Privacy Policy

Consistent with the Tennessee Screenwriting Association’s (“TSA”) mission as a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization that promotes the art and craft of screenwriting, the TSA is committed to protecting your privacy. The following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) states the TSA’s policies regarding collection, use and processing of information that we collect about you through our website (the “Website”) or through other means, including paper submissions, that can be used to directly and/or indirectly identify you as an individual (“Personal Data”). As used in this Privacy Policy, “you” includes any identifiable individual, including members of the TSA and non-members.

This Privacy Policy is effective as of May 24, 2023. Residents of the European Economic Area (“EEA”), which includes the member states of the European Union (“EU”), should consult the sections of this policy relating to the “Rights of EEA Residents” and “International Data Transfers” for provisions that may also apply to them.


The parties to this agreement are as follows: Tennessee Screenwriting Association (“TSA”) and “User.”  “User” is defined as a person authorized by the TSA to visit, browse, view or any other way connect to and/or with the Website.  Hereinafter, the terms “User,” “you” and “your” all refer to the User of the Website. User understands that the TSA has sole discretion over the use of its Website and that TSA can revoke User’s account and privileges at TSA’s sole discretion.


There are two types of information that TSA may collect from you: (1) Personal Data, which includes information that may be used to directly or indirectly identify an individual, including your name, e-mail address, physical address, phone number, credit card/PayPal account information and other information about you; and, (2) Usage Data, which is anonymous data collected if you are not logged in to the Website about your use of the Website that is not linked to you personally and may not be used to identify you.

You may enter the Website and browse its contents without submitting any Personal Data. However, if you submit information to TSA through the Website or communicate with TSA through other means regarding membership, payments, or other matters, TSA may at that time collect Personal Data about you. When you submit Personal Data to TSA, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your Personal Data for the purposes set forth in this Privacy Policy. In addition, TSA collects, uses and processes Personal Data to provide you with benefits and services, including collective bargaining agreement negotiations and enforcement. Your Personal Data is also used by TSA to send you e-mail communications and communications regarding matters such as dues, events of interest to the screenwriting community, and other matters.

If you connect to TSA’s Website through a third-party website, such as Facebook, TSA does not collect any Personal Data regarding you unless you provide such through TSA’s Website. Third-party websites are governed by their own separate privacy policies.

Whether or not you submit Personal Data to the TSA, TSA may collect, store or accumulate certain Usage Data based on your use of TSA’s Website, such as information regarding which of TSA’s pages are most popular, the browser you use, your computer’s IP address, the URL you visited immediately prior to using TSA’s Website, and the URL you visited immediately after using TSA’s Website. Such information is not linked to any Personal Data that TSA collects about you.


TSA uses and processes the Personal Data that TSA collects from you to respond to your requests, inform you of relevant information and events, maintain and develop TSA’s Website, communicate with you, and to calculate and provide you information about your rights and benefits, including dues payments and to fulfill contractual obligations. If you do not provide us with Personal Data about yourself, TSA will not be able to provide you with certain information and services. You will be given an opportunity to opt out of receiving certain publications, but you cannot obtain certain benefits and services from TSA without submitting your Personal Data for processing by the TSA.

TSA may share your Personal Data with Service Providers only to the extent necessary for them to perform their functions. We do not share your Personal Information unless it is necessary to fulfill TSA’s responsibilities, including providing information, services or benefits to you.  TSA will not disclose, rent, sell or share any Personal Data with unaffiliated third parties for marketing purposes.

TSA may use Usage Data in aggregate form for internal purposes, such as generating statistics and usage information. TSA may share or transfer such aggregate, non-personally identifiable Usage Data to Service Providers for administrative, analytical, research, optimization, security or other purposes, but no such information will be linked with your Personal Data or be used to identify or contact you.

TSA may share your Personal Data: (i) in response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process; (ii) to establish or exercise our legal rights; (iii) to defend against legal claims; (iv) in conjunction with collective bargaining negotiations or enforcement; or, (v) as otherwise required by law.

TSA may also share your Personal Data when TSA believes it is appropriate to (i) investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal or suspected illegal activities; or, (ii) to protect and defend the rights, property or safety of the TSA, you, or other persons.

TSA will not share your Personal Data if such sharing is prohibited by applicable privacy and data protection law, including, without limitation, the EEA’s General Data Protection Regulation effective May 25, 2018 (“GDPR”).


