1. How we use your information

This privacy notice tells you what to expect when the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TELEVISION PROGRAM EXECUTIVES, INC. (“NATPE” or “we” or “us” or “our”) collects your personal information. It applies to information we collect to connect members of the content industry throughout the Professional Television/Entertainment Industry:

• visitors to our websites and affiliated NATPE web pages hosted elsewhere on the internet.
 • surveys on our websites and affiliated NATPE web pages hosted elsewhere on the internet. 
• complainants and other individuals in relation to a data protection or data subject’s complaint or enquiry under the General data Protection regulation (GDPR);
• people who use our services, e.g. create a user account, register for a membership, program, conference and/or exhibition, order a product or service, submit content and/or post content in discussion forums or other public areas, enter a contest or sweepstakes, fill out a survey, or send us feedback);
• job applicants and our current and former employees.

2. Visitors to our websites

Because an essential function of our website is performing customized matches and business searches largely based upon the information you consent to our use of any information you provide to us for this purpose. Please read the information below to learn what types of information we are collecting and what may happen to that information you input to and through our website and affiliated NATPE web pages hosted elsewhere on the internet. 

When someone visits www.natpe.org we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of our website. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. When we collect personally identifiable information through our website, we are up front about this. We make it clear when we collect personal information and explain what we intend to do with it.

A. Personally Identifiable Information

This refers to information that lets us know the specifics of who you are. When you engage in certain activities on this site, such as creating a user account, registering for a membership, program, conference and/or exhibition, ordering a product or service, submitting content and/or posting content in discussion forums or other public areas, entering a contest or sweepstakes, filling out a survey, or sending us feedback, we may ask you to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting an online form. 

It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities. If you elect to engage in these activities, however, we may ask that you provide us personal information, such as your first and last name, mailing address (including zip code), email address, website, employer, job title and department, telephone and facsimile numbers, and other personal identifying information. 

When ordering products or services or registering for a membership, program, conference or exhibition on our website and affiliated NATPE web pages hosted elsewhere on the internet, you may be asked to provide a credit card number. Depending upon the activity, some of the information we ask you to provide is identified as mandatory and some as voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory data with respect to a particular activity, you will not be able to engage in that activity because we need that information to provide you the activities you required.

B. Nonpersonally Identifiable Information

This refers to information that does not by itself identify you specifically. We gather certain information about you based upon where you visit on our website and affiliated NATPE web pages hosted elsewhere on the internet, in several ways. This information is compiled and analyzed on both a personal and an aggregated basis. This information may include the Website’s Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) that you just came from, which URL you next go to, what browser you are using, and your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address. 

A URL is the global address of documents and other resources on the World Wide Web. An IP address is an identifier for a computer or device on a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (“TCP/IP”) network, such as the World Wide Web. Networks like the Web use the TCP/IP protocol to route information based on the IP address of the destination. 

In other words, an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the web, allowing web servers to locate and identify your computer. Computers require IP addresses in order for users to communicate on the Internet. 

The following are example of Nonpersonally Identifiable Information we collect:

i. Email open and click-through — We collect information about whether you have opened email messages from us and/or clicked on links in those emails. This helps us evaluate the relevance of the content in our communications.
ii. Visits to shortcut website addresses—Some published website addresses are shortcuts that redirect you to a page with a longer address. When a redirect is initiated, we log the shortcut website address, date, time, and IP address.
iii. Log-ins and attempted log-ins—When you create a user account, log in, log out, or attempt to log in with invalid credentials, we record the date, time, your user ID (if you are logged in), IP address, the website address (URL) you accessed, web browser type, and a description of the event, which would include the email address you registered your account with.

3. Collection Methods and Use of Information

We do not collect any Personally Identifiable Information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. You provide certain Personally Identifiable Information to us when you: 

(a) register for our Services; 
(b) enter contests sponsored by us or one of our partners; 
(c) sign up for special offers from us or our Affiliates; 
(d) send email messages, submit forms or transmit other information through any means to us;
(e) use our website and affiliated NATPE web pages hosted elsewhere on the internet to send messages to other Users;
(f) submit your credit card or other payment information when ordering and purchasing our Services on our website and affiliated NATPE web pages hosted elsewhere on the internet. We may also collect information from you at other points on our website that state that such information is being collected.

