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Privacy & Cookies Policy

Wix Privacy Policy

The Washington Political Film Foundation website was created using the Wix website builder.  It is hosted by Wix and data that is required to maintain its functionality and store User or "User of Users'" information is maintained on Wix servers.  You can review the Wix Privacy Policy here:

Our Policies

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:

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:

Privacy Policy

Effective date: May 07, 2019

The Washington Political Film Foundation ("us", "we", or "our") operates the 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 website operated by the Washington Political Film Foundation.

Personal Data

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

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

Personal Data

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

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

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and we hold certain information.

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.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

The Washington Political Film Foundation will take all the steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organisation or a country unless we have a good faith belief that there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure of Data

Disclosure for


Law Enforcement

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).

Legal Requirements

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.

Service Providers

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

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.


The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy Terms web page:

Links to Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.  For example, we provide links to movie and film information maintained by the Internet Movie Database (iMDB).

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children's Privacy

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.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the "effective date" at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us:

Cookies Policy

Last updated: May 07, 2019

The Washington Political Film Foundation ("us", "we", or "our") uses cookies on the website (the "Service"). By using the Service, you consent to the use of cookies.

Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties we may partner with may use cookies on the Service, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.

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.

How the Washington Political Film Foundation uses cookies

When you use and access the Service, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.

We use cookies for the following purposes:

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:

Essential cookies. We may use cookies to remember information that changes the way the Service behaves or looks, such as a user's language preference on 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.

Third-party cookies

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

If you'd like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser.

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.

We have a link titled "Use of Cookies" on the footers of our website.  When you click the link a banner pop-up appears with a brief explanation of our use of cookies.  An "OK" button is located on the far right side of the banner.  By clicking "OK" you acknowledge and agree to our use of cookies.

For the Chrome web browser, please visit this page from Google:

For the Internet Explorer web browser, please visit this page from Microsoft:

For the Firefox web browser, please visit this page from Mozilla:

For the Safari web browser, please visit this page from Apple:

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:

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