Privacy Policy

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood is a California non profit organization established over thirty five years ago to promote and encourage the art and craft of animation. To achieve this purpose, ASIFA-Hollywood is dedicated to striving for the following goals:

1. Special Note for Parents and Legal Guardians.
It is ASIFA-Hollywood’s intention to adhere to the requirements of the Childrens’ Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”) and the Childrens’ Advertising Review Unit (“CARU”) guidelines in its website. Children are not the primary focus of ASIFA-Hollywood, but since ASIFA-Hollywood deals with animation, we are aware that children may visit our website, and therefore we choose to adhere to the programs described above.

ASIFA-Hollywood generally does not collect any personally identifiable information from children aged 13 and under, except for email addresses which are used one time only and then are deleted.

This website is operated by ASIFA-Hollywood, Inc., a California non-profit corporation with offices at 2114 Burbank Boulevard, Burbank, California 91506-1232, telephone (818) 842-8330.

The only personally identifiable information which may be collected by ASIFA-Hollywood from a child aged 13 and under from this website would be in a membership application, which would seek the name, address and telephone number and email address.

If your child under the age of 13 wishes to join ASIFA-Hollywood as an associate member, you have the option to agree to ASIFA-Hollywood collecting his or her name, address, telephone number and email address, but not permit the disclosure of any of this information to third parties.  You may elect this option by calling option by calling ASIFA-Hollywood at (818) 842-8330 and leaving a message for Mr. William Turner and leaving a name and a number at which Mr. Turner can return your call.

You may review the child’s personal information, ask to have it deleted, and refuse to allow any further collection or use of the child’s information.  You may elect this option by calling option by calling ASIFA-Hollywood at (818) 842-8330 and leaving a message for Mr. William Turner and leaving a name and a number at which Mr. Turner can return your call.


2.  Does ASIFA-Hollywood Collect Any Personally Identifiable Information?
Except when you join ASIFA-Hollywood, or when, as a professional member, you are applying for voting certification for the ANNIES™ in a particular category, we do not collect member’s personally identifiable information.  In connection with membership, the information collected includes names, and addresses and telephone numbers.  This data is shared with the studios and production companies solely for the purpose of enabling the studios and production companies to send DVD’s for screening to our members for the studios and/or production companies’ shows.  When a member applies to be a voter in an ANNIE™ category, the information submitted will generally involve the member’s professional experience, credits and other data submitted in the discretion of the applying member in support of the applicant’s expertise.  Such information is shared only with ASIFA-Hollywood Board of Directors. Otherwise ASIFA-Hollywood does not collect personal identifiable information.

Credit card transactions are not handled by ASIFA-Hollywood.  ASIFA-Hollywood refers them to Paypal, and we do not have access to the credit card information received by Paypal.

3.  What Do We Do With the Information?
Our primary use of the information that we do collect is to fulfill your request(s) for information.

We also use the information that we collect to communicate with you.

We sometimes use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our site.  We may also use this information in the aggregate to analyze site usage.

We will disclose information when required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena.  We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency’s request.

Agents and contractors of ASIFA-Hollywood who have access to personally identifiable information are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this privacy notice, by, for example, not using the information for any purpose other than a purpose approved in this notice.

Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information that we collect we never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Notice.  Inadvertent disclosures may result, for example, when third parties misrepresent their identities in asking this site for access for personally identifiable information about themselves for purposes of correcting possible factual errors in the data.  Studios and production companies who rightfully obtain personal information about members in order to send screening information and/or materials could misuse the information.

4.  Cookies.
We use only session I.D. cookies.  We use these session I.D. cookies for log-in information only, and they expire after each session.

Cookies are text files we place in your computer’s browser to store your data.  Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your email address or other personally identifiable information unless you chose to provide this information to us by, for example, joining ASIFA-Hollywood.

We may also use small pieces of code called “web beacons” or “clear gifs” to collect anonymous and aggregate metrics such as counting page views, section views or responses.  These “web beacons” may be used to deliver cookies that conform to our cookie policy.

5.  Our Commitment to Security.
We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security and correctly use the information we collect on line.

6.  How to Contact Us.
If you have any questions or concerns about these ASIFA-Hollywood online privacy policy for this site or its implementation, please contact us at the following address:  ASIFA-Hollywood, 2114 West Burbank Boulevard, Burbank, California 91506-1232, (818) 842-8330.  Mr. William Turner is the ASIFA-Hollywood Secretary and Director who is tasked with responding to contacts concerning the privacy policy.

Note, pursuant to California law, California residents have a right to receive once per year information concerning the third parties with whom ASIFA-Hollywood has shared any information.

To meet these objectives, ASIFA-Hollywood sponsors the following programs and projects:

Since 1972, ASIFA-Hollywood has hosted an annual awards ceremony to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the art of animation. Originally designed to honor the lifetime achievements of legendary veterans of the field, the Annie Awards now recognizes the year’s best animated productions and outstanding individual achievements in the field of animation. Qualified members participate in the nomination process and final voting. The Annie Awards are regarded as animation’s highest honor, and the ceremony is one of ASIFA-Hollywood’s most prestigious and elegant events.

At its facility in Burbank, California, ASIFA-Hollywood is building an archive, museum, and library devoted to the art of animation. Volunteers are hard at work digitizing artwork, cartoons and other educational material for inclusion into a digital animation database for the use of artists, scholars and students. Plans are underway to syndicate the collection to universities, libraries and museums around the world.

Prior to 1950, motion pictures were printed on unstable, flammable nitrate film stock that decomposed over time, placing many early animated films in danger of being lost forever. Through the Animation Preservation Project, ASIFA-Hollywood seeks out and rescues endangered cartoons, and raises funds to preserve them on safety film stock.

The Animation Educator’s Forum is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of animation through education. Our members, with their diverse backgrounds in both the animation and educational fields, are focused on extending their knowledge and experience to others within the burgeoning animation community, worldwide.

Throughout the year members are invited to special screenings of the latest animated features often with an informative Q & A with the filmmakers. There are also frequent panel discussions and screenings celebrating past animation classics as well as educational symposiums aimed at both the student and the professional.