Age restrictions and plugins, how to deal with it?

In many EU jurisdiction, laws require to ask for confirmation of legal age.

“This software contains sensitive material. Are you 16/18?” → yes/no

How does OpenAI deal with or plan to deal with it? It is a very compelling, specific and common use case

I’m developing a plugin for a company that requires age verification. It is not uncommon, and it doesn’t need to be hardcore stuff: even a website talking about lollipops (sugar addiction anyone?) is required to ask for age verification.

Couldn’t find anything in Usage policies


This would be better answered by or, I don’t think there is anyone here who is qualified to make a comment on that topic.


I’d like to add some relevant information here from the terms of use:

You must be at least 13 years old to use the Services. If you are under 18 you must have your parent or legal guardian’s permission to use the Services.

So one could argue that the requirement for age verification is fulfilled by being on the platform, if you want to be perfectly sure, I would implement a “verified” flag on per user basis, that’s set to False be default, then make the plugin respond to everyone with “please click the following <autogenerated temporary link> to verify your age”

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