OpenAI Privacy Policy (Global)

Read our summary of OpenAI's Privacy Policy (Global).


  • OpenAI commits to maintaining the security of user information.
  • The Privacy Policy does not apply to content processed on behalf of API customers.
  • Personal Information is collected when you create an account or communicate with OpenAI.
  • OpenAI collects a wide range of Personal Information, including contact details, payment information, and transaction history.
  • Content you provide, including file uploads and feedback, is collected.
  • Interaction with OpenAI's social media may result in data collection.
  • Technical Information such as Log Data, Usage Data, and Device Information is automatically collected.
  • Cookies are used and can be managed through browser settings.
  • Analytics help improve user experience but also track user interaction.
  • Personal Information may be used for a variety of purposes, including service provision, communication, and legal compliance.
  • Aggregated or de-identified information is used for analysis and may be shared.
  • Personal Information may be disclosed to third parties under certain conditions.
  • Users have rights regarding their Personal Information, varying by location.
  • ChatGPT output may not always be factually accurate, and inaccuracies about a user may not always be correctable.
  • Links to Third Party Sites are not governed by this Privacy Policy.
  • Data retention is based on service provision needs and legal requirements.
  • Personal Information may be processed and stored in the United States, regardless of user location.
  • Legal bases for processing Personal Information include contract performance, legitimate interests, consent, and legal obligations.
  • The Privacy Policy is subject to change, and users are notified via updated versions on the website.

Things to watch out for

  • OpenAI may share your Personal Information with third parties for business operations, legal compliance, or during business transfers.
  • Technical Information about your use of the Services is automatically collected and may be shared with vendors and service providers.
  • Content used to train OpenAI models may include your Personal Information, but you can opt out of this use.
  • Personal Information may be disclosed without further notice in certain legal or business circumstances.

AI recommendations

As a user of OpenAI's services, it's important to be aware of the extensive data collection practices. If privacy is a significant concern for you, consider limiting the Personal Information you provide and manage your cookie settings closely. Pay attention to the types of data OpenAI collects automatically, as this may influence your decision to use their services. Always be cautious when sharing information on social media platforms, as this can be collected too. Lastly, keep an eye on updates to the Privacy Policy, especially if you're concerned about how your data is handled and shared.


What types of Personal Information does OpenAI collect?

OpenAI collects a variety of information, including Account Information, User Content, Communication Information, Social Media Information, Technical Information, and more.

Can I opt out of having my Personal Information used to train OpenAI's models?

Yes, you can opt out of having your Content used to train OpenAI's models by following the instructions provided in their Privacy Policy.

How can I exercise my rights regarding my Personal Information at OpenAI?

You can exercise your rights through your OpenAI account or by submitting requests to their designated privacy channels, such as or

(Last updated: 20th December, 2023)

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