SAG-AFTRA ONLINE POLICIES
Updated August 8, 2012
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If you are not a SAG-AFTRA member, please be aware that some portions of the Site are available for the benefit of SAG-AFTRA members only and are not available to non-members. You may be denied access to certain portions of the Site if you are not a member in good standing of SAG-AFTRA.
If you are 18 years of age or older:
- You agree that by using the Site you represent that you are at least 18 years old and that you are legally able to enter into this Agreement.
- By using the Site and by clicking on the “I Accept” button below, you are creating a legal and binding agreement between you and SAG-AFTRA (the “SAG-AFTRA” or “us”), the owner of the Site, confirming your agreement with all of the Terms.
If you are under 13 years of age:
- You must provide the written verifiable consent of a parent or guardian to these Terms as a condition to your admission to and use of the Site. You will not be able to use or access the Site until you do so.
- Please have your parent or guardian complete the Consent of Parent or Guardian form linked above and return it to us as instructed on the form.
If you are 13 years of age or older but under 18 years of age:
- You must provide the written verifiable consent of a parent or guardian to these Terms or confirmation that you are an emancipated minor at least 13 years old as a condition to your admission to and use of the Site.
- SAG-AFTRA may grant you access to the Site on a provisional basis for a limited time from the date you first register, after which time your access may be suspended if you have not yet provided SAG-AFTRA with the required parental consents.
- Please have your parent or guardian complete the Consent of Parent or Guardian form listed above and return it to us as instructed on the form. If you are an emancipated minor, please complete this form for yourself and provide the required documentation in support of your status.
- Changes to the Site. SAG-AFTRA may add or change the content of the Site at any time and any additions or changes shall be automatically deemed covered by these Terms. SAG-AFTRA may terminate or suspend the Site or your access to the Site, in whole or in part, at any time. No such actions shall be deemed a breach or violation of this Agreement by SAG-AFTRA. SAG-AFTRA shall not be obligated to provide individual notice to you of any changes to the Site unless otherwise required by law.
- Posting User Content. You may not use the Site or post anything to the Site unless you are at least 13 years of age. If you desire to use the Site or post to the Site and you are under 13 years of age, you will be required to provide written consent from your parent or legal guardian. Click here for additional information. You are responsible for everything you post or transmit to or through the Site, including, for example, any photographs, audio clips, descriptions, biographical material, contact information, experience or other information you provide (“User Content”). User Content shall include all information and materials posted on or through the Site under your user ID. You agree to update all User Content to keep it current and accurate at all times. Some information you post on the Site, such as your iActor profile, is not private and may be accessed and viewed by others. SAG-AFTRA is not responsible for how such information is used by third parties. When using Site features like iActor, we recommend that you not disclose your home address, home telephone number or other personal information you may not want generally disclosed. Consider posting the contact information for your agent or manager instead. If you do not have an agent or manager, consider obtaining a post office box and an answering service.
- Inappropriate Content; Suspension or Termination of Account. You agree not to upload, download, display, perform, transmit, or otherwise distribute any content that (a) is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, threatening, or otherwise inappropriate for the Site’s users; (b) advocates or encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or foreign law or regulation; (c) advertises or otherwise solicits funds or is a solicitation for goods or services; or (d) infringes on the copyright, trademark, right of publicity or other intellectual property rights of others. SAG-AFTRA reserves the right to suspend or terminate your receipt, transmission, or other distribution of any such material using the Site, and, if applicable, to delete any such material from its servers. SAG-AFTRA may, in its discretion, suspend or terminate your account for any violation of these Terms. It is SAG-AFTRA's policy, in its discretion, to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who may infringe or repeatedly infringe the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of others. SAG-AFTRA further reserves the right to suspend or terminate your access to some or all of the Site if you fail to timely pay your SAG-AFTRA dues or if you are no longer a member of SAG-AFTRA in good standing. SAG-AFTRA intends to cooperate fully with any law enforcement officials or agencies in the investigation of any violation of these Terms or of any applicable laws.
