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Who We Are
License for This Policy
Information We Collect
We may collect information on you in three ways: automatically through the website; if and when you supply information to us; and from other sources. Each of these three types of data collection, and our use of that information, will be further explained below.
Legal Bases for Collecting and Using Information
Under European Union (EU) data protection law, our legal grounds for collecting and using your information are as follows:
- The use is necessary to fulfill a contractual obligation (such as complying with the terms of a Creative Commons or other license for the use of your content); or
- The use is necessary to provide the functions of the website (such as comments and user feedback forms); or
- The use is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation (such as our need to maintain reasonable records of payments received or image usage rights); or
- We have a legitimate interest in using your information — for example, to safeguard the integrity of this website, to troubleshoot technical problems, to better understand how many people access our content, and to appropriately respond to your inquiries regarding our work; or
- You have given us your consent.
Notice to Parents Regarding Children Under 18
6200 Productions is not intended for and should not be accessed by children under 18. In the event we know or reasonably suspect that personally identifiable information we have received (for example, a comment or Contact Form submission) is from such a child, we will, except as otherwise required by law, take all reasonable and appropriate measures to promptly delete such information and all copies thereof from our records and databases without using or disclosing the information in any way. If you have questions regarding our collection or use of such information, please contact us via one of the methods described below
Information We Collect Automatically
We may collect information on you in three ways: automatically through the website; if and when you supply information to us; and from other sources. Each of these three types of data collection, and our use of that information, will be further explained below.
Cookies are specific to each device and browser. Therefore, if you access this website from multiple devices (for example, from your home computer and also from your smartphone), or from different browsers on the same device, each device and each browser may store its own set of cookies.
Some cookies placed on your computer or device will expire automatically after a certain period of time (such as 30 days or one year). You can also delete some or all of the cookies through your web browser. Most browsers also have settings to allow them to automatically delete all saved cookies whenever you close the browser.
You are free to block or remove any cookies set by 6200 Productions, either through your browser or using the Privacy Tools. However, please note that some site features may not function without cookies. For example, you may not be able to hide notification banners. Also, if you have previously saved privacy preferences for this website, such as opting out of analytics tracking, those preferences will be lost once you delete the cookie(s). (Again, please note that if you use multiple devices or browsers, deleting or blocking cookies on one browser does not affect cookies on the others!)
(Note: Portions of this section were adapted from language previously suggested and/or required by Google Inc. (“Google”) for users of their web analytics service.)
Please note that Google Analytics does not provide your IP address or other personal information to us except in the form of anonymous, aggregate statistics. For example, Google Analytics tells us what percentage of our visitors come from a particular country and what percentage use a particular type of browser, not what country a specific visitor comes from.
The reason we collect this type of aggregate, anonymous user information is to better understand how many visitors the website has and how they use the site (for example, to determine which articles are the most popular). We may use this aggregate data for the purpose of selling advertising on the site (for example, to inform potential advertisers how many unique visitors the site has in an average month) or to help us identify and diagnose potential performance issues and technical problems (for example, to troubleshoot a technical issue that affects only one specific type of browser).
6200 Productions does not use this analytics service or the data it gathers to personally identify our visitors, nor do we link or associate such information with personally identifying or potentially personally identifying information. Furthermore, we have configured Google Analytics to partially anonymize visitors’ locations by removing the final octet of each IP address. We have NOT enabled the Google Analytics User-ID tracking features, and as of April 11, 2018, we have disabled the User Analysis metrics in Google Analytics reporting.
6200 Productions has not authorized Google to share Google Analytics data with other Google products or services, although Google may access, use, or transfer the data to third parties for troubleshooting or service-improvement purposes or for legal reasons. You can learn more about how Google uses the information collected by the Google Analytics service at this link: “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps.”
If you consent to Google Analytics tracking and later decide you no longer wish to be tracked, you can your consents by selecting “Change Your Privacy Preferences,” either from the sidebar or from the Privacy Tools page.
If you prefer, Google offers an add-on for many common web browsers that allows you to opt out of transmitting information to Google Analytics. You can find the add-on at this link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. (Please note that we take no responsibility for the functionality of this tool or any other tools provided by Google.)
