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YT Tracker - Terms & Conditions & Privacy Policy

August 22, 2018

Introduction

You will find below details about the terms and conditions you agree to by using YT Tracker. I invite you to fully read it and make sure you understand its content prior to signing up to YT Tracker.

YT Tracker: Terms and conditions

Edouard Barbier operates the website and the YT Tracker mobile application (the “Service”) also known as YT Monetization Analytics Tool (name on the AppStore subject to change for search and discovery purposes).

The app is made available to you on an “as in”, “with all faults and “as available” basis.

The app relies on data available via the YouTube API and like any platform (understand “the app”) built on top of a public API subject to change, I cannot guarantee that the app will function or maintain the same level of service in the future. That is applicable for both free and paid users.

Please read this section carefully since it limits the liability of YT Tracker. By signing up to use YT Tracker, your use of the app is at your own discretion and risk. YT Tracker makes no claims or promises with respect to the quality, the accuracy or reliability of the app, its security, or its content.

To use YT Tracker you have to log in with a Google account used to manage your YouTube channel. In order for you to access the features offered by YT Tracker you will need to grant some permissions for the app to access some of your YouTube data. These permissions are subject to change at any time while you use the app.

The purpose of these permissions is to enable the app to access some datasets specific to your YouTube channel needed to power features offered inside the app. For example, accessing your YouTube Analytics data allows the app to run some computations to display the number of subscribers you currently have and show you how far you are from hitting the requirements for monetization on YouTube.

By signing up to YT Tracker you authorize me to contact you via email in a reactive manner. I will not send unwanted emails but I might contact you directly via email if you send me a feedback or suggestion via the app or if you email me directly.

YT Tracker: Privacy Policy

Why do I need to collect and process some of your data?

If you have already used the app, it will be pretty obvious but to make it clear for everyone, I have designed this app with a business model that lets me generate revenues without having to sell your data or do anything creepy with it. The app only collects and processes some of your data to:
- Generate and present personalized insights for you based on your YouTube Channel Analytics data. - Improve the app experience by analyzing in-app usage and other important events happening inside the app.

What kind of data are stored?

When you sign up to use YT Tracker, you register with the Google (Gmail) account that is used to managed your YouTube channel.

Once you do so, the following data are collected:

A. Personally identifiable data:

  • First name (as provided on YouTube)
  • Last name (as provided on YouTube)
  • YouTube channel name
  • Country code
  • Email address (included email addresses shared as part of the Beta Tester’s program)
  • YouTube channel image url

These data are collected to make the app experience possible and make sure you get the best possible support whenever you contact me. For example, I need your email address so you can directly contact me from the app and I can quickly email you back as soon as I receive you message(s).

The country code is just an indication for me to better understand where users are based. This can inform potential developments. For example localizing the app in Spanish could be considered if I suddenly see many users signing up from Mexico.

Your YouTube channel URL is useful to understand if your subscriber count is publicly available or not as this is a requirement to get the app to work properly.

Your Channel name is displayed in the app on several screens.

You will see your channel profile picture displayed in the app at different spots, please know that your photo is only stored locally on your device and is not uploaded to my servers. I only store the url to the photo (the one you already uploaded on YouTube) and the app loads your profile picture from there before saving it in your device’s cache (locally) so it loads faster next time you use the app.

B. Analytics data:

Once you grant permissions for the app to access your YouTube data, the app is authorized to load data from your YouTube channel (analytics, revenue, user interactions etc.). Each feature inside the app requires a specific set of data. No data is used, collected or processed outside of the scope of the features offered in the app.

The data stored on my servers by default when you sign up are:

  • Subscriber count
  • Watch time (past 365 days)
  • View count
  • Video count
  • Video tags exported

For Pro users, additional data can be collected and processed to provide additional insights such as the milestones feature or the predictions feature which collect additional set of data and display insights based on the processing of this data.

C. Usage data:

We may also collect information based on your usage of the app. This is always done with the sole purpose of improving the experience for YT Tracker’s users.

Examples: e.g. frequency and duration of usage, significant events and encountered errors if application has crashed etc. Some of this data is processed by Firebase Analytics (which tracks user engagement and major events happening inside the app to provide insights to developers) and Crashlytics (which provide crash reporting insights allowing developers to fix issues faced by users while they experience the app).

I am also relying on Google Analytics to capture website analytics for this webpage which sits on my personal website even though you are most likely reading it from within the app. When your are browsing my website, small files (known as “cookies”) are saved onto your device to collect analytics information about how users browse the site by our analytics service.

Internet address of your computer, tablet or phone is anonymised in the analytics service I use and these cookies are not used to identify you personally. You can opt-out of analytics cookies at any time.

Where are your data stored?

I use Firebase to store your data in a secure way. The tokens required to authorize the fetching of your data on YouTube’s servers are never leaving your device for safety reasons. They are not stored on my servers which protect you from seeing your channel harmed in case YT Tracker’s Firebase database was to be hacked.

Can I request that YT Tracker deletes all the data collected about me and my YouTube channel?

Yes, you can email me via the contact form which can be found in YT Tracker’s settings tab. Start your message with: “YT Tracker - Data deletion request” and let me know that you would like to see your channel data deleted. You will need to provide your channel URL so I can find the relevant data to delete. I will then proceed with the deletion of your data in a timely manner (I read my emails very regularly) and you will get notified once this is done. Rest assure that request your data to be delete will only delete the data on YT Tracker’s servers and your YouTube Channel’s data won’t be impacted at all. Once deleted, if you wish to use YT Tracker again in the future, you will have to create a new account from scratch.

I have a question about my data

If you have a question about this privacy and how your data are collected, used and stored when you use YT Tracker, please feel free to email me at edouard.developer@gmail.com with the subject line “Data question” and let me know how I can help you.

Changes & updates

If YT Tracker makes changes to Terms and Conditions or Privacy Policy, these changes will be posted on the page in a timely manner. We reserve the right to modify these terms & conditions and/or privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently (at least on every app update).

In case of a business transaction in which a portion or all of YT Tracker business is acquired, we will notify you as described above in this paragraph.