At POWSTER, we're committed to keeping your personal information safe and secure, and handling it in accordance with applicable data protection laws. This Policy contains important information and we ask that you read it carefully. In this Policy, you can find more about:
POWSTER provides a digital advertising API technology that allows advertising sellers (publishers) of advertising inventory to serve Ads that contain relevant film, cinema and showtimes information based on an end-viewers location.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file containing small amounts of information which is downloaded to/stored on your computer (or other internet enabled devices, such as a smartphone or tablet) when you visit a website.
What cookies do we use?
The “Nearest Showtimes API” does not make use of or drop any cookie based technology when used.
Opting Out of Cookies
You can reject or accept cookies from a Platform that utilizes POWSTER’s Nearest Showtimes service at any time by activating settings on your browser. The "Help" section of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your device from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies you may experience reduced functionality. Further information may be found at www.allaboutcookies.org.
Information We Collect
When you visit an experience that uses the Nearest Showtimes service, we automatically process certain information about you and your device (“User Information“) using standard geo coding technology. This information may identify a particular computer or device, and is considered “personal data”.
If you visit or use an experience that is powered by the Nearest Showtimes API, we process the following personal information from you:
- IP Address
We will use this personal information to:
- Estimate your location to city level
- Return relevant film, cinema and showtimes information based on your location
We do not process any other types of data as part of the Nearest Showtimes API.
Information Retention & Sharing
The Nearest Showtimes service does not log, store or record personal information, only processes it.
Sharing User Information
We do not share personal information processed through the use of the Nearest Showtimes service.
Information Our Customers and Vendors Collect
Our clients, our vendors, and our clients’ vendors, who use our technology may use their own tags, pixels, cookies, or other similar technology (or those of their other affiliates) within their advertisements and on certain websites. We are not responsible for our clients, vendors and/or our clients’ vendors use of such tracking technologies or for their privacy practices.
Protecting Your Information
We have adopted appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices, technical, organisational and security measures designed to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of the personal information that users share with us. For example, such measures include:
- Using secure communication channels such as SSL ("secure sockets layer") for transmitting data that is sent to us. SSL is an industry standard encryption protocol used to protect online transaction channels.
Your Legal Rights
Subject to certain exemptions, and in some cases dependent upon the processing activity we are undertaking, you have certain rights in relation to your personal information.
Legal rights for residents of the European Economic Area
If you are a resident of the European Economic, under European law you have the following rights in relation to your personal information (click on the links below to learn more about each right you may have):
- To access personal information
- To rectify / erase personal information
- To restrict the processing of your personal information
- To transfer your personal information
- To object to the processing of personal information
- To object to how we use your personal information for direct marketing purposes
- To obtain a copy of personal information safeguards used for transfers outside your jurisdiction
- To lodge a complaint with your local supervisory authority
If you wish to access any of the above-mentioned rights, we may ask you for additional information to confirm your identity and for security purposes, in particular before disclosing personal information to you. We reserve the right to charge a fee where permitted by law, for instance, if your request is manifestly unfounded or excessive.
You can exercise your rights by Contacting Us. Subject to legal and other permissible considerations, we will make every reasonable effort to honour your request promptly or inform you if we require further information in order to fulfil your request.
We may not always be able to fully address your request, for example, if it would impact the duty of confidentiality we owe to others, or if we are legally entitled to deal with the request in a different way.
Right to access personal information
You have a right to request that we provide you with a copy of your personal information that we hold and you have the right to be informed of: (a) the source of your personal information; (b) the purposes, legal basis and methods of processing; (c) the data controller’s identity; and (d) the entities or categories of entities to whom your personal information may be transferred.
Right to rectify or erase personal information
You have a right to request that we rectify inaccurate personal information. We may seek to verify the accuracy of the personal information before rectifying it.
You can also request that we erase your personal information in limited circumstances where:
- it is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was collected; or
- you have withdrawn your consent (where the data processing was based on consent); or
- following a successful right to object (see Right to object); or
- it has been processed unlawfully; or
- to comply with a legal obligation to which POWSTER is subject.
We are not required to comply with your request to erase personal information if the processing of your personal information is necessary:
- for compliance with a legal obligation; or
- for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
Right to restrict the processing of your personal information
You can ask us to restrict your personal information, but only where:
- its accuracy is contested, to allow us to verify its accuracy; or
- the processing is unlawful, but you do not want it erased; or
- it is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was collected, but we still need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or
- you have exercised the right to object, and verification of overriding grounds is pending.
