The archive of Software Heritage is under the responsibility of Inria, the french national institute for research in computer science and control.
As such, the applicable law is the French law.
Software Heritage may use third-party vendors and hosting partners to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology required to run the Software Heritage services.
The Software Heritage archive collects publicly available source code, and its development history, from a variety of public sources, such as the GitHub, GitLab.com or Bitbucket code hosting platforms, package repositories like Npm or PyPI, and open access repositories like HAL or Zenodo. Personal information may be contained in the source code or in the development history, and may hence be collected by the archive. All the content of the archive being publicly accessible, you may access this information directly from the archive.
RGPD information notice
In accordance with Article 14 of the Regulation on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR), we provide the following information regarding this data collection:
People change their names and/or email addresses for many reasons. If you wish to change the name and/or email address that Software Heritage displays in association to archived version control system objects (such as commits) that you have authored, you can do so by contacting the Data Protection Officer (see contact information provided above). In your request you should specify the following information:
The (old) email used to author the relevant version control system objects
The (new) name and/or (new) email address you would like Software Heritage to associate to such objects
The Software Heritage archive collects publicly available source code, and its development history, from a variety of public sources. Software Heritage does not perform any screening of the collected source code and development history, hence illicit content present therein may become part of the Software Heritage archive. Conformant to the applicable french law, Software Heritage and Inria won’t be liable for copyright infringement as long as they offer legitimate right-holders a means to request it to be taken down. Notice that the terms of the french law are different from the ones found in the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act: in particular, no take down counter-notice mechanism is mandated by the law.
To request the removal of a content from the Software Heritage archive, you must file a formal request containing all of the following informations:
Please send your request by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also send it by physical mail to the following address
Direction aux Affaires Juridiques
Domaine de Voluceau
Rocquencourt B.P. 105
78153 Le Chesnay Cedex