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Privacy Policy

Updated June 11, 2023

  1. Your privacy is a fundamental right.
  2. Links to other sites
  3. Affiliate disclosures
  4. Data collected
  5. Data breaches
  6. Questions and data deletion

Your privacy is a fundamental right and Cinescape respects that.

This Privacy Policy describes how Cinescape collects, stores, uses, and shares your personal data as well as how you can have it removed.

First and foremost, we do not sell your personal data to any third parties. 🔒

Secondly, we do not use “cookies.” 🍪

We just don’t see the need to track every little thing you do online.

On an important note, Cinescape is based in California, so we apply U.S. and California law to our privacy practices regardless of where you are located in the world.

Links to other sites 🌎

Cinescape may link to other independent third-party Web sites. Cinescape’s Privacy Policy does not apply to how third parties define personal data or how they use it. We encourage you to read their privacy policies and know your privacy rights before interacting with them.

Since we have no control over these sites, we also cannot vouch for their safety and security. Though we subject them to a high level of scrutiny, we cannot guarantee that independent third-party Web sites do not contain viruses, malware, or other unsavory things.

Affiliate disclosures 💰

We participate in affiliate programs at other independent third-party Web sites and will receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. As advised in the previous section, we encourage you to read their privacy policies before interacting with them. These sites are:

Data collected 🦋

Browser information

All Web browsers send standard information to every Web site you visit, including but not limited to the following:

  • Browser
  • IP address
  • Operating system
  • Referral information
  • Screen resolution

This data normally does not reveal your specific identity, though it can be used to create a vague profile, so we regularly purge this information from our server. When we do use it, it is only for statistical and security purposes. It is especially useful to get an idea of what kinds of technology our audience uses to view the site and the general size of that audience, as well as if they came from another site linking to us.

Collected from: Your Web browser requests
Stored on: Our password-protected server
Usage: Statistics
Shared with: No one

Communications with Cinescape

When you email Cinescape or send us mail, we collect any information you provide:

  • Your name
  • Your email or physical address
  • The content of your communications

This information will be kept private. If we find portions of your communications useful to our readers, such as comments or suggestions, we may ask your permission to share your name and messages in one of our publications, such as in a Letter to the Editor format.

Collected from: Communications between you and Cinescape
Stored on: Our password-protected server
Usage: Private communication or, with your permission, shared publicly
Shared with: No one unless granted permission or requested by authorities

Email address

If you subscribe to our newsletter, we will collect your email address. We use Buttondown as our email newsletter provider and you should refer to Buttondown’s Privacy Policy. We specifically chose them because of their privacy friendliness and aversion to the analytics-driven practices of the newsletter industry. To unsubscribe from our newsletter, click the link at the bottom of the email.

Collected from: The subscription form on or through Buttondown directly
Stored on: Buttondown and our password-protected server
Usage: Sending our newsletter to your email address via Buttondown
Shared with: Buttondown and no one else

Data breaches 😩

In the event that Cinescape becomes aware of a security breach which has resulted or may result in unauthorized access, use, or disclosure of personal data, Cinescape will promptly investigate the matter and notify the proper authorities not later than 72 hours after having become aware of it.

Questions and data deletion 🙋‍♀️

To request access to a copy of — or deletion of — your personal data, or if you have any questions, requests, comments, or concerns regarding personal data use at Cinescape, please reach out to us at e38b868f8f8ca3808a8d869080829386cd808c8e or at:

Joseph Lavers
PO Box 15042
Newport Beach, CA 92659
United States