Privacy Policy

Streaming Better (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates https://www.streamingbetter.com (“website”). This privacy policy is intended to advise you of the data that is, or can be, collected when you visit streamingbetter.com. This is in addition to your data rights and how you can contact us.

This privacy policy was last updated on February 15, 2022.

Data collection and use

When you visit Streaming Better, we may collect various forms of data. Some of these may be personal, typically data that is directly provided to us like an email address. However, additional data may also be collected when performing certain actions on the website.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on Streaming Better, we collect the data shown in the comments form, including the name and the contents of the comment. In addition, the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string are also collected to help in SPAM detection. When a comment is submitted, the comment and its metadata remain there forever.

Contact forms

Streaming Better collects data provided in a “Contact us” form. This will include your name, email address, and any personal information shared in the message.

Newsletter

Streaming Better may offer visitors the option to sign up to our newsletter. This allows us to provide an easy way for visitors to receive our latest news and guides delivered to their mailbox. In an attempt to limit the amount of data we collect, our mailing list only requires users to provide their email address. However, our newsletter is provided by a third-party and it is possible that additional data could be collected and shared with us.

We use Mailchimp to collect and store user information provided during email sign-ups. To find out more about how Mailchimp handles your data, please see Mailchimp’s privacy policy.

Cookies

Streaming Better uses cookies to enhance the user experience. A “cookie” is a piece of data sent from a website (in this case streamingbetter.com) to your computer. This site uses both essential and non-essential cookies. While essential cookies are necessary for the functioning of the website, non-essential cookies are not. These non-essential cookies are often used to store information for convenience. For example, if you post a comment on this site, a cookie might remember your name making it easier for you to post another comment at a later time.

Advertisers also use cookies to serve visitors with personal advertisements. Ads on Streaming Better are currently delivered through the Google AdSense program and its third-party partners. The use of these cookies are in accordance with Google’s terms of service. You can find out more information on this process or opt-out of receiving personalized ads by visiting Google Ad Settings. Alternatively, you can also opt out of third-party vendor use of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info.

We also use cookies that, although not necessary for the functioning of the website, help us to provide a better and more personalized user experience. This includes cookies which collect user personal data via Google Analytics. These cookies are not used to personally identify users.

Depending on location, when visiting streamingbetter.com for the first time, the visitor might be presented with a request for permission to use non-essential cookies as described above, along with the option to opt out. If you have any questions regarding the use of cookies on this site, or would like to change your preferences, email info@streamingbetter.com with “Data Request” in the title. We may require you to provide personal information to be able to verify your identity and comply with any data request.

Embedded content

Articles on Streaming Better sometimes include embedded content. For example, images, videos, and social media posts. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the same way it would on the respective website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking measures, or monitor your interaction with the content. Streaming Better does not have access to this type of data.

Analytics

Like many websites, Streaming Better uses analytics for insight into how we’re doing. This can include data such as when a user visits our site, how long they remain on the site for, and which pages were visited. This information can also be grouped with other users to provide an overview of how many users were on the site, for how long, and on which pages. All of this allows us to better understand our readers, what they want, and how to better serve them in the future.

This data is collected and viewed via Google analytics. While we may directly or indirectly share this data with third-parties (e.g. advertisers), none of the data shared is identifiable data. To better understand how the Google Analytics program uses your data, please see Google’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Both are available to view here: https://policies.google.com/

Streaming Better does not knowingly buy or sell user data or information. As described in this privacy policy, information may be shared with third-parties when the user interacts with a third-party element including when viewing videos or clicking on links. Streaming Better does not have access to or control over data collected by third-party companies.

Protection of your data

Streaming Better takes user data seriously. We try not to collect any more information than is necessary to assist with your visit. For example, Streaming Better does not offer the option to create an account on the website and does not require any information when posting a comment.

Depending on where you live, some of the data protection information described below may apply to you.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

Streaming Better is in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Streaming Better does not knowingly collect any information from users under the age of 13. None of the content produced on Streaming Better is intended for use by anyone under the age of 18.

California Consumer Privacy Act (California residents)

Residents of California have the right to know how their personal information is collected, used and/or shared. This information is described in this privacy policy. In addition, CA residents have the right to delete any personal information collected on them and this can be exercised by emailing info@streamingbetter.com with “Data Request” in the title. We may require you to provide personal information to be able to verify your identity and comply with any data request. California residents can also exercise their right to opt-out of the sale of their personal information by utilizing the “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” button at the bottom of each page on this website.

General Data Protection Regulation (EU visitors)

The content on Streaming Better is designed for consumers based in the United States. However, if accessing this website from the European Economic Area (“EEA”), the visitor will be presented with a consent notification. By clicking “Accept” on the notification the visitor agrees to this site’s use of cookies and how their data is used in accordance with this privacy policy. Consent is not permanent and can be revoked again at any time.

How is Streaming Better funded?

Advertising

Streaming Better primarily uses advertising as a source of revenue. These ads are provided through Google’s AdSense program. These ads can also collect data about the user to help deliver a personalized experience. Google allows users to opt-out of personalized ads. For more details on what data can be collected, or to opt-out of personalized ads, we advise you to read Google’s Privacy & Terms: https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads

Affiliate links

Some links in Streaming Better articles are affiliate links to services or products. These links are there to provide the visitor with an easy way to connect with the service or product described in an article. When an affiliate link is clicked, Streaming Better is likely to earn a commission if you buy a product or subscribe to a service. In some cases, just clicking the link may result in a commission. We want to assure you that links to third-party products and services are primarily there for your convenience. Links will never be added for the sole purpose of affiliation. For more information, please read our affiliate disclaimer.

Removal requests and contact information

Visitors can request to receive an exported file of any of their personal data we hold, if any. Visitors can also request that we erase any personal data we hold on them, if any. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

For any questions regarding this privacy policy, the information provided, or to make a data removal request, please email info@streamingbetter.com. Alternatively, you can always use our contact us form to send a message.

Requests can also be made in writing by mailing us at the following address:

John Finn
C/O Streaming Better
9051 Mira Mesa Blvd, #26976
San Diego, CA 92126

Updates to this privacy policy

Over time, Streaming Better may opt to host giveaways, provide a newsletter, or launch other features that might require a greater collection of user data. In addition, Streaming Better reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy at any time and for any reason.

This privacy policy will be updated when any changes are made to provide absolute clarity on what personal information is or can be collected when visiting the website.

By continuing to use Streaming Better you are agreeing to the terms set out in this privacy policy.

Last updated: February 15, 2022.