- Passwords and User ID’s. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any user identification, password and account information for the Site. You may not share your user identification or password with anyone and you may not allow any others to use your account. You are responsible for all activities that occur under your user identification, password or account. You agree to notify SAG-AFTRA immediately of any unauthorized use of your account, user name, or password. SAG-AFTRA shall not be liable for any loss that you incur as a result of someone else using your account or password, either with or without your knowledge or consent. You may be held liable for any losses incurred by SAG-AFTRA, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents, members and representatives due to someone else’s use of your account or password.
- Restrictions. You agree that you shall not:
- a. interrupt or disrupt or attempt to interrupt or disrupt the Site in any way or prevent or impede any other party’s access to the Site;
- b. provide false or misleading information about yourself or others on or through the Site;
- c. post any User Content on or through the Site that contains or delivers any form of viruses, trojan horses, or any other form of malicious or harmful program.
- d. modify or change or attempt to modify or change any aspect of the Site;
- e. collect or store personal data about other users on the Site;
- f. violate or attempt to violate any security features of the Site, including, without limitation, accessing content or data not intended for you, or logging onto a server or account that you are not authorized to access;
- g. attempt to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of the Site, or any associated system or network, or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization;
- h. interfere or attempt to interfere with service to any user, host, or network, including, without limitation, by means of submitting a virus to the Site, overloading, "flooding," "spamming," "mail bombing," or "crashing;"
- i. use the Site to send unsolicited e-mail, including, without limitation, promotions, or advertisements for products or services;
- j. forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or in any posting using the Site; or
- k. attempt to modify, reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise reduce or attempt to reduce to a human-perceivable form any of the source code used by SAG-AFTRA in providing the Site.
- Any violation of system or network security may subject you to civil and/or criminal liability.
- Links to Third Party Sites. The Site contains links to third party sites and on line services, such as, for example thesagshop.com/thesagaftrashop.com, sagindie.org and sagfoundation.org (“Linked Sites”). Your dealings with such Linked Sites, including issues such as payment and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and the owners and operators of the Linked Sites. You shall abide by all of the terms and conditions related to your dealings with the Linked Sites. You release SAG-AFTRA from any responsibility or liability for your use of or access to the Linked Sites. Your use of and access to the Linked Sites is at your own risk. SAG-AFTRA shall not be responsible or liable in any manner for the results of your dealings with the Linked Sites or for the accuracy, currency, content, or quality of the information provided by such sites, and shall not have liability for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers or others on the Site. Linked Sites have no authority to bind or obligate SAG-AFTRA in any manner whatsoever. SAG-AFTRA generally does not screen or investigate the content or information contained in Linked Sites or their products, services or policies. Unless expressly stated, SAG-AFTRA does not endorse, sponsor or recommend any such other parties or their sites or the information contained on such sites.
- Union Access to User Content. SAG-AFTRA has the right to access all User Content you post on the Site and to monitor your activities on the Site. SAG-AFTRA can remove any User Content that SAG-AFTRA deems in violation of this Agreement or that it deems to violate SAG-AFTRA policy in effect from time to time. SAG-AFTRA has no obligation to review or reject any User Content and SAG-AFTRA shall not, as a regular matter, review, edit, censor or otherwise maintain any supervisory role with regard to its users’ activities or posted materials.
- Proprietary Rights. SAG-AFTRA owns all SAG-AFTRA copyrights, trademarks, service marks, intellectual property as well as the graphics, text, and contents of the Site (other than User Content posted by you or other users) and other proprietary materials (“SAG-AFTRA Intellectual Property”). You shall have no rights in any SAG-AFTRA Intellectual Property and you are not permitted to use any SAG-AFTRA Intellectual Property for any purpose. Others who post any information and materials to the Site, as well as those who advertise on the Site, may own rights to that information and material or such advertisements and other matters and you shall not copy, transmit, repost or otherwise use any such information and material or such advertisements and other matters anywhere without the express, prior and written permission of the owner of that information and material or such advertisements and other matters. You shall not be deemed to be a joint author of the Site and it is not your intention or SAG-AFTRA’s intention to be joint authors, as that term is defined in the United States copyright act. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Site. The copyright in all contents of Site is the property of SAG-AFTRA, all rights reserved.
