Privacy at YouTube
We work hard to provide transparency and meaningful choice when you use YouTube. More information about our privacy safeguards is provided below.
YouTube Privacy Guidelines
Our Privacy Guidelines explain YouTube's privacy process, factors we take into account when processing complaints, and tips on handling privacy complaints for both the complainant and the uploader.
Reporting a privacy violation
Every day, thousands of people come to YouTube to share videos and engage with one other. We want you to feel safe when you're on YouTube, which is why we encourage you to let us know if videos or comments on the site violate your privacy or sense of safety.
If a video contains your personal information without consent, including your image, name or national identification number, you can contact us through our Privacy Complaint Process.
Private video sharing
We created YouTube to make it easy for people to share their videos with the world. That said, sometimes you may not want everyone to see your video or your channel, and would rather share your work with only a small group of friends or family. Check out these links to help you do just that:
- Getting Started: Protect your password
- Unlisted Videos (limited to people who know the video link)
- Private Videos (limited to 25 YouTube users)
- Editing your channel for privacy
YouTube Safety Center
In the YouTube Safety Center you'll find information and tips for using YouTube, including ways to manage any abuse on the site as well as resources for educators and parents. For more tips on privacy and YouTube, check out the Safety Center's Protecting Your Privacy page..