Privacy Policy

The Black TV Film Collective

Privacy Policy

Last Updated: November 1, 2021

  1. Introduction.

    The BLACKTVFILMCOLLECTIVE.ORG (the “BTFC” or, alternatively, “we,” “us,” “our,” or “ours”) is committed to respecting your privacy and recognizes the need to protect the personal information that you share with us. In this Privacy Policy we inform you what information we might collect from you when you visit our website and any web-pages included thereto (collectively, the “Website”), how we might use such information, with whom we may share that information, the safeguards we use to protect such information, the choices you have regarding our use of such information, and your ability to review and correct, such information.

    This Privacy Policy is a part of our Terms of Use and is incorporated therein by reference. We encourage you to read this Privacy Policy carefully and use it to make informed decisions.

    What is Personal Data?
    When we speak about your “Personal Data” as it relates to your use of the Website, we mean any data, which may enable the identification of a specific person, or is otherwise linked to such potentially identifying data, such as your name, address, telephone number, email address, credit card information, and personal interests.

  2. Your Consent.

    By using the Website, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, including the collection and use of information terms set forth herein. Your continued use of the Website constitutes your ongoing agreement to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy as may be revised from time to time. However, where applicable law requires your consent, we will not alter the terms of this Policy regarding collection or use of your Personal Data, without first obtaining your consent.

  3. Types of Information We Collect.

    We have the ability to collect two types of information from people who visit our Website: (i) Personal Data, and (ii) aggregated information which is anonymous data such as your IP address (i.e., a number that is assigned to your computer whenever you connect to the internet), your domain name (e.g., “”) and user statistics (e.g., 60% of our users live in New York) (collctively, “Aggregated Data”).

  4. How Do We Collect You Data.

    We collect data in the following ways:

    1. Data Automatically Collected or Generated.

      When you visit, interact with or use our Website, including any e-mail sent to you by us, we may collect or generate data about you, including Personal Data. We collect or generate such data either independently or with the help of third party services, including through the use of “cookies” and other tracking technologies (as further detailed in our Cookie Policy).

      Such data consists of connectivity, technical or aggregated usage data, such as IP address, non-identifying data regarding the device, operating system, browser version locale and language settings used, the cookies and pixels installed on such device, and the activity (clicks and other interactions) of users of our Website.

    2. Data Received From You.

      You may provide us Personal Data voluntarily, such as your name, e-mail address, phone number, and location when you contact us or when you post or publish such Personal data on the Website.

      If you choose to give us your e-mail address, we may communicate with you via e-mail. We do not share your e-mail address with others outside of BTFC. Depending on how your email application is set up, information about your actions, use of the email sent by us, may be transmitted automatically when you receive, open and/ or click on an e-mail from us. In any event, you may opt out from receipt of any additional e-mails from us, at any time.

      If you create an account with us we directly collect certain information from you, including your name, picture, social media profiles, a functioning email address and home or business address where you can be reached, a phone number, a username and password of your selection, and a method of payment. By voluntarily providing us with your personal data, you are consenting to our use of it in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

      You can choose not to share any Personal Data with us. Of course, if you choose not to provide certain information, you might be unable to access certain services, offers and content on our Website

  5. What We Do With the Information.

    We use Aggregated Data to diagnose technical problems on our Website, to help us administer the Website and improve the quality of its webpages, to permit us to provide data regarding the volume of use on, and frequency of visitors to the Website, to gather broad demographic information and to improve our Website to appealto as many people as possible.

    We do not use such data for the purpose of learning a person’s true identity or contact details. Rather, we use such data to gain a better understanding of how our users typically use and/or browse our Website. The use of certain Aggregated Data also helps us and our Service Providers to deliver contextual or otherwise more effective advertisements and content; to optimize our ad management and our users’ viewing experience, and to improve the overall user experience and functionality of our Website.

    We may share or otherwise use Aggregated Data in our sole discretion and without the need for further approval.

    We will use your Personal Data consistent with your consent to the terms and conditions set forth in this Privacy Policy; for complying with applicable law; and based on our legitimate interests in maintaining and improving our Website and the content included thereto, to personalize your online experience, understand how our Website is used, improve our customer service and support operations, build a stronger community, and protect and secure our users, ourselves and our Website.