- SAG-AFTRA Transfer Right. SAG-AFTRA shall have the right to sell, assign and otherwise transfer any or all of its rights in this Agreement and the Site to any other party including but not limited to parties owned and controlled by or related to SAG-AFTRA.
- Linking to the Site. SAG-AFTRA does not object to links made to the Site provided that the following guidelines are followed:
- a. Notification. SAG-AFTRA requests that it be notified prior to the establishment of a link from any external web site to http://www.sagaftra.org. or any portion thereof. Notification shall be sent to SAG-AFTRA at email@example.com.
- b. Plain Text Links. You may link to the Site using the plain text name: “Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists” or “SAG-AFTRA”. Unless SAG-AFTRA specifically agrees in writing, you may not use any of SAG-AFTRA’s other trademarks, service marks, logos, designs, images, photographs, or slogans to link to the Site. Due to content updates, it is recommended that any links to the Site be only to the home page of sagaftra.org.
- c. No Endorsements. You may not link to any part of the Site, or make reference to SAG-AFTRA, in a manner that suggests SAG-AFTRA has a relationship or affiliation with your site or you or that SAG-AFTRA endorses, sponsors or recommends your site or the information, products, or services on your site.
- d. Restriction. Unless SAG-AFTRA specifically agrees in writing, no part of the Site or its content may be incorporated into another site (e.g., by in-lining or framing or other formats). None of SAG-AFTRA’s names, logos, designs, images, photographs, slogans, trademarks, service marks, or any other words or codes identifying SAG-AFTRA’s website shall be used in any metatag or other information used by search engines or other information location tools to identify and select sites.
- Your Representations and Agreements. You represent, warrant and agree that:
- b. You are at least 18 years of age or that if you are younger than 18 years old, your parent or legal guardian has consented to your access to and use of the Site as well as these Terms pursuant to the parental consent required by SAG-AFTRA. Click here to view the required consent document.
- c. The User Content posted or transmitted on or through the Site does not and will not impair or violate any rights of any other person or entity, including, but not limited to, contract, copyright, trademark, trade dress, privacy, publicity or any other rights.
- d. The User Content complies and will comply with all applicable laws, statutes, regulations of any governmental or other body exercising jurisdiction over this Agreement, the Site or otherwise anywhere in the world.
- e. The User Content is original with you; that all information contained in the User Content is completely truthful, honest and not misleading in any way.
- f. You are solely responsible for full compliance with all federal, state and local laws, statutes, rules and regulations of the United States and similar enactments anywhere in the world regulating this Agreement, the Site or otherwise.
- g. You will not seek to hold SAG-AFTRA, or any of SAG-AFTRA’s subsidiaries, affiliates, owners, officers, directors, agents, members, attorneys or others liable in any manner for anything that may result from your or another person’s use of the Site or the User Content.
- h. You will indemnify, defend and hold harmless SAG-AFTRA, SAG-AFTRA’s subsidiaries, affiliates, owners, officers, directors, agents, members, attorneys as well as respective heirs, successors and assigns against any and all claims, demands, costs, awards, damages and the like, including attorneys’ fees and costs, that may arise from (i) your violation of these Terms, including a breach or claimed breach of any of your warranties, representations or obligations, or (ii) for any other cause of action or claims by any third party, including but not limited to any governmental body, relating to your User Content or to your use of the Site. The burden of proving that any User Content does not violate any laws or third party rights rests solely with you.
- These representations, warranties and agreements will survive the expiration or earlier termination of this Agreement.
THE SITE AND ALL OF THE COMPONENTS OF THE SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY LINKS AND ADVERTISING, ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF ANY KIND WHETHER AS TO USE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR OTHERWISE. SAG-AFTRA DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ANY OF THE MATERIAL YOU POST ON OR THROUGH THE SITE WILL BE SECURE. YOU ARE USING THE SITE AT YOUR OWN RISK. SAG-AFTRA SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ACTS OR OMISSIONS BY ANY PARTY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY “HACKERS” OR THOSE WHO MIGHT INVADE OR DISRUPT THE SITE OR TAKE INFORMATION INCLUDING MATERIAL YOU PROVIDE FROM THE SITE OR OTHERWISE. SAG-AFTRA DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THE OPERATION OF THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE.