We have to hold the details of the people who have requested our service in order to provide it. However, we only use these details to provide the service the person has requested and for other closely related purposes. For example, we might use information about people who have registered to one of our events to carry out a survey to find out if they are happy with the level of service they received. When people do subscribe to our services, they can cancel their subscription at any time and are given an easy way of doing this. 

We use your Personally Identifiable Information to provide our Services to you, as required by our agreements with you, such as event registration, hotel accommodations, streaming sessions, attendee lists, etc. We also use your Personally Identifiable Information to compile lists, directories and databases of attendees, participants, speakers, members, providers, and exhibitors connected to our Services, to match Users, to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to statistically analyze the use of our website, to improve our Service offerings, and to customize our website’s content, layout, and Services.

When participants complete an entry in the format initiative PITCH & PLAY LIVE to showcase and distinguish original format ideas with international potential at one of our events they submit their materials and an application form. Any personal information that is provided is used only for the purpose of reviewing the PITCH & PLAY LIVE submissions.

When individuals complete a nomination for an award to be granted in one of our events they submit their information and that of the nominee in an application form. Any personal information that is provided is used only for the purpose of reviewing the nomination. The information about the winner will also be published on our own website.

We also use Personally Identifiable Information to deliver information via emails and newsletters to you and to contact you regarding administrative notices. We also use Personally Identifiable Information to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce our agreements with you, including our Terms of Use, Copyright Dispute Policy, and this Private Notice.

In addition, we also collect, or our third party ad processor and Google Analytics server collect, some Nonpersonally Identifiable Information. We also use your IP address to diagnose problems with our servers, software, to administer our website and to gather statistical information via Google Analytics. Our third party ad processor will also provide us with summary, but not individual, reports that will tell us how many ads were presented and clicked upon at out site.

We use Personally Identifiable Information to help maintain the security and performance of our website. To deliver this service we log and process the IP addresses of visitors to our website. We use Transport Layer Security (TLS) to encrypt and protect email traffic in line with U.S. government recommendations. If your email service does not support TLS, you should be aware that any emails we send or receive may not be protected in transit.

We also monitor any emails sent to us, including file attachments, for viruses or malicious software. Please be aware that you have a responsibility to ensure that any email you send is within the bounds of the law.

We use a third party providers to manage our social media interactions: Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn. If you send us a message via social media it will be stored by these third-party providers.
When you call our offices we use your Personally Identifiable Information to help improve our efficiency and effectiveness in addressing your request. It will not be shared with any other organizations.

4. Release of Information

We do provide some of our services through contractual arrangements with our Affiliates, services providers, and other third parties. We use your Personally Identifiable Information to operate our website and our Affiliates are only allowed to use the information to deliver Services. For example, we must release your credit card information to a card-issuing bank to confirm payment for Services purchased on this website; we release your address information to the deliverer of any service or product that you ordered; and provide order information to third parties that help us provide customer service.

Occasionally we may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide Personally Identifiable Information to the appropriate governmental authorities. We will disclose Personally Identifiable Information upon receipt of a court order, subpoena, or to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation. We fully cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful.

We may also provide Nonpersonally Identifiable Information about our customers’ sales, traffic patterns, and related site information to third party advertisers, but these statistics do not include any Personally Identifiable Information.

5. Updating and Correcting Information

We believe you should have the ability to access and edit the Personally Identifiable Information that you have provided to us. You may change any of your Personally Identifiable Information in your account online at any time by linking to your account in accordance with instructions posted elsewhere on this site. You may also access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences by sending an email at admin@natpe.org or writing us at:

3940 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Suite # 324
Studio City, CA 91604

Please include your name, address, and/or email address when you contact us.

We encourage you to promptly update your Personally Identifiable Information if it changes. You may ask to have the information on your account deleted or removed; however, because we keep track of past transactions, we cannot delete information associated with past transactions. In addition, it may be impossible to completely delete your information without some residual information because of backups and archiving for disaster recovery purposes only.

We retain Personally Identifiable Information only for as long as necessary to carry out our Services to attendees, participants, speakers, members, providers, and exhibitors, and in line with our retention schedule. This means that your Personally Identifiable Information will be retained for two years from collection or receipt of your consent. We also retain de-personalized information about businesses and organizations for as long as is necessary to help conduct future actions, but no individuals are identifiable from that data.

