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
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
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.