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     * Getting started with GitHub
          + Quickstart
               o Set up Git
               o Create a repo
               o Fork a repo
               o Be social
          + Learning about GitHub
               o GitHub's products
               o Types of GitHub accounts
               o GitHub CLI
               o GitHub Desktop
               o GitHub for mobile
               o Access permissions on GitHub
               o GitHub glossary
               o Git cheatsheet
               o Git and GitHub learning resources
          + Signing up for GitHub
               o Signing up for a new GitHub account
               o Verifying your email address
               o Setting up a trial of GitHub Enterprise Cloud
               o Setting up a trial of GitHub Enterprise Server
          + Exploring projects on GitHub
               o Finding ways to contribute to open source on GitHub
               o Saving repositories with stars
               o Following people
          + Using GitHub
               o Supported browsers
               o Troubleshooting connectivity problems
               o Keyboard shortcuts
     * Setting up and managing your GitHub user account
          + Managing user account settings
               o About your personal dashboard
               o Changing your GitHub username
               o Merging multiple user accounts
               o Converting a user into an organization
               o Deleting your user account
               o Permission levels for a user account repository
               o Permission levels for user-owned project boards
               o Managing access to your user account's project boards
               o Best practices for leaving your company
               o What does the 'Available for hire' checkbox do?
          + Managing email preferences
               o Adding an email address to your GitHub account
               o Changing your primary email address
               o Setting a backup email address
               o Setting your commit email address
               o Blocking command line pushes that expose your personal email address
               o Remembering your GitHub username or email
               o Types of emails GitHub sends
               o Managing marketing emails from GitHub
          + Managing access to your personal repositories
               o Inviting collaborators to a personal repository
               o Removing a collaborator from a personal repository
               o Removing yourself from a collaborator's repository
          + Managing your membership in organizations
               o About organization membership
               o Accessing an organization
               o Viewing people's roles in an organization
               o Requesting organization approval for OAuth Apps
               o Publicizing or hiding organization membership
               o Removing yourself from an organization
     * Setting up and managing your GitHub profile
          + Customizing your profile
               o About your profile
               o About your organization's profile
               o Personalizing your profile
               o Pinning items to your profile
          + Managing contribution graphs on your profile
               o Viewing contributions on your profile
               o Showing an overview of your activity on your profile
               o Publicizing or hiding your private contributions on your profile
               o Sending your GitHub Enterprise Server contributions to your GitHub.com profile
               o Why are my contributions not showing up on my profile?
               o Troubleshooting commits on your timeline
     * Authenticating to GitHub
          + Keeping your account and data secure
               o Creating a strong password
               o Updating your GitHub access credentials
               o Creating a personal access token for the command line
               o Reviewing your SSH keys
               o Reviewing your deploy keys
               o Authorizing OAuth Apps
               o Reviewing your authorized integrations
               o Connecting with third-party applications
               o Reviewing your authorized applications (OAuth)
               o Reviewing your security log
               o Removing sensitive data from a repository
               o About anonymized image URLs
               o About GitHub's IP addresses
               o GitHub's SSH key fingerprints
               o Sudo mode
               o Preventing unauthorized access
          + Securing your account with two-factor authentication (2FA)
               o About two-factor authentication
               o Configuring two-factor authentication
               o Configuring two-factor authentication recovery methods
               o Accessing GitHub using two-factor authentication
               o Recovering your account if you lose your 2FA credentials
               o Changing two-factor authentication delivery methods for your mobile device
               o Countries where SMS authentication is supported
               o Disabling two-factor authentication for your personal account
          + Authenticating with SAML single sign-on
               o About authentication with SAML single sign-on
               o Authorizing an SSH key for use with SAML single sign-on
               o Authorizing a personal access token for use with SAML single sign-on
               o Viewing and managing your active SAML sessions
          + Connecting to GitHub with SSH
               o About SSH
               o Checking for existing SSH keys
               o Generating a new SSH key and adding it to the ssh-agent
               o Adding a new SSH key to your GitHub account
               o Testing your SSH connection
               o Working with SSH key passphrases
          + Troubleshooting SSH
               o Using SSH over the HTTPS port
               o Recovering your SSH key passphrase
               o Deleted or missing SSH keys
               o Error: Permission denied (publickey)
               o Error: Bad file number
               o Error: Key already in use
               o Error: Permission to user/repo denied to other-user
               o Error: Permission to user/repo denied to user/other-repo
               o Error: Agent admitted failure to sign
               o Error: ssh-add: illegal option -- K
               o Error: SSL certificate problem, verify that the CA cert is OK
               o Error: We're doing an SSH key audit
          + Managing commit signature verification
               o About commit signature verification
               o Checking for existing GPG keys
               o Generating a new GPG key
               o Adding a new GPG key to your GitHub account
               o Telling Git about your signing key
               o Associating an email with your GPG key
               o Signing commits
               o Signing tags
          + Troubleshooting commit signature verification
               o Checking your commit and tag signature verification status
               o Updating an expired GPG key
               o Using a verified email address in your GPG key
     * Managing subscriptions and notifications on GitHub
          + Setting up notifications
               o About notifications
               o Configuring notifications
          + Viewing and triaging notifications
               o Managing notifications from your inbox
               o Triaging a single notification
               o Customizing a workflow for triaging your notifications
          + Managing subscriptions for activity on GitHub
               o Viewing your subscriptions
               o Managing your subscriptions
     * Receiving notifications about activity on GitHub
          + Getting started with notifications
               o About notifications
               o About web notifications
               o About email notifications
               o Accessing your notifications
               o Choosing the delivery method for your notifications
          + Managing your notifications
               o Marking notifications as read
               o Saving notifications for later
               o Subscribing to and unsubscribing from notifications
               o Listing the issues and pull requests you're subscribed to
               o Watching and unwatching repositories
               o Watching and unwatching releases for a repository
               o Watching and unwatching team discussions
               o Listing the repositories you're watching
               o About email notifications for pushes to your repository
     * Setting up and managing organizations and teams
          + Collaborating with groups in organizations
               o About organizations
               o About your organization dashboard
               o Creating a new organization from scratch
               o Accessing your organization's settings
               o About your organization’s news feed
               o Viewing insights for your organization
          + Managing membership in your organization
               o Inviting users to join your organization
               o Canceling or editing an invitation to join your organization
               o Removing a member from your organization
               o Reinstating a former member of your organization
               o Can I create accounts for people in my organization?
          + Managing people's access to your organization with roles
               o Permission levels for an organization
               o Changing a person's role to owner
               o Giving "team maintainer" permissions to an organization member
               o Adding a billing manager to your organization
               o Removing a billing manager from your organization
          + Organizing members into teams
               o About teams
               o Creating a team
               o Setting your team's profile picture
               o Adding organization members to a team
               o Managing code review assignment for your team
               o Synchronizing teams between your identity provider and GitHub
               o Renaming a team
               o Changing team visibility
               o Moving a team in your organization’s hierarchy
               o Requesting to add a child team
