All About GitHub's Terms of Service
GitHub is a platform that allows software developers to collaborate on their projects more easily. If you use the service, it's a good idea to review the GitHub terms of service to ensure that your data privacy is being respected. Terms of service agreements are usually too long and complicated to be reasonably readable, but they contain essential information.
DoNotPay can help you quickly check terms of service for data privacy law violations that could qualify you for compensation. Here's what you need to know about and privacy policies.
What Information Does GitHub Collect About You?
GitHub collects several different types of information about its users, some automatically and some directly provided.
Information That GitHub Does Not Collect
There are two types of information that GitHub avoids knowingly collecting.
- Children under 13 can't have a GitHub account, so the company does not knowingly collect data from them.
- GitHub does not collect sensitive personal information such as race, ethnic origin, religious beliefs, political opinions, biometric data, genetic data, and health information.
Information That You Provide Directly
GitHub gets some information directly from you. This means you'll generally be aware that you provided this, so you can decide what you want to include. This type of information includes:
- Registration information, like your email address
- Payment information, like your billing address and credit card number
- Profile information, like a photo, your company, or your location
Information Collected as You Use the Service
Some information is collected automatically as you use GitHub. This can include the following:
- If you sell products on GitHub Marketplace, transaction information like the date, time, and amount charged will be collected.
- GitHub collects information about how you use the site, such as the pages you visit, your IP address, and the dates and times you access GitHub.
- GitHub collects cookies for analysis and to keep you logged in to your account, as well as for remembering your preferences.
- As you use GitHub, the site collects information about your device, such as the type of device, browser, operating system, and language settings.
How to Analyze Github's Terms of Service Yourself
Terms of service agreements are long, complicated documents, but they can often hide important information about whether the company respects data privacy laws. This means that looking over the agreement is a good idea, even if you don't want to read the entire document closely. When you look through a terms of service agreement, there are four topics you should focus on. They are:
- Your rights to your content: Check to see whether the company is asking you to give up your rights to the content you might put on the site.
- Arbitration: Make sure that the company is not asking you to give up your right to sue if you have a problem with the product or service.
- Opting out: Look at whether you have the ability to opt out of the collection of specific data, like third-party cookies.
- Information sharing: Find out if the company shares your information with any third parties. If so, consider what information is being shared and with whom.
To get through a lengthy terms of service agreement more quickly, try doing a Ctrl-F search for keywords like content, opt-out, third party, or arbitration. offers a clickable table of contents for its terms of service, making it easier to find the relevant sections of the document. In addition, any sections that are written in all caps are generally important to look at.
Easily Analyze GitHub's Terms of Service With DoNotPay
Reading and understanding a terms of service agreement is a time-consuming endeavor that is often impractical. DoNotPay's fast, easy and successful system allows you to quickly check GitHub's terms of service for data privacy law violations. Save time and energy while protecting your online data privacy.
How to analyze terms and service using DoNotPay:
If you want to analyze terms and service but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 5 easy steps:
- Go to the Analyze Terms and Services product on DoNotPay.
- Enter the website domain you would like to scan.
- Wait for DoNotPay to identify any legal violations on the website (it should only take a few seconds!) If there are violations, proceed to drafting a demand letter.
- Enter how much you want to receive in compensation and the company name.
- Enter your contact information so the company can contact you.
DoNotPay will generate a demand letter on your behalf with every legal violation we identified that you could send to the company.
- If GitHub doesn’t comply with your demand for compensation, you can escalate the case to Small Claims Court using our Sue Now product.
- If you’re using our website, you can go to this page to have DoNotPay help you generate demand letters and escalate your case to small claims court.
- You can also access this product through our app.
DoNotPay can help you analyze any company's terms of service to check for violations of privacy laws that could qualify you for compensation. Some companies to check on include:
If you use GitHub and want to understand the company's terms of service, contact DoNotPay today!