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We make money through paid subscriptions to use our Services. We do not sell your information.
When you interact with our Services, we collect information that could be used to identify you (“Personal Information”). Examples include a username and password, an email address, a name, and an IP address.
Some of the information we collect is stored in a manner that cannot be linked back to you (“Non-Personal Information”). Non-Personal Information includes aggregated, non-personally identifying information that does not identify a user or cannot otherwise be reasonably linked or connected with them. We may use such aggregated, non-personally identifying information to improve our Services.
When you register for a Sourcegraph account, participate in forums, comment on blog posts, submit a feedback survey, interact with the chat bot on our Website, or correspond with us, we may collect account information (username, password, email), profile information (display name, avatar URL), Content you post, add, receive, or share on our hosted services, and any payment information. We do not process or store your payment information, but our third-party payment processor does.
We may receive information about you from third-party services if you log in or otherwise interact with our Website or Services through a code host or social media, for example, by liking us on Facebook or following us on Twitter. The data we receive depends on your privacy settings with the third party but can include your name, email, third-party user ID, and location. Review, and if necessary, adjust your privacy settings on third-party websites and services before linking or connecting them to the Service.
We use information provided directly by you and third parties to operate, maintain, improve, and provide to you the features of the Services. We may use this information to communicate with you, such as to send you email messages, and to follow up with you to offer news and information about our Services. We may also send you Service-related emails or messages (e.g., account verification, change or updates to features of the Services, technical and security notices). For more information about your communication preferences, see Will Sourcegraph send me emails below.
When you use our Services, Sourcegraph automatically collects data about the Services and how they are used, including:
For self-hosted instances, the only personal information collected is the email address of the initial Sourcegraph installer and site admin (or, if that user is deleted or demoted to not be an admin, the first such active site admin). This information allows us to contact the technical administrator of the Sourcegraph instance to deliver information about product updates and policy changes, and for customer development purposes. Other than the initial site admin email address, only aggregates of usage data are sent: no usernames, user emails, user personal information, code, repository names, file names, URLs, or other such private content is sent to Sourcegraph.
With regards to connections to the Sourcegraph Cloud extension registry, even from self-hosted Sourcegraph instances, the automatically collected data below will apply.
When you visit or use our Website, including when you access the Sourcegraph Cloud extension registry from your self-hosted instance, we may automatically collect the following information.
As with most websites and technology services delivered over the internet, when you access or use our Website, our servers automatically collect data and record it in log files. This log data may include your web request, IP address, browser type and settings, date and time of use, information about browser configuration, error data, repository name, user ID, and cookie data.
When you visit or use our Website, we may collect information related to accessing systems and data, including IP addresses, usernames, and data accessed. This information is only retained for the purposes of identifying, analyzing, and resolving potential security incidents. Access to this information is limited to those who require access for these purposes and will only be shared with the relevant customers in the event of a security incident.
When you visit or use our Website, we automatically collect information about your device, which may include the type of hardware and software you are using (for example, your operating system and browser type), IP address, and other unique identifiers for devices used to access our Website and Hosted Services.
This is the geographic area where you use your computer or mobile devices (as indicated by an IP address or similar identifier) when interacting with our Website.
When we send you emails, we may employ clear gifs (also known as web beacons) in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened and which links are clicked by recipients. The information allows for more accurate reporting and improvement of the Website.
We may also collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Website. These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit, your use of third-party applications, and other information that assists us in analyzing and improving the Website.
Although we do our best to honor the privacy preferences of our users, we are not able to respond to Do Not Track signals from your browser at this time.
We may use the automatically collected data to:
We do not intentionally collect any Personal Information that is stored in your repositories or other free-form content inputs. Any Personal Information within a user's repository is the responsibility of the repository owner.
Where laws like GDPR govern our processing of your Personal Information, Sourcegraph must tell you about the legal basis under which we process your Personal Information. Sourcegraph processes Personal Information under the following legal bases:
Performance of a contract: We use your Personal Information to provide the Services you subscribe to and to fulfill requests you make of us.
Legitimate interests: We use your Personal Information for our legitimate interests, such as security and fraud prevention, product improvement, and communications about your use of our Services.
If your repository is public, anyone may view its contents.
If you have a private repository on Sourcegraph Cloud or a Sourcegraph managed instance, Sourcegraph personnel do not review your repository contents or any other Content you store or transfer through our Services, except for the following purposes:
We may scan our servers and content to detect certain tokens or security signatures of known active malware, known vulnerabilities in dependencies, or other content known to violate our Terms of Service, based on algorithmic fingerprinting techniques (collectively, "automated scanning").
We may share your personal information with third parties in the instances described below.
Our service providers process your Personal Information as needed to provide our Services to you, including hosting and customer support ticketing. They may only process your Personal Information pursuant to our instructions and to perform their duties to us. See our Subprocessors page for a list of our service providers.