SAG-AFTRA SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CORRECTNESS OR ACCURACY OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM THE SITE, WHETHER SUCH INFORMATION IS FROM SAG-AFTRA OR FROM ANY OTHER PARTY INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO BY OR FROM ANY LINKED PARTY, ADVERTISER OR ANY OTHER PARTY. SAG-AFTRA DOES NOT ENDORSE OR SUPPORT ANY MATERIAL POSTED BY ANY PARTY INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY ADVERTISER OR ANY OTHER PARTY. SAG-AFTRA SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ACTS OR OMISSIONS BY ANY PARTY INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY LINKED PARTY, ADVERTISER OR ANY OTHER PARTY INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY PARTY WHICH MAY PROVIDE SERVICES TO THE SITE OR TO YOU.
THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE SITE AND DATABASE IS PROVIDED FOR GENERAL INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE LEGAL ADVICE. SAG-AFTRA MAKES NO CLAIMS, PROMISES OR GUARANTEES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR ADEQUACY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN OR LINKED TO THE SITE AND DATABASE. AS LEGAL ADVICE MUST BE TAILORED TO THE SPECIFIC CIRCUMSTANCES OF EACH CASE AND LAWS ARE CONSTANTLY CHANGING, NOTHING PROVIDED HEREIN SHOULD BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR THE ADVICE OF COMPETENT LEGAL COUNSEL. YOU SHOULD NOT ACT OR REFRAIN FROM ACTING BASED ON INFORMATION AT THE SITE.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, SAG-AFTRA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PARTY FOR ANY DAMAGES OR COSTS OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR ANY OTHER MATERIALS OR SERVICES PROVIDED TO YOU BY OR THROUGH SAG-AFTRA, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, COMPENSATORY, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, PERSONAL INJURY OF ANY SORT, COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT, TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT, PATENT INFRINGEMENT, LIBEL, SLANDER, INVASION OF PRIVACY, INTERFERENCE WITH THE RIGHTS OF PUBLICITY, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, LOST PROFITS, WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, BREACH OF CONTRACT, FAILURE TO PAY FOR SERVICES OR WORK, OR ANY FAILURE OF SAG-AFTRA OR ANY OTHER PARTY TO PROVIDE INTERNET ACCESS OR ACCESS TO THE SITE FOR ANY PERIOD OF TIME. THIS LIMITATION WILL APPLY REGARDLESS OF THE FORESEEABILITY OF THOSE DAMAGES AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARISE OUT OF BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY OR FORM OF ACTION. THE WITHIN LIMITATION OF WARRANTIES MAY BE LIMITED BY THE LAWS OF CERTAIN STATES OR OTHER JURISDICTIONS AND SO SOME OF THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU AND YOU MAY HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT MAY VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
- a. The Site is provided by Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, located at 5757 Wilshire Blvd., 7th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90036-3600. If you have any complaints about the Site, you can contact SAG-AFTRA at the above address. Please be sure to note all such correspondence ATTN: Legal Department/Website Policies.
- b. If you believe your copyright rights have been violated by any content on this website, you should notify SAG-AFTRA’s Designated Agent. The name of SAG-AFTRA’s agent is Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, General Counsel, located at 5757 Wilshire Blvd., 7th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90036-3600, facsimile (323) 549-6624. You may view the SAG-AFTRA Copyright policy here.
- c. This Agreement shall be subject to and interpreted under the laws of the state of California applicable to agreements wholly to be performed therein, without regard to conflicts of laws rules, as well as the laws of the United States, where applicable. This Agreement is the complete understanding between you and SAG-AFTRA with respect to the subject matter.
- d. SAG-AFTRA may add to or change the provisions of this Agreement by posting such changes on the Site but without any individual notice to you except as may be required by applicable law. If you use the Site after such change is so posted, you will be deemed to have accepted such change and such change shall be made a part of this Agreement.
