Privacy Policy

  • Privacy Policy

    Thank you for visiting the Catch&Release, Inc. website (“Site”) located at the URL  The Site is owned and operated by Catch&Release, Inc. (“Catch&Release”).

    Your privacy is important to us.  This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) details certain policies implemented throughout Catch&Release governing Catch&Release's collection,  use and disclosure of personally identifiable information about users of our Site, the Catch&Release Platform and our services to curate, clear, promote and license high-quality, curated content for commercial applications (“Services”).

  • Scope

    This Policy applies to Personally Identifiable Information that is Processed by Catch&Release through the services and any other online offerings (together with any and all future online offerings) operated by or on behalf of Catch&Release.   “Personally Identifiable Information” is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.  This Policy is intended to meet requirements globally, although our business activities are focused primarily in the United States.

  • Privacy Policy updates

    Due to the Internet's rapidly evolving nature, Catch&Release may need to update this Policy from time to time.  If so, Catch&Release will post its Policy on our Site along with a change notice on the Site. Catch&Release may also send registered users of the Catch&Release Licensing Platform™ (the “Platform”)a notice that this Policy has been changed.  Catch&Release encourages you to review this Policy regularly for any changes.  We will indicate an updated Policy through an updated effective date at the top of this Policy.  Your continued use of this Site, the Platform, our Services and/or continued provision of personally identifiable information to us after the posting of such notice will be subject to the terms of the then-current Policy.

  • Information collection

    You can generally visit Catch&Release’s Site without revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself.  However, in certain sections of this Site and in order to use the Platform, Catch&Release requires you to submit your personally identifiable information.  When you register to use the Platform as a client, you will be required to provide Catch&Release with personally identifiable information such as your email address, company name and other contact information.  When you register to use the Platform as a Catch&Release Contributor, you will be required to provide Catch&Release with personally identifiable information such as your name, username, email address, company name, address, phone number, personal website url and/or personal social media usernames, handles or the like, and information regarding your content.  When you register to receive Catch&Release’s newsletter or other communications, you will be required to provide Catch&Release with personally identifiable information such as your name, email address, company name and other contact information. When you seek a career opportunity through the job postings on the Site, you will be required to provide Catch&Release with personally identifiable information such as your name, email address and resume or LinkedIn URL.

    Catch&Release also may invite you to submit questions, comments and request information from Catch&Release.  Catch&Release will collect any personally identifiable information that you include in such communications to Catch&Release, such as your name, email address and whether you are a contributor, agency, brand or content maker.

  • Updating personally identifiable information

    User of the Platform have the ability to review and update their information on their user account page.

  • Information use

    Catch&Release will acquire, hold, use, and process Personally Identifiable Information based on the legal grounds and for the legitimate business purposes outlined in this Policy or as otherwise clearly identified at point of collection, including:

    • If you are a user of the Platform, <> Catch&Release will use your personally identifiable information to provide access to assigned projects on the Platform.  In addition, if you are a Contributor, we may provide your personally identifiable information to potential customers (licensees) of your content through our Platform or offline in connection with the Services.
    • Catch&Release may use your personally identifiable information to deliver certain information you have requested, verify your authority to enter certain password protected areas of the Platform and/or Services, send you notices about Catch&Release’s Services that you have used or that may be of interest to you, and improve the content and general administration of the Site, Platform and the Services.

    In addition, we may use your Personally Identifiable Information:

    For administrative purposes:  Catch&Release may also use your Personally Identifiable Information for our administrative purposes, such as to measure interest in and/or develop the Services, ensure internal quality control, comply with regulatory requirements, prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities, and enforce our Terms of Use:

    To market our products and Services:  Catch&Release’s use of Personally Identifiable Information may also include for purposes of providing you with materials about offers, products, and Services that may be of interest, including new content or Services.

    Other purposes: Catch&Release may use Personally Identifiable Information for other purposes for which we have a legitimate interest, such as direct marketing, individual or market research, anti-fraud protection, or any other purposes disclosed to you at the time you provide Personally Identifiable Information and/or with your consent.

    To create anonymous and/or aggregated information:  Catch&Release may use Personally Identifiable Information and other information about you to create anonymized and aggregated information, such as de-identified demographic information, de-identified location information, information about the computer or device from which you access our Services, or other analyses we create. The Site collects information in order to evaluate and improve the operation of the Site.  The Site may track the total number of visitors to the Site, the number of visitors to each page of the Site, browser type, IP addresses, External Web Sites (defined below) linked to and other aggregated data. Catch&Release may analyze the aggregate data for trends and statistics in the aggregate but such information will be maintained, used and disclosed in aggregate form only and it will not contain Personally Identifiable Information.  Catch&Release may use such aggregate information to analyze trends, administer the Site, track users' movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. Anonymized or aggregated information is not Personally Identifiable Information, and we may use such information in a number of ways, including research, internal analysis, analytics, and any other legally permissible purposes. We may share this information within Catch&Release and with third parties for our or their purposes in an anonymized or aggregated form that is designed to prevent anyone from identifying you.

