Cookies and Privacy Policy

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Personal Information (GDPR)

We collect Personal Information when you knowingly and actively provide it, including when you register as a member, contact us, or request information. When submitting a request or enquiry you are giving permission for Godalming Film Society to contact and provide the services or information you have requested. The personal information you provide will only be used by Godalming Film Society and will not be disclosed to anyone else unless we are obliged by law to do so.

Personal Information is information that may be used to identify or locate an individual, like a person’s full name, postal address, e-mail address, or phone number, as well as other non-public information that is associated with this Personal Information. We use your Personal Information to send communications, to respond to your enquiries, and to send marketing and promotional messages. Your personal information will never be given, shared or sold to a third party.

If you post or send offensive, inappropriate or objectionable content anywhere on this site, we may use the information we hold about you to stop such behaviour.

All our email marketing communications offer you the option to unsubscribe.

Your data may be stored on a third party application but we will ensure that the application complies with all necessary data protection laws.

Click here to contact our data compliance officer.

Marketing Emails

We use a marketing service provider to store our database. It is our duty and responsibility to ensure that this company is committed to data protection and GDPR compliance.  Any of your personal contact information that is stored with this service provider will be done so securely and in compliance with the required data protection regulations.

If your personal contact information is on our database then this is because we have had some contact with you at a Godalming Film Society screening, event or via other Godalming Film Society marketing activities.

Godalming Film Society does not, and will not purchase email databases from third parties and will only communicate with persons or organisations who have given permission for them to do so.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information

We collect Non-Personally Identifiable Information automatically when you visit our Site. Non-Personally Identifiable Information is information that is not used nor intended to be used to personally identify an individual and is not associated with nor linked to Personal Information. This Non-Personally Identifiable Information we collect via the Site includes your Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request, and the web page you have visited immediately prior to visiting the Site.

Godalming Film Society will make no attempt to track or identify individual users, except where there is a reasonable suspicion that unauthorised access to systems is being attempted. In the case of all users, Godalming Film Society reserves the right to attempt to identify and track any individual who is reasonably suspected of trying to gain unauthorised access to computer systems or resources operating as part of Godalming Film Society web services.

As a condition of use of this site, all users must give permission for Godalming Film Society to use its access logs to attempt to track users who are reasonably suspected of gaining, or attempting to gain, unauthorised access.

All log file information collected by Godalming Film Society is kept secure and no access to raw log files is given to any third party.

Images and Logos

The names, images and logos identifying Godalming Film Society, our partners and their information, products and services are proprietary marks of Godalming Film Society and/or third parties. Images, logos and trademarks belonging to third parties and partners of Godalming Film Society remain the legal property of the third party. Copying or use of our logo, and/or any other third party logos or images accessed via our website is not permitted without prior approval from the relevant copyright owner.

How we use Cookies

Cookies are small text files stored on your computer when you visit websites. We use cookies to help identify your computer so we can tailor your user experience.

There are two ‘flavours’ of Cookies: ‘Session’ cookies and ‘Persistent’ cookies.

Session cookies are temporary and are deleted when you shut down your Web browser or turn off your computer. These are used to improve how you navigate through a website.

Persistent cookies remain on your computer until manually deleted or when they reach an expiry date. They hold information that is useful if you revisit the website, such as contact form details previously submitted.

You can disable cookies already stored on your computer, but this may stop our website and others from functioning properly. It may also cause saved login details, for example, to be deleted, so ensure you have a note of them before deleting all cookies.

Essential Cookies

The following is strictly necessary for the operation of our website. If you choose to allow them, cookies placed on your computer by our website will, where applicable:

No current essential cookies.

Non-essential Cookies

The following are not strictly necessary but are required to provide you with the best user experience and tell us, anonymously, which pages people find most interesting.

Functional Cookies

Typically used for tracking the pages you visit. Page tracking data is collated by Google on behalf of millions of website owners, providing anonymous data on which pages you visited, how you got there, the page you exited the website from and so on. It allows us to see which pages are more or less popular and helps us to make our website even better.

Targeting Cookies

These allow you, for example, to share pages with social networks such as Facebook (where applicable).

Data Sharing Policy

This website will not share any personal information with third parties.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to monitor traffic levels, search queries and visits to this website.

Google Analytics stores IP address anonymously on its servers in the US, and neither CIVIC or Google associate your IP address with any personally identifiable information.

These cookies enable Google to determine whether you are a return visitor to the site, and to track the pages that you visit during your session.

Cookie Law Info: The cookie tool on this website remembers your privacy settings for the next time you visit the website. The cookie stores your preferences for both Social Media and Google Analytics Cookies.

Twitter module. Holds no personal data. Allows Twitter to interact with this website.

Facebook user cookie. Allows Facebook to interact with this website.


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