This Privacy Policy clarifies the nature, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as “Data”) within our online offering and the related websites, features and content, as well as external online presence, e.g. our social media profiles on. (collectively referred to as “online offer”). With regard to the terminology used, e.g. “Processing” or “Responsible”, we refer to the definitions in Article 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

1. Name and contact details of the controller and the company data protection officer

This privacy policy applies to data processing by:


The Apache Software Foundation
V. P. Data Privacy
1000 N West Street, Suite 1200
Wilmington, DE 19801

E-Mail: vp-privacy@apache.org

2. Collection and storage of personal data and the nature and purpose of their use

Most Apache business is conducted publicly, and privacy of submitted information is not expected.

Specifically, information is exchanged via public email lists and public code repositories. Public code repositories use patch submission, pull requests, discussions, and bug reports. None of these tools keep submitted information private. They are publicly accessible and archived in multiple locations around the world, by Apache and third parties.

You should never submit personally identifiable information (PII) via any of these mechanisms.

For more information on email lists, please see Mailing List Policy