Privacy Policy

The privacy policy together with the terms of Use of explains to you the data we collect from you or you provide to us that will be processed by us. Please read the following data carefully to see how your personal data will be treated.

We take your privacy very seriously and we would like to be very comfortable when visiting our site and providing us your information when required.

If you do not accept the terms of this privacy policy and Terms of Use, then it is a must you stop using or accessing our site.

Types of information collected:

  • Personal information
  • Aggregated information

Personal information would be the information you provide to us through the webform you fill when submitting your film, do a transaction with us, registering on our website, when purchasing with us, or filling any form in the website.

We may also collect information securely for transaction(s) you perform with us, this includes debit or credit cards.

personal information is never disclosed to third parties without your consent or except as required to provide services for you, to operate the site, for transactions you have requested or as required by law or any court jurisdiction.

With your consent upon submitting your film, you accept that we can share your personal info. with other Film Festivals.

We may use personal information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, or mail.

We are a non-profit organization that does not deal with selling, providing or viewing personal information for monetary reasons. The only use of personal information is the use of identification.

Aggregate information are information that does not disclose your personal identity.

We ( or third parties may use aggregate information for analytics purposes, to ensure the content of the site is presented in the most effective manner for you (user) and the device the user is using to access the site. To provide you information or services that you request from us or we may feel to be an interest for your with your consent.

We may allow other third parties to have access to your aggregate information but only for the purposes set out in this privacy policy and Terms of Use.

We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy and Terms of Use.

We Acquire information from other trusted sources to update the information you provided or we collected automatically. Local law may require that you authorize the third parties to share your information with us before we can acquire it.

Protection of Personal Information

Transmission of information via the internet is not fully secure.

We will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data being transmitted to the site. Any transmission of data is at your risk.

We recognize industry standards and employ security safeguards to protect personally identifiable information from misuse, unauthorized access, and to prevent any breach into the site, server, or the network.

We will not disclose to any third parties personable identifiable information that you provide without your consent, except when services you have requested prompts us to provide the information to third parties.

Web technologies used for SIFF

Cookies: is a message given to the web browser by a web server. The web browser used by the user will store the message in a text file. The message is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies help us understand website usage which part of the sites are preferred.

some websites force users to activate cookies on their browsers for their services. To browse our website it is not a necessity. However, some parts of the website requires you to activate cookies such as registration and login to the site, otherwise some parts of the website will not be accessible for you.

Note: Most browsers are set to accept cookies.

Website usage data: Without cookies, the site will keep track of usage data, such as source address (IP address and domain name, ISP) from where the request of the page of the site is coming from. Date and time of the page request, what is being searched on our website.

Note: this is by default collected by the server hosting the site.

this type of data falls under aggregate data which is used by us to understand the preferences of the users browsing the site.

this information is not personal information and it doesn’t help us in identifying the person.

Links to external sites: The private policy is only applied for this site ( The site can contain links to external websites and third parties. This private policy does not apply to any other website. Each site has their own private policy, you should read their private policy to browse their site.

Although we are very careful on what external links we include in our website, we are not responsible for the content or practices on their websites.

Unless stated by us, those thirdparty links and websites do not constitute any endorsement, or sponsorships.

We have no control on the external sites.

Disclosure of Information

We do not disclose your personal information to any third party or external sources without your consent. We may disclose your information on the following circumstances:

1) We may disclose information to our subsidiaries, holding companies, or sister organizations related to us.

2) If all our assets are acquired by a third party, the personal data gathered by us will be transferred as part of our assets.

3) If we are under duty to share your data to comply with any legal obligation, protect our rights, property or safety, or our customers or others.

This includes exchanging information with other companies, organizations, government entity for purposes of fraud protection.

4) Detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be illegal.

Your contact details and movie data is stored with us to promote the festival and promote your film until you request it to be removed.

What are your Rights?

You have the right to access of your data. You can contact us and ask us about your data.

You have the right to rectify your data when shown in our website or modify the data.

You have the right to request from us to delete your data.

You have the right to restrict your data processing (do note, it can affect your submission in the festival)

You have the right to request from us your data for portability.

You have the right to ask of us to give your personal data, modify your personal data, or delete your personal information.

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes.

NOTE: It should be noted, it may take us time to comply with your request under “What is your Rights?” depending on the length of the request.

NOTE: We may use your data as described by the Private Policy.

Note: Click Here to go the page of your request.

Changes in the Privacy Policy

We retain the right to change the privacy Policy without informing you.

Any changes in the privacy Policy will be posted in the site under the privacy policy will be posted in the site under the Privacy policy page. Such changes will take effect immediately once posted on the site.

Your continued usage and browsing of the site will be deemed to be your acceptance of any changes to this Privacy Policy