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Privacy Policy

Introduction

  • This document sets out the policies of Chicago International Film Festival regarding the protection of the rights of persons to privacy. Its purpose is to explain to contacts and all others who deal with Chicago International Film Festival what types of personal information Chicago International Film Festival collects and how that information is used.
  • This policy reflects no commitment by, nor is it binding upon any party or parties other than Chicago International Film Festival.
  • At times, Chicago International Film Festival collects certain personal information about people with whom it deals, either in their personal capacities or as representatives of client institutions, suppliers or other businesses. Such people are referred to in this policy as "Chicago International Film Festival' contacts" or as simply as "contacts".
  • Chicago International Film Festival collects identifiable personal data as well as non-identifiable personal information. Items of identifiable personal information, such as names and contact details, are collected and used as a matter of course in Chicago International Film Festival' daily work. Often a person's identifiable personal information includes the role or roles the person plays on behalf of his or her employer in the employer's business relationship with Chicago International Film Festival.

Collection of Personal Data

  • Chicago International Film Festival collects personal data about contacts. Contacts include those employees of client institutions with whom Chicago International Film Festival will deal in the normal course of business. This information is collected when institutions first procure services from, or enter into a service agreement with Chicago International Film Festival, when they instruct Chicago International Film Festival, as their provider or Agent, to provide services or undertake service procurement or other actions on their behalf. Contacts also include persons within supplier and other organizations with which Chicago International Film Festival has a business relationship - i.e. persons that suppliers, including self-employed consultants and contractors, or other organizations such as government departments or statutory bodies have appointed to deal with Chicago International Film Festival.
  • Chicago International Film Festival does not collect personal information about end users of client institution's networks.

Use of Personal Data

...and will not otherwise, unless legally obliged to do so, provide personal information to third parties.
  • Chicago International Film Festival uses personal information to ensure effective business communications with contact persons and/or client institutions, suppliers and other organizations with which Chicago International Film Festival has dealings.
  • In its capacity as the agent of client institutions, Chicago International Film Festival provides personal information about contact persons of client institutions to suppliers, where the supplier needs to use this information to communicate directly with the client institution. Similarly, Chicago International Film Festival provides contact details of suppliers' personnel to client institutions where this is needed for the furtherance of the business relationship.
  • The Chicago International Film Festival may collect other types of anonymous data from website users through the use of "cookies," which are text files that a website places on the hard drive of your computer indicating what pages you visited. When you return to the website, your browser sends that information back to the site. Chicago International Film Festival may use the information provided by cookies to analyze trends, administer the site, or for research and marketing purposes.

Confidentiality

  • Chicago International Film Festival respects the privacy of the individual and undertakes to protect the confidentiality of personal information about contacts that is supplied in the course of business relationships with Chicago International Film Festival. Chicago International Film Festival undertakes to use personal information solely for the purposes described above, and will not otherwise, unless legally obliged to do so, provide personal information to third parties.
  • The Chicago International Film Festival protects your personal information with industry standard security measures. In addition to normal precautions such as physical security and software/hardwarefirewalls, we have and adhere to strict internal security policies.

Reservation of Rights

  • Chicago International Film Festival reserves the right to disclose personal information in its possession where it is required to do so by law or to exercise its legal rights or to defend itself against legal claims.
  • Chicago International Film Festival reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy. Where a major change is made, contacts will be informed by e-mail notification or through a notice on our website. Contacts bear the responsibility to read the changes.

Privacy Complaints

  • If you believe that the Chicago International Film Festival has not complied with the provisions of this privacy policy, please contact us.

Last Updated: 2009-02-02