Your privacy is our priority.
Our Privacy Pillars
Privacy and security built in.
From the initial idea to the final product, privacy and security are at the core of the decisions we make at Ring.
Customers have control.
Ring provides customers control over who’s able to see and access their videos, devices and personal information.
Commitment to transparency.
We’re committed to being transparent about our privacy and security practices.
Keeping your videos safe
Default video encryption
This helps protect your videos from unauthorised people viewing them.
Optional Video End-to-End Encryption
You’re in control of who you grant video access to.
Secure video storage
With a Ring Protect Plan, your videos are securely stored in the cloud and can be deleted at any time. Your videos will be permanently deleted from our servers according to the storage period on your plan. Learn more
Keeping all your online accounts safe
Two-step verification adds an extra layer of security to your accounts that offer this feature, helping prevent unauthorised access, even if someone has access to your account password. Learn More.
Add a PIN to your mobile phone account
Adding a PIN to your mobile account adds an extra layer of security that helps prevent attackers from taking over your mobile phone account. You can add a PIN from the account security section of your wireless carrier’s website, or by calling your carrier’s customer support.
Create unique passwords
Create unique passwords for your various online accounts. Do not reuse your username and passwords across multiple accounts.
New features and security updates are constantly being added to your devices and apps, including your Ring App. So make sure you stay up-to-date with the latest security updates.
Watch out for phishing scams
Phishing is when a bad actor attempts to trick you with a fake email or text that claims to be legitimate, in order to gain access to your login credentials.
Use a password manager
Password managers are available as standalone apps, and are also available as extensions to popular browsers like Safari or Chrome.
Ring Privacy Faq
If you do not have a Ring Protect Plan, Ring does not record or store your videos, but you can still view your device's live video stream (Live View).
If you do have a Ring Protect Plan (including a free trial), Ring records and stores videos when motion is detected by your device (including motion detected via Linked Devices), the video doorbell button is pressed, or you initiate Live View. Stored recordings are automatically deleted following the expiration of your Ring Protect Plan’s applicable storage period. For additional information regarding Ring’s video storage periods, see here.
When you create a share link for one of your Ring videos, a copy of that video is made in the cloud to facilitate sharing. You can manage your shared videos in the Shared Video Management feature in Control Centre within the Ring App and Ring.com. There, you can unshare videos, which deletes the shared copies and makes the videos inaccessible to people with whom you previously shared those links. The original videos in your Ring account, however, are not deleted until you delete them in the Ring App or Ring.com, or they reach the expiration of your Ring Protect Plan’s applicable storage period.
If you have a Ring Protect Plan (including a free trial), you can access your stored recordings, download them, manually delete them one by one or delete them all at once in the Ring app or on Ring.com. Stored recordings are automatically deleted following the expiration of your Ring Protect Plan’s applicable storage period. For additional information regarding Ring’s video storage periods, see here.
You're in control of who you grant video access to. You can add Shared Users to your account, who will then be able to view and download video recordings on the account. You can also share video recordings via text or email by creating a share link to the recording. After a share link has been created, the video recording may be viewed and downloaded by anyone with the share link ID. Additionally, you can make your videos publicly available by posting them on the Internet (including by posting them to the public social media app Neighbours by Ring).
You’re in control of who you grant video access to. You can add Shared Users to your account, who will then be able to view and download video recordings on the account. You can also share video recordings via text or email by creating a share link to the recording. After a share link has been created, the video recording may be viewed and downloaded by anyone with the share link ID. Additionally, you can make your videos publicly available by posting them on the Internet (including by posting them to the public social media app Neighbors by Ring).
Shared Users allow you to share device access with family, roommates, and others without sharing your login credentials. Shared Users can answer and receive alerts, view video recordings, and modify their personal alert settings, but they cannot delete videos, delete devices, or change device settings.
For help adding someone as a Shared User, please click here.
If you are having issues with your device or video recordings, you can request assistance from Ring community support agents. Depending on the issue, they may request permission from you to view your video recordings in connection with troubleshooting the issues. You choose whether to provide Ring with limited, short-term access to view your video recordings, solely to troubleshoot the issues. These video recordings are not viewed, shared, or used by Ring for any other purpose.
A small number of video recordings are viewed by our research and development team to improve Ring’s products, services and technology. These video recordings are either from customers who have made them publicly available (by posting them on the Neighbours App or otherwise on the Internet), or from customers, team members and their friends and family who have given us explicit permission to use them for this purpose (which they may revoke at any time).
No, Ring does not provide law enforcement agencies with direct access, or any sort of “back door access”, to a user’s personal information, including videos. Before sharing user information (including videos) in response to legal requests, Ring requires that law enforcement agencies send a written request for personal information (e.g., subpoenas, search warrants or court orders) to Ring directly. For additional information, see our law enforcement guidelines.
No. Ring team members, similar to other members of the general public, can only view the video recordings that you have elected to make publicly available by posting them on the Neighbours App (or otherwise on the Internet)
No. Ring team members cannot activate and view live streams from your Ring device.
Ring does not use facial recognition technology in any of its devices or services, and will neither sell nor offer facial recognition technology to law enforcement.