How does The Website determine if content should be removed for a privacy action?
For content to be considered for removal, an individual must be specifically identified by image, voice, full name, Social Security number, bank account number or contact information (e.g. place of business, work address, home address, email address). We also consider other factors such as public interest, the Website’s intent and focus, newsworthiness, and consent into account when determining if content should be removed for a privacy action. It is important to note, however, that even if you received consent from individuals in the Content before uploading the Content to the Website, we are not able to review agreements or consents. The Content may still need to be removed due to the privacy complaint. The Website reserves the right to make the final determination of whether a violation of its privacy guidelines has occurred.
What does "specifically identified" mean?
To be considered specifically identified, there must be enough information in the video that allows others to recognize the persons who believe their privacy has been violated. Please note that just because persons can identify themselves in specific content, does not mean that they are specifically identified to others.
How does the Website's privacy process work?
If a privacy complaint is filed, The Website provides the Registered User with an opportunity to remove or edit the private information within their uploaded Content. We issue notification of the potential privacy action and provide the Registered User 48 hours to take action on the complaint. If the Registered User removes the video during these 48 hours, the complaint filed will be closed. If the potential privacy violation remains on the Website after 48 hours, the Website Team will then review the complaint.
How do I report a privacy complaint?
To file a privacy complaint you must be the person who believes that his or her privacy is being violated. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and in your email provide us with the title, type, and other descriptive information about the content that you wish us to review. Please provide us with the URL of the Content and why you believe the Content violates your privacy. If you do not have access to a computer, we will accept an email from a third party. The third party’s email must include the identifying information described above and the name of the persons who believe their privacy is being violated. If you are the parent, legal guardian, or legal representative of an individual whose privacy is suspected of being violated we will accept an email from you and that email must include the identifying information described above and the name of the persons who believe their privacy is being violated.
What do I do if I receive a Notice of a Privacy Violation?
The Website provides Registered Users with an opportunity to remove or edit the private information within your video. We email you about the privacy complaint and potential violation and allow you 48 hours to take action on the complaint. If you remove the information indicated in the privacy complaint from the Website within the 48 hours by removing the Content from the Website, or editing the Content so that the private information is no longer part of the Content, the privacy complaint will then be closed. If the potential privacy violation remains on the Website after 48 hours, the complaint will be reviewed by the Website Team.
What do I do if the Website removes my Content for a privacy violation?
If the Website removes your Content for a privacy violation, we request that you do not upload or enter another version of the Content with same information that caused the original privacy complaint. These individuals will likely file another privacy complaint or report you for harassment. We are committed to protecting the privacy concerns of all Users and Visitors to our Website, and we will suspend Registered Users’ Accounts that violate people’s privacy.