The following terms and conditions govern all use of the self-hosted GitLab instance at
gitlab.sauerburger.com and GitLab Pages
hosted as subdomains of sauerburger.io (collectively, the “Website” or “Websites”),
which are owned and operated by Frank Sauerburger IT (“we” or
“us”), including all content, services and support
packages provided via the Website. The Website is offered subject to your
acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained
herein and all other operating rules, policies (including, without limitation,
procedures that may be published from time to time on this Website by us
(collectively, the “Agreement”).
Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website. By
accessing or using any part of the Website, you agree to be bound by the terms
and conditions of this Agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and
conditions of this Agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any of
the services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by us,
acceptance is expressly limited to these terms. The Website is available only to
individuals who are at least 16 years old.
Ownership, copyright, and title of any software that is developed by GitLab
shall at all times remain with GitLab.
Ownership, copyright, and title of any software that is developed by us
shall at all times remain with us.
You shall not acquire directly,
indirectly or by implication any title, copyright or ownership in the
software or any parts thereof. We do not claim any ownership rights to the
information that you submit to the Website itself, your code is
2. Your Account and Website
If you create an account on the Website, you are responsible for maintaining
the security of your account, and you are fully responsible for all
activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in
connection with the account. You must immediately notify us of any
unauthorized use of your account or any other breaches of security. We
will not be liable for any acts or omissions by You, including any damages
of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.
Acceptable Use of Your Account and the Website
By accepting this Agreement, you agree not to use, encourage, promote, or
facilitate others to use, the Website or your account in a way that is
harmful to others ("Acceptable Use"). Examples of harmful use include, but
are not limited to, engaging in illegal or fraudulent activities, infringing
upon others' intellectual property rights, distributing harmful or offensive
content that is defamatory, obscene, abusive, an invasion of privacy, or
harassing, violating the security or integrity of any computer, network or
communications system, and taxing resources with activities such as
3. Responsibility of Website Visitors
We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including
computer software, posted to the Website, and cannot therefore be
responsible for that material’s content, use or effects. By operating the
Website, we do not represent or imply that it endorses the material
there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or
non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to
protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan
horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Website may contain
content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as
content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other
errors. The Website may also contain material that violates the privacy or
publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other
proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of
which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated.
We disclaim any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by
visitors of the Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of
content there posted. You are encouraged to report any violations of our
Acceptable Use requirements to us.
4. Content Posted on Other Websites
We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including
computer software, made available through the websites and webpages to which
this website links, and that link to this website. We do not have any
control over those external websites and webpages, and are not responsible
for their contents or their use. If links are set by us, we ensure, to an extent
possible to us as a third party, that the
linked content doesn't violate applicable law at the time of setting the
link. By linking to an external website or
webpage, we do not represent or imply that we endorse such website
You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to
protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan
horses, and other harmful or destructive content. We disclaim any
responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of external websites
5. Copyright Infringement
As we ask others to respect its intellectual property rights, we
respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that
material located on or linked to by us violates your copyright, you are
encouraged to notify us.
6. Data Privacy
You shall ensure that any and all information or data, including without
limitation, personal data, used by you in connection with the Agreement (“User
Data”) is collected, processed, transferred and used in full compliance with
Applicable Data Protection Laws (as defined below) and that it has all obtained
all necessary authorizations and consents from any data subjects to process
User Data. If applicable, you shall adopt and maintain appropriate
organizational, technical and security measures prior to any such collection,
processing or transfer in order to protect against unauthorized access to or
use of User Data. You shall immediately inform use upon becoming aware of
any breach within the meaning of Applicable Data Protection Law relating to
User Data (a “Security Incident”) and to cooperate with us in any
investigation thereof and in the implementation of any measures reasonably
required to be taken in response thereto. If required by Applicable Data
Protection Laws, the parties will enter into standard contractual clauses under
GDPR (as defined below) for the transfer of any User Data outside of the
European Union. For purposes hereof: (a) "Applicable Data Protection Laws"
means any applicable laws, statutes or regulations as may be amended, extended
or re-enacted from time to time which relate to personal data including without
limitation (i) prior to 25 May 2018, the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC
as transposed into EU Member State law; (ii) from and after 25 May 2018, GDPR
and any EU Member State laws implementing the GDPR; and (iii) the e-Privacy
Directive 2002/58/EC, as amended and as transposed into EU Member State law and
any legislation replacing the e-Privacy Directive and (b) "GDPR" means the
Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Counsel of 27
April 2016 on the protection of natural persons 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).
