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Privacy Policy

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is an open source project organized under the auspices of a public benefit corporation. Our challenges and goals are large. For that reason, we have a very permissive privacy policy that mirrors our public mission.

Please assume that everything you contribute intentionally to The ASF, or to any project at The ASF, is public. This includes emails on public lists, wiki page edits, online discussions of all sorts, and software or documentation that you post to this website or to our revision control repositories.

We follow an academic model that expects mutual personal respect, disclosure of interests and openness of expression is public information. There may be cases when you are invited to share private information for various purposes, and denote that information as such. In those cases, we commit to only disclosing that information without your permission upon receipt of a valid subpoena and following notice from The ASF to you.

Although what you disclose here is public, we are all limited by copyright and patent law in how we may use your contributions. Therefore, The ASF only accepts voluntary contributions of software and documentation that are expressly licensed to The ASF under an approved open-source license.

Website Use Privacy Policy

We collect information about your use of this website with server access logs and a tracking cookie. The collected information includes:

We gather some of this information using a tracking cookie set by the Google Analytics service, which Google handles as described in their privacy policy. See your browser documentation for instructions on how to disable the cookie if you prefer not to share this data with Google.

We use the gathered information to help us make our site more useful to visitors and to better understand how and when our site is used. We do not track or collect personally identifiable information or associate gathered data with any personally identifying information from other sources.

By using this website, you consent to the collection of this data in the manner and for the purpose described above.

The ASF welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy. Send them to