Red Hat, Inc. and its affiliated companies and subsidiaries (collectively, “Red Hat”) respect your privacy. This Privacy Statement applies to personal information collected by Red Hat through the Partner Link app (our “App”), and the online services which we operate and on which we post a direct link to this Privacy Statement (collectively, our “Service”). This Privacy Statement does not apply to other websites, applications, products, or services offered or sponsored by Red Hat. Such offerings have their own privacy statements, which we encourage you to review.


Red Hat collects personal information directly from you when you interact with us through our Service, including, without limitation, when you:

  • Create a user account (individual or corporate);
  • Engage in communications with other users;
  • Register a sales opportunity;
  • Request support;
  • Request information or materials (e.g., whitepapers);
  • Submit questions or comments; or
  • Submit content or posts.

To the extent permitted by applicable law, the types of personal information collected directly from you may include, without limitation:

  • Information used to communicate with you, such as name, title, company name, email address, telephone number, postal address and language;
  • Information about the skills, experience, and expertise which you and your organization may possess;
  • Information about sales opportunities;
  • Information that Red Hat maintains in association with your account, such as your username and password; and
  • Information that you provide Red Hat or other users through messaging or other social features of the Service.

We may also collect information relating to your use of our Service and response to our emails through the use of various technologies. For example, we may collect information about your use of our Service, including information about the people you are connected to and how you interact with them, such as the people you communicate with the most or the searches you have saved. Collecting information using automated means allows us to analyze the effectiveness of our Service and our marketing efforts, personalize your experience, improve our interactions with you, and improve and facilitate your ability to connect with other users of our Service. For more information about the technologies we employ for these purposes, see the “Automatically Collected Information” section below.

We may also supplement the personal information we collect from you with information we receive from third parties, including our business partners. We do this to help us improve the overall accuracy of the information and its completeness and to help us better tailor our interactions with you.


Red Hat uses personal information in an effort to enhance your experience on our Service and to better understand how you and other users engage with our Service and with each other. In addition, we may use personal information we collect about you to:

  • Fulfill Your Requests. If you request something from Red Hat, we may use the personal information you provide to respond your request. We or our representatives may also contact you as part of customer satisfaction surveys or for market research purposes.
  • Provide You with Information About Our Products, Services and Events. Red Hat may use your personal information to notify you about product and service offerings as well as events that we believe may be of interest to you. Red Hat also may use your personal information to respond directly to your requests for information, including registrations for newsletters or other specific requests. We aim to obtain appropriate consent (where required under applicable law) to send you marketing communications.
  • Provide You with Information About Potential Partners. Red Hat may use information you and other users provide to facilitate interactions between users of the Service, including making suggestions regarding potential partners for you based on your industry, expertise, or other factors.
  • Permit You to Register Sales Opportunities. Red Hat may use information you provide to facilitate registration of sales opportunities.
  • Provide Support and Customer Service. We may use your personal information to provide support for the Service and answer other questions.

We will not use your personal information in a manner that is inconsistent with the purpose of its original collection, unless you have consented.


Except as described in this Privacy Statement, Red Hat will not sell, rent or lease your personal information to others without your consent.

Red Hat shares personal information in the following ways:

  • We may share your information with any members of the Red Hat group, including the parent company, affiliates, subsidiaries and branch offices, to which it is reasonably necessary or desirable for us to disclose your personal information in order to carry out the above-mentioned purposes.
  • Red Hat may share personal information with business partners and service providers in order to support our business operations. These business partners and service providers include, for example, distributors, resellers, payment processors, financial institutions, materials production and shipping companies, postal or government authorities and information technology service providers. Business partners and service providers are required by contract to keep the information received on behalf of Red Hat confidential and secure and not use it for any purpose other than the purpose for which it was provided to them.
  • Any personal information that you voluntarily upload in the Service, or that you elect to make public, will be available to anyone who has access to that content, including other users.
  • Red Hat may share personal information as required by law or legal process, such as responding to a duly authorized information request of a police or governmental authority, to enforce or protect the rights of Red Hat, when such disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss as permitted by applicable law, or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity.
  • Red Hat may also share personal information in the context of a business transaction involving part or all of Red Hat, such as a merger, acquisition, consolidation, or divestiture. Such a transaction may involve the disclosure of personal information to prospective or actual purchasers, or the receipt of it from sellers. It is Red Hat’s practice to seek appropriate protection for information in these types of transactions. Following such a business transaction, you may contact the entity to which we transferred your personal information with any inquiries concerning the use of that information.


Red Hat automatically collects information about you in a variety of manners when you use our Service, including by collecting device and geolocation data. Unless specified otherwise below, we may use and share this information in the same manner as we use or share personal information about you (described above).

Device Information

Red Hat may collect information from or about the phones or other device where you install or access our app or use our Service, including your unique device identifier or other information (such as information used to remember your preferences in our App or on our Service). We may associate the information collected across your different devices, which helps us provide a more consistent Service and experience across your devices.

Location Information

Red Hat may obtain information about your physical location, such as by use of GPS and other geolocation features in your device, or by inference from other information we collect (for example, your IP address indicates the general geographic region from which you are connecting to the Internet). Red Hat may use this information for providing you relevant information and, in an effort to help you connect with other users of our Service, Red Hat may share information about your location with other users. One of the ways in which we use and display information about your location (and the location of other users) is by integrating with Google Maps. The use of Google Maps is subject to the Google Terms of Service and Privacy Policy; by using our location-based features, you agree to the Google Terms of Service and Privacy Policy with regard to your access to Google Maps. We aim to obtain appropriate consent (where required under applicable law) to collect and process your location data.