               o Requesting to add or change a parent team
               o Removing organization members from a team
               o Disabling team discussions for your organization
               o Deleting a team
          + Managing access to your organization's repositories
               o Repository permission levels for an organization
               o Setting base permissions for an organization
               o Viewing people with access to your repository
               o Managing an individual's access to an organization repository
               o Managing team access to an organization repository
               o Adding outside collaborators to repositories in your organization
               o Canceling an invitation to become an outside collaborator in your organization
               o Removing an outside collaborator from an organization repository
               o Converting an organization member to an outside collaborator
               o Converting an outside collaborator to an organization member
               o Reinstating a former outside collaborator's access to your organization
          + Managing access to your organization’s project boards
               o Project board permissions for an organization
               o Managing access to a project board for organization members
               o Managing team access to an organization project board
               o Managing an individual’s access to an organization project board
               o Adding an outside collaborator to a project board in your organization
               o Removing an outside collaborator from an organization project board
          + Managing access to your organization's apps
               o Adding GitHub App managers in your organization
               o Removing GitHub App managers from your organization
          + Managing organization settings
               o Verifying your organization's domain
               o Renaming an organization
               o Transferring organization ownership
               o Restricting repository creation in your organization
               o Setting permissions for deleting or transferring repositories
               o Restricting repository visibility changes in your organization
               o Managing the forking policy for your organization
               o Setting permissions for adding outside collaborators
               o Allowing people to delete issues in your organization
               o Setting team creation permissions in your organization
               o Managing scheduled reminders for pull requests
               o Managing default labels for repositories in your organization
               o Changing the visibility of your organization's dependency insights
               o Managing the display of member names in your organization
               o Deleting an organization account
               o Converting an organization into a user
               o Upgrading to the Corporate Terms of Service
               o Entering a data protection agreement with GitHub for GDPR compliance
          + Migrating to improved organization permissions
               o Converting an Owners team to improved organization permissions
               o Converting an admin team to improved organization permissions
               o Migrating admin teams to improved organization permissions
          + Restricting access to your organization's data
               o About OAuth App access restrictions
               o Enabling OAuth App access restrictions for your organization
               o Disabling OAuth App access restrictions for your organization
               o Approving OAuth Apps for your organization
               o Denying access to a previously approved OAuth App for your organization
          + Keeping your organization secure
               o Viewing whether users in your organization have 2FA enabled
               o Preparing to require two-factor authentication in your organization
               o Requiring two-factor authentication in your organization
               o Managing allowed IP addresses for your organization
               o Restricting email notifications to an approved domain
               o Reviewing the audit log for your organization
               o Reviewing your organization's installed integrations
          + Managing SAML single sign-on for your organization
               o About identity and access management with SAML single sign-on
               o About SCIM
               o Connecting your identity provider to your organization
               o Enabling and testing SAML single sign-on for your organization
               o Preparing to enforce SAML single sign-on in your organization
               o Enforcing SAML single sign-on for your organization
               o Downloading your organization's SAML single sign-on recovery codes
               o Accessing your organization if your identity provider is unavailable
          + Granting access to your organization with SAML single sign-on
               o Managing bots and service accounts with SAML single sign-on
               o Viewing and managing a member's SAML access to your organization
               o About two-factor authentication and SAML single sign-on
          + Managing Git access to your organization's repositories
               o About SSH certificate authorities
               o Managing your organization's SSH certificate authorities
     * Setting up and managing your enterprise account
          + Managing your enterprise account
               o About enterprise accounts
               o Viewing the subscription and usage for your enterprise account
          + Managing users in your enterprise account
               o Roles for an enterprise account
               o Inviting people to manage your enterprise account
               o Viewing people in your enterprise account
               o Viewing and managing a user's SAML access to your enterprise account
          + Managing organizations in your enterprise account
               o Adding organizations to your enterprise account
               o Viewing the audit logs for organizations in your enterprise account
               o Configuring webhooks for organization events in your enterprise account
          + Setting policies for organizations in your enterprise account
               o Enforcing repository management policies in your enterprise account
               o Enforcing project board policies in your enterprise account
               o Enforcing team policies in your enterprise account
               o Enforcing security settings in your enterprise account
               o Enforcing a policy on dependency insights in your enterprise account
     * Setting up and managing billing and payments on GitHub
          + Managing your GitHub billing settings
               o About billing on GitHub
               o Viewing your subscriptions and billing date
               o Adding or editing a payment method
               o Viewing your payment history and receipts
               o Adding information to your receipts
               o Setting your billing email
               o Changing the duration of your billing cycle
               o Redeeming a coupon
               o Troubleshooting a declined credit card charge
               o Unlocking a locked account
               o Removing a payment method
          + Managing billing for your GitHub account
               o About billing for GitHub accounts
               o About per-user pricing
               o How does upgrading or downgrading affect the billing process?
               o Upgrading your GitHub subscription
               o Viewing and managing pending changes to your subscription
               o Downgrading your GitHub subscription
               o Discounted subscriptions for GitHub accounts
          + Managing billing for GitHub Marketplace apps
               o About billing for GitHub Marketplace
               o Upgrading the billing plan for a GitHub Marketplace app
               o Downgrading the billing plan for a GitHub Marketplace app
               o Canceling a GitHub Marketplace app
          + Managing billing for GitHub Actions
               o About billing for GitHub Actions
               o Viewing your GitHub Actions usage
               o Managing your spending limit for GitHub Actions
          + Managing billing for Git Large File Storage
               o About billing for Git Large File Storage
               o Viewing your Git Large File Storage usage
               o Upgrading Git Large File Storage
               o Downgrading Git Large File Storage
          + Managing billing for GitHub Sponsors
               o About billing for GitHub Sponsors
               o Upgrading a sponsorship
               o Downgrading a sponsorship
          + Managing billing for GitHub Packages
               o About billing for GitHub Packages
               o Viewing your GitHub Packages usage
               o Managing your spending limit for GitHub Packages
          + Setting up paid organizations for procurement companies
               o About organizations for procurement companies
               o Creating and paying for an organization on behalf of a client
               o Upgrading or downgrading your client's paid organization
               o Renewing your client's paid organization
     * Writing on GitHub
          + Getting started with writing and formatting on GitHub
               o About writing and formatting on GitHub
               o Basic writing and formatting syntax
          + Working with advanced formatting
               o Organizing information with tables
               o Creating and highlighting code blocks
               o Autolinked references and URLs
          + Working with saved replies
               o About saved replies
               o Creating a saved reply
               o Editing a saved reply
               o Deleting a saved reply
               o Using saved replies
          + Editing and sharing content with gists
               o Creating gists
               o Forking and cloning gists
     * Creating, cloning, and archiving repositories
          + Creating a repository on GitHub
               o About repositories
               o About repository visibility
               o Creating a new repository
               o Creating a repository from a template
