Privacy policy

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Your privacy is important to OpenHatch. This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that OpenHatch collects, and the ways in which OpenHatch uses that personal information.

The basics

This privacy statement is pretty long, so we've bolded the parts that might be unusual. You should probably read it all the way through!

This privacy statement

This privacy statement is based on a Freenetlaw template supplied by Employment Law Contracts. The original is Privacy Statement by is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 UK: England & Wales License. It was written by Asheesh Laroia and TravisD to address issue168.

Personal information collection

OpenHatch may collect and use the following kinds of personal information:

  • information about your use of this website (including everything you volunteer for, all of the projects you add, and login details).
  • information that you provide using for the purpose of registering with the website;  and any other information that you send to OpenHatch.

Network privacy

We use Google Analytics to track website usage. You can read their privacy policy to learn how to opt out.

This website has optional Transport Layer Security (TLS, also known as SSL). To make sure you are using OpenHatch via SSL, look for https in your web browser's address bar. The security benefits of SSL are somewhat nuanced, so we are just writing this here so you know about the option.

Using personal information

OpenHatch may use your personal information to:

  • release snapshots of some of the data for the purpose of enabling people to develop the website;
  • administer this website;
  • personalize the website for you;
  • enable your access to and use of the website services;
  • publish information about you on the website;
  • e-mail you on topics related to OpenHatch, like updates to the website or news about open source projects.

If you don't want us to send you email, you can disable that from your profile here:

Where OpenHatch discloses your personal information to its agents or sub-contractors for these purposes, the agent or sub-contractor in question will be obligated to use that personal information in accordance with the terms of this privacy statement. Some people who might fall into this category are volunteer maintainers of the website.

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere above, OpenHatch may disclose your personal information to the extent that it is required to do so by law, in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, and in order to establish, exercise or defend its legal rights.

Data snapshots

We publish daily snapshots of a subset of the data within OpenHatch. We've tried to ensure that they only contain information that is visible on the website. The idea is that with this information, anyone can take our code and re-generate every public page on the website. You can read more about that at .

This does mean that if you remove data from the website, information from the public part of your profile will remain in the old snapshots.

Securing your data

OpenHatch will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

OpenHatch will store all the personal information you provide on its secure servers.

Cross-border data transfers

Information that OpenHatch collects may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which OpenHatch operates to enable the use of the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available around the world.

You agree to such cross-border transfers of personal information.

Updating this statement

OpenHatch may update this privacy policy by posting a new version on this website.

You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes.

Other websites

This website contains links to other websites.

OpenHatch is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third party. You'd think that would go without saying, but here we are saying it.

Contact OpenHatch

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or OpenHatch's treatment of your personal information, please write to:

by email to; or

by postal mail to

OpenHatch Privacy Questions

c/o Asheesh Laroia

340 S Lemon Ave #8472

Walnut, CA 91789

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