Server and Error Logs
We, or our web host, may use the information in these logs to troubleshoot technical problems such as broken or outdated internal links; to improve the functionality of the site; to block spam and hotlinking or other unauthorized use of 6200 Productions images or other content; and/or to prevent, resist, or recover from electronic attacks or intrusion attempts (which may involve our temporarily or permanently blocking certain IP addresses). We do not release the log data except as described in “Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information” below.
6200 Productions and our web host use a variety of security measures to help protect this website and its data. These measures may include monitoring the site’s operation for unusual or suspicious actions and periodically scanning the site’s various files and components for unauthorized changes. If these security measures detect a possible intrusion attempt or the presence of suspected malware, the security system typically records any associated IP address and user agent information. This information may be sent via email to the administrator in the form of an alert.
For example, if an unauthorized visitor attempts to access an administrator-only area of the website, we may receive an automated email alert warning us of the attempted access. That alert would typically include the unauthorized visitor’s IP address and possibly their user agent information (browser type/version and possibly operating system), allowing us to investigate and take appropriate action to prevent electronic attacks or intrusions.
As with the server and error logs, we may use this information to troubleshoot technical problems (such as a broken link accidentally sending legitimate users to non-public pages); to prevent and/or resist electronic attacks or intrusion attempts (such as by blocking the IP address associated with the specific action); to recover from an actual attack or intrusion; and to ensure that legitimate users are not inadvertently blocked or locked out.
Some Sucuri components are also served via Cloudflare; see the applicable section of “Embedded Content” below. However, this generally applies only to back-end administrative functions, not any publicly facing component.
Reports and Aggregated Statistics
From time to time, 6200 Productions may compile or release aggregated, non-personally identifying information about users of the website. For example, we may publish a report on trends in the usage of the website such as total page views, the average number of unique visitors per month, the most popular pages on the site, or the average time visitors spend on the site. We may display this information publicly or provide it to others (including potential advertisers). However, such reports will not contain any personally identifying information on 6200 Productions visitors. 6200 Productions does not disclose personally identifying information other than as described in “Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information” below.
Certain content on 6200 Productions, such as fonts, scripts, and images, may be hosted on and served by third parties, which may gather data on site visitors who access that content.
In general, third parties (including content delivery networks (CDNs)) that serve embedded content gather certain information about any computer or device that loads that content, for example, by visiting a page containing that content. The information they gather may include your device’s IP address, geographical location (determined based on the IP address), and your browser’s user agent information (which typically includes your operating system and browser/type version). We do not receive or have access to the data they collect in this way.
Third-party embedded content on 6200 Productions may include:
- Fonts from the Google Fonts API, which is a set of web fonts hosted on a remote server owned by Google Inc. (and located in the United States). The Google Fonts service does not place cookies on your computer, but may record certain information about your computer, including your IP address, when you visit a page that uses one or more of those fonts. Click here to learn more about what information Google collects and how they use it.
From time to time, we may post other embedded content hosted and served by one or more third-party websites — for example, an embedded player or display window showing images, videos, or audio files hosted on an external hosting website. Such embedded content may place cookies on your computer or device, incorporate so-called “tracking pixels” or “pixel tags” (small image files that allow the hosting site to track when a webpage containing that image is loaded), and/or include other mechanisms that allow the hosting site to gather certain information about you. For example, an embedded video player may read your Internet Protocol (IP) address to determine if you are permitted to view a particular video in your country or region.
Information You Provide to Us
Visitors may choose to interact with the 6200 Productions website in ways that require the 6200 Productions website to gather personally identifying information: for example, posting a comment or submitting an inquiry via the Contact Form. The amount and type of information that the site gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. In each case, 6200 Productions collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with this website.
Visitors can always refuse to supply personally identifying information, with the caveat that doing so may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities (such as commenting or using the contact form).
If you post a comment on 6200 Productions, this website will record the name or pseudonym, email address, and website/URL (if any) you provide along with certain information about your browser, including your Internet Protocol (IP) address. A copy of your comment, including your name/pseudonym, email address, website/URL, and in some cases your IP address, will then be automatically emailed to the site administrator. If your comment is in reply to another user’s comment on which that user has selected the “Notify” option, a copy of your comment and the name/pseudonym you entered will also be automatically emailed to that user.