  • Cookies

    Catch&Release uses both “Session ID Cookies” and “Persistent Cookies” (as defined below and collectively “Cookies”).  A Session ID Cookie expires when you close your browser.  A Persistent Cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time.  You can remove Persistent Cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser's "help" file.

    On the Site and the Platform, Catch&Release uses Session Cookies to make it easier for you to navigate and to improve and track your overall experience using the Site and the Platform.  For the Site, Catch&Release sets a Persistent Cookie to store your general usage behavior, including IP addresses which can be considered Personally Identifiable Information, but not other Personally Identifiable Information.  Persistent Cookies enable Catch&Release to track, store and target the interests of its users to enhance the experience on the Site and the Platform. If you reject Cookies, you may still use the Site, but your ability to use some areas of the Site may be limited.

    On our Platform, we use Session Cookies to make it easier for users to navigate and to improve and track the overall user experience.  For the Platform, Catch&Release sets a Persistent Cookie to authenticate your login and authorization to use the Platform. Persistent Cookies also enable Catch&Release to track and store your settings within the Site and unique identifiers that we use to establish how the Platform operates.  If you reject Cookies, you will not be able to use the Platform.

  • Disclosure of personally identifiable information

    We may share your Personally Identifiable Information as described in this Policy (e.g., with our third-party service providers; to comply with legal obligations; to protect and defend our rights and property) or with your permission.

    Disclosures to Protect Us or Others (e.g., as Required by Law and Similar Disclosures):  Catch&Release may access, preserve, and disclose your Personally Identifiable Information, other account information, and content if we believe doing so is required or appropriate to:  (i) comply with law enforcement or national security requests and legal process, such as a court order or subpoena; (ii) respond to your requests; (iii) protect yours’, ours’ or others’ rights, property, or safety; (iv) to enforce Catch&Release policies or contracts; (v) to collect amounts owed to us; (vi) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation or prosecution of suspected or actual illegal activity; or (vii) if Catch&Release, in good faith, believes that disclosure is otherwise necessary or advisable.

    Catch&Release will disclose your Personally Identifiable Information if Catch&Release reasonably believes it is required to do so by law, regulation or other government authority or to assist in any investigation, to protect Catch&Release’s rights or our users' rights or to enforce our Terms of Use.

    Catch&Release will not sell your Personally Identifiable Information to any company or organization; however, Catch&Release may transfer your Personally Identifiable Information to a successor entity upon a merger, consolidation or other corporate reorganization in which Catch&Release participates, or to a purchaser of all or substantially all of Catch&Release's assets to which the Site and the Platform relate.

  • Links to third-party sites

    The Site may provide links to other websites or resources over which Catch&Release does not have control ("External Web Sites").  Such links do not constitute an endorsement by Catch&Release of those External Websites. You acknowledge that Catch&Release is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and further agree that Catch&Release is not responsible for the content of such External Web Sites.  Your use of External Web Sites is subject to the terms of use and privacy policies located on the linked to External Web Sites.

  • Security

    Catch&Release employs administrative, physical and technical safeguards that are reasonably designed to help protect your Personally Identifiable Information from loss, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction.  Catch&Release may use, without limitation, firewalls, password protection, secure socket layer, and other security measures to help prevent unauthorized access to your Personally Identifiable Information.

  • Notice to European users

    The Site, the Platform and our Services on the Platform are targeted for users in the United States of America.  Any information you enter on the Site or the Platform may be transferred outside of the European Union to the United States of America, which does not offer an equivalent level of protection to that required in the European Union.  In particular, you are advised that the United States of America uses a sectoral model of privacy protection that relies on a mix of legislation, governmental regulation, and self-regulation.

    Article 49 of the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (“General Data Protection Regulation” or “GDPR”) allows for transfer of personal data from the European Union to a third country if the individual has provided appropriate consent  to the transfer of personal information, regardless of the third country's level of protection. By using the Site, Platform or the Services, you consent to the transfer of all of Your personal data collected by Catch&Release to the United States of America.  You understand and recognize that the United States may not offer an equivalent level of protection to that required in the European Union, and you consent to the processing of your Personally Identifiable Information by Catch&Release on its servers located in the United States of America as described in this Policy.

  • Children's Privacy

    Catch&Release recognizes the privacy interests of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children's online activities and interests.  Neither our Site, Platform, nor our Services are intended for children under the age of thirteen. Catch&Release does not target its Platform, Services or its Site to children under the age of thirteen.  Catch&Release does not knowingly collect Personally Identifiable Information from children under the age of thirteen.

  • Questions? Contact us

    If you have any questions regarding this Policy please contact us via email at


    This Privacy Policy was last updated: May 7, 2019

    This Privacy Policy is effective as of: May 7, 2019