The IOFF and your privacy

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to and International Ocean Film Festival and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to International Ocean Film Festival include and IOFF. The IOFF website is a nonprofit site. By using the IOFF website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.


Collection of your personal Information

IOFF may collect personally identifiable information, such as your:

  • Name
  • E-mail address
  • Street address

IOFF may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Geographic location
  • Income and ethnicity (through voluntary survey only – these questions are optional)

We may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

The IOFF encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from the IOFF so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. The IOFF is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the IOFF website.

Use of your personal information

The IOFF collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the information and services you have requested.

The IOFF may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other services or events available from the IOFF and its affiliates. The IOFF may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of the festival and related services or of potential new services or events that may be offered.

The IOFF does not sell, rent or lease its mailing lists to third parties.

The IOFF may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. The IOFF may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to the IOFF, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

The IOFF may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within the IOFF, in order to determine what IOFF services and events are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within the IOFF to visitors whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

The IOFF will only disclose your personal information without notice if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on the IOFF or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of the IOFF; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the IOFF, or the public.


Automatically collected information



Use of cookies

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by the IOFF. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the IOFF website.


The IOFF website may use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize IOFF pages, or register to receive the IOFF newsletter, a cookie helps IOFF to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as your email address. When you return to the same IOFF website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the IOFF features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the IOFF services or websites you visit. 

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Changes to this Statement


Contact information

IOFF does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of 13, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website. 

We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt out of receiving announcements of certain information. Users may opt out of receiving any or all communications from the IOFF by contacting us here:

- Email:
- Phone: 415.561.6251


The IOFF will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect feedback from visitors, donors, or organizations. The IOFF encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how the IOFF is protecting your information. 


The IOFF welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that the IOFF has not adhered to this Statement, please contact us at:

International Ocean Film Festival
1007 General Kennedy Avenue, Suite 205
Thoreau Center for Sustainability, The Presidio
San Francisco, California 94129

Email address:

Telephone number: 415-561-6251

This Statement is effective as of August 1, 2017.