Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last modified on 28/09/2017.

Stepsize Ltd (company number 10012522) is registered in England & Wales (“Stepsize”, “us”, “we”, or “our”) and operates (the “Site”), the Layer desktop application (“Layer”), and the Better Git Blame Atom package (the “Editor Plugin”). Collectively referred to as our “Products”.

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of our Products.

We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Products. By using the Products, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

Information Collection & Use

While using our Products, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to, your name, email address, postal address and phone number ("Personal Information").

Log Data

Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser, Layer, and your code editor send whenever you use our Products ("Log Data"). This Log Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Products that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.


Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer's hard drive. Like many sites, we use "cookies" to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Site.


The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. See our Security Statement for more detail.

Links to Other Sites

Our Products may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

Stepsize has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party sites or services.

Our Products’ GitHub & Jira Integrations

When using our Products, specifically Layer and the Editor Plugin, you will have the option of installing Stepsize’s GitHub and Jira integrations, thereby granting the Products read access to the data contained in your or your organisation’s GitHub and Jira accounts. This access can only be granted by users with admin access to the GitHub and Jira accounts respectively.

This data is hosted on our servers on AWS and is used for some features of our Products and to facilitate the development of future functionality we’re working on.

Our Products provide maximum value when these integrations have been installed so we strongly encourage you to set them up. However, we also understand that you might not want to use them, which is why all Products can be used without these integrations. Layer does require you to login with GitHub (we thought it would be better than creating yet another account) but this will not install the GitHub integration.

We understand this is sensitive information and take our role of safeguarding it very seriously. See our Security Statement for more info.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

Stepsize may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes.

Can Children Use Stepsize' Sites

The Products are not intended for minors under the age of 18. Stepsize does not knowingly or specifically collect information about minors under the age of 18 and believes that children of any age should get their parents’ or legal guardians’ consent before providing any Personal Information. If you believe that we have mistakenly or unintentionally collected such information, please notify us at so that we may delete the information from our servers.

Sensitive Personal Information

We recommend that you do not send us or disclose any sensitive Personal Information (e.g. social security numbers, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, biometrics or genetic characteristics, criminal background, or trade union membership) on or through the Products or via other means.

International Transfer of Data

Your Personal Information may be stored and processed in any country where we have facilities or in which we engage service providers, and by using the Products or disclosing information to us you consent to the transfer of information to countries outside of your country of residence, including but not limited to the United States, Australia, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, and the UK, which may have different data protection rules than those of your country or the country in which you were located when you initially provided the information.

Questions, Concerns or Complaints

Your privacy is important to us. If you have any questions, concerns, or complaints regarding the way we collect and handle your information, please contact us by email at Because email communications are not always secure, please do not include credit card information or other sensitive information in your emails to us.

Stepsize will take any privacy complaint seriously and any complaint will be assessed by an appropriate person with the aim of resolving any issue in a timely and efficient manner. We request that you cooperate with us during this process and provide us with any relevant information that we may need.