FilmLA (“FilmLA”) is committed to protecting its users’ privacy. This Privacy Policy (the “Privacy Policy”), as set forth below, covers (“” or the “website”) and applies solely to information collected on Please read this Privacy Policy to understand how we will treat personally and non-personally identifiable information we collect on This Privacy Policy supersedes all previously published policies from FilmLA. This Privacy Policy may change from time to time, so please check back periodically.

Information Collection

FilmLA collects information from our users at several different points on our website, and is the sole owner of the information that is collected. We will not sell, share or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement.

When users browse our website, they leave evidence of their visit in the form of an access log, a text file that records certain facts about their visit, such as their unique IP address, what page they looked at, what kind of browser they were using, and in some cases what page they came from to get here. This is standard information provided by the browser and it is collected by nearly every website on the Internet.

Our website also offers several opportunities for visitors to register for informational mailings. At registration, users are asked to give contact information (such as email address, first and last name, and company affiliation). We use this contact information to provide registered subscribers information about our company and filming related activities. FilmLA is able to track which subscribers choose to open our mailing campaigns, and when, and what links they click on in the body of each mailing. Subscribers may opt-out of receiving future mailings at any time (see the choice/opt-out section below).

Usage and Sharing

Usage: We evaluate the information collected to determine which site features are of interest to users, and to send email based on the mailing preferences our subscribers have set. We may also use this information to troubleshoot email delivery problems, or to verify receipt and viewing of FilmLA eNotifications by registered users of this program. We will not engage in unauthorized “spam” activity or contact users about their click-through activity. For participants in our eNotification program, we may send other, pertinent, filming-related information from time to time. In other words, we analyze users’ website activity to help us improve our online product and service offerings, provide users technical support, diagnose problems with our server and administer our website.

Sharing: We will never share, sell or rent our users’ personal information to third parties for their promotional use. Occasionally, we enter into contracts with third parties so that they can assist us in servicing users (for example, sending email bulletins). Our contracts with these third parties prohibit them from using any of our users’ personal information for their own purposes, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information we provide to them. Also, we may disclose or report personal information in limited circumstances where we believe in good faith that disclosure is required under the law. For example, we may be required to disclose personal information to cooperate with regulators or law enforcement authorities, to comply with a legal process such as court order, subpoena, search warrant or law enforcement request.


Our site and some of our email provide links to third-party websites, such as government and community-based information sites, external news sources or other sites we believe our subscribers may find interesting. If our subscribers link to a third-party site, information about them may be collected at that site. Because FilmLA does not control the information policies or practices of these third parties, their privacy policies should be carefully reviewed to learn more about how they collect and use personally-identifiable information.


FilmLA and its third-party service providers take every precaution to protect the confidentiality and security of our users’ personal information by using industry-recognized security safeguards such as firewalls, coupled with carefully developed security procedures to protect the information from loss, misuse or unauthorized alteration.

FilmLA also takes care to reinforce the importance of our website visitors’ security and privacy among our employees. Our employees are trained and required to safeguard our subscribers’ information, and we restrict access to personal information to necessary employees and agents for business purposes only.


We ask that all parents spend time with their children and monitor what sites their children are visiting. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. We also suggest that no children under 18 submit personally-identifiable information to any game, membership, contest or promotion that we might host without first obtaining a parent’s consent. Our site is not intended for use by and is not directed to children.


FilmLA provides mailing list subscribers the opportunity to opt-in, opt-out or change mailing preferences via a link in the footer of most email messages we send. These links are the most expedient way for subscribers to adjust their mailing list preferences. FilmL.A. will process emailed unsubscribe requests manually within 10 days.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to make changes to our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on the FilmLA website. It is the individual user’s responsibility to become familiar the Privacy Policy in force and be aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will disclose it.

Activity Log

This feature only records activities of a site’s registered users, and the retention duration of activity data will depend on the site’s plan and activity type.

Data Used: To deliver this functionality and record activities around site management, the following information is captured: user email address, user role, user login, user display name, and local user IDs, the activity to be recorded, the site ID of the site on which the activity takes place, the site’s Jetpack version, and the timestamp of the activity. Some activities may also include the actor’s IP address (login attempts, for example) and user agent.

Activity Tracked: Login attempts/actions, post and page update and publish actions, comment/pingback submission and management actions, plugin and theme management actions, widget updates, user management actions, and the modification of other various site settings and options. Retention duration of activity data depends on the site’s plan and activity type. See the complete list of currently-recorded activities (along with retention information).

Data Synced (?): Successful and failed login attempts, which will include the actor’s IP address and user agent.

