Privacy Policy

Last modified: 10-01-2017


The website (the “Website”) of the Copy Protection Technical Working Group (“CPTWG”) is operated by DVD Copy Control Association, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation (”DVD CCA”). We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy.

This policy describes the types of information CPTWG may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the Website and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.

This policy applies to information CPTWG collects:

  • on this Website, if any;
  • in email, text, and other electronic messages between you and us regarding this Website, if any; and
  • in presentations that you give at CPTWG meetings which are subsequently posted on the Website.

It does not apply to information collected by:

  • DVD CCA through any other means, including on any other website operated by DVD CCA or any third party; or
  • any third party, including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from or on the Website.

Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Website. By accessing or using this Website, you agree to this privacy policy. This policy may change from time to time (see Changes to Our Privacy Policy). Your continued use of this Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.

Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It

We collect several types of information presenters at CPTWG meetings that may be included in the presentations posted on the Website, including information by which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, email address, telephone number, and any other identifier by which you may be contacted online or offline (”personal information”). In addition, the operation of the Website may collect information about your Internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website and usage details.

We collect this information directly from you when you provide it to us, and automatically as you navigate through the Website. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses, and information collected through cookies and other tracking technologies.

Your presentation materials are posted on the Website and are accessible to others at your own risk. We do not limit access to certain pages nor do we provide the ability to set certain privacy settings for protecting confidential information.

As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:

  • details of your visits to our Website, including traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website; and
  • information about your computer and Internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type.

The information we collect automatically is statistical data and does not include personal information.

The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include “cookies” (or “browser cookies”). A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system may issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Website.

How Your Information Is Used

All presentation materials posted on the Website are accessible to the public. The personal information that you provide in your presentation materials that are posted on the Website may be used to contact you, to identify you as the source of the materials, or for other purposes that we do not control. If you do not want your personal information to be available in this way, do not include it in your presentation materials.

Correcting or Deleting Personal Information

You may request that any personal information in the presentation materials that you have provided to us be corrected or deleted by providing a revised copy of your presentation materials with your personal information corrected or deleted, to substituted for the original version of your presentation materials posted on the Website. However, the replacement version of the presentation materials should otherwise remain the same as the original materials. Copies of your original presentation materials may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or might have been copied or stored by other users of the Website.

Responsibility for Presentation Materials

Any presentation materials that you provide at a CPTWG meeting will be considered non-confidential. By providing such materials, you grant DVD CCA, the CPTWG, and our affiliates and service providers, and each of their and our respective licensees, successors and assigns, the right to use, reproduce, modify, display, perform, distribute, and otherwise disclose to third parties any such materials for any purpose.

You are responsible for any presentation materials that you submit or contribute, and you, not DVD CCA or the CPTWG, have full responsibility for such content, including its legality, reliability, accuracy, and appropriateness. Neither DVD CCA nor CPTWG is responsible or liable to any third party for the content or accuracy of your presentation materials posted on the Website.

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless DVD CCA, CPTWG, and our affiliates and service providers, and each of their and our respective licensees, successors and assigns, and their and our respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, and suppliers, from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses, or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to your presentation materials posted on the Website or your use of any information obtained from the Website.

Links from the Website

The Website may contain links to other sites and resources provided by third parties. These links are provided for your convenience only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to this Website, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites.

These third parties may use cookies or other tracking technologies to collect information about you when you use their websites. We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used.


We have implemented measures designed to secure the content of the Website from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, or alteration. Unfortunately, the Internet is not completely secure. We cannot guarantee that security measures of the Website cannot be circumvented or that unauthorized alterations of the presentation materials on the Website cannot be made.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

It is our policy to post any changes we make to our Privacy Policy on this page with a notice on the Website home page that the Privacy Policy has been updated. If we make material changes to how we treat your personal information, we will notify you by email to the primary email address that we have on file for you. The date this Privacy Policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable email address for you, and for periodically visiting our Website and this Privacy Policy to check for any changes.

Contact Information

To ask questions or comment about this privacy policy and our privacy practices, you can contact us using our Contact Us form.