In accordance with the laws of certain countries, you may have certain rights and choices regarding the personal information we collect and maintain about you, and how we communicate with you.

Subject to applicable law, you may have the right to request access to and receive information about the personal information we maintain about you, update or correct inaccuracies in the information we maintain about you, and have the information blocked or deleted, as appropriate. Your rights to the information we maintain about you may be limited under local law. You also have the right to object to the processing of your information or to withdraw your consent to our processing of information about you.

Note, however, that if you exercise your right to object or your rights of blocking or deletion, if you decline to share certain information with us, or if you withdraw your consent to our processing of information about you, we may not be able to provide to you some of the features and functionalities of the Service.

You may log in and make changes to your information, such as your password and your contact information. You can also change your general preferences and your personalization settings in the App. If necessary, you may also contact us via our Feedback Form and describe the changes you want made to the information you have previously provided. However, note that changing or deleting information necessary for Red Hat to assist with the Services and support may result in a delay or interruption in processing your requests.

You will be given an opportunity to tell us whether you would like to receive information, special offers, and promotional materials by email from Red Hat or our business partners when you create a account, when you register for the Service, when you provide us with your personal information, or when we send you a marketing email. We aim to obtain appropriate consent (where required under applicable law) to send you marketing communications. You have the ability to opt out of receiving marketing emails from Red Hat at any time without cost by clicking on the relevant link contained in our marketing emails or by contacting us via our Feedback Form.

You can also exercise your rights and choices by contacting us as described below under “How to Contact Us.”


Red Hat intends to protect your personal information. We have implemented appropriate physical, administrative and technical safeguards to help us protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use and disclosure. For example, we encrypt certain personal information when we transmit such information over the Internet. We also require that our business partners and service providers protect such information from unauthorized access, use and disclosure.


Red Hat may provide social media features that enable you to share information with your social networks and interact with Red Hat on various social media websites. Your use of these features may result in the collection or sharing of information about you, depending on the feature. We encourage you to review the privacy policies and settings on the social media websites with which you interact to make sure you understand the information that may be collected, used, and shared by those websites.

Our Service may make chat rooms, forums, blogs, message boards, and/or news groups available to its users. Remember that your comments and posts become publicly available, and we urge you to exercise discretion when submitting such content. We also may make messaging features available on our Service to enable users to communicate with other users. Please be aware that, when you chat with or message another user, information you send through these social features is not under Red Hat’s control after it is received and may be used by its recipient in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Statement.

Our Service may contain links to third party websites or services. Red Hat does not control and is not responsible for the information collected by websites that can be reached through links from our Service. If you have questions about the data collection procedures of linked websites, please contact the organizations that operate those websites directly.


Our Service is not directed to children and Red Hat does not knowingly collect online personal information from children under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian of a minor under the age of 13 and believe that he or she has disclosed personal information to us, please contact us via our Feedback Form or as described below under “How to Contact Us.”


Red Hat is a global organization, with legal entities, business processes, and technical systems that operate across borders. Red Hat may transfer your personal information to other Red Hat entities in the United States and elsewhere. The United States and other countries may not have the same data protection laws as the country from which you initially provided the information. By accessing the Service, registering for an account, or otherwise providing Red Hat with your personal information, you consent to this transfer of your personal information. When transferring your personal information internationally, Red Hat will protect your personal information as provided in this Privacy Statement.

If you are located in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) or Switzerland, we comply with applicable legal requirements providing adequate protection for the transfer of personal information to countries outside of the EEA or Switzerland. Red Hat has self-certified its adherence to the U.S.-EU and U.S. - Swiss Safe Harbor Frameworks as set forth by the United States Department of Commerce regarding the collection, storage, use, transfer and other processing of personal information from the EEA or Switzerland to the United States. Click here to review our Safe Harbor Privacy Statement . Due to the invalidation of the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor Framework by the European Court of Justice, Red Hat relies on other data transfer mechanisms, but continues to abide by and certify to the Safe Harbor Principles. You can learn more about the Safe Harbor framework, and view Red Hat’s certification by visiting the United States Department of Commerce Safe Harbor website.


Red Hat reserves the right to make corrections, changes or amendments to this Privacy Statement at any time. The revised Privacy Statement will be posted on the Service. A notice will be made through the Service or via the contact information you provided us whenever this Privacy Statement is changed in a material way, and the date of last update will be indicated at the top of the Privacy Statement. If you do not refuse the changes in writing within that notice period, this shall mean that you have consented to the Privacy Statement as changed, including with respect to personal information provided to us prior to the changes in the Privacy Statement. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Statement for any changes or updates.


If you have any questions about Red Hat’s privacy practices or use of your personal information, please feel free to contact us via our Feedback Form or by mail at:

  • Red Hat, Inc.
  • Corporate Legal Group
  • 100 East Davie Street
  • Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
  • United States

If you are located in the European Economic Area, the entity responsible for the collection, use, and processing of your information described in this Privacy Statement is Red Hat Limited.