6200 Productions may record and use the information in and associated with your comment (including the IP address, email address, and browser information) to verify your identity and confirm that you are a human being and not a “bot” or automated system; to secure the website and our accounts, systems, and devices against spam, fraud, abuse, or electronic attacks (for example, by blocking email or IP addresses associated with previous electronic attacks or spam); troubleshoot technical problems; and of course respond to your comment and/or questions.
If you include a valid email address with your comment, we may email you at that address to respond to your comment (or the associated comment thread, if applicable), particularly if your comment includes a question or offer of assistance, or if we need to clarify some pertinent details. (For example, if you have posted two very similar comments back to back, we may email you to ask which one you want us to publish.)
If you wish to delete a previous comment or stop receiving email replies on a previous comment, please send us a message via the Contact Form or leave an additional comment, specifying which comment you want us to remove or modify.
Please note that if you delete your comment, archival copies of the original comment and its associated information may remain in our records or in backups or archives created by us or our web host. However, once the comment is marked as deleted, we will not publish or otherwise release that comment or its associated personal information except as described in “Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information” below.
If you contact us via the Contact Form, this website will record any data you enter into the form (including your name and email address) and send it via email to the site administrator.
6200 Productions may record and use the information in and associated with your submission to verify your identity and confirm that you are a human being and not a “bot” or automated system; to secure the website and our accounts, systems, and devices against spam, fraud, abuse, or electronic attacks (for example, by blocking email or IP addresses associated with previous electronic attacks or spam); troubleshoot technical problems; and of course respond to your inquiry.
The contact form will automatically send a copy of your message to the email you provided for your records.
If your message includes a question about our business, a correction, or a request for technical support, we may record that comment for our internal reference and records. We may also elect to publish your inquiry or excerpts of it on the 6200 Productions website in order to help us respond to your questions or comments or support other users with similar concerns. However, other than the name or pseudonym you supply, we will not publish or release your email address, mailing address, IP address, or other associated personal information unless you specifically ask us to to so or as described in “Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information” below.
Information We Receive from Other Sources
In some cases, you may provide us with personal information in ways not specifically mentioned above (e.g., an inquiry sent by postal mail). Also, from time to time, we may receive information, such as email addresses, about individuals from third-party sources.
We may also obtain publicly available information about individual users. For example, if you send us a message via the Contact Form, we might look up your name in a search engine or consult your website to better understand who you are.
Our use of that information will depend on the nature of the information and the context in which we received it, although we only disclose such information as described in “Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information” below.
Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information
6200 Productions does not rent or sell personally identifying or potentially personally identifying information we gather about visitors to this website.
We may release or disclose personal information we gather through this website:
- To publish your submitted comments, as described in “Comments” above.
- As part of a public response to an inquiry or support request, as described above.
- To appropriately credit you for the use of your content or intellectual property (such as photographs, fonts, or themes/plugins) — particularly where such credit is required by the applicable license terms.
- To our third-party vendors — including our web host, DreamHost, LLC; our mobile carrier, T-Mobile (which processes site-related emails sent to and from our phone); Sucuri (which provides the Sucuri Security plugin described in the “Security Scans” section above); and Google (which provides the Google Analytics and Google Fonts services mentioned in “Embedded Content” above) — that need to know that information and that have agreed not to disclose that information to others. Those vendors may be located outside your home country or the European Economic Area; by using this website, you consent to our transfer of such information to them. Both Google and Sucuri comply with the EU-US Privacy Shield framework, which governs the privacy and security of data U.S. companies process from residents of the European Economic Area.
- If we are required by law to do so (for example, if we receive a subpoena, court order, or other government order requiring us to disclose certain information).
- If we believe in good faith that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property, rights, and/or safety of 6200 Productions, third parties, or the public at large.
- If we sell the 6200 Productions website and its assets, or if 6200 Productions goes out of business or enters bankruptcy (in which case any purchaser or other acquirer of 6200 Productions or its assets could continue to use your personal information only as set forth in this policy).
- If we have received your express authorization to do so.
- If the information is de-identified or aggregated such that it could not reasonably be used to identify you.
6200 Productions takes all reasonable and appropriate measures to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information.
As of May 25, 2018, we have configured Google Analytics to automatically delete saved user and event data from the analytics service after twenty-six (26) months. Aggregate analytics data (which is not personally identifying) may be retained for longer.
