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PRIVACY POLICY

 

 

Welcome to the official Web site of Bluescreen. This Web site is owned and operated by The Global Film Initiative, a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

The Global Film Initiative is committed to protecting the privacy of our visitors. This privacy policy discloses how we collect, protect, and use information you provide us online, as well as how we protect children's privacy. By using the pages on this site, you are accepting the practices described in the Privacy Policy.

If our policy practices change in the future, we will let you know by posting the policy changes on our Web site. However, we will treat all personal information we collect in accordance with the privacy notice in effect at the time the information is collected. The Global Film Initiative's online properties comprise of, but are not limited to, all pages found under www.globalfilm.org.

Data Collection

The Global Film Initiative uses its best efforts to respect and protect the privacy of its online visitors. At our site, we do not collect personally identifiable information from individuals unless they provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. We do not require you to register or provide information to us in order to view our site. The Global Film Initiative only gathers personally identifiable data, such as names, addresses, zip/postal codes, email addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by a visitor. For example, personally identifiable information is collected in order to send its online visitors updates regarding its programs. This information is used solely by The Global Film Initiative or other entities who are involved in the operation of this site for internal purposes. We do not sell information you provide to us online to third parties. We will only share personally identifiable information with third parties when (i) the person submitting the information authorizes us to share it; (ii) sharing the information is a necessary operation of the site, for instance, to process a credit card transaction relating to an online donation, or (iii) we are required to by law. The Global Film Initiative has no control over or responsibility for the data collection and use practices of third parties that process online transactions.

Children's Privacy

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) protects the personal information of children under the age of 13. This applies to individually identifiable information about a child that is collected online, such as full name, home address, email address, telephone number or any other information that would allow someone to identify or contact the child. The Act and Rule also cover other types of information—for example, hobbies, interests and information collected through cookies or other types of tracking mechanisms—when they are tied to individually identifiable information. It is important for you to understand this law; we encourage you to read more about COPPA.

Note to Parents on Our Privacy Policy

The Global Film Initiative is committed to providing a safe and secure online experience for individuals who visit our site. We are dedicated to safeguarding any personal information collected online and to helping parents and children have positive experiences on the Internet. Consistent with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent.

As a matter of policy, The Global Film Initiative does not encourage children under 13 to visit our site, as some materials are only appropriate for adults and high-school age minors. If parents do provide verifiable consent allowing a child under 13 to visit our site, parents can revoke their consent and ask that information about their children be deleted from the site by contacting our offices by phone at (415) 934-9500 or via email. To do this or to review personal information collected from children, we must verify the identity of the requesting parent. When a parent revokes consent, we will stop collecting, using, or disclosing information from that child. To respect the privacy of parents, information collected and used for the sole purpose of obtaining verifiable parental consent or providing notice is not maintained in retrievable form by the site if parental consent is not obtained after a reasonable time.

Submissions

The Global Film Initiative welcomes individuals, especially students, to learn more about our organization and, where appropriate, participate in polls and surveys, as well as submit comments, artwork, writings, and other submissions for posting on our web site. We encourage high-school age minors to visit and post or submit materials to our site with their parent's knowledge and supervision, or under the supervision of in-classroom educators and teachers. We do not encourage children under 13 to post or submit materials to our site, and encourage high-school age minors to use an alias (e.g., “Bookworm”, “Skater”, etc.), first name, nickname, initials, or other alternative to full names or screen names which correspond with an email address for any activities which will involve public posting.

In keeping with guidelines for interactive electronic media published by the Children's Advertising Review Unit (CARU) of the Better Business Bureau for pages targeted to children under 13, we strongly encourage parents to check and monitor their children's use of email and other online activities regularly.

Use of Cookies

Visitors should be aware that non-personal information and data may be automatically collected by the The Global Film Initiative web site through the use of “cookies.” “Cookies” are small text files a Web site can use to recognize repeat visitors, facilitate the visitor's ongoing access to and use of the site, and allow a site to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements. Cookies are not programs that come onto a visitor's system and damage files. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to the visitor that has no meaning outside the assigning site. If a visitor does not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows the visitor to deny or accept the cookie feature. The Global Film Initiative uses “cookie” technology only to obtain non-personal information from its online visitors in order to improve visitors' online experience and facilitate their visit within our site.

Links to Other Web Sites and Services

This site may be linked to other sites and services that are not maintained by The Global Film Initiative. These Web sites have their own privacy policies, which you should review prior to visiting them. We have no responsibility for linked Web sites and provide these links solely for the convenience and information of our visitors.

Our Security Safeguard

The safety and security of your online experience is of the utmost concern to us. We ensure the appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures are in place to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online.

Credit Card Safety

When you choose to make a donation to The Global Film Initiative, protecting the safety of your credit card information is important to us. Donations to The Global Film Initiative are made through PayPal, which uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to protect the security of your credit card information as it is transmitted to us. SSL is the industry standard in Internet encryption technology, which is a highly sophisticated method of scrambling data as it travels from your computer to our Web site servers. We also encrypt your credit card number when we store your order and whenever we transfer that information to participating merchants.

When making a donation, make sure you are accessing a secure server before you submit personal financial information by looking at the lower left-hand corner of your browser. If you see an unbroken key or a closed lock (depending upon your browser), then SSL is active. To double-check for security, look at the URL or Address line of your browser. If you have accessed a secure server, the first characters of the address in that line should change from “http” to “https.”

It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.

Children

If you are under 18, you need parent/guardian permission to use a credit card to make donations online.

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