Privacy Policy

Introduction

 

Your privacy is important to us. The Thinking Actors’ Privacy Policy describes what data we collect from you, the purpose for collecting the data in conjunction with the Thinking Actors’ Sites and Services, how we share, process, and manage your Personal Data, and your rights associated with your data. Thinking Actors is registered with the Information Commisioner's Office (ICO).

 

This Privacy Policy applies to www.thinkingactors.co.uk. It explains how we collect information from users of Thinking Actors, and how we use such information. Your use of Thinking Actors  constitutes your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. Please also read our Terms and Conditions, which govern the basic operation of Thinking Actors. If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy or the Terms of Use, you should immediately stop using or visiting Thinking Actors.

 

 

  1. The Information We Collect and Use

  • Thinking Actors collects Personal Data that you voluntarily provide us, when you register for Thinking Actors or contact us through our online messaging service. We also collect Personal Data when you sign up for email newsletters or alerts on Thinking Actors website. Personal Data may contain your name, email, contact information, your location, as well as other information you provide to Thinking Actors.

 

  • Thinking Actors collects billing information when processing payment on thinkingactors.co.uk in conjunction with posting casting notices and subscribing for membership.

 

  • Thinking Actors collects and stores data about you when you use Thinking Actors’s messaging platform to communicate.

  • Thinking Actors may place a "cookie" and on your computer when you visit a Thinking Actors website. Thinking Actors may use cookies to personalize your experience using Thinking Actors, and to gather usage data that will help to improve the quality of the websites. There is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to deny, accept or delete cookies. In European Union and EEA countries, you must voluntarily consent to cookies before using the Thinking Actors websites as detailed in Section 5 below.

  • Thinking Actors may also obtain information about you through third party sources as permitted by applicable law, such as public databases, social media platforms, and marketing partners.

 

 

2. Examples of How Thinking Actors Uses Your Data

 

  • To create an account for you to use the Thinking Actors platform and services. 

  • To personalize Thinking Actors to give you a better experience, such as sending you targeted job postings based on your location.

 

  • To respond to your requests or to manage user accounts.

 

  • To receive product feedback and understand our users better in order to improve Thinking Actors.

 

  • To monitor the safety and security of the Thinking Actors service and casting platform.

 

  • To use data and content about users for communications promoting membership, job posting, and engagement with Thinking Actors, on Thinking Actors properties and across other platforms.

 

  • To target and measure the performance of advertisements displayed to our users directly by Thinking Actors or through third party advertising partners, on and off Thinking Actors.

  • Thinking Actors may disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to third parties in connection with a corporate transaction where all or a portion of our business (e.g., a portion that includes our customer lists) is sold or transferred. We also may disclose your Personally Identifiable Information if disclosure is required by law or as part of a lawsuit or government investigation or proceeding, or in order to permit us to exercise or preserve our legal rights or take action regarding potentially illegal activities or to protect the safety of any person.

 

  • Thinking Actors reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor information, comments or other content that you voluntarily disclose and post to the Websites. Thinking Actors reserves the right to remove any such information or material for any reason or no reason, including without limitation, if in our sole opinion such information or material violates, or may violate, any applicable law or the Terms and Conditions or to protect or defend our rights or property or those of any third party. Thinking Actors also reserves the right to remove information upon the request of any third party.
    Thinking Actors reserves the right to investigate abuses on the Websites and enforce and apply this Privacy Policy, the Terms of Use and any other terms or conditions applicable to the Websites or the use thereof. Thinking Actors may disclose information about you to third parties if we have a good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to (1) take action regarding suspected illegal activities; (2) enforce or apply the Terms of Use; (3) comply with legal process and law enforcement instructions and orders, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, judicial proceeding or other legal process served on us; (4) protect our rights, reputation, and property or that of our users or the public or (5) protect against legal liability.

3. How Thinking Actors shares information

  • Talent Profile
    You may choose to make your talent profile fully visible to all users on and Thinking Actors, as well as publicly discoverable across the world wide web, or not publicly discoverable, where only logged in users can view it. You may modify the information you have provided to Thinking Actors at any time through your Thinking Actors profile.

  • Messaging
    The Thinking Actors service allows you to share information with other users by sending and receiving messages on the Thinking Actors messaging system. When you send email or message Thinking Actors customer support, Thinking Actors will collect and store your name, email address and the content of your message so we can provide customer support.

