The Preservation Solution For Your Family Memories

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A comprehensive digital preservation platform that's easy for anyone to use.

We know that you take your photo and family history research seriously. We want to make sure that you're able to pass your discoveries on to your loved ones when you are gone. That's why we take digital preservation seriously too.

We’re more than just another storage platform, we’re backed by a mission-driven, cultural heritage organization dedicated to the public good. Our governing board and professional partners are well known and respected experts in the digital archiving world.

We invest your one-time storage fees in a special, tax-exempt, nonprofit endowment fund to ensure that they never expire. We take care of the ongoing cost of storage so that you don’t have to worry about subscription fees.

Permanent is simply the most comprehensive digital preservation platform for individuals, families and small organizations.

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A Comprehensive Digital Preservation Platform

share archive

Share without oversharing

Our permission controls provide different levels of access for the people you share with, designated by you. All uploaded files are private by default. Share selected files with only the people of your choosing. Make selected files public without risking your copyright. Easily create links to privately shared content with options to restrict how many people can access the content and for how long. Delete it all, completely, at any time.
save metadata

Tell the story of your files.

We’re committed to giving you all the tools you need to make your archive as detailed as possible for others to discover and enjoy. We read metadata from all supported files. Anything that’s missing can be added or edited.
legacy archive

Digital archives not backups.

Our mission is to preserve and provide perpetual access to the digital legacy of all people for the historical and educational benefit of future generations. We maintain multi-layer, multi-region, multi-provider backups with trusted storage partners. We store all file types and convert most into formats that are compatible on all software so they’re always accessible. We invest your storage fees in a special, tax-exempt, nonprofit endowment fund to ensure that they never expire. Our governing board and professional partners are well known and respected experts in the digital archiving world.
archive management

Infinite archives, one account.

Multiple archive management allows you to easily switch between archives and collaborate with others. Create, collaborate and then transfer ownership of an archive for a family member, friend or client from a single account. Create a public profile for the person, family or organizational archives you own that only you can edit. Collaborate on an archive and build a shared history together with everyone who helped make it. Every archive can only have a single owner and ownership can be transferred as needed. Archives can have multiple members with unique roles you can control to manage access and permissions.

The Digital Storage Platform You’ve Been Waiting For

No subscriptions. Just $10 per GB.

Monthly subscriptions expire. On, storage fees are only charged once - $10 per gigabyte of storage, as you need it. We invest your contributions into a nonprofit endowment that covers the perpetual cost of storage and supports a nonprofit organization committed to protecting, migrating and maintaining access to your precious digital content.

Your files are insured for the future.
What's the best way to keep something around for all time? Make multiple copies of it and store those copies in different places. We use multiple cloud storage providers, located in multiple different regions, and store on multiple cloud tiers. We run regular checks on your files and, if one appears to be damaged or corrupted, we use its copies to repair it.
Collaborate with control.
Half the fun of preserving your things is doing it together. Add your family members, friends or teammates as Members of your Permanent Archives so that they can build it with you. You choose a Member’s access level and you can add and change permissions or transfer ownership at any time.
Your memories are always accessible.
In order for generations of the future to enjoy your files, they have to be able to open them. We have no idea how file formats will change as time goes on, so we’re planning for it now. We convert your files on upload to a universally standard format so that they can continue to be converted for new technology as time goes on.

Who is Permanent for?

Permanent is used by professional and burgeoning archivists, professional and hobbyist genealogists, photo organizers, professional photographers and videographers, illustrators and artists, parents and grandparents, nonprofit organizations, and conscious consumers who are looking for a better way to preserve their digital memories. Permanent was built for everyone. People of any interest, profession or technical background. Permanent is a platform built by the people, for the people.
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Our promise to you.

We will preserve, protect and secure any private data entrusted to us and make any data shared with others or released to the public accessible for all time by migrating it through future technological advances.

We will never mine private data for our benefit, we will never exchange copyright as a condition of using our service, and we will never invade individual privacy with unsolicited advertisements.

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