               o About READMEs
               o About code owners
               o About repository languages
               o Licensing a repository
               o Creating a template repository
               o Creating an issues-only repository
               o Limits for viewing content and diffs in a repository
               o Duplicating a repository
          + Cloning a repository from GitHub
               o Cloning a repository
               o HTTPS cloning errors
               o Error: Repository not found
               o Error: Remote HEAD refers to nonexistent ref, unable to checkout
          + Archiving a GitHub repository
               o About archiving repositories
               o Archiving repositories
               o About archiving content and data on GitHub
               o Referencing and citing content
               o Backing up a repository
     * Using Git
          + Getting started with Git and GitHub
               o Setting your username in Git
               o Caching your GitHub password in Git
               o Why is Git always asking for my password?
               o Updating credentials from the OSX Keychain
          + Learning about Git
               o Git workflows
               o Associating text editors with Git
               o Configuring Git to handle line endings
               o Ignoring files
          + Using common Git commands
               o Pushing commits to a remote repository
               o Getting changes from a remote repository
               o Dealing with non-fast-forward errors
          + Managing remote repositories
               o About remote repositories
               o Which remote URL should I use?
               o Adding a remote
               o Changing a remote's URL
               o Renaming a remote
               o Removing a remote
          + Using advanced Git commands
               o Changing author info
               o About Git rebase
               o Using Git rebase on the command line
               o Resolving merge conflicts after a Git rebase
               o About Git subtree merges
               o Splitting a subfolder out into a new repository
     * Committing changes to your project
          + Creating and editing commits
               o Creating a commit with multiple authors
               o Creating a commit on behalf of an organization
               o Changing a commit message
          + Viewing and comparing commits
               o Commit branch and tag labels
               o Comparing commits
               o Differences between commit views
          + Troubleshooting commits
               o Commit exists on GitHub but not in my local clone
               o Why are my commits linked to the wrong user?
               o Why are my commits in the wrong order?
     * Collaborating with issues and pull requests
          + Overview
               o GitHub flow
               o About collaborative development models
               o About conversations on GitHub
          + Working with forks
               o About forks
               o Configuring a remote for a fork
               o Syncing a fork
               o Merging an upstream repository into your fork
               o Allowing changes to a pull request branch created from a fork
               o What happens to forks when a repository is deleted or changes visibility?
          + Collaborating on repositories with code quality features
               o About status checks
          + Proposing changes to your work with pull requests
               o About branches
               o Creating and deleting branches within your repository
               o About pull requests
               o About comparing branches in pull requests
               o Creating a pull request
               o Creating a pull request from a fork
               o Changing the stage of a pull request
               o Requesting a pull request review
               o Changing the base branch of a pull request
               o Committing changes to a pull request branch created from a fork
          + Addressing merge conflicts
               o About merge conflicts
               o Resolving a merge conflict on GitHub
               o Resolving a merge conflict using the command line
          + Reviewing changes in pull requests
               o About pull request reviews
               o Reviewing proposed changes in a pull request
               o Filtering files in a pull request
               o Finding changed methods and functions in a pull request
               o Commenting on a pull request
               o Viewing a pull request review
               o Incorporating feedback in your pull request
               o Approving a pull request with required reviews
               o Dismissing a pull request review
               o Checking out pull requests locally
          + Incorporating changes from a pull request
               o About pull request merges
               o Merging a pull request
               o Closing a pull request
               o Reverting a pull request
     * Managing your work on GitHub
          + Managing your work with issues
               o About issues
               o Creating an issue
               o Deleting an issue
               o Opening an issue from code
               o Transferring an issue to another repository
               o Pinning an issue to your repository
               o Creating a permanent link to a code snippet
               o About task lists
               o About automation for issues and pull requests with query parameters
               o File attachments on issues and pull requests
               o Assigning issues and pull requests to other GitHub users
               o Viewing all of your issues and pull requests
               o Disabling issues
               o Linking a pull request to an issue
               o About duplicate issues and pull requests
          + Labeling issues and pull requests
               o About labels
               o Creating a label
               o Applying labels to issues and pull requests
               o Editing a label
               o Deleting a label
          + Managing project boards
               o About project boards
               o Creating a project board
               o Editing a project board
               o Linking a repository to a project board
               o About automation for project boards
               o Configuring automation for project boards
               o Copying a project board
               o Closing a project board
               o Reopening a closed project board
               o Deleting a project board
               o Disabling project boards in a repository
               o Disabling project boards in your organization
               o Changing project board visibility
          + Tracking the progress of your work with project boards
               o Adding issues and pull requests to a project board
               o Adding notes to a project board
               o Tracking progress on your project board
               o Filtering cards on a project board
               o Archiving cards on a project board
          + Tracking the progress of your work with milestones
               o About milestones
               o Creating and editing milestones for issues and pull requests
               o Associating milestones with issues and pull requests
               o Filtering issues and pull requests by milestone
               o Viewing your milestone's progress
          + Finding information in a repository
               o Filtering issues and pull requests
               o Filtering issues and pull requests by assignees
               o Filtering issues and pull requests by labels
               o Filtering pull requests by review status
               o Sorting issues and pull requests
               o Using search to filter issues and pull requests
               o Sharing filters
     * Building a strong community
          + Setting up your project for healthy contributions
               o About community management and moderation
               o About community profiles for public repositories
               o Accessing a project's community profile
               o Adding a code of conduct to your project
               o Setting guidelines for repository contributors
               o Adding a license to a repository
               o Adding support resources to your project
               o Creating a default community health file
               o Encouraging helpful contributions to your project with labels
          + Using templates to encourage useful issues and pull requests
               o About issue and pull request templates
               o Configuring issue templates for your repository
               o Creating a pull request template for your repository
               o Manually creating a single issue template for your repository
          + Moderating comments and conversations
               o Managing disruptive comments
               o Locking conversations
               o Limiting interactions in your repository
               o Limiting interactions in your organization
               o Tracking changes in a comment
               o Managing how contributors report abuse in your organization's repository
               o Managing reported content in your organization's repository
          + Maintaining your safety on GitHub
               o Blocking a user from your personal account
               o Viewing users you've blocked from your personal account
               o Unblocking a user from your personal account
               o Blocking a user from your organization
               o Viewing users who are blocked from your organization
               o Unblocking a user from your organization
               o Reporting abuse or spam
          + Documenting your project with wikis
               o About wikis
               o Adding or editing wiki pages
               o Creating a footer or sidebar for your wiki
               o Editing wiki content
               o Viewing a wiki's history of changes
               o Changing access permissions for wikis
               o Disabling wikis
          + Collaborating with your team
               o About team discussions
               o Creating a team discussion
               o Editing or deleting a team discussion