- e. A waiver of any provision of this Agreement, or any claimed breach thereof, shall not be deemed a waiver of any other provision or breach. All remedies available to SAG-AFTRA in this Agreement and under applicable law are cumulative and the exercise by SAG-AFTRA of any remedy shall be without prejudice to SAG-AFTRA’s exercise of any other rights or remedies available to SAG-AFTRA.
- f. Any dispute arising under this Agreement shall be determined only by a court of competent jurisdiction in Los Angeles, California. You expressly consent to personal jurisdiction in such state and in such court. In any action under this Agreement, the prevailing party shall be entitled to attorneys’ fees and court costs. In the event any portion of this Agreement shall be held invalid or unenforceable it shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the rest of this Agreement. All of the provisions of this Agreement shall survive the termination of this Agreement for any reason.
- Effective Date: The effective date for these Terms is August 8, 2012.
- A. Kinds of Information Collected. SAG-AFTRA collects information from you and about you and your use of the Site and uses that information in various ways.
- Registration. In order to register for the Members Only portions of the Site, you may be required to provide or confirm personal information including your legal name, professional name, address, business contact information, representation and representation contact information, telephone numbers, geographic branch with which you are affiliated, member number, the last four digits of your social security number and other information to verify your identity and to provide you with access to the Members Only area of the Site (“Registration Information”). You will also be asked to create a password and to provide a password hint, in the event you lose or forget your password. You may be required to confirm this information from time to time.
- Traffic and Transaction Data. Our servers automatically recognize visitors’ domain names and IP addresses (the number assigned to computers on the Internet). Some limited personal information about you may also be collected in this process. The Site may also gather anonymous “traffic data” that does not personally identify you, but that data may be helpful for marketing purposes or for improving the services we offer. In addition, we may use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our site, or to display the content according to your preferences. Traffic and transaction information may also be shared with business partners and advertisers on an aggregate and anonymous basis.
- Contact Data. SAG-AFTRA may collect your legal name, professional name, address, residence address, business contact information, representation and representation contact information, telephone numbers, fax numbers, email addresses, and other contact information. This information may be used by SAG-AFTRA to communicate with you, including in regard to SAG-AFTRA business including financial matters or otherwise, and may be used by SAG-AFTRA for any purposes related to the business of SAG-AFTRA, including mergers, acquisitions and other business transactions, including any dealings with other organizations whether or not related to SAG-AFTRA. SAG-AFTRA may also disclose this information to affiliates or to third parties it has contracted with to perform certain services on its behalf or to administer certain member benefits. Additionally, some site features allow you to opt-in to share your contact information with third parties, such as with the SAG-Producers Pension & Health Plan and/or the AFTRA Health & Retirement Plan, or any successor benefit plan.
- Resume Data. On the iActor online casting area of the Site, you may enter resume data about yourself, such as your name, address, professional experience, representation, special skills and training, physical characteristics, portrayable age range, head shots, sound clips, video clips, contact and representation information and other data relevant to your potential employment as an actor (“Resume Data”). Resume Data may also include data SAG-AFTRA enters automatically from your member records and you are responsible for confirming the accuracy of such information. Your Resume Data will not be available for viewing by third parties until you register your iActor account and elect to make your Resume Data publicly viewable. Please see the iActor Member Guide and Tutorial, as it may be updated from time to time (the “iActor Member Guide”), for more information on the types of data collected in the iActor portion of the Site. Your Resume Data is specifically intended by you to be made available to third parties such as casting directors, producers, directors, agents and others and may be used by such parties to contact you and evaluate your potential employment. You hereby authorize SAG-AFTRA to make all such disclosures of your Resume Data to third parties as contemplated in the iActor Member Guide and this Agreement. SAG-AFTRA may disclose your Resume Data via the Internet, in published directories or by any other means. Recipients will be required to agree that they may use such information only to contact you for legitimate employment opportunities and to keep such information confidential and secure, but SAG-AFTRA cannot make any guarantees of compliance by third parties and SAG-AFTRA will not be responsible in any manner should such parties fail to comply with their agreements with SAG-AFTRA, such as, for example, by publishing or re-distributing your Resume Data. SAG-AFTRA is not responsible for ensuring the identity or motivations of such third parties and you release
SAG-AFTRA from any liability or responsibility for the actions or omissions by recipients of your Resume Data.
