SauceNAO Privacy Policy:

This document covers the SauceNAO sites, their APIs, and related services, (collectively, "SauceNAO"). This privacy policy deals with personally-identifiable information (referred to as "data" below) that may be collected by this site.

SauceNAO operates primarily as a reverse image search engine. Users upload images as queries and those query images are compared to the contents of our databases to provide similar results. Query images uploaded by users are stored in full and thumbnailed size for a short period of time (generally less than half an hour) to enable the initial search query to be performed, and allow image manipulations for additional queries if desired. After that period of time has elapsed, the images are deleted. Query images supplied via URL are handled the same way, but may be cached for a longer period of time to reduce bandwidth consumption and load on third party sites when a single image is searched repeatedly.

SauceNAO tracks the number of searches and other actions performed by IP, and for logged in users, by account. The content of search queries is not logged. Users with accounts are asked to provide a user name, an email address, and a password. Passwords are hashed with bcrypt before storage.

Users who upgrade their accounts have several ways of paying for the upgrade, and many of those services store the information you provide as part of the payment process. SauceNAO stores limited information needed to link transactions back to those records. Please see the payment processor privacy policies for more information.

SauceNAO uses Google Analytics to collect usage information. Google Analytics utilizes cookies for tracking individual users and for other purposes. Please see their privacy policy for more information.

As on many websites, SauceNAO may automatically receive general information that is contained in server log files, such as your IP address, and cookie information. Information about how advertising may be served on this site is set forth below.


Data may be used to customize and improve your user experience on this site. Efforts will be made to prevent your data from being made available to third parties unless
(i) provided for otherwise in this Privacy Policy;
(ii) your consent is obtained, such as when you choose to opt-in or opt-out for the sharing of data;
(iii) a service provided on or by SauceNAO requires interaction with a third party, or is provided by a third party, such as an application service provider;
(iv) pursuant to legal action or law enforcement;
(v) it is found that your use of this site violates the site's policy, terms of service, or other usage guidelines, or if it is deemed reasonably necessary to protect our legal rights and/or property;
(vi) this site is purchased by a third party, in which case that third party will be able to use the data in the same manner as set forth in this policy.

In the event you choose to use links displayed on this website to visit other websites, you are advised to read the privacy policies published on those sites. SauceNAO uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit this website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and would like to know your options in relation to not having this information used by these companies, click here.


Like many websites, this website sets and uses cookies to enhance your user experience — to remember your account login status, and personal settings, for instance. Advertisements may display on this website and, if so, may set and access cookies on your computer; such cookies are subject to the privacy policy of the parties providing the advertisement. However, the parties providing the advertising do not have access to this site's cookies. These parties usually use non-personally-identifiable or anonymous codes to obtain information about your visits to this site.

For more information about this type of online advertising, about cookies, and about how to turn this feature off, please click here.

Please note that turning off advertising cookies won’t mean that you are not served any advertising, merely that it will not be tailored to your interests.


This Site is affiliated with Publisher First, Inc. dba Freestar ("Freestar") for the purposes of placing certain advertising on the Site, and Freestar will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. To learn more about Freestar’s data usage, click here.

SauceNAO Terms of Use:

The SauceNAO sites, their APIs, and related services (collectively, "SauceNAO") are subject to change at any time without notice. Usage of SauceNAO is subject to limits based on whether you are logged in/authenticated, and your account type. A single user can have multiple accounts if they desire, but utilizing multiple Accounts and IPs for the purposes of bypassing usage limits is not acceptable, and may result in a ban. Sharing of accounts is also not acceptable, and may result in loss of any upgraded status or a ban.

We provide no Guarantees or Warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to, any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Do not rely on the validity of any results or information provided, and do not rely on SauceNAO being available or functional when you need it. We may modify these terms at any time without notice. Changes to the terms take effect immediately on posting, and continued usage of SauceNAO constitutes acceptance of the terms.