Here at The African Film Festival, the protection of your private and personal information is of utmost importance to us. For this reason, we want you to be comfortable and confident that any kind of information released to us will be secure and protected. Below are the types of information TAFF would need from you and why we collect them. The kinds of personal information we collect are:
• Your full name and production name
• Your mailing address and production address
• Any other information that would facilitate transactions between you and TAFF
Why do we collect this type of information?
You provide your personal information when you opt to participate in our events and programs, such as when you register on the website, apply to submit your films, when you have comments or questions, when you request access or information, subscribe to our Newsletter, buy tickets, attend our events and seminars. We collect your information to facilitate the communication or transactions.
When do we use your information?
To maintain the relationship we have established with you. We would keep you up to date of any new developments in TAFF unless you opt out. We also need to be able to reach you if it is necessary, for example, filmmakers submitting their work would like feedback on the decision of the panel of judges. A volunteer requesting more information on how to get involved would like a response by a method of their choosing (email, phone etc). We would reach you to provide an information that you have requested.
There are instances information you provide would be used for promotions and marketing purposes, instances such as we you participate in surveys, meetings and forums, comment on our blogs and social media. Any and all information collected is solely for the purpose of TAFF and would not be released to third parties without your expressed written consent. Third parties doing business with us must agree to also obtain your consent and maintain your privacy if they have to disseminate your personal information to us. Instances involving third parties include when you submit your films through a platform like FilmFreeway, YouTube, you make transactions with us using Paypal, etc, these are instances and not all inclusive. We may release limited information about you to our service providers based on your experience(s) on our website to determine how to serve you better. Any no point in time will TAFF sell or rent your personal information.
How we protect your privacy
As we celebrate and promote African art in films we use various images on our website. Before using an image we seek authorization from the owner. If you see an image that belongs to you on this website and did not give us the authrization to display it, then we did not have a way to reach you. Kindly contact us with your information and we will give you the credit for your work or we can take the image down if you instruct us to.