GitHub uses your repository's data to connect you to relevant tools, people, projects, and information.

GitHub uses metadata and aggregate data from public repositories. GitHub also uses metadata and aggregate data from private repositories when a repository's owner has chosen to share the data with GitHub. For more information, see "Opting into or out of data use for your private repository."

We'll announce substantial new features that use metadata or aggregate data on the GitHub blog.

Privacy and data sharing

Private repository data is scanned by machine and never read by GitHub staff. Human eyes will never see the contents of your private repositories. For more information, see the GitHub Terms of Service.

Your individual personal or repository data will not be shared with anyone. We may share aggregate data drawn from multiple users with our partners.