This site is owned and operated by the Black Filmmaker Foundation, a non-profit organization. At dvRepublic.com, the privacy and security of your personal information is of the utmost importance to us. We want to make your experience online satisfying and safe.
Please note that dvRepublic.com is intended for use by United States residents only and, therefore, this Policy is specifically directed only towards residents of the United States.
What information does this site collect about you and how is it used?
dvRepublic.com collects only the IP address, cookie ID and information that you provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to receive our electronic newsletters and email updates, to participate in our discussion forums, to order merchandise, to make donations and to participate in polls and surveys.
When you register to join dvRepublic.com we will ask you for information such as your name, email address, user id, password, gender, age, and zip code. When ordering products on the site, you may be asked to provide a mailing address, credit card number and other billing information.
We offer the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:
Emails updates and electronic newsletters. We provide a free electronic newsletter to our users and we periodically send emails to our users informing them of upcoming events or other information that may be of interest to users of the site. We collect the email addresses of users at the time of registration. If you supply us with your email address, and thereafter you do not want to receive emails or newsletters from us, you may opt-out of the service. See the 'Opt-out' section below for how to un-subscribe from these services.
Discussion forums. In order to participate in our discussion forums, you will need to provide some personal information such as a user-name, password, and email address. This information will be requested at registration. As with any other service on our site, you may choose to opt-out of this service at any time.
dvRepublic.com conducts research on our users' demographics, interests, and behavior based on the information you provide us when you register, participate in a poll or survey, or from our server log files. We compile and analyze this research to better understand our users, improve your overall experience when using our service and to provide our sponsors and advertisers with relevant aggregate data. Because we derive our revenue mainly from sponsorships and advertising, providing such aggregated demographic data is essential to keeping our service free to users. From time to time, we may also collect information via surveys. Survey information will also be used on an aggregated basis. We keep all of your personal information private and will not share it with any third party.
Who do we share this information with?
dvRepublic.com uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help our advertisers better understand our audience's demographics. This is essential to keeping our service free. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.
dvRepublic.com is a project of the Black Filmmaker Foundation. We may share the above-described information with other projects of the Black Filmmaker Foundation, in order to notify you of important notices or future Web sites and services that we think will be of interest to you, subject to the terms and conditions of this Policy
We do retain the right to share and transfer all user information with any successor entity of the Black Filmmaker Foundation if that successor entity agreed to abide by the terms of this Policy.
Security of your information
dvRepublic.com is committed to protecting your personal information. We operate secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our users.
Use of your IP address
The site does not currently collect IP addresses but we may collect IP addresses in the future for the purposes of system administration and for studying how people use our site and how we can improve it.
Membership in dvRepublic.com is not open to children under the age of 13. Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent. If we obtain actual knowledge that we have collected personal information about a user under the age of 13, we will delete the information from our system.
If you want to stop receiving information from us (such as email updates or newsletters), you can opt out of any service at any time. The choice to opt-out can be done at the time of registration as indicated on the 'Join' page, or at any time thereafter by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by going to the 'Help' page. In addition, all emails and newsletters sent to users by dvRepublic will contain information describing how the user can un-subscribe from the service.
Updating or Correcting Your Personal Information
If your personal information changes (such as your e-mail address or zip code), you may update the information by emailing us at: email@example.com or by mailing us at: Black Filmmaker Foundation, 670 Broadway, Suite 300, New York, NY 10012. Please indicate clearly what information needs to be updated or corrected.
Links to Other Sites
Our site contains links to other web sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these sites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of each site and contact the providers directly if you have any questions about their privacy policies.
Contacting Our Site
If you have any questions about this Policy, the practices of this site, or your interactions with this site, you can contact:
Black Filmmaker Foundation
670 Broadway, Suite 300
New York, NY 10012