Last Updated: October 7, 2020
- Information We Obtain
- How We Use The Information We Obtain
- Third-Party Analytics
- Information We Share
- Your Choices
- Data Transfers
- How We Protect Personal Information
- Children’s Privacy
- Other Online Services And Third-Party Features
- How To Contact Us
INFORMATION WE OBTAIN
We may obtain certain personal information about individual assessors and personnel of vendors and motion picture and television studios that participate in TPN’s programming (collectively, “Participants”). We also may obtain personal information about you if visit or otherwise interact with our Sites. The personal information we may obtain includes:
- contact information, such as name, email and postal address, and phone number(s);
- login credentials;
- employer, job title and other professional information;
- information contained in security audits results and accreditation applications; and
- other personal information you submit to us, such as through emails or sign-up forms.
In addition, when you visit our Sites, we may obtain certain information by automated means, such as cookies, web server logs, web beacons, and other technologies. A “cookie” is a text file that websites send to a visitor’s computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser or to store information or settings in the browser. A “web beacon,” also known as an Internet tag, pixel tag or clear GIF, links web pages to web servers and their cookies and may be used to transmit information collected through cookies back to a web server.
We may use these automated technologies to collect information about your equipment, browsing actions, and usage patterns. The information we obtain in this manner may include your device IP address, identifiers associated with your devices, types of devices connected to our Sites, web browser characteristics, device characteristics, language preferences, referring/exit pages, clickstream data, and dates and times of visits to our Sites. These technologies help us (1) remember your information so you will not have to re-enter it; (2) track and understand how you use and interact with our Sites; (3) tailor the Sites around your preferences; (4) measure the usability of our Sites and the effectiveness of our communications; and (5) otherwise manage and enhance our services, and help ensure they are working properly.
Your browser may tell you how to be notified when you receive certain types of cookies or how to restrict or disable certain types of cookies. Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to use all of the features of our Sites. For mobile devices, you can manage how your device and browser share certain device data by adjusting the privacy and security settings on your mobile device.
HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE OBTAIN
We may use the information described above to:
- provide services (such as administering security auditor accreditation and training programs, facilitating security audits, and making the results of security audits available to significant stakeholders within the entertainment industry);
- send you promotional materials, newsletters and other communications;
- create and manage your account;
- respond to your inquiries;
- perform data analyses (including market and consumer research, economic impact analyses, demographic analyses and anonymization and aggregation of personal information);
- operate, evaluate and improve our business (including developing new services; enhancing, improving and analyzing our services; managing our communications; and performing accounting, auditing and other internal functions);
- maintain and enhance the safety and security of the TPN, including the Sites, and prevent misuse;
- protect against, identify and prevent fraud, copyright infringement, unauthorized use and distribution of protected content and other criminal activity; and
- comply with and enforce applicable legal requirements, relevant industry standards and TPN policies.
We also may use the information in other ways for which we provide specific notice at the time of collection, and obtain consent to the extent required by law.
We may use third-party web analytics services on our Sites, such as those of Google Analytics. These service providers help us analyze how visitors use the Sites. The information obtained for this purpose (including your IP address and other information collected by automated means) will be disclosed to or collected directly by these service providers. To learn more about Google Analytics, please click here.
INFORMATION WE SHARE
If you are a Participant, we may make some of your personal information available to other Participants to facilitate communication regarding content security services and issues, manage participation in the TPN, and otherwise operate and provide our services (including the distribution of security audits to stakeholders within the entertainment industry). If you are an individual assessor who participates in the TPN, we also may make certain of your profile information publicly available to help enable communication with our other Participants and industry stakeholders.
In addition, we may disclose personal information we obtain to our affiliates. We also may share personal information with service providers who perform services on our behalf based on our instructions. We do not authorize these service providers to use or disclose the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or comply with legal requirements. In addition, we may share personal information with our relevant business partners, such as the licensors of key products and services we use, in order to assist them in improving or providing the licensed products or services.
We also may disclose personal information (1) if we are required to do so by law or legal process (such as a court order or subpoena); (2) in response to requests by government agencies, such as law enforcement authorities; (3) to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights; (4) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical or other harm or financial loss; (5) in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity; or (6) otherwise with your consent.
We reserve the right to transfer any personal information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets (including in the event of a merger, acquisition, joint venture, reorganization, divestiture, dissolution or liquidation).
HOW WE PROTECT PERSONAL INFORMATION
We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect personal information against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use.
Our Sites are intended for a general audience and are not directed to children. We do not knowingly collect personal information online from children under the age of 13.
OTHER ONLINE SERVICES AND THIRD-PARTY FEATURES
For your convenience and information, our Sites may provide links to other online services, and may include third-party features such as apps, tools, widgets and plug-ins. These online services and third-party features may operate independently from us. The privacy practices of the relevant third parties, including details on the information they may collect about you, is subject to the privacy statements of these parties, which we strongly suggest you review. To the extent any linked online services or third-party features are not owned or controlled by TPN, we are not responsible for these third parties’ information practices.
