Most of our Websites’ functionality can be used without revealing any personal information, though for some specific features or services personal information may be required. If you do not use these specific features or services on the Website, then the only information we collect will be “Non-Personal Information” (i.e., information that is not traceable back to you and cannot be used to identify you). Non-Personal Information includes information such as the web pages that you have viewed. In order to access certain features and benefits on our Website, you may need to submit “Personally Identifiable Information” (i.e., information that can be traced back to you). Personally Identifiable Information can include information such as your name, home address, telephone number, and email address. You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the Personally Identifiable Information you submit to BNF. Inaccurate information may affect your ability to use the Websites, the information you receive when using the Websites, and our ability to contact you. For example, your email address should be kept current because that is one of the primary manners in which we communicate with you.
When you sign up on the Site or send a message on the Site, your personally identifiable information, including your email, will automatically be added to our mailing list.
What You Consent to by Using Our Websites
What Information We Collect
We gather two types of information about users through the Websites:
1. Non-Personal Information. When users come to our Websites, we may track, collect and aggregate Non-Personal Information indicating, among other things, which pages of our Website were visited, the order in which they were visited, and which hyperlinks were “clicked.” Collecting such information may involve logging the IP address, operating system and browser software used by each user of the Websites. Although such information is not Personally Identifiable Information, we may be able to determine from an IP address a user’s Internet Service Provider and the geographic location of his or her point of connectivity.
You should be able to control how and whether Cookies will be accepted by your web browser. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject Cookies in the “Help” section of the toolbar. If you reject our Cookies, certain of the functions and conveniences of this Websites may not work properly, but you do not have to accept our Cookies in order to productively use many functionalities of the Websites.
a. Updates. BNF may offer you the ability to receive updates, such as video, news and press updates from BNF either via email or another subscription service such as Facebook or Twitter. In order to subscribe to these services, you may be required to provide us with Personally Identifiable Information such as your name, email address and zip code.
b. Donations. When making donations on our Websites, you are required to provide us with Personally Identifiable Information such as your name, address, Billing Information and email address.
c. Forums. BNF may offer various public forums on the Websites (collectively, the “Forums”) such as a blog, the ability to share videos with others and the ability to host a website or screening through the Websites. In order to participate in the Forums, you may be required to register with us and/or provide us with Personally Identifiable Information such as your name and email address.
d. Volunteer with BNF. In order to volunteer with BNF as either a “video activist” to film videos to post on the Website (“Video Activist’) or “distribution advocate” to distribute BNF films (“Distribution Advocate”) you are required to provide us with Personally Identifiable Information such as your name, email address and city/state of residence.
e. Job Applications. In order to apply for a job with BNF, you are required to provide us with Personally Identifiable Information, such as your name, home address, phone number and resume. In order to be considered for a position in video production, research, photography or post production, you are required to complete an on-line form which provides us with Personally Identifiable Information, such as your name, email address and city/state of residence.
f. Participation in Contests, Sweepstakes, and Other Promotions. From time to time, BNF may offer you the opportunity to participate in a contest, sweepstakes, or other promotion on or through the Websites. If you desire to participate in any such contest, sweepstakes, or other promotion, you will be asked to provide us with certain information necessary to conduct such contest, sweepstakes, or other promotion. This information may include, among other things, your name, age, mailing address, email address, and phone number.
g. Communications with BNF. We may receive Personally Identifiable Information when you send us an email message or otherwise contact us.
How We Use the Information
Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the different ways BNF uses the information that we gather.
1. Non-Personal Information. We use Non-Personal Information in aggregate form to build higher quality, more useful services by performing statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of our users, and by measuring demographics and interests regarding specific areas of our Website.
a. Updates. We use Personally Identifiable Information collected when you sign-up for our various email or update services to send you the videos and messages that you request us to send. We may also archive this information and/or use it for future communications with you.
b. Forums. We use Personally Identifiable Information collected during your use of the Forums to facilitate your use of the Forums. In addition we may publish this information either on the Websites and/or in other publications. We may also archive this information and/or use it for future communications with you and/or your designee(s).
c. Donations. We use Personally Identifiable Information collected when you make a donation on our Websites to process your donation (either directly or though our providers), and we may also archive this information and/or use it for future communications with you.
d. Volunteer with BNF. We use Personally Identifiable Information collected when you volunteer as a Video Activist or Distribution Advocate to respond to your request to volunteer with BNF. We may also archive this information and/or use it for future communications with you.
e. Job Applications. When you complete our on-line job application or email us in response to a posted job opening, we may use the information provided by you to respond to your communication. We may also archive this information and/or use it for future communications with you.
g. Participation in Contests, Sweepstakes and Other Promotions. We use the Personally Identifiable Information that we collect from you when you participate in a contest, sweepstakes, or other promotion through the Websites for processing purposes. Also, we may archive this information and/or use it for future communications with you.
h. Disclosure to BNF Operations and Maintenance Contractors. Our operations and maintenance contractors sometimes have limited access to your Personally Identifiable Information in the course of providing products or services to us. These contractors may include vendors and suppliers that provide us with technology, services, and/or content related to the operation and maintenance of the Website. Access to your Personally Identifiable Information by these contractors is limited to the information reasonably necessary for the contractor to perform its limited function for us.
Confidentiality & Security of Personally Identifiable Information
Updating or Deleting Your Personally Identifiable Information
We maintain a procedure in order to help you confirm that your Personally Identifiable Information remains correct and up-to-date or choose whether or not you wish to receive material from us or some of our partners.
At any time, you may modify your monthly donation details by clicking on the “Change Subscription Info” link and modifying the applicable information. You may also unsubscribe from certain email communications by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link in those emails. You may also email us at [firstname.lastname@example.org] in order to delete or update your Personally Identifiable Information on our systems. We try to answer every email promptly, but may not always be able to do so. Keep in mind, however, that there will be residual information that will remain within our databases, access logs and other records, which may or may not contain your Personally Identifiable Information.
If you have any privacy-related questions or unresolved problems, you may contact BNF using the information provided below.
Protecting Children’s Privacy
BNF strongly believes in protecting the privacy of children. In line with this belief, we do not knowingly collect or maintain Personally Identifiable Information on our Websites from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of our Websites is directed to persons under 13 years of age. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access this Websites at any time or in any manner. We will take appropriate steps to delete any Personally Identifiable Information of persons less than 13 years of age that has been collected on our Website without verified parental consent upon learning of the existence of such Personally Identifiable Information.
California Privacy Rights
Under California Law, California residents may have the right to request in writing from businesses with whom they have an established business relationship: (a) a list of the categories of Personally Identifiable Information and the type of services provided to the customer, that a business has disclosed to third parties (including affiliates that are separate legal entities) during the immediately preceding calendar year for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes and (b) the names and addresses of all such third parties. To make such requests, if entitled, please use the contact information listed below.
Contacting Brave New Films