SonyPicturesStudios.com
PRIVACY STATEMENT

PLEASE READ.  YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING PRIVACY POLICY STATEMENT AND THE TERMS OF SERVICE.

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This Web site, located at www.sonypicturesstudios.com (the “Site”), is a business-to-business site owned by Sony Pictures Studios Inc. (“SPSI” or “we”) and operated by SPSI and/or its affiliated companies within the United States of America.  This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) applies to information that you provide to us in connection with the services offered by SPSI (collectively, and as further defined in the Terms of Service, the “Services”).  Some Services described in this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Service may not be available through the Site. 

This Privacy Policy is intended to provide you notice of our information management practices, including the types of information gathered, how it is used and safeguarded, and the degree to which you may control the maintenance and sharing of your information.  Your use of this Site or any Service offered by SPSI constitutes acceptance of this Privacy Policy and any other applicable terms.  This Privacy Policy is part of the Terms of Service for this Site.

Personally Identifiable Information That We Collect
We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting personally identifiable information that you provide. 

We will only collect personally identifiable information from you if you mail, email, fax, or phone us. In order to transact business with you, we may ask you for personally identifiable information such as your name, address, phone numbers, credit card number, and email address. Occasionally, trade associations provide us with information on their members. If we receive information in this fashion, we may use it once to ask members if they are interested in being on our mailing list (including email). You will always have the option of being removed from our list. 

Non-Personally Identifiable Information That We Collect

We may automatically collect certain non-personally identifiable information about your use of the Site.  We might collect, among other things, information concerning the type of Internet browser or computer operating system you are using, the domain name of your Internet service provider, your “click path” through the Site, or, if applicable, your “click-through” from an e-mail, the Web site or advertisement that was linked to or from the Site when you visited, and your IP address.  To do this, we may use cookies and other technology (see below).  Your use of the Site and information provided through these technologies, will be anonymous. 

Cookies and Related Technology

The Site may contain “cookies,” clear gifs (also known as web beacons or web bugs), or similar technology.  A cookie is a piece of data that is sent to your browser, which will store the cookie on your computer if your browser is enabled to accept cookies.  Clear gifs assist in the delivery of cookies and the collection of non-personally identifiable information, such as “click path” and other data as described above.

We use cookies, clear gifs, frames, server log analysis and other technologies as they are developed to customize your experience with our Site and Services.  Most Internet browsers will allow you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block acceptance of cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored.  You should refer to your browser instructions or “Help” screen to learn more about how to manage cookies.  Please note, however, that if you block cookies, some portions of the Site may not function properly.

We do not control cookies in third party ads, and visitors are encouraged to check the privacy policies of advertisers and/or ad services to learn about their use of cookies and other technology.  The ads appearing on our Web sites may be delivered to you by third-party advertising companies.  Our Privacy Policy does not cover the use of information collected from you by third party ad servers.  These companies may use information (not including your name, address, e-mail address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements on this site and other sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you.  If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please click here http://www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp

Use, Disclosure, and Sharing of Information Collected

Non-Personally Identifiable Information

From time to time, we may share with third parties aggregate, non-personally identifiable user information to show general demographic and preference information among users of the Site.

Personally Identifiable Information

If you provide us with personally identifiable information in connection with a transaction, your information will only be used for purposes of fulfilling that transaction and any follow-up resulting from it.  We will take all reasonable and appropriate steps to protect your information from unauthorized disclosure. 

SPSI may work with its affiliated companies, including Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., in order to provide portions of the Site and some Services.  If we need to share your personal information with an affiliate in order to provide a Service that you have requested, our affiliated company will handle your personally identifiable information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. 

As stated in the Terms of Service, you will be deemed to have consented to the disclosure to, and use by, a subsequent owner or operator of the Site or any SPSI Services, of any information about you contained in any applicable SPSI database and/or physical files, if SPSI assigns its rights and obligations regarding such information in connection with a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or substantially all of SPSI’s assets, or in connection with a merger, acquisition or sale of all or substantially all of the assets related to the Site or Services to a subsequent owner or operator.  In the event of such a merger, acquisition, or sale, your continued use of the site or any related Service signifies your agreement to be bound by the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy of the Site’s or Service’s subsequent owner or operator.

We will not share, sell, rent, or disclose any personally identifiable information that we have collected from you except as stated herein, or in the following instances:  1) we have been given your consent to disclose; 2) we have previously informed you of the disclosure, including by means of our Privacy Policy, the Site, or through the Service where you provided your information; 3) we are required by law, legal process, or court order to disclose; 4) disclosure is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may cause or be causing harm to, or interference with, the rights or property of SPSI or anyone else; or 5) to respond to an inquiry, request or complaint that you have made.  SPSI may also use IP addresses in cooperation with Internet service providers to identify users if we deem it necessary to comply with law, to enforce compliance with this Privacy Policy or our Terms of Service, or to protect our Site, customers, or others.

Our Commitment to Data Security

While we takes reasonable and appropriate precautions to protect your personally identifiable information from unauthorized disclosure and to prevent possible security breaches in our Web sites, Services, and customer databases, no Web site, Internet transmission, computer system, phone or wireless connection is completely secure.  Consequently, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized access, hacking, data loss, or other breaches will never occur.  Your use of the Site and Services is at your own risk. 

Whenever you give us sensitive or confidential information (for example, credit card numbers for purchases), we will take commercially reasonable steps to protect that information.  Unless otherwise specified at the time of purchase, we use credit card numbers only for payment processing and do not retain them for marketing purposes. 

Hyperlinks To and From Other Sites

Our Site may frame, and/or contain links to, or advertisements about, other Web sites.  Other sites may also reference, advertise, or link to our Site.  We does not endorse or sponsor other Web sites, are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other sites, expressly disclaim any statements or assertions made on such Web sites, and deny all liability associated with your use of, and the content of, such other sites and advertisements.

Consent to Processing in the United States

By providing any personally identifiable information to us, all users, including, without limitation, users in the member states of the European Union, fully understand and unambiguously consent to this Privacy Policy and to the collection, storage, and processing of such information in the United States of America. 

Contact Us Regarding Privacy

We are dedicated to protecting your personally identifiable information and welcomes comments and questions on this Privacy Policy.  You may e-mail your questions or comments to wps_privacy_policy@spe.sony.com

Notification of Changes

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service at any time.   In case of any material change to the Privacy Policy, we will replace the “Privacy Policy” link on the home page of the affected site(s) with a link entitled “Updated Privacy Policy” for no less than 30 days.  All changes to the Privacy Policy and/or Terms of Service will be effective when posted, and your continued use of our Site or any Service after the posting will constitute acceptance of, and agreement to be bound by, those changes.

Effective Date:  June 16, 2006