Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

The web site is maintained by Edinburgh International Film festival, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ.

We can be reached by e-mail at

What follows is an outline of our policy on the information that is naturally compiled by our server when you come to There is nothing bad in the small print below. We just have to put it up so you can know that whatever personal information you give us will be used only by us. We will not sell, or distribute any information to anyone, so your involvement with will be entirely spam-free.’s use of information provided by you: We respect your privacy. No-one to do with will violate it.

Any information collected at this site is entirely confidential and will not be distributed, disclosed or traded with anyone.

It is our concern that you know that we treat any information you give us with the utmost care, and that it will not be used for anything that you have not consented to. does not collect ‘personally identifying information’ about individuals except when specifically and knowingly provided by such individuals. In other words, there is no way for us to go into your user profile and extract details about you. At all.

The only information we gather is either:

– when contacting us. The only details we see are your name and email address.
– when you submit an application; only the details you give us are collected.

The only details we have, in other words, are those you choose to supply us with at the time of contacting us or applying. And then it is only us who have access to it, and we only use the data to provide you with the services you have asked for.

To further emphasise this, all data is collected lawfully and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

If you do decide to give us ‘personally identifying information’ (in other words, if you subscribe to, or if you buy from your ‘personally identifying information’ will not be sold, rented or distributed to any other party.

(Un)Solicited emails

We will not send you e-mail unless you have first given your consent, by signing up to the mailing list. You will receive a confirmation email with any order you place, but we will never place you on any of our mailing lists after you have made an order, nor do we use the data collected in the ordering process.

To enable you to receive automatic notification of updates to – for example if you are a subscriber and wish to receive newsletters – your ‘personally identifying information’ will be used by us to provide this service.

Full unsubscribe details will be include in every email we send you.

While your ‘personally identifying information’ is protected as outlined above, we sometimes collect what is legally referred to as ‘anonymous aggregated data’ – in other words information that relates simply to you as a generic person and not an indivdual – for statistical purposes. This information is analysed by us to create profiles for the separate parts of the site, but contains no ‘personally identifying information’. We also do not link this information with visitors to the site.

We do this because we like to know what parts of our site are visited often, those which are not, and which are the most popular. This information means that we can improve the site and concentrate on making sure that you enjoy it. Almost every website monitors its visitors in such a way, and we just want to make sure you know where you stand with us.

In other words, your information is safe with us.