This section of the Privacy Policy is applicable to residents of the European Economic Area (“EEA”). The EEA consists of the member states of the European Union, i.e., Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom, and Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway. This section also applies to residents of Switzerland and, in the event of its departure from the EU, residents of the United Kingdom. Residents of the EEA and Switzerland are referred to here as “EEA Residents.”

From May 25, 2018, all processing of Personal Data of EEA Residents is performed by the TSA in accordance with the GDPR (2016/679 Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons regarding the processing of Personal Data and on the free movement of such data).

Under the GDPR, the TSA is both the controller and processor of the Personal Data of EEA Residents. The TSA’s purpose for collecting and processing Personal Data from EEA Residents is related to their membership in the TSA and their access to the Website, to inform EEA Residents regarding relevant information and events, to maintain and develop the Website, to communicate with EEA Residents regarding services provided by the TSA, and to fulfill contractual obligations. The legal basis for collecting Personal Data is the consent of EEA Residents to obtain services, from the TSA’s legitimate interest in providing services to EEA Residents. If EEA Residents do not provide Personal Data to the TSA or they withdraw consent for processing such Personal Data, the TSA may not be able to provide such residents with information regarding their rights, or provide services to them, including those rights conferred by contract.

EEA Residents may obtain information about the Personal Data that the TSA holds about them through the procedures set forth below in “Your Rights and Obligations.”


If you are a resident outside the United States, including in the EEA, TSA transfers Personal Data provided by you for processing in the United States. Under the GDPR, the TSA is considered a “controller” and a “processor” of the Personal Data of EEA Residents. By providing Personal Data to the TSA for the purpose of obtaining services, you consent to the processing of such data in the United States. Please note that the United States does not have data protection laws equivalent to those in the EEA and other jurisdictions.


TSA takes commercially reasonable and appropriate technical and organizational precautions to protect your Personal Data against loss, misuse, unauthorized disclosure, alteration and destruction. However, please remember that no transmission of data over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while TSA strives to protect your Personal Data, TSA cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to TSA or from TSA, and you do so at your own risk.

In addition, while TSA takes commercially reasonable steps to govern TSA’s Service Providers’ use and protection of your Personal Data, TSA ultimately has no control over and are not responsible for the privacy practices of such parties.

If you believe your Personal Data is being improperly used by TSA or any third party, please immediately notify TSA via email at


In order to improve your user experience, we may use cookies, web beacons or similar tracking technologies. These “Cookies” are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. Generally, Cookies work by assigning to your computer a unique number that has no meaning outside of the Website. Our Cookies do not generally contain any personally identifying information. Most web browsers automatically accept Cookies, but you can usually configure your browser to prevent this. However, not accepting Cookies may make certain features of the Website unavailable to you. By using our Website, you consent to our use of Cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy, which permits us to use Cookies every time you visit our Website.


TSA does not knowingly collect or solicit Personal Data directly from anyone under the age of 13. If you are under 13, please do not send any information about yourself to TSA, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. If TSA learns that they have collected Personal Data from a child under age 13, TSA will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you are a parent or guardian of a child under 13 years of age and you believe your child has provided TSA with Personal Data, please contact TSA at


When registering your membership account on TSA’s Website, you will have the ability to “opt in” to receiving TSA e-mails.  Alternatively, if you initially decide to receive e-mails from TSA but later decide you no longer wish to receive those communications, you can opt out through the Contact TSA page of the Website or by contacting one of the TSA Board of Directors.


TSA’s Website or emails may contain links to third party websites to which we have no affiliation. Except as set forth in this Privacy Policy, TSA does not share your Personal Data with those websites and is not responsible for the privacy policies of any other website or its management of your Personal Data. Because they may treat your data differently than TSA does, TSA suggests you read the privacy policies on those third-party websites prior to submitting any Personal Data.


If you are a resident of the EEA and wish to access the Personal Data that the TSA has about you or have any questions relating to the processing of your Personal Data, please contact TSA at with the subject line “GDPR Data.”

If you use the Website, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and for restricting access to your computer or device, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account.


TSA may change this Privacy Policy from time to time by publishing a new version on the Website.  TSA may notify you of changes to this policy by email or on the Website.  If you have any questions about the changes that were implemented, please contact us at and include “Information Regarding Updated Policy” in the subject line.


If you have questions or comments about this Policy, please contact TSA at with “Privacy” in the subject line of your email.