How we use your information

What information do we collect 

We collect information:

  • when you register or become a member of the Seattle Documentary Association
  • when you use the website and members directory
  • through cookies
  • if you choose to reveal information in postings, and
  • when you enter giveaways and questionnaires.

Certain services that we provide may involve us collecting extra information (Membership, for example), such as where you are, so the service can be provided as designed.

Registration

The minimum information we need to register you is your name, email address and a password. Unless we say otherwise, you have to answer all the registration questions.

We may also ask some other, voluntary questions for different services, particularly our annual questionnaires in order to gather data about the local film community. This also allows us to personalise services for you.

After you have registered, and with your permission, we may send you emails we think may interest you. Newsletters may be personalised based on what you have been reading on theguardian.com. At any time you can decide not to receive these emails and will be able to ‘unsubscribe’

Logging in using social networking credentials

If you log-in to our sites using a Facebook log-in, you are granting permission to Facebook to share your user details with us. This will include your name, email address, date of birth and location which will then be used to form a Seattle Documentary Association identity. You can also use your picture from Facebook as part of your profile. This will also allow us and Facebook to share your,networks, user ID and any other information you choose to share according to your Facebook account settings. If you remove the Seattle Documentary Association app from your Facebook settings, we will no longer have access to this information.

If you log-in to our sites using a Google log-in, you grant permission to Google to share your user details with us. This will include your name, email address, date of birth, sex and location which we will then use to form a Seattle Documentary Association identity. You may use your picture from Google as part of your profile. This also allows us to share your networks, user ID and any other information you choose to share according to your Google account settings. If you remove the Seattle Documentary Association from your Google settings, we will no longer have access to this information.

If you log-in to our sites using a twitter log-in, we receive your avatar (the small picture that appears next to your tweets) and twitter username.

Use of children’s data

We do not knowingly collect or store any personal information about children under the age of 16. However, they need parental permission to join. We do not display personal information about children on the site, and we read through all contributions before they are published.

Updating your personal information

We offer a ‘My Profile’ page (also known as Dashboard), where you can update your personal information at any time, and change your preferences. You can get to this page from most pages on the site – simply click on the ‘My profile’ link at the top of the screen when you are signed in.

Who we share data with

We will not share your personal information with others for marketing purposes unless you have given us your permission. If we have your permission, we will share your information only with other organisations we have chosen carefully.

If you are a Seattle Documentary Association Member and attend an event organised by an event partner, data may be shared for event administration purposes.

We may make other organizations’ services available, through our sites, although we are not necessarily operating these sites. We process any information which we collect when you access a service provided by another organization under this privacy policy. Information these other organizations collect is governed by their own privacy policies.

 

Use of Cookies

We use cookies for a number of reasons.

1 For statistical purposes to track how many users we have and how often they visit our websites. We collect information listing which of our pages are most frequently visited, and by which types of users and from which countries.

2 We use other organisations to collect anonymous user information, sometimes through cookies and web beacons,(information embedded in images which allow them to analyse how the website is being used and the number of visitors). Click here to learn more about how we use these services to collect and use information on theguardian.com, guardiannews.com and m.theguardian.com.

3 We and other advertisers may use statistical cookies to track who has seen an advert and clicked on it. You can find more information on this in the online behavioural advertising section of this privacy policy.

4 Placing cookies on your computer means we can show you adverts that you might be interested in, and allows us to control the number of times you see them and measure how effective the ad campaign has been. Advertising helps us to keep the site free for you to use. You can find more information on this in the Online Behavioural Advertising section of this privacy policy, including how you can ‘opt out’.

5 We may use ‘Flash’ cookies to store your preferences for your media player (for example, volume and so on). If we don’t use them, you may not be able to watch some video content.

You can turn cookies off but if you do this, you may not be able to use all services on our websites and you might see more pop-ups and other advertising. This is because we won’t be able to limit what you see by using cookies. However, you will still be able to see our editorial content.

6 We or other companies may use cookies to suggest and deliver content which we believe may interest you.

For more information about cookies and managing them, including how to turn them off, please visit our page on Cookies.

By using the sites you are agreeing to the use of cookies as described.

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