Golden Globe Foundation

Last Revised: January 30, 2024

1. Who we are

The Golden Globe Foundation (“GGF ”, “we”, “our” or “us”) is a California non-profit organization with a principal place of business located at 650 N Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069. Our mission is to support underrepresented communities in Southern California seeking to thrive in the creative arts and journalism and to fund film preservation and free speech protections worldwide.

2. This Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us, so we’ve developed this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”), which explains how we collect, use, and disclose your personal information when you visit us at (the “Site”). Please take a moment to read through this policy in its entirety. By accessing and using the Site, you consent to this Privacy Policy, including consent to our use and disclosure of personal information about you in the manner described in this Privacy Policy. In addition, you also agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of our Terms of Use.

Our Privacy Policy only applies to information collected on the Site and does not apply to information collected by other means. If you have questions about this Privacy Policy and any of our privacy practices described herein, please refer to the end of this Privacy Policy for information on how to Contact Us.

3. Information We Collect

Information You Provide to Us. When you use our Site we collect personal information that your provide directly to us, such as when you subscribe to our newsletter, request additional information about our organization or apply for a grant, we, or our service providers (acting on our behalf), collect “personal information” (which is information that relates to an identifiable natural person) that you provide to us, such as your first and last name and email address.

Information We Collect from You Automatically. When you use the Site, we will also collect information about your use of the Site and the device you use to access the Site (e.g., your computer, tablet, phone, etc.) such as your IP address and country location, browser information (including browser type, capabilities, and language), operating system, the date and time you accessed the Site, and website usage information, including the paths taken as you move from one webpage to another webpage (i.e., your “click stream” activity).

Information from third parties. We may get information about you from third parties. For example, our vendors and business partners may give us information about you. Social media platforms may also give us information about you.

4. Our Legal Basis for Using Your Information – European and United Kingdom Specific Provision

We rely on the following grounds to collect and process any personal information you may have provided on our Site:

  • Legitimate Business Interests: To notify you about any changes or updates to our Site.
  • Providing You with Services. We need to use your personal information to perform our responsibilities under a contract we have with you (including, for example grant application).
  • User Consent:  If you are a user of our Site, you have supplied or we have collected your email address, and you provided consent, we may send you an email to tell you about our philanthropic efforts, impact and events, solicit your feedback, or keep you up to date with what’s going on with us. 

5. Cookies and Other Technologies

GGF uses cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies to automatically collect and record certain information from the computer, mobile phone, or other device you use to access the Site, including device identifier, technical information about your device, IP address, browser type, browser language, the webpages you request, location information, and the date and time of your request. When we use third-party tools, those third parties may also collect such information.

6. How We Use Your Information

We (and our service providers) will use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To provide the features and functionality of the Site to you.
  • To process your newsletter subscription.
  • To identify you as the sender of, and to process, your emails.
  • To respond to questions and comments.
  • For our internal operations, such as troubleshooting, data analysis, and testing.
  • To protect our company, our website partners, and our business partners.  We also may use this personal information to protect our services, as well as to detect and investigate activities that may be illegal or prohibited (such as cyber-attacks or fraudulent activities).
  • To otherwise detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be illegal.
  • As otherwise described to you in this Privacy Policy, at the point of collection, or pursuant to your consent.

We may anonymize your information (for example by aggregating it with other individuals’ personal information so that it no longer identifies you) and use it for other purposes in anonymized form.

7. How We Share Your Information

We will share your personal information for the following purposes:

  • Business transfers: If a third party acquires all or substantially all of our assets, your personal information, and any other information that we have collected in connection with the Site, will be transferred to such third party as part of our business assets. Also, if any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding is brought by or against us, all such information will be considered part of our assets and may be sold or transferred to third parties.
  • Legal purposes: We will share personal information if we think we have to in order to comply with the law or to protect ourselves or others. For example, we may transfer and disclose information to third parties to comply with a legal obligation; when we believe in good faith that the law requires it; at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation; to verify or enforce our Terms of Use or other applicable policies; to respond to an emergency; or otherwise to protect the rights, property, safety, or security of third parties, visitors to our Site, or the public.
  • Service providers: We use third parties to perform services on our behalf, such as application processing, email delivery, and Site maintenance. These service providers will access your personal information as necessary for them to perform their duties. For example, we will share your grant application with our consultants who assist us in evaluating applications and making recommendations to our employees, board of directors and members.
  • Other Parties With Your Consent: We may share information with third parties when you consent to or direct such sharing.

