The Session app does not collect or share your information.
LAG Foundation Ltd (“Session”) utilizes state-of-the-art security and end-to-end encryption to provide private messaging and other services to users worldwide. You agree to our Terms of Service (“Terms”) by installing or using our apps, services, or website (together, “Services”).
Keeping Your Account Secure – Session embraces privacy by design and does not have the ability to access your messages. You are responsible for keeping your device and your Session account safe and secure. If you lose your phone, follow the steps in our documentation to re-register for our Services.
Software – In order to enable new features and enhanced functionality, you consent to downloading and installing updates to our Services. We strongly recommend that you keep your software updated, as we provide no guarantees that older versions will remain compatible with the network.
Fees and Taxes – You are responsible for data and mobile carrier fees and taxes associated with the devices on which you use our Services.
Our Terms and Policies – You must use our Services according to our Terms and posted policies. If we or the network blocks your device for a violation of our Terms, you will not create another account without our permission.
Minimum Age – You must be at least 13 years old to use our Services. The minimum age to use our Services without parental approval may be higher in your home country.
Legal and Acceptable Use – You agree to use our Services only for legal, authorized, and acceptable purposes. You will not use (or assist others in using) our Services in ways that: (a) violate or infringe the rights of Session, our users, or others, including privacy, publicity, intellectual property, or other rights; (b) involve sending illegal or impermissible communications such as bulk messaging, auto-messaging, and auto-dialing; (c) involve the distribution of morally objectionable content in any way shape or form.
Harm to Session – You must not (or assist others to) access, use, modify, distribute, transfer, or exploit our Services in unauthorized manners, or in ways that harm Session, our Services, or systems. For example you must not (a) gain or try to gain unauthorized access to our Services or systems; (b) disrupt the integrity or performance of our Services; (c) create accounts for our Services through unauthorized or automated means; (d) collect information about our users in any unauthorized manner; or (e) sell, rent, or charge for our Services.
No Access to Emergency Services – Our Services do not provide access to public emergency service providers like the police, fire department, hospitals, or other public safety organizations. Make sure you can contact emergency service providers through a mobile, fixed-line telephone, or other service.
Third-party services – Our Services may allow you to access, use, or interact with third-party websites, apps, content, and other products and services, including Open Groups run by third parties. When you use third-party services, their terms and privacy policies govern your use of those services.
Open Group Chats – You may use Open Groups run by Session in accordance with these Terms of Service, however you also agree to follow the rules of any Open Group chat, and Session may restrict or block your access to these chats for any reason whatsoever.
Your Rights – You own the information you submit through our Services. We can not access this information unless you explicitly send it to us or through an Open Group.
Session’s Rights – We own all copyrights, trademarks, domains, logos, trade dress, trade secrets, patents, and other intellectual property rights associated with our Services. You may not use our copyrights, trademarks, domains, logos, trade dress, patents, and other intellectual property rights unless you have our written permission. To report copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property infringement, please contact [email protected]
Session’s License to You. Session grants you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, and non-transferable license to use our Services in accordance with these Terms.
Disclaimers – YOU USE OUR SERVICES AT YOUR OWN RISK AND SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING DISCLAIMERS. WE PROVIDE OUR SERVICES ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS OR OTHER HARMFUL CODE. Session DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED BY US IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE, OR USEFUL, THAT OUR SERVICES WILL BE OPERATIONAL, ERROR-FREE, SECURE, OR SAFE, OR THAT OUR SERVICES WILL FUNCTION WITHOUT DISRUPTIONS, DELAYS, OR IMPERFECTIONS. WE DO NOT CONTROL, AND ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR, CONTROLLING HOW OR WHEN OUR USERS USE OUR SERVICES. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS OR INFORMATION (INCLUDING CONTENT) OF OUR USERS OR OTHER THIRD PARTIES. YOU RELEASE US, AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, PARTNERS, AND AGENTS (TOGETHER, “Session PARTIES”) FROM ANY CLAIM, COMPLAINT, CAUSE OF ACTION, CONTROVERSY, OR DISPUTE (TOGETHER, “CLAIM”) AND DAMAGES, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, RELATING TO, ARISING OUT OF, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ANY SUCH CLAIM YOU HAVE AGAINST ANY THIRD PARTIES.
