We know that you care how your information and data is used and shared, and we really appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly. We follow utmost care and the highest security standards to protect your personal data against unauthorized access. The processing of personal data on our website https://thefilmpedia.com and applications is done in compliance with the rules of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Who we are

TheFilmpedia is a Movie recommendation Platform that provides each of its users with Hand-picked Movie and TV Show recommendations that are personalized and custom tailored according to their personal taste in films. Our website address is: https://thefilmpedia.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Contact Information

If you create an account on our website, we collect general information about you, like your name, email address, country etc. This is required in order to create your unique account on our website, as it is essential for you to have a private account to get access to the personalized services from us.

We may collect your name and email address if you contact us via our contact or feedback forms, in order to communicate with you, respond to your queries and/or to send you promotional offers via email.

We also collect information if you take part in a survey.

We may collect your demographic information like country, city, zip code in order to provide you Movie and TV show recommendations according to the streaming services in your country and/or help you find movies in theaters relevant to you.

Movie data

Upon account creation, we ask you to fill a form in order to get to know your taste in movies. It includes basic information such as your favorite movies and TV Shows etc. This is required in order to provide you the best possible movie and TV Show recommendations. Our verified experts get access to this data, and based on this information they suggest you movies, TV Shows and other personalized services from us. Similar procedure is followed when you request for new Movies and/or TV Shows via our Request Movies page.

We passively collect information on your browsing history on TheFilmpedia. We use unique browser cookies and web beacons in order to identify which Movie and TV Show pages you have visited on our website. This is collected so that you can have access to all your browsing history in case you forget to add the movies and TV Shows in your watchlist. You can view your browsing history on your account. We may access this information in order to provide you better recommendations.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

We may collect your name and email address if you contact us via our contact or feedback forms, in order to communicate with you, respond to your queries and/or to send you promotional offers via email.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

If you fill our Movie Recommendation form, we will set a cookie to save the information you provided us, and so that you don’t see that popup every time you login to your account. This cookie lasts for a month.

We use essential cookies in order to provide a better service to you. By continuing to use TheFilmpedia, you are agreeing to this policy. You can find more details about how cookies work in our Cookie Policy.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles and pages on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, streaming information, cinema and theater information etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We may partner with ad networks and other ad serving providers (“Advertising Providers”) that serve ads on our behalf and others’ on non-affiliated platforms. Some of those ads may be personalized, meaning that they are intended to be relevant to you based on information that Advertising Providers collect about your use of the Site and other sites or apps over time, including information about relationships among different browsers and products. This type of advertising is known as interest-based advertising.

We adhere to the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) Self-Regulatory Principles in connection with this interest-based advertising activity. You may visit www.aboutads.info to learn more about this type of advertising and how to opt out of this advertising on websites by companies participating in the DAA self-regulatory program. For Canada please visit https://youradchoices.ca. If you delete your cookies or use a different browser or mobile product, you may need to renew your opt-out choices exercised through the DAA tool. Note that electing to opt out will not stop advertising from appearing in your browser or applications. It may make the ads you see less relevant to your interests. Additionally, your browser may offer tools to limit the use of cookies or to delete cookies; however, if you use these tools, our Site may not function as intended.

We may also work with third parties that collect data about your use of the Site and other sites or apps over time for non-advertising purposes. We use Google Analytics and other third-party services to improve the performance of the Site and for analytics and marketing purposes. For more information about how Google Analytics collects and uses data when you use our website, visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/, and to opt out of Google Analytics, visit tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

Who we share your data with

Here at TheFilmpedia, we don’t sell your personal data to third parties.

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email. In case there is a payment failure or error, we may share your information with the respective third parties in order to resolve the dispute.

We will share information with our business partners to whom you have consented. In particular, we share data on the use of the website with social media platforms such as YouTube or Facebook to be able to show you relevant ads for your taste in movies. We track user data on our website and our apps via Google Analytics.

We forward information if we are of the opinion that we are required to do so in order to comply with laws or to protect ourselves. For example, we forward information in response to a court order or a subpoena. We may also forward data upon request of government agencies or investigative entities. We may forward information if we are conducting investigations into potential fraud.

We may forward information to any successor of our entire business or any part thereof. For example, if part of our business should be sold, we may forward our customer list in the course of this transaction.

We instruct all third parties or demand of them within the statutory framework to destroy their data after 50 months if you do not remain active on TheFilmpedia.

We may forward information for other reasons which we describe to you at that time and place.

We may also link to other websites or offer third-party services on our website, over which we have no influence.

Our website and apps may also contain links to ads of third-party providers or other content using their own cookies or tracking technologies.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Additional information

We may receive a limited amount of information on you from third parties. For example, your profile ID and information to which you have allowed access via a particular registration provider during registration. From some partner tracking networks, we may also receive information on entertainment purchases that you have made via a link originating from TheFilmpedia.

If you use our website, we may also collect information on your IP address and the browser you are using. We may look at the site from where you came or which websites you visit when you leave us

How we protect your data

We use commercially reasonable efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of personal information, including appropriate technological, organizational and physical safeguards. We store personal information in electronic and physical files that are secure, and our security measures include secure on-site and off-site storage. We conduct audits and monitor compliance with our privacy practices.

However, due to the design of the Internet, ever-changing technology and other factors outside of our control, we cannot guarantee that communications between you and our servers will be free from unauthorized access by third parties or that we will not be subject to security breaches. We will have no liability for disclosure of personal information due to errors in transmission or unauthorized or unlawful acts of third parties.

You are responsible for the security of your username, ID and password for any of The Filmpedia products/ services. Please take care when using and storing them.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We retain your data with the highest standard of currently available security processes and technologies; the Internet itself, however, is not 100% secure. We cannot promise that your use of our websites will be completely secure. We recommend that you exercise caution in the use of the Internet. This includes never sharing your passwords with others.

What third parties we receive data from

Examples of information we receive from other sources include:

  • filmography such as film and TV credits;
  • biographical information;
  • movie/ TV show clips and trailers from YouTube or other video portals;
  • images and videos uploaded to TMDB Services;
  • streaming information and digital download availability via JustWatch; and
  • press interviews and media articles.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Your rights as a Data Subject within the scope of the GDPR

Subject to the GDPR, you are entitled to the following statutory rights as a Data Subject, to the extent its requirements are met:

• Right of access concerning your data stored by us pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR,

• Right to rectification of inaccurate data pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR,

• Right to erasure concerning your data stored by us pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR,

• Right to restriction of processing concerning your data stored by us pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR

• Right to portability pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR,

• Right to withdrawal at any time pursuant to Art. 7 (3) GDPR of consent that may have been provided to us(Consent Manager); this has the result that in the future we are no longer allowed to continue to process data based on this consent.

• Right to lodge a complaint with a competent supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR, if in your view the processing of your personal data violates the rules of the GDPR.

If you wish to exercise your rights as a Data Subject according to the GDPR, we will gladly take up your request at any time – please send your queries to our e-mail address, privacy@thefilmpedia.com, and we will contact you within the grace period specified by the GDPR.

Right to Object

If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1), sentence 1, lit. f GDPR, you have the right of objection to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, provided that there are grounds for doing so that arise from your particular situation.

If you wish to exercise your right of objection, you can adjust the settings within our Consent Manager or send an e-mail to:privacy@thefilmpedia.com.

You can contact us with any questions regarding data protection via privacy@thefilmpedia.com.