Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy (“this policy”) explains what we (“our website,” “Screen Story,” “the Screenwriting Course”) do with the data we obtain about you (“user,” “member,” “visitor,” “subscriber”) via https://screenstory.org. It should be read alongside our Terms & Conditions and Cookie Policy.

In our processing of personal data, we comply with the requirements of privacy legislation. That means, among other things, that:

  • we clearly state the purposes for which we process personal data;
  • we aim to limit our collection of personal data to only that required for legitimate purposes;
  • we first request your explicit consent to process your personal data in cases requiring your consent;
  • we take appropriate security measures to protect your personal data and also require this from parties that process personal data on our behalf;
  • we respect your right to access your personal data or have it corrected or deleted at your request.

If you have any questions or want further information about what data we keep of you, please contact us using the webform. Other contact details are listed in section 13.

1. Our use of your data

We use your data for the following purposes:

1.1 Contact

Contact through email and/or webforms.

For this purpose, we use the following data:

The basis on which we may process these data is:

Retention:

1.2 Registration

Registering a membership subscription to the Screenwriting Course.

For this purpose, we use the following data:

The basis on which we may process these data is:

Retention:

1.3 Third parties

We do not share or disclose personal data to third parties unless for legal reasons per section 5 of this policy.

2. Statistics and analytics

2.1 We do not use tracking technology to compile or analyze our website usage statistics.

2.2 We do not use any third-party processors for statistics or analytics.

3. Do not sell

3.1 We do not sell your personal data.

4. Cookies

4.1 We use only necessary 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.

4.2 We do not use cookies that track your behavior.

4.3 We do not use cookies for statistics or analytics.

4.4 We do not use cookies for marketing or advertising.

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

4.6 We do not use social media cookies.

4.7 The above only applies to our website. It does not apply to websites we link to. See section 8 below and our cookie policy for further details.

5. Disclosure of data

5.1 Disclosure for law enforcement

Under certain circumstances, we may disclose your personal data for legal requirements.

5.2 Legal requirements

We may disclose your personal data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of Screen Story
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with our website and services
  • To protect the personal safety of users of our website or the public
  • To protect against legal liability

6. Security

6.1 We are committed to the security of personal data. We take appropriate security measures to limit abuse of and unauthorized access to personal data. This ensures that only the necessary persons have access to your data, that access to the data is protected, and that our security measures are regularly reviewed.

6.2 Our website uses SSL encryption to protect the transmission of any data. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the character string https:// and the lock symbol in your browser line.

6.3 When you sign up for a member account, we prompt you to create a strong password for your login credentials.

7. Do not track (DNT)

7.1 We do not track users and therefore do not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals. Do Not Track is a web browser preference that informs websites you do not want to be tracked.

7.2 You can enable or disable Do Not Track in your web browser settings.

8. Third-party websites

8.1 This privacy policy does not apply to third-party websites connected by links on our website. We cannot guarantee these third parties will handle your personal data reliably or securely. We recommend you read their privacy policies before using them.

Paypal

We use Paypal to process membership payments. We do not store personal data regarding the payment methods used.

For information on the privacy practices of Paypal, please visit the following web page:
https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full

Literature and Latte

We place links to Scrivener, a Literature and Latte product, as a recommended software tool for the Screenplay Course. These links are “affiliate links,” which means we receive a small commission if you click on the link and make a qualifying purchase. These commissions help us to keep the screenplay course costs low.

For information on the privacy practices of Literature and Latte, please visit the following web page:
https://www.literatureandlatte.com/privacy

Amazon

We place links to Amazon for recommended books related to the Screenplay Course. These links are “affiliate links,” which means we receive a small commission if you click on the link and make a qualifying purchase. These commissions help us to keep the screenplay course costs low.

For information on the privacy practices of Amazon, please visit the following web page:
https://www.amazon.com/privacy

Facebook

We place links to enable users to share our website and follow our page on Facebook.

For information on the privacy practices of Facebook, please visit the following web page:
https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy

Twitter

We place links to enable users to share our website and follow our presence on Twitter.

For information on the privacy practices of Twitter, please visit the following web page:
https://twitter.com/privacy

LinkedIn

We place links to enable users to share our website and follow our page on LinkedIn.

For information on the privacy practices of LinkedIn, please visit the following web page:
https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Instagram

We place links to enable users to share our website and follow our presence on Instagram.

For more information on the privacy practices of Instagram, please visit the following web page:
https://www.instagram.com/legal/privacy/

Pinterest

We place links to enable users to share our website on Pinterest.

For information on the privacy practices of Pinterest, please visit the following web page:
https://policy.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy

Reddit

We place links to enable users to share our website on Reddit.

For information on the privacy practices of Reddit, please visit the following web page:
https://www.redditinc.com/policies/privacy-policy

YouTube

We place links to YouTube playlists to help users learn more about various topics for the Screenwriting Course.

