Last update: December 15th 2023
You will find below details about the terms and conditions you agree to by using YT Tracker for YouTube. I invite you to fully read it and make sure you understand its content prior to signing up to YT Tracker for YouTube.
Terms and conditions
Edouard Barbier operates the website and the ‘YT Tracker for YouTube for YouTube’ mobile application (the “Service”).
The app is made available to you on an “as in”, “with all faults and “as available” basis.
YT Tracker for YouTube for YouTube relies on data available via the YouTube API Services and like any application built relying on a public API, it is subject to change. I cannot guarantee that the Service will function or maintain the same level of service and functionality in the future as there are dependencies that could change and that I have to work with. That is applicable for both free and paid users.
Please read this section carefully since it limits the liability of YT Tracker for YouTube. By signing up to use YT Tracker for YouTube, your use of the app is at your own discretion and risk. YT Tracker for YouTube 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 for YouTube 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 for YouTube 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 for YouTube you authorize me to contact you via email. You might for instance receive a “Welcome email” after you first create an account on YT Tracker for YouTube. I might also contact you directly via email if you send me a feedback or suggestion via the app or if you email me directly.
1.0. YT Tracker for YouTube complies with Google API Services User Data Policy & Limited Use Requirements
TLDR: None of the data associated with your channel is transfered, shared or sold to any other businesses. Your estimated revenue data are only visible to you. They remain on your device and are deleted if you uninstall YT Tracker for YouTube.
YT Tracker for YouTube’s use of information received from Google APIs will adhere to Google API Services User Data Policy, including the Limited Use requirements.
1.1. Why does YT Tracker for YouTube need to collect and process some of your data?
YT Tracler is designed with a freemium business model that allows to 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.
- Generate social content to help users promote their channel and videos on social media.
- Improve the app experience by analyzing in-app usage and other important events happening inside the app.
1.2. What kind of data are stored?
When you sign up to use YT Tracker for YouTube, 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
- Channe URL
- 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. 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)
- Shorts views (past 90 days)
- View count
- Video count
- Challenge data (i.e. subscribers gained between 01 March 2021 and 30 March 2021)
C. User generated data
YT Tracker for YouTube offers the ability to store video ideas that users have thought of and might want to publish later. These data are stored on a server and loaded to the app whenever needed. These data points aren’t accessible to anyone but the user who created them.
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 for YouTube’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.
2.0. Where are your data stored?
YT Tracker for YouTube uses Firebase, owned by Google, 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 our servers which protect you from seeing your channel harmed in case Firebase was to be hacked.
2.1. How is your data shared with 3rd party companies?
We may share some of the information collected, including personal information in the following cases:
Services providers: YT Tracker for YouTube relies on SendGrid (a mailling service) to send email communications. As part of YT Tracker for YouTube’s communication effort, your email address may be disclosed to this partner.
Acquisition & Business operations: In the event of YT Tracker for YouTube being acquired, information collected from you may be transfering to the acquiring company as part of a business transaction. All users would be notified in the event of such transaction.
Legal requirements: We may disclose the information we collect from you to comply with the law, in the case of a judicial proceeding, legal process, or in response to a court order or a subpoena.
2.3. Can I request that YT Tracker for YouTube deletes all the data collected about me and my YouTube channel?
Yes, at any time you can request your data and YT Tracker for YouTube account to be deleted. There is an option in the Settings tab inside the app. This option will delete data required for the app to function properly while you are actively using it. This will be not affect your YouTube Channel data or videos but only the data stored on YT Tracker for YouTube servers.
Once deleted, there is no recovery option available and if you wish to use YT Tracker for YouTube again in the future, you will have to create a new account from scratch.
If you have any question related to this, please use the contact form inside YT Tracker for YouTube (Settings tab) to contact me.
2.4. How can I revoke YT Tracker for YouTube’s access to my YouTube channel data?
When you sign in to YT Tracker for YouTube, you allow YT Tracker for YouTube to ‘read’ some of your channel analytics data. You may also revoke YT Tracker for YouTube’s access to your Analytics data via the Settings tab at any time. This will log your channel out of the Service and you will need to re-sign in to use its features.
At any time, you can revoke the access & permissions granted to YT Tracker for YouTube to read data via the YouTube API Services via the steps described on the following page: Google security settings.
2.5. 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 for YouTube, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Data question” and let me know how I can help you.
2.6. How is your data used?
You data is used to:
- Provide the service YT Tracker for YouTube offers, a set of features to help users better understand how their YouTube channel is doing, promote their content and learn how to grow on YouTube.
- Taylor the content and in-app experience based on the level of success users' channel have already achieved.
- Communicate with users with news, educational content, promotions and special offers. Communication is done via Push notifications (if opted-in) and via emails.
3.0. About advertising
Some ads can be shown for users, who are use YT Tracker for YouTube on the free plan, and want to use a sub-set of features that aren’t related to your YouTube data. These features can be access by watching rewarded ads served by AdMob, owned by Google.
List of features:
• Coach articles: list of educational articles aiming to help YouTubers learn how to improve their content quality and strategy to grow their channel on YouTube.
• YouTuber Stories: list of interviews conducted with YouTubers who share their stories to help the community strive.
Changes & updates
In case of a business transaction in which a portion or all of YT Tracker for YouTube business is acquired, we will notify you as described above in this paragraph.