Most server and error log data is retained for thirty (30) days or less, although in certain cases, such as in the aftermath of a data breach, relevant information may be retained for longer periods. Also, some log data may be captured in backups created by us or our web host, which may be retained for a year or more.
We customarily retain other information, such as comments and contact form submissions or information connected with site-related disputes, indefinitely.
Your Rights (GDPR and California Do Not Track Disclosures)
6200 Productions does not currently respond to DoNotTrack browser settings.
If you are located in certain countries, including those that fall under the scope of the European General Data Protection Regulation (aka the “GDPR”), data protection laws give you rights with respect to your personal data, subject to any exemptions provided by the law, including the rights to:
- Request access to your personal data
- Request correction or deletion of your personal data
- Object to our use and processing of your personal data
- Request that we limit our use and processing of your personal data; and
- Request portability of your personal data.
EU individuals also have the right to make a complaint to a government supervisory authority.
If you have questions or would like to exercise these rights, you can contact us as described below. We’ve also added a Privacy Tools page that will let you automatically retrieve your data based on your email address. (Please note that the data you obtain through this tool does not include personal data not associated with your email address, such as server and error log data; data not stored on the 6200 Productions website itself (like emails you send us directly); non-electronic data (like physical copies of letters or photographs); or analytics results, which are not accessible to us on a user-specific basis.)
Controllers, Questions, and How to Reach Us
The controller for processing personal information is Aaron Severson dba 6200 Productions, 11100 National Bl. #3, Los Angeles, CA 90064.
- June 21, 2018: Noted in Comments and Contact Form that we may use information associated with your message to verify your identity as well as confirming that you’re not a bot.
- June 19, 2018: Added comments to Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information, for completeness.
- June 18, 2018: Updated Comments section to clarify that notifications emailed to the administrator include your IP address, a point inadvertently dropped in an earlier revision. Updated Comments and Contact Forms sections to clarify that we may use your information to protect our accounts, systems, and devices (as well as the website itself) against spam, fraud, abuse, or electronic attacks. Fixed an editorial error in Contact Forms (which was supposed to say “your submission” rather than “your comment”)
- June 16, 2018: Updated Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information section to note that we may disclose personal information to appropriately credit people for the use of their content or intellectual property. Updated Data Retention to note that we also retain dispute-related data indefinitely. Added note at the top clarifying that this policy does not apply to any third-party websites linked here.
- June 8, 2018: Updated Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information section to clarify that it refers to information about website visitors or gathered through this site. Added note about disclosure to Information We Receive from Other Sources section. Minor editorial corrections.
- May 30, 2018: Minor editorial clarification in Security Scans: “That alert would typically include the unauthorized visitor’s IP address, browser type/version, and possibly their operating system …” –> “That alert would typically include the unauthorized visitor’s IP address and possibly their user agent information (browser type/version and possibly operating system) …”
- May 26, 2018: Updated Security Scan and Disclosure sections to reflect current Sucuri terms. Updated Google Analytics section. Wording clarification to Embedded Content. Added link at the top to this revisions list.
- May 24, 2018: Various minor clarifications, including revised Cookies, Security Scan, Data Retention, and Revisions language and the removal of Other Information You Provide to Us.
- May 23, 2018: Updated Comments and Comment Form sections. Various minor text edits. Clarified Security Plugins section and renamed it Security Scans. Minor amendments to Server and Error Logs to correspond with these changes. Temporarily deleted Google Analytics opt-out while finalizing appropriate settings.
- May 22, 2018: Added name of mobile carrier, minor editorial corrections. Updated http links to https.
- May 21, 2018: Clarified embedded content language, adding Cloudflare, and added note about Sucuri scanning. Corrected URI for the Automattic links to https. Updated cookie language. Added Google Analytics opt-out.
- May 20, 2018: Added further clarifications, including location and mobile carrier notes. Fixed grammatical and formatting problems, eliminated duplicate text.
- May 19, 2018: Extensive clarifications and some rearrangement of text for ease of reading. Added GDPR information (based in part on latest Automattic terms effective May 25, 2018). Changed age limit to 18.
- May 10, 2018: Changed age limits from 13 to 16.
- May 1, 2018: Clarified that the Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information section applies to information gathered through this website or its associated social media pages.
