Privacy Policy

MantisBT recognizes that privacy is an important privilege that is the right of every user of this website. To this end, we collect a minimum of personal information. Personal information that is submitted to MantisBT, including your email address, is held in strict confidence and is never disclosed or sold to any 3rd party organizations.

What information we collect?

When a user registers on the bug tracker, we collect and store the following information:

  • Username
  • One way hash of the password (i.e. we can't know your plain text password)
  • Email address

Users registering in the forums may optionally provide other personal information - like instant messenger ids, geographic location, occupation, and so on. This personal information is publicly viewable. We are not responsible for any personal information posted to your forum profile or in your forum messages. Also, if you participate in the mailing lists or post notes to the 'User Contributed Notes' section of the manual your email address and signatures will be visible to participants and visitors respectively.

How we use it?

Personal information is primarily used to provide login authentication, personalization and email notifications. If you have enabled the auto login feature, we use cookies to identify your computer on your return visits.

We may collect information about your computer and your visits such as your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views. We may use this information in the administration of this website, to improve the website's usability, and for marketing purposes. We do not disclose or sell your personal information to any 3rd party companies, individuals or marketing organizations.

We may contact you by email with notifications and other communications that we believe may be relevant to your use of our site. You may always choose to opt out of receiving such communications.

Legal and commercial disclosures

To the extent required by law, we may disclose to the concerned authorities your personal information. This includes your email address and other personal information available with us. Information posted to the forums is of course always visible.

We may also disclose information about you:

  • in the event of any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
  • in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk); and
  • to the purchaser or seller (or prospective purchaser or seller) of any business or asset which we are (or are contemplating) selling or purchasing
International data transfers

Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate or where our servers are located in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

Security of your personal data

We will take reasonable precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

You are responsible for keeping your password confidential. We will not ask you for your password.

Policy amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes. We may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy be email.

Third party websites

The website may contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies of third party websites.


If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal data, please write to us by email to vboctor at users dot sourceforge dot net.

This privacy policy is based on a freely-available template created and distributed by