Connecting your data to Curiosity is an act of trust. We value that trust and take the responsibility for keeping your data safe very seriously. That’s why we built Curiosity around privacy and security from the very beginning.

This page answers common questions about security and privacy in Curiosity. If you can’t find an answer to your question, please check our User Guide and Developer Guide, or contact us at [email protected].


How do you use data I connect to Curiosity?

Data you connect to Curiosity is used only to let you search and interact with it. That’s all. No marketing, no ads, no analytics, nothing.

Can you see my data?

No. Your data stays private to you and only you can see it.

We purposely built Curiosity in such a way that we’re unable to see your data.

The only exception to this rule is if you explicitly grant us access to parts of your data, e.g. by sending us logs for troubleshooting (these can contain file names and search terms), or by inviting us to a Team Workspace (e.g. to perform setup services).

Privacy in the Desktop App

Where do you store my data?

Your data is stored and processed locally on your computer. We can’t access it and we don’t copy or store any of your data.

The time data leaves your computer is when you interact with the AI Assistant using a cloud service like ChatGPT, and it still always stays private. Check the section on the AI Assistant below for more details.

Other people use my computer. Can they see my data?

No. Curiosity stores your data in your user folder. That means other users can’t see it (unless you’re using the same account to log in).