GFS Privacy Notice - YT Version

Personal Information

  • Browsing GFS You can watch videos on GFS without having a GFS Account. You also can contact us through the GFS Help Center or by emailing us directly without having to register for an account.
  • Your GFS Account. For some activities on GFS, like uploading videos, posting comments, flagging videos, or watching restricted videos, you need a GFS  Account. We ask for some personal information when you create an account, including your email address and a password, which is used to protect your account from unauthorized access. A GFS Account, additionally, allows you to access other GFS  services that require registration.
  • Usage Information. When you use GFS, we may record information about your usage of the site, such as the channels, groups and favorites you subscribe to, which other users you communicate with, the videos you watch, the frequency and size of data transfers, and information you display about yourself as well as information you click on in GFS (including UI elements, settings). If you are logged in, we may associate that information with your GFS Account. In order to ensure the quality of our service to you, we may place a tag (also called a "web beacon") in HTML-based customer support emails or other communications with you in order to confirm delivery.
  • Content Uploaded to Site. Any personal information or video content that you voluntarily disclose online (e.g., video comments, your profile page) may be collected and used by others. If you download the GFS Uploader, your copy includes a unique application number. This number, and information about your installation of the Uploader (version number, language) will be sent to GFS when the GFS automatically checks for updates and will be used to update your version of the Uploader.


  • If you submit personal information to GFS, we may use that information to operate, maintain, and improve the features and functionality of GFS, and to process any flagging activity or other communication you send to us.
  • We do not use your email address or other personal information to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent. We may use your email address without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major GFS changes or for customer service purposes). You also can choose how often GFS sends you email updates in your GFS Account settings page.
  • We use cookies, web beacons, and log file information to: (a) store information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit GFS; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information; (c) monitor the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns; (d) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors and pages viewed; and (e) track your entries, submissions, and status in promotions, sweepstakes, and contests.

Information That is Publicly Available

  • When you create a GFS Account, some information about your GF SAccount and your account activity will be provided to other users of GFS. This may include the date you opened your ClipBucket Account, the date you last logged into your GFS Account, your age (if you choose to make it public), the country and the number of videos you have watched.
  • Your GFS Account name, not your email address, is displayed to other users when you engage in certain activities on GFS, such as when you upload videos or send messages through GFS. Other users can contact you by leaving a message or comment on the site.
  • Any videos that you submit to GFS may be redistributed through the internet and other media channels, and may be viewed by other GFS users or the general public.
  • You may also choose to add personal information which may include your name, gender, profile picture or other details, that will be visible to other users on your GFS Account channel page. If you choose to add certain features to your GFS Account channel page, then these features and your activity associated with these features will be displayed to other users and may be aggregated and shared with your friends or other users. Such shared activity may include your favorite videos, videos you rated and videos that you have uploaded.

Your Choices

  • If you have a GFS Account, you may update or correct your personal profile information, email preferences and privacy settings at any time by visiting your account profile page.
  • You may control the information that is available to other users and your confirmed friends at any time by editing your GFS Account and the features that are included on your channel page. If you have enabled Active Sharing, other users may see that you, as identified by your account name, not your email address, are watching the same video.
  • You may, of course, decline to submit personal information through GFS, in which case you can still view videos and explore GFS, but GFS may not be able to provide certain services to you. Some advanced GFS features may use other GFS services like GFS Checkout or AdSense. The privacy notices of those services govern the use of your personal information associated with them.