Privacy Policy

Last updated: [20/06/2023]

Thank you for visiting Critic Film. We are dedicated to safeguarding your privacy and ensuring the secure handling of your personal information. This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, and disclose your information when you visit our website, including our use of Google AdSense, Google Analytics, Bing Webmaster, and other relevant services.

By using our website, you consent to the terms and practices described in this Privacy Policy. We may update this Privacy Policy periodically, so we encourage you to review it regularly for any changes. Any changes made will be effective immediately upon posting the updated Privacy Policy on this page.

Information We Collect

Personal Information:

When you visit our website, we may collect certain personally identifiable information from you, such as your name, email address, and any other information you voluntarily provide through contact forms or registration processes. We will only collect personal information that is relevant and necessary for the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy.

We may use your personal information to:

  • Provide and personalize our services to you.
  • Respond to your inquiries or requests.
  • Send you promotional and marketing communications (only if you have opted-in to receive such communications).
  • Monitor and analyze trends and usage of our website.
  • Improve our website, content, and services.

Non-Personal Information:

We may also collect non-personal information, such as your browser type, device information, and website usage data. This information helps us improve our website, analyze trends, and administer the site effectively. Non-personal information cannot be used to identify you personally.

Non-personal information may be used for analytical and statistical purposes to enhance our website’s performance and user experience. This information may also be shared with third parties for similar purposes, but it will not include any personally identifiable information.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, along with the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string, to help with spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Google AdSense

Our website uses Google AdSense, a third-party advertising service provided by Google LLC (“Google”). Google AdSense uses cookies and similar technologies to serve relevant ads based on your visit to our website and other websites on the internet. These cookies allow Google and its partners to display ads based on your previous visits to our website or other sites.

Google AdSense may collect non-personal information about your visits to our website, such as your IP address, browser type, device information, and website usage data. This information is used to personalize the ads you see and to provide aggregated reports to us regarding ad impressions, clicks, and other metrics.

To learn more about how Google collects and uses information through Google AdSense, and how you can control the information collected by Google, please refer to Google’s Privacy Policy and Google AdSense Privacy & Terms.

Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies and similar technologies to collect and analyze information about your interactions with our website. This information helps us understand how our website is used, track user behavior, and improve our services.

Google Analytics may collect non-personal information about your visits to our website, such as your IP address, browser type, device information, and website usage data. This information is used to generate reports and statistics about website traffic and user activity. It is also subject to Google’s Privacy Policy.

To learn more about how Google collects and uses information through Google Analytics, and how you can control the information collected by Google, please refer to Google’s Privacy Policy and Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Bing Webmaster

Our website uses Bing Webmaster, a web analytics service provided by Microsoft Corporation (“Microsoft”). Bing Webmaster uses cookies and similar technologies to collect and analyze information about your interactions with our website. This information helps us understand how our website is performing on Bing search engine and improve its visibility.

Bing Webmaster may collect non-personal information about your visits to our website, such as your IP address, browser type, device information, and website usage data. This information is used to generate reports and statistics about website performance and user activity. It is also subject to Microsoft’s Privacy Statement.

To learn more about how Microsoft collects and uses information through Bing Webmaster, and how you can control the information collected by Microsoft, please refer to Microsoft’s Privacy Statement.

Third-Party Links

Our website may contain links to third-party websites or services that are not owned or controlled by us. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party websites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of these websites before providing any personal information.

Data Security

We implement appropriate security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, please note that no method of transmission over the internet or electronic storage is completely secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

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Last modified: June 20, 2023

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