8. Minors

The Sites are intended for use only by persons who are at least 18 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone whom we know to be under 18 years of age without permission from a parent or guardian. If you are under the age of 18, you may not use the Site unless your parent or guardian has provided us with their consent for your use of these Site.

9. Do Not Track 

We do not currently take actions to respond to Do Not Track signals because a uniform technological standard has not yet been developed. We continue to review new technologies and may adopt a standard once one is created.

10. California Shine the Light

California residents are entitled once a year, free of charge, to request and obtain certain information regarding our disclosure, if any, of personally identifiable information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year (e.g., requests made in 2022 will receive information about 2021 sharing activities). At this time, we do not share personally identifiable information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. However, if we do so in the future, we will give you choices prior to sharing your information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and you have questions about our practices and your choices regarding sharing of information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes, please contact us using the information below.

11. International Transfers

Our operations are based in the United States.  We process the personal information and other information related to you in the United States.  If you are located in another jurisdiction, please know that your information will be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States.  By using this Site and providing us with your personal information, you consent to this transfer, processing and storage of your information in the United States.  Please note that if you are accessing our Site from outside of the United States, the data protection laws in the United States may not be as comprehensive as the laws in your region.

12. Your Individual Rights & Choices

Please note that you always have the right to request that we:

  • Provide you information about how we use your personal information;
  • Give you access to, and a copy of your personal information we hold in our systems;
  • Stop contacting you;
  • Correct, update or delete your personal information in our records;
  • Stop using, and ensure that all of our service providers stop using, some or all of your personal Information; or
  • Note any violations of the Privacy Policy.

To initiate any of these actions please contact us by providing a link filling our out our webform; or following the removal or unsubscribe instructions in the communication that you receive.

Right to Lodge a Complaint.  If you are located in the European Union or the UK, you have the right to lodge a complaint with your local data protection authority about our use of your personal information. A list of data protection authorities can be found here.

13. Data Retention

Your personal information will not be kept for longer than is necessary for the specific purpose for which it was collected.

When we decide how long we will keep your information we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure, why we need it, and any relevant legal requirements (such as legal retention and destruction periods).

The foregoing will, however, not prevent us from retaining any personal information if it is necessary to comply with our legal obligations, in order to file a legal claim or defend ourselves against a legal claim, or for evidential purposes. For more information, contact us using the details below.

14. Third Party Sites, Content, and Resources

Please be aware that when you are using the Sites, you could be directed via links or other means to third-party websites, content, and resources that are not affiliated with the Site or GGF. These third-party websites, content, and resources may send their own cookies to visitors, collect data, and/or solicit and use your personal information in ways different than those set forth in this Privacy Policy. The privacy policies of these third parties may be very different from this Privacy Policy. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of the third-party providers of these other websites, content, and resources and cannot provide you with information regarding the security of any personal information they collect.

15. Security

We will take reasonable steps to protect the security and integrity of your personal information. However, please note that we cannot guarantee that any information transmitted through the Internet, mobile device or stored on our system or otherwise in our care will be absolutely safe from prohibited intrusion by others. We will have no liability for disclosure of your information due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties during or after the transmission or storage of your personal information.

16. Privacy Policy Updates

From time to time, we have the right to modify this Privacy Policy. We’re likely to update this Privacy Policy in the future and when we make changes, we will revise the date at the top of this Privacy Policy. When we make significant changes, will notify you through the Service, such as on our homepage, or via email or other communication. Please come back and check this page from time to time for the latest information on our privacy practices.

17. Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments regarding our privacy practices, you may contact us filling out our webform.