               o Pinning a team discussion
     * Searching for information on GitHub
          + Getting started with searching on GitHub
               o About searching on GitHub
               o Understanding the search syntax
               o Troubleshooting search queries
               o Sorting search results
               o Enabling GitHub.com repository search in GitHub Enterprise Server
          + Searching on GitHub
               o Finding files on GitHub
               o Searching for repositories
               o Searching topics
               o Searching code
               o Searching code for exact matches
               o Searching commits
               o Searching issues and pull requests
               o Searching GitHub Marketplace
               o Searching users
               o Searching for packages
               o Searching wikis
               o Searching in forks
     * Importing your projects to GitHub
          + Importing source code to GitHub
               o About GitHub Importer
               o Importing a repository with GitHub Importer
               o Updating commit author attribution with GitHub Importer
               o Importing a Git repository using the command line
               o Adding an existing project to GitHub using the command line
               o Source code migration tools
          + Working with Subversion on GitHub
               o What are the differences between Subversion and Git?
               o Support for Subversion clients
               o Subversion properties supported by GitHub
     * Administering a repository
          + Managing repository settings
               o Setting repository visibility
               o Managing teams and people with access to your repository
               o Classifying your repository with topics
               o Customizing how changed files appear on GitHub
               o Displaying a sponsor button in your repository
               o Customizing your repository's social media preview
               o Viewing deployment activity for your repository
               o Managing the forking policy for your repository
               o Configuring autolinks to reference external resources
               o Renaming a repository
               o Transferring a repository
               o Deleting a repository
               o Restoring a deleted repository
          + Managing branches in your repository
               o Setting the default branch
               o Viewing branches in your repository
               o Deleting and restoring branches in a pull request
          + Configuring pull request merges
               o About merge methods on GitHub
               o Configuring commit squashing for pull requests
               o Configuring commit rebasing for pull requests
               o Managing the automatic deletion of branches
          + Defining the mergeability of pull requests
               o About protected branches
               o Configuring protected branches
               o About required status checks
               o Types of required status checks
               o Enabling required status checks
               o About branch restrictions
               o Enabling branch restrictions
               o About required reviews for pull requests
               o Enabling required reviews for pull requests
               o About required commit signing
               o Enabling required commit signing
               o Requiring a linear commit history
               o Enabling force pushes to a protected branch
               o Enabling deletion of a protected branch
          + Releasing projects on GitHub
               o About releases
               o Managing releases in a repository
               o Viewing your repository's releases and tags
               o Linking to releases
               o Comparing releases
               o Automation for release forms with query parameters
          + Securing your repository
               o About token scanning
     * Visualizing repository data with graphs
          + Accessing basic repository data
               o About repository graphs
               o Viewing a summary of repository activity
               o Viewing a project's contributors
               o Viewing traffic to a repository
          + Analyzing changes to a repository's content
               o Visualizing commits in a repository
               o Visualizing additions and deletions to content in a repository
          + Understanding connections between repositories
               o Viewing a repository's network
               o Listing the forks of a repository
               o Listing the projects that depend on a repository
               o Listing the packages that a repository depends on
     * Managing security vulnerabilities
          + Managing security vulnerabilities in your project
               o Adding a security policy to your repository
               o About GitHub Security Advisories
               o Permission levels for security advisories
               o Creating a security advisory
               o Adding a collaborator to a security advisory
               o Removing a collaborator from a security advisory
               o Collaborating in a temporary private fork to resolve a security vulnerability
               o Publishing a security advisory
               o Editing a security advisory
               o Withdrawing a security advisory
          + Managing vulnerabilities in your project's dependencies
               o Browsing security vulnerabilities in the GitHub Advisory Database
               o About security alerts for vulnerable dependencies
               o Configuring automated security updates
               o Viewing and updating vulnerable dependencies in your repository
               o Managing alerts for vulnerable dependencies in your organization
     * Managing files in a repository
          + Managing files on GitHub
               o Navigating code on GitHub
               o Creating new files
               o Adding a file to a repository
               o Moving a file to a new location
               o Editing files in your repository
               o Editing files in another user's repository
               o Tracking changes in a file
               o Deleting files
               o Renaming a file
               o Getting permanent links to files
          + Managing files using the command line
               o Adding a file to a repository using the command line
               o Renaming a file using the command line
               o Moving a file to a new location using the command line
          + Working with non-code files
               o Rendering and diffing images
               o 3D File Viewer
               o Rendering CSV and TSV data
               o Rendering PDF documents
               o Rendering differences in prose documents
               o Mapping geoJSON files on GitHub
               o Working with Jupyter Notebook files on GitHub
     * Managing large files
          + Working with large files
               o Conditions for large files
               o Removing files from a repository's history
               o Distributing large binaries
               o What is my disk quota?
          + Versioning large files
               o About Git Large File Storage
               o Installing Git Large File Storage
               o Configuring Git Large File Storage
               o About storage and bandwidth usage
               o Collaboration with Git Large File Storage
               o Moving a file in your repository to Git Large File Storage
               o Removing files from Git Large File Storage
               o Resolving Git Large File Storage upload failures
     * Customizing your GitHub workflow
          + Exploring integrations
               o About integrations
               o About GitHub Marketplace
               o GitHub extensions and integrations
          + Purchasing and installing apps in GitHub Marketplace
               o Installing an app in your personal account
               o Installing an app in your organization
     * Extending GitHub
          + Getting started with the API
          + Git automation with OAuth tokens
          + About webhooks
     * Working with GitHub Pages
          + Getting started with GitHub Pages
               o About GitHub Pages
               o Creating a GitHub Pages site
               o Adding a theme to your GitHub Pages site with the theme chooser
               o Configuring a publishing source for your GitHub Pages site
               o Creating a custom 404 page for your GitHub Pages site
               o Securing your GitHub Pages site with HTTPS
               o Using submodules with GitHub Pages
               o Unpublishing a GitHub Pages site
          + Setting up a GitHub Pages site with Jekyll
               o About GitHub Pages and Jekyll
               o Creating a GitHub Pages site with Jekyll
               o Testing your GitHub Pages site locally with Jekyll
               o Adding content to your GitHub Pages site using Jekyll
               o Setting a Markdown processor for your GitHub Pages site using Jekyll
               o Adding a theme to your GitHub Pages site using Jekyll
               o About Jekyll build errors for GitHub Pages sites
               o Troubleshooting Jekyll build errors for GitHub Pages sites
          + Configuring a custom domain for your GitHub Pages site
               o About custom domains and GitHub Pages
               o Managing a custom domain for your GitHub Pages site
               o Troubleshooting custom domains and GitHub Pages
     * Supporting the open source community with GitHub Sponsors
          + Overview
               o About GitHub Sponsors
          + Sponsoring open source contributors
               o Sponsoring an open source contributor
               o Managing your sponsorship
          + Receiving sponsorships through GitHub Sponsors
               o About GitHub Sponsors for open source contributors
               o Setting up GitHub Sponsors for your user account
               o Setting up GitHub Sponsors for your organization
               o Editing your profile details for GitHub Sponsors
               o Changing your sponsorship tiers
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GitHub Privacy Statement