As part of your voluntary contribution to any
project, by agreeing to these terms, you are acknowledging and
agreeing that your name and email address will become embedded and part of
the repository, which may be publicly available. You understand the removal
of this information would be impermissibly destructive to the project and the
interests of all those who contribute, utilize, and benefit from it.
Therefore, in consideration of your participation in any project, you
understand that retaining your name and email address, as described above,
does not require your consent and that the right of erasure, as spelled out
in the GDRP Article 17 (1) b does not apply. The legal basis for our lawful
processing of this personal data is Article 6 (1) f ("processing is necessary
for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller").
This Agreement does not transfer to you any GitLab or other third-party
intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to
such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with GitLab.
GitLab, the GitLab logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics
and logos used in connection with GitLab, or the Website are trademarks or
registered trademarks of GitLab B.V. or GitLab's licensors. GIT is a
trademark of Software Freedom Conservancy and our use of "GitLab" is under
license. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in
connection with the Website may be the trademarks of other third parties.
Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or
otherwise use any GitLab or other third-party trademarks.
We reserve the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any
part of this Agreement. It is your responsibility to check this Agreement
periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Website
following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes
acceptance of those changes. We may also, in the future, offer new
services and/or features through the Website (including, the release of new
tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall be subject to
the terms and conditions of this Agreement. We may also, in the future,
remove features at any time without warning.
9. General Representation
You represent and warrant that (i) your use of the Website will be in strict
accordance with this Agreement and with all applicable laws and regulations
(including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country,
state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and
acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the
transmission of technical data exported from the EU or the
country in which you reside) and (ii) your use of the Website will not
infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third
We may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any
time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately.
If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your account, you may
simply discontinue using the Website or delete user account.
All provisions of this Agreement which
by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination,
including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers,
indemnity and limitations of liability.
11. Limitation of Liability
In no event will we or any of our affiliates, our suppliers or
licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this Agreement
under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable
theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the
cost of procurement for substitute products or services; (iii) for
interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any damages
whatsoever. We shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to
matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to
the extent prohibited by applicable law.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless us, its affiliates,
contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers,
employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses,
including attorneys' fees, arising out of your use of this Website,
including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.
13. Disclaimer of Warranty
The Website is provided "as is". We and our affiliates, suppliers and
licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied,
including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness
for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither we nor our
suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Website will be error
free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You
understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services
through, the Website at your own discretion and risk.
14. Partial Invalidity
If any provision of this document is held by a court of competent
jurisdiction to be invalid, void, or unenforceable, the remaining provisions
shall nevertheless continue in full force without being impaired or
invalidated in any way.
15. Failure to Enforce
The failure of either party to enforce at any time, or for any period of
time, the provisions hereof shall not be construed to be a waiver of such
provisions or of the right of such party to enforce each and every such
16. Governing law
This Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the
laws of the Federal Republic of Germany.
This agreement is based on the
which is published under a creative commons license
(CC BY-SA 4.0).
result, this privacy statement is released under the
creative commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0
Your use of this information does not create an
attorney-client relationship between you and us. We are not a law
firm. These policies and procedures may not suit your organization's needs.
Please consult a lawyer if you want to adopt these policies for your own
self-hosted GitLab instance at
gitlab.sauerburger.com and GitLab Pages
hosted as subdomains of sauerburger.io (collectively, the “Website” or
"Websites"), which are offered by Frank Sauerburger IT ("we" or "us").
or using any part of the Websites, you acknowledge you have been informed of and
consent to our practices with regard to your personal information and data.
The term "GitLab.com" is
used collectively for the website at GitLab.com and the corporation GitLab Inc.