6. User Choices on Collection and Use of Information

We may, from time to time, send you information regarding our offerings and services (e.g., account verification, changes/updates to features of the Services, technical and security notice, newsletters). In addition, , we may occasionally send you direct mail or email about products and services from us and our partners that we feel may be of interest to you. 

Only NATPE (or agents working on behalf of NATPE and under confidentiality agreements) will send you these direct mailings and emails, and only if you indicated that you consent to these offers. Users are given the opportunity to “opt-in” of having their information collected and used for any of the above purposes. You can also “opt-out” from this consent at any time and from receiving specified types of communications from NATPE by clicking here. NATPE will typically only communicate with you according to your instructions. However, you may not opt out of particular Service-related communications (e.g., account verification, purchase and billing confirmations and reminders, changes/updates to features of the Services, technical and security notices).

If you do not want to receive such mailings in the first place, simply tell us when you give us your personal information at registration either at the event or on our website consent form. Or, at any time, you can easily edit your account information to no longer receive such offers and mailings. You can update your personal information on your NATPE account by clicking here. Should you experience problems with updating your information please contact us at admin@natpe.org, and we will try to resolve your issues.

You also have choices with respect to cookies, as described below. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies some parts of our website may not work properly in your case.

7. Information Sharing

We may provide your information to third parties outside NATPE (or the group of companies of which NATPE is a part) without your consent, except as noted in this Privacy Notice and Terms of Use. 

We may share your Personally Identifiable and Nonpersonally Identifiable information (including but not limited to, information from cookies, log files, location data, and usage data) with the Affiliates, or that later become part of the Affiliates. With our prior consent, Affiliates may use this information to help provide, understand, and improve the Services (including by promoting your projects) and Affiliates’ own services (including by providing you with more opportunity for growth of your business). But these Affiliates will honor the choices you make about to whom they will promote your information.

8. Security of Information

At our website you can be assured that your Personally Identifiable Information is secure, consistent with current industry standards. The importance of security for all Personally Identifiable Information associated with our user is of utmost concern to us. Your Personally Identifiable Information is protected in several ways. 

Access by you to your Personally Identifiable Information is available through a password and unique user ID selected by you. This password is encrypted. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. In addition, your Personally Identifiable Information resides on a secure server that only selected NATPE personnel and contractors have access to via password. We encrypt your Personally Identifiable Information and thereby prevent unauthorized parties from viewing such information when it is transmitted to us.

Personal information that you provide that is not Personally Identifiable Information also resides on a secure server and is only accessible via password. Since this information is not accessible from outside NATPE you will not be asked to select a password in order to view or modify such information.

In order to most efficiently serve you, credit card transactions and order fulfillment are handled by established third party banking, processing agents, distribution institutions. They receive the information needed to verify and authorize your credit card or other payment information and to process and ship your order. In order to best promote your businesses and projects, customer list rentals are handled by established third party fulfillment houses. They receive the information about you and your business/projects needed to best promote your business/projects to the individuals and companies on our customer lists.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personally Identifiable Information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet which are beyond our control; (b) the security, integrity and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this site cannot be guaranteed; and (c) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party.

9. Cookies

To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too.

What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

How do we use cookies?
Our cookies store randomly assigned user identification numbers, the country where you are located, and your first name to welcome you back to our website. A number of our pages use cookies to remember:
– your display preferences, such as contrast colour settings or font size
– if you have already replied to a survey pop-up that asks you if the content was helpful or not (so you won’t be asked again)
– if you have agreed (or not) to our use of cookies on this site

Also, some videos embedded in our pages use a cookie to anonymously gather statistics on how you got there and what videos you visited.

Cookies are also stored by Google Analytics, the third-party service which measures the effectiveness and efficiency of NATPE websites.

Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.

The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.

Do we use other cookies?
Some of our pages or sub-sites may use additional or different cookies to the ones described above. If so, the details of these will be provided in their specific cookies notice page. You may be asked for your agreement to store these cookies.

