Privacy Policy

MDAnalysis is a fiscally sponsored project of NumFOCUS, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting the open source scientific computing community. Like NumFOCUS, we value the privacy of our users. We comply with the NumFOCUS Privacy Policy, which can be found at

The sections below explain additional processes and data collection policies specific to MDAnalysis.

What information does MDAnalysis collect?

We only collect anonymous per-page usage statistics using GoatCounter with details explained in the GoatCounter privacy policy. These statistics are publicly visible at You can disable statistics collection by blocking the JavaScript coming from

Online payments (donations) are processed through NumFOCUS; upon clicking on a “donate” button or link, you will be transferred to a NumFOCUS site. Please see the NumFOCUS Privacy Policy regarding data collected during payment processing.

Who will your information be shared with?

We only share information with the following third parties: