When you register, we may ask for information such as your name, email address, birth date and gender. From time to time, we may also ask you optionally to provide other information. If you choose to provide such information, you are giving COFX the permission to use and store it consistent with this policy. Therefore, please understand when you sign in to the COFX site, you are not anonymous to us.
Account Information is used:
Your supplied gender, age and chosen username will be displayed as part of your public profile, you may however, also elect to provide more information about yourself in your profile. COFX does not require you to fill out the extra fields on your profile in order to participate in the service or community. COFX makes no claims about the privacy of publicly available profile information.
Cookies, log files and clear GIF information
When you visit the COFX Site, we may send one or more cookies - a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters - to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. COFX uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the COFX Site may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site.
When you use the COFX Site, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
When you use the COFX Site, we may employ "clear GIFs" (a.k.a. Web Beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of our Members anonymously (i.e., in a non-personally-identifiable manner). In addition, we may also use clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our Members to track which emails are opened by recipients.
The cookies, log files and clear GIF information is used to:
Surveys and polls
COFX values opinions and comments from members, so we may conduct online surveys. Participation in these surveys is entirely optional. Typically, the information is aggregated and used to make improvements to COFX and to develop appealing content, features and promotions for members. Survey participants are anonymous unless otherwise stated in the survey.
Forums, comments and private messaging
Any personally identifiable information you submit through the forums and comments system can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums or by private message to other users.
We use both your personally identifiable information and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of the COFX Site and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing User preferences and trends.
Anonymous aggregated data
Anonymous data is information (originally personally identifiable or non-personally identifiable) that subsequently is used in aggregate form. We may use anonymous data for purposes of research or analysis. We may conduct research on our customer demographics, internet usage, and interests and behavior based on personal data we gather. Although anonymous data may be based in part on personal data, it does not identify you personally.
Film viewing history
COFX stores information about which films you watch in streaming flash format. The list of films is also posted to your public profile.
This information is used to:
Site functionality and marketing
We do share non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the COFX Site.
We may use your personally identifiable information to provide you with information about COFX's features, services, and other offerings that may be of interest to you; send information or offers to users on behalf of COFX's partners (please note that if we were to do this, we would not give those partners personally identifiable information such as your name or address); or share your personally identifiable information with advertisers, business partners, and other entities that are not affiliated with COFX who would like to send you information about their products and services.
If you win a contest, we may post limited personally identifiable information on the COFX Site. However, we will notify you of this possibility when collecting personally identifiable information or we will obtain your consent.
We may share your personally identifiable information with companies that provide services to us, including outside contractors or agents who help us manage our information activities (for example, contest and sweepstakes administration). But they may only use your personally identifiable information to provide us with a specific service and not for any other purpose. Similarly, we may share your personally identifiable information with other people or entities in order to provide goods or services that you have requested or to complete a transaction at your request.
Legal requirements and COFX protection
You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through the COFX Site, in which case COFX may not be able to provide certain services to you.
To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you profile access or making corrections. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times.
Emails sent to email@example.com for purposes other than communication about personally identifiable information may not be answered.
If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our site we will ask you for your friend's name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. COFX stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program.
Your friend may contact us firstname.lastname@example.org to request that we remove this information from our database.
Please note that if you are accessing COFX from outside the UK and you make a comment or complaint regarding any element of advertising (see paragraph 11 for more details about this) then COFX may forward your correspondence to COFX only for the purposes of responding to you.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp
COFX uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to COFX and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, COFX makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.
If COFX learns of a security systems breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. COFX may post a notice on the COFX Site if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive a free written notice of a security breach you should notify us at email@example.com
COFX does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information or non-personally-identifiable information on the COFX Site from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of our website is directed to persons under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access the COFX Site at any time or in any manner unless under the supervision of a parent or guardian . If COFX learns that personally identifiable information of persons less than 13 years of age has been collected on the COFX Site without verified parental consent, then COFX will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.
In the event COFX goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personally identifiable information will likely be among the assets transferred. You will be notified via email or prominent notice on our Web site for 30 days of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.
We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant service, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with COFX.
Where you contribute to www.indiemoviesonline.com COFX will generally only keep your content for as long as is reasonably required for the purpose(s) for which it was submitted.