Privacy Policy

FilmFestivalLife ("FFL") is strongly committed to protecting your privacy and providing a safe online experience for all our users. This Privacy Policy ("Privacy Policy") discusses the collection, use and disclosure of your personally identifiable information ("PII") by FFL in relation to your use of the Internet platform at www.FilmFestivalLife.com ("site") and any services that FFL provides through this site ("Services"). The term "FFL", "WE", or "US" refers to FilmFestivalLife. The term "YOU" or "USER" refers to the user in general. "FILM FESTIVAL" refers to the film festivals and "FILMMAKER" to the filmmakers.

Please read the complete Privacy Policy below and contact us if you have any questions. The Policy is part of and incorporated into the Terms of Use. If you are not comfortable with this Privacy Policy, please do not provide us with PII or other information or otherwise use the site. You decide which personal information you provide to FFL.

Personally identifiable information ("PII") is the term we refer to in this Privacy Policy when we talk about personal data, we mean information that would allow someone to identify you, such as your name, address, location or email address.


What information may be collected by FFL, and how is it collected?

You can visit our site and use some of our Services without registering and providing any personal data. In the following instances FFL may collect PII you provide:
FFL collects any information you enter on the Site or give FFL in any other way (such as through an email, survey, or letter). The information that we collect varies depending upon how YOU use our Site.

1) Our account registration process for FILMFESTIVALS requires that the YOU (as FESTIVAL REPRESENTITIVE) provide us your name, occupation and email address. FFL will not share these PII with the public, and will only use it for communications with YOU. We also request other information, such as but not limited to, a username, password, the actual festival name, location, visitors quote and type of films you screen in order to create your own Profile Page. You may make changes, corrections, or updates to some PII provided through this Site which is used for communication with you and establishing your profile, by visiting the "Edit Account" or "Edit Profile" page on your FFL-PROFILE site. We may keep a record of all information that is changed (including deletions) and disclose it for any lawful purpose. FFL may determine what may be changed (e.g., if we are required to keep track of certain kinds of transactions, you may not change relevant information).

2) When you register to establish a Profile for our Service on our Website, you provide your email address and may also provide additional information, e.g. a pseudonym or your real name, your location, information about your films or festivals you attended, the URL of your website and information regarding other online film services you are using. YOU may also upload a picture of YOU, the FILMMAKER or another image, or an image representing your FESTIVAL as a profile picture on your Profile. You may change or delete this information at any time under "Edit Account" on your FFL-PROFILE.

3) When YOU send us an email, you provide your email address and may also provide additional PII.

4) When YOU post comments you may provide PII.

If you voluntarily provide your real name in connection with any content you submit to the Website, in addition to your email address, your name may be associated with the content you contributed. We will also use that PII to establish and maintain your account (e.g. to send you important information about Service updates or customer surveys) and provide you with the features we provide for FILM FESTIVAL and FILMMAKER users, e.g. for the purpose of sending you our newsletter.


Information in Public Areas of the Site

Please keep in mind that whenever YOU voluntarily provide information in public areas of the Site, such as the profile pages, that information can be viewed and possibly used by others. You are not required to post PII or any other information or content on this page, but may post it in your own sole discretion. We therefore advice visitors not to disclose contact information, including phone number, email address, street address or instant messenger address (within these public areas) that they do not wish to share. We are not responsible for PII you choose to submit in these public areas. Also, we may highlight content you post to the public areas of the Site such as reviews or comments, such as by featuring your content on the Site's home page.


Disclosing information to Third Parties

As far as FFL works together with contractors and service providers to deliver the Services, your PII will be accessible to such third parties only if and in so far as this is necessary for technical administration and maintenance of the Services. FFL may disclose your PII to third parties if you explicitly consent to it and if and, as FFL is required to do so by applicable law.


Protection and security of the PII you provide on our Website

FFL has implemented a variety of measures to protect against unauthorized access to and unlawful interception or processing of PII that FFL stores and controls. However, no website can fully eliminate security risks. Third parties may circumvent our security measures to unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications.


Use of Other Information

We use non-PII about our users for purposes such as measuring the number of visitors to sections of our Site, making the Site more useful to visitors and delivering targeted advertising and non-advertising content. We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the Site, track a user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate, non-personally identifiable use.


Cookies

We use cookies to help you use the Services and to collect data that we can use to improve the efficiency and quality of our Service. We use these cookies to identify you as a valid user and to help personalize your FFL experience in conjunction with your profile. We currently employ non-persistent session cookies and persistent cookies, which stay on your computer after you have gone offline. Persistent cookies remain in the "cookies" folder after you have closed your web browser. Most browsers have cookies turned on as a default, but you can always disable cookies or only allow non-persistent session cookies via your browser preferences. If you choose to disable cookies, however, you will not be able enjoy a significant proportion of FFL's functionality. Please remember that a cookie set by FFL stays at FFL. Cookies cannot read your hard drive or give any information collected to any third party.


Retention of Information

FFL retains information for as long as required, allowed or we believe it useful, but do not undertake retention obligations. We may dispose of information in our discretion without notice, subject to applicable law that specifically requires the handling or retention of information. You must keep your own, separate back-up records.


Changes and Updates to this Privacy Policy

FFL reserves the right to change our Policy at any time. Non-material changes and clarifications will take effect immediately. If we make non-material changes, we will indicate at the top of this page the revised Policy's new effective date. If we make material changes, we will notify you by email or through notice on the home page of the Site, and will also indicate so at the top of this page. The material changes will take effect 30 days after such notice. Any changes to our Privacy Policy will always be available here on our homepage so that our visitors are always aware of what information we gather, how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose it to third parties.


Security of your Information

Your Obligations

YOU must protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Please sign off when finished using a shared computer. Your emails to us are not necessarily secure against interception so do not include sensitive information in them. We generally will not ask for passwords in an email and you should assume that if you get such a request, it might be fraudulent. YOU MUST DO WHAT YOU REASONABLY CAN TO ENSURE THE SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.

Our Security Measures

FFL takes reasonable precautions to protect the security of our users' information. We have physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to help safeguard, prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use your information. However, neither people nor security systems are foolproof, including encryption systems. In addition, people can commit intentional crimes, make mistakes or fail to follow policies. Therefore, while we use reasonable efforts to protect your PII, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If applicable law imposes any non-disclaimable duty to protect your PII, you agree that intentional misconduct will be the standards used to measure our compliance with that duty.


Questions?

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, want to suggest changes to this Privacy Policy or want to know, which PII we store about you, please contact us by email at privacy@filmfestivallife.com.