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Privacy Policy

Introduction

At big-AGI, we believe in transparency, privacy, and the power of open-source solutions. Our application stores data locally in your browser's "localStorage" and "IndexedDB" and on our servers, ensuring you have full control over your personal information. For those who prefer even more freedom, big-AGI can be fully self-hosted, bypassing us entirely.

We also offer a free, "hosted" instance of big-AGI for demo purposes. To use this instance, users must provide their own API keys for certain functionalities. Rest assured, we do not collect or store these API keys. We also do not store any user conversations on our servers unless shared by the user via the "Sharing" function.

We have updated our privacy policy on February 27, 2024, to reflect recent changes in our application. These updates include the introduction of server-side storage and a "Sharing" function, alongside the expanded use of analytics tools such as Google Analytics on this website, to enhance big-AGI and provide a more insightful and faster experience for our users.

This privacy policy will inform you about how we handle your personal data, your privacy rights, within the context of our hosted instance and website.

Analytics

We use Vercel Analytics and Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behavior on our website. These analytics services help us measure and understand how visitors interact with our site, allowing us to make improvements. The data collected is processed in a way that does not directly identify anyone.

Vercel Analytics provides us with aggregate data on website usage, such as top pages, referral sources, country of origin, operating systems, browsers, and page speed metrics.

Google Analytics helps us understand user interactions within big-AGI, including which features are most used and how our application performs across different devices. This tool collects data anonymously, focusing on trends and usage patterns rather than individual behavior.

Third-Party Services

big-AGI integrates with various third-party AI services to provide enhanced functionalities to our users, such as text generation, image processing, voice synthesis, and other multimodal interactions. These services include but are not limited to Opensource Servers like LocalAI, Ollama, and Oobabooga; Local Servers such as LM Studio; Multimodal Services from Azure, Google Gemini, and OpenAI; Language Services by Anthropic, Groq, Mistral, OpenRouter, Perplexity, and Together AI; Image Services like Prodia; and Speech Services from ElevenLabs.

Please note that the use of these third-party services may involve the processing of your data on servers operated by these vendors, subject to their own privacy policies and terms of service. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of these third-party services to understand their data handling practices.

Information We Collect

We collect personal data that you voluntarily provide to us when you sign up for our next version, such as your email address. We also collect technical data automatically through our hosting provider, Vercel, and through Google Analytics, as outlined in their respective privacy policies. If you decide to enable integrations with third-party services mentioned above, those services may also collect additional data. For more information, please refer to the respective privacy policies of these services.

We use localStorage and IndexedDB to store chat logs and user preferences directly in your Internet Browser for operational purposes. This data is stored on your device and not on our servers.

For our "Sharing" function, we collect data including the chat data, owner ID, public status, data type and size, upvotes, downvotes, flag counts, read counts, write counts, expiration and deletion information, and creation and update timestamps.

How We Use Your Information

We use your personal data to provide and improve our services, and to notify you when our next version is ready. We do not sell your personal data to third parties. The data we collect for our "Sharing" function is used to enable users to share chat logs with others and for users to clone shared chats for their own use.

Data Retention

We retain email addresses for 24 months. We do not retain other personal data. Shared chat data is retained for a default period of 30 days or until the user requests its deletion.

Children's Privacy

Our web application is not intended for children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal data from children under 13. If we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we will delete such information from our servers immediately.

Security

We are committed to protecting your personal data and have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction of your data. These measures also apply to the chat data collected for our "Sharing" function.

Changes to This Policy

We review our privacy policy regularly and will place any updates on this web page. We recommend users to check this page periodically for any changes. This privacy policy was last updated on February 27, 2024.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact us at hello@big-agi.com.