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 clicking the "Recover now" button on the homepage you will be able to grant RecoverMy.Video "read only" access to your YouTube account. After giving your permission RecoverMy.Video will collect and store following information of your YouTube account:

  • Channels
    • 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 to create a RecoverMy.Video user account

After clicking the "Recover now" button on the RecoverMy.Video homepage you will be asked to grant "read only" access to your YouTube account. If it's your first visit on RecoverMy.Video you'll also be asked to create a RecoverMy.Video user account.

To create your user account you have to enter your E-Mail address on a registration form. After your user account got created your YouTube data gets fetched and stored in our database.

How we use your YouTube data

Each time you click the "Recover now" button on the RecoverMy.Video homepage, your above-mentioned YouTube data gets fetched and stored/refreshed in RecoverMy.Video's database.

If any video got deleted on YouTube, which you've added to your playlist before, we will be able to identify this video by matching your current YouTube playlist videos with the ones stored in our database.

The titles of the deleted YouTube videos will be displayed to you in the RecoverMy.Video backend, which can be accessed by clicking the "Recover now" button on the RecoverMy.Video homepage.

Your current YouTube data is accessed and updated in our database each time you click on the "Recover now" button and periodically (currently once a week) by an automated update script.

How to delete your account / revoke access to YouTube

There are three possible ways to revoke YouTube access and deleting your RecoverMy.Video user account and all your data in our database.

  1. RecoverMy.Video backend

    On the main menu in RecoverMy.Video's backend 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 data.

  2. Google security settings page

    On the Google security settings page you've got the possibility to revoke access to your YouTube data. By revoking access, your RecoverMy.Video account (and all your data stored in RecoverMy.Video's database) gets deleted within 48 hours.

  3. 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 deletion and reactivate your account you have just to log in.


RecoverMy.Video is free of charge.


To register an account on RecoverMy.Video an E-Mail address is needed. To prevent fake accounts, RecoverMy.Video is using an E-Mail validation service provided by

RecoverMy.Video sends E-Mails (e.g. confirmation mail, notification mail,...) by using an email gateway provided by


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A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables this website to keep you logged in for the time of your browser session.

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of this website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Further information about Google’s privacy policy may be obtained from

What else to say?!

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, October 19th 2019

Current version

Release date What changed? Link
October 19th 2019 Detailed wording ↑ Top


Release date What changed? Link
March 3rd 2018 Initial Privacy Policy and Terms Link