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Privacy Policy

Information we collect

The only information we collect is from website access logs. This data comes from two sources:

  1. Direct access of the website. When you use a browser to look at a page on the website, each access is logged.

  2. VisiData fetching the list of startup messages. The first time each day that VisiData is used, it downloads a single small file. This access is also logged by the website.
    This network request can be turned off by adding options.motd_url='' to your ~/.visidatarc.

In both cases, we may automatically collect and store certain information in server logs. This may include:

This website does not use cookies.

Information we keep

The server logs, which have information about individual website accesses, are kept for 12 months, after which they are deleted. The aggregated usage information is archived.

Information we share

We do not share private information with any companies, organizations, or individuals outside of the core development team.

We share aggregated, non-personally identifiable information publicly, to show trends about the general use of VisiData. This information is posted nightly to usage.jsonl.


If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact


Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will post the latest version of our privacy policy on this page.

Last modified: 2019-12-05

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