Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. At Cinema Art Bethesda we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Cinema Art Bethesda collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Cinema Art Bethesda’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Cinema Art Bethesda’s visitors use its website.

Cinema Art Bethesda also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for users leaving comments on our site. Cinema Art Bethesda only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Cinema Art Bethesda’s website choose to interact with Cinema Art Bethesda in ways that require Cinema Art Bethesda to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Cinema Art Bethesda gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive Cinema Art Bethesda updates via email, we collect their email addresses. In each case, Cinema Art Bethesda collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Cinema Art Bethesda. Cinema Art Bethesda does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Cinema Art Bethesda may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Cinema Art Bethesda may monitor the most popular pages on or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Cinema Art Bethesda will never display this information publicly or provide it to others and does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Cinema Art Bethesda discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its volunteers who use it only to provide feedback, add it to the email list or send emails. Some of volunteers may be located outside of your home country (if you are not in the US); by using Cinema Art Bethesda’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Cinema Art Bethesda will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its volunteers, as described above, Cinema Art Bethesda discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Cinema Art Bethesda believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Cinema Art Bethesda, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of Cinema Art Bethesda’s website (as a follower of the blog or on the email list) website and have supplied your email address, Cinema Art Bethesda may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Cinema Art Bethesda and our films. Cinema Art Bethesda takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Cinema Art Bethesda uses cookies to help Cinema Art Bethesda identify and track visitors, their usage of Cinema Art Bethesda website, and their website access preferences. Cinema Art Bethesda visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Cinema Art Bethesda’s website, with the drawback that certain features of Cinema Art Bethesda’s website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.


Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Email List

If you have signed up to receive email reminders from Cinema Art Bethesda, you can rest assured that we never share your email with anyone. Ever.

Here’s what we track:

  • If you opened the email
  • If you clicked on links

We do that so we know that our users are engaged in what we write and to determine if anything can be changed to make our emails more interesting. We never share that information, it is just used by our volunteers.

We do not randomly add users (and prefer you add yourself), but only add those of you who asked to be added either by emailing a volunteer or by signing up at one of our events.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Cinema Art Bethesda may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Cinema Art Bethesda’s sole discretion. Cinema Art Bethesda encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.