Privacy Policy

Who we are

Screenwave Australia PTY LTD (herein referred to as “Screenwave”, “we”, “us” and “our”) is a company which promotes cinema and screen education, principally through the Screenwave International Film Festival (SWIFF), Nextwave Youth Film Festival – Nextwave Online Program, which it conducts annually. In performing its functions (including the processing of Subscriptions) Screenwave may be provided with or obtain personal information from you.

The website pertaining to these terms is www.nextwavefilm.com.au.

Screenwave maintains a policy of confidence concerning the personal information it obtains. Screenwave’s privacy policy has been developed in accordance with the National Privacy Principles of the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988 as amended by the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012 (Privacy Act).

By accessing the website located at www.nextwavefilm.com.au (Nextwave website) and/or subscribing to Nextwave Online, you consent to the terms of this privacy policy (including the use and disclosure of your personal information in the manner outlined below).

We want to assure you that whatever personal information you give us will be used by us, Screenwave Australia, only. Any information collected from this site is entirely confidential and will not be distributed, disclosed or traded with anyone without your consent.

Data collection in general

We at Screenwave respect your privacy. www.nextwavefilm.com.au will not collect ‘personally identifying information’ about individuals unless specifically and knowingly provided by such individuals. In other words, there is no reason for Screenwave to access your user profile or extract your personal details.

Information about you may be gathered:

  • When purchasing a Subscription via our online portal;
  • When provided with a Subscription via our online portal;
  • When signing up for our e-news service at www.nextwavefilm.com.au
  • When entering our Nextwave Short Film Competition at www.nextwavefilm.com.au.

The only details we will collect are those you choose to supply us with at the time of buying, signing up, or entering. Screenwave will have sole access to any data you supply and used only to provide the services you have requested of us.

Data collection for statistical purposes

While your ‘personally identifying information’ is protected as outlined above, we may also, on occasion, collect what is legally referred to as ‘anonymous aggregated data’. In other words, information that simply relates to you as a ‘person’ and not as an individual, solely for statistical purposes. We may use this information for analysis to create profiles for the separate parts of the site. The collected data will not contain any ‘personally identifying information’ about you. We do not link this information with visitors to the site.

We gather this data to help us understand which parts of our websites are the most popular, where our visitors are going, and how much time they spend there. This information means that we can improve the site and concentrate on making sure that you continue to enjoy it! Your personal information is safe with us.

Online subscription purchases

This website facilitates the sale of subscriptions to the Nextwave Online workshop program.

Online subscription payment

Screenwave uses eCommerce to provide a secure environment for the authorisation of credit card transactions over the Internet. Confidential information including client credit card details are encrypted the moment they are transmitted from the client’s browser to the banking network using industry standard SSL 128-bit RC4 encryption technology.

A customer’s credit card details are not stored anywhere on the Internet and the only company who has access to this data is the merchant’s bank. The bank also sends confirmation information via the same encryption technology back to the client’s browser. These secure processes provide clients with peace of mind when purchasing online.


As is standard practice on many corporate websites, www.nextwavefilm.com.au uses “cookies” and other technologies to help us understand which parts of our websites are the most popular, where our visitors are going, and how much time they spend there. We also use cookies to customise your experience and provide greater convenience each time you interact with www.nextwavefilm.com.au. The cookie itself does not contain any ‘personally identifying information’.

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can set your browser to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. However, it is possible that some parts of www.nextwavefilm.com.au will not function properly if you do so.

Direct Marketing

Personal information will only be used or disclosed for direct marketing purposes with your consent. In circumstances where Screenwave cannot practically obtain your consent, Screenwave may still engage in direct marketing to you, but will:

a) advise you that you can be taken off the mailing list at any time; and
b) display its contact details clearly in each direct marketing publication.


If you require access to your personal information which Screenwave holds, you may request to review such information to ensure that it is accurate and up to date. This will be subject to any exemptions allowed under the Privacy Act.

If you are not allowed access to your personal information, you will be informed of which exemption(s) under the Act prevent such access. If Screenwave incurs any costs in its provision of access to you, Screenwave may charge you a reasonable fee for this service.

Accuracy and Security

Screenwave takes all reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information it retains is accurate, complete and up to date. If any personal information Screenwave holds is incorrect, please contact us immediately and Screenwave will take all reasonable steps to correct it.

All personal information is kept within a secure environment.

Information stored on Screenwave’s computer database is protected by fire walls and requires password access to designated personnel.

If it is reasonably determined that Screenwave no longer requires your personal information for the purposes provided for under this Privacy Policy, Screenwave will take reasonable steps to destroy the information or ensure that the information is de-identified.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Screenwave reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time without notice, so please review these terms frequently.

(Un)Solicited emails

Screenwave will not send you emails unless you have first given your consent, have agreed to subscribe to a service, or have signed up for our e-news editions.

Full details on how to unsubscribe will be included in every email bulletin.

A special note to kids

Please ask your parents, teacher or guardian for permission before you send any information about yourself (your name, address, e-mail address, etc.) to us or anyone else over the Internet.

Parents and guardians

We encourage you to get involved with your children’s online usage and to be aware of the activities in which they are participating. Any ‘personally identifying information’ collected by www.nextwavefilm.com.au from children will only be used by Screenwave and its subsidiaries, and affiliates for internal purposes such as market research, and may sometimes be included in our internal database, if the person agrees by submitting ‘personally identifying information’. However, such information will not be posted or published by us, nor sold, rented or provided to any third parties.

Additionally, what is called ‘anonymous aggregated data’ may sometimes be provided to our advertisers for statistical purposes as described above.

If you have any concerns regarding privacy issues, or anything else, please contact us at contact@screenwave.com.au.

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