How to control cookies
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

When we use an outside ad serving company to display banner advertisements on our website, they will place a separate cookie on your computer as part of their service. We will not provide any third-party ad server with any of your Personally Identifiable Information or information about your purchases. We and our third party ad server will collect and use your IP address, browser type, the server your computer is logged onto, the area code and zip code associated with your server and whether you responded to a particular ad. Other advertisers may also place banner ads on our website in the same manner as above, but we will not disclose any other information to them.

10. Job applicants, current and former NATPE employees

NATPE is the data controller for the information you provide during the hiring process unless otherwise stated. If you have any queries about our hiring process or how we handle your information please contact us at admin@natpe.org

What will we do with the information you provide to us?

All of the information you provide during the hiring process will only be used for the purpose of processing your application, or to fulfill legal or regulatory requirements if necessary.

We will not share any of the information you provide during the recruitment process with any third parties for marketing purposes or, in case of employment in the European Economic Area (EEA), transfer any of your information outside of the EEA. The information you provide will be held securely by us and/or our data processors whether the information is in electronic or physical format.

We will use the contact details you provide to us to contact you to progress your application. We will use the other information you provide to assess your suitability for the role you have applied for. 

What information do we ask for, and why?
We do not collect more information than we need to fulfill our stated purposes and will not retain it for longer than is necessary. The information we ask for is used to assess your suitability for employment. You don’t have to provide what we ask for but it might affect your application if you don’t. 

Application stage
We ask you for your personal details including name and contact details. We will also ask you about your previous experience, education, referrals and for answers to questions relevant to the role you have applied for. Our recruitment team will have access to all of this information.

You will also be asked to provide equal opportunities information. This is not mandatory information – if you don’t provide it, it will not affect your application. This information will not be made available to any staff outside of our recruitment team, including hiring managers, in a way which can identify you. Any information you provide, will be used only to produce and monitor equal opportunities statistics.

Our hiring managers shortlist applications for interview. They will not be provided with your name or contact details or with your equal opportunities information if you have provided it.

We might ask you to participate in assessment days; complete tests or occupational personality profile questionnaires; and/or to attend an interview – or a combination of these. Information will be generated by you and by us. For example, you might complete a written test or we might take interview notes. This information is held by NATPE.

If you are unsuccessful at any stage of the process, the information you have provided until that point will be retained for 6 months from the closure of the campaign. We may ask if you would like your details to be retained in our talent pool for a period of six months. If you say yes, we would proactively contact you should any further suitable vacancies arise. 
Information generated throughout the assessment process, for example interview notes, is retained by us for 6 months following the closure of the campaign.

Equal opportunities information is retained for 6 months following the closure of the campaign whether you are successful or not. If you are successful, the information you provide during the application process will be retained by us as part of your employee file for the duration of your employment plus 6 years following the end of your employment. This includes your criminal records declaration, fitness to work, records of any security checks and references.

How we make decisions about recruitment?
Final recruitment decisions are made by hiring managers and members of our recruitment team. All of the information gathered during the application process is taken into account. You are able to ask about decisions made about your application by speaking to your contact within our recruitment team or by emailing admin@natpe.org.

Conditional offer
If we make a conditional offer of employment we will ask you for information so that we can carry out pre-employment checks. You must successfully complete pre-employment checks to progress to a final offer. We are required to confirm the identity of our staff, their right to work in the United States and seek assurance as to their trustworthiness, integrity and reliability. 

You will therefore be required to provide: 
Proof of your identity – you will be asked to attend our office with original documents, we will take copies. Proof of your qualifications – you will be asked to attend our office with original documents, we will take copies. You will be asked to complete a criminal records declaration to declare any convictions. We will contact your referrals, using the details you provide in your application, directly to obtain references. We will also ask you to complete a questionnaire about your health. This is to establish your fitness to work. 

If we make a final offer, we will also ask you for the following:
• Bank details – to process salary payments;
• Emergency contact details – so we know who to contact in case you have an emergency at work;
• Membership of a Pension scheme – so we can send you a questionnaire to determine whether you are eligible to re-join your previous scheme.
Our Code of Conduct requires all staff to declare if they have any potential conflicts of interest, or if they are active within a political party. If you complete a declaration, the information will be held on your personnel file.

