Who we are – GIFScribe
Our website address is: https://gifscribe.com – We are a web application built by Niche Software, LLC in Portland, OR USA.
When users input a YouTube video into our web app, we transcribe the audio and create a public blog post on GIFScribe.com. Channel owners may request at any time a blog post be private, or removed. To authenticate YouTube channel users, we use OAuth 2.0 to ensure you are connected to the channel. Authorized channel users can use the GIFScribe web app to edit the transcription and publish new blog posts on GIFScribe.com or on their own domain. Custom Domains are hosted by GIFScribe.
Like most website operators, GIFScribe collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request.
GIFScribe’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how GIFScribe’s visitors use its website.
From time to time, GIFScribe may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
GIFScribe also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on GIFScribe.com blogs/sites.
GIFScribe only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.