In this article

     * The short version
     * Summary
     * GitHub Privacy Statement
     * What information GitHub collects
     * What information GitHub does not collect
     * How GitHub uses your information
     * How we share the information we collect
     * Other important information
     * Additional services
     * How you can access and control the information we collect
     * Our use of cookies and tracking
     * How GitHub secures your information
     * GitHub's global privacy practices
     * How we communicate with you
     * Resolving complaints
     * Changes to our Privacy Statement
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     * Contacting GitHub
     * Translations

   Effective date: December 20, 2019

   Thanks for entrusting GitHub Inc. (“GitHub”, “we”) with your source code, your projects, and your personal information. Holding on to your private information is a serious responsibility, and we want you to know how we're handling it.

   The controller responsible for the processing of your personal information in connection with the Service is GitHub, Inc., 88 Colin P. Kelly, San Francisco, CA 94110, privacy@github.com.

   All capitalized terms have their definition in GitHub’s Terms of Service, unless otherwise noted here.

The short version

   As described below: We use your personal information as this Privacy Statement describes. No matter where you are, where you live, or what your citizenship is, we provide a high standard of privacy protection to all our users around the world, regardless of their country of origin or location.

   Of course, the short version and the Summary below don't tell you everything, so please read on for more details.

Summary

                                                                                        Section                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               What can you find there?
   What information GitHub collects                                                   GitHub collects information directly from you for your registration, payment, transactions, and user profile. We also automatically collect from you your usage information, cookies and similar technologies, and device information, subject, where necessary, to your consent. GitHub may also collect User Personal Information from third parties. We only collect the minimum amount of personal information necessary from you, unless you choose to provide more.
   What information GitHub does not collect                                   We don’t knowingly collect information from children under 13, and we don’t collect Sensitive Personal Information.
   How GitHub uses your information                                                   In this section, we describe the ways in which we use your information, including to provide you the Service, to communicate with you, for security purposes, and to improve our Service. We also describe the legal basis upon which we process your information, where legally required.
   How we share the information we collect                                     We may share your information with third parties under one of the following circumstances: with your consent, with our service providers, for security purposes, to comply with our legal obligations, or when there is a change of control or sale of corporate entities or business units. We do not sell your personal information and we do not host advertising on GitHub. You can see a list of the service providers that access your information.
   Other important information                                                             We provide additional information specific to repository contents, public information, and Organizations on GitHub.
   Additional services                                                                             We provide information about additional service offerings, including third-party applications, GitHub Pages, and GitHub applications.
   How you can access and control the information we collect We provide ways for you to access, alter, or delete your personal information.
   Our use of cookies and tracking                                                     We use cookies for the overall functionality of our Website, and we use a small number of tracking and analytics services on a few parts of our site. We offer a page that makes this very transparent. Please see this section for more information.
   How GitHub secures your information                                             We take all measures reasonably necessary to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your personal information on GitHub and to protect the resilience of our servers.
   GitHub's global privacy practices                                                  We provide a high standard of privacy protection to all our users around the world.
   How we communicate with you                                                             We communicate with you by email. You can control the way we contact you in your account settings, or by contacting us.
   Resolving complaints                                                                           In the unlikely event that we are unable to resolve a privacy concern quickly and thoroughly, we provide a path of dispute resolution through external arbiters.
   Changes to our Privacy Statement                                                   We notify you of material changes to this Privacy Statement 30 days before any such changes become effective. You may also track changes in our Site Policy repository.
   License                                                                                                     This Privacy Statement is licensed under the Creative Commons Zero license.
   Contacting GitHub                                                                                 Please feel free to contact us if you have questions about our Privacy Statement.
   Translations                                                                                           We provide links to some translations of the Privacy Statement.

GitHub Privacy Statement

What information GitHub collects

   "User Personal Information" is any information about one of our Users which could, alone or together with other information, personally identify them or otherwise be reasonably linked or connected with them. Information such as a username and password, an email address, a real name, an Internet protocol (IP) address, and a photograph are examples of “User Personal Information.”

   User Personal Information does not include 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 for research purposes and to operate, analyze, improve, and optimize our Website and Service.

Information users provide directly to GitHub

Registration Information

   We require some basic information at the time of account creation. When you create your own username and password, we ask you for a valid email address.

Payment Information

   If you sign on to a paid Account with us, send funds through the GitHub Sponsors Program, or buy an application on GitHub Marketplace, we collect your full name, address, and credit card information or PayPal information. Please note, GitHub does not process or store your credit card information or PayPal information, but our third-party payment processor does.

   If you list and sell an application on GitHub Marketplace , we require your banking information. If you raise funds through the GitHub Sponsors Program, we require some additional information through the registration process for you to participate in and receive funds through those services.

Profile Information

   You may choose to give us more information for your Account profile, such as your full name, an avatar which may include a photograph, your biography, your location, your company, and a URL to a third-party website. This information may include User Personal Information. Please note that your profile information may be visible to other Users of our Service.

Information GitHub automatically collects from your use of the Service

Transactional Information

   If you have a paid Account with us, sell an application listed on GitHub Marketplace, or raise funds through the GitHub Sponsors Program, we automatically collect certain information about your transactions on the Service, such as the date, time, and amount charged.

Usage Information

   If you're accessing our Service or Website, we automatically collect the same basic information that most services collect, subject, where necessary, to your consent. This includes information about how you use the Service, such as the pages you view, the referring site, your IP address and session information, and the date and time of each request. This is information we collect from every visitor to the Website, whether they have an Account or not. This information may include User Personal information.

Cookies and Similar Technologies Information

   As further described below, and subject, where applicable, to your consent, we automatically collect information from cookies and similar technologies (such as cookie ID and settings) to keep you logged in, to remember your preferences, and to identify you and your device.

Device Information

   We may collect certain information about your device, such as its IP address, browser or client application information, language preference, operating system and application version, device type and ID, and device model and manufacturer. This information may include User Personal information.

