Our Privacy Policy


OCR.space follows the principle of data avoidance and data economy ("Datensparsamkeit" in German): We only collect the minimum amount of data that we need to in order to provide the OCR service, and only keep the data as long as we need to.

Personal data

  • Free account: We collect your email adress to send you your personal API KEY.
  • PRO and PRO PDF accounts: In addition to your email, we need your billing information. Your credit card and billing details are not stored on our servers. Instead we use a trusted 3rd-party provider (Fastspring) to handle the subscription billing.
  • OCR API

  • All uploaded images and the extracted text are deleted after processing.
  • We log the IP address of each API access. This information is stored for a month, then deleted.
  • Visitor tracking

    We use Google Analytics and some other 3rd party tools on our website. This data is in no way combined with the OCR data.

    Changes to the privacy policy

    The Privacy Policy may be changed occasionally and you are advised to check it from time to time.

    Applicable Law

    The OCR.space team is headquarted in Europe (Germany). The strict European data protection laws apply.

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