Class of 2016: The Decision to Join Techstars Boston

As CEO of Grapevine, I have learned a number of things over the last few years, not the least of which is how much harder it is to achieve your vision than it is to simply have one. Our vision at Grapevine is to be the largest and best creator network in the world, period.   It’s …

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No More Activation Fees, You Just Made $100: Brand Update

Yup, you read that right.   We listened and we heard you loud and clear.  Starting now, Grapevine no longer requires a $100 activation fee to access our network – you can create campaigns, receive proposals and browse creators for free.   We want to make sure that our brand partners are able to spend …

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Meet The Grapevine Community Team

The Grapevine Community Team is the glue that holds our brand and creator partnerships together.  You probably recognize their names, now here’s a chance to get to know them a little bit better! Meet Kimberley Bond Title: Community Director and Co-Founder I’m From: Wellesley, MA! Moved to Lancaster, PA for a while and now I’m back …

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Grapevine Update: Collaboration Feed

We have just launched the collaboration feed in Grapevine. Why is this so awesome? Well, now you can see exciting things that are happening in the Grapevine community. On the right side of the page you’ll see the featured campaign and on the left you’ll see your profile, while the collaboration feed is in the middle. On …

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Grapevine Update: Refer a Vlogger

As some of you may already know, Grapevine rolled out a new feature not too long ago that allows you to “Refer A Vlogger!” What does this mean to you? Well, quite a bit for your Grapevine experience! It’s super simple! You can head to the upper right corner of your screen on Grapevine, click …

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The Thing About MassChallenge…

When you step onto the 6th floor of 21 Drydock Ave, it feels more like you’ve stumbled onto an art collective than a business space. Colorful conference rooms named after tropical fruits and precious gems, bespectacled young go-getters in skinny jeans and kilts wandering the halls, angular furniture reminiscent of giant wedges of cheese – it’s not …

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Our Platform Permissions and What They Mean For You

Being cautious with your privacy and making informed decisions is a good thing. In the spirit of making informed decisions, I feel like it would be beneficial to walk you through all the permissions that our own platform requests from your YouTube account, highlight why we need them and what exactly we do with that information.

Our creators are important to us and we take your privacy VERY seriously here at Grapevine. We want to be as transparent as possible and assure you that Grapevine does, always has and always will have your best interests at heart.

View Your Email Address

In our creator satisfaction survey nearly 100% of Grapevine creators preferred to communicate through email. This permission allows us to see the e-mail address associated with your YouTube account. This allows us to authenticate your e-mail and also tells us where to get in touch with you. Your E-mail address is not visible on a YouTube channel so special permissions are needed to access it.

Basic Profile Information

This allows us to view your name, profile picture and any other profile information you may have entered on your Google+ page. Having access to an already built Google+ profile allows us to automatically build large portions of your Grapevine profile to make the whole process faster. Your Grapevine profile, of course, helps us find brand sponsorship tailored to your interests! Read a little more about the Grapevine process here.

View YouTube Analytic reports / View your YouTube account.

We use these two permission permissions to track metrics on the specific content you create for Grapevine. This includes the view count and an audience sampling of gender, age and location.

View private information of your YouTube channel relevant during the audit process with a YouTube partner

This is essentially for fraud protection. When performing an audit of a YouTube channel, our system is checking to assure that your account is in good standing with YouTube (meaning no suspensions or TOS violations) and to make sure that you’re authorized to make content for the channel you’re representing.

Conclusion

I hope this clarifies just exactly what information you’re trusting us with and satisfies any concerns you may have had. We know that the language in these app permission agreements can be kind of confusing, so if you have any questions at all or need further clarifications on anything please send us an email at support@grapevinelogic.com.