(International 1.2 – Last Updated July 15, 2018)
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- 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.
Our websites and services are not designed for or marketed to minors. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from minors, and we do not knowingly allow minors to use our websites or services. If you are a minor, please do not use our websites or services or send us any information about yourself. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a minor, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that a minor may have provided us personal information, please contact us at email@example.com.
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.com 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.
- 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.
These are the categories of Personally Identifiable Information we collect:
Our website and applications require you to register in order to use some or all of the functionality. If you choose to register for an account you will provide us with some personal data, including your name, email address, username, and password. We collect this data because it is necessary to provide you access to our services and maintain the security of our services. We may use your data to communicate with you regarding your account. We retain account data as long as your account is active. You can cancel your account at any time and, if you do, we remove or anonymize your account data.
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.
Legal basis for collection of account data: performance of a contract between you, or your employer, and us.
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.
This data may include whether you attend a particular conference session or exhibition, how long you spend reading the questions and collecting the required documents, when and how often you access the application form, whether you completed the form, when and how much you contribute to document uploads and other application activities, and your responses to our questions. We collect this data for the purpose of providing us with oversight and understanding of how you ordered our products or services or registered for a membership, program, conference or exhibition.
Legal basis for collection of participation data: your consent and our legitimate interest in monitoring and improving our services.
Some of our websites and applications allow you create a personal profile. If you chose to create a profile the data we collect may include your name, telephone number, picture, address, email address, job title or role, employer, preferred language, and time zone. We collect and use profile data to allow you to collaborate with other users of our services. When you provide profile data you consent to us providing that data to other users and should understand that we cannot control what those users do with your data. You can change or remove your profile data at any time. If you create a profile during a training event the data is automatically deleted at the end of the event.
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.
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.
Legal basis for collection of profile data: your consent.
Some of our websites allow you to post chat and/or forum messages. If you do so, the publication data may include your name, alias, time of publication, your message, and a sentiment score. We use publication data only as necessary to enable the publication and allow the intended exchange of information between users of our services. When you provide data for publication you consent to us making that data visible to other users and should understand that we cannot control what those users do with your data. Publication data may be retained forever unless you request it be deleted.
Legal basis for collection of publication data: your consent.
Legal basis for collection of marketing data: your consent.
If you purchase products or services from us, we collect your personal information related to this transaction. This may include your contact details, products or services purchased, price paid, time of purchase, and payment type. We use this data so can provide the purchased product or service and to keep proper records of those transactions. Financial transactions are processed using our PCI-compliant 3rd-party financial services provider PayPal. This provider stores financial data related to your transaction, including credit card details, billing address, etc. We do not collect or process your personal financial data. You can find the privacy policies for our financial services provider at PayPal.
Legal basis for collection of transaction data: performance of a contract between you, or your employer, and us.
Job application data
If you apply for a job with us, we use the information you provide to evaluate your qualifications for employment. This information includes your name, email, phone, address, employment history, educational background, and any other information you include in your application or resume. We may share the information you provide with anyone who can assist us in evaluating your qualifications. This may include former employers, co-worker and references, educational institutions, etc. We use our own hiring management application to process your application data. We have configured our hiring management application to automatically delete your application data 4 months after you apply.
Legal basis for collection of job application data: your consent.
If you contact us for technical support, you have to provide some personal data which may include your name, your employer, email address, phone number, time zone, and reason for requiring support. We use the support data to help solve your problem and to better understand the types of problems our users have. We use our own help desk software to store and track your support request and associated data. We do not share your support data with anyone other than our help desk personnel and only to the extent necessary for handling your support request. We keep support data for 1 year, after which it is automatically deleted.
Legal basis for collection of support data: your consent and performance of a contract between you, or your employer, and us.
- 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 categories of Nonpersonally Identifiable Information we collect:
When you access our websites and applications our servers automatically log data such as your IP address, operating system type and version, browser type and version, etc. We use this data to help us ensure the security of our services and to provide technical support.
Legal basis for collection of log data: our legitimate interest in properly administering and securing our websites and services.
Aggregated usage data
We use Google Analytics to collect and aggregate data about your use of our website and services. This data may include your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, feature usage, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use. We use this data to analyze the use of our websites and to help us make good decision about changes we make.
For example, it may help us decide which languages to translate our website to in reviewing the aggregated usage data to determine what percentage of our users come from which countries. We have executed the data processing addendum (DPA) with Google and set the retention of your usage data to 24 months.
Legal basis for collection of aggregated usage data: our legitimate interest in monitoring and improving our services.
- Collection Methods
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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
- Information Sharing
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 as described above 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.
- Security of Information
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.
At our website 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 Information Technology 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.
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.
– 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)
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.
- 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.
Right to file a complaint
You have a right to file a complaint with the appropriate regulatory authority responsible for data protection.
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.
Right to access
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.
If you request a copy of your personal data and provide sufficient proof of identity, we will supply to you a copy of your personal data. The first copy will be provided free of charge, but additional copies may be subject to a reasonable fee.
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 email@example.com, or writing to the address provided below.
Right to completeness and accuracy
You have the right to have any inaccurate personal data about you corrected and, in some cases, have any incomplete personal data about you completed. You can request us in writing to correct or complete your personal data at any time by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or writing to the address provided below, with proper means of identification.
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, after you give us proper means of identification.
Right to be forgotten
In some circumstances you have the right to ask us to remove your personal data. You can request us to remove your personal data at any time by email to email@example.com, or writing to the address provided below, with proper means of identification.
Right to restrict use
In some circumstances you have the right to ask us to stop using your personal data but also ask us not to remove it. You can request us to restrict or stop use of your personal data at any time by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or writing to the address provided below, with proper means of identification.
Right to object to marketing
You have the right to object to our use of your personal data for marketing purposes. You can object to our use of your personal data for marketing purpose at any time by email to email@example.com, or writing to the address provided below, with proper means of identification.
Right of portability
In some circumstances you have a right to request an electronic copy of the private data we have about you. You can request such electronic copy of your personal data at any time by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or writing to the address provided below, with proper means of identification.
Right to withdraw consent
If you consented to allow us to collect private data from you, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time by email to email@example.com, or writing to the address provided below, with proper means of identification.
You can exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data via written notice to us at any time by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or writing to the address provided below, with proper means of identification.
- 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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
- Third Party Sites
- Miscellaneous Privacy Issues
You should be aware that when Personally Identifiable Information is voluntarily disclosed (i.e. your name, email address, etc.) in public eyes (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 voluntary public disclosure by you of your personal information is beyond our control and this Policy does not apply to such information. Any submission you make to chat rooms, blog comment, forums or other public areas on this site is submitted with the understanding that they are accessible to all third parties. If you do not want your public disclosures 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.
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:
National Association Of Television Program Executives, Inc.
Attn: Privacy Compliance Officer
5757 Wilshire Blvd., Penthouse 10
Los Angeles, CA 90036
You may also contact us by email at email@example.com.