The Preservation Solution
For Your Family Memories
Welcome listeners, followers and friends of Maureen Taylor, the Photo Detective
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.
Why Choose Permanent.org?
Our promise to you.
You retain total control over your work now and for all time.
We will never claim your copyright, mine your data, or invade your privacy. No more recurring fees and ballooning costs. Pay for only the storage you need, when you need it, and only pay for it once. We preserve all embedded file metadata and will never strip away your work or degrade your originals.
Digital Archives Not BackupsPermanent.org isn't just another digital box or drive.
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.
Peace of MindThe ultimate service you can offer.
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.
Share Without OversharingIt's your work, we want to help you keep it that way.
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.
Become a Founding Supporter
Back the new paradigm for cloud storage.
Make a Pledge
Our goal is permanence.
Permanence means no subscriptions; a one-time payment for dedicated storage that preserves your most precious memories and an institution that will be there to protect the digital legacy of all people for all time.
How is that possible?
We are leveraging the same funding models used by museums, libraries and universities for centuries. As a public charity, we can pool all our one-time storage fees into a shared endowment. We use the interest on this tax-exempt investment fund to pay our ongoing operations and storage costs, in perpetuity.
We need a critical mass.
Our endowment will reach a critical mass when we have enough users, with enough endowed storage, to cover the cost of our operations. Each new user is a founding supporter that brings us one step closer to our goal.
So how does this work?
When you make a pledge to back us, we won't charge you anything to claim your storage and start preserving your memories today. And if we don't reach our fundraising goals then we won't charge you ever. There's no catch.
It's a win-win for our digital future.
We'll only charge you when we achieve our goals. In this way, we're all in it together. You can be a visionary founding supporter without any risk and we can build the momentum we need to achieve a self-sustaining future.
Make a Pledge
Pledge your support to our mission today and make the vision of permanence a reality.