OpenAI Terms of Use (Global)

Read our summary of OpenAI's Terms of Use (Global).


  • You retain ownership rights to your input and own the output generated from the services.
  • You must be at least 13 years old or the minimum age required in your country to use the services.
  • Your account may be transferred to a corporate domain, allowing administrators control over your account.
  • Services may include third-party software or services, which are governed by their own terms.
  • You can opt out if you don't want your content used to train OpenAI's models.
  • OpenAI disclaims all warranties and does not guarantee the services will be error-free or uninterrupted.
  • OpenAI limits its liability, and any damages are capped at the amount paid or $100, whichever is greater.
  • You may download software related to the services which may update automatically.
  • You may not use the services for any illegal, harmful, or abusive activity.
  • Feedback is appreciated and can be used by OpenAI without restriction or compensation to you.
  • Output from the services may not always be accurate and should not be relied upon as the sole source of truth.
  • OpenAI may use content to improve services, comply with law, enforce terms, and ensure safety.
  • Arbitration is mandatory for dispute resolution, with a 30-day opt-out period after account creation or updates.
  • You can cancel your paid subscription at any time, but payments are generally non-refundable.
  • Class actions and jury trials are waived in favor of individual arbitration.
  • OpenAI may discontinue services but will provide advance notice and a refund for prepaid, unused services.
  • You can file an appeal if you believe your account was suspended or terminated in error.
  • OpenAI owns all rights to the services but you may use their name and logo according to their brand guidelines.
  • OpenAI may update these terms or services, with at least 30 days' notice for material changes.
  • You are responsible for all activities that occur under your account and must not share your credentials.

Things to watch out for

  • OpenAI can terminate your access if you breach terms or for other listed reasons.
  • Output may not be unique and other users may receive similar output.
  • You must evaluate the accuracy and appropriateness of the output before use.
  • Arbitration is mandatory for disputes, which can limit your legal recourse options.

AI recommendations

Before using OpenAI's services, it's important to understand that while you maintain ownership of your input and the resulting output, the accuracy and uniqueness of the output cannot be guaranteed. You should not rely solely on the output for critical decisions. Additionally, be aware of the mandatory arbitration clause, which requires disputes to be settled out of court, and the class action waiver, which means you can't participate in any class action lawsuits against OpenAI. If you're using the services for business, ensure you have the authority to agree to these terms on behalf of your organization, especially since accounts using corporate email domains can be controlled by the organization's administrators.


What happens if OpenAI discontinues a service I'm using?

OpenAI will provide advance notice and a refund for any prepaid, unused services if they decide to discontinue a service.

Can I use the output from OpenAI's services for any purpose?

While you own the output, it may not always be accurate or appropriate for your use case. You should not use it as the sole basis for important decisions, and it's recommended to evaluate its accuracy and appropriateness before use.

What should I do if I disagree with a change to the terms of service?

If you do not agree with changes to the terms, you have the right to stop using the services. OpenAI provides at least 30 days' notice for material changes, giving you time to decide whether to continue using the services under the new terms.

(Last updated: 20th December, 2023)

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