    Accordingly, we use Personal Data in order to contact our users via e-mail with general and/or service-related messages, including through distribution of a newsletter.

    Promotional Communications. We may also contact you via the email address you provide us with in order to notify you about new services, events, programs and special opportunities or any other information we think you will find valuable.

    If you wish not to receive such promotional communications, you may notify us at any time by filling out the electronic form below, or by following the “unsubscribe” or “update your preferences” instructions in the promotional communications you receive.

  6. With Whom Do We Share Data?

    We may share your data (including Personal Data) with certain third parties, including law enforcement agencies, our Service Providers and our affiliates, as set forth below:

    1. Compliance with Laws, Legal Orders and Authorities. We may disclose or allow government and law enforcement officials access to certain Personal Data, in response to a subpoena, search warrant or court order (or similar requirement), or in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, including for national security purposes. Such disclosure or access may occur with or without notice to you, if we have a good faith belief that we are legally compelled to do so, or that disclosure is appropriate in connection with efforts to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding actual or suspected illegal activity, fraud, or other wrongdoing.
    2. Service Providers and Business Partners. We may engage selected third party companies and individuals to perform services complementary to our own (hosting services, data analytics services, e-commerce, user engagement services, e-mail distribution, processing and collecting payments or crediting bank accounts, and monitoring services, as well as our business, legal, financial and compliance advisors) (collectively: “Service Providers”). These Service Providers may have access to your Personal Data, depending on each of their specific roles and purposes in facilitating the purposes of our Website, and may only use it for such purposes.
    3. Financial Partners. Third-party companies that may offer services like credit card processing, fraud prevention, or financing options when you purchase our services. We do not and will not directly collect or store your sensitive banking or credit card information. This is handled by PCI-compliant third-party partners and handling of that data is subject to the privacy policy of those parties.
    4. Business Transfer. We may transfer your Personal Data in connection with a sale of all, or part of, our business, or sale or transfer of assets, or an acquisition, merger, reorganization, or in the event of bankruptcy, to a third party as part of such transaction, and to the extent permitted by applicable law.
    5. Protecting Rights and Safety. We may share your Personal Data with others, if we believe in good faith that this will help protect the rights, property or personal safety of BTFC, any of our users or any members of the general public.
    6. We may allow access to your Personal Data for the uses prescribed in this Privacy Policy, internally, between our group entities. In instances where Personal Data is collected from individuals within the EU, We will make sure that transfer outside EU borders (a) an EU Commission Adequacy Decision is in place, or (b) we have a legitimate interest of such transfer, and the recipient entity is bound by similar security measures that we apply, and further subject to the provisions of Section 7 below.
    7. Further Uses. For the removal of doubt, we may share your Personal Data in additional manners, pursuant to your explicit approval, or if we have successfully rendered such data non-personal and anonymous.

    Your name, email address and any other information you choose to make available in connection with any materials posted and/or published by you on the Website will be available and disclosed to other users of the Website and to other third parties who may have access to, or otherwise see, a display of such information on the Website. Such third parties will be able to find and see your publicly-shared content, including your name (and photo if you have provided one), your profile, any social actions you take on our Website such as events you RSVPed, social network links, as well as comments on,‘likes,’ or ‘re-sharing’ of posts, which will also be viable to such third parties.

    Whether or not you provide such information and take such social actions is completely your own choice. BTFC is in no way responsible for retaining or protecting information you choose to make available to other users.

  7. How Do We Retain and Store Your Data?

    BTFC is a US corporation, and thus abides by applicable US privacy law; however, it has also taken upon itself, to adopt additional security measures regarding the storage of your Personal Data, and only to use it in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

    While privacy laws may vary between jurisdictions, BTFC has taken reasonable steps to ensure that your Personal Data is treated by its affiliates and Service Providers at a secure and lawful manner, and in accordance with common industry practices, regardless of any lesser legal requirements that may apply in their jurisdiction.

