This page answers frequently asked questions about Jupyter and data privacy.

Do Project Jupyter software programs collect information ?

By design, most Project Jupyter software does not collect any information about its installation or usage. Telemetry is an opt-in feature available through libraries such as Jupyter Telemetry.

All software developed by the Jupyter Project, other than purpose-built telemetry libraries, is free of tracking code. When you install and deploy Jupyter software and libraries on your own computers and servers, no information is collected by or sent to Project Jupyter’s developers.

Jupyter’s privacy policy does not apply to third-party vendors that host Jupyter products for remote or cloud usage. If you have questions about hosted Jupyter products, please consult your vendor’s documentation and privacy policy.

Some projects have their own privacy policies. The JupyterLab privacy policy is one example.

Do Project Jupyter services collect information?

Project Jupyter runs a few free services related to Jupyter. These include, but are not limited to, nbviewer, Binder, and JupyterLite.

These services do not store any user data on Jupyter-owned systems. Because these services are publicly accessible, we caution users not to use those services to process sensitive information.

Do Project Jupyter community services collect information?

Jupyter has a community page that recommends mailing lists, forums, chat rooms, and videoconference calls for users to meet and discuss Jupyter software. Some of these communities are managed by third-party companies not directly affiliated with Project Jupyter or NumFOCUS.

You should not need to create an account on any on those platforms to read any public content. You do not need to create an account on any community platform to use Jupyter software.

Except where noted, Jupyter does not host its community platforms, and we do not control the data collection of these community platforms. Users should read the privacy policy of each community platforms before they decide to join, and users should contact the platform’s operator if they have any concerns or questions about their data collection practices.

Who can fill out my organization’s data privacy information form on behalf of Project Jupyter?

Your organization may require software vendors to disclose required information about their software’s data processing.

This often includes, but is not limited to:

  • What data is collected
  • How is billing information secured
  • Background check requirements for people having access to this information

Project Jupyter is not a service provider, supplier, or vendor and so generally cannot fill out these forms, for legal and technical reasons.

We maintain open source tools that your institution or others may install and operate. Entities who operate Jupyter services for your organization, and with whom you have a contract, are responsible for the privacy of your data.

As we do not have a business relationship with you or your institution, we do not have a customer database, we do not have billing information, and in general you cannot sign a contract with us.

Who is my Jupyter vendor?

There are two broad ways to deploy Jupyter software:

  1. Hosted by a third-party computing service provider (in the cloud)
  2. Installed on your own computers on premises that your organization controls (on-premise)

If you are using Jupyter in the cloud, then look at the URL you use to access Jupyter. This will likely indicate who your vendor is.

If you are using Jupyter on your own machine, the way you installed Jupyter will tell you who your vendor is. If you installed open source packages from a freely-available repository, you probably do not have a vendor. If you installed open source packages from a commercial vendor that provides support, contact that vendor for support.

How do I ask questions about privacy not covered by this FAQ?

You can ask the Jupyter Executive Council.