Privacy statement

The Liège International Comedy Film Festival (FIFCL) hereby commits to ensuring that the collection of data and the processing of the collected data through the www.fifcl.be website shall comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The various forms generated on the website only ask for necessary personal data and specify:

  • the purposes for which the data is collected;
  • the data that is mandatory for processing your order;
  • who shall be able to access this data.

Personal data collected as a part of the services offered on the www.fifcl.be website shall be processed using secure protocols.

Data Rights

In compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), users shall have the following rights with respect to user data collected by the Liège International Comedy Film Festival (FIFCL):

  • Right of access
  • Right to rectification
  • Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)
  • Right of restriction
  • Right to data portability

For any queries regarding these rights, users may contact the Liège International Comedy Film Festival (FIFCL) by email at info@fifcl.be with their query, or by using the contact form.

The Liège International Comedy Film Festival (FIFCL) shall respond to the request made in relation to the rights listed above within one calendar month of receiving the request.
If the Liège International Comedy Film Festival (FIFCL) receives a large volume of requests, or receives complex requests, the response time may be extended by a maximum of 2 additional months.
For security reasons, the Liège International Comedy Film Festival (FIFCL) shall verify the identity of the person submitting the request for each request relating to his/her rights. In order to do this, the individual in question shall be asked to perform one of the following two actions:

  • Send a copy of an official document (identity card, passport, etc.) and a copy of a utility bill (telephone, electricity, etc.) clearly stating the individual’s name and address.
  • Contact the Liège International Comedy Film Festival (FIFCL) by telephone, who shall then conduct a thorough telephone verification by comparing the responses provided by the user with the information available to them.

The Liège International Comedy Film Festival (FIFCL) shall respond to the request only after successful identity verification.

Cookies

What is a cookie

A cookie is a small text file stored by a website server in the browser of your computer or your mobile device when you visit the website. The cookie contains a unique ID code that allows for the identification of your browser when you visit the website (“server cookie”) or during future visits (“permanent cookie”).

Cookies can be placed by the server of the website that you visit, or by partners with whom that website collaborates. A website server can only read those cookies that it places itself; it does not have access to any other information available on your computer or your mobile device.

Cookies are stored in the browser folder on your computer or your mobile device.

A cookie usually contains the name of the server that placed it, its expiry date, and a unique encrypted code.

Cookies enable a relatively smoother and quicker interaction between the visitor and the website. Additionally, they help the visitor to navigate between the different parts of the website. Cookies may also be used to make the website’s content or the advertisements generated on the website more relevant to the visitor, and to adapt the website to the visitor’s personal preferences and needs.

Internal cookies necessary for the website to function

These cookies are required for allowing visits to our websites and the use of certain sections of these websites. These cookies enable you to navigate between different sections of the websites, fill out forms, place orders, visit a multilingual website and update the contents of your shopping basket. If you refuse these cookies, certain sections of the website shall either not function as they should, or they shall cease to function altogether.

Audience measurement cookies

This website uses Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use the website, with the aim of improving the website content, better adapting the content to visitors’ preferences, and increasing its user-friendliness. In this way, this website uses cookies provided by Google Analytics. When using this type of cookies, the data collection process depends on the operation of the advertising sales agency.

analytics.js

  • _ga:
    • Retention period: 2 years
    • Description: Used to distinguish users
  • _gid:
    • Retention period: 24 hours
    • Description: Used to distinguish users
  • _gat:
    • Retention period: 1 minute
    • Description: Used to throttle request rate

ga.js

  • __utma:
    • Retention period: 2 years after last update
    • Description: Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing _utma cookie exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
  • __utmt:
    • Retention period: 10 minutes
    • Description: Used to throttle request rate
  • __utmb:
    • Retention period: 30 minutes after last update
    • Description: Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing _utmb cookie exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
  • __utmz:
    • Retention period: 6 months after last update
    • Description: Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your website. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

 

We also collect your IP address in order to determine from which city you are logging in. The IP address is immediately anonymised after use. Thus, under no circumstances can the Liège International Comedy Film Festival (FIFCL) trace this back to a natural person.

No cookie-related information is transferred to third parties, not is it used for any other purpose.

Google ensures that all necessary security measures are in place to guarantee data security through its membership of “Privacy Shield”, the certification for which can be viewed via this web link:

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI

You may choose to refuse cookies and the statistical analysis of your browsing data by completing the opt-out procedure available on this web link:

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=fr

Duration of data retention

Following are the specifications regarding the duration of retention of the data collected by the Liège International Comedy Film Festival (FIFCL):

  • Request of information from the FIFCL: 1 year after receipt of the request
  • Request for professional and press accreditation from the FIFCL: 1 year after receipt of the request
  • Registration of films: 1 year after receipt of the request
  • Volunteer registration: 1 year after receipt of the request
  • Newsletter subscription: until the contact unsubscribes
  • Registration for competitions: 1 year after receipt of the request
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