Last Modified: Tue Feb 21, 2017
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Information we collect
We collect information to provide better services to all of our users.
We collect information in two ways:
- Account and profile information. When you sign up for a WakaTime account,
we store information such as your email address. This will never be shared
publicly without your consent.
- Billing information. We collect billing address and credit card
information if you purchase a premium version of WakaTime. Billing address
and credit card information is securely passed to our payment processing
partner and is not stored at WakaTime.
- Logged time content. We collect and store the timestamps, file names,
domain names, machine host names, project names, branch names,
syntax languages, and detected dependencies from your usage of our
downloadable plugins. We display the syntax languages and
detected dependencies on your public profile. This information, excluding
syntax language data and detected dependency data, will never be shared
publicly without your consent.
- Service integrations. If you integrate with a service on
WakaTime we will connect that service to ours. We do not receive or store
your passwords or source code for any of these services. You can remove an
integration at any time which unbinds that integration on a go-forward basis.
That does not, however, delete the content that was received from them and
indexed within WakaTime. That content must be deleted manually.
- Usage information. We may collect information about the services you use
and how you use them, like which pages you visit and which features you use.
Third parties, including but not limited to Google Analytics, may also use
cookies to track your return visits to the website.
How we use information we collect
We use the information we collect to provide, maintain, and protect services
for our users. We may also use this information to improve your
user-experience with our services.
We will ask for your consent before using any of your information for a
When you contact WakaTime, we may keep a record of your name and email address
to better solve any customer issues.
We may use your name and email address to inform you about our services, such
as letting you know about upcoming changes or improvements.
Information we share
We do not share your personal information with organizations, companies, or
individuals outside of WakaTime unless one of the following circumstances
- With your consent. We will share information with organizations,
companies, or individuals outside of WakaTime when we have your
permission to do so.
- For legal reasons. We will share information with organizations,
companies, or individuals outside of WakaTime if necessary to:
- Meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or government
- Enforce applicable Terms of Service
- Detect, prevent, or address fraud, abuse, security, or technical issues.
We work hard to protect your private information. We enforce SSL when our users
communicate with WakaTime. We use a one-way hash algorithm with
random salt to store your password.
We use a third party, Stripe, to store your credit card information
and process payments. Your credit card information is never stored or
transmitted using our servers. We only store the last 4 digits, expiration
date, and card type of your credit card on our servers for reference. Your
credit card information is governed by
We reserve the right, in our sole and absolute discretion, to make changes to
to check for updates. If the changes are significant, we may notify you or
provide an additional opportunity to "opt-in", as appropriate.