NOTE: Information you post on iActor portion of the Site is not private and may be accessed and viewed by others. SAG-AFTRA is not responsible for how such information is used by third parties. We recommend that you not disclose your home address, home telephone number or other personal information you may not want generally disclosed. Consider posting the contact information for your agent or manager instead. If you do not have an agent or manager, consider obtaining a post office box and an answering service.
- Return Email Addresses. When you send email inquiries to SAG-AFTRA, your return email address is used to answer the email inquiry we receive. SAG-AFTRA does not use the return email address for any other purpose and does not share the return email address with any third party unless specifically authorized by you in the email inquiry.
- Surveys. SAG-AFTRA may periodically conduct surveys on the Site or engage others to conduct such surveys. SAG-AFTRA encourages you to participate in these surveys because they provide SAG-AFTRA with important information that helps SAG-AFTRA to improve the types of services SAG-AFTRA offers and how SAG-AFTRA provides them. Participation in SAG-AFTRA’s surveys is voluntary. SAG-AFTRA may take the information SAG-AFTRA receives from individuals responding to these surveys and combine (or aggregate) it with the responses of other visitors to the site to create broader, generic responses to the survey questions (such as gender, age, residence, hobbies, education, employment, industry sector, or other demographic information). SAG-AFTRA may then use the aggregated information to improve the quality of SAG-AFTRA’s services, and to develop new services and products and for other SAG-AFTRA-related uses including but not limited to that this aggregated, non-personally identifying information may be shared with third parties. SAG-AFTRA will take commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that any parties SAG-AFTRA engages to conduct such surveys agree that they may not use such information except to provide it to SAG-AFTRA and that they must keep such information confidential and secure but SAG-AFTRA does not guarantee that such parties will do any of the foregoing and SAG-AFTRA will not be responsible in any manner should such parties fail to comply with such agreement.
- Credit Card Data. When you make payments by credit card online, SAG-AFTRA shall obtain your credit card and related information but such credit card and related information shall be used only to process your payment and shall not be retained by SAG-AFTRA. SAG-AFTRA may use third party services to process your credit card transaction.
- Eligibility Information. To access information about your eligibility to participate in SAG-AFTRA, you will be required to post your social security number and first and last names. This information will be used by SAG-AFTRA only for the limited purpose of communicating with you about your eligibility.
- Unclaimed Residuals; Foreign Royalties. To access information about whether SAG-AFTRA is holding any unclaimed residuals or foreign royalties on your behalf, you will be required to post your first and last names. This information will be used by SAG-AFTRA only for the limited purpose of providing your search results.
- B. Advertisers and Other Parties.
- C. Your Rights to Opt Out and Change or Delete Your Information.
If you do not wish to receive e-mail or other correspondence related to SAG-AFTRA’s or other parties’ marketing, promotions, products or services, please follow the procedures outlined in the Email Opt-Out page. You may change or delete the information you provide, other than Resume Data, by accessing your online account. If you desire to cease using the iActor portion of the Site, please remove all Resume Data in your iActor account. To change or delete Resume Data on the iActor Site, please follow the procedures in the iActor Member Guide.
SAG-AFTRA encourages parents and legal guardians to become involved in the online activities of their children and to discuss the child’s use of the Internet and disclosure of information to any parties.
If you are under the age of 13, you must provide your parent’s or legal guardian’s email address or other contact information from which SAG-AFTRA may obtain your parent’s or legal guardian’s consent before you give out any information on the Site. Please have your parent or guardian complete the Consent of Parent or Guardian form listed above and return it to us as instructed on the form.