Limitation of Liability – THE SESSION PARTIES WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INDIRECT, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES RELATING TO, ARISING OUT OF, OR IN ANY WAY IN CONNECTION WITH OUR TERMS, US, OR OUR SERVICES, EVEN IF THE SESSION PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY RELATING TO, ARISING OUT OF, OR IN ANY WAY IN CONNECTION WITH OUR TERMS, US, OR OUR SERVICES WILL NOT EXCEED TEN DOLLARS ($10). THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMER OF CERTAIN DAMAGES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY WILL APPLY TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. THE LAWS OF SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES, SO SOME OR ALL OF THE EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS SET FORTH ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY IN OUR TERMS, IN SUCH CASES, THE LIABILITY OF THE Session PARTIES WILL BE LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
Availability of Our Services – Our Services may be interrupted, including for maintenance, upgrades, or network or equipment failures. We may discontinue some or all of our Services, including certain features and the support for certain devices and platforms, at any time.
Resolving disputes – You agree to resolve any Claim you have with us relating to or arising out of our Terms, us, or our Services exclusively in the state of Victoria, Australia. You also agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating all such disputes. The laws of Australia govern our Terms, as well as any disputes, whether in court or arbitration, which might arise between Session and you, without regard to conflict of law provisions.
Ending these Terms – You may end these Terms with Session at any time by deleting Session from your device and discontinuing use of our Services. We may modify, suspend, or terminate your access to or use of our Services anytime for any reason, such as if you violate the letter or spirit of our Terms or create harm, risk, or possible legal exposure for Session. The following provisions will survive termination of your relationship with Session: “Licenses,” “Disclaimers,” “Limitation of Liability,” “Resolving dispute,” “Availability” and “Ending these Terms,” and “General”.
Session may update the Terms from time to time. When we update our Terms, we will update the “Last Modified” date associated with the updated Terms. Your continued use of our Services confirms your acceptance of our updated Terms and supersedes any prior Terms. You will comply with all applicable export control and trade sanctions laws. Our Terms cover the entire agreement between you and Session regarding our Services. If you do not agree with our Terms, you should stop using our Services.
If we fail to enforce any of our Terms, that does not mean we waive the right to enforce them. If any provision of the Terms is deemed unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that provision shall be deemed severable from our Terms and shall not affect the enforceability of the remaining provisions. Our Services are not intended for distribution to or use in any country where such distribution or use would violate local law or would subject us to any regulations in another country. If you have specific questions about these Terms, please contact us at [email protected]
Session doesn’t store any identifying information about your device, such as your IP address or your user agent.
Session is designed so that it doesn’t store any information which could be used to track you.
You don’t need a phone number, e-mail, or any information tied to your real identity to make a Session account. We did this so that you’ll know you’re private and anonymous whenever you use Session.
We don’t make you jump through hoops or tweak settings to be private — Session is private by default.
When you first start using Session, you will connect to a seed node run by us which serves you an initial list of Service Nodes. Your IP address can be seen by the seed node at one point in time. We do not store a record of this connection. The seed node will never see who you’re talking to or what you’re talking about.
No other information is collected or stored.
If you use Session on your Android or iOS phone, Google or Apple might store information about how you use the app.
They can record when the app is closed, opened, how long you use it for, crash logs, and your device model. This usage information could also be associated with your Google or Apple account, and it is shared with us.
This is a limitation of mobile operating systems, and applies to all apps used on your device. Besides this, we don’t share any of your information with Apple, Google, or anyone else.
If you’re planning to use Session on mobile, it’s worth reading Apple or Google’s privacy policies. If you’re using iOS, check out Apple’s App Store Review Guidelines. For Android, read the User Data section of Google’s Developer Policy Center.
The Session website never attempts to link your usage of the website to your real identity or create a user profile based on your activity.
We don’t want to collect or store any of your information that isn’t strictly necessary, so all information is deleted within 6 months of being collected. All the data we do collect is to help improve the website, and anything older than this is unlikely to be useful, so it is deleted.
The Session website stores some data to make sure it is easy-to-use and fast-to-load.
We use Cloudflare services in order to serve the Session website. Cloudflare keeps logs about HTTP requests for the Session domains, which can be stored for up to 7 days.
If you choose to subscribe to Session’s e-mail newsletter, your e-mail will be stored. Our e-mail campaigns are managed through optin forms and Campaign Monitor. However, if you unsubscribe from our mailing list, your e-mail will be deleted.
Used to track the number of page views a user goes through.
We do not share or sell any data we collect on the Session website with third parties. Simple as that.