neither pay these charges nor anticipate their amount and whether they will be imposed.  Customs policies vary widely from country to country. Please have the recipient contact his or her local customs office for further information. When customs clearance procedures are required, it can cause delays beyond our original delivery estimates.

 

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