LezWatch.TV (or ‘the site’) refers to this website, its services, and other related domains and subdomains thereof.
Last Updated: 20 November 2021
Like most websites, LezWatch.TV 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. LezWatch.TV also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. This information is not used to identify visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Certain visitors to LezWatch.TV choose to interact with the website in ways that require the gathering of personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information gathered depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, visitors who leave comments are required to provide a display name and email address. In each case, LezWatch.TV collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with the site. Information is not disclosed other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Comments: When visitors leave comments on the website, the collected data shown in the comments form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string are saved in order to help spam detection as well as monitor and prevent abuse and harassment by visitors.
Contact Forms: Using the contact form will send the administrators and managers of this site an email with the information you private, as well as your IP address and browser user agent string.
Aggregated Statistics: LezWatch.TV may collect and publish statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, LezWatch.TV may reveal how many visits a particular character got, or say which TV shows are most popular based on checks from our API, a web service used by our WordPress plugins an Amazon Skill. However, LezWatch.TV does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
3rd Party Services
We are a participant in affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to affiliated sites.
- Affiliates: Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, CBS Interactive, Commission Junction
- Analytics: Google, Jetpack
- Comments: Akismet (spam), Gravatar (user avatars)
- Contact Forms: Akismet (spam), reCAPTCHA (spam)
- Discussion: Slack (interface)
LezWatch.TV’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use the website. From time to time, LezWatch.TV may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
LezWatch.TV reserves the right to share all requests and messages sent (for example via a contact email or via one feedback mechanisms), in order to help clarify or respond to the request or to help support other users (for example, use the information to contact management or representation to confirm the accuracy of the person making a request).
Retention: If a visitor leaves a comment or uses the content form, the message content and user’s metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so future comments can be recognized and approved automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. 3rd Party services retain data per their own terms.
Requisition: Visitors who have left comments on this website or contacted the site via a contact form may request to receive an export file of the personal data held, including any data provided directly. Visitors can also request that we delete any personal data held. This does not include any data kept for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Requests for data and it’s deletion may be made via LezWatch.TV’s contact form.
LezWatch.TV takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
LezWatch.TV discloses potentially personally-identifying and non-personally-identifying information only to those of its managing members and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on LezWatch.TV’s behalf or to provide services available at LezWatch.TV, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those members may be located outside of your home country; by using LezWatch.TV, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.
LezWatch.TV will not rent or sell this information to anyone. Other than to it’s managing members as described above, LezWatch.TV discloses visitor information only when required to do so by law, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of LezWatch.TV, third parties, or the public at large.
Data Regarding Subject Matter
LezWatch.TV is a site that documents representation of queer media. It also documents and catalogues those actors who portray qualified characters. Identifiable information is documented in the process of generating this content on LezWatch.TV, found on the listing page for actors, however all information is publicly available. At no time is privileged or private information permitted to be posted here, and any such data will be removed immediately upon discovery.
All data added is collected from public resources, and personal content (for example, pertaining to sexuality) is only added if publicly stated by the subject. This may result in inaccurate data being recorded, however exceptional effort is made to ensure that LezWatch.TV respects the privacy of its subjects. We encourage actors, their management, or their legal representation to contact LezWatch.TV to correct any data found herein.
Requests for data, amendments, and deletion may be made via LezWatch.TV’s contact form.
Article 9(1) of the GDPR prohibits the collection of specific personal data, including sexual orientation. However exemptions are granted for personal data that was made public by the subject themselves, if the content is of substantial public interest, or if it is necessary for archiving purposes in the public interest.
Per LezWatch.TV’s current understanding of this law, data contained on this site that pertains to personal information of real people is not subject for removal. That said, we will update any data immediately per the request of the subject matter (i.e. the actor in question), their management, or other legal representation.