Privacy Policy for GitNotebooks

Last updated: August 2, 2023

At GitNotebooks, we respect your privacy and are committed to protecting the personal information that you share with us. This privacy policy describes how we collect, use, store, and disclose your personal information when you use our website and the GitNotebooks service (collectively, the "Service"). By using our Service, you agree to the collection and use of your personal information in accordance with this privacy policy.

1. Information We Collect

When you use our Service, we may collect the following types of information:

  • Personal Information: We collect your email address and GitHub profile information when you register for an account. This includes your GitHub handle, GitHub ID, GitHub avatar, name, and encrypted access token, which we use to make API calls to GitHub on your behalf.
  • Usage Information: We collect information about how you use our Service, such as the repositories you access, the actions you take within the Service, and other usage data.
  • Interaction Information: Any data that you add to a comment is stored in our system. Additionally, for each comment you make, we also collect the associated GitHub pull request ID, commit SHA, and file path.
  • Log Data: We collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our website. This may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, and other statistics.

2. How We Use Your Information

We use the information we collect to:

  • Provide and maintain the Service.
  • Improve and personalize the Service.
  • Communicate with you about your account or our Service, including providing support and updates.
  • Monitor the usage of our Service.
  • Detect, prevent, and address technical issues.
  • Manage Comment Relevance and Placement: We use the metadata from your comments to accurately place and track your comments within our Service. This includes determining whether a comment is outdated or if its location has changed due to changes in the associated file or pull request.
  • Analyze trends and user behavior to improve our Service.
  • Comply with legal obligations and enforce our terms of service.

3. Information Sharing and Disclosure

We do not sell or share your personal information with third parties for their marketing purposes. We may share your information with trusted third parties who help us provide and maintain our Service, such as hosting providers, email service providers, and analytics providers. These third parties are required to protect your personal information and only use it for the purposes for which we disclose it to them.

We may also disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in response to a legal request, to protect the rights and property of GitNotebooks, or to protect the safety of our users or the public.

4. Data Retention and Security

We retain your personal information for as long as necessary to provide our Service and fulfill the purposes outlined in this privacy policy. We take reasonable measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, disclosure, or modification. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, and we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information.

5. Third-Party Websites and Services

Our Service may contain links to third-party websites and services. We are not responsible for the content, privacy policies, or practices of these third-party websites and services. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any third-party websites or services that you visit or use.

6. Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our privacy policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new privacy policy on this page. You are advised to review this privacy policy periodically for any changes.

8. Your Rights Under GDPR

If you are a resident of the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regarding your personal information:

  • Right to access: You have the right to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you.
  • Right to rectification: You have the right to request that we correct any inaccuracies in your personal information or complete any incomplete information.
  • Right to erasure: You have the right to request that we delete your personal information, under certain conditions.
  • Right to restrict processing: You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information, under certain conditions.
  • Right to data portability: You have the right to request that we transfer your personal information to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.
  • Right to object: You have the right to object to our processing of your personal information, under certain conditions.
  • Right to withdraw consent: If we rely on your consent to process your personal information, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time.

7. Contact Us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our handling of your personal information, please contact us at:


By using our Service, you acknowledge that you have read and understand this privacy policy and agree to its terms.