HOW TO CONTACT US
Trusted Partner Network, LLC
c/o Motion Picture Association of America
15301 Ventura Blvd., Bldg. E
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Attn: Ian Brown
Trusted Partner Network, LLC
Last Updated: October 7, 2020
Trusted Partner Network, LLC (“TPN”) respects your concerns about privacy. TPN participates in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework (“Privacy Shield”) issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce. TPN commits to comply with the Privacy Shield Principles with respect to Consumer Personal Data the organization receives from the EU and UK in reliance on the Privacy Shield. This Policy describes how TPN implements the Privacy Shield Principles for Consumer Personal Data.
For purposes of this Policy:
“Consumer” means any natural person who is located in the EU or UK, but excludes any individual acting in his or her capacity as an Employee.
“Controller” means a person or organization which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of Personal Data.
“Employee” means any current, former or prospective employee of TPN, or any of its EU or UK affiliates, who is located in the EU or UK.
“EU” means the European Union and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
“Personal Data” means any information, including Sensitive Data, that is (i) about an identified or identifiable individual, (ii) received by TPN in the U.S. from the EU or UK, and (iii) recorded in any form.
“Privacy Shield Principles” means the Principles and Supplemental Principles of the Privacy Shield.
“Processor” means any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that processes Personal Data on behalf of a Controller.
“Sensitive Data” means Personal Data specifying medical or health conditions, racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, sex life, the commission or alleged commission of any offense, any proceedings for any offense committed or alleged to have been committed by the individual or the disposal of such proceedings, or the sentence of any court in such proceedings.
“UK” means the United Kingdom.
TPN’s EU-U.S. Privacy Shield certification, along with additional information about the Privacy Shield, can be found at https://www.privacyshield.gov/.
Types of Personal Data TPN Collects
TPN obtains Consumer Personal Data in various ways, such as in connection with providing its services (including administering security auditor accreditation and training programs, facilitating security audits and making security audit results available to significant stakeholders within the Entertainment Industry). The types of Consumer Personal Data TPN collects in this manner include:
- Contact information (such as name, postal address, telephone number and email address);
- employer and job title;
- business website and professional information; and
- Personal Data contained in security audit results and accreditation applications.
TPN may use the Consumer Personal Data described above to:
- Provide its services (including administering security auditor accreditation and training programs, facilitating security audits and making security audit results available to significant stakeholders within the Entertainment Industry);
- perform data analytics;
- operate, evaluate and improve its services (including developing new services; enhancing, improving and analyzing its services; managing communications; and performing accounting, auditing and other internal functions);
- protect against, identify and prevent fraud, and maintain and enhance the safety and security of the TPN; and
- comply with and enforce applicable legal requirements, relevant industry standards and TPN’s policies.
TPN’s privacy practices regarding the processing of Consumer Personal Data comply with the Privacy Shield Principles of Notice; Choice; Accountability for Onward Transfer; Security; Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation; Access; and Recourse, Enforcement and Liability.
TPN provides information in this Policy about its Consumer Personal Data practices, including the types of Personal Data TPN collects, the types of third parties to which TPN discloses the Personal Data and the purposes for doing so, the rights and choices Consumers have for limiting the use and disclosure of their Personal Data, and how to contact TPN about its practices concerning Personal Data.
Relevant information also may be found in notices pertaining to specific data processing activities.
TPN shares Consumer Personal Data with its affiliates. TPN also shares Consumer Personal Data with relevant business partners, including other participants in the TPN and significant stakeholders within the Entertainment Industry. TPN generally offers Consumers the opportunity to choose whether their Personal Data may be (i) disclosed to third-party Controllers or (ii) used for a purpose that is materially different from the purposes for which the information was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the relevant Consumer. To the extent required by the Privacy Shield Principles, TPN obtains opt-in consent for certain uses and disclosures of Sensitive Data. Consumers may contact TPN as indicated below regarding the organization’s use or disclosure of their Personal Data. Unless TPN offers Consumers an appropriate choice, the organization uses Personal Data only for purposes that are materially the same as those indicated in this Policy.
TPN may disclose Consumer Personal Data without offering an opportunity to opt out, and may be required to disclose the Personal Data, (i) to third-party Processors the organization has retained to perform services on its behalf and pursuant to its instructions, (ii) if it is required to do so by law or legal process, or (iii) in response to lawful requests from public authorities, including to meet national security, public interest or law enforcement requirements. TPN also reserves the right to transfer Personal Data in the event of an audit or if the organization sells or transfers all or a portion of its business or assets (including in the event of a merger, acquisition, joint venture, reorganization, dissolution or liquidation).