Information we collect from third parties

   GitHub may collect User Personal Information from third parties. For example, this may happen if you sign up for training or to receive information about GitHub from one of our vendors, partners, or affiliates. GitHub does not purchase User Personal Information from third-party data brokers.

What information GitHub does not collect

   We do not intentionally collect “Sensitive Personal Information”, such as personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, and the processing of genetic data, biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation. If you choose to store any Sensitive Personal Information on our servers, you are responsible for complying with any regulatory controls regarding that data.

   If you are a child under the age of 13, you may not have an Account on GitHub. GitHub does not knowingly collect information from or direct any of our content specifically to children under 13. If we learn or have reason to suspect that you are a User who is under the age of 13, we will have to close your Account. We don't want to discourage you from learning to code, but those are the rules. Please see our Terms of Service for information about Account termination. Different countries may have different minimum age limits, and if you are below the minimum age for providing consent for data collection in your country, you may not have an Account on GitHub.

   We do not intentionally collect User 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.

How GitHub uses your information

     * We may use your information for the following purposes:
     * We use your Registration Information to create your account, and to provide you the Service.
     * We use your Payment Information to provide you with the Paid Account service, the Marketplace service, the Sponsors Program, or any other GitHub paid service you request.
     * We use your User Personal Information, specifically your username, to identify you on GitHub.
     * We use your Profile Information to fill out your Account profile and to share that profile with other users if you ask us to.
     * We 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 to respond to support requests.
     * 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. We learn 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 may use User Personal Information to invite you to take part in surveys, beta programs, or other research projects, subject, where necessary, to your consent .
     * We use Usage Information and Device Information to better understand how our Users use GitHub and to improve our Website and Service.
     * We may use your User Personal Information if it is necessary for security purposes or to investigate possible fraud or attempts to harm GitHub or our Users.
     * We may use your User Personal Information to comply with our legal obligations, protect our intellectual property, and enforce our Terms of Service.
     * 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.

Our legal bases for processing information

   To the extent that our processing of your User Personal Information is subject to certain international laws (including, but not limited to, the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)), GitHub is required to notify you about the legal basis on which we process User Personal Information. GitHub processes User Personal Information on the following legal bases:
     * Contract Performance:
          + When you create a GitHub Account, you provide your Registration Information. We require this information for you to enter into the Terms of Service agreement with us, and we process that information on the basis of performing that contract. We also process your username and email address on other legal bases, as described below.
          + If you have a paid Account with us, we collect and process additional Payment Information on the basis of performing that contract.
          + When you buy or sell an application listed on our Marketplace or, when you send or receive funds through the GitHub Sponsors Program, we process Payment Information and additional elements in order to perform the contract that applies to those services.
     * Consent:
          + We rely on your consent to use your User Personal Information under the following circumstances: when you fill out the information in your user profile; when you decide to participate in a GitHub training, research project, beta program, or survey; and for marketing purposes, where applicable. All of this User Personal Information is entirely optional, and you have the ability to access, modify, and delete it at any time. While you are not able to delete your email address entirely, you can make it private. You may withdraw your consent at any time.
     * Legitimate Interests:
          + Generally, the remainder of the processing of User Personal Information we perform is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interest, for example, for legal compliance purposes, security purposes, or to maintain ongoing confidentiality, integrity, availability, and resilience of GitHub’s systems, Website, and Service.
     * If you would like to request deletion of data we process on the basis of consent or if you object to our processing of personal information, please use our Privacy contact form.

How we share the information we collect

   We may share your User Personal Information with third parties under one of the following circumstances:

With your consent

   We share your User Personal Information, if you consent, after letting you know what information will be shared, with whom, and why. For example, if you purchase an application listed on our Marketplace, we share your username to allow the application Developer to provide you with services. Additionally, you may direct us through your actions on GitHub to share your User Personal Information. For example, if you join an Organization, you indicate your willingness to provide the owner of the Organization with the ability to view your activity in the Organization’s access log.

With service providers

   We share User Personal Information with a limited number of service providers who process it on our behalf to provide or improve our Service, and who have agreed to privacy restrictions similar to the ones in our Privacy Statement by signing data protection agreements or making similar commitments. Our service providers perform payment processing, customer support ticketing, network data transmission, security, and other similar services. While GitHub processes all User Personal Information in the United States, our service providers may process data outside of the United States or the European Union. If you would like to know who our service providers are, please see our page on Subprocessors.

For security purposes

   If you are a member of an Organization, GitHub may share your username, Usage Information, and Device Information associated with that Organization with an owner and/or administrator of the Organization who has agreed to the Corporate Terms of Service or applicable customer agreements, to the extent that such information is provided only to investigate or respond to a security incident that affects or compromises the security of that particular Organization.

For legal disclosure

   GitHub strives for transparency in complying with legal process and legal obligations. Unless prevented from doing so by law or court order, or in rare, exigent circumstances, we make a reasonable effort to notify users of any legally compelled or required disclosure of their information. GitHub may disclose User Personal Information or other information we collect about you to law enforcement if required in response to a valid subpoena, court order, search warrant, a similar government order, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to comply with our legal obligations, to protect our property or rights, or those of third parties or the public at large.

   For more information about our disclosure in response to legal requests, see our Guidelines for Legal Requests of User Data.

Change in control or sale

   We may share User Personal Information if we are involved in a merger, sale, or acquisition of corporate entities or business units. If any such change of ownership happens, we will ensure that it is under terms that preserve the confidentiality of User Personal Information, and we will notify you on our Website or by email before any transfer of your User Personal Information. The organization receiving any User Personal Information will have to honor any promises we made in our Privacy Statement or Terms of Service.

Aggregate, non-personally identifying information

   We share certain aggregated, non-personally identifying information with others about how our users, collectively, use GitHub, or how our users respond to our other offerings, such as our conferences or events. For example, we may compile statistics on the open source activity across GitHub.

   We do not sell your User Personal Information for monetary or other consideration.

   Please note: The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) requires businesses to state in their privacy policy whether or not they disclose personal information in exchange for monetary or other valuable consideration. While CCPA only covers California residents, when it goes into effect we will voluntarily extend its core rights for people to control their data to all of our users in the United States, not just those who live in California. You can learn more about the CCPA and how we comply with it here.

Other important information

Repository contents

   GitHub employees do not access private repositories unless required to for security purposes, to assist the repository owner with a support matter, to maintain the integrity of the Service, or to comply with our legal obligations. However, while we do not generally search for content in your repositories, we may scan our servers and content to detect certain tokens or security signatures, known active malware, or child exploitation imagery. Our Terms of Service provides more details.

