PRIVACY AND COOKIES POLICY

This Privacy and Cookies Policy applies to the Sony Pictures Entertainment (a division of Sony Corporation) websites and online features (“Content”) that link to this Privacy and Cookies Policy (“Policy”). In this Policy, we use "SPE," or "we," "us," and "our" to refer to Sony Pictures Entertainment entities. You can also learn more about cookies and similar technology which we use in this Policy.

KEY POINTS

  • We use personal data to process your communications with us Click here to learn more.
  • We use cookies and other tracking technologies to make our Content function better. To learn about our use of tracking technologies click here.
  • We transfer your personal data to the United States. We use European Commission approved standard contractual clauses to protect your personal data. Click here to learn more.

1. HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

We use personal data collected via our Content:

  • (1) To fulfil a contract, or take steps linked to a contract;
    • a. To process your name and contact details on a site
    • b. To send you information about changes to our terms or policies.
  • (2) Where this is necessary for purposes which are in our, or third parties, legitimate interests. These interests are:
    • a. To send you information you have requested
    • b. To ensure the security of our sites, by trying to prevent unauthorized or malicious activities
    • c. To enforce compliance with our Terms of Use and other policies and to help other organizations (such as copyright owners) to enforce their rights.
  • (3) Where you give us consent:
    • a. Where you give us consent to place cookies and to use similar technologies
    • b. On other occasions where we ask you for consent, for a purpose which we explain at that time.
  • (4) For purposes which are required by law:
    • a. In response to requests by government or law enforcement authorities conducting an investigation.

We retain personal data as long as you have access to the Content and for 7 years.

2. COOKIES AND SIMILAR TRACKING TECHNOLOGY

Cookies and similar tracking technologies allow us to recognize you when you visit a site or open an email – they do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your experience.

We use tracking technologies for three purposes:

  • A. To provide you with the service you have requested: for example, to ensure security of the Content.
  • B. To analyse and improve your experience: to analyze which Content is most popular and gets viewed the most and which gets viewed the least, and to provide us with general information about users of the Content. We also check for bugs and glitches in the Content and remember the choices you have made to enhance and personalize your experience. We use analytics services provided by Google to help us do this. If you don’t want us to use information about your visits in this way, click here for Google, to opt-out of their services.
  • C. To deliver advertisements: these cookies collect information about your browsing habits across our websites and may also be used to recognise when you re-visit one of our websites and/or visit a website that is part of one of our advertising partner's network.

>How to manage tracking technologies

If you are using our Content via a browser you can change your cookie preferences as follows:

  • the Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers tells you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to delete old cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether
  • you can opt-out of analytics as described above.

We use Flash cookies to provide some Content such as video clips or animation. Flash cookies are managed through the Flash Player Settings Manager, which is a different interface than the one provided by your web browser. This Settings Manager lets you manage global privacy settings, storage settings, security settings, and automatic notification settings. Beginning with Flash Player 10.3, the Flash Player Settings Manager can be accessed locally on your computer: in the Control Panel on Windows and in System Preferences on Mac. Users of other operating systems and earlier versions of the Flash Player should manage their global privacy settings using the Flash Player Settings Manager provided online from Adobe: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager06.html.

3. HOW WE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We share data with third parties who perform functions on our behalf, such as hosting or operating our site and apps, sending e-mails, and carrying out data analysis.

We share your personal data with other SPE entities, which are involved when we process data for the purposes listed at section 1 above. Where you give permission via the cookie consent tool, we will also share your personal data with other Sony Corporation affiliates for them to use for direct marketing purposes.

SPE or any of its assets, including the Content, may be sold, or other transactions may occur in which your personal data may be considered one of the business assets of the transaction. In this case, your personal data may be transferred, either as part of the transaction or during any due diligence process.

We share information with government and law enforcement authorities and with other parties involved in, or contemplating, legal proceedings to comply with a legal obligation, when we believe in good faith that the law requires it, or where this is necessary for us or for third parties to protect our or their rights, property, safety, or security.

4. TRANSFER

Our sites are hosted and operated in the United States. Your personal data will be transferred to and processed in the United States where the privacy laws may not provide an equivalent level of protection to those in your home country. We use Standard Contract Clauses approved by the European Commission to protect your personal data. If you would like a copy of those or have other queries, please contact us. In addition, if you register with us, we ask for your consent to transfer your information to the United States.

