CopCritic reduces tensions, increases transparency, and improves communication between law enforcement and communities. CopCritic is designed to help you broadcast video publicly all around the world.
When you broadcast a video, your broadcast is public by default. This includes the metadata provided with your broadcast, such as when and where you broadcast. When you are viewing broadcasts, information regarding when you watched the video (for example, either live or on replay) and any comments or escalations you make on the video is also public. We provide you with tools to save, and make broadcast public or private.
We provide you with the option to share your broadcast only with those CopCritic contacts you invite.
You do not have to create an account to watch public broadcasts. You do need to create an account in order to broadcast video or rate, comment on or escalate other broadcasts.
If you choose to create or update an account, you may provide some personal information, such as your profile information, phone number and email address. Your profile information on CopCritic that is publicly available may include your username, race and sex.
We use and store information about your location to provide features of our Services, such as broadcasting with your location, archiving broadcasts to the right police precinct and to improve and customize the Services. We may infer your location based on information from your device. If you have turned on location services for CopCritic, we may share your precise location.
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, respond to a survey or informational communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features to personalize user's experience and to allow us to use your data in conglomeration with other user data to deliver advanced analytics.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser's Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you disable cookies off, some features may be disabled and some of our services may not function properly.
However, you can still view, rate, comment and escalate videos, and participate in forums, surveys and other CopCritic community services.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer Personally Identifiable Information.Third party links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site but we may do so in the future.
We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
It's also important to note that we allow third party behavioral tracking
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online. We do not specifically market to children under 13.
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should we have knowledge of a data breach:We will notify the users via in site notification
We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
CopCritic is about bringing transparency and understanding to the interactions that law enforcement has with the communities they protect, through live broadcasts. This immediacy encourages direct and unfiltered participation in a story as it’s unfolding. There are a few guidelines intended to keep CopCritic open and safe:
CopCritic reserves the right to allow sensitive content when it is artistic, educational, scientific or newsworthy. Please remember that CopCritic is not to be used for any unlawful purposes or in furtherance of illegal activities.
CopCritic is intended to be open and safe. To maintain a healthy platform, uploaded video is not allowed to have explicit graphic content.Explicit graphic content includes, but is not limited to, depictions of child abuse, animal abuse, or bodily harm. CopCritic is not for content that includes a direct and specific threat of violence to others.
CopCriticreserves the right to edit broadcasts that include graphic content. CopCriticreserves the right to allow sensitive content when it is artistic, educational, scientific or newsworthy.
Please respect the privacy of others. Do not publish another person’s private or confidential information. Some examples of private information include:
Keep in mind that although you may consider certain information to be private, not all postings of such information may be a violation of this policy. We may consider the context and nature of the information posted, local privacy laws, and other case-specific facts when determining if this policy has been violated.
Do not impersonate with the intent to mislead, confuse, or deceive others. Parody, commentary, or fan accounts should be clearly labeled. For example, in your account bio write, “This is a parody account” or use a descriptive username, e.g., “@NotBillMurray”.
CopCritic strives to protect its community from spam. Do not use CopCritic to spam anyone. User abuse and technical abuse are not tolerated, and may result in permanent account suspension.Some examples of abuse and spam:
We respect the intellectual property rights of others and expect CopCritic users to do the same. We will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with applicable law and are properly provided to us.
If you believe that your content has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us with the following information:
We reserve the right to remove content alleged to be infringing without prior notice and at our sole discretion. In appropriate circumstances, CopCritic will also terminate a user’s account if the user is determined to be a repeat infringer. Our designated copyright agent for notice of alleged copyright infringement appearing on CopCritic is.