PRIVACY POLICY

Effective Date: July 29, 2015

We at the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (the “MPAA”) respect your concerns about privacy. This Online Privacy Notice, which applies to https://www.CARAFilmratings.com and www.filmratings.com (collectively, the “Sites”), describes the types of personal information we collect through the Sites, how we use the information, with whom we may share it and the choices available to users of the Sites regarding our use of the information. We also describe the measures we take to protect the security of the information and how you can contact us about our privacy practices.

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INFORMATION WE OBTAIN
INFORMATION WE OBTAIN BY AUTOMATED MEANS
HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE OBTAIN
INFORMATION WE SHARE
YOUR CHOICES
HOW WE PROTECT PERSONAL INFORMATION
CHILDREN'S PRIVACY
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES AND APPS
UPDATES TO OUR ONLINE PRIVACY NOTICE
HOW TO CONTACT US

INFORMATION WE OBTAIN

We obtain the following types of personal information through the Sites:

  • Contact information (such as your name, postal address, email address and telephone number);
  • login credentials;
  • information provided to us in motion picture rating applications, including contact information of rights holders, producers, directors, screenplay writers, cast members and other individuals related to the application; and • other personal information in content you provide to us, such as through our “Contact Us” feature.

If you provide us with information about other individuals, you represent that you have notified and obtained consent from the relevant individuals (i) to provide us with their information and (ii) for us to contact them by email or telephone. Please do not provide us with information about third parties unless you have notified them and obtained their consent as described above.

INFORMATION WE OBTAIN BY AUTOMATED MEANS

When you visit our Sites, we may collect certain information (including IP addresses) by automated means, such as cookies, web server logs, web beacons and JavaScript.

Cookies are files that websites send to your computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify your browser or to store information or settings on your device. Our Sites may use cookies (such as HTTP and HTML5 cookies) and Flash cookies, as well as other types of local storage (such as browser-based or plugin-based local storage). Your browser may tell you how to be notified when you receive certain types of cookies and how to restrict or disable certain cookies. You also may be able to delete your Flash cookies or adjust your Flash cookie settings by visiting the Adobe Flash Website Storage Settings Panel and Global Storage Settings Panel. Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to use all of the features of our Sites or other websites and online services.

In conjunction with gathering information through cookies, our web servers may log information such as your device type, operating system type, browser type, domain, and other system settings, as well as the language your system uses and the country and time zone where your device is located. We also may record information such as the address of the web page that referred you to our Sites and the IP address of the device you use to connect to our Sites. We may log information about your interactions with the Sites, such as which pages you visit. To control which web servers collect information by automated means, we may place tags on our web pages called “web beacons,” which are small files that link web pages to particular web servers and their cookies. We also may send instructions to your device using JavaScript or other computer languages to gather the sorts of information described above and other details about your interactions with the Site.

We may use third-party web analytics services on our Sites, such as those of Google Analytics. These service providers help us analyze how visitors use the Sites. The information obtained for this purpose (including your IP address and other information collected by automated means) will be disclosed to or collected directly by these service providers. To learn about opting out of Google Analytics, please click here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Neither we nor any third parties on our Sites obtain personal information about our visitors’ online activities, over time and across third-party websites. Our Sites are not designed to respond to “do not track” signals from browsers.

The providers of third-party plug-ins and widgets on our Sites, such as embedded videos and social media sharing tools, may use automated means to collect information regarding your use of the Sites and your interactions with the plug-ins and widgets. This information is subject to the privacy policies or notices of the providers of the plug-ins and widgets.

HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE OBTAIN

We may use the information described above to:

  • Provide products and services to you, such as to provide ratings for motion pictures you submit;
  • send you promotional materials, newsletters and other communications;
  • create and manage your account;
  • communicate with you about, and administer your participation in, special events, programs, promotions, offers, surveys, focus groups and market research;
  • respond to your inquiries;
  • perform data analyses (including market and consumer research, economic impact analyses, demographic analyses and anonymization and aggregation of personal information);
  • operate, evaluate and improve our business (including developing new products and services; enhancing, improving and analyzing our products and services; managing our communications; and performing accounting, auditing and other internal functions);
  • protect against, identify and prevent fraud, copyright infringement, unauthorized use and distribution of protected content and other criminal activity; and
  • comply with and enforce applicable legal requirements, relevant industry standards and our policies, including our Terms of Use and the carafilmratings.com.

In addition, we use information collected through cookies, web beacons, web server logs and other automated means for purposes such as (i) customizing our users’ visits to our Sites, (ii) delivering content tailored to our users’ interests and the manner in which our users browse our Sites, and (iii) managing our Sites and other aspects of our business.

We also may use the information in other ways for which we provide specific notice at the time of collection.

INFORMATION WE SHARE

We do not disclose personal information we obtain about you, except as described in this Online Privacy Notice. We also may share personal information with service providers who perform services on our behalf based on our instructions. We do not authorize these service providers to use or disclose the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or comply with legal requirements. Examples of these service providers include entities that provide web hosting, analytics and email list management services.

Personal information about you included in a motion picture rating or related application may be viewed by other individuals mentioned in or related to the application.

We also may disclose information about you (i) if we are required to do so by law or legal process, (ii) to law enforcement authorities or other government entities, or (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent harm or financial loss, or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual fraudulent or illegal activity. We reserve the right to transfer personal information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets (including in the event of a reorganization, spin-off, dissolution or liquidation).

Information collected through third-party plug-ins and widgets on the Sites (such as information relating to your use of a social media sharing tool) is collected directly by the providers of the plug-ins and widgets. This information is subject to the privacy policies of the providers of the plug-ins and widgets, and the MPAA is not responsible for those providers’ information practices.

YOUR CHOICES

We offer you certain choices in connection with the personal information we collect from you. To update your preferences, ask us to remove your information from our mailing lists or submit a request, please contact us as indicated in the “How To Contact Us” section of this Online Privacy Notice.

HOW WE PROTECT PERSONAL INFORMATION

We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect personal information against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use.

CHILDREN'S PRIVACY

Our Sites are not directed to children under the age of thirteen and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of thirteen on our Sites.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES AND APPS

Our Sites may provide links to other websites and apps for your convenience and information. These websites and apps may operate independently from us. Linked sites and apps may have their own privacy notices or policies, which we strongly suggest you review. To the extent any linked websites or apps are not owned or controlled by us, we are not responsible for their content, any use of the websites or apps, or the privacy practices of the websites or apps.

UPDATES TO OUR ONLINE PRIVACY NOTICE

This Online Privacy Notice may be updated periodically and without prior notice to you to reflect changes in our personal information practices. We will post the updated version on the Sites and indicate at the top of the Notice when it was most recently updated.

HOW TO CONTACT US

If you have any questions or comments about this Online Privacy Notice, or if you would like us to update information we have about you or your preferences, please email us at privacy@mpaa.org. You also may write to:

Motion Picture Association of America, Inc.
Attention: Privacy
15301 Ventura Boulevard, Building E
Sherman Oaks, California 91403