Use public email address to send research survey

Hello there,

I am unclear about the Terms of Service from github. I am with a team of researchers and we want to find out how people use features for a specific github repository, improve it and possibly write a paper about it. So is it within the privacy policy to use the public email address of people who starred that repository and send them an email with the link to our survey.
I would very much appreciate an answer.
Thank you so much!

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:wave: Welcome!

Our Terms do mention this explicitly:

You may not use information from the Service (whether scraped, collected through our API, or obtained otherwise) for spamming purposes, including for the