Privacy Notice

Notice This document is presently a draft.

FOSS Galaxy is a group of Free Software developers and users. Services are maintained by:

This privacy policy explains how we use any personal information we collect about you when you use this website, our any of our services.

What information we collect about you?

We collect information about you:

How will we use the information about you?

When you visit our websites

When you visit our websites, whether you have an account or not, we use cookies, server logs, and other methods to collect data about what pages you visit and when.

We use this data to:

We usually store this data about how you use our services in an identifiable form for just a few weeks. In speical circumstaces, like extended investigations about technical attacks, we may perserve log data for longer for analysis. We store aggregate statistics about use of the forum for as long as the forum exists but this does not include personally identifable information.

Account data

Many features of the services we provide require an account. For example, to file bug reports or post forum topics. To create an account, we require some personally identifable information such as your name and email address.

We use email addresses to:

You may also optionally provide additional information such as a short biography. This information may be made available as part of your public profile. You may delete this information at any time.

We store account data for as long as your account remains open.

Your rights and Choices in the EEA

Access to your information and correction

You can access information we hold about you by doing the following:

Other companies

We use a number of other companies to help us provide our services.


OVH is a hosting provider which provides some of our infrastructure and domain names. Their privacy notice can be found on their website.


Bhost are another hosting provider who provide us with storage and compute resources.

Google Analyics

Google analyics compiles statsitics on site access.

Supporting Services

The following 3rd parties provide services to the public or our maintainers on our behalf. While we do not share data with them directly, you may interact with them though use of our software.


FOSS Galaxy operates as a group on Freenode, who provide our real-time chat services.


Sonartype operate the Maven Central repository, which we use to distribute our libraries. If you are using maven to download our projects, your IP address will be exposed to them.

Java maintainers who are reposible for publishing code to maven central have accounts with ossrh. We may reveal your affilation with us when granting you access to push to maven central.

Python Software Foundation

The Python Software foundation operate pypi, which we use to distribute our libraries. If you are using pip to download our projects, your IP address will be exposed to them.


Docker operator Docker Hub, which is used to distribute our software images. If you are using docker hub to download our images, your IP address will be exposed to them.

Automated decision making


Forum reputation

How to contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you:

Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to make changes to this privacy policy from time to time. If we do make changes, the revised Privacy Statement will be posted on this site.

This privacy statement was last amended on 27 May 2018.