5. AMENDING OR REMOVING YOUR PERSONAL DATA, CONTROLLING MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS, OTHER PRIVACY QUESTIONS AND RIGHTS

You have the right to access your personal data and, if necessary, have it amended or deleted or restricted. You may also ask us to provide some types of personal data to you, or another organization nominated by you, in a structured and machine-readable format.

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Electric Ray, Sony Pictures Europe House, 25 Golden Square, London, W1F 9LU is the company which is responsible for the site and the data controller.

For more details or any privacy questions please contact us by email at SPE_EU_Privacy_Contact@spe.sony.com or write to us at the relevant address above. You also have a right to submit a complaint to a supervisory authority for data protection in the country where you live, where you work, or where you consider that a breach of data protection has occurred – although we hope that we can assist with any queries or concerns you may have about our use of your personal data.

6. CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

We reserve the right to change the terms of this Privacy and Cookies Policy at any time, by prominently posting notice of the amendment on the site or app. To the extent permitted by law, these changes will apply from the time they are posted. Effective Date: This Privacy and Cookies Policy was updated 13th July 2018 and is effective as of that date.


References to the Sony Corporation affiliates shall include all subsidiaries of Sony Corporation, including but not limited to:

Name of Company Country of Incorporation
Sony Global Manufacturing & Operations Corporation Japan
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation Japan
Sony Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation Japan
Sony Marketing Inc. Japan
Sony Mobile Communications Inc. Japan
Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. Japan
Sony Visual Products Inc. Japan
Sony Video & Sound Products Inc. Japan
Sony Financial Holdings Inc. Japan
Sony Life Insurance Co., Ltd. Japan
Sony Bank Inc. Japan
Sony Americas Holdings, Inc. USA
Sony Corporation of America USA
Sony Electronics Inc. USA
Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC USA
Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC USA
Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. USA
Sony Music Entertainment USA
Sony Europe Limited U.K.
Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe Ltd. U.K.
Sony Global Treasury Services Plc U.K.
Sony Overseas Holding B.V. Netherlands
Sony Mobile Communications AB Sweden
Sony Electronics Asia Pacifica Pte. Ltd. Singapore
Sony (China) Limited China

References to the Sony Pictures affiliates shall include (without limitation) the following:

Sony Pictures Entertainment Deutshland GmbH Kemperplatz 1, 10785, Berlin, Germany
Sony Pictures Entertainment Benelux BV Bergweg 62, 1217 SC Hilversum, Netherlands
Columbia Pictures Corporation Limited Sony Pictures Europe House, 25 Golden Square, London W1f 9LU, United Kingdom
SPTI Networks Eastern Europe (UK) Limited Sony Pictures Europe House, 25 Golden Square, London W1f 9LU, United Kingdom
Sony Pictures Entertainment France SAS 3, rue La Boetie, Paris, 75008, France
Sony Pictures Television Production France (SAS) 3, rue La Boetie, Paris, 75008, France
Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc 10202 W. Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, 90232 USA
Sony Pictures Entertainment Italia SRL Via Enrico Tazzoli, 6, 00195 Roma, Italy
Columbia Pictures Corporation Limited Sony Pictures Europe House, 25 Golden Square, London W1f 9LU, United Kingdom
Sony Pictures Entertainment Iberia SLU Pedro de Valdivia, 10, Madrid 28006, Spain
Sony Pictures Television Central Europe Kft Terez krt 55-57. Budapest H-1962, Hungary
Funimation Productions, LLC 1200 Lakeside Parkway, Building 1, Flower Mound, Texas 75028, USA
Sony Pictures Filmverleih GmbH Sony Pictures Filmverleih GmbH, Apostelgasse 23, 1030 Wien, Austria

 

The following ages shall apply for purposes of parental consent for the countries listed below. If a European Union member country is not listed below, the age below which parental consent is required shall be 16:

Country Age below which parental consent is required
Austria 14
Bulgaria 14
Cyprus 14
Czech Republic 15
Denmark 13
Estonia 13
Greece 15
Latvia 13
Poland 13
Slovenia 15
Spain 13
Sweden 13
United Kingdom 13