For more information on the privacy practices of YouTube, please visit the following web page:
https://www.youtube.com/howyoutubeworks/user-settings/privacy/

IMDb

We place links to IMDb to help users learn more about film genres and their reference films for the Screenwriting Course.

For more information on the privacy practices of IMDb, please visit the following web page:
https://www.imdb.com/privacy

Filmsite

We place links to Filmsite to help users learn more about film genres for the Screenwriting Course.

For more information on the privacy practices of NFI, please visit the following web page:
https://www.filmsite.org/privacy-filmsite.html

New York Film Academy

We place links to the New York Film Academy to help users learn more about film genres for the Screenwriting Course.

For more information on the privacy practices of the New York Film Academy, please visit the following webpage:
https://www.nyfa.edu/about/policy.php

StudioBinder

We place links to StudioBinder to help users learn more about film genres for the Screenwriting Course. We also place links to StudioBinder to make users aware of their screenwriting tool as a possible option for the course.

For more information on the privacy practices of StudioBinder, please visit the following webpage:
https://www.studiobinder.com/privacy/

Highland 2

We place links to Highland 2 to make users aware of their screenwriting tool as a possible option for the Screenwriting Course.

For more information on the privacy practices of Highland 2, please visit the following webpage:
https://highland2.app/privacy.php

DramaQueen

We place links to DramaQueen to make users aware of their screenwriting tool as a possible option for the Screenwriting Course.

For more information on the privacy practices of DramaQueen, please visit the following webpage:
https://dramaqueen.info/privacy/?lang=en

Arc Studio

We place links to Arc Studio to make users aware of their screenwriting tool as a possible option for the Screenwriting Course.

For more information on the privacy practices of Arc Studio, please visit the following webpage:
https://www.arcstudiopro.com/privacy/

Celtx

We place links to Celtx to make users aware of their screenwriting tool as a possible option for the Screenwriting Course.

For more information on the privacy practices of Celtx, please visit the following webpage:
https://www.celtx.com/legals.html#privacy

WriterDuet

We place links to WriterDuet to make users aware of their screenwriting tool as a possible option for the Screenwriting Course.

For more information on the privacy practices of WriterDuet, please visit the following webpage:
https://www.writerduet.com/privacy

Fade In

We place links to Fade In to make users aware of their screenwriting tool as a possible option for the Screenwriting Course.

For more information on the privacy practices of Fade In, please visit the following webpage:
https://www.fadeinpro.com/page.pl?content=legal

Final Draft

We place links to Final Draft to make users aware of their screenwriting tool as a possible option for the Screenwriting Course.

For more information on the privacy practices of Final Draft, please visit the following webpage:
https://www.finaldraft.com/company/legal/privacy-statement/

Slash Dot Media

We place links to Slash Dot Media to make users aware of Jreepad as a possible organizer tool for their development notes in the Screenwriting Course.

For more information on the privacy practices of Slash Dot Media, please visit the following webpage:
http://slashdotmedia.com/privacy-statement/

LO4D

We place links to LO4D to make users aware of Treepad as a possible organizer tool for their development notes in the Screenwriting Course.

For more information on the privacy practices of LO4D, please visit the following webpage:
https://www.lo4d.com/corp/privacy

We place links to the following optional tools for which we were unable to locate privacy practices:

Cherry Tree
Atom
Joplin
MemPad
KeepNote
Notepad++
Trelby
PreWrite
Kit Scenarist

8.2 The links to these third-party privacy practices may change at any time without our knowledge. Please inform us if the links no longer point to the correct pages.

9. Amendments to this policy

9.1 We reserve the right to make amendments to this privacy policy. It is recommended that you consult this privacy policy regularly to be aware of any changes. In addition, we will actively inform you wherever possible.

10. Accessing and modifying your data

10.1 If you have any questions or want to know which personal data we have about you, please contact us using the webform. Other contact details are listed in section 13.

10.2 You have the following rights:You have the right to know why your personal data is needed, what will happen to it, and how long it will be retained.

You have the right to access your personal data that is known to us.

You have the right to supplement, correct, have deleted or blocked your personal data whenever you wish.

You have the right to revoke any consent to personal data you have given us and have your personal data deleted.

You have the right to request all your personal data from the controller and transfer it in its entirety to another controller.

You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data.

Please make sure to clearly state who you are so we do not modify or delete the wrong person’s data.

11. Submitting a complaint

11.1 If you are not satisfied with how we handle (a complaint about) the processing of your personal data, you have the right to submit a complaint to the data protection authority in your country.

12. Data Protection Officer / Data Controller

12.1 If you have any questions or requests concerning this privacy policy, you may contact our Data Protection Officer / Data Controller using the contact details below.

13. Contact details

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



This page was last updated on May 29, 2021.

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