We can continue to use your personal information following a request for restriction, where:
- we have your consent; or
- to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or
- to protect the rights of another natural or legal person.
Right to transfer your personal information
You can ask us to provide your personal information to you in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format, or you can ask to have it transferred directly to another data controller, but in each case only where:
- the processing is based on your consent or on the performance of a contract with you; and
- the processing is carried out by automated means.
Right to object to the processing of your personal information
You can object to any processing of your personal information which has our legitimate interests as its legal basis, if you believe your fundamental rights and freedoms outweigh our legitimate interests.
If you raise an objection, we have an opportunity to demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate interests which override your rights and freedoms.
Right to object to how we use your personal information for direct marketing purposes
- You can request that we change the manner in which we contact you for marketing purposes.
- You can request that we not transfer your personal information to unaffiliated third parties for the purposes of direct marketing or any other purposes.
Right to obtain a copy of personal information safeguards used for transfers outside your jurisdiction
You can ask to obtain a copy of, or reference to, the safeguards under which your personal information is transferred outside of the European Union.
We may redact data transfer agreements to protect commercial terms.
Right to lodge a complaint with your local supervisory authority
- You have a right to lodge a complaint with your local supervisory authority if you have concerns about how we are processing your personal information.
- We ask that you please attempt to resolve any issues with us first, although you have a right to contact your supervisory authority at any time.
Legal rights for California residents
California residents have certain privacy rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, also known as the CCPA. The CCPA requires additional disclosures regarding any collection, disclosure, or sale of personal information, which are detailed below.
Notice of Collection.
In the past 12 months, we have collected Identifiers, as defined in the CCPA. Specifically, we have collected IP addresses as described above in the Information We Collect section of this policy.
We collect and use this personal information for the business purposes described in the same section, including to provide and manage our API. POWSTER does not store the personal information processed through the Nearest Showtimes API.
POWSTER does not sell (as that term is defined in the CCPA) the personal information we collect (and will not sell it without providing a right to opt out). We do not knowingly collect nor sell personal information from minors. We do not share the personal information we do collect through the Nearest Showtimes API. Please review the Information Retention and Sharing section above for more detail.
Right to Non-Discrimination.
You have the right not to receive discriminatory treatment by us for the exercise of any of your rights.
Shine the Light.
California’s “Shine the Light” law permits residents of California to request certain details about how certain types of their information are shared with third parties and, in some cases, affiliates, for those third parties’ and affiliates’ own direct marketing purposes. POWSTER does not share personal information as defined by California’s “Shine the Light” law and collected through the Nearest Showtimes API with third parties and/or affiliates for those third parties’ and affiliates’ own direct marketing purposes.
Legal rights for Nevada residents
Nevada consumers may submit requests directing the business not to sell certain kinds of personal information that the business has collected or will collect about the consumer. A sale under Nevada law is the exchange of personal information for monetary consideration by the business to a third party for the third party to license or sell the personal information to other third parties. POWSTER does not sell personal information collected through the Nearest Showtimes API. If you are a Nevada consumer and wish to submit a request relating to our compliance with Nevada law, please contact us as at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legal rights in other jurisdictions
Residents in other jurisdictions may also have similar rights to the above. Please contact us if you would like to exercise one of these rights, and we will comply with any request to the extent required under applicable law.
POWSTER may update this Policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page and where necessary, by any other means required by applicable law. We encourage you to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we may use and protect the personal information we collect.
Our Head of Information Security and Compliance has ultimate responsibility for making sure that POWSTER Policy and any applicable laws are complied with. Our Head of Information Security and Compliance can be contacted by emailing: email@example.com.
If you have any questions, concerns or complaints regarding our compliance with this Policy, the information we hold about you or if you wish to exercise your rights, we encourage you to first contact us. We will investigate and attempt to resolve complaints and disputes and make every reasonable effort to honour your wish to exercise your rights as quickly as possible and in any event, within the timescales provided by data protection laws.
You have a right to lodge a complaint with your local data protection supervisory authority (i.e. your place of habitual residence, place or work or place of alleged infringement), which in the UK is the Information Commissioner's Office at any time. We ask that you please attempt to resolve any issues with us before your local supervisory authority.