Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us. At OpenIndie we have a few fundamental principles:

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OpenIndie operates several websites including openindie.com, openindie.org and blog.openindie.com. It is OpenIndie's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, OpenIndie collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. OpenIndie’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how OpenIndie’s visitors use its website. From time to time, OpenIndie may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

OpenIndie also collects potentially personally-identifying information like geolocation data for logged in users and Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on the OpenIndie blog. OpenIndie only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses / geolocation data under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to OpenIndie’s websites choose to interact with OpenIndie in ways that require OpenIndie to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that OpenIndie gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who wish to request a film to provide an email address, password, postal code and country. Those who engage in transactions with OpenIndie – by screening their film via an OpenIndie partner venue for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, OpenIndie collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with OpenIndie. OpenIndie does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

OpenIndie may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, OpenIndie may monitor the most popular films on the openindie.com site. OpenIndie may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, OpenIndie does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

OpenIndie discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations (such as filmmakers or venues) that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on OpenIndie’s behalf, (ii) wish to provide services related to or communicate on the subject of a film you have requested via one of OpenIndie's websites or apps, and (iii) that have agreed not to disclose the information to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using OpenIndie’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. OpenIndie will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, OpenIndie discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when OpenIndie believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of OpenIndie, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of the OpenIndie website and have supplied your email address, OpenIndie may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with OpenIndie and our products. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. OpenIndie takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. OpenIndie uses cookies to help OpenIndie identify and track visitors, their usage of OpenIndie website, and their website access preferences. OpenIndie visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using OpenIndie’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of OpenIndie’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If OpenIndie, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that OpenIndie goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of OpenIndie may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by OpenIndie and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, OpenIndie may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in OpenIndie’s sole discretion. OpenIndie encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a openindie.com account, you should also check your profile page for alerts to these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Thanks to Automattic

This Privacy Policy was adapted from those found on Wordpress.com, which Automattic have generously made available under a Creative Commons Sharealike license.