Although the Site is not directed at children under the age of 13, we recognize that some of our members are under the age of 13 and that they may want to participate in all of the benefits SAG-AFTRA offers via the Site. Full participation in the Site requires the collection and submission of personally identifiable data. Rather than restricting access to the Site to those 13 years of age or older, SAG-AFTRA has opted to make its on line services available to all of its members. In doing so, SAG-AFTRA desires to comply with the requirements of The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which was established by Congress to protect children’s online privacy. COPPA requires that Web site operators adhere to specific guidelines regarding the collection and handling of personally identifiable information about children under the age of 13. For more information about COPPA and your child’s rights to online privacy, visit the Children’s Privacy section of the FTC’s website here.
COPPA requires that website operators provide parents with certain information and obtain parental consent prior to permitting children under the age of 13 to access and use the Site.
- A. What types of information do we collect about children?
- Children can view content on the public portion of the Site without any personal information being collected. We do not collect personal information from children unless they register for an account to access the sections of the Site requiring a login.
- During our registration process we may collect a child’s first name and last name, parent's e-mail address, parent’s telephone number, child’s birth date, SAG-AFTRA member number, last four digits of the child’s social security number and password. The child is also asked to provide a password hint, in the event the password is lost or forgotten. We collect birth dates to validate the ages of our guests, including children. We may also collect a child’s e-mail address for the purpose of sending the child e-mail related to their activity with SAG-AFTRA and on the Site. Note that all sites that are directed to children under 13 are prohibited by law from conditioning a child’s participation in an online activity on the child providing more personal information than is reasonably necessary.
- We may collect personal information from parents in order to allow kids to participate in certain features located on our Sites. These features may include job boards, instant message chatting, sending e-mail, posting and sending resumes, posting on message boards, interacting with third parties, and other similar activities. In the course of a child’s participation in these features, a child may also provide us additional information about himself or herself, such as the contents of his or her chat or message board postings. We also allow registered users to update their contact information or other SAG-AFTRA records.
- If a parent allows us to collect personal information about their child, the child will have access to and be able to use the iActor online casting area of the Site. On iActor a child may enter resume data about himself or herself, such as name, address, professional experience, representation, special skills and training, physical characteristics, portrayable age range, head shots, sound clips, video clips, and other data relevant to his or her potential employment as an actor (“Resume Data”). Resume Data may also include data SAG-AFTRA enters automatically from a child’s member records. Please see the iActor Member Guide and Tutorial, as it may be updated from time to time (the “iActor Member Guide”), for more information on the types of data collected in the iActor portion of the Site. We recommend that our members not disclose their home address, home telephone number or other personal information they may not want generally disclosed. This is of particular concern in the case of children. Consider posting the contact information for your child’s agent or manager or the parent’s office contact information, instead. If you do not have an agent or manager, consider obtaining a post office box and an answering service.
- If a parent allows us to collect personal information about their child, we will permit the child to access and use the iActor online casting area of the Site. On iActor a child may enter resume data about himself or herself, such as name, address, professional experience, representation, special skills and training, physical characteristics, portrayable age range, head shots, sound clips, video clips, and other data relevant to his or her potential employment as an actor (“Resume Data”). Resume Data may also include data SAG-AFTRA enters automatically from a child’s member records. Please see the iActor Member Guide and Tutorial, as it may be updated from time to time (the “iActor Member Guide”), for more information on the types of data collected in the iActor portion of the Site. We recommend that our members not disclose their home address, home telephone number or other personal information they may not want generally disclosed. This is of particular concern in the case of children. Consider posting the contact information for your child’s agent or manager instead or the parent’s office contact information. If you do not have an agent or manager, consider obtaining a post office box and an answering service.
- B. How do we use and share the personally identifiable information that we have collected about children?
- To personalize communications from SAG-AFTRA to a child (such as news and updates), we may use the child’s name and mailing address or email address. We may collect a child’s e-mail address in order to send communications relating to his or her membership in SAG-AFTRA. SAG-AFTRA may, from time to time, contract with third parties to perform these communication services on its behalf and may disclose a child’s information to such third parties. In addition, personal information regarding a child may be disclosed in the course of a child’s participation in certain interactive features such as message boards.
