Netflix accumulates your information in a way that you couldn’t even imagine, but fortunately, Netflix is not like Facebook, so you can rest assured, your information won’t be used to harm you in any way. But, let us find out as to how your information gets used by Netflix.
If you think that Netflix has information about your viewing habits, then you are probably right. Netflix is keeping information about what you watch a lot deeper than you could possibly imagine. Netflix gives you the permission to view what it has collected from you, but you won’t be able to download that information.
We all are a bit paranoid about our information because we don’t want to share our personal information with anyone. But, companies are interested in knowing as to what is going on in our lives, so they collect every bit of information that they see in our account.
When it comes to the biggest video streaming companies, then Netflix is the one that will take the top spot. Netflix currently serves over 118 million subscribers and in more than 190 countries. As far as content is concerned, then Netflix has got more than 140 million hours of movies and TV shows.
Let us now discuss as to what Netflix knows about its users and what it does with that gigantic amount of data, which it collects from its millions of users.
What information does Netflix receive and store?
Netflix covers a good amount of data that it receives from its users. This is divided into three areas:
The information you provide to Netflix: Information such as your name, email ID, telephone number and payment method will remain in the Netflix’s database. Whenever you give a rating to a certain show, then that will also remain in the Netflix database.
Information that Netflix collects automatically: Information related to the devices you use Netflix on, which could be a tablet, smartphone, Smart TV, PC or streaming box and your IP address, search queries, watch history, how long you have watched a particular show and interactions with customer care. Netflix will gather all the information that online companies gather from its customers with or without their notice.
Whom does Netflix share data with?
After checking the privacy statement of Netflix, it has come to my notice that Netflix shares the data it accumulates from users with other companies but in a limited way. Companies that have joined hands with Netflix to provide promotional offers to users are the ones that make use of the data received from Netflix.
Although that information won’t be used to harm you financially or cause any kind of mental stress, yes, if you don’t want companies to contact you and offer schemes one after the other, then this may become a bit annoying for you, as Netflix shares information with companies that promote offers.
What do other companies do once they receive your information?
The company will sell no information pertaining to members and advertisements. Moreover, the company doesn’t have any 3rd party developers who provide apps for its applications. The company only focuses on providing recommendations to the customers based on their past preferences.
If you want to bar Netflix from accessing your information, then you should get in touch with Netflix help and support providers. They will be able to guide you as to how to avoid sharing your information with other companies through Netflix.