Privacy Policy:

Privacy Policy


Your privacy is important to us, so Reel Works has created this Privacy Policy to let you know what information we collect when you visit our site and access our services, why we collect it and how it is used. This Privacy Policy also addresses the information we collect from Reel Works Members and Volunteer participants. Please read the following carefully. If you have any questions or concerns, please send us an email.

For purposes of this Privacy Policy, the terms “you,” “your,” and “yours” refer to the Member, Producer, or other persons utilizing our site and services. The terms “Reel Works,” “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to Reel Works Teen Filmmaking, its subsidiaries and affiliates. By using this web site and accessing our services, you consent to the data practices prescribed in this statement. We may periodically make changes to this Privacy Policy that we will include on this page. It is your responsibility to review this Privacy Policy frequently and remain informed about any changes to it, so we encourage you to visit this page often.


Reel Works may collect the following Personally Identifiable Information from you when you use our site and services. “Personally Identifiable Information” means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, home or other physical address, an email address, phone number or other contact information, whether at work or at home.

Information from Online Visitors

Reel Works does not collect Personally Identifiable Information from our online visitors other than what is supplied to us on a voluntary basis. You can browse our site without being required to divulge any Personally Identifiably Information to us. Although we collect and maintain aggregate information about usage and visitors browsing our Website, no Personally Identifiably Information is collected as part of this process.

Visitors to the Reel Works website may choose to provide us with Personally Identifiable Information in connection with (i) applications for grants and limited access programs; (ii) subscription registration for sites or services which require subscription (such as email newsletters); (iii) requests for membership and membership information; (iv) e-commerce transactions; (v) content submissions; (vi) community postings (i.e., forums or bulletin boards); (vii) comments and suggestions; and (viii) surveys and voting. Reel Works may use the Personally Identifiable Information it collects only for conducting the activities disclosed at the time the information was collected and for Reel Works’s internal marketing and promotional purposes.

Reel Works also automatically receives and records information on our server logs when users access our site, including IP address, cookie information and the page requested. We collect this information to support the functioning of our site, to analyze user experiences on our websites and to improve the structure and ease of use of our websites. We do not use this data to track any personal information. You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but some features of our site may not function properly without the information.

Information from Reel Works Members

Many Reel Works Members visit Reel Works’s website from time to time. Please also review the provisions of this policy related to online visitors. In addition, persons who choose to become Reel Works Members provide us with Personally Identifiable Information in connection with their Memberships. This information may include a Member’s name, mailing address, phone number, age, birthday and email, along with a record of the Reel Works services the Member may have accessed. Reel Works regularly contacts its Members to carry out Reel Works’s necessary and normal operations, including but not limited to processing Membership records, providing services to Members, and communicating with Members about Reel Works news, events and opportunities. Except as otherwise set forth in this Privacy Policy, Reel Works will never willfully disclose any Personally Identifiable Information about our Membership to any third party without first receiving the Member’s permission.

Members may also choose to provide Reel Works with information about their ethnicity, gender, age, education, family size and general household financial circumstances. At the disclosing Member’s request, Reel Works may use this information to evaluate the Member’s eligibility for discounts, benefits and additional services. In addition, Reel Works may use this information to compile data about the communities we serve. Reel Works may report compiled data and discuss our analysis of the data with Reel Works stakeholders, funders and Members, along with various city, state and federal agencies.


Except as otherwise disclosed in this Privacy Policy, Reel Works does not rent, sell or share personal information it collects about its site visitors, Reel Works members with third parties for promotional purposes.

Reel Works protects Personally Identifiable Information and strictly limits access to that information. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the correct usage of Personally Identifiable Information, Reel Works uses commercially reasonable efforts to monitor and adjust our physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the Personally Identifiable Information we collect. We prohibit our employees, contractors and agents from accessing Personally Identifiable Information except as necessary to perform their job duties. Any person found violating our standards of security and confidentiality is subject to our disciplinary processes.

Reel Works maintains most of the Personally Identifiable Information it collects in electronic formats. We have a contract with trusted third party provider to digitally store and manage the information we collect and facilitate our communications with site visitors, Members and SF Commons participants. maintains industry standard security protocols and data encryption techniques to protect your information. Access to these databases is restricted to Reel Works staff, consultants and contractors who require access to the information to perform their particular job duties.

Finally, Reel Works may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Reel Works; (2) protect and defend Reel Works’s rights or property; or (3) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of the Reel Works community or the public. If Reel Works should ever file for bankruptcy or merge with another entity, we may share your Personally Identifiable Information with the entity with whom we merge.


By using this site and accessing our services, you signify your agreement to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use the site or access our services. We may change, modify, add or remove portions of this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for any changes. Your continued use of the Reel Works’s site and access of Reel Works services following the posting of any changes to these terms shall mean that you have accepted those changes.

3. CONTACTING Reel Works

If you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or your Personally Identifiably Information, please email us. You may also write to us at Privacy, Reel Works, 540 President Street, Suite 2F, Brooklyn, New York 11215.

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