Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

RecoverMy.Video is a so called YouTube API client, which means that it's using YouTube API Services. By accessing and using RecoverMy.Video you agree to be bound by the YouTube Terms of Service and the Google Privacy Policy.

According to the YouTube API Services - Developer Policies we inform you about the information RecoverMy.Video accesses, collects and stores in its database.

By using the RecoverMy.Video channel manager you will be able to grant RecoverMy.Video " read only" access to your YouTube channel(s). After giving your permission RecoverMy.Video will collect and store following information:

  • Channel
    • Channel id
    • Channel title
    • URL path to channel thumbnail image
  • Playlists
    • Playlist id
    • Playlist title
    • URL path to playlist thumbnail image
  • Playlist Items (videos)
    • Playlistitem id
    • Playlistitem title (the title of a video)
    • Video id

How we use your YouTube data

Your YouTube data (see above) gets fetched and stored/refreshed in RecoverMy.Video's database. This happens periodically by an automated update script.

If any video got deleted or set to private on YouTube, which you've added to your playlists before, RecoverMy.Video will be able to identify this video by matching your current YouTube playlist videos with the ones stored in RecoverMy.Video's database.

The titles of those deleted or private YouTube videos will be displayed to you after logging in to RecoverMy.Video's user backend.

In order to serve RecoverMy.Video's service to all users, there's a limit of 20.000 videos (november 2020) which can be updated per channel. This limit might be adjusted if needed without any further notice to guarantee a stable service to all users.

How to create a RecoverMy.Video user account

RecoverMy.Video requires its users to create an user account by submitting a registration form or by using Google One Tap.

Registration Form

The registration form asks you to enter your email address and a password. To verify your email address you'll receive a confirmation email after you've submitted the registration form. The user account will be completed as soon as the confirmation link in the confirmation email gets clicked.

Google One Tap (sign-up and sign-in)

If you want to use your Google account to create an account, RecoverMy.Video offers a Google One Tap sign-up. By using Google One Tap RecoverMy.Video will use following authentication scopes in order to access the corresponding user information of your Google account.

  • Userinfo.Profile
    • Google user id
    • Google profile picture of your Google account
  • Userinfo.Email
    • Google email

The Google user id, the Google profile picture and your Google email will be saved to RecoverMy.Video's database.

The Google user id is needed to identify your user account on sign-in. The profile picture is used on your RecoverMy.Video profile page in order to show you that you've created your account by using your Google account.

The email address is a mandatory RecoverMy.Video account credential. If email notifications are enabled, you'll be able to receive notifications about recovered video titles.

How to delete your account / revoke access to YouTube

There are multiple ways to revoke YouTube access for RecoverMy.Video in order to delete your YouTube data in RecoverMy.Video's database or to delete your RecoverMy.Video account at all.

  1. Delete RecoverMy.Video account manually

    On your RecoverMy.Video's profile page you'll find a link called "Delete account". By clicking this link all your data stored in RecoverMy.Video's database gets deleted immediately. At the same time you revoke access to your YouTube channel(s).

  2. Automatic account deletion due to inactivity

    If you don't log in for more than 6 months, you'll be notified via E-Mail that your account will be deleted within 10 days. To prevent account deletion and to reactivate your account, you just have to log in. An account deletion also revokes access permissions to your YouTube channel(s).

  3. Revoke YouTube access permissions and delete YouTube data

    RecoverMy.Video offers a channel manager in order to grant or revoke access permissions to your YouTube channel(s). If you want to delete all YouTube data which got fetched and saved by RecoverMy.Video, just revoke access permissions to the corresponding channel. The YouTube channel data will get deleted within a max. of 5 days.

    Another way to delete your YouTube data is to revoke YouTube access by using the Google security settings page.


RecoverMy.Video is free of charge.


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This service is provided "as is" and the author disclaims all warranties with regard to this service including all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness.

In no event shall the author be liable for any special, direct, indirect, or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tortious action, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of this service.

If you have any questions, concerns or complaints about RecoverMy.Video's privacy practices please don't hesitate to contact me.

Zurich, November 15th 2020

Current version

Release date What changed? Link
November 15th 2020 Added chapters about account registration and HotJar ↑ Top


Release date What changed? Link
October 19th 2019 Privacy Policy and Terms Link
March 3rd 2018 Initial Privacy Policy and Terms Link