Who we are
Natural Talent is operated by Wild Films Ltd with the purpose of providing a free network for those working in or studying Natural History filmmaking. Admin for Natural Talent can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org should any support be required.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
There's several pieces of personal data we require in order to build user profiles on Natural Talent. This includes, but is not limited to, your full name, email address, job role, and other pertinent details. We ensure users have the option to display contact details on their profile or to keep them private, though data such as your name and job role is automatically displayed on your profile in order to help connect you with other users. The purpose of this site is to assist in building connections which may lead to working together, so it's important for other users to know if you're a sound recordist, camera assistant or producer, for example.
All users can see, edit, or delete their own personal information at any time, with the exception that usernames cannot be changed. Website administrators are also able to view and edit other user's information. Users can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Users are also able to upload images to their profile - these are and always will be the property of the user/copyright holder. You do not transfer any rights to us when you upload your images, so there's no need to worry there. We would advise that users upload images to the website without embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included, as visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images with this embedded information. We may ask to feature your photographs - for example, if we conduct an interview with you remotely or feature some of your news for the network, however permission will always be sought and the images will be correctly credited to the user/copyright holder. After all, we're filmmakers ourselves and so understand how frustrating it can be when these things happen without permission or proper credit.
Who we share your data with
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after one day.
We keep our site secure with an SSL security certificate, so you can be sure that your personal data is safe and secure - if you're ever unsure, double check the URL bar in your browser to see if there's a padlock showing. In the event of a security breach being detected, we will notify users and employ a specialist web security expert to identify the breach and re-establish the security of the site as swiftly as possible. Users can assist in protecting your personal data by ensuring you use a unique, hard to guess password and keeping this safe. Any users found attempting to breach the security of this website or access other user's details through manipulation of our security systems will be removed and banned from creating another account.
We want this to be a safe place for users to find work, meet other crew members and progress their careers. Abuse, discrimination or negative targeting of any kind will not be tolerated and users who are found to be in breach will receive a warning about their conduct. Only one warning will be given, and so if a user continues to behave abusively after receiving a warning, they will be removed from the site. While we would love to ensure everything is picked up and dealt with ourselves, we can't always be on the site to ensure discussions are civil and respectful. If you spot a user who is abusive in any manner, please report it to us at email@example.com.