It's true Air doesn't log. At the same time, that's also something of a marketing term, because it's used to sell an idea, without being too specific about what it means, for each company.
Because there's no official standards in Airs line of business, so a lot of companies can fudge the terms.
I'm not sure which data you mean, staying in who's RAM. But you can be quite sure that Air doesn't try to collect and keep data on its users in the way that you're probably worrying about.
No, it's written in the Privacy Notice that you have linked in your very message. "Data are deleted as soon as they are no more necessary for such purposes." Such purposes are specified in the Privacy Notice. This is a real, effective sentence against collection of data which can be exploited (or aimed) to disclose personal identity, even without logs. It is stronger than a simple "no logs" sentence, which in itself means nothing and is just a marketing sentence for gullible people. Everybody can keep no logs while transmitting data in real time to third-parties: no logging declaration would be true, but totally inessential. We keep no logs AND we do not use any data (in RAM or elsewhere) to disclose personal identity AND we do not send any data, not even during a connection, to any third party.
But since Air is the company your data goes through, it by definition knows some technical things about your usage. This is what it refers to in the page you're thinking about.
As you can see, the default is that nothing is shown about you. But if you go to the Top Users section, you will see information from other users.
This is good, because it shows Air is being transparent about its infrastructure and it's far from all companies in this business who do that.
But as I said, that's just technical information and not, for example, what websites you go to. If you follow the first link, you'll see it explained in-depth and realise there's nothing to worry about.
Besides that, you should also note that there's no website tracking either. The only "tracking" done in that regard, is through a closed-loop Piwik implementation(instead of Google Analytics for example.)
Lastly, Airs main software, the Eddie client, is fully open-sourced, so that anyone can make sure the software isn't doing something nefarious. Eddie likewise shows you technical information clearly.
All that said, if you wish to hide things from Air as well, so that you don't need to trust them as the only one, you can look into using TOR together with Air. But as you can see, Air is doing it right.
Good day .
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