    We will retain the Personal Data collected by us through the Website for as long as is necessary for the purpose(s) for which it was collected as set out in this privacy policy, provided that Personal Data may be held for longer periods where extended retention periods are required by law, regulation, or professional standards, and in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights. Rather than delete your information, we might de-identify it by removing identifying details. Please note that except as required by applicable law, we will not be obligated to retain your data for any particular period, and are free to securely delete it for any reason and at any time, with or without notice to you.

  8. Your Rights Regarding Your Personal Information.

    Please note that you may have certain rights regarding the manner of collection, processing and usage of your personal information pursuant to applicable privacy laws such as the EU General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”). Under the GDPR (to the extent it applies to you) you may be eligible for the following rights:

    1. The right to have your Personal Data deleted.
      This right is subject to any requirement we may be subject to in connection with our compliance with a legal obligation / our exercise of a legal defense. In order for us to accommodate such right (to the extent applicable), please contact us in accordance with the details found at the “Contact us” section below.
    2. The right to access the Personal Data collected and processed.
      In order for us to accommodate such right, please contact us in accordance with the details found at the “Contact us” section below.
    3. The right to rectify untrue or incorrect Personal Data.
      In order for us to accommodate such right, please contact us in accordance with the details found at the “Contact us” section below.
    4. The right to object to us processing your Personal Data.
      You may be entitled to object to certain processing functions, made for example, in connection with profiling activities. In order for us to accommodate such right (to the extent applicable), please contact us in accordance with the details found at the “Contact us” section below.
    5. The right to have your Personal Data exported at your request.
      We will make efforts to comply with within a reasonable time, and provide you with such compiled data in an electronic medium of our choice.

      Please note that the above list contains a summary of the main rights you may have under the GDPR. Under no circumstances shall the above be deemed as an exhaustive list, nor should you rely on it in terms of fully understanding all of your rights under the GDPR.

  9. Protecting Children.

    We take special care to protect the safety and privacy of children. Our Website is general audience site. Nevertheless, our Website is directed towards and designed for use by persons aged 18 and older. We do not knowingly collect or solicit Personal Data from children under the age of 18. If we nevertheless receive Personal Data from an individual who indicates that he or she is, or whom we otherwise have reason to believe is, under the age of 18, we will delete such information from our systems.

  10. Cookies

    Our site uses “cookies.” A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from an internet server and stored in your computer. Generally, we use cookies to remind us of who you are, tailor our products, services and programs to suit your personal interests, estimate our audience size, track your status in our promotions, and/or analyzing your visiting patterns. You can set your browser to notify you when you are sent a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. For additional information, and to learn how to manage the technologies we utilize, please visit our Cookie Policy.

  11. Security Measures.

    BTFC maintains physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to help guard your Personal Data. We restrict access to personally identifiable information to those persons who need to know that information to provide products or services to you and any persons you have authorized to have access to such information. Additionally, in an effort to ensure security and protection of your Personally Identifiable Information, we encrypt all submissions using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, the industry standard method for securing online transactions. All Personal Data including credit card number, name and address is encrypted in an effort to prevent such information from being used as transmitted over the Internet.

    Protecting the security of your personal information that you share with us is important to us. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet or data storage can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to or from our Website, and you do so at your own risk.

  12. Links to Third Party Sites or Products.

    Our Website contains links to sites operated and maintained by third parties as well as links to products and services provided by third parties. While we try to link only to websites that share our respect for privacy, please be aware that we have no control whatsoever over such third parties, their sites or their products or services, nor are we responsible for their privacy practices. Privacy policies for such linked sites may be different from our Privacy Policy. You access such linked sites or products or services at your own risk. Websites that are accessible by hyperlinks from the Website may use “cookies.” We encourage you to read the privacy statements provided by other websites before before disclosing any personal information on such site or in exchange for such product or service.

  13. Policy Changes.

    This Privacy Policy may change over time as we modify or expand our service. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post written notice of those changes on our Website. Your continued use of the Website after we post such notice constitutes your agreement to any such changes.

  14. Contact Us.

    If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, or in the event that you wish to exercise certain rights you are eligible for with respect to your Personal Date, please contact us via the below online contact form. we welcome your suggestions and questions about our Privacy Policy.

    Contact Information:

    By mail:
    PO Box 160246
    1205 Atlantic Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11216

    By email:
    [email protected] (kindly state the nature of your inquiry at the subject line of your email)