The short version
We collect your information only with your consent; we only collect the
minimum amount of personal information that is necessary to fulfill the
purpose of your interaction with us; we don't sell it to third parties; and we
Many portions of the Website, including information
you voluntarily provide, will be public-facing for the open sharing of
innovative developments, ideas, and information that makes our collaborative
community so great. While we are committed to open sharing, we strive to respect
the privacy of individual community members and will minimize the information we
collect and share. If you do not want to share your information, including
personally identifiable information, with other community members and the
public, please be thoughtful as to how you interact with the Website and what
information you provide through the the Website (for example, through creating a
public profile, project contributions, comments, and blog posts).
Of course, the short version doesn't tell you everything, so please read on
for more details!
What information we collect and why
Information from website browsers
If you're just browsing the website, we collect the same
basic information that most websites collect. We use common internet
technologies, such as cookies and web server logs. This is stuff we collect
from everybody, whether they have an account or not.
The information we collect about all visitors to our website includes the
visitor's browser type, language preference, referring site, additional
websites requested, and the date and time of each visitor request. We also
collect potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol
Why do we collect this?
We collect this information to monitor and protect the security of the website.
Information from users with accounts
If you create an account via the sign-up form or via the
"Sign in with GitHub.com/GitLab.com" links (neither option could be available at
the moment), we require some basic information
at the time of account creation. You will create your own username and
password, and we will ask you for a valid email account and your full name.
You also have the
option to give us more information if you want to, and this may include "User
Personal Information". If you use the "Sign in with GitHub.com/GitLab.com"
buttons, the selected authentication provider, GitHub.com or GitLab.com, will
ask your permission to share the basic information required for account
creation with the Website.
"User Personal Information" is any information about one of our
could, alone or together with other information, personally identify him or
her. Information such as a username and password, an email address, a real
name, and a photograph are examples of "User Personal Information."
User Personal Information does not include aggregated, non-personally
identifying information. We may use aggregated, non-personally identifying
information to operate, improve, and optimize our website and service.
Why do we collect this?
We need your User Personal Information to create your account, and to
provide the services you request.
We use your User Personal Information, specifically your username, to
identify you the Website.
We use it to fill out your profile and share that profile with other users
if you ask us to.
We will use your email address to communicate with you if you've said
that's okay, and only for the reasons you've said that's
okay. Please see our section on email communication for more
We limit our use of your User Personal Information to the purposes listed
other purposes, we will ask your permission first. You can always see what
information we have, how we're using it, and what permissions you have given us
in your user profile.
Bases for Processing Your Information
Performance of a contract. The use of your information may be necessary to
perform the contract that you have with us. For example, if you use the Website
to contribute to a
project, create a profile, post and comment through the Website, or request
information through the Website, we will use your information to carry out our
obligation to complete and administer that request.
Legitimate interests. We use your information for our legitimate
interests, such as to provide you with the best content through the Website
and communications with users and the public, to improve our
products and services, and for administrative, security, fraud prevention and
What information the Website does not collect
We do not intentionally collect sensitive personal
information, such as social security numbers, genetic data, health
information, or religious information. Although the Website does not request or
intentionally collect any sensitive personal information, we realize that you
might store this kind of information in your account, such as in a repository.
If you store any sensitive personal information on our servers, you are
consenting to our storage of that information on our servers, which are in the
We do not intentionally collect information that is stored in your
repositories or other free-form content inputs. Information in your
repositories belongs to you, and you are responsible for it, as well as for
making sure that your content complies with our Terms
of Service. We do not
access private repositories unless required to for security
or maintenance, or for support reasons, with the consent of the repository owner.
If your repository is public, anyone (including us) may view its contents.
If you have included private or sensitive information in your public
repository, such as email addresses, that information may be indexed by search
engines or used by third parties. In addition, we do not generally search
for content in your repositories.
If you're a child under the age of 16, you may not have an
account on the Website. The Website does not knowingly collect information
from or direct
any of our content specifically to children under 16. If we learn or have
reason to suspect that you are a user who is under the age of 16, we will,
unfortunately, have to close the child's account. Please see our Terms of
Service for information about account termination.
How we share the information we collect
We only disclose potentially personally-identifying and
personally-identifying information to those of our employees, contractors, and
affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to
process it on our behalf or to provide services available on the Website,
and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others.
We will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and
personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to our employees,
contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, we disclose
potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only
when required to do so by law, or when we believe in good faith that
disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of us,
third parties, or the public at large.
