Privacy Policy

8FLiX Privacy Policy

(1) Who we are

The basics.

(a) Our website address is:

(b) This website is operated by 8FLiX Institute, a registered Canadian non-profit organization (NPO). Our physical address is 545 King Street West, Toronto, ON., M5V 1M1.

(c) When we say we (or our), we mean me. Just one dude, Nick. (or, as I've become known, #8flixnick), a professional screenwriter. Check out the About page if you want.

(d) But, to make things easier for everyone, whenever we use 'we', we really mean 'me'.

(e) Please keep reading if you want to learn about our Privacy Policy. (UPDATED: June 6, 2023)


(2) What personal data we collect and why we collect it


(2.ii) NOTE: At this time we do not allow visitors to post comments. So, this section is not applicable. (Updated 12.02.2022).

(a) So, when you leave comments on the site we collect the data. Also, your IP address and browser user agent string is used to help spam detection.

(b) An anonymous string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it.

(c) After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

(2.2) Media.

(2.iii) NOTE: At this time we do not allow visitors to post images. So, this section is not applicable. (Updated 12.02.2022).

If you upload images to 8FLiX, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF, GPS) included. If your image is published, others can download the media and extract the data.

(2.3) Contact forms.

(2.iv) NOTE: SMS/text messaging, and phone contact are not available at this time. (Updated 12.02.2022).

(a) You can contact us using our fancy contact form.

(b) Your information, like your email address, name, username, and IP address is stored on our server temporarily. Once we respond, your details are removed unless we tell you differently.

(c) We will not store that data unless we have to (like for regulatory and legal requirements).

(2.4) Cookies.

(2.v) NOTE: At this time we do not allow visitors to post comments. So, (2.4a) is not applicable. (Updated 12.02.2022).

(a) If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These cookies will last for one year.

(b) If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

(2.5) Embedded content from other websites.

(a) Some of the pages on 8FLiX have embedded videos from YouTube. So, they may collect data about you and use cookies as well.

(b) So, even though you never actually visited the other site, the data behave as if you did.

(2.6) Analytics.

(a) Analytics simply means the analysis of information, often aggregated, to get statistical insights.

(b) So, in other words, data from what country you're visiting and what's trending there. This analysis will help us improve your experience with 8FLiX.

(c) Personally identifiable information, if any, is stripped from that data before collected.


(3) Who we share your data with.

(a) branded entities do not sell anything. This includes your data - meta or otherwise. And we don't give it away, either.


(4) How long we retain your data.

(a) If you leave a comment that gets posted, it and the metadata are retained indefinitely.

(b) For those of you who register a free account on our website, we store the personal information you provide in your user profile.

(c) Users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time.

(d) If you want your data and comment deleted, no problem!


(5) What rights you have over your data.

(a) If you have an account on 8FLiX, or have left comments, you can ask to see what personal data we hold about you. And, you can also ask us to delete it.

(b) This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.


(6) Where we send your data.

(a) Visitor comments and email may be checked through an automated spam detection service.


(7) Your contact information.

(a) Data, like your email address, name and IP address are stored on our email server until we respond.

(b) You can contact 8FLiX using our contact form.


(8) Additional information.

(8.1) How we protect your data.

(a) Let's be honest: Nothing is 100% secure.

(b) But, we try our best using 256-bit SSL encryption (that's the 's' in https://). So, basically that means any private communication between you and 8FLiX servers cannot be seen by an evil-doer.

(8.2) Data breach procedures we have in place.

(a) In the unlikely event that we have a breach, we will:

1) Report the breach to authorities.

2) Upload a notice to our main 8FLiX Home Page advising visitors of the breach.

3) Notify the victims.

(8.3) Third parties we receive data from.

(a) On occasion, we use data from movies, TV shows and performers that are publicly available.

(b) Also, we use Media Accreditation to acquire images and supporting promotional material from film and TV production studios. Which, in reality means nothing unless you're an industry pro.

(c) For example, if you're attending a film festival, we may know if and when you're going.

(d) But, we won't know any 'real' personal information, like say, the colour of your undergarments (unless you want to tell us).

(8.4) Automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data.

(a) On occasion, when submitting a question or comment we use Google's 'reCAPTCHA' to ensure you're not a heartless robot. More information about how the process works is can be found at Google's support site.

(b) And also, some of the ads you find on 8FLiX are automatically generated. So, they're probably, strangely enough, specifically meant for you to see! It's all about the "cookies" we've been talking about.

(8.5) Industry regulatory disclosure requirements.

(a) We abide by, and follow all industry regulatory requirements.

(b) You can contact us by email to express any concerns you may have about 8FLiX's content.

(c) Have a look at our Contact page for more details.

Also, you can contact us if you're lonely. We're okay with that, too




*8FLiX is an independent organization and not affiliated with any streaming service or studio. All scripts, transcripts, screenplays, teleplays, and media content are provided free-of-charge as an educational, informational, and news resource. We believe our content falls under the "fair use" doctrine. (08.22) **Although we do our best to establish the authenticity of our screenplays and teleplays in the database, we're human and prone to mistakes. Wherever possible, 8FLiX will denote "Unconfirmed" and/or "Unofficial" versions as quickly as possible when notified by the author(s). Said designation is also subject to change at anytime without notice. (08.22)
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