Open Hub Privacy Policy

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Black Duck Software Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting BlackDuck Software Corporation’s (“Open Hub”) Internet web sites located at the URLs:,, and (collectively, the “Sites”). This Privacy Policy details certain policies implemented throughout BlackDuck governing Open Hub’s use of personally identifiable information about users of our Sites and users of our services and/or software that is available for download on the Sites.

Privacy Policy Updates
Due to the Internet’s rapidly evolving nature, Open Hub may need to update this Privacy Policy from time to time. If so, Open Hub will post our updated Privacy Policy on the Sites and post notice of the change so it is visible when users log-on for the first time after the change is posted. Open Hub may also send registered users of the Sites e-mail notifications notifying such users of any changes to the Privacy Policy. Open Hub encourages you to review this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes. Your continued use of the Sites and/or continued provision of personally identifiable information to us will be subject to the terms of the then-current Privacy Policy.

Information Collection and Use
You can generally visit our Sites without revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself. However, in certain sections of the Sites and when you log-in and download our software, we may invite you to participate in surveys, questionnaires or contests, contact us with questions or comments or request information or complete a profile or registration form. Due to the nature of some of these activities, we may collect personally identifiable information such as your name, address, email address, phone number, password, screen name, tax ID#, banking information, credit card number and other contact information that you voluntarily transmit with your communication to us. Additionally, we may collect personally identifiable information about you from public records such as source control systems and source code files. We also may collect information about you and your use of our Sites, services and/or software through your use of our Sites, services and/or software.
We may use your personally identifiable information to register you to download our software or use our services, contact you to deliver certain services or information you have requested, verify your authority to enter our Sites, improve the content and general administration of the Sites and our services and provide you with notices about other users of our Sites, software and/or services that you may wish to contact.

We may also use your personally identifiable information that you voluntarily submit to us and that is collected from public records such as aliases used on source control systems and source code files to generate statistics about your technical history in the open source community that may be displayed publicly on the Sites, for example, without limitation, lines of code written, programming languages used and time periods of work.

Profiles, Listings and Messages
User profile information, including user name and any additional information that a user may choose to post in his profile, is displayed to other users of the Sites in order to facilitate user interaction. Your full name is never directly revealed to other users without your express permission, unless you include your full name in your user profile or as your username. Any personal information that you voluntarily disclose online (in messages and within your profile, etc.) becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others. In cases where Site profiles allow users to display optional information publicly, such submission of personal information is voluntary and at the user’s discretion and may be changed at any time by the user.

In some cases, users may have the opportunity to use the Sites to send messages to other users or email lists and other users can contact you through messages and comments. In such cases, the sender’s name will be included with such message. In order to prevent abuse, users may not opt-out of displaying their names, but users may choose to refrain from using the Sites to transmit messages.


Open Hub may conduct surveys or other studies of its user base and usage for marketing and planning purposes. Participation in such surveys is at the user’s option, but Open Hub does reserve the right to conduct mandatory surveys in the future. With respect to information collected from such surveys or studies, and in the event that responses are to be publicly disclosed, users will be notified at the time they take the survey. Open Hub will disclose only aggregate information regarding its users and not personal information identifying any specific individual. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in cases where surveys allow users to submit written comments, and where Open Hub advises users of the possibility of such public disclosure at the time they take the survey, Open Hub reserves the right to disclose text information provided by any user through such a survey, provided that no personally identifiable information of such user is disclosed.  Circumstances under which Open Hub would publicly disclose aggregate information include, but are not limited to, sharing survey results with the Sites’ other users, providing data to Open Hub advertisers on user preferences and/or demographics, business planning, and publicizing overall usage data in press communications.

Choice to Opt-In

Upon registration of your account, Open Hub will give you the opportunity to “opt in” to receive communications from Open Hub. This means we will require your affirmative action to indicate your consent before we send you such communications.

Children’s Privacy
Open Hub recognizes the privacy interests of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. These Sites are not intended for children under the age of 13. Open Hub does not target its services or these Sites to children under 13. Open Hub does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13.

We may use small text files called cookies to improve overall Site experience. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Cookies generally do not permit us to personally identify you.

Aggregate Information
These Sites may track the total number of visitors to our Sites, the number of visitors to each page of our Sites, browser type, IP addresses, External Web Sites (defined below) linked to, and we may analyze this data for trends and statistics in the aggregate, but such information will be maintained, used and disclosed in aggregate form only and it will not contain personally identifiable information. We may use such aggregate information to analyze trends, administer the Sites, track users’ movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

We may provide your personally identifiable information and the data generated by cookies and the aggregate information to the vendors and service agencies that we may engage to assist us in providing our services to you. For example, we may provide your personally identifiable information to a credit card processing company to process your payment. We will also disclose your personally identifiable information (a) only if we are required to do so by law, regulation or other government authority or otherwise in cooperation with an investigation of a governmental authority, (b) to enforce the Open Hub Terms of Service agreement, this Privacy Policy or to protect our rights or (c) to protect the safety of users of our Sites and our services. We may transfer your personally identifiable information to a successor entity upon a merger, consolidation or other corporate reorganization in which Open Hub participates or to a purchaser or acquirer of all or substantially all of Open Hub’s assets to which these Sites relate.

Links to Third Party Sites
These Sites may provide links to other Web sites or resources over which Open Hub does not have control (“External Web Sites”). Such links do not constitute an endorsement by Open Hub of those External Web Sites. You acknowledge that Open Hub is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and further agree that Open Hub is not responsible for the content of such External Web Sites. Your use of External Web Sites is subject to the terms of use and privacy policies located on the linked to External Web Sites.

We may employ procedural and technological measures that are reasonably designed to help protect your personally identifiable information from loss, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. Open Hub may use firewalls, password protection and place internal restrictions on who in the company may access data to help prevent unauthorized access to your personally identifiable information.

Correction/Updating/Deleting Personally Identifiable Information
Open Hub provides you with the ability to update, correct and delete the contact information that you have provided to us and information about your previous activity on the Sites. If you wish to update or correct any of the foregoing information, you may access your account and review, correct and delete your personally identifiable information or you may contact us at:
Open Hub also provides you with the ability to delete the personally identifiable information that you have provided to us; provided, however, that Open Hub will retain a copy in its files of all personally identifiable information, even if removed, in order to resolve disputes or enforce its terms of service.

If you wish to review, correct or request the deletion of any information you have provided to us, contact us:

By e-mail:

By phone: ++1 206 331-4532

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy please contact us at the email address or phone number set forth above.

Our computer systems are currently based in the United States, so your personal data will be processed by us in the U.S. where data protection and privacy regulations may not offer the same level of protection as in other parts of the world, such as the European Union. If you create a user account with one or both of the Sites as a visitor from outside the United States, by using either Site, you agree to this Privacy Policy and you consent to the transfer of all such information to the United States, which may not offer an equivalent level of protection of that required in the European Union or certain other countries, and to the processing of that information as described in this Privacy Policy.
This Privacy Policy was last updated: July 24, 2014
This Privacy Policy is effective as of: June 18, 2006