My Recent Videos Privacy Notice - YT Version

Personal Information

  • Browsing My Recent Videos You can watch videos on My Recent Videos without having a My Recent Videos Account. You also can contact us through the My Recent Videos Help Center or by emailing us directly without having to register for an account.
  • Your My Recent Videos Account. For some activities on My Recent Videos, like uploading videos, posting comments, flagging videos, or watching restricted videos, you need a My Recent Videos. We ask for some personal information when you create an account, including your email address and a password, which is used to protect your account from unauthorized access.
  • Usage Information. When you use My Recent Videos, we may record information about your usage of the site, such as the channels, groups and favorites you subscribe to, which other users you communicate with, the videos you watch, the frequency and size of data transfers, and information you display about yourself as well as information you click on in My Recent Videos (including UI elements, settings). If you are logged in, we may associate that information with your My Recent Videos Account. In order to ensure the quality of our service to you, we may place a tag (also called a "web beacon") in HTML-based customer support emails or other communications with you in order to confirm delivery.
  • Content Uploaded to Site. Any personal information or video content that you voluntarily disclose online (e.g., video comments, your profile page) may be collected and used by others. If you download the My Recent Videos Uploader, your copy includes a unique application number. This number, and information about your installation of the Uploader (version number, language) will be sent to My Recent Videos when the Uploader automatically checks for updates and will be used to update your version of the Uploader.


  • If you submit personal information to My Recent Videos, we may use that information to operate, maintain, and improve the features and functionality of My Recent Videos, and to process any flagging activity or other communication you send to us.
  • We do not use your email address or other personal information to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent. We may use your email address without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major My Recent Videos changes or for customer service purposes). You also can choose how often My Recent Videos sends you email updates in your My Recent Videos Account settings page.
  • We use cookies, web beacons, and log file information to:  (a) store information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit My Recent Videos; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information; (c) monitor the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns; (d) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors and pages viewed; and (e) track your entries, submissions, and status in promotions, sweepstakes, and contests.

Information That is Publicly Available

  • When you create a My Recent Videos Account, some information about your My Recent Videos Account and your account activity will be provided to other users of My Recent Videos. This may include the date you opened your My Recent Videos Account, the date you last logged into your My Recent Videos Account, your age (if you choose to make it public), the country and the number of videos you have watched.
  • Your My Recent Videos Account name, not your email address, is displayed to other users when you engage in certain activities on My Recent Videos, such as when you upload videos or send messages through My Recent Videos. Other users can contact you by leaving a message or comment on the site.
  • Any videos that you submit to My Recent Videos may be redistributed through the internet and other media channels, and may be viewed by other My Recent Videos users or the general public.
  • You may also choose to add personal information which may include your name, gender, profile picture or other details, that will be visible to other users on your My Recent Videos Account channel page. If you choose to add certain features to your My Recent Videos Account channel page, then these features and your activity associated with these features will be displayed to other users and may be aggregated and shared with your friends or other users. Such shared activity may include your favorite videos, videos you rated and videos that you have uploaded.

Your Choices

  • If you have a My Recent Videos Account, you may update or correct your personal profile information, email preferences and privacy settings at any time by visiting your account profile page.
  • You may control the information that is available to other users and your confirmed friends at any time by editing your My Recent Videos Account and the features that are included on your channel page. If you have enabled Active Sharing, other users may see that you, as identified by your account name, not your email address, are watching the same video.
  • You may, of course, decline to submit personal information through My Recent Videos, in which case you can still view videos and explore My Recent Videos, but My Recent Videos may not be able to provide certain services to you. The privacy notices of those services govern the use of your personal information associated with them.