The technology driving web sites is evolving quickly – much faster than most users’ knowledge of what is going on behind the scenes.

As a matter of course, every web site is constantly collecting information about how its pages are being used. At a basic level, web servers record all activity in log files, while statistical analysis programmes gather aggregated information to help publishers understand how their sites are being used. And when you register with sites your email address and other information you may supply is stored securely for specific reasons, such as sending you newsletters. You should familiarise yourself with the information below considering your rights and how we use personal information.

The East European Film Bulletin (the “EEFB”, “we”) is a not-for-profit association registered and based in France (n°SIREN 537 484 271).

The EEFB is committed to respecting and protecting your personal information.

This policy seeks to inform you about:

  • how and why we collect, process and store your personal information
  • your Rights

This policy applies to all the EEFB’s activities, services, and platforms.

Information we may collect about you:

  • We may collect and process the following information about you: Information you give us such as your first and last name, billing and delivery address, Zip/Postal Code, city, country, email address, diversity monitoring information (anonymously unless stated otherwise), payment card information.
  • Information we collect automatically:
    • Device IDs, IP addresses and other unique identifiers
    • Your activity on our services and platforms such as title selections and browsing history
    • Advertising identifiers, such as those on mobile devices, tablets and streaming media devices and information collected by cookies.

When using our websites and platforms third parties may collect information about you. This can be controlled by adjusting the settings in your internet browsers.

Why we collect and process your personal information

We use your personal data for the following purposes:

  • To process donations
  • To contact you
  • To provide you with our newsletter
  • To prevent, detect and investigate illegal activity such as fraud. The personal information we have collected from you will be shared with fraud prevention agencies who will use it to prevent fraud and money-laundering and to verify your identity. If fraud is detected, you could be refused certain services, finance, or employment.

Your Rights in Personal Information

You can ask us to provide you with all the information that we hold about you, how we use it and why utilising your right to be informed and your right to access. We generally do not share personally identifiable information (such as name, address, email or phone) with other companies.

We do not allow advertising companies to collect data through our service for ad targeting.

Cookies and Internet Advertising Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are commonly stored on your device when you browse and use websites and online services. They are widely used to make websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information and assist with service or advertising personalisation.

Types of cookies

  • First party cookies – these are set by the website you are visiting and they can only be read by that site. When you visit a EEFB website the server checks whether you have JavaScript enabled on your browser software (e.g. Firefox, Internet Explorer) and sets a cookie to store a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ answer. The cookie is set to expire when you close your browser software. JavaScript is a useful programming language which helps make websites more dynamic and interactive. A website should usually work without JavaScript, but the experience might not be as good as intended. EEFB uses JavaScript in a number of ways, and it should be enabled if you want to experience the website’s full functionality.
  • Persistent cookies – these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.
  • Session cookies – these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
  • Third Party Cookies- these are cookies set on your machine by external websites whose services are used on this site. Cookies of this type are the sharing buttons across the site, which allow visitors to share content on social networks. Cookies are currently set by Twitter and Facebook. In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of our website. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on this website. You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see exactly how they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete such information.
  • Analytical cookies – allows us to recognise and to count the number of visitors to our website, to see how visitors move around the website when they are using it and to record which content users view and are interested in. This helps us to determine how frequently particular pages and advertisements are visited and to determine the most popular areas of our website and/or our services. This helps us to improve the service which we offer to you by helping us to make sure our users are finding the information they are looking for, by providing anonymised demographic data to third parties in order to target advertising more appropriately to you, and by tracking the success of advertising campaigns on our website. You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at
  • Strictly necessary cookies — These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for. For those types of cookies that are strictly necessary, no consent is required. These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the Website. Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided.

Refusing and removing cookies – at all times, you may adjust your computer’s web browser settings to refuse all cookies. However, by doing so, you may not be able to use certain features on web sites and, if you wish to use our discussion forums or comment on articles, you will be asked to log in each time you visit.

You can also remove all cookies from your computer – or specific cookies that you wish to remove –by opening your internet browser’s settings and finding the privacy or content settings. The following links give you specific information for removing cookies from certain popular browsers: Internet Explorer Google Chrome Firefox Safari.

Changes to this policy

We will update this policy from time to time in response to changes to legal or regulatory requirements and changes in our activities, services or platforms. The date of the last update will be noted at the bottom of this policy.

Updated July 2019