Use of data processors 
Data processors are third parties who provide elements of our recruitment service for us. We have contracts in place with our data processors. This means that they cannot do anything with your personal information unless we have instructed them to do it. They will not share your personal information with any organization apart from us. They will hold it securely and retain it for the period we instruct.

11. Your Rights

Under the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you have rights as an individual which you can exercise in relation to the information we hold about you.

Complaints or queries
NATPE tries to meet the highest standards when collecting and using personal information. For this reason, we take any complaints we receive about this very seriously. We encourage people to bring it to our attention if they think that our collection or use of information is unfair, misleading or inappropriate. We would also welcome any suggestions for improving our procedures.

This privacy notice was drafted with brevity and clarity in mind. It does not provide exhaustive detail of all aspects of NATPE’s collection and use of personal information. However, we are happy to provide any additional information or explanation needed. Any requests for this should be sent to the address below.

If you want to make a complaint about the way we have processed your personal information, you can contact your national EU regulator or statutory body which oversees data protection law in your country.

Access to personal information
NATPE tries to be as open as it can be in terms of giving people access to their personal information. Individuals can find out if we hold any personal information by making a ‘subject access request’ under the GDPR. If we do hold information about you we will:
– give you a description of it;
– tell you why we are holding it;
– tell you who it could be disclosed to; and
– let you have a copy of the information in an intelligible form.

To make a request to the NATPE for any personal information we may hold you need to put the request in writing addressing it to our Data Privacy Officer at admin@natpe.org, or writing to the address provided below.
If you agree, we will try to deal with your request informally, for example by providing you with the specific information you need over the telephone.

If we do hold information about you, you can ask us to correct any mistakes by, once again, contacting our Data Privacy Officer.

Disclosure of personal information
In many circumstances we will not disclose personal data without consent. However when we investigate a complaint, for example, we will need to share personal information with the organization concerned and with other relevant bodies.

You can also get further information on:
– agreements we have with other organizations for sharing information;- circumstances where we can pass on personal data without consent for example, to prevent and detect crime and to produce anonymized statistics;- our instructions to staff on how to collect, use and delete personal data; and- how we check that the information we hold is accurate and up to date.

Links to other websites
This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

12. Changes To Our Privacy Notice

We keep our privacy notice under regular review and reserve the right to change it at any time. Such changes, modifications, additions or deletions shall be effective immediately upon notice, which may be given by means including, but not limited to, issuing an email to the email address listed by registered Users and posting the revised Policy on www.NATPE.com. 
You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to maintain a valid email address as a registered user to receive any notice of change to this Policy periodically and to be aware of any modifications. Your continued use of our website after such modifications will constitute: (a) your acknowledgment of the modified Policy; and your consent to the modified Policy Notice.

This privacy notice was last updated on April 2, 2018.

13. Privacy Policies of Third Party Sites

Except as otherwise discussed in this Privacy Notice, this document only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. Other sites accessible through our website have their own privacy policies and data collection, use and disclosure practices. Please consult each site’s Privacy Notice. We are not responsible for the policies or practices of third parties. Additionally, other companies which place advertising on our website may collect information about you when you view or click on their advertising through the use of cookies. We cannot control this collection of information. You should contact these advertisers directly if you have any questions about their use of the information that they collect.

14. Miscellaneous Privacy Issues

You must be at least 16 years old to use this site. As noted in the Terms of Use, our policy is that we do not knowingly collect, use or disclose Personally Identifiable Information about visitors that are under 13 years of age. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for the Services or send any personal information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that a child under 13 may have provided us personal information, please contact us at admin@natpe.org.

You should also be aware that when Personally Identifiable Information is voluntarily disclosed (i.e. your name, email address, etc.) in the forums, blogs, or other public areas on this Site, that information, along with any information disclosed in your communication, can be collected and used by third parties and may result in unsolicited messages from third parties. Such activities are beyond our control and this Policy does not apply to such information. Any submissions to chat rooms, blog, forums or other public areas on this Site are accepted with the understanding that they are accessible to all third parties. If you do not want your comments to be viewed by third parties, you are advised not to make any submissions. Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your password and/or account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you are online.

15. Questions

If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us by sending a letter to:

Attn: Privacy Compliance Officer
3940 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Suite # 324
Studio City, CA 91604

You may also contact us by email at admin@natpe.org.