Privacy Policy

PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEB SITE

This Privacy Policy is applicable to the personal information collected, processed, stored and used in connection with www.sonypicturestelevision.com (the "Site"). This Privacy Policy does not apply to personal information collected offline or otherwise outside of the Site, unless specifically stated. The Site is operated by the data controller Sony Pictures Television Inc., 10202 West Washington Blvd., Culver City, California 90232, USA ("SPT", "we", "us", or "our") and provided to designated SPT business partners who have been invited by SPT to access and use the Site ("Business Partner").

SUMMARY OF KEY POINTS

  • We use Personal Information to allow you to participate in the features on the Site, to process your registration, and to provide you with other requested content related to our programs and other offerings. Click here to learn more.
  • We use cookies and other technologies to track the use of our Site. We allow third parties to place such technologies on our Site to allow them to display advertising and for other purposes. To learn about opportunities to choose not to allow cookies, click here.
  • We disclose your Personal Information to third parties when you request or agree to such sharing with business partners or other third parties, when we engage a third party to process data on our behalf, when such sharing is required by law, or in certain other situations. Click here to learn more.
  • This Site may be hosted on web servers in the United States. Your use of the Site constitutes your consent to the transfer of Personal Information to the United States, a jurisdiction that may not provide the same level of data protection as your home country. Click here to learn more.

1. INFORMATION COVERED BY THIS PRIVACY POLICY

Information You Provide

In order to use the Site and the services offered on the Site, the users, agents or representatives acting on behalf of the SPT Business Partner ("User" or "you") must create an account with SPT ("SPT Account"). Creating the SPT Account requires the User to provide the name of the SPT representative who has recommended that the User apply for access ("SPT Referral"), as well as the following personal information associated with the User: First and last name; middle initial; business address, including street, street number, city, state/province (if applicable), postal code, country, and region; phone and fax number, e-mail address; job title; work area, preferred language; name of SPT Business Partner; customer type; reason for accessing the Site; and login name and password ("Personal Information").

Automatic Information Collection

We may use a variety of technologies that automatically or passively collect information about how the Site is accessed and used ("Usage Information"). Usage Information may consist of the following data about your Site visit: Products reviewed, date and time of review, access type (cart or download), number of website hits, type of Internet browser you are using, the type of computer operating system you are using, the domain name of your Internet service provider, as well as, for administrators of the Site only, the following: presentations, presentation titles, saved dates, cover template, language, availability, and private/shared designations. Usage Information is generally non-identifying, but if we associate it with other information so that you can be identified, we treat it as Personal Information.

We also may automatically collect your IP address or other unique identifier for the computer, mobile device, technology or other device (collectively, "Device") you use to access the Site. A unique identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your Device when you access a web site or its servers, and our computers identify your Device by this number ("Device Identifier"). Some mobile service providers may also provide us with the physical location of the Device used to access the Site.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

By using the Site, you consent to our cookies. Cookies are files that web servers place on your Device. The use of cookies on the Site allows you to enjoy more seamless visits and more accurately measures your behavior on the Site. There are two types of cookies that we may use: session and persistent. Session cookies exist only during an online session. They disappear from your Device when you close the browser software. Persistent cookies remain on your Device after the browser has been closed. The cookies used on the Site do not identify you personally. They merely recognize your browser, unless you choose to identify yourself voluntarily. You may choose to identify yourself for any one of the following reasons: by asking the browser to remember your username and password, or by requesting more information on a product or service.

Web beacons (also known as clear gifs) are used in combination with cookies to help website operators understand how you interact with their websites. A web beacon is typically a transparent graphic image (usually 1 pixel x 1 pixel) that is placed on a site or in an email. The use of a clear gif allows the Site to measure your actions in opening the page that contains the clear gif.

How We Use Cookies and Web Beacons

SPT may use cookies and web beacons for a number of purposes, including to:

  • Provide general internal and customer analytics.
  • Study traffic patterns in order to improve website performance, to customize the user experience, and to better match the users' interests and preferences.
  • Keep track of preferences you specify while you are using SPT products or services.
  • Support security measures, such as requiring re-login into the Site after a certain amount of time has elapsed.
  • When you login to the Site, cookies can also be used to save the username so that we can process the saved login information and quickly log you into the product.
  • Assist in identifying possible fraudulent activities.
  • Tell if an email has been opened and acted upon.

Controlling Our Use of Cookies

You may configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

The Adobe Flash Player is an application and web tool that allows rapid development of dynamic content. Flash (and similar applications) use technology to remember settings, preferences and usage similar to browser cookies but these are managed through a different interface than the one provided by your web browser. SPT may employ Adobe Flash cookies in certain situations where we use Flash to provide some content such as video clips or animation. You may access your Flash management tools from Adobe's web site directly. SPT does not use Flash cookies to serve interest-based advertising.

For further information about cookies you can visit www.allaboutcookies.org. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to login or use other interactive features of our Site and features that depend on cookies.

You can visit the Network Advertising Initiative or the Digital Advertising Alliance to see other companies that offer opt outs and to use other tools to manage your opt-out choices.

Third Party's Cookies on this Site

This Site may also use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies, text files that are stored on your Device and allow an analysis of your use of the Site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Site (including the IP address) will be transferred to and stored on a server of Google in the United States of America. Google will use such information, to analyze your use of the Site, to create reports about the web site activities for the operator of the website und to provide further services associate with the use of the website and the internet. Furthermore, Google may transfer such information to third parties, to the extent legally required or if such third parties process the data on behalf of Google. In no event will Google associate your IP address with other information of Google. You may prevent the installation of cookies through your browser settings; please note, however, that in this case not all functionalities of the Site may be available to you. By using this Site, you consent to the processing of your information collected by Google as described above and for the purposes described above.

