Privacy Policy

Stencila respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it.

To better protect your privacy we provide this privacy policy which describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you use this website and our practices for obtaining, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.

This Policy does not apply to information collected by any third party, including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from or on this website. Please read this Policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information. If you do not agree with our policies or practices, your choice is not to use this website. By accessing or using this website, you agree to this Policy. This Policy may change from time to time. You will be provided notice of this change, and continuing to use the website after receiving notice will constitute acceptance of the changes.

Information We Collect

When using this website and related services, several types of information are collected. The information is utilized to provide an efficient and productive experience to all visitors. In some cases, the data may be accessible to people involved with the operation of the site (administration, legal, or system administration) or external parties (such as third party technical service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers, or IT companies.

We collect the following types of information:

Collectively, Personal Information and Non-Personal Information shall be referred to as Information. We collect Information in two ways: (1) Information you provide directly; and (2) Information we receive from your use of this website.

Information is collected when you:

When you use Stencila websites, we may collect specific information as described below to improve our services, troubleshoot bugs, provide the website, manage the site, track usage, and provide content for referring traffic sources. Such information may include IP address; technical session information; browser type; information about your computer, hardware, software, or mobile device; navigational data, clickstream data, and language preference. IP addresses are recorded for security and monitoring and providing this website. If you arrived at this website via a link from another webpage, we might receive aggregate or otherwise anonymous statistical information about your visit to this site. We monitor traffic patterns and site usage to help us develop the design of the site, and to improve the content of this website to better match the interests of website visitors. We may combine this automatically collected and other Non-Personal Information with Personal Information, in which case we will treat the combined information as Personal Information under this Privacy Policy.

How we Use Your Information

We use collected Information about you or that you provide to me, including any Personal Information, to:

Disclosure of Your Information

We use disclose Information about you or that you provide to me, including any Personal Information, to:

Except as outlined above, we do not share, disclose, or sell your personal information.

Accessing and Correcting Your Information

You have the right to know whether your Personal Information has been stored and can consult with us about any Personal Information to verify the accuracy of such Information. The Information can be supplemented, canceled, updated, or corrected. For its transformation into anonymous format or to block any data held in violation of the law, requests should be sent to us by email at All Information will be retained and used, as necessary, to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce agreements.

Data Security

The security of your Personal Information is critical. We have implemented reasonable administrative, technical, and physical security measures designed to secure and protect your Information from accidental loss and unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. However, as the transmission of information via the internet is not entirely secure, although we do our best to protect your Information, we cannot guarantee the security of your Information transmitted to this website. Any transmission of Personal Information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the site.

Third-Party Services and Tools

GitHub (GitHub Inc.)

GitHub OAuth is a registration and authentication service provided by GitHub Inc. and is connected to the GitHub network.


Google OAuth is a registration and authentication service provided by Google LLC and is connected to the Google network. This service allows Stencila to connect and interact with the User's account on Google Drive and other services provided by Google LLC such as Google Docs.

You may optionally grant Stencila access to your Google account in order to use Stencila provided services within Google products. If you choose to do so, we may collect and access information about your account and its contents in order to provide you with relevant Stencila services. Such services include creation and modification of files stored in your Google Drive, synchronizing changes made by you using Stencila services to your Google account, and to provide other necessary Stencila services as outlined in the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service documents.


Intercom is a user database management service provided by Intercom Inc. Intercom can also be used as a medium for communications, either through email, or through messages within Stencila Hub.


If you link your ORCID account with Stencila, we will collect the information that you provided to ORCID such as your name, email and ORCID id.


PostHog is an open source product analytics service provided by Hiberly Inc. We use it to monitor how you interact with our products to improve the user experience.


Sentry is an open source monitoring service provided by GetSentry, LLC. We use it to monitor the use and behavior of its components so its performance, operation, maintenance and troubleshooting can be improved.


This service allows Stencila to connect with the User's account on the Twitter social network, provided by Twitter, Inc.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to make any necessary changes to this Policy at any time and for any reason. We will notify you of any changes and modifications to the Policy by updating the “Last Modified” date on this Policy. Any changes or modifications will be effective immediately upon posting the updated Policy on this website. You may also receive electronic communication from us detailing the changes or modifications. You are encouraged to review this Policy to stay informed of updates periodically. You shall be deemed to have been made aware of, will be subject to, and will be considered to have accepted the changes in any revised Policy by your continued use of this website after the date such revised Policy is posted.