We will always respect your privacy.
We believe privacy should be a fundamental right. When using Stract, you can rest assured that we do everything possible to keep your private information the way it's supposed to be - private. We mostly do this by simply not storing any of your private information at all. This keeps things simple, both for you and for us.
Here is a brief overview of your privacy:
- We don't store your IP address.
- We don't store any information that can be used to fingerprint your device, browser etc.
- We don't share any user data with any third parties.
- We collect only the data needed to provide and improve the service.
- We serve all content directly from our servers to prevent tracking from third parties.
- We use HTTPS encryption everywhere.
By default, we do store some usage statistics in order to improve the search results. Specifically the following information is stored for each search:
- The text used to perform the search.
- The list of urls returned for the search.
- Whether or not any of the results were clicked and if so, which one.
- An id that is autogenerated and unique for each new search.
- A timestamp rounded down to the nearest hour.
This data is solely used to train our ranking models which improves the search results for everyone. We go to great lengths not to store anything that can tie your searches back to you or even figure out which searches were performed by the same individual. We hope you trust us with this limited data as it helps us improve our services tremendously. You can opt-out of this at any time from the settings page and we won't store anything at all.
You don't have to take our word for these claims as our source code is available to everyone.
Terms of Service
Keep in mind that all services provided in Stract are provided “as is” and there are no warranties. By using our services you agree with the following terms.
These Terms of Service ("Terms") govern your use of Stract (the "Services").
The source code for Stract is distributed under the license described in the git repository.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Stract, its contractors, contributors, licensors, and partners, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents ("Indemnified Parties") from and against any and all third party claims and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising out of or related to your use of the Services.
Limitation of Liability
THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITH ALL FAULTS. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, STRACT AND THE INDEMNIFIED PARTIES HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES THAT THE SERVICES ARE FREE OF DEFECTS, MERCHANTABLE, FIT FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGING. YOU BEAR THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO USING THE SERVICES FOR YOUR PURPOSES AND AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SERVICES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE RISK THAT YOUR HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, OR CONTENT IS DELETED OR CORRUPTED, OR THAT SOMEONE ELSE GAINS UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION. THIS LIMITATION WILL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY REMEDY. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THIS DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
EXCEPT AS REQUIRED BY LAW, STRACT AND THE INDEMNIFIED PARTIES WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATING TO THESE TERMS OR THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DIRECT AND INDIRECT DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, AND COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY (CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE) UPON WHICH SUCH CLAIM IS BASED. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, SO THIS EXCLUSION AND LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Modifications to these
Terms Stract may update these Terms from time to time to address a new feature of the Services or to clarify a provision. The updated Terms will be posted online. If the changes are substantive, we will announce the update through Stract's usual channels for such announcements such as Discord. Your continued use of the Services after the effective date of such changes constitutes your acceptance of such changes.
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and Stract concerning the Services and are governed by the laws of Denmark, excluding its conflict of law provisions. If any portion of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. In the event of a conflict between a translated version of these terms and the English language version, the English language version shall control.
No data is stored anymore when using Alice, so removed the section.
Specified what data might be stored when using Alice.
Added which usage statistics are stored.