LAST UPDATED: May 19, 2021
SECTION 1: INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE
What information does Company collect about me?
When you contact us, we collect the information that you submit such as your name, address, email address, telephone number, company name, and all the content of the communications you have with Company.
If you submit content to Company, we may also require verification of your identity with a government issued ID and other information such as: (i) your name, address, email address, telephone number; (ii) content metadata; or (iii) company name.
When you visit our Website, we may automatically collect certain information such as: (i) Internet Protocol (“IP“) address; (ii) Browser type; (iii) Operating system; and (iv) Uploads and downloads on our website.
Emails we send you may include a technology (called a web beacon) that tells Company whether you have received or opened the email, or clicked a link in the email. If you do not want us to collect this information from Company marketing emails, you can opt out of receiving Company marketing emails.
What are cookies and how does Company use them?
“Cookies” are small text files stored by your web browser when you use websites. Cookies and similar technologies help us improve our services and your experience, see which areas and features of our services are popular, and count visits. The type of information a cookie collects includes the date and time you visited, your browsing history, your preferences, and your username.
Web beacons are bits of programming code that may be included in our webpages or emails and help deliver cookies, count visits, and understand usage and campaign effectiveness.
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject cookies. Note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of our services.
How does Company use the information it collects about me?
Company uses the information we collect about you for the following purposes: (i) Verifying your identity; (ii) Sending you necessary communications; (iii) Providing you with the Company content and services that you have requested; (iv) Providing customer service or support; (v) If you are a contributor, to compensate you and prepare your tax forms; (vi) to tailor and customize our website or services, and marketing communications so we can improve them and engage and retain users; (vii) Diagnosing problems in our website; (viii) Personalizing a website, for you; (ix) Conducting surveys and market research about our customers, their interests, the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns, and customer satisfaction; (x) Reducing piracy and copyright, and protecting you as well as Company; (xi) Investigating and responding to any comments or complaints received from you or from others, about our website; (xii) in connection with legal claims, e.g. copyright claims, compliance, regulatory and investigative purposes as necessary; (xiii) Sending you information about Company, new releases, special offers, and similar information, and sharing your information with third parties for their marketing purposes; (xiv) to detect, investigate, and prevent fraudulent and illegal activities and protect the rights and property of Company and others; (xv) Running online campaigns and displaying Company ads based on your likely interests; (xvi) Responding to requests by government or law enforcement authorities conducting an investigation; and (xvii) other legal uses.
Does Company share my personal information?
We will share your personal data between and among Company and our current and future family of companies for the purposes identified above. The types of third parties your information may be shared with include, advertising partners, retailers, research organizations, advertisers, ad agencies, advertising networks and platforms, information service providers, publishers, and non-profit organizations.
We will also share your personal data with companies that help us to run our business by processing personal data on behalf of Company for the purposes identified above. Such companies include, fraud monitoring and prevention, email, social media, and other marketing platforms and service providers, and hosting services.
Company may also share your personal information: (i) When you agreed to the sharing; (ii) When we are required to provide information in response to a subpoena, court order, or other applicable law or legal process; (iii) When we have a good faith belief that the disclosure is necessary to prevent or respond to fraud, defend our apps or websites against attacks, or protect the property and safety of Company, our users, or the public; and (iv) If we merge with or are acquired by another company, sell our website, or business unit, or if all or a substantial portion of our assets are acquired by another company, your information will likely be disclosed to our advisers and any prospective purchaser’s advisers and will be one of the assets that is transferred to the new owner.
We may share or publish aggregate information that doesn’t specifically identify you, such as statistical information about visitors to our websites or statistical information about how customers use our products.
SECTION 2: SECURITY AND STORAGE
We understand that the security of your personal information is important. We provide reasonable administrative, technical, and physical security controls to protect your personal information. However, despite our efforts, no security controls are 100% effective and Company cannot ensure or warrant the security of your personal information.
We may transfer your personal information across national borders to other countries in compliance with applicable laws.
How long will you retain my data?
We typically retain personal information related to our contract and transactions with you for seven years after your last interaction with us. Where you have perpetually licensed content to us – or have perpetually licensed content from us – we need to keep a record of that in perpetuity for license and royalty management purposes. Model and property releases also are kept in perpetuity (as certain content rights are perpetual) for licensing the content, investigating, preventing legal claims, and to protect third party rights.
Where we process personal data for marketing purposes or with your consent, we process the data until you ask us to stop and for a short period after this (to allow us to implement your requests). We also keep a permanent record of the fact that you have asked us not to send you direct marketing or to process your data so that we can respect your request in future.
SECTION 3: OPT-OUT
We and companies we hire to help us market our websites on our behalf may use your information to provide you with information and offers related to Company.
Wherever we rely on your consent, you will always be able to withdraw that consent, although we may have other legal grounds for processing your information for other purposes. In some cases, we are able to send you direct marketing without your consent, where we rely on our legitimate interests. You have an absolute right to opt-out of direct marketing, or profiling we carry out for direct marketing, at any time by contacting us.
By opting out, you will no longer receive certain special offers or promotions, but we may continue to send you non-promotional communications, such as those about our ongoing business relations.
Who can I contact with questions or concerns?
If you have a privacy question, concern or request, please contact us a [email protected]