We take measures reasonably necessary to protect against the
unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially
personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Public Information on our Website
Much of the Website is public-facing. If your content is public-facing, third
parties may access and use it in compliance with our Terms of
Service. We do not sell that content; it is yours.
However, we do allow third parties, such as
research organizations or archives, to compile public-facing
Your Personal Information, associated with your content, may be gathered by
third parties in these compilations of data. If you do not want your
Personal Information to appear in third parties' compilations of data,
please do not make your Personal Information publicly available and be sure to
configure your email address to be private in your user
How we communicate with you
If you are a registered user of the Website and have supplied your email
address, we may occasionally send you an email to tell you about security,
system information, new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to
date with what's going on at the Website. We will send emails to you about activities
on the Website, such as merge requests, comments or pipeline events if you have
subscribed to receive such notifications. There's a link to manage
notifications located at
the bottom of each of the notification emails we send you so you can stop
receiving such emails at any time.
to keep you logged in, remember your preferences.
A cookie is a small piece of text that our web server stores on your
computer or mobile device, which your browser sends to us when you return to
our site. Cookies do not necessarily identify you if you are merely visiting
the Website; however, a cookie may store a unique identifier for each logged in
user. The cookies the Website sets are essential for the operation of the website
or are used for performance or functionality.
Visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers may
browser cookies may cause certain features of our websites to not function
How we secure your information
We take all measures reasonably necessary to protect User Personal
Information from unauthorized access, alteration, or destruction; maintain data
accuracy; and help ensure the appropriate use of User Personal Information. We
follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal
information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive
No method of transmission, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure.
Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Information we collect will be stored and processed in the EU
provide clear methods of unambiguous, informed consent when we do
collect your personal information;
only collect the minimum amount of personal data necessary for the
purpose it is collected for, unless you choose to provide us more;
offer you simple methods of accessing, correcting, or deleting your
information that we have collected, with the exception of information you
voluntarily provide that is necessary to retain as is for the integrity of our
project code as described further below; and
provide Website users notice, choice, accountability, security, and
access, and we limit the purpose for processing. We also provide our users a
method of recourse and enforcement.
If you are located in the European Union, you are entitled to the
following rights with regard to your personal information and data:
Right of access to your personal data, to know what information about
you we hold
Right to correct any incorrect or incomplete personal data about
yourself that we hold
Right to restrict/suspend our processing of your personal data
Right to complain to a supervisory authority if you believe your
privacy rights are being violated
Additional rights that may apply to you in certain instances:
Right of data portability (if our processing is based on consent and
Right to withdraw consent at any time (if processing is based on
Right to object to processing (if processing is based on legitimate
Right to object to processing of personal data for direct marketing
Right of erasure of your personal data from our system
("right to be forgotten") if certain grounds are
To exercise your privacy rights, you can email us at the address given
Data Retention and Deletion
If you already have an account on the Website, you may access, update,
alter, or delete your basic user profile information by logging into your
account and updating profile settings.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active
or as needed to perform our contractual obligations, provide you services
through the Website, to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes,
preserve legal rights, or enforce our agreements.
We may retain certain User Personal Information indefinitely unless you
delete it or request its deletion. For example, we don’t automatically delete
inactive user accounts, so unless you choose to delete your account, we will
retain your account information indefinitely.
Please note that due to the open source nature of our products, services,
and community, and due to the data model of Git, we may retain limited
personally-identifiable information indefinitely. For example, if you provide
your information in connection with a comment, we may display
that information even if you have deleted your account as we do not
automatically delete community posts. Also, as described in our Terms of
if you contribute to project on the Website and provide your personal information in
connection with that contribution, that information (including your name)
will be embedded and publicly displayed with your contribution and we will
not be able to delete or erase it because doing so would break the project
Contacting us about your privacy
If you have questions or concerns about the way we are handling your
information or would like to exercise your privacy rights, please email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or write a letter to
Frank Sauerburger IT
Wattwiller Str. 6
We will respond within 30 days of receiving your message at the latest but
please note for promptest response, we recommend emailing us.
Although most changes are likely to be minor, we may change our
provide notification to users who have provided us email addresses of material
effect by posting a notice on our home page or sending email to the email
address specified in your account. We encourage visitors to frequently
acceptance of such change.