- April 11, 2018: Updated Online Tracking section to note that as of May 25, 2018, Google Analytics will automatically delete user and event data after 26 months. Also clarified that we have NOT enabled the User-ID tracking settings and that as of April 11, 2018, we have disabled the Users metric in our Google Analytics reports.
- February 11, 2016: Corrections to recent revisions list. Added note to Comment Form section: “This information may also be stored in archives and backup files created by us or our web host.”
- January 13, 2016: Added note to preamble clarifying that variations in text style have no legal significance.
- January 8, 2016: In Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information, changed “contractors, business partners, and affiliated organizations …” –> “contractors, service providers, business partners, and affiliated organizations …” and “Some of those contractors and affiliated organizations may be located … –> “Some of those contractors, service providers, business partners, and affiliated organizations may be located …”
- January 7, 2016: Added BootstrapCDN info to Embedded Content section. Updated Server and Error Logs: “(such as, but not limited to, the IP address and in some cases the browser type and referring site, if any)” –> “(such as, but necessarily not limited to, the IP address; the user agent information supplied by the browser, which typically includes the browser type/version and operating system; and in some cases the referring site, if any)” and added “to improve the functionality of the site” to the list of uses.
- January 6, 2016: Clarified previous revision information. ETA: Slight rewording of Google Analytics information (“and the date and time of each visit” –> “and the date, time, and length of each visit”). Moved the link to the Google Analytics opt-out plugin from the Opting Out section to the Online Tracking section and amended Opting Out text accordingly. Amended Server and Error Logs: “such as the IP address” –> “such as, but not limited to,”. ETA: In Embedded Content section, changed “6200 Productions does not collect, receive, or have access to any user data related to these fonts” –> “6200 Productions does not collect or receive any user data related to these fonts” and changed “to learn more about how Google uses this information” –> “to learn more about what information Google collects and how they use it”. Struck the word “layout” in that paragraph.
- January 2, 2016: Clarified Comments section to note that we will assume you are authorizing us to publish any information you include in a comment you post (ETA: including the name/screen name you supply). (This really should be obvious, but we note it here for the avoidance of doubt.)
- December 31, 2015: Editorial corrections.
- December 29, 2015: Editorial corrections. Clarified that this entire policy is available under CC BY-SA 4.0 and clarified licensing language. Amended Contact Form policy: “we will not release your personally identifying information …” –> “we will not release personally identifying information associated with your message or submission …” Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information: “will not publish or release personally identifying information …” –> ” will not publish or release personally identifying information associated with your message or comment …”
- December 28, 2015: Added note about Automattic revision history; editorial corrections. Clarified licensing language
- December 25, 2015: Editorial correction.
- December 24, 2015: Added link to Automattic Inc. main site. Reworded Server and Error Log language: “As part of their normal operations, 6200 Productions’ web host (which is located in the United States) and the security systems of this website automatically generate access and error logs” –> “Like most websites, the 6200 Productions site and our web host (which is located in the United States) maintain various logs”.
- December 23, 2015: Minor change in Server and Error Log: “to block spam and unauthorized “hotlinking” to … –> “to block spam and hotlinking or other unauthorized use of …” Editorial corrections.
- December 22, 2015: Editorial and formatting changes; added more detailed recent revision list. Clarified licensing language.
- December 21, 2015: Minor editorial changes. Clarified licensing language.
- December 19, 2015: Clarified language regarding use of information related to comments and form submissions. Updated language clarifying that log information may be used to prevent hotlinking and/or electronic attacks.
- December 16, 2015: Updated language regarding use of personally identifiable information related to comments and form submissions.
- December 10, 2015: Clarified that Google Fonts servers are located in the U.S. Added credits to note about WP DoNotTrack.
- December 9, 2015: Clarified Server and Error log information. Editorial changes, including rearranging some sections. Editorial and formatting changes.
- October 23, 2015: Added “and/or” to Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information stipulations.
- October 10, 2015: Editorial and formatting changes. Clarified Online Tracking section and noted that Google Analytics servers are located in the U.S.
- August 24, 2015: Added Server and Error Logs information; editorial changes. Changed “court order” to “court order or other government order” in Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information. Added bankruptcy to Ownership Transfers. Updated license from BY-SA 2.5 to 4.0.
Please contact us if you need information on earlier revisions.