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Privacy Policy for Telescope Film

Who we are

Telescope Film promotes American viewership of international film through its website and marketing services. We are based in Brooklyn, New York.

Our website address is, which is hosted on Amazon Web Services.

Telescope Film Website DMCA Policy

Reporting Claims of Copyright Infringement

We take claims of copyright infringement seriously. We will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with applicable law. If you believe any materials accessible on or from this site (the “Website“) infringe your copyright, you may request removal of those materials (or access to them) from the Website by submitting written notification to our copyright agent designated below. In accordance with the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512) (“DMCA“), the written notice (the “DMCA Notice“) must include substantially the following:

Our address to receive DMCA Notices is:

Justine Barda
250 Ashland Place, #46-G
Brooklyn, NY 11217

If you fail to comply with all of the requirements of Section 512(c)(3) of the DMCA, your DMCA Notice may not be effective.

Please be aware that if you knowingly materially misrepresent that material or activity on the Website is infringing your copyright, you may be held liable for damages (including costs and attorneys fees) under Section 512(f) of the DCMA.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

User Profiles

We store all the data shown on a user's account settings page, which includes demographic data, viewing preferences, films, and user-uploaded images.

Comments and Ratings

When users leave comments and ratings on the site, we collect the data shown in the comment form, the user's id number, the time the comment was made, as well as the IP address of the device used to leave the comment, in order to aggregate location activity.


If a user uploads images to the website, we recommend choosing images without embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Contact-form data is not stored in our database, but translated directly into an email and sent to our administrators.


When a user logs in, we set up several cookies to save login information, in order to enable access to the user's account and watchlists, as well as the ability to comment on and rate films. Login cookies last one year; however if a user logs out, the login cookies will be removed immediately. See also Analytics.


We use Google Analytics to montor website traffic and activity. The analytics software sets up its own cookie as soon as someone opens our website.

Who we share user data with

No one. We do anonymously aggregate user activity in order to share with film-promotion and film-distribution entities. We may also share those metrics with streaming (VOD) platforms.

How long we retain user data

For users who register on our website, we store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their user ID). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

If a user rates or comments on a film, the comment/rating and its metadata are retained indefinitely.

What rights users have over their data

Users who have an account on this site, or have left comments, can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold, including any data they have provided to us. They can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about them. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send user data


Your contact information

The only potentially sensitive data we store is a user's login information (username and password) if that user has created an account. We also store a user's email address if that user subscribes to our newsletter.