We need your User Personal Information to create your account, and to provide the services you request, including to provide the GitHub service, the Marketplace service, the Sponsors Program, or to respond to support requests.
We use your User Personal Information, specifically your user name, to identify you on GitHub.
We use it to fill out your profile and share that profile with other users if you ask us to.
We will use your email address to communicate with you, if you've said that's okay, and only for the reasons you’ve said that’s okay. Please see our section on email communication for more information.
We use User Personal Information and other data to make recommendations for you, such as to suggest projects you may want to follow or contribute to. For example, when you fill out an interest survey at account creation, we learn from it — as well as from your public behavior on GitHub, such as the projects you star — to determine your coding interests, and we recommend similar projects. These recommendations are automated decisions, but they have no legal impact on your rights.
We collect Technical Information to better understand how our website visitors use GitHub, and to monitor and protect the security of the website.
We collect personal information from third parties for the purposes for which it was authorized to be collected. For example, you may authorize GitHub to contact you for marketing purposes via a third party's platform. If we need to use your personal information for other purposes, we will ask your permission first.
We use your User Personal Information and Technical Information for internal purposes, such as to maintain logs for security reasons, for training purposes, and for legal documentation and compliance.
We limit our use of your User Personal Information to the purposes listed in this Privacy Statement. If we need to use your User Personal Information for other purposes, we will ask your permission first. You can always see what information we have, how we're using it, and what permissions you have given us in your user profile.