Fifth Column Features


Updated: March 5, 2013

Thank you for visiting the Fifth Column Features website. Your privacy is important to us and to better protect it, we provide this notice explaining our online privacy practices and the choices you can make about the collection and use of any information you submit on our online and mobile website.


No Registration Required and No Personal Information Collected. Unlike most other websites you may be visiting, FCF’s website does not actively or covertly collect any personally identifiable information about you. From the FCF website, you may be able to freely order films, read editorials, read critic and user reviews, vote in polls, rate films, and enjoy other content, subscribe to one of our newsletters, or participate in our online forums or communities. In the course of visiting our website, without ever having to register, create an account with us or otherwise tell us about yourself.

The FCF website may allow you to invite your friends to join our services and to connect with you through social media features. Inviting friends is always optional. To do so, you may provide their contact information or may enter your log-in credentials to import e-mail addresses from your address book from other sites that support such functionality (e.g., Yahoo! and Gmail). Any such service will be provided by third-parties and not FCF and FCF is not responsible and may not be held liable for any information such parties may collect about you or your friends. This applies regardless of what device you are using to access our content or services.

Social media. FCF may allow you to engage with our content and other offerings, such as films, editorials and reviews, on or through third-party social media sites, plug-ins and applications. Any such engagement would not take place on FCF’s infrastructure and such third-party services may collect personally information about you. FCF will not participate in the collection of such information or use it in any way and may not be held liable or responsible for the privacy policies and methods of these third parties. We would strongly encourage you to carefully read the privacy policies of any third party websites and services you may choose to visit or use while browsing the FCF website. While FCF does not collect any personally identifiable information about you, FCF may use aggregate information collected by third-parties which may include non-non-personally identifiable information about you. The only purpose for using such information would be to improve the services FCF offers.

Forums and Comments. If you choose to post information or content on the FCF website, such as by commenting or participating in online forums, or when you interact through social media sites through plug-ins or other applications, depending on your privacy settings, this information may become public on the Internet. FCF may not prevent further use of information you have chosen to share on the website. FCF has no duty to keep confidential any information you choose to provide on the FCF website or through otherwise contacting FCF.

Technical and usage information. We may also collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you use our website such as the type of browser you are using (e.g., Firefox, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using (e.g., Windows, Mac OS, iOS, and Android), the domain name of your Internet service provider or mobile carrier, IP address, and certain usage information.


Communicating with you. We use information you have voluntarily provided, such as an email address, to communicate with you to address a request by you, to confirm purchases you have made, or to contact you about your account with us or your expressed interest in particular type of content we provide. We may also use the information that you provide about others to enable us to send them suggestions, invitations or other content. If you choose to receive notifications from us on your mobile device, we may contact you for the same purposes listed above.

Use of non-personally identifiable information. While FCF does not covertly collect any information about you, we may use aggregate non-personally identifiable information collected by third-parties about our visitors, to improve the design, functionality and content of the FCF website.

Legal and law enforcement purposes. We may and may be required to disclose any information we have about you in response to legal process, for example in response to a court order or a subpoena, or in response to a law enforcement agency’s request. We also may disclose such information to third parties in connection with fraud-scoring, detection, and prevention activities or where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our terms of use, to protect our rights and the rights of others, and as otherwise required by law.

Change of control. FCF may transfer information about you as a result of a business transaction, such as if we are acquired by, sold to, or merged with another company.

Outside vendors and consultants. Our agents, contractors or vendors may have access to any information you have provided to us to help carry out the services such third-parties are performing for us.
Please note that we may disclose such information to third-parties whose privacy policies are different than our and whose practices are not covered by this Privacy Policy.
However, we will not share such information with third parties (such as marketers, advertisers, retailers, etc.), who may want to market products or services to you.

Links to other websites. The FCF website may link to other websites whose information practices may be different from ours. Visitors should consult the other websites’ privacy policies before submitting any information. FCF has no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.

Your choices. We provide you with an opportunity to express your preferences with respect to receiving certain communications from us regarding content or services that may be of interest to you. If you ever decide in the future that you would like to update these preferences, please contact us immediately here [Link to Contact Page].


We take your security on the FCF website very seriously and have put in place reasonable electronic procedures designed to protect your experience. However, we may not guarantee that third-parties will not be able to access or collect information about you in a manner inconsistent with this Privacy Policy.


While we do not require you to provide any information about yourself to use and benefit from FCF’s content and services, by using the FCF content and services you represent that you are 13 years of age or older, as described in our Terms of Use Agreement [Link to Terms of Use]. Since FCF does not collect any personably identifiable information about you, our privacy policy is such that the heightened privacy for minors provided by applicable laws and regulations are met. However, if you leave the FCF website or otherwise use FCF content or feature via third-parties who are not covered by this policy, your rights may be violated by such third-parties if you are a minor and personally identifiable information is being collected about you. If you are a minor and plan to use such third-parties’ services to use FCF content or services, consult your parent or guardian before disclose any personal information about yourself or others.
For more information, contact us.


Although our content is available internationally, all of our infrastructure is currently based in the United States, and information you have chosen to provide to us will be processed by us in the U.S. where data protection and privacy regulations may not offer the same level of protection as in other parts of the world, such as the European Union. If you do choose to provide any information to FCF about yourself as a visitor from outside the United States, you consent to the collection and/or processing in the United States of such information.


We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. We encourage you to periodically check back and review this policy so that you always will know our most recent privacy practices.


If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or its implementation you may contact us here.