x264 Privacy Policy


X264 Privacy Policy

(Effective Date – April 15, 2024)


x264, LLC (“x264”, “we” or “us”) typically collects the same information that other websites and companies collect.  We do not sell your information to third parties.  If you disclose information under a Non-Disclosure Agreement, that information is protected by contract under the Non-Disclosure Agreement. 


x264, LLC (“x264”, “we” or “us”) collects certain information about you when you use our website, contact us or otherwise use our products and services (collectively, the “Services”).  You should review our Privacy Policy and other relevant information to understand how and why we collect and use information about you when you use our Services.

This Privacy Policy applies to all of our Services.

What do we collect?

We may collect information from you when you use the Services, such as:

Usage Data – We may log information when you access and use the Services. This may include your IP address, location, browser type, operating system, referral URLs, device information (e.g., device IDs), device settings, identifier string, pages visited, links clicked, the requested URL, search terms, site navigation and other such data typically collected when you use the Services.  We may also receive information from cookies or other such technologies that provide data regarding your interactions with us.

Information You Provide – If you contact or respond to us electronically or via phone, we will generally maintain the information and data that you voluntarily provide us, including your name, email address, company information, product information and any emails, chats, phone logs or other information you provide.

Licensee Information – If you contact us to obtain, or determine if you should obtain, a commercial licensee to use the x264 video encoder software, we will collect certain information from you, including your name, company name, company address, email address, company website, product information, payment information and product distribution.  We may also search for additional information about you, the company and its products, including such information found on the company website, public information resources or other such sources of information.

Third Party Information – We may display some linked or embedded content on our website, such as links to some of our licensees.  The content and links are provided solely for informational examples and we do not control or endorse the licensees or their products.  As a result, the links and any embedded content are not covered by this privacy policy but by the policies of the service from which the content is embedded.

Why we collect information

We use information the information we collect to:

  • Communicate with you about our products and license terms;
  • Optimize our engagement and information we provide.
  • Provide, maintain, and improve the Services;
  • Research and develop new services;
  • Help protect the safety of our users, which includes blocking suspected spammers, addressing abuse, and our policies;
  • Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts, invoices, and other support and administrative messages;
  • Provide customer service;
  • Provide news and information we think will be of interest to you;
  • Monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities in connection with our Services;
  • Measure the effectiveness of our website and Services; and

Much of the information about the Services is public and accessible to everyone, whether on this website or other websites hosting the source code.  By using the Services, you are authorizing us to use this information in accordance with this policy.

We do not sell your personal information. However, in addition to the personal information that we collect, we may share personal information in the following ways:

  • With your consent – We may share information about you with your consent or at your direction.
  • With our service providers -We may share information with vendors, consultants, and other service providers who need access to such information to carry out work for us. Their use of personal data will be subject to appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
  • To comply with the law – We may share information in response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with, or required by, any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request, including, but not limited to, meeting national security or law enforcement requirements. To the extent the law allows it, we will attempt to provide you with prior notice before disclosing your information.
  • To enforce our policies and rights – We may share information if we believe your actions are inconsistent with our policies or to protect the rights, property, and safety of ourselves and others.
  • With our affiliates – We may share information between and among any of our parents, subsidiaries, and contract affiliates.
  • Aggregated or de-identified information – We may share information about you that has been aggregated or anonymized such that it cannot reasonably be used to identify you. For example, we may show the total number of times a post has been upvoted without

How We Protect Your Information

We take measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. For example, we use HTTPS while information is being transmitted. We also enforce technical and administrative access controls to limit which of our employees have access to nonpublic personal information.

We store the information we collect for as long as it is necessary for the purpose(s) for which we originally collected it. We may retain certain information for legitimate business purposes or as required by law.

Your Choice as to Providing Information

If you do not want your information collected, then do not provide it or engage with the Services.