Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy

Type of website:

Ecommerce Effective date:

6th day of July, 2022 (the “Site”) is owned and operated by Calgary Society of Independent

Filmmakers. Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers can be contacted at:

(403) 205-4747

100 – 1725 10 Avenue SW, 100



The purpose of this privacy policy (this “Privacy Policy”) is to inform users of our Site of the



1. The personal data we will collect;

2. Use of collected data;

3. Who has access to the data collected;

4. The rights of Site users; and

5. The Site’s cookie policy.


This Privacy Policy applies in addition to the terms and conditions of our Site.



By using our Site users agree that they consent to:


1. The conditions set out in this Privacy Policy; and

2. The collection, use, and retention of the data listed in this Privacy Policy.

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Personal Data We Collect

We only collect data that helps us achieve the purpose set out in this Privacy Policy. We will not

collect any additional data beyond the data listed below Without notifying you in writing and

collecting your permissions in advance..


Data Collected in a Non-Automatic Way


We may also collect the following data when you perform certain functions on our Site:


1. First and last name;

2. Email address;

3. Phone number;

4. Address; and

5. Payment information.


This data may be collected using the following methods:


1. Creating an account;

2. Payment for Services;

3. Payment for Merchandise; and

4. Payment for Events.


How We Use Personal Data

Data collected on our Site will only be used for the purposes specified in this Privacy Policy

or indicated on the relevant pages of our Site. We will not use your data beyond what we

disclose in this Privacy Policy.


The data we collect when the user performs certain functions may be used for the following



1. Communication, Payment Processing.


Who We Share Personal Data With


We may disclose user data to CSIF staff or board members of our organization who reasonably

need access to user data to achieve the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.

Third Parties

We may share user data with the following third parties:

1. AMS Network Artist Management System; and

2. Helcim Payment Gateway.

We may share the following user data with third parties:

1. Basic personal information used to set up CSIF member account.; and

2. Payment information used in processing transactions.


We may share user data with third parties for the following purposes:

1. CSIF Account creation; and

2. Payment Transaction.


Third parties will not be able to access user data beyond what is reasonably necessary to

achieve the given purpose.

Other Disclosures

We will not sell or share your data with other third parties, except in the following cases:


1. If the law requires it;

2. If it is required for any legal proceeding;

3. To prove or protect our legal rights;


If you follow hyperlinks from our Site to another Site, please note that we are not responsible

for and have no control over their privacy policies and practices.


How Long We Store Personal Data

The Site ( does not hold credit card or other financial information for purposes longer than

the transactional period for payment to be processed.

You will be notified, in writing, if your data is kept and stored in instances of longer periods than



How We Protect Your Personal Data

In order to protect your security, we use the strongest available browser encryption and store

all of our data on servers in secure facilities. All data is only accessible to our employees. Our

employees are bound by strict confidentiality agreements and a breach of this agreement

would result in the employee’s termination.

While we take all reasonable precautions to ensure that user data is secure and that users are

protected, there always remains the risk of harm. The Internet as a whole can be insecure at times

and therefore we are unable to guarantee the security of user data beyond what is reasonably




We do not knowingly collect or use personal data from children under 13 years of age. If we

learn that we have collected personal data from a child under 13 years of age, the personal data

will be deleted immediately as it becomes known to us without prior knowledge or prior

consent from parent or guardian. If a child under 13 years of age has provided us with personal

data their parent or guardian may contact our privacy officer.


How to Access, Modify, Delete, or Challenge the Data Collected

If you would like to know if we have collected your personal data, how we have used your

personal data, if we have disclosed your personal data and to who we disclosed your personal

data, or if you would like your data to be deleted or modified in any way, please contact our

privacy officer here:

Duane Dawkins

(403) 205-4747

100 – 1725 10 Avenue SW


Cookie Policy

A cookie is a small file, stored on a user’s hard drive by a website. Its purpose is to collect data

relating to the user’s browsing habits. You can choose to be notified each time a cookie is

transmitted. You can also choose to disable cookies entirely in your internet browser, but this

may decrease the quality of your user experience.

We use the following types of cookies on our Site:


1. Functional cookies

Functional cookies are used to remember the selections you make on our Site so that

your selections are saved for your next visits.



This Privacy Policy may be amended from time to time in order to maintain compliance with

the law


and to reflect any changes to our data collection process. When we amend this Privacy Policy

we will update the “Effective Date” at the top of this Privacy Policy. We recommend that our

users periodically review our Privacy Policy to ensure that they are notified of any updates. If

necessary, we may notify users by email of changes to this Privacy Policy.


Contact Information

If you have any questions, concerns or complaints, you can contact our privacy officer, Duane

Dawkins, at:

(403) 205-4747

100 – 1725 10 Avenue SW

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