   If your repository is public, anyone may view its contents. If you include private, confidential or Sensitive Personal Information, such as email addresses or passwords, in your public repository, that information may be indexed by search engines or used by third parties.

   Please see more about User Personal Information in public repositories.

Public information on GitHub

   Many of GitHub services and features are public-facing. If your content is public-facing, third parties may access and use it in compliance with our Terms of Service, such as by viewing your profile or repositories or pulling data via our API. We do not sell that content; it is yours. However, we do allow third parties, such as research organizations or archives, to compile public-facing GitHub information. Other third parties, such as data brokers, have been known to scrape GitHub and compile data as well.

   Your User Personal Information associated with your content could be gathered by third parties in these compilations of GitHub data. If you do not want your User Personal Information to appear in third parties’ compilations of GitHub data, please do not make your User Personal Information publicly available and be sure to configure your email address to be private in your user profile and in your git commit settings. We currently set Users' email address to private by default, but legacy GitHub Users may need to update their settings.

   If you would like to compile GitHub data, you must comply with our Terms of Service regarding scraping and privacy, and you may only use any public-facing User Personal Information you gather for the purpose for which our user authorized it. For example, where a GitHub user has made an email address public-facing for the purpose of identification and attribution, do not use that email address for commercial advertising. We expect you to reasonably secure any User Personal Information you have gathered from GitHub, and to respond promptly to complaints, removal requests, and "do not contact" requests from GitHub or GitHub users.

   Similarly, projects on GitHub may include publicly available User Personal Information collected as part of the collaborative process. If you have a complaint about any User Personal Information on GitHub, please see our section on resolving complaints.

Organizations

   You may indicate, through your actions on GitHub, that you are willing to share your User Personal Information. If you collaborate on or become a member of an Organization, then its Account owners may receive your User Personal Information. When you accept an invitation to an Organization, you will be notified of the types of information owners may be able to see (for more information, see About Organization Membership). If you accept an invitation to an Organization with a verified domain, then the owners of that Organization will be able to see your full email address(es) within that Organization's verified domain(s).

   Please note, GitHub may share your username, Usage Information, and Device Information with the owner of the Organization you are a member of, to the extent that your User Personal Information is provided only to investigate or respond to a security incident that affects or compromises the security of that particular Organization.

   If you collaborate on or become a member of an Account that has agreed to the Corporate Terms of Service and a Data Protection Addendum (DPA) to this Privacy Statement, then that DPA governs in the event of any conflicts between this Privacy Statement and the DPA with respect to your activity in the Account.

   Please contact the Account owners for more information about how they might process your User Personal Information in their Organization and the ways for you to access, update, alter, or delete the User Personal Information stored in the Account.

Additional services

Third party applications

   You have the option of enabling or adding third-party applications, known as "Developer Products," to your Account. These Developer Products are not necessary for your use of GitHub. We will share your User Personal Information with third parties when you ask us to, such as by purchasing a Developer Product from the Marketplace; however, you are responsible for your use of the third-party Developer Product and for the amount of User Personal Information you choose to share with it. You can check our API documentation to see what information is provided when you authenticate into a Developer Product using your GitHub profile.

GitHub Pages

   If you create a GitHub Pages website, it is your responsibility to post a privacy statement that accurately describes how you collect, use, and share personal information and other visitor information, and how you comply with applicable data privacy laws, rules, and regulations. Please note that GitHub may collect User Personal Information from visitors to your GitHub Pages website, including logs of visitor IP addresses, to comply with legal obligations, and to maintain the security and integrity of the Website and the Service.

GitHub applications

   You can also add applications from GitHub, such as our Desktop app, our Electron or Atom applications, or other application and account features, to your Account. These applications each have their own terms and may collect different kinds of User Personal Information; however, all GitHub applications are subject to this Privacy Statement, and we collect the amount of User Personal Information necessary, and use it only for the purpose for which you have given it to us.

How you can access and control the information we collect

   If you're already a GitHub user, you may access, update, alter, or delete your basic user profile information by editing your user profile or contacting GitHub Support or GitHub Premium Support. You can control the information we collect about you by limiting what information is in your profile, by keeping your information current, or by contacting GitHub Support or GitHub Premium Support.

   If GitHub processes information about you, such as information GitHub receives from third parties, and you do not have an account, then you may, subject to applicable law, access, update, alter, delete, or object to the processing of your personal information by contacting GitHub Support or GitHub Premium Support.

Data portability

   As a GitHub User, you can always take your data with you. You can clone your repositories to your desktop, for example, or you can use our Data Portability tools to download information we have about you.

Data retention and deletion of data

   Generally, GitHub retains User Personal Information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services.

   If you would like to cancel your account or delete your User Personal Information, you may do so in your user profile. We retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements, but barring legal requirements, we will delete your full profile (within reason) within 90 days of your request. You may contact GitHub Support or GitHub Premium Support to request the erasure of the data we process on the basis of consent within 30 days.

   After an account has been deleted, certain data, such as contributions to other Users' repositories and comments in others' issues, will remain. However, we will delete or de-identify your User Personal Information, including your username and email address, from the author field of issues, pull requests, and comments by associating them with a ghost user.

   That said, the email address you have supplied via your Git commit settings will always be associated with your commits in the Git system. If you choose to make your email address private, you should also update your Git commit settings. We are unable to change or delete data in the Git commit history — the Git software is designed to maintain a record — but we do enable you to control what information you put in that record.

Our use of cookies and tracking

Cookies

   GitHub uses cookies to make interactions with our service easy and meaningful. Cookies are small text files that websites often store on computer hard drives or mobile devices of visitors. We use cookies (and similar technologies, like HTML5 localStorage) to keep you logged in, remember your preferences, and provide information for future development of GitHub. For security purposes, we use cookies to identify a device. By using our Website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your computer or device. If you disable your browser or device’s ability to accept these cookies, you will not be able to log in or use GitHub’s services.

   We provide a web page on cookies and tracking that describes the cookies we set, the needs we have for those cookies, and the types of cookies they are (temporary or permanent). It also lists our third-party analytics providers and other service providers, and details exactly which parts of our Website we permit them to track.

Tracking and analytics

   We use a number of third-party analytics and service providers to help us evaluate our Users' use of GitHub, compile statistical reports on activity, and improve our content and Website performance. We only use these third-party analytics providers on certain areas of our Website, and all of them have signed data protection agreements with us that limit the type of User Personal Information they can collect and the purpose for which they can process the information. In addition, we use our own internal analytics software to provide features and improve our content and performance.

   Some browsers have incorporated "Do Not Track" (DNT) features that can send a signal to the websites you visit indicating you do not wish to be tracked. GitHub responds to browser DNT signals and follows the W3C standard for responding to DNT signals. If you have not enabled DNT on a browser that supports it, cookies on some parts of our Website will track your online browsing activity on other online services over time, though we do not permit third parties other than our analytics and service providers to track GitHub Users' activity over time on GitHub.

