Warning: OpenAI Uses Your ChatGPT Conversations as Data

When using ChatGPT, your conversations are automatically saved. You can access and continue these past chats later if you wish. However, be cautious! By keeping this feature enabled, according to OpenAI’s usage policy, you grant OpenAI the right to use your ChatGPT conversations as data for training purposes.

Does ChatGPT use your chat history to train itself?

Yes, according to OpenAI’s privacy policy, your conversations with ChatGPT are used as data to enhance their models.

Therefore, you should never share information with ChatGPT that you believe should remain confidential.

ChatGPT is trained using a vast amount of data, which allows it to learn and acquire knowledge. These datas includes the conversations you’ve had with ChatGPT. ChatGPT uses these conversations as data to improve itself and provide better service.

How to stop ChatGPT from using your conversations as data?

If you don’t want your chat to be used for training purposes, you can turn off this feature. To do this, you need to go from the Settings tab to the Data Control tab, and from there, set the Chat History & Training option to the “disable” position.

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Learn more: How to turn off Chat History & Training feature in ChatGPT?

Additionally, when you perform this action, the conversations you have with ChatGPT will no longer be automatically saved.

Note that even if you turn off this feature, your conversation history is stored for 30 days to ensure compliance with policies and to check for any violations.

Also read: How to delete your ChatGPT account?

ChatGPT Enterprise

OpenAI announced the ChatGPT Enterprise subscription service on August 28, 2023, through a blog post.

ChatGPT Enterprise is a new subscription model intended to be released for professionals who need more control over their data, as well as enterprises seeking to manage their end users effectively.

Imagine you have been using ChatGPT for your regular conversations, and it actually uses those conversations to improve itself automatically. However, some business owners are worried that their personal and company information might be exposed if they use ChatGPT like that.

Therefore, many companies, including major ones like Samsung, have started to ban or block the ChatGPT.

Thus, OpenAI have developed a new version called ChatGPT Enterprise. They promise that with this new version, your conversations will not be used as data at all.

They believe that by introducing the ChatGPT Enterprise, companies will be encouraged to use the app instead of blocking it.

ChatGPT Content Policy Error

OpenAI monitors your conversations with ChatGPT, and if it detects any violations of the usage policy, your account may receive a violation of content policy error, leading to usage restrictions or a ban.

Also read: How to use ChatGPT with no restrictions?

OpenAI’s monitoring of conversations applies even if they do not use them as data. Therefore, if you encounter this error when logging into your account, it indicates a prior violation of the usage policy in your past conversations.