Introduction and Terms of Use

This page exists to inform the reader about how we collect and use user data. For the imprint and contact information, please refer to this page. Note that You're not allowed to copy, or modify the game, any part of the game, or our trademarks in any way. You're not allowed to attempt to extract the source code of the game, and you also shouldn't try to translate the game into other languages, or make derivative versions. The game itself, and all the trade marks, copyright, database rights and other intellectual property rights related to it, still belong to us.

Privacy Policy

This service is provided by PaulPlay at no cost and is intended for use as is. This page is used to inform visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information if anyone decided to use our Service. If you choose to use this Service, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation to this policy. The Personal Information that we collect is used for providing and improving the Service. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

What data we collect

Our partners (e.g. Google Analytics) collect details of which version of web browser you used and information on how you use the site using page tagging techniques. Furthermore, we are utilizing Google Maps Streetview for our application which has its own privacy policy. If you provide your consent, we use Google Analytics and our own cookies to collect information about how you use OpenGuessr. For a better experience, while using our Service, we may require you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information such as a username. If you create an account we will also store account-specific information such as your level or experience. By creating an account you accept that we may share non-sensitive information (like your username, email address or experience) with other users.

Google Analytics processes information about:
- the pages you visit on OpenGuessr
- how long you spend on each page
- how you got to the site
- what you click on while you're visiting the site

We make sure you cannot be directly identified by Google Analytics data. We do this by using Google Analytics' IP address anonymisation feature which is standard in Google Analytics 4. We will not combine analytics information with other data sets in a way that would directly identify who you are.

If you register an account on our website, we will collect your username, ip address (to keep multiplayer secure and prevent cheaters) and email address that you have provided as well as other account related details that you provide at your own choice. Additionally, we save game-related information such as your account level.

How we use your data

The data we collect using Google Analytics is transferred and stored with Google where we analyse it with Google Analytics software (Google Analytics 4). We do not allow Google to use or share this data for their own purposes. We also use your data, such as your username, in our multiplayer experiences and may share that with other players.

Why we collect data

We use the information we collect through the explained means to see how you use OpenGuessr and to see how well the site performs on your device. We also strive to improve our website by analysing issues. Furthermore, we use your data to enrich multiplayer functionalities.

How long we keep your data

We will only retain your personal data for as long as it is needed for the purposes set out in this document or for as long as the law requires us to.

How we keep your data secure

We are committed to doing all that we can to keep your data secure. We set up systems and processes to prevent unauthorised access to or disclosure of the data we collect about you. For example, we protect your data using varying levels of encryption. All third parties that process personal data for OpenGuessr are required to keep that data secure. We also only store a hash of your password if you sign up.

Changes to this policy

We may change this privacy notice. When we make changes to this notice, the 'last updated' date below will also change. Any changes to this privacy notice will apply to you and your data immediately. If these changes affect how your personal data is processed, OpenGuessr will take reasonable steps to make sure you know.
Last updated: 24 April 2024


If you have any questions regarding this policy, do not hesitate to contact us via the contact form on the bottom of this page.