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Is Grammarly a keylogger?

No. A keylogger records every keystroke, sends data to a third party for the benefit of that party, and does so without the user’s knowledge. Grammarly’s product doesn’t fit any of these descriptions.

At Grammarly, we value user trust and operate with high standards for privacy and transparency. You can feel confident using Grammarly’s product offerings knowing that: 

  • Grammarly is blocked from running in read-only and sensitive fields, such as payment forms, passwords, addresses, and URLs. We don’t record every keystroke. 
  • We make it clear when Grammarly is active by turning the G button green. You can easily turn it off any time, then turn it back on within a document or site using the easy-to-find floating G icon, when you use Grammarly for Windows or Mac; or an on/off switch when you use Grammarly Extension, you can find it pressing on the Grammarly icon located on the top bar of your web browser.   
  • We never sell user data to third parties for advertising or any other purposes. We make money from selling subscriptions to Grammarly product offerings. 
  • Grammarly services only store user data for the purposes of delivering and improving our product offerings. 

We value the trust our customers put in us to keep their information safe and secure. Read Grammarly’s user-first approach to privacy and security on our Trust Center.

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