Last Updated: November, 2017

This Privacy Policy explains how information about you is collected, used and disclosed by Descript, Inc. (“us”, “we”, or “our”) when you use and access our Descript audio editing and transcription tool, which includes the Descript Mac App (the “App”), the Descript website (the “Site”), and all related tools and services (collectively, “Descript”).

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the date at the top of the policy and, in some cases, we may provide you with additional notice (such as adding a statement to our homepage or sending you an email notification). We encourage you to review the Privacy Policy whenever you access Descript to stay informed about our information practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy.

Collection of Information

Information You Provide to Us. We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, we may collect information when you create an account with Descript, fill out a form, create a project, upload content, request support, send us an email, or otherwise communicate or interact with us. The types of information we collect may include your name, email address, postal address, password, demographic information, and credit card information (via a third party payment processor) and other information you choose to provide.

Audio Files and Other Media Assets. Descript involves the uploading, transcription, and processing of audio files and other media assets. We do not use or share such audio files or other media assets you provide except as described in this Privacy Policy.
Information We Collect Automatically When You Use Descript. When you access or use Descript, we may automatically collect information about you, including:

  • Log Information: We log information about your use of Descript, including how you use the App, the type of browser you use, browser language, access times, pages viewed, duration of time for which you viewed a page, your IP address and the page you visited before navigating to Descript.
  • Device Information: We collect information about the computer or mobile device you use to access Descript, including the hardware model, operating system and version, unique device identifiers and mobile network information.
  • Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies: We use various technologies to collect information, and this may include sending cookies to your computer or mobile device. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that helps us to better understand how Descript is used and improve Descript and your experience. We may also collect information using web beacons (also known as “tracking pixels”). Web beacons are electronic images that may be used in Descript or emails and help deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness and determine whether an email has been opened and acted upon. For more information about cookies, and how to disable them, please see “Your Choices” below.

Use of Audio Files and Other Media Assets

We may access and use the Audio Files and Other Media Assets you provide in order to provide, maintain, analyze, test, troubleshot, support, personalize, protect, and improve Descript and our technology and for research and development purposes. This may include monitoring and analyzing usage, performance, and other data in connection with your use of Descript and use to detect, investigate and prevent illegal activities and protect our rights and property and those of others.

Use of Other Information

We may use other information we collect from you other than audio files and other media assets for various purposes, including to:

  • Provide, maintain, test, and improve Descript and our technology;
  • Provide and deliver the services you request, and the services we provide to users of Descript, and to process transactions and send you related information, including confirmations and invoices,
  • Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts and support and administrative messages;
  • Respond to your comments, questions and requests and provide customer service;
  • Communicate with you about products, services, offers, promotions, rewards, and events offered by us and others, and provide news and information we think will be of interest to you;
  • Monitor and analyze trends, usage, performance, and activities in connection with Descript;
  • Detect, investigate and prevent fraudulent transactions and other illegal activities and protect our rights and property;
  • Personalize and improve Descript and for research and development purposes;
  • Link or combine with information we get from others to help understand your needs and provide you with better service; and
  • Carry out the purposes for which the information was specifically collected.

Transfer of Information to the U.S. and Other Countries

We are based in the United States and the information we collect is governed by U.S. law. By accessing or using Descript or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing and transfer of information in and to the U.S. and other countries.

Sharing of Information

We may share information we collect from you (including audio files and other media assets) as follows or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy:

  • With vendors, consultants and other service providers who need access to such information to carry out work on our behalf, including, but not limited to, third-party payment processors and vendors who assist us in providing speech processing or related services and in developing, testing and improving Descript and our technology;
  • In response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with any applicable law, regulation or legal process, or as otherwise required by any applicable law, rule or regulation;
  • If we believe your actions are inconsistent with the spirit or language of our user agreements or policies, or to protect the rights, property and safety of us or others;
  • In connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company; and
  • With your consent or at your direction, including if we notify you through Descript or otherwise that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such information.

We may also share aggregated or anonymized information that does not directly identify you.

__Please note that any projects you create using Descript (“Projects”) that are designated as “public” or any other information you post in a public area of Descript may be publicly viewable, including any information about you that may be contained in such Project. __

Advertising and Analytics Services Provided by Others

We may allow others to provide analytics services and serve advertisements on our behalf across the Internet and in applications. These entities may use cookies, web beacons, device identifiers and other technologies to collect information about your use of Descript and other websites and applications, including your IP address, web browser, mobile network information, pages viewed, time spent on pages or in apps, links clicked and conversion information. This information may be used by us and others to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, deliver advertising and content targeted to your interests on Descript and other websites and better understand your online activity. For more information about interest-based ads, or to opt out of having your web browsing information used for behavioral advertising purposes, please visit Your device may also include a feature (“Limit Ad Tracking” on iOS or “Opt Out of Interest-Based Ads” on Android) that allows you to opt out of having certain information collected through apps used for behavioral advertising purposes.


We take reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.

Your Choices

Account Information. You may update, correct or delete information provided to us in connection with Descript at any time by contacting us at If you wish to delete or deactivate your account, contact, but note that we may retain certain information as required by law or for legitimate business purposes. We may also retain cached or archived copies of information about you for a certain period of time.

Cookies. Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. Removing or rejecting browser cookies does not necessarily affect third party flash cookies used in connection with Descript. Promotional Communications. You may opt out of receiving promotional emails from us by following the instructions in those emails. If you opt out, we may still send you non-promotional communications, such as those about your account or our ongoing business relations. Contact Us. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at