EFFECTIVE DATE: June 5, 2021.

Next Generation Indie Film Awards Foundation (“Next Generation”, “us”, “we”) recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of any personal information we collect. We appreciate that you trust us with your information and we intend to always keep that trust. This starts with making sure you understand the information we collect, why we collect it and how it is used. 


Capitalized terms used and not defined in this Privacy Policy have the meanings ascribed to such terms in Next Generation’s Terms of Use (“Terms”).

1. Where This Privacy Policy Applies

This Privacy Policy applies to all of Next Generation’s Services. By using the Services, you are agreeing to the terms of this Privacy Policy and the accompanying Terms. 

This Privacy Policy also applies to the processing of your personal information by third parties with whom Next Generation shares your personal information. This Privacy Policy does not apply to business activities of third parties who collect personal information directly from you.

2. Information We Collect

Information you give us

You choose to give us certain information when using our Services. This includes:

  • When you submit a Film to our Awards Program, you provide us with basic information such as your name and email address. You also have the option to provide us with your home address and links to your social media accounts.
  • When you submit a payment to us, you provide us or our payment service provider with information, such as your debit or credit card number or other financial information.
  • When you subscribe to our newsletter, you provide us with your name and email address.
  • If you contact us through indiefilmawards.co (the “Website”), we collect the information you give us during the interaction. Sometimes, we monitor or record these interactions for training purposes and to ensure a high quality of service.
  • We may collect virtually any information which is disclosed to us in a Film submitted to our Awards Program.
  • When you purchase or are gifted a ticket to one of our Events, you provide us with your name and email address. 

Information we receive from others

In addition to the information you provide us directly, we receive information about you from others, including:

  • Other Users Other users may provide information about you as they use our Services. For instance, when other users or organizations submit a Film to our Awards Program, they may disclose your name and a brief description of your involvement in the creation of the Film. 
  • Other Partners We may receive info about you from our partners, for instance when you submit a Film to us through a partner’s website or when Next Generation ads are published on a partner’s websites and platforms (in which case they may pass along details on a campaign’s success). 

Information collected when you use our Services

When you use our Services, we collect information about which features you use, how you use them and the devices you use to access our Services. See below for more details: 

  • Usage Information We collect information about your activity on our Services, for instance how you use them (e.g., date and time you logged in, features you use, searches, clicks and pages which have been shown to you, referring webpage address, advertising that you click on). 
  • Device information We collect information from and about the device(s) you use to access our Services, including:
    • hardware and software information such as IP address, device ID and type, device-specific settings and characteristics, advertising IDs (such as Google’s AAID and Apple’s IDFA, both of which are randomly generated numbers that you can reset by going into your device’ settings), browser type, version and language, operating system, time zones, identifiers associated with cookies or other technologies that may uniquely identify your device or browser (e.g., IMEI/UDID and MAC address); and
    • information on your wireless and mobile network connection, like your service provider and signal strength.

3. Cookies and Other Similar Data Collection Technologies

We use and may allow others to use cookies and similar technologies (e.g., web beacons, pixels) to recognize you and/or your device(s). We use this information to authenticate you, remember your preferences and settings, analyze site traffic and trends, deliver and measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns, and allow you to use other features. 

Some web browsers (including Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome) have a “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) feature that tells a website that a user does not want to have his or her online activity tracked. If a website that responds to a DNT signal receives a DNT signal, the browser can block that website from collecting certain information about the browser’s user. Moreover, not all browsers offer a DNT option and DNT signals are not yet uniform.

4. How We Use Information 

To administer our Awards Program and provide our Services to you

  • Manage your submissions
  • Provide you with customer support and respond to your requests