How GitHub secures your information

   GitHub takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect User Personal Information from unauthorized access, alteration, or destruction; maintain data accuracy; and help ensure the appropriate use of User Personal Information.

   GitHub enforces a written security information program. Our program:
     * aligns with industry recognized frameworks;
     * includes security safeguards reasonably designed to protect the confidentiality, integrity, availability, and resilience of our Users' data;
     * is appropriate to the nature, size, and complexity of GitHub’s business operations;
     * includes incident response and data breach notification processes; and
     * complies with applicable information security-related laws and regulations in the geographic regions where GitHub does business.

   In the event of a data breach that affects your User Personal Information, we will act promptly to mitigate the impact of a breach and notify any affected Users without undue delay.

   Transmission of data on GitHub is encrypted using SSH, HTTPS (TLS), and git repository content is encrypted at rest. We manage our own cages and racks at top-tier data centers with high level of physical and network security, and when data is stored with a third-party storage provider, it is encrypted.

   No method of transmission, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. For more information, see our security disclosures.

GitHub's global privacy practices

   We store and process the information that we collect in the United States in accordance with this Privacy Statement though our service providers may store and process data outside the United States. However, we understand that we have Users from different countries and regions with different privacy expectations, and we try to meet those needs even when the United States does not have the same privacy framework as other countries.

   We provide a high standard of privacy protection—as described in this Privacy Statement—to all our users around the world, regardless of their country of origin or location, and we are proud of the levels of notice, choice, accountability, security, data integrity, access, and recourse we provide. We work hard to comply with the applicable data privacy laws wherever we do business, working with our Data Protection Officer as part of a cross-functional team that oversees our privacy compliance efforts. Additionally, if our vendors or affiliates have access to User Personal Information, they must sign agreements that require them to comply with our privacy policies and with applicable data privacy laws.

   In particular:
     * GitHub provides clear methods of unambiguous, informed, specific, and freely given consent at the time of data collection, when we collect your User Personal Information using consent as a basis.
     * We collect only the minimum amount of User Personal Information necessary for our purposes, unless you choose to provide more. We encourage you to only give us the amount of data you are comfortable sharing.
     * We offer you simple methods of accessing, altering, or deleting the User Personal Information we have collected, where legally permitted.
     * We provide our Users notice, choice, accountability, security, and access regarding their User Personal Information, and we limit the purpose for processing it. We also provide our Users a method of recourse and enforcement. These are the Privacy Shield Principles, but they are also just good practices.

Cross-border data transfers

   GitHub complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of User Personal Information transferred from the European Union, the UK, and Switzerland to the United States. GitHub has certified to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles.

   If there is any conflict between the terms in this Privacy Statement and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification, visit the Privacy Shield website.

How we communicate with you

   We 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. For example, if you contact our Support team with a request, we respond to you via email. You have a lot of control over how your email address is used and shared on and through GitHub. You may manage your communication preferences in your user profile.

   By design, the Git version control system associates many actions with a User's email address, such as commit messages. We are not able to change many aspects of the Git system. If you would like your email address to remain private, even when you’re commenting on public repositories, you can create a private email address in your user profile. You should also update your local Git configuration to use your private email address. This will not change how we contact you, but it will affect how others see you. We set current Users' email address private by default, but legacy GitHub Users may need to update their settings. Please see more about email addresses in commit messages
   here.

   Depending on your email settings, GitHub may occasionally send notification emails about changes in a repository you’re watching, new features, requests for feedback, important policy changes, or to offer customer support. We also send marketing emails, based on your choices and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. There's an “unsubscribe” link located at the bottom of each of the marketing emails we send you. Please note that you cannot opt out of receiving important communications from us, such as emails from our Support team or system emails, but you can configure your notifications settings in your profile to opt out of other communications.

   Our emails may contain a pixel tag, which is a small, clear image that can tell us whether or not you have opened an email and what your IP address is. We use this pixel tag to make our email more effective for you and to make sure we’re not sending you unwanted email.

Resolving complaints

   If you have concerns about the way GitHub is handling your User Personal Information, please let us know immediately. We want to help. You may contact us by filling out the Privacy contact form. You may also email us directly at privacy@github.com with the subject line "Privacy Concerns." We will respond promptly — within 45 days at the latest.

   You may also contact our Data Protection Officer directly.
        Our United States HQ        Our EU Office
   GitHub Data Protection Officer GitHub BV
   88 Colin P. Kelly Jr. St.      Vijzelstraat 68-72
   San Francisco, CA 94107        1017 HL Amsterdam
   United States                  The Netherlands
   privacy@github.com             privacy@github.com

Dispute resolution process

   In the unlikely event that a dispute arises between you and GitHub regarding our handling of your User Personal Information, we will do our best to resolve it. If we cannot, we have selected to cooperate with the relevant EU Data Protection Authority, or a panel established by the European data protection authorities, for resolving disputes with EU individuals, and with the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) for resolving disputes with Swiss individuals. Please contact us if you’d like us to direct you to your data protection authority contacts.

   Additionally, if you are a resident of an EU member state, you have the right to file a complaint with your local supervisory authority.

Independent arbitration

   Under certain limited circumstances, EU, European Economic Area (EEA), Swiss, and UK individuals may invoke binding Privacy Shield arbitration as a last resort if all other forms of dispute resolution have been unsuccessful. To learn more about this method of resolution and its availability to you, please read more about Privacy Shield. Arbitration is not mandatory; it is a tool you can use if you so choose.

   We are subject to the jurisdiction of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

Changes to our Privacy Statement

   Although most changes are likely to be minor, GitHub may change our Privacy Statement from time to time. We will provide notification to Users of material changes to this Privacy Statement through our Website at least 30 days prior to the change taking effect by posting a notice on our home page or sending email to the primary email address specified in your GitHub account. We will also update our Site Policy repository, which tracks all changes to this policy. For changes to this Privacy Statement that are not material changes or that do not affect your rights, we encourage Users to check our Site Policy repository frequently.

License

   This Privacy Statement is licensed under this Creative Commons Zero license. For details, see our site-policy repository.

Contacting GitHub

   Questions regarding GitHub's Privacy Statement or information practices should be directed to our Privacy contact form.

Translations

   Below are translations of this document into other languages. In the event of any conflict, uncertainty, or apparent inconsistency between any of those versions and the English version, this English version is the controlling version.

French

   Cliquez ici pour obtenir la version française: Déclaration de confidentialité de GitHub

Other translations

   For translations of this statement into other languages, please visit https://help.github.com/ and select a language from the drop-down menu under “English.”

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