Terms of Use and Privacy Information

We will never sell your private data or information. We don't give out your private info to organizations that may sell it. We do disclose some customer information to SAAS providers that we use in order to make the Read the Docs service functional. Those third party companies include Google Mail for any communication with us, Travis CI for continuous integration testing, Digital Ocean and Amazon AWS for hosting - each of these has their own privacy policies.

Your Code

The Read the Docs service operates on a read only basis and does not write any information into your code - we are only access code in order to build documentation from it.

No human ever reads your code in the normal order of business operations.

Only the founders have access to your code, and we will only look at it in response to support requests with your explicit permission. In the future, customer support level people may also be given access to customer source code, but your code will never be shared with third party contractors.

Security

All access to account information and repository data is conducted over SSL connection, and all passwords are 1-way encrypted, never plaintext. Read the Docs admins will never access your sensitive data unless you specifically authorize us to do so, and Read the Docs admins have no access to your passwords.

GitHub

Read the Docs accesses your Github repository only to comment / annotate on pull requests. The Read the Docs badge for your repository has to be placed into the README by the user, the Read the Docs application does not access or change that file. When you sign up for Read the Docs you are explicitly allowing Read the Docs to access your repositories on Github, revoking this access is easy, just click the revoke button any time through your GitHub application settings page. Of course doing this will stop Read the Docs from having access to your private repositories.

Canceling

If you wish to remove a repository, click the delete repository button. The builds will be removed from the Read the Docs servers by this action.

If you would like to delete your account click the delete account button on your account page. This action will delete your account information, delete build and source code information stored on our servers, and stop any further billing.

To remove access to your GitHub account, you can remove it via your GitHub application settings page.

Partners

Read the Docs is built on Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3. If the EC2 service becomes vulnerable, your source code may also become vulnerable to accidental disclosure. Amazon's Security Center discusses their security in great detail.

Feedback

We take security incredibly seriously. If you have any suggestions for how we could improve our security, or improve this policy, please contact us at security@readthedocs.com. We will act immediately to deal with the issue.

Disclaimer

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.