About the design of the site

This site is using the WordPress theme PureBlog created by Blogging Themes Syles.

The header image was made by gagnonm1993 from Pixabay and the site icon by Freepik from Flaticon.

About the running of the site

This website is hosted by:

Infomaniak Network SA, rue Eugène-Marziano 25, 1227 Genève, Suisse/Switzerland (www.infomaniak.com).

For any inquiry or complaint, you can send the author an email at: phil.vign@gmx.fr.

Copyright issues

As indicated by the logo at the bottom of the pages, this website has endorsed the principles and rules of Creative Commons and uses the license CC Attribution – Non Commercial – No Derivatives License, or CC-BY-NC-ND. The writings published on this website are the work and intellectual property of Movies Notes and the author. Needless to say that the author would very much appreciate that his readers respect these rules (and he invites them to learn more about the Creative Commons universe).

The images used to illustrate the texts are obviously the sole properties of their owners and/or their authors, unless they are copyright-free. The purpose in using them was just to provide illustrations to the criticism and analysis of the movies discussed in this website. If the use of an image raises a problem, let me know about it please (see the email address above) – a solution would be found.

Privacy policy

As of July 2022.

About this site and this policy

The domain name of this website is “Notes on Movies” and the address is https://www.notesonmovies.com.

The following paragraphs purport to inform you on this site’s policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information received from the users.

What personal data is collected and what is the purpose

We use your personal information only for providing and improving the site. By using it, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

While using our site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you.

Personally identifiable information can include, but is not limited to, your name. Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our site. This data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our site that you visit as well as the time and date of the visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.


When you leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also your IP address and browser user agent string so as to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it (the Gravatar service privacy policy is available here).

After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

Be aware that these websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive.

Like many sites, we use these cookies to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may
not be able to use a portion of a website.

If you want to leave a comment on the website you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment.


This website is monitored by Google Analytics.

Google analytics is used to record information about the pages a user has seen, for example the URL of the page, time of day, device used, etc. The information collected is anonymised and sent to Google Analytics for analysis.

Google Analytics mainly uses first-party cookies to report on visitor interactions on this website. User may disable cookies or delete any individual cookie (learn more here).

In addition, Google Analytics supports an optional browser add-on that – once installed and enabled – disables measurement by Google Analytics for any site a user visits. Note that this add-on only disables Google Analytics measurement.

Google Analytics also collects Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to provide and protect the security of the service, and to give website owners a sense of which country, state, or city in the world their users come from (also known as “IP geolocation”).

Spam detection

Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service, which would be sent personal data. In this site we use Antispam Bee (more on this tool here).

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the contents of this comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely – this is only to allow us to recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We use all reasonable and appropriate physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards to protect personal data from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction, taking into account the nature of the Personal Data and risks involved in processing that information.


We may change this Privacy Policy at any time. The most recent version of the Privacy Policy is indicated by the date at the top of the Privacy Policy text. All changes are effective immediately upon posting. Please review this Privacy Policy frequently to stay updated on changes that may affect you. Your continued use of this website signifies your continuing consent to be bound by this Privacy Policy.