Privacy Policy

Film Objective is a personal film review blog owned and operated by M.C. Myers, with occasional contributions from other writers. Your privacy is important to us. To protect your privacy, we wrote this note to explain how Personally Identifiable Information or “PII” is collected on the site and why we do so.

US privacy law defines PII as information that when used alone or with other information can contact, identify, or locate a person. This privacy policy aims to present a clear understanding of the capacity in which your Personally Identifying Information may be collected or used on this site, as well as the ways in which we protect it.


When visitors leave comments on Film Objective, the site collects the data shown in the comments form. The visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string are used to help the site detect and block spam.

If you are using the Gravatar service, it may create a hash from your email address. Visit Gravatar’s privacy policy to learn why this information is collected and how it is used: 

If you choose to leave a comment, the site retains both the comment and its metadata for an indefinite period. This is done so that we can see and approve follow-up comments automatically without moderating them.


When your web browser has certain permissions activated, sites create cookies when you visit them. These are small files that recognize your browser and provide a smoother online experience. Film Objective uses cookies to compile traffic data for the purpose of improving site performance using analytics.

If you leave a comment on Film Objective, you may choose to save information in the form of cookies such as your name, email address, and website. Doing this allows users to leave additional comments without retyping this information. These cookies are saved on the site for a year.

Site Security

We do not use vulnerability scanning as the site only provides articles and information. Film Objective does not collect financial information for any purpose. However, the site is scanned regularly for Malware and Spam using dedicated plugins.

Any personal information, such as that typed into a Contact Form, is contained behind the site’s secure network and is only accessible to the site administrator. This information will always remain confidential with the administrator of Film Objective, in addition to the various security measures already implemented for those who submit contact forms or access their comment information on the site.

Non-personally identifying information can, however, be provided automatically to third-party data collection systems for marketing, advertising, or other purposes. Additionally, visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Embedded Content

Articles on this site may include embedded links to external sites. These links will take you to the other website, which will have its own privacy policy. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content. This includes tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. Please refer to that site’s privacy policy if you have any questions about how your information may be collected and used when accessing their content.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law requiring websites to post a privacy policy. Film Objective is not a commercial entity, but since it can collect Personally Identifying Information for the purposes of saving comments and improving the user experience, we want to clearly state the following:

  • Any user can visit and use the site anonymously if they choose
  • This privacy policy will have a clear link on the home page for anyone to view
  • The privacy policy link will include the word “privacy” to be easily identifiable
  • Any changes to the privacy policy will appear on this page

For more information about CalOPPA, visit their site at: 

Children Online Privacy Protection Act

COPPA clearly states that children under the age of 13 years old cannot have their Personally Identifying Information collected without the consent of a parent. To that end, this site does not explicitly market to children under the age of 13 years old and can be used freely without creating an account or offering any personally identifying information.

Legal Disclosure

If required to by law in accordance with a subpoena, warrant, or other government order, we might be required to disclose personal information. We will do so, only if contacted by the appropriate authorities in a situation in which their jurisdiction can overrule our general privacy policies. 

Contacting Us

If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact the site administrator at:


This privacy policy was last edited on 2021-11-24