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What Photo Organizer Does With Your Videos & Photos

We value the trust you put in Photo Organizer to organize, share and rediscover your memories. We also understand your videos and photos are deeply personal and private. For full transparency, here's an overview of how we handle your photos and videos, and for additional details, check out our privacy policy

When you sign in to the Photo Organizer iOS app for the first time, the app will ask permission to access your photo library. "Access your photo library" is Apple's default wording, not ours.


When you grant Photo Organizer "Access to your photo library" the app does not upload anything visual or that could be used to recreate an image. The app only uploads an image if you choose to save it to your saved memories.

A notification on a phone saying Photo Organizer Would Like to Access Your Photos.

Apple's Notification for Photo Access

When You Remove an Image

When you remove a photo or video while curating, we upload some information about that image so Photo Organizer can log that it was removed. If you were to delete the app and reinstall it, or install the app on a new phone, you’ll want Photo Organizer to remember what images you already removed. Note that we do not upload any data that could be used to recreate what the removed image looks like. 

Here is the information we upload for each removed image.


  1. The file size (example: 2.5 MB)

  2. The content type (examples: JPEG, PNG, HEIF, HEVC)

  3. Dimensions (example: 3024 pixels x 4032 pixels)

  4. The orientation (examples: landscape, portrait)

  5. The original file name (examples: IMG_3709.heic, or IMG_3709.jpg)

  6. The timestamp, or when the image was taken

  7. Apple's unique identifiers. Each identifier is only a unique string of digits and numbers. (Here’s an example of an Apple's identifier: 398G87CC-9BT7-43D0-760C-D8EG7UYBFB04

A phone with the screen showing a user swipe up to skip a photo

Skipping a photo in Photo Organizer

When You Keep/Save an Image

When you save a photo or video to your saved memories, we upload a copy of the actual photo or video. In addition to the same information uploaded for Skipped Images (see above), we also upload the following location information for Saved Images.

  1. GPS information for where the photo was taken (example: 45.28460° N, 111.41120° W)

  2. Apple’s Significant Location Data (example: Big Sky Resort, Montana)

A phone with the screen showing a user saving a photo

Saving a photo in Photo Organizer

Where Your Saved Images Are Uploaded

Photo Organizer stores all uploaded images and data on servers hosted by Amazon’s Cloud Computing Services, a.k.a. Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS is the world’s leading platform because of its security practices. “AWS is architected to be the most flexible and secure cloud computing environment available today.” Many of the world’s largest companies and government agencies trust AWS, as does Photo Organizer. 

The phone shows a user's organized library of memories

Photo Organizer's Saved Memories Screen

Security Systems and Practices

No app or company can guarantee there will never be a security breach; however, the security of your images is a top priority for us. Accordingly, we have the following systems and practices in place:

  • Data encrypted at-rest and in-transit

    • Your data is sent using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption, using Industry standard Transport Layer Security (TLS). 

  • Employee access to images is strictly limited to a small number of employees and audited

    • We only access images to investigate bugs or problems with the app.

  • Mandatory Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) for all registered creators

  • Regularly-updated infrastructure

  • Data synced to the cloud is under your control

  • Full redundancy for all major systems

    • Data is backed up daily and stored securely

The Security Settings Screen with an option for Account Deletion.

Photo Organizer's Security Settings Screen

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