Privacy Policy

We believe very strongly in our customers’ right to privacy. Our customer records are not for sale or trade, and we will not disclose our customer data to any third party except as may be required by law.

Any information that you provide to us in the course of interacting with our sales or technical support departments is held in strict confidence. This includes your contact information (including, but not limited to your email address and phone number), as well as any data that you supply to us in the course of a technical support interaction.

Software Updates

The version checking used by our macOS products protects your privacy. It works by requesting information about the currently available version from our web server. The web server will log the date, time, and originating IP address of the information request. The log also includes a unique identifier which helps us remove duplicate requests. Although the identifier is derived from your computer’s own unique identifier, it is not personally identifiable, and cannot be traced back to any individual user or computer. (In technical terms, the identifier we receive is an MD5 hash of your computer’s hardware UUID.)

Additionally, licensed (non-evaluation) installations of BBEdit will include a hash (SHA1) of the license code. Your license code is never transmitted in the clear, and the hash is not personally identifiable.

The information that we gather from the version checking is used only to guide the future development of our products, and, as above, is held in strict confidence and is not for sale or trade, nor will it be disclosed to any third party except as may be required by law.

Note: Because products sold through the Mac App Store do not include our version checking, the foregoing does not apply to Mac App Store purchases. Your rights are protected by Apple’s own privacy policy, where applicable.

BBEdit ChatGPT Worksheets

All queries and responses sent between BBEdit worksheets and the ChatGPT API are transmitted securely via HTTPS, and directly between BBEdit and the API endpoint. Bare Bones Software does not receive, or retain any data transmitted thereby. Your conversations with the API service are governed by the API service provider’s own privacy and content policies.

Yojimbo Synchronization

In order to synchronize your data between multiple computers that you specify, Yojimbo employs a synchronization service based on the iCloud service, operated by Apple, Inc. Your data is stored on Apple’s servers, and is protected by Apple’s security and privacy policy.

Data stored on Apple’s servers as a result of your use of Yojimbo synchronization is not filtered or monitored by us. We are not responsible for any content that is stored on Apple’s servers as a result of synchronization. Your data is stored on Apple’s servers in such a way that it is associated specifically with your iCloud account, and it is not shared with any other iCloud or Yojimbo users.