LAST UPDATED: MAY 30, 2019

Publishers & Content Creators privacy policy

Read this document to learn how we use data for publishers and content creators. In this policy “we”, “us”, etc. refers to Brave Software Inc.

(To learn how we use data to operate this website and other Brave sites, forums, and communications, see https://brave.com/website-privacy. To learn how we use data for the Brave Browser, see https://brave.com/privacy).

Basic Attention Token Tips

If you are a creator who has a YouTube or Twitch account, or owns a website, Brave has a function that allows you to automatically receive gifts of BAT from Brave itself, and from your visitors. Brave tallies BAT donations to each website and channel (i.e. YouTube channel, Twitch channel, etc.) anonymously.

Contributions to creators that have not signed up with Brave will be reserved on the device. No data about these creators or the attention spent on their sites will be transmitted to us at Brave. The data and all of the logic surrounding it will be entirely“client-side” (i.e. on the device only).

To collect Basic Attention Tokens (BAT) you must create a Brave Rewards account on this site. This involves entering your name, email address, and phone number. It is also necessary to demonstrate that you are the owner of the site(s) or channel(s) for which you receive BAT. This is done by providing information from your web server or DNS provider. We may authenticate your credentials with the site that hosts your channel.

Before you can redeem BAT you will have to connect your Brave Rewards account to Uphold, a payments service. Uphold will then tell us whether your account is in good standing, the list of currencies you have configured, and your preferred currency.

Security

We record IP addresses when requests are made to identify & prevent fraud and to protect the integrity of the service. We also monitor how the account is used, for anti fraud and to maintain the reliability and performance of the service.

E-mail

If you ask us to keep in touch with you by email, we will use SendGrid or MailChimp to contact you. This is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield agreement, which provides safeguards intended to be equivalent to those provided in the EU. Every email we send like this includes an unsubscribe link.

Minimum age to join Uphold

The minimum age to join Uphold is 16 years old.

 

Detail of personal data processing

Publishers and content creators
Purpose of processing Categories of personal data processed Legal basis of processing Duration of storage
To communicate with publishers and creators that have signed up as Brave business partners. Name, e-mail address, frequency of access to these emails, links clicked, and phone number (if provided). Necessary for the performance of the contract agreed between both the creator and Brave (and necessary for us to provide the requested service). The duration of the creator’s account with Brave.
To maintain accounts, statistics, and billing with publishers and creators that have signed up as Brave business partners. Name, e-mail address, Uphold wallet ID, phone number, names and URIs* of websites, Youtube, Twitch etc., including their favicons or avatars, an internal publisher ID. Necessary for the performance of the contract agreed between both the creator and Brave (and necessary for us to provide the requested service). The duration of the creator’s account with Brave. 
To enable all publishers and creators to accumulate contributions of BAT from Brave, and from Brave users. Names and URIs* of websites, Youtube, Twitch etc., and publicly available contacts. Our interest in providing publishers and content creators with BAT as soon as they start to work with Brave. The data are used in a way that does not negatively affect your rights or interests. Indefinite.
To comply with tax obligations.  Uphold wallet ID (plus Brave revenue from transactions, which are not personal data).  Necessary for compliance with a legal obligation 4 years after end of creator’s account.
Internal communications. Name, e-mail address, and internal publisher ID at the time of communication. Necessary for the performance of the contract agreed between both the creator and Brave (and necessary for us to provide the requested service). Indefinite.

 

Contacting Brave about your privacy

We are always interested in hearing and responding to questions and concerns at twitter.com/brave and at github.com/brave. More in-depth conversations can be had at community.brave.com.

You can contact our data protection officer, Dr Johnny Ryan, and the rest of our privacy team at privacy@brave.com. We are represented in Europe by Brave Software Europe Ltd.

You can ask to know what information we have about you, update incorrect information, delete it, object to our use of it, or get a copy of it. If you’re in the European Union, you also have the right to complain to your local data protection authority (though everyone should have this right).

We’ll update this policy whenever we make material changes to our practices, and we’ll announce it to let you know.

 

Notes

* For an explanation of what a URI is see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniform_Resource_IdentifierIf some of the names of these websites and channels that Brave has recorded to facilitate BAT gifts from Brave and donations from users happen to contain people’s names, then we treat these URLs as personal data.

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