Netflix

A TV- and movie-streaming service provider.

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Netflix is a TV and movie website that offers paid streaming of various TV shows and movies. Their policy on privacy is made to protect your information that you share with them in order to use their services.

Personal data collected

Netflix collects personal data when you sign up for their services. Some of the information they collect is name, postal address, postal code, email address, telephone number, and payment methods. Depending on your country, they may also collect your government ID number. They collect some information automatically, for example your watch history, titles you have selected, searches you have done, how you interact with their emails, texts and push notifications, how you interact with customer service, any phone calls you make to them, any messages or emails you send to them, device IDs, connection information, what pages you have viewed, what website you came from to get onto Netflix’s website, IP address, location, browser information, web log information, ad information, and the date and time you viewed the ad.

Personal data usage

Netflix uses data to:

  • Analyze how you use their services and how you interact with ads.
  • Process your information from sign up.
  • Send you emails.
  • Process your payments and orders.
  • Log your location.
  • Customize which TV shows and movies they show you based on your interests.
  • Log your Internet Service Provider.
  • Respond to any questions or requests.
  • Prevent fraud.
  • Determine if you are eligible for a free trial.
  • Improve their services.
  • Send you news, special offers, and promotions.

Cookies and similar tech

Netflix uses cookies, web beacons, advertising identifiers, and other similar technologies to track how you use their service. These allow you to create an account, have a free trial, pay for an account, keep you logged into your account, and help personalize your experience with them. They do not respond to Do Not Track signals.

Netflix account

You need to be 18 or older to sign up for a Netflix account. With a Netflix account, you can watch TV shows and movies at your leisure. It also allows you to sign up for a free trial before you buy it, if you are eligible. You can use “remind me on this device” to keep yourself logged into Netflix. You can also set up profiles on your Netflix account, allowing all of your family members to have a separate selection of TV shows and movies relevant to their interests.

Data shared with Netflix

NAME
CATEGORY
MANDATORY
User ID
App Information
YES
Username
App Information
YES
Types of content you view
App Information
YES
Types of content you engage with
App Information
YES
People you are connected to
App Information
IP address
Device
YES
Language and time zone
Device
YES
Browser type
Device
YES
Name of your mobile operator or ISP
Device
YES
Device locations
Device
YES
Device identifiers
Device
YES
Device settings
Device
YES
Hardware version
Device
YES
Signal strength
Device
Operating system
Device
YES
Battery strength
Device
Billing details
Payment
OPTIONAL
Shipping and contact details
Payment
OPTIONAL
Credit or debit card number
Payment
OPTIONAL
Gender
Personal Information
OPTIONAL
Name
Personal Information
OPTIONAL
Information provided by third-party entity
Third-party
YES
Message sent to you
Third-party
Login time
Time
Sign-up time
Time
Duration of your activities
Time
YES
Frequency of your activities
Time
YES

How to protect your privacy

You can go into privacy or ads in your device settings to turn off targeted advertisements. You can also:

  • Cancel your account. After 10 months they will delete your data.
  • Turn off cookies in your browser.
  • Not sign up for Netflix.
  • Not visit their website.

How to contact Netflix about your privacy

You can contact Netflix through email.