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Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to the HandBrake Team. This privacy statement provides information about the information that this website collects, and the ways in which we use that information.

HandBrake Team

It is important to first understand that HandBrake does not have a company, legal entity, sponsors or corporation managing the project.
This is a volunteer project run by a few developers in our free time.

As such, we have no physical address or phone number available.

We are unable to provide commercial level legal agreements.

Information We Collect

HandBrake Application

What the information is used for


Legitimate Interest

Public vs Personal/Private Data

The community forums are a public medium. As a result, any information that you post to the forums is visible to yourself and any other person or entity on the internet.
Only your e-mail address (unless you've chosen to make it public), IP Addresses used to access the site and password are private.

The 'Contact Us' form uses e-mail. e-mail is not considered a secure medium so please refrain from sending us private information via this page.

Storage and Disclosure of your data

This website and any data you provide is hosted on servers located in France. We reserve the right to change the location and country where these servers are located at any time. Servers will only be placed in countries with strong data protection and privacy laws. This page will be updated if the location of the servers changes.

We do not transfer your data to any entity outside of the EU (European Union).

Where possible, we will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse, or alteration of your information.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties, including law enforcement agencies where:

Use of Cookies

Our website uses cookies.

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

This website publishes Google Adsense interest-based advertisements on this website. These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour across the web using cookies.

Please be aware that our Community Forums use session cookies which is required for it's operation.

Third Party and User Content

We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties.


The HandBrake team use GitHub for open-source project hosting.

GitHub has their own Privacy Policy Documents that apply when visiting their site.

We do not transfer any of your personal information to GitHub. If you choose to create an account with GitHub or use their services, they will become the data controller and are independent of the HandBrake Team. Accounts on GitHub are not required to use HandBrake.

Please note, that when Downloading HandBrake, or performing an update check within the application, it may use GitHub Services in place of accessing handbrake.fr

Amendments to this Policy

We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website. The last time this document was updated is printed at the bottom of this policy.

Contacting Us

If you wish to contact us regarding this policy, please use the Report Problem page and select the Contact Us tab.

Last Updated: Sep 2022


The information and services provided on this website is for general information purposes only. While we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites and third-party content which are not under the control of the HandBrake Team. We have no control over the nature, content, and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, The HandBrake Team takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being unavailable for any reason, including but not limited to technical issues beyond our control.