This page presents you with information on how we gather and use images from the Internet. We want members of the public who request data access to be fully informed about how Clearview operates.
We do not collect information about anyone's name, email address, home address, location or any other type of information beyond photos and the links where they appear. We do not combine photos with other sorts of data to link them to a particular person—we only use our search technology to find images that are similar to one another, and the locations they appear online.
Categories and Sources of Personal Information:
- Publicly Available Images from the Internet—we use proprietary methods to gather information from the open web and from publicly accessible portions of social media sites.
- Links to the locations where those photos appear
How this information is used:
- Providing search engine functionality to Clearview users
Who do we share information with?
- Clearview users: law enforcement, security and anti-human trafficking professionals
- Occasionally and for limited purpose and durations, third party service providers can use Clearview’s search tools to assess their accuracy and verify our cybersecurity performance
Automated Decision-Making Process Statement
Clearview’s search functionality uses a proprietary algorithm to identify similar images and present them to a human user for evaluation. Clearview search results are indicative of similarity, not definitive. Clearview users are contractually prohibited from using Clearview search results as the basis of an identification or a legal determination of any kind.
If you have any further questions, you can contact us by email at [email protected] or contact us by mail at:
ATTN: Clearview Privacy Team
214 W. 29th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY