Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy (“this policy”) explains what cookies are and how we (“our website,” “us,” “Screen Story,” “the Screenwriting Course”) use them. You (“user,” “member,” “visitor”) should read this policy alonside our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

1. Introduction

1.1 Please read this policy carefully. If you disagree with it, you must immediately stop using our website and the Screenwriting Course.

1.2 Our website uses cookies.

1.3 We ask for your consent to use these cookies, under the terms of this policy, when you first visit our website.

1.4 You have the right to refuse your consent.

1.5 Because we use only necessary/essential cookies, the only way to disable them is through the settings in your browser.

1.6 Note that disabling cookies in your browser may cause functionality problems if you try to login to our website.

2. What are cookies?

2.1 Cookies are small files containing identifiers (a string of numbers and letters). These are stored and saved on your computer or other devices when you load a website in your device’s web browser. The identifiers are sent back to the website each time your browser requests a page or other data from the website.

2.2 Cookies are widely used to remember you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a “session cookie”) or for multiple repeat visits (using a “persistent cookie”).

2.3 Session cookies are temporary cookies stored by the web browser for the duration of your visit to the website. They expire at the end of the session when the web browser is closed.

2.4 Persistent cookies are stored in the web browser and remain on your device after you close the web browser or restart your device. They are valid until a set expiry date unless you delete them before the expiry date.

2.5 Cookies are can either be “first-party cookies” set by the website or “third-party cookies,” such as those set by content servers, advertisers, or analytics services. These third parties may be able to track your visits to other websites to determine your behavior or interests.

3. Our cookies

3.1 Cookie we do not use

We do not use cookies that track your behavior.

We do not use cookies for statistics or analytics.

We do not use cookies for marketing or advertising.

We do not use cookies for remembering your preferences, such as language, navigation, or layout.

We do not use social media cookies.

The above only applies to our website. It does not apply to websites we link to. Please refer to section 8 of our privacy policy for details about websites we link to.

3.2 Cookies we use

We use only necessary/essential cookies to enable core functionality. Namely, to recognize whether you are securely logged in and have access to the full Screenwriting Course. Our website cannot function properly without these cookies. They can only be disabled by changing your browser settings.

We use the following cookies:

Cookie: cookieconsent_status
Cookie type: first-party
Provider: Screen Story
Author: Osano (open source) adapted by Beautiful Cookie Banner.
Purpose: recognizes if the user has accepted our cookies.
Retention: one year.
Cookie: wordpress_logged_in_*
Cookie type: first-party
persistent (only after login)
Provider: Screen Story
Author: (our website’s development platform)
Purpose: after login, WordPress sets the wordpress_logged_in_ cookie, which indicates your role for interface use.
Retention: up to one year.
Cookies: spbc_cookies_test, spbc_firewall_pass_key, spbc_is_logged_in, spbc_timer, spbc_log_id
Cookie types: first-party
session and persistent (for login and session security)
Provider: Screen Story
Author: Cleantalk (our website’s enhanced security protocol)
Purpose: spbc_cookies_test: test cookies so Cleantalk knows whether everything is working correctly.

spbc_firewall_pass_key: defines if the security firewall was passed.

spbc_is_logged_in: defines if a user was logged in.

spbc_timer: defines time spent on the page.

spbc_log_id: identifies the user’s login credentials.
Retention: up to one year.
Cookies: swpm_in_use, swpm_session
Cookie types: first-party
session and persistent (for access to content)
Provider: Screen Story
Author: Simple Membership (our website’s membership protocol)
Purpose: identifies whether the user has access to the full Screenwriting Course.
Retention: up to one year.

4. Selling to third parties

4.1 We do not sell your data.

4.2 We do not share your data with advertisers or other marketing services.

5. Your rights

5.1 You have the following rights concerning your personal data:

You may submit a request for access to the data we process about you.

You may object to the processing.

You may request an overview, in a commonly used format, of the data we process about you.

You may request correction or deletion of the data if it is incorrect or no longer relevant or restrict the data’s processing.

To exercise these rights, please contact us. Refer to the contact details further below.

6. Changes and amendments

6.1 We reserve the right to modify this policy and its terms at any time, effective upon posting an updated version on our website. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. Continued use of our website and services after any such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes.

7. Acceptance of this policy

7.1 By using our website, you acknowledge you have read and agree with this policy.

7.2 If you disagree with this policy, you must immediately stop using our website and the Screenwriting Course.

8. Contact details

Data Protection Officer / Data Controller
P O Box 2664
Webform contact
Phone: +1 (213) 599 7158

This document was last updated on March 22, 2021.

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