Privacy Policy

Insight Film Festival Community Interest Company [“Insight Festival”] is committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors. This policy sets out how personal information is treated.


(1) What information do we collect?

Insight Festival may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

(a) Information about your computer and about your visits to, and use of, this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation).

(b) Information that you provide us for the purpose of registering with us (including age, contact details, nationality and other relevant materials).

(c) Information regarding the film you wish to submit to the festival and all related articles to do with your production.

(d) Information that you provide us for the purpose of subscribing to our newsletters, including your email address.

(2) Cookies

(a) A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser that is stored by the browser. The information is sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

(b) Insight Festival may use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on the website. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until you delete them manually or until they reach a specified expiry date when they are deleted automatically.

(c) Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third-party cookies.  For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking in sequence “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy” and then selecting “Block all cookies”, using the sliding selector.  If you choose to block all cookies, however, this will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites you may wish to visit.

(3) Using your personal information

Personal information submitted to Insight Festival via the website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.

Insight Festival may use your personal information to:

(a) Administer your film submission or subscription to our newsletter.

(b) Generate statistics regarding Festival entrants that do not identify specific individuals (for example, the average age of Festival entrants).

(c) Send you general communications regarding Insight Festival.

(d) Send you email notifications that you have requested or agreed to.

(e) Provide third parties with general statistical information about our entrants. This information will not be used to identify any individual user; these third parties are partners or funders of Insight Festival who wish to glean data about the Festival that they support.

(f) Deal with enquiries made by you relating to the website and Insight Festival events.

(g) Publish the titles of the films that win awards as part of the Insight Festival and the given names of those individuals who submit the films.

Where you submit personal information for publication on the website, Insight Festival will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the licence you grant to us.

(4) Disclosures

Insight Festival may disclose information about you to any of our employees, officers, agents or partners insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy.

In addition, Insight Festival may disclose your personal information:

(a) To the extent that we are required to do so by law.

(b) In connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings.

(c) In order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights.

Except as provided in this Privacy Policy, Insight Festival will not provide your information to third parties.

(5) International data transfers

Information that Insight Festival collects may be stored and processed in, and transferred between, any of the countries in which we share partnerships where it is necessary and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Certain personal information that you submit for publication on the website (such as your name or nationality) may be published on the internet (for example, in the case of winning an award) and may be available, via the internet, around the world. Insight Festival cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.

By agreeing to our Privacy Policy you expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.

(6) Security of your personal information

Insight Festival will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and Insight Festival cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

(7) Policy amendments

Insight Festival may update this Privacy Policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

(8) Your rights

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you.  Provision of such information will be subject to the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity. We may withhold such personal information to the extent permitted by law.

You may instruct us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes by email at any time.  In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.

(9) Third party websites

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third-party websites.

(10) Updating information

Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

(11) Contact

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our treatment of your personal information, please write to us by email to or by post to Insight Film Festival, 335 Stretford Road, Manchester M15 5ZA.