Last updated February 4th, 2024
What information do we collect?
We collect information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to our newsletter, make a donation, pay for a film, become a patron subscriber, rate site content, save content for later, or edit your profile information.
When registering on our site, you will be asked to enter your first and last name and your e-mail address. We encourage our site members to use their real name because we believe this builds trust and reduces many of the problems associated with anonymity on the web. That said, we understand the necessity and value of maintaining anonymity in some cases (such as publishing videos or articles on topics that might jeopardize a person's job, safety or freedom in countries where speaking out isn't safe). In these situations and at your discretion, we encourage you to use our site with an anonymous user name.
After registering, you may add further details to your profile including an "about me" description, profile picture, and other information.
What privacy settings do I have for my profile?
By default, a user's profile is public and can be viewed by non-registered users of the site. If you would like to include more private information on your profile we offer users two privacy settings, accessible via the My Account page. This gives you the option to only display your profile details to 1) everyone, 2) only other registered members on the site. Your name, profile picture, ratings, and the content you've added will always remain public.
Our site is 100% ad-free
This means we do not use any cookies normally used for displaying customized, personal ads.
What do we use your information for?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
• To personalize your experience. Your information helps us and other members to understand where you are coming from and to help you connect with others on the site who have similar interests.
• To improve our website. We continually strive to improve our website's features based on the information and feedback we receive from you.
• To process donations or payments for our pay-per-view films or Patron Films.
Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of processing your donation or payment for a film.
• To send periodic emails
The email address you provide for registering or subscribing to our newsletter will only be used to send you information and updates pertaining to Films For Action, website changes or additions, and strategic campaign updates. We will only email you when we think it's important.
How do we protect your information?
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you make a donation, payment or enter, submit, or access your personal profile information.
We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.
After a transaction, your private information (credit cards and billing address information) will not be stored on our servers.
Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website (such as Stripe for payment processing), so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect the rights, property, or safety of Films For Action staff or members.
California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.
As part of the California Online Privacy Protection Act, all users of our site may make any changes to their information at any time by logging into their account and going to the 'Settings' page located at the top-right of the site when you are logged in.
Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act). We do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website and the information contained on it is directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.
Please visit our Site Terms, which establishes the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website at https://www.filmsforaction.org/about/siteterms/
Deleting Account Information
If you want to remove all of your data from Films For Action, you can delete your account (this link will take you to a confirmation page). This action cannot be undone.
If you do not wish to delete your account, and simply want more anonymity, you may change your profile name and picture (which are always publicly displayed).
You may also change your Profile Visibility to *members only* via the Settings page. This will display any other profile info you provide to registered members only.
You can edit or remove optional profile info by going to the Edit Profile page.