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Data Policy

Last updated : 1 January 2024

WFCN aims to inform, educate, and entertain a global audience through the medium of Audio Visual Industry, emphasizing transparency, accessibility, and innovation by leveraging Open and Crowdsourced data. This Data Policy outlines our principles and guidelines regarding the collection, use, and protection of data on our platform.


1. Information We Collect:

a. User Information: When you interact with WFCN, we may collect personal information such as your name, email address, and other relevant details.

b. Data Usage: We gather data on how you use our platform, including but not limited to, your preferences, and activities. We may use your contact information to send newsletters, updates, and other relevant communications. You can opt-out of these communications at any time.

c. We use collected data to enhance and optimize our platform, providing a better user experience.


Open Data:

Open data refers to publicly available data that is freely accessible and can be used, reused, and redistributed without any restrictions for academic research and mass consumption, subject to any applicable open data licenses.

a. Data Sources: We will employ open data from reputable and reliable sources, such as government agencies, international organizations, research institutions, and other acknowledged providers of open data.

b. Data Integrity: Although we strive to ensure the accuracy and integrity of open data, we cannot guarantee the absolute accuracy of third-party data. Users are advised to independently verify critical information.


Crowdsourced Data:

Crowdsourced Data is the collection of information, opinions, or work from a community, usually gathered via the Internet or community contributions.

WFCN Contributors Club embraces crowdsourcing to harness collective intelligence and diverse perspectives from global film communities. Contributors voluntarily submit ideas, data, or efforts, fostering collaboration and innovation. All submissions are evaluated based on predefined criteria. We ensure open communication, respect intellectual property rights, and cultivate a culture of transparency and inclusivity.


2. Data Attribution:

a. We acknowledge and attribute the source of open data used on our website, giving proper credit to data providers.

b. When feasible, we provide links or references to the original data sources, enabling users to access complete datasets directly.


3. Data Privacy and Anonymization:

a. When using open data containing personal information, we adhere to relevant privacy laws and guidelines to protect individuals' privacy.

b. Where applicable, we take necessary measures to anonymize or aggregate data to prevent the identification of individuals.


4. Data Licenses:

a. We respect and comply with the terms and conditions specified by data providers in applicable open data licenses.

b. Users are expected to adhere to the terms of data licenses when accessing, using, or redistributing open data through our platform.


5. Data Accessibility:

a. We make open data on our website easily accessible, preferably through a user-friendly interface and machine-readable formats.

b. In cases where certain datasets might be restricted or temporarily unavailable, we provide explanations and work to restore access promptly.


6. User Responsibility:

a. Users are encouraged to use open data responsibly and ethically, respecting the rights of data providers and complying with all relevant laws and regulations.

b. Users should verify and cross-check open data to ensure its accuracy and reliability for their specific purposes.


7. Data Sharing and Collaboration:

a. We support data sharing and collaboration among users, researchers, and stakeholders, fostering a community that promotes knowledge exchange and data-driven insights.

b. Users are encouraged to share their analyses, findings, and visualizations based on open data, giving proper attribution to the original data sources.

c. We do not sell or lease your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes.


8. Children's Privacy:

a. Our platform is not intended for individuals under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect or maintain information from children.


9. WFCN Policy Updates:

a. This open data policy will be periodically reviewed to ensure its relevance and compliance with evolving standards and practices.

b. Any updates or revisions to this policy will be communicated to users through appropriate channels.


By using our website and accessing Open & Crowdsourced data through our platform, you agree to comply with this policy and applicable data licenses. For questions, concerns, or feedback, please contact us at [email protected] .

Thank you for contributing to the open data community and supporting our commitment to transparency and data-driven progress.