Accountability for Onward Transfer of Personal Data
This Policy describes TPN’s sharing of Consumer Personal Data.
Except as permitted or required by applicable law, TPN provides Consumers with an opportunity to opt out of sharing their Personal Data with third-party Controllers. TPN requires third-party Controllers to whom it discloses Consumer Personal Data to contractually agree to (i) only process the Personal Data for limited and specified purposes consistent with the consent provided by the relevant Consumer, (ii) provide the same level of protection for Personal Data as is required by the Privacy Shield Principles, and (iii) notify TPN and cease processing Personal Data (or take other reasonable and appropriate remedial steps) if the third-party Controller determines that it cannot meet its obligation to provide the same level of protection for Personal Data as is required by the Privacy Shield Principles.
With respect to transfers of Consumer Personal Data to third-party Processors, TPN (i) enters into a contract with each relevant Processor, (ii) transfers Personal Data to each such Processor only for limited and specified purposes, (iii) ascertains that the Processor is obligated to provide the Personal Data with at least the same level of privacy protection as is required by the Privacy Shield Principles, (iv) takes reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure that the Processor effectively processes the Personal Data in a manner consistent with TPN’s obligations under the Privacy Shield Principles, (v) requires the Processor to notify TPN if the Processor determines that it can no longer meet its obligation to provide the same level of protection as is required by the Privacy Shield Principles, (vi) upon notice, including under (v) above, takes reasonable and appropriate steps to stop and remediate unauthorized processing of the Personal Data by the Processor, and (vii) provides a summary or representative copy of the relevant privacy provisions of the Processor contract to the Department of Commerce, upon request. TPN remains liable under the Privacy Shield Principles if the organization’s third-party Processor onward transfer recipients process relevant Personal Data in a manner inconsistent with the Privacy Shield Principles, unless TPN proves that it is not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.
TPN takes reasonable and appropriate measures to protect Consumer Personal Data from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction, taking into account the risks involved in the processing and the nature of the Personal Data.
Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation
TPN limits the Consumer Personal Data it processes to that which is relevant for the purposes of the particular processing. TPN does not process Consumer Personal Data in ways that are incompatible with the purposes for which the information was collected or subsequently authorized by the relevant Consumer. In addition, to the extent necessary for these purposes, TPN takes reasonable steps to ensure that the Personal Data the organization processes is (i) reliable for its intended use, and (ii) accurate, complete and current. In this regard, TPN relies on its Consumers to update and correct the relevant Personal Data to the extent necessary for the purposes for which the information was collected or subsequently authorized. Consumers may contact TPN as indicated below to request that TPN update or correct relevant Personal Data.
Subject to applicable law, TPN retains Consumer Personal Data in a form that identifies or renders identifiable the relevant Consumer only for as long as it serves a purpose that is compatible with the purposes for which the Personal Data was collected or subsequently authorized by the Consumer.
Consumers generally have the right to access their Personal Data. Accordingly, where appropriate, TPN provides Consumers with reasonable access to the Personal Data TPN maintains about them. TPN also provides a reasonable opportunity for those Consumers to correct, amend or delete the information where it is inaccurate or has been processed in violation of the Privacy Shield Principles, as appropriate. TPN may limit or deny access to Personal Data where the burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to the Consumer’s privacy in the case in question, or where the rights of persons other than the Consumer would be violated. Consumers may request access to their Personal Data by contacting TPN as indicated below.
Recourse, Enforcement and Liability
TPN has mechanisms in place designed to help assure compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles. TPN conducts an annual self-assessment of its Consumer Personal Data practices to verify that the attestations and assertions TPN makes about its Privacy Shield privacy practices are true and that TPN’s privacy practices have been implemented as represented and in accordance with the Privacy Shield Principles.
Consumers may file a complaint concerning TPN’s processing of their Personal Data. TPN will take steps to remedy issues arising out of its alleged failure to comply with the Privacy Shield Principles. Consumers may contact TPN as specified below about complaints regarding TPN’s Consumer Personal Data practices.
If a Consumer’s complaint cannot be resolved through TPN’s internal processes, TPN will cooperate with JAMS pursuant to the JAMS Privacy Shield Program, which is described on the JAMS website at https://www.jamsadr.com/eu-us-privacy-shield. JAMS mediation may be commenced as provided for in the JAMS rules. Following the dispute resolution process, the mediator or the Consumer may refer the matter to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which has Privacy Shield investigatory and enforcement powers over TPN. Under certain circumstances, Consumers also may be able to invoke binding arbitration to address complaints about TPN’s compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles.
How to Contact TPN
To contact TPN with questions or concerns about this Policy or TPN’s Consumer Personal Data practices:
Trusted Partner Network, LLC
c/o Motion Picture Association
15301 Ventura Blvd., Bldg. E
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403