Privacy Policy

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 admin@naturaltalent.net 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.

When you create an account, you'll be added to our mailing list. This is kept strictly for events and news, though you're welcome to unsubscribe if you wish. We hate spam and so would never wish to spam you - we anticipate no more than one newsletter per week, though this is more likely to be once a month. We operate our mailing list through MailChimp - here's their privacy policy.

Who we share your data with

We don't sell or pass on any user information to third parties outside of this website with one exception -  MailChimp, where your email address and first name is added to our mailing database. If you choose to unsubscribe from the mailing list, MailChimp removes your information from the mailing database in line with their privacy policy, as can be found above in the previous section. We have no need to pass on your details to anyone else and wouldn't dream of doing so without proper justification and agreement.

Visitor comments may be checked through Akismet, an automated spam detection service which is a plugin on the website. This is necessary to prevent automated and spam commenting, ensuring only actual human users are involved in conversations on this website. Akismet is operated by Automattic and details of their privacy policy can be found below in the Cookies section.

When organising events, we may choose to use the services of an event promotion company or app, such as Eventbrite. In such cases, if you choose to attend the event, you would be inputting your details or using an account you may already have with that company or app and so would be subject to their privacy policies. When using other companies or apps, we make this clear and provide you with a link to their privacy policy. Your details would be shared by that company or app with us in line with their privacy policy in order to ensure we know in advance who is attending the event we hold.

Cookies

There are several plugins operating on this site which use cookies. These plugins are operated by Automattic - you can find more details about the services they operate in their privacy policy.

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.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service is operated by Automattic and is subject to their privacy policy, as found above. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Profiles and articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. showreel videos, trailers). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account with and are logged in to that website. For example, if you play a showreel on a user's profile and that showreel is hosted through Vimeo, Vimeo will log that you have played that particular video.

Security

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.

User safety

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 admin@naturaltalent.net.