CopCritic Privacy Policy

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.

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their 'Personally identifiable information' (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What information do we collect?

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.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you register on our site.

How do we use your information?

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.

How do we protect visitor information?

  • • We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.
  • • We use an SSL certificate
  • • We implement security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information.

Do we use 'cookies'?

Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site's or service provider's systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may use cookies to understand and save user's preferences for future visits.

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.

Third Party Disclosure

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. We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site but we may do so in the future.

Users can visit our site anonymously

Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes:
  • • On our Privacy Policy Page
Users are able to change their personal information:
  • • By emailing us
  • • By calling us
  • • By logging in to their account

How does our site handle do not track signals?

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.

Does our site allow third party behavioral tracking?

It's also important to note that we allow third party behavioral tracking

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

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.

Fair Information Practices

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
  • • Within 7 business days

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 Content Policy

Community Guidelines

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:

  • • Live broadcasts will be limited to interactions with law enforcement and/or authorities
  • • Do not broadcast video that is not related to interactions with law enforcement and/or authorities.
  • • Abide by the 3Ls (Launch, License, Let) process, or process clearly intended to reduce tension with law enforcement and/or authorities
  • • Follow law enforcement and/or authority directions and instructions.
  • • Escalate your broadcast only if you feel law enforcement and/or authorities are treating you unfairly or behaving in an unreasionable and/or over aggressive manner.
  • • Do not post pornographic or overtly sexual content
  • • Do not publish explicitly graphic content or media that is intended to incite violent, illegal or dangerous activities.
  • • Respect one another. Do not abuse, harass or post others’ private, confidential information
  • • Do not impersonate to mislead or deceive
  • • Do not spam

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.

Graphic Content

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.

Private Information

Please respect the privacy of others. Do not publish another person’s private or confidential information. Some examples of private information include:

  • • Social security or other national identity numbers
  • • Credit card information
  • • Addresses or locations that are considered and treated private
  • • Non-public, personal phone numbers and emails
  • • Intimate videos or photos taken or distributed without the subject's consent
  • • Videos or images that are considered and treated as private under applicable laws

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:
  • • Malware / Phishing: publishing or linking to malicious content intended to damage or disrupt another user’s account or device, or to
compromise a user’s privacy or login information
  • • Serial Accounts: creating serial accounts for disruptive or abusive purposes
  • • Selling Accounts: purchasing or selling CopCritic accounts
  • • Invitation Spam: repeatedly following and unfollowing people
  • • Broadcast Spam:
  • • Broadcasting for the sole purpose of directing users to an external site or service
  • • Posting deliberately misleading broadcast titles, especially with the intent to redirect the viewer to an external site or service
  • • Purchasing ‘hearts’ or paying to have a broadcast ‘shared’ to increase the popularity of the content
  • • Using serial accounts to auto ‘share’ broadcasts to increase popularity
  • • Posting large numbers of unsolicited comments, especially in an attempt to advertise a service or link
  • • Using or promoting third-party sites or services that claim to get you more followers

CopCritic Copyright & DMCA Policy

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:

  • i. A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on their behalf;
  • ii. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;
  • iii. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material:
    • a. Display name (e.g. CopCritic)
    • b. Username (e.g. @CopCriticco)
    • c. Broadcast title
    • d. Date
    • e. Time
    • f. Broadcast URL, if available
  • iv. Your contact information, including your address, telephone number, and an email address;
  • v. A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • vi. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner

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.