Hugging Face Privacy Policy

Introduction

We have implemented this Privacy Policy because your privacy is important to us. This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) describes the type of information that Hugging Face, Inc. (the “Company”) gathers from users of the Hugging Face application (the “App”) and how the Company uses that information.

The Policy is part of the Company Terms of Use. The Policy applies to all users of the App (“Users”).

What Information Does the Company Collect?

The Company occasionally collects Personal Information from Users. “Personal Information” means information that can be used to identify an individual. You may be entitled under data protection laws to access and review Personal Information the Company holds related to you, if you provide the necessary consent and background information and pay any mandated fee. All such communications regarding access to Personal Information should be addressed to: privacy@huggingface.co.

Such inquiries should be clearly marked as data protection queries and you should indicate if the request is time sensitive.

A. Consent and Modification

By using the App, you consent to the terms of the Policy and to our processing of Personal Information in the manner and for the purposes set forth herein. If you do not agree with the Policy, please do not use the App. The Company reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change the Policy at any time, which change will be effective 10 days following posting the revision to the Policy on the App. Your continued use of the App 10 days following such posting means you accept those changes.

If the Company makes any change in how Personal Information will be used, the Company will notify you by email (at the e-mail address specified in your account), or by means of a notice on the App prior to the change becoming effective.

B. Information We Collect

The Company collects information in the following ways:

Information You Provide Directly

The Company collects information directly provided by Users as part of using the App, such as information provided as part of setting up an account.

The Company also collects User Content (e.g., photos, videos, comments, and other materials) that you post on the App, as well as communications between you and the Company as part of using the App.

Log Files

The App automatically records certain log file information, such as IP address, location, mobile carrier, device, and interaction with links in the App.

Use of Information

The Company may use information from Users to operate and improve the App and its other products, and to deliver the App. These uses may include providing you with more effective customer service; making the App easier to use by eliminating the need for you to enter the same information repeatedly; performing research and analysis aimed at improving the App and other products, services and technologies of the Company; automatically updating the App; diagnosing or fixing problems with the App; and displaying content and advertising customized to your interests and preferences.

The Company also uses information from Users to communicate with Users. The Company may send certain mandatory service communications, such as welcome letters, information on technical service issues, and security announcements. The Company may also contact Users to inform them of other products or services available from the Company.

Personal Information collected by the App may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which the Company or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities. By using the App, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country. The Company may transfer your Personal Information to affiliated companies for the purpose of storing or processing such information on its behalf. Such information may be transferred to other countries around the world. The Company requires that these parties agree to process such information in compliance with the Policy. In particular, if you provide Personal Information, it may be transferred to and processed on computers in the U.S. and other countries.

The Company may disclose your Personal Information or any information submitted via the App if the Company has a good faith belief that disclosure of such information is helpful or reasonably necessary to: (i) comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request; (ii) enforce any applicable terms of service, including investigations of potential violations thereof; (iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud or security issues; or (iv) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of the Company, our Users, yourself or the public. The Company may be required to disclose Personal Information in response to a lawful request by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

Sharing of Information

The Company will not sell, rent or lease your Personal Information except as provided for by this Policy. The Company may also share other information as provided by this Policy.

A. Affiliates

The Company may share User Content and information collected by the App with businesses that are legally part of the same group as the Company, or that become part of that group (“Affiliates”).

B. Third Party Service Providers

The Company may occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on its behalf, such as providing customer support, hosting websites, processing transactions, or performing statistical analysis of its services. Those companies will be permitted to obtain only the Personal Information they need to deliver the service. They will be required to maintain the confidentiality of the information and are prohibited from using it for any other purpose.

C. Anonymous Information

The Company may use Anonymous Information (as defined below) or disclose it to third party service providers, to provide and improve the App and other products, services and technologies of the Company. The Company may disclose Anonymous Information (with or without compensation) to third parties, including advertisers and partners, for purposes including, but not limited to, targeting advertisements. "Anonymous Information" means information which does not enable identification of an individual User, such as aggregated information about use of the App.

Other Information

A. Business Transitions

If the Company is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, or if it is subject to a bankruptcy or any comparable event, the Company reserves the right to transfer or assign Personal Information in connection therewith.

B. Security

The security of your Personal Information is important to us. The Company follows generally accepted industry standards, including the use of appropriate administrative, physical and technical safeguards, to protect the Personal Information. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while the Company strives to use commercially acceptable means to protect Personal Information, the Company cannot guarantee its absolute security or confidentiality. If you have any questions about security, you can contact the Company at privacy@huggingface.co.

Please be aware that certain Personal Information and other information provided by you in connection with your use of the App may be stored on your device (even if that information is not collected by the Company). You are solely responsible for maintaining the security of your device from unauthorized access.

C. International Users

The Company and its servers are located in the United States and are subject to the applicable local and national laws. Those who choose to access the App do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules and regulations. Users who choose to access or use the App consent to the use and disclosure of information in accordance with this Policy and subject to such laws. The Company may limit the App’s availability, in whole or in part, to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction we choose, at any time and in our sole discretion. The Company does not represent or warrant that the App, or any part thereof, is appropriate or available for use in any other jurisdiction.

D. Other Websites

The Company may use a reputable third party to present or serve advertisements that you may see on the App. These third party ad servers may use cookies, web beacons, clear gifs or similar technologies to help present such advertisements, and to help measure and research the advertisements' effectiveness. The use of these technologies by these third party ad servers is subject to their own privacy policies and is not covered by this Policy.

E. Children’s Privacy

The App is neither directed to nor structured to attract children under the age of 13 years. Accordingly, the Company does not intend to collect Personal Information from anyone it knows to be under 13 years of age. The Company will direct potential users under 13 years of age not to use the App. If the Company learns that Personal Information of persons less than 13 years of age has been collected without verifiable parental consent, the Company will take the appropriate steps to delete this information. To make such a request, please contact the Company at: privacy@huggingface.co.

F. California Online Privacy Protection Act Notice

On September 27, 2013, California enacted A.B. 370, amending the California Online Privacy Protection Act to require website operators to disclose how they respond to "Do Not Track Signals"; and whether third parties collect personally identifiable information about users when they use online services.

The Company honors "do not track" signals and does not track, use cookies, or use advertising when a “do not track” mechanism is in place.

The Company does not authorize the collection of personally identifiable information from our users for third party use through advertising technologies without separate member consent.

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 also permits customers who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of Personal Information to third parties for direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to privacy@huggingface.co. Please note that the Company is only required to respond to one request per customer each year.

G. CAN-SPAM Act

The Company may collect your email address in order to send information and respond to inquiries and/or other requests or questions.

The Company does not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses. The Company reasonably identifies advertisements and includes in its communications the physical address of its business location. The Company honors opt-out/unsubscribe requests. Users may follow the instructions at the bottom of an email from the Company in order to unsubscribe from correspondence.

H. Contact Information

If you have questions about this Policy, please contact privacy@huggingface.co.

I. Effective Date

The effective date of this Policy is Jan 1, 2018.