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Data Policy

Last updated on 28 July 2023

WFCN is formed to inform, educate & entertain people around the globe through the power of cinema. Hence we believe in transparency, accessibility, and innovation by utilizing Open and Crowdsourced data. This policy outlines our principles and guidelines for using Open or Crowdsourced data on our platform and the responsibilities of both our organization and our users.


What is Open Data?

Open data refers to publicly available data that is freely accessible and can be used, reused, and redistributed without any restrictions for academic research and mass consumption, subject to any applicable open data licenses.

Open Data Usage:

a. Data Sources: We will use open data from trusted and reliable sources, including government agencies, international organizations, research institutions, and other recognized providers of open data.

b. Data Integrity: We will make every effort to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the open data we use. However, we cannot guarantee the absolute accuracy of third-party data and advise users to verify critical information independently.


What is Crowdsourced Data?

Crowdsourced Data is the collection of information, opinions, or work from a group of people, usually sourced via the Internet or the contribution of a community.

WFCN Contributors’ Club:

WFCN Contributors Club embraces crowdsourcing as a means to harness collective intelligence and diverse perspectives from film fraternities worldwide. Contributors voluntarily contribute ideas, data, or efforts, fostering collaboration and innovation. All submissions are evaluated based on predefined criteria. We ensure open communication and respect intellectual property rights while fostering a culture of transparency and inclusivity.


Data Attribution:

a. We acknowledge and attribute the source of open data used on our website, giving proper credit to the data providers.

b. Whenever feasible, we will provide links or references to the original data sources, enabling users to access the complete datasets directly.


Data Privacy and Anonymization:

a. When using open data containing personal information, we will adhere to relevant privacy laws and guidelines to protect the privacy of individuals.

b. Where applicable, we will take necessary measures to anonymize or aggregate data to prevent the identification of individuals.


Data Licenses:

a. We will respect and comply with the terms and conditions specified by data providers in the applicable open data licenses.

b. Users of our website are expected to adhere to the terms of the data licenses when accessing, using, or redistributing open data made available through our platform.


Data Accessibility:

a. We will make open data on our website easily accessible to users, preferably through a user-friendly interface and machine-readable formats.

b. In cases where certain datasets might be restricted or temporarily unavailable, we will provide explanations and work to restore access as soon as possible.


User Responsibility:

a. Users of our website are encouraged to use open data responsibly and ethically, respecting the rights of data providers and complying with all relevant laws and regulations.

b. Users should verify and cross-check open data they utilize to ensure its accuracy and reliability for their specific purposes.


Data Sharing and Collaboration:

a. We support data sharing and collaboration among users, researchers, and stakeholders, fostering a community that promotes knowledge exchange and data-driven insights.

b. Users are encouraged to share their analyses, findings, and visualizations based on open data, giving proper attribution to the original data sources.


WFCN Policy Updates:

a. This open data policy will be reviewed periodically to ensure its relevance and compliance with evolving standards and practices.

b. Any updates or revisions to this policy will be communicated to users through appropriate channels.

By using our website and accessing Open & Crowdsourced data made available through our platform, you agree to comply with this policy and the applicable data licenses. If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback regarding our open data policy, please contact us at [email protected]

Thank you for contributing to the open data community and supporting our commitment to transparency and data-driven progress.