Google Analytics

This feature is only available to sites on the Premium and Professional plans.

Data Used: Please refer to the appropriate Google Analytics documentation for the specific type of data it collects. Google Analytics does offer IP anonymization, which can be enabled by the site owner.

Activity Tracked: This feature sends page view events (and potentially video play events) over to Google Analytics for consumption.

Gravatar Hovercards

Data Used: This feature will send a hash of the user’s email address (if logged in to the site or — or if they submitted a comment on the site using their email address that is attached to an active Gravatar profile) to the Gravatar service (also owned by Automattic) in order to retrieve their profile image.


This feature is only accessible to users logged in to

Data Used: In order to process a post like action, the following information is used: IP address, user ID, username, site ID (on which the post was liked), post ID (of the post that was liked), user agent, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.

Activity Tracked: Post likes.

Mobile Theme

Data Used: A visitor’s preference on viewing the mobile version of a site.

Activity Tracked: A cookie (akm_mobile) is stored for 3.5 days to remember whether or not a visitor of the site wishes to view its mobile version. Learn more about this cookie.


Data Used: In order to check login activity and potentially block fraudulent attempts, the following information is used: attempting user’s IP address, attempting user’s email address/username (i.e. according to the value they were attempting to use during the login process), and all IP-related HTTP headers attached to the attempting user.

Activity Tracked: Failed login attempts (these include IP address and user agent). We also set a cookie (jpp_math_pass) for 1 day to remember if/when a user has successfully completed a math captcha to prove that they’re a real human. Learn more about this cookie.

Data Synced (?): Failed login attempts, which contain the user’s IP address, attempted username or email address, and user agent information.


Data Used: Any of the visitor-chosen search filters and query data in order to process a search request on the servers.


Data Used: When sharing content via email (this option is only available if Akismet is active on the site), the following information is used: sharing party’s name and email address (if the user is logged in, this information will be pulled directly from their account), IP address (for spam checking), user agent (for spam checking), and email body/content. This content will be sent to Akismet (also owned by Automattic) so that a spam check can be performed. Additionally, if reCAPTCHA (by Google) is enabled by the site owner, the sharing party’s IP address will be shared with that service. You can find Google’s privacy policy here.


Data Used: To initiate and process subscriptions, the following information is used: subscriber’s email address and the ID of the post or comment (depending on the specific subscription being processed). In the event of a new subscription being initiated, we also collect some basic server data, including all of the subscribing user’s HTTP request headers, the IP address from which the subscribing user is viewing the page, and the URI which was given in order to access the page (REQUEST_URI and DOCUMENT_URI). This server data used for the exclusive purpose of monitoring and preventing abuse and spam.

Activity Tracked: Functionality cookies are set for a duration of 347 days to remember a visitor’s blog and post subscription choices if, in fact, they have an active subscription. Secure Sign On

This feature is only accessible to registered users of the site with accounts.

Data Used: User ID (local site and, role (e.g. administrator), email address, username and display name. Additionally, for activity tracking (see below): IP address, user ID, username, site ID and URL, Jetpack version, user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.

Activity Tracked: The following usage events are recorded: starting the login process, completing the login process, failing the login process, successfully being redirected after login, and failing to be redirected after login. Several functionality cookies are also set, and these are detailed explicitly in our Cookie documentation.

Data Synced (?): The user ID and role of any user who successfully signed in via this feature. Stats

Data Used: IP address, user ID (if logged in), username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Important: The site owner does not have access to any of this information via this feature. For example, a site owner can see that a specific post has 285 views, but he/she cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses and usernames (if available) — are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature.

Activity Tracked: Post and page views, video plays (if videos are hosted by, outbound link clicks, referring URLs and search engine terms, and country. When this module is enabled, Jetpack also tracks performance on each page load that includes the Javascript file used for tracking stats. This is exclusively for aggregate performance tracking across Jetpack sites in order to make sure that our plugin and code is not causing performance issues. This includes the tracking of page load times and resource loading duration (image files, Javascript files, CSS files, etc.). The site owner has the ability to force this feature to honor DNT settings of visitors. By default, DNT is currently not honored. Toolbar

This feature is only accessible to registered users of the site who are also logged in to

Data Used: Gravatar image URL of the logged-in user in order to display it in the toolbar and the user ID of the logged-in user. Additionally, for activity tracking (detailed below): IP address, user ID, username, site ID and URL, Jetpack version, user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.

Activity Tracked: Click actions within the toolbar.

Policy Effective: 08/02/2018