Privacy Policy

Visitors to http://mikesfilmtalk.com are the most important asset of Mike’s Film Talk and for this reason the site adheres to this Privacy Policy and what follows is a statement of intent and commitment to keeping User’s personal information safe and secure. The Privacy Policy sets out this site’s information practices and the options available to users/visitors accessing the site.

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Mike’s Film Talk collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a “User”) of the http://mikesfilmtalk.com website (“Site”). This privacy policy applies to this Site and all products and services offered by Mike’s Film Talk

Personally identifiable information:

Mike’s Film Talk may collect personally identifiable information from Users in a variety of ways, relating to activities, services, features or resources. In some areas of the Site, users may comment, participate in polls, and follow the site.

The type of personally identifiable information collected depends upon the specific services, features and resources the User is accessing and/or using. Examples of personal information we sometimes seek to collect from you, at these posts and pages, includes User names, e-mail addresses and website names. However, users may visit our Site anonymously, if they so wish. We will only collect personally identifiable information from Users if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can refuse to supply personally identifiable information, but this may prevent them from engaging in certain Site-related activities such as commenting on articles.

You may also have the opportunity to engage with our content through third-party social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, or third-party social media applications and plugin-ins. When Users engage with Mike’s Film Talk content through third-party social networking sites, plug-ins or applications, they can provide the site with access to select information from social media profiles to deliver the content, or as part of the application or plugin-in’s regular operation; this includes, but is not limited to, user name, e-mail address, avatar, gender, location, birthday and friends list.

Some social networking sites allow users to adjust their platform’s privacy settings, according to user preference. For more information on controlling how social networking sites handle your personal information, please refer to their site-specific terms of use and privacy policies.

Non-personally identifiable information:

Mike’s Film Talk, as well as third-party service providers, advertisers, agencies and partners may collect non-personally identifiable information about Users whenever they interact with the Site. Non-personally identifiable information collected may include, but is not limited to, the browser name (e.g. Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using (e.g. Microsoft Windows, Mac OS), the domain name of your Internet service provider, or ISP, (AT&T, Verizon, et al), the Site pages you have visited, location information, the content and advertisements you have accessed, seen or clicked on, and the type of mobile device used to view the site (e.g. iPhone, HTC).

When engaging with Mike’s Film Talk content delivered through third-party social networking sites, or third-party social media applications and plug-ins, the site may also obtain non-personally identifiable information from the User’s interaction with MikesFilmTalk content. This may include, but is not limited to, advertisement information within content the User has disseminated or clicked on.

Some social networking sites allow users to adjust their platform’s privacy settings, according to user preference. For more information on controlling how social networking sites handle personal information, please refer to the site-specific terms of use and privacy policies.

Web browser cookies and web beacons:

Mike’s Film Talk may use “cookies” to enhance User experience. The User’s web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. Cookies are text files that are often placed in the User’s computer browser to store preferences. Although cookies don’t store personally identifiable information, once a User provides a website personally identifiable information, such information may be linked to the data stored inside a cookie text file.

Cookies are used to understand the Site’s usage and to improve the content, services and advertisements on the Site. This information may be used to personalize User experience and to help offer relevant advertising. These cookies may also be used by the Site, our third-party service providers, advertisers, agencies and partners to gauge performance of displayed advertisements, delivered on the Site.

Users may choose to set their web browser to refuse all cookies, refuse certain cookies, accept all cookies, or to ensure cookies are only accepted upon the User’s consent. If you choose to do so, please note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

Mike’s Film Talk, our third-party service providers, advertisers, agencies or partners may also use web beacons, or similar technologies, to collect information about the visitors that view a particular page ad monitor behavior. For example, these web beacons may be utilized to deliver cookies to Users’ browsers visiting the Site, or to count the number of Users visiting a particular web page or post.

How the Site uses collected information:

Mike’s Film Talk may collect User’s personal information for the following purposes:

– To personalize user experience
Possibly using information in the aggregate to understand how Users, as a group, use the services and resources provided on the Site.
– To improve the Site
Possibly using feedback User’s provide to improve the Site’s products and services, including the design of the website
– To send periodic emails
Possibly using email addresses provided by Users to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other submitted requests.
– To enforce the legal terms that govern use of the Site
Any comments that users post in the Site comments sections will be displayed publicly on the Mike’s Film Talk website and may be reused and redistributed this site’s discretion.

When the User provides information from their social networking account or profile, it can help the Site provide the User with exclusive content and make contact with them through specific social networking platforms. When the User provides such information, it also allows them to share MikesFilmTalk content and experiences via social networking platforms. When providing www.mikesfilmtalk.com with personal information through applications, plug-ins and social networking sites, the user agrees it may be publicly viewed by other members of the Site and the site is unable to prevent third-parties from using this information.

How the Site protects User information:

Mike’s Film Talk adopts appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of User personal information, username, password, and other such User-specific data stored on the Site.

Sensitive and private data exchange between the Site and its Users happens over a SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures.

Sharing User personal information:

Mike’s Film Talk may share generic, demographic information, not linked to any personally identifiable information, regarding visitors and users with the site’s business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. The Site does not sell, trade, or rent Users’ personally identifiable information to third-parties.

This Site may provide personally identifiable information in response to legal process; for example, personally identifiable information may be disclosed by Mike’s Film Talk in response to a court order or subpoena. The Site may also disclose personally identifiable information in response to a request from law enforcement agencies, or where it is deemed necessary in order to investigate and safeguard against illegal activities, cases of suspected fraud and reports of threats to another individual’s physical well-being.

Mike’s Film Talk may also disclose personally identifiable information in the event our terms of use are violated, and to enforce compliance with laws and policies that govern the Site. In addition, the Site may also share personally identifiable information in the event that this website is acquired by, sold to, merged or otherwise moved to another entity.

Site agents, contributors and contractors who are provided access to such personally identifiable information are required to ensure this information is protected, in accordance with the terms outlined in this Privacy Policy.

Mike’s Film Talk takes precautions to protect the privacy and personally identifiable information of users but is unable to guarantee that the information collected will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Policy.

Advertising:

Ads appearing on this site may be delivered to Users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize the User’s computer each time they send an online advertisement to compile non-personally identifiable information about the individual User or others who access the User’s computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to the User. This privacy policy does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Google Adsense:

Some of the ads may be served by Google. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to Users, based on their visit to the Site and other sites on the Internet. DART uses “non personally identifiable information” and does NOT track personal information about the User, such as name, email address, physical address, et al. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy, at http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ads/

Changes to this privacy policy:

Mike’s Film Talk has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. At that time, the Site will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. The site encourages Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how Mike’s Film Talk is helping protect the personal information it collects. Users acknowledge and agree that it is their responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically to ensure User awareness of any modifications.

User acceptance of these terms:

By using this Site, the User signifies acceptance of Mike’s Film Talk’s Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions. If Users do not agree to this policy, please do not access the Site. Continued use of the Site, following the posting of changes to this policy, confirms acceptance of those changes.

Contacting Mike’s Film Talk:

Users who have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of the Site, dealings with the Site, please contact Mike’s Film Talk at the following address:

Mike’s Film Talk.
Attention: Privacy
PO Box 2254
49568 Opal Avenue
Quartzsite,AZ
85346

Users can also contact the site, via telephone, on 928-615-4465 or at the following e-mail address: editor@mikesfilmtalk.com
Further contact information can be found in the Contact section of the Site.

This document was last updated on August 26, 2016.

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