Google Analytics can be disabled through this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

2. HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

SPT may use the Personal Information collected for the following purposes: (1) process your registration; (2) enable you to visit the Site; (3) enable you to use and receive the services offered on the Site, including e-mail communication informing about the services and products provided by SPT through the Site; (4) contact you with regard to your SPT Account and in connection with any services or products purchased through the Site; (5) tailor content and offers to you according to your preferences relating to business interests; (6) improve and enhance the Site according to your preferences relating to business interests and relating to website usage; and (7) other purposes specifically disclosed to you prior to the collection of your Personal Information or otherwise with your consent. Subject to your consent, we may provide you with marketing materials about other services and products offered by SPT and may share your Personal Information with our affiliated Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. companies for marketing purposes.

3. HOW WE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may share Personal Information with the following parties:

When You Agree To Have Your Personal Information Shared

While on our Site, you may have the opportunity to opt-in to receive information and/or marketing offers from someone else or to otherwise consent to the sharing of your Personal Information with a third party. If you agree to have your Personal Information shared, your Personal Information will be disclosed to the third party and the Personal Information you disclose will be subject to the privacy policy and business practices of that third party.

Third Parties Providing Services on Our Behalf

We may from time to time employ third party service providers to perform functions on our behalf, such as hosting or operating our Site, hosting the Personal Information, executing interactive voice response programs, sending e-mail message communications, and providing data analysis services. For example, your Personal Information will be hosted by us or a service provider in the United States of Amercia. We may provide the Personal Information to such third party service provider in order for them to provide such services to SPT.

Affiliate Sharing and Business Transfers

We may share your Personal Information with other entities affiliated with us for internal reasons, primarily for business and operational purposes. Subject to your explicit consent to receiving marketing materials from SPT affiliated companies, we may share your e-mail address and information on your preferences and interests with such affiliated companies in order for them to provide you with certain marketing and promotional communication. SPT or any of its assets, including the Site, may be sold, or other transactions may occur in which your Personal Information is one of the business assets of the transaction. In such case, your Personal Information may be transferred.

Legal Protections and Other Disclosures

We may transfer and disclose information, including your Personal Information, Usage Information and Device Identifier (including IP address), to third parties: to comply with a legal obligation; when we believe in good faith that the law requires it; at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation; to verify or enforce the Site's Terms of Use or other applicable policies; to respond to an emergency; or otherwise to protect the rights, property, safety, or security of third parties, Users or the public. Pursuant to valid requests by law enforcement agencies, we may also use Device Identifiers to identify users, and may do so in cooperation with copyright owners, Internet service providers, wireless service providers or law enforcement agencies, in our discretion. Such disclosures may be carried out without notice to you. Additionally, SPT may share aggregated information, such as user statistics, with other entities to show general demographic and preference information among Users.

Such recipients as set forth above in the paragraphs of this Section 3 may be located in a country that does not provide the same level of data protection as the country where you reside.

4. LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES AND SERVICES, AND SPT CONTENT FOUND ON OTHER WEB SITES

The Site may contain links that will direct you to other websites or services that are operated and controlled by third parties, or you may find SPT content on such third party websites. We have no control over these third parties, and your use of their websites and features are subject to their privacy policies. SPT is not responsible for the privacy practices or business practices of any third party web site.

5. CONSENT TO TRANSFER

The Site is hosted and operated in the United States of America. Your Personal Information will therefore be transferred to and processed in the United States of America where the privacy laws may not provide an equivalent level of protection to those in your home country. By using the Site, and providing any Personal Information to the Site, all Users, including without limitation Users in the member states of the European Union, fully understand and unambiguously consent to, the transfer of your information to, and its processing in, the United States of America.

6. CONSENT TO E-MAIL NOTIFICATIONS.

You understand that part of the services offered via the Site is providing you with information about the content offered via the Site. By providing your email address in the registration process you consent to the receipt of such content information via email.

You can withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future by contacting us as indicated below.

7. CHOICES

You may opt out of receiving e-mail newsletters by sending an email to SPTB2B@spe.sony.com or following the opt-out instructions provided to you in the e-mail communication. Please note that we reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to your SPT Account or use of the Site in order to perform the requested services for you. These transactional account messages will not be stopped even after you choose to opt-out from marketing communications. In accordance with our routine record keeping, we may delete certain records that contain Personal Information you have submitted through the Site. We are under no obligation to store such Personal Information indefinitely and hereby expressly disclaim any liability arising out of, or related to, the destruction of such Personal Information. In addition, you should be aware that it may not be possible to completely remove or delete all of your Personal Information from our databases in order to effectuate any opt-out preferences you have made and due to technical concerns with data backup and contingency support.

8. CONTACT DETAILS

You may contact us with your questions or comments or if you want to object to the processing and use of your personal information for marketing or market research purposes at: Sony Pictures Television, 10202 West Washington Blvd., Culver City, California 90232, USA; or SPTB2B@spe.sony.com.

9. NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES AND YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE PRIVACY POLICY; PRIVACY QUESTIONS

SPT reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove any portion of the Privacy Policy in whole or in part, at any time. Changes to the Privacy Policy will be effective when posted. You agree to review the Privacy Policy periodically to become aware of any changes. The use of the Site after any changes to the Privacy Policy are posted will be considered acceptance of those changes by you and will constitute your agreement to be bound thereby. If you object to any such changes, your sole recourse will be to stop using the Site.

Effective Date: This Privacy Policy was updated on May 3, 2012 and is effective as of that date.