  • Participating in Thinking Actors Community Forums
    When you post messages on the message boards on Thinking Actors, the information contained in your posting will be stored on Thinking Actors servers and will be openly available by other Thinking Actors users and across the world wide web.

  • Posting Casting Notices
    When a user posts a casting notice, the notice may contain personally identifiable information. By posting a casting notice on Thinking Actors, you consent to share the contents of the casting notice with other Thinking Actors users, as well as make the contents of your casting notice publicly discoverable across the world wide web.

  • Other Parties Designated by You
    When using the Thinking Actors Service, you may share your data with other parties designated by you. For example, when applying to a casting notice on Thinking Actors, you may share personally identifiable data with the recipient of your application. When inviting a Thinking Actors user to apply to your casting notice, you may also share personally identifiable information with that user.

  • Service Providers
    From time to time, we may partner with unaffiliated companies or individuals for market research, product development, quality assurance testing, or similar purposes. These companies or individuals may be provided with access to personally identifiable information, but we will require by contract that they agree to maintain the confidentiality, security and integrity of such information. We also may subcontract with other companies and individuals to do work on our behalf; they may be provided with access to personally identifiable information, but only as needed to perform their functions.

  • Data Processors
    Thinking Actors, as a data controller, collects and shares data with different data processors in the following categories:

  • Technology and Infrastructure: Thinking Actors distributes data to processors in order to host, enable and support the Thinking Actors platform and service.
    Analytics and Reporting: Thinking Actors distributes data to analytics platforms to better understand user behaviour and track key business metrics, in order to provide a better service to its users.

  • Marketing Partners: Thinking Actors distributes data to marketing companies to facilitate email marketing, IOS app messaging campaigns, on-site promotions, and social media, search, and display advertising campaigns.

  • International Data Transfers
    Information, including information collected in the European Economic Area ("EEA") may be transferred, stored and processed by Thinking Actors and its services providers in the United States and other countries whose data protection laws may be different than the laws of your country. We will protect your Personal Data in accordance with this Privacy Notice wherever it is processed and take appropriate steps to protect the information in accordance with applicable laws.

4. Data Retention

 

  • Thinking Actors retains personally identifiable information for the maximum period allowable by law, where there is a reasonable business need to retain such data. You may contact us at info@thinkingactors.co.uk if at any time you would like to see the Personally Identifiable Information we hold about you, or to ask us to correct or update this information, or to ask us to delete it. Please contact us if you have questions or wish to take any action with respect to information to which this Privacy Policy applies (see below for contact information).

 

5. Additional Rights, Rules, And Provisions For European Economic Area Users

If you are the resident of a country in the EEA, you may have additional privacy rights available to you under applicable laws. We will process your requests in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

  • Right not to provide or withdraw consent: you have the right not to provide or withdraw your consent at any time.

  • Right of access: you may have the right to access the Personal Data that you provided Us.

  • Right of erasure: you may have the right to the erasure of Personal Data that we hold about you.

  • Right to object to processing: you may have the right to request that Thinking Actors stop processing your Personal Data and/or to stop sending you marketing communications.

  • Right to rectification: you may have the right to require Thinking Actors to correct any of your Personal Data.

  • The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you feel the above conditions aren’t being met.

  • To make such requests regarding your personal data, please email the customer success team at info@thinkingactors.co.uk with the term ‘privacy’ in the subject line. Please contact us if you have questions or wish to take any action with respect to information to which this Privacy Policy applies (see below for contact information).

  • Thinking Actors provides training, filming, casting and support services for film, television, theatre, commercials and other performing arts productions and individuals. Users located in EEA countries may choose to enter personal data relating to their race or ethnicity, trade union membership, gender and sexual orientation when using the service. This type of information is considered to be a part of the “Special Categories of Personal Data” under Article 9 of the GDPR. By choosing to enter the above categories of personal data on the Thinking Actors service, you are giving explicit consent to the processing of this personal data for purposes referenced in this privacy policy on Thinking Actors.
    Thinking Actors has appointed a Data Protection Officer to oversee all aspects of our privacy and data security policies. If you would like to contact our Data Protection Officer, please send an email to info@thinkingactors.co.uk.

  • In order for users from EEA countries to use Thinking Actors websites, users must accept cookies. Users will be prompted at the beginning of their session to accept cookies. Users may withdraw consent by deleting their cookies from their browser settings at any time.

Updated: November 22nd 2019

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