Privacy & Cookies Policy
Legal developments in the European Union and in the United States now require the use of privacy policies for some websites. The main concern is protecting personal information that may be obtained and used or misused by commercial entities or by governments without the knowledge and consent of the individual web visitor.
The driving force behind many of the changes to Internet privacy law is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), an extensive set of requirements put into effect to protect the privacy rights of residents of European Union (EU) member countries. It became effective on May 25, 2018. The GDPR does not make an exception for European non-profits and they are held to the same standards as for profit entities. You can read the regulation yourself by following this link: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=celex%3A32016R0679
There has been a tremendous amount of commentary and analysis about the GDPR which is easily found through an online search. As to its impact and potential application to US-based educational institutions and non-profits, here are several overviews:
In the United States, the State of California has passed legislation similar in nature to the GDPR, if not as broad, identified in short as CalOPPA and CCPA. Both laws apply to "commercial enterprises" and "for profit" businesses. Here is a brief comparison of the two California
The Washington Political Film Foundation is a US-based, non-profit, public charity with an educational mission. As such we are neither a commercial enterprise or a for profit business entity. However, the Washington Political Film Foundation has adopted the Privacy and Cookie Policies displayed below in the interests of transparency, good governance, and compliance with the spirit of these laws and regulations. We endorse and support the emphasis on protecting the privacy of individuals wherever they reside.
Google Analytics was integrated into our website through the use of Wix integration tools that are provided as options for Wix website creators using the Wix website builder. We integrated Google Analytics into our website so that we could better determine whether our outreach to college and university communities was successful over time. You can choose to opt out of Google Analytics, however (see below: Analytics / Google Analytics).
Cookies are used on our website because these seem to be necessary for optimal functionality but we are not using information to sell advertising or cross-market to other organizations. Whatever cookie placement occurs happens without our active involvement but as part of the background functionality of our website.
For our Privacy and Cookie Policies we used suggested privacy and cookie explanations and descriptions provided by TermsFeed, an online provider whose website address is here: https://www.termsfeed.com/
Effective date: May 07, 2019
The Washington Political Film Foundation ("us", "we", or "our") operates the https://wpfilmfoundation.org website (hereinafter referred to as the "Service").
This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.
We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.
Service is the https://wpfilmfoundation.org website operated by the Washington Political Film Foundation.
Personal Data means data about a living individual who can be identified from those data (or from those and other information either in our possession or likely to come into our possession).
Usage Data is data collected automatically either generated by the use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).
Cookies are small files stored on your device (computer or mobile device).
Information Collection and Use
We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service.
Types of Data Collected
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
Cookies and Usage Data
We may also collect information on how the Service is accessed and used ("Usage Data"). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
Tracking Cookies Data
Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Other tracking technologies are also used such as beacons, tags and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyse our Service.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.
Examples of Cookies we use:
Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.
Use of Data
The Washington Political Film Foundation uses the collected data for various purposes:
To provide and maintain our Service
To notify you about changes to our Service
To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
To provide support and respond to questions and suggestions from users, etc.
To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our Service
To monitor the usage of our Service
To detect, prevent and address technical issues
Transfer of Data
Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to - and maintained on - computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction.
If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to the United States and process it there.
Disclosure of Data
Under certain circumstances, the Washington Political Film Foundation may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).
The Washington Political Film Foundation may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary:
To comply with a legal obligation
To protect and defend the rights or property of the Washington Political Film Foundation
To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
To protect against legal liability
Security of Data
The security of your data is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Our Policy on "Do Not Track" Signals under the California Online Protection Act (CalOPPA)
We do not track our visitors across third party websites and our Service/website functionality does not support Do Not Track ("DNT"). As a result our Service does not respond to DNT signals. Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked.
You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service ("Service Providers"), provide the Service on our behalf, perform Service-related services or assist us in analysing how our Service is used.
These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyse the use of our Service. We are currently using Google Analytics which is linked to our website through the Wix website platform.
Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualise and personalise the ads of its own advertising network.
You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.
For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
Links to Other Sites
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.
Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 ("Children").
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we will take steps to remove that information or request its removal from any database, software provider, or any server maintained by third parties which is either hosting our website or providing any website technical support to us.
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated: May 07, 2019
What are cookies
Cookies are small pieces of text sent to your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you.
Cookies can be "persistent" or "session" cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.
When you use and access the Service, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.
To enable certain functions of the Service
To provide analytics
We use both session and persistent cookies on the Service and we use different types of cookies to run the Service:
Analytics cookies. We may use analytics cookies to track information how the Service is used so that we can make improvements. We may also use analytics cookies to test new pages, features or new functionality of the Service to see how our users react to them.
In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-parties cookies to report usage statistics of the Service, deliver information and updates about our activities on and through the Service, and so on.
What are your choices regarding cookies
Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.
For the Chrome web browser, please visit this page from Google: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32050
For the Internet Explorer web browser, please visit this page from Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835
For the Firefox web browser, please visit this page from Mozilla: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored
For the Safari web browser, please visit this page from Apple: https://support.apple.com/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac
For any other web browser, please visit your web browser's official web pages.
Where you can find more information about cookies
You can learn more about cookies on the following third-party websites:
Network Advertising Initiative: http://www.networkadvertising.org/