- Registered users are able to update their contact information of record with SAG-AFTRA. The information collected may include the child’s address(es), phone number(s), and email address(es). This includes the child’s primary contact information, the child’s billing address and the address to which the child wishes residuals to be sent. The child may also opt-in to share the child’s contact information with the SAG-Producers Pension & Health Plan and/or the AFTRA Health & Retirement Plan, or any successor benefit plan. SAG-AFTRA may also, from time to time, disclose a child’s information to affiliates or to third parties it has contracted with to perform certain services on its behalf or to administer certain member benefits. For example, each year, SAG-AFTRA discloses members’ names and contact information, including such information pertaining to members under the age of 13, to its affiliate, Screen Actors Guild Awards, LLC, for purposes of allowing members to participate in activities related to and voting for the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Additionally, SAG-AFTRA may disclose, via its Actors to Locate Service, contact information for the child’s agent, if any, or the child’s business contact phone number.
- In the course of administering claims under its industry agreements (for example, in collecting and distributing unpaid theatrical or television residuals), SAG-AFTRA may use and disclose information relating to the members affected thereby, regardless of the manner by which that information was collected. This may include information provided through the Site.
- SAG-AFTRA allows its members to pay their membership dues through the Site. Through the Dues Online feature, SAG-AFTRA collects certain information necessary to complete the transaction, including a credit card number, expiration date and security code and the billing address associated with the card. This information is shared with the third party credit card processor and is used solely for the purposes of completing the authorized transaction.
- The iActor portion of the site is intended to serve as a “job board.” On the iActor portion of the site, Resume Data is specifically intended to be made available to third parties such as casting directors, producers, directors, agents and others and may be used by such parties to contact the child and evaluate his or her potential employment. Such third parties can search and view Resume Data of participating Guild members and Guild members may communicate directly with such third parties, including transmission of resume data to them. You hereby authorize SAG-AFTRA to make all such disclosures of the child’s Resume Data to third parties as stated above and contemplated in the iActor Member Guide. Third parties will be required to agree that they may use such information only to contact the child or his or her representative for legitimate employment opportunities and to keep such information confidential and secure, but SAG-AFTRA cannot make any guarantees of compliance by third parties and SAG-AFTRA will not be responsible in any manner should such parties fail to comply with such agreement.
- D. How can parents access, change or delete personally identifiable information about their child ?
- At any time parents can refuse to permit us to collect further personal information from their child and can request that any personal information we have collected be deleted from our records. We use two methods to allow parents to access, change, or delete the personally identifiable information that we have collected from their child.
- (a)A parent can access, change, or delete his or her child’s personal information by logging on to the child’s account located at SAGAFTRA.org. The parent will need to have their child’s member name and password. If your child has forgotten the password, click on ‘Forgot Password?” link on the home page and follow the instructions
- (b) A parent can contact our customer service department to access, change, or delete the personal information that we have collected from his or her child by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the child’s member name and the parent's e-mail address in the e-mail so that we can better assist you with your inquiry or request.
If you need further assistance, please contact us at:
5757 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036-3600,
Facsimile: (323) 549-6624
You may also telephone us at (800) 724-0767. (If you are not 18 years of age or older, you must have your parent or guardian's permission to call this number.
Certain features of the SAG-AFTRA web site require the collection, use and disclosure of personally identifiable information. An example is our iActor feature, an on line casting site which permits our members to post their resumes which will be searchable by casting directors, directors and others seeking to hire talent.
As you may be aware, state and federal law require website operators to implement certain protections prior to granting children access to interactive functions of the iActor website including. As part of those protections, website operators must obtain "verifiable parental consent" to the child's use of the website. In accordance with those protections, SAG-AFTRA policy is to lock children under the age of 13 out of the portions of our Site that permit the collection or submission of personally identifiable data until we receive your written consent. If your child is 13 or over but under 18 years of age, our policy is to provide him or her with provisional access for thirty (30) days at which time access will be suspended until such time as your child provides us with your written consent.
Kindly complete, sign and date the parental consent form in the space provided and then either mail or fax it back to the SAG-AFTRA at the address or fax number provided. Please also include a copy of your current valid driver's license.
After SAG-AFTRA receives your letter, a SAG-AFTRA representative may call you to confirm your identity and status as the parent or legal guardian of the indicated child and that you signed the letter.
Thank you for your cooperation.