If you are a member of an Organization, we may share your username, email, IP address, and any collected logs about the user associated with that Organization with an owner or administrator of the Organization to investigate or respond to a security incident that affects or compromises the security of that particular Organization.
We may share your Personal Information with law enforcement and other third parties if required by law or subpoena or if we reasonably believe that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law, legal process, and the reasonable requests of law enforcement; (b) to enforce our Terms of Service or to protect the security or integrity of our Service with regard to suspected fraud or other illegal activities; or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Sourcegraph, our users, or others.
With your consent, we may share your Personal Information with other third parties. If you join an Organization, you agree to provide the administrator of the Organization with the ability to view your activity in the Organization’s access log. Any information or content that you voluntarily disclose by posting to the Website becomes available to the public, as controlled by your privacy settings. If you remove information or content that you posted to the Website, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of the Website, or if other users have copied or saved that information.
We share aggregated, Non-Personal Information with others about our product usage like number of users, user growth, and lines of indexed code.
No. We do not sell or rent your Personal Information for monetary or other consideration under the CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018) or other data privacy laws.
From time to time, we may share information about product announcements, product use, and special offers. You may opt out of our promotional email communications at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” link provided in such communications.
Sourcegraph users will continue to receive transactional messages related to your use of our Services such as account management, technical, and security notices, even if you unsubscribe from promotional emails.
We participate in interest-based advertising and use third-party advertising companies to serve you targeted advertisements based on your online browsing history and your interests. We permit third-party online advertising networks, social media companies, and other third-party services, to collect information about your use of our Website over time so that they may play or display ads for our products on other websites, apps, or services you may use and on other devices you may use.
To learn more about interest-based advertising and how you may be able to opt-out of some of this advertising, you may wish to visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s online resources, at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices, and/or the DAA’s resources at www.aboutads.info/choices. You may also be able to set your browser to delete or notify you of cookies by actively managing the settings on your browser or mobile device. Please note that some advertising opt-outs may not be effective unless your browser is set to accept cookies. Furthermore, if you use a different device, change browsers or delete the opt-out cookies, you may need to perform the opt-out task again.
You may also be able to limit certain interest-based mobile advertising through the settings on your mobile device by selecting “limit ad tracking” (iOS) or “opt-out of interest based ads” (Android).
Google Analytics and Advertising. We may also utilize certain forms of display advertising and other advanced features through Google Analytics, such as Remarketing with Google Analytics, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. These features enable us to use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies to inform, optimize, and display ads based on your past visits to the Sites. You may control your advertising preferences or opt-out of certain Google advertising products by visiting the Google Ads Preferences Manager, currently available at https://google.com/ads/preferences, or by vising NAI’s online resources at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices.Google provides further information about its own privacy practices and offers a browser add-on to opt out of Google Analytics tracking at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
If you are located in the European Union, you are entitled to the following rights with regard to your personal information and data:
Additional rights that may apply to you in certain instances:
To exercise your privacy rights, you can contact us directly at email@example.com.
When we transfer the personal data of EEA, Swiss, and UK residents outside of those regions, we do so via appropriate user privacy safeguards, such as using Standard Contractual Clauses or obtaining your consent.
We secure your information by implementing technical and organizational security controls that you can read about in Security is core to everything we do.
When we receive your information, we protect it on our servers using technical, physical, and logical security safeguards. For information stored in any Software installed in your computing system, you are responsible for its security by making use of the security features of your device. We recommend that you take the appropriate steps to secure all computing devices that you use in connection with our Services.
Sourcegraph cares about the security of your information, and uses commercially reasonable physical, administrative, and technological safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of all information collected through the Service. However, no security system is impenetrable and we cannot guarantee the security of our systems 100%. In the event that any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, Sourcegraph will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.
You can update or remove your Personal Information from Sourcegraph at any time by logging into your account and updating your profile settings, including deleting your account.
You can remove your Personal Information from Sourcegraph at any time by deleting your account as described above. Sourcegraph will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to perform our contractual obligations, provide you services, to comply with tax, legal, and audit obligations, resolve disputes, preserve legal rights, or enforce our agreements.
For questions about reviewing, modifying, or deleting your account information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sourcegraph does not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register as Users. If you are based in the European Union, we will not knowingly collect your information if you are under the age of 16. Different countries may have different minimum age limits. If you are below the minimum age for providing consent for data collection in your country, you may not have a Sourcegraph account. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 or the applicable minimum age limit, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from a child under 13 or otherwise under the applicable minimum age limit, please contact us at email@example.com.
Our Service may integrate with or contain links to other third-party sites and services. We are not responsible for the practices employed by third-party websites or services embedded in, linked to, or linked from the Service and your interactions with any third-party website or service are subject to that third-party's own rules and policies.