Tribeca Film Institute, Inc. Privacy Policy

Adopted on [May 29, 2018]


Tribeca Film Institute (“TFI”) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to promoting change in communities throughout the world by funding exceptional filmmakers and media artists. Your privacy is important to us, and this Privacy Policy is designed to help you understand TFI’s approach to the collection and use of personal information in connection with the TFI website, (“Website” or “Site”).  The Policy covers both personally identifiable information (“Personal Information,” as defined below) and more general information (“General Information” as defined below) collected and received from users of the Site.  This Privacy Policy also applies to all information received, both online and offline, via any other TFI media platform (including this Website, any TFI mobile applications, and TFI social media pages) as well as through any electronic, written or oral communications with TFI.

Acceptance of Terms

By visiting the TFI Website or otherwise using any TFI media platform, you consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy and to TFI’s collection and use of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, please refrain from using the Site, or limit your use of the Site to those aspects that do not require transmitting Personal Information. You can access content on our Site and use many of the features without revealing any Personal Information.

What Information Do We Collect from Users of this Site and How Do We Use It?

For the purposes of (i) operating, monitoring and improving the user experience on our Site or other TFI platform, (ii) processing donations and purchases, and (iii) providing information on TFI activities and processing grant applications, TFI collects Personal Information and General Information (as defined below) both directly and indirectly through outside companies or individuals (“Third-Party Service Providers”).

Personal Information. “Personal Information” means any type of information that could be used to identify or be readily associated with you, and includes your name, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address and credit card number. Such voluntarily disclosed information enables us to process ticket purchases, accept donations or fulfill requests for information.  Your Personal Information will not be publicly available to other users through the Site or any TFI platform.

General Information. When you visit, access and/or use the Site, we may also collect additional information either directly or through Third-Party Service Providers that does not personally identify you (“General Information”).  General Information may include your IP address,

Internet service provider, browser type and language, as well as other information automatically collected using technical methods, including but not limited to cookies and pixel tags.

Will TFI Use, Share or Otherwise Disseminate Your Information?

As stated above, TFI may use your Personal Information and General Information to process donations and purchases, and otherwise operate and monitor the Website and other TFI platforms. We will not trade, share or sell your Personal Information with anyone else, except as necessary to process transactions that you have initiated and to deliver the goods and/or services you have requested on this Website.  We may, in an effort to better understand visitors to our Site and TFI platforms and how they use our products and services, analyze General Information in aggregate form. In addition, Third-Party Service Providers may perform some functions on TFI’s behalf, including promotional activities, data analysis, marketing assistance, processing credit card payments and building our mailing list.  These Third-Party Service Providers will have access to Personal Information only as necessary to perform their functions and to the extent permitted by law. Other than Third-Party Service Providers, we will keep all of your Personal Information private and will not share it with any third party, unless you have authorized us to or we are legally required to do so by court order or other government or law enforcement authority or regulatory agency.

A Special Note for Our Donors – Donor Privacy Policy

TFI takes the privacy of Personal Information provided by our donors (“Donor Information”) very seriously.  Donor Information may be received by us via the Site or another TFI platform, as well as through electronic, written or oral communications. All of the terms of this Privacy Policy apply to Donor Information collected through any of these channels.  TFI maintains Donor Information in a secure database, and only authorized personnel have access to this information for appropriate business purposes. TFI may use Third-Party Providers in connection with fundraising, processing donations, mailings and event planning, and such Third-Party Providers may have access to Donor Information for the limited purpose of providing services to TFI. We do not sell, share or trade donor names with any other entity, nor send unsolicited mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.  Other than Third-Party Service Providers and as otherwise explained below, we will keep all Donor Information private and will not share it with any third party, unless you have authorized us to do so.  TFI may publish a listing of donors in TFI materials. We respect any and all donor requests to remain anonymous. We also may be legally required to disclose donor contribution information on occasion. TFI complies with all applicable legal requirements and standards.

Ticket Purchases, Third-Party and Social Media Links.

When you purchase tickets or make a donation through TFI’s Website or other digital platforms, you may be transferred to a third-party’s website to process the transaction. Any Personal Information or General Information you provide to the third-party website in order to complete the transaction will be governed by the third-party’s own privacy policies and terms of use.

In addition, TFI’s Website and platforms may contain links to third-party websites and social media platforms that we believe may be of interest to you. Please be aware that if you choose to click on a third-party link, you will be subject to the privacy policies and terms of service governing the relevant third-party websites or platforms and will no longer be subject to TFI’s Privacy Policy. Please be sure to check the applicable site’s privacy policy and terms of use whenever you follow an external link from our Website or platforms.

Important Notice to International Users

The TFI Website, platforms and servers are operated in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that the data protection laws of New York and/or the United States may not be as comprehensive or the same as those in the country where you are located. By using our Site, you agree and consent that your Personal Information, General Information or other data you provide to us may be transferred to our facilities in the United States or elsewhere, and used or shared with Third-Party Service Providers as described in this Privacy Policy.

Protecting Children’s Privacy

We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13 through the Site or our Platforms. If you are under 13, please do not give us any Personal Information. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s Internet usage and to help enforce our Privacy Policy by instructing their children to never provide Personal Information without their permission. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided Personal Information to us, please contact us, and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases.

Security Measures

When you make a donation to TFI or purchase tickets, your Personal Information is encrypted and transmitted over the Internet where it is stored in our Internet server and used for billing purposes only. TFI is committed to protecting the security of our users’ Personal Information. To that end, we use industry standard security practices and take all reasonable precautions to protect your privacy. However, no security system is impenetrable. We review our privacy and security practices from time to time, and these practices are subject to changes and updates. We will notify you of any material change to this Privacy Policy by posting such change on this Privacy Policy page and updating the Effective Date.

Governing Law

This Privacy Policy shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York (United States), excluding any laws that might direct the application of the laws of another jurisdiction. We may store and process Personal Information on servers or on a cloud located in the United States or elsewhere.

Users in the EEA and Switzerland

If you are a resident of the EEA or Switzerland, the following information applies with respect to personal data collected through your interactions with us.

Purposes of processing and legal basis for processing: We process personal data consistent with our disclosures in this Privacy Policy. We process personal data on the following legal bases: (1) with your consent; (2) as necessary to perform our agreement to provide our services to you such as processing ticket purchases; and (3) as necessary for our legitimate interests in providing our services to you where those interests do not override your fundamental rights and freedoms related to data privacy.

Transfers: Personal data we collect may be transferred to, and stored and processed in, the United States or any other country in which we or our affiliates or processors maintain facilities. We will ensure that transfers of personal data to a third country or an international organization are subject to appropriate safeguards.

Individual Rights: If you are a resident of the EEA or Switzerland, we respect your rights according to Chapter 3 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. In order to verify your identity, we may require you to provide us with personal information prior to accessing any records containing information about you.

Contacting Us

By visiting the TFI Website and platforms, you consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy and to the collection and use of information by TFI as set forth herein. If you have any questions regarding the Policy and/or TFI’s privacy practices, please contact us at:
Tribeca Film Institute
32 Avenue of the Americas, 27th Floor
New York, NY 10013


Effective as of [May 29, 2018]