TERMS & CONDITIONS

“Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man.”

– Henry Adams –

The fine print.

Lights Film School (owned and operated by “Lights Media Collective LLC”) is strongly committed to protecting your privacy while interacting with our content, products, and services. We want to provide a safe and secure environment for you as our visitor, customer, and student.

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to help ensure that all information provided by you will not be used for any other activity other than what you (visitor/buyer) and we (Lights Film School) agree upon. Our goal is to provide you with a satisfying experience while allowing you to control your privacy and to give you a means to voice any questions or concerns you may have.

This policy applies only to Lights Film School and not to other companies’ or organizations’ websites to which our website is linked.

Collection of Information

Information is collected from you only if your consent is given. For example, if you sign up for our free newsletter, you will be required to give us your email address. This email address will be used for the sole purpose of sending you your free newsletter and nothing else. Any information you provide us will not be sold or distributed to any third party and will not be used by Lights Film School for anything other than the original purpose intended.

Lights Film School collects two types of information. The first type is anonymous information. For instance, we may collect information to tell us that five thousand people visit this Privacy Policy today, but we do not know their names, email addresses, where they live, or their dates of birth – they are “anonymous” to us. Many of the individuals who access our services are anonymous to us.

The second type of information that Lights Film School collects is personal information. Lights Film School will collect personal information that lets us know the specifics of who you are – such as your name, email address, or postal address – when you provide it to us. With this information, Lights Film School can send you products and communicate through email with you.

We will specifically ask for personal information about you when you sign up to purchase our products. Certain information may be required, such as your name, internet address or screen name, billing address, type of computer, or credit card number, in order to provide our service or product to you.

How much of your personal information that you choose to disclose to Lights Film School is completely up to you. The only way we know something about you personally is if you provide it to us; for example, if you were to take part in a film competition on our website, you might decide to provide us with your contact information.

Use of Anonymous Information

Lights Film School automatically gathers anonymous information to monitor the use of our website, like the numbers and frequency of visitors to our website, very much like traditional television ratings that tell the networks how many people tuned in to a program. We only use such data in the aggregate. This collective data helps us determine how much our audiences use parts of the site, so we can improve our website to assure that it is as appealing as we can make it for as many users as possible.

Use of Personal Information

Lights Film School will only use the personal information you have chosen to provide us for the purpose for which you provided it. We will not use your personal information for any other purpose without your consent.

Disclosure

There will be occasions where it will be necessary for Lights Film School to disclose your personal information to third parties. We may be required by law to disclose the information, or we may be required to disclose your personal information to third parties to provide the service you have requested; for example, if you purchase products online from us, Lights Film School will need to disclose your personal information to third parties in order to bill and deliver your products. However, the disclosure will only be made where it is necessary to fulfill the purpose for which you disclosed your personal information. Other than stated above, we do not disclose personal information that you may give us, such as your name, address, email address, or telephone number, to any organization or person outside Lights Film School unless you have authorized us to do so.

No Sale of Personal Information

Under no circumstances will Lights Film School sell or receive payment for licensing or disclosing your personal information.

Security

Lights Film School operates secure data networks that are designed to protect your privacy and security. Our e-commerce sites (WooCommerce, Stripe, and PayPal) have their own Security and Privacy Issues documents which can be found on their websites.

Certificate & Accreditation

Lights Film School is a non-accredited private education provider. Due to the high costs of accreditation (that will subsequently increase student enrollment costs), we prefer to keep our courses affordable and have designed Lights Film School without accreditation, so as to make the learning as accessible as possible. However, you will receive a personalized certificate upon successful completion of the course.

Insurance

Students are required to obtain and pay for their own production insurance. Lights Film School is not responsible for personal injury or property damaged caused by students’ projects.

Number of Registered Users for One Product

Only one product is allowed to be accessed/downloaded for each user. If multiple people wish to use the same account/file to complete quizzes, exams, and assignments, then the corresponding number of registered products needs to match the number of people using them. We only allow one user per product.

Age Minimum

We require our students to be 18 years of age or older at the time of enrollment. If a parent or guardian decides to enroll an individual younger than 18 years of age in our course, then they are agreeing to them being presented with some adult themes.

Money-Back Guarantee

We offer a 30 day money-back guarantee. However, in order to receive a 100% refund, we ask that our customers do not upload for review any of their completed assignments before asking for their money back. $30 will be deducted for each assignment uploaded if the customer does request a refund.

Privacy Concerns or Complaints

If you have any concerns or complaints relating to online privacy issues on our websites, then please notify Lights Film School by visiting our contact page. While Lights Film School accepts no liability for any materials or links posted to the service, we will investigate all complaints.

WE’RE ON OUR STUDENTS’ SIDE.

Here’s what they have to say!

“Lights Film School is the ideal stepping stone; I love how it takes you through the entire filmmaking process. Learning the technical side was appealing & the course exceeded my expectations. The tutors are experienced & incredibly knowledgeable. Lights opened a whole new world for me.”

Aaron Falvey

“Having a dream to create films, but not having any real formal training made me a prime candidate for Lights Film School… I revisited my final project, and it was broadcast on local PBS stations. Thanks for giving me a solid foundation and the confidence to follow my dreams!”

Gregory Fish

“Lights Film School has been an amazing experience! By the time I graduated, I had secured two film jobs, developed my showreel, and achieved film schooling! Lights is the perfect school for anyone who wants to work towards a film certificate whilst having enough time for a full-time job.”

Nick Kingan

With limited time and experience, I enrolled in Lights Film School. I’m so glad that I did. It was challenging while still being supportive and accessible. Instructors were very attentive and the online school community was always open to sharing ideas and experience. The online platform itself was quick to learn and easy to follow. I’ve come away with technical skill, a honed lens for what makes a good film, and the confidence to pursue this career!

Kelly Legge

“I am very pleased with how thoroughly the program is constructed with theoretical knowledge, concrete examples, videos and other material. My filmmaking skills have reached a completely different level after studying at Lights. Especially the feedback from the teachers has been priceless!”

Jussi Pohjolainen

“The flexibility of the Lab Chats allowed me to work around my busy schedule. The live lectures are very thorough in covering the necessary elements relevant to developing my skills as a filmmaker. They also give me an opportunity to ask questions directly to industry professionals.”

Sharvon Urbannavage

“It’s easy to recognize and respect the expertise of the instructors, who have been responsive to my questions as well as helpful and generous with their direction. The chatroom lecture format has been surprisingly easy to get used to. They’ve helped improve my work enormously.”

Charlie McDougall

“I would like to thank Lights Film School and everyone who is a part of your program! Because of Lights Film School, I now work in video full time and have made some really awesome short independent films that have gotten attention from big name video game developers and publishers.”

Jason Forge

“There are, undoubtedly, many free filmmaking resources on the internet, but these are scattered and disconnected… The Lights Film School course, conversely, guides its students through a highly structured curriculum with regular assignments and excellent feedback!”

Julian Eyre

SOUND GOOD?

Then we invite you to start learning how to create professional narrative and documentary films, using the gear you already have, wherever you live.

We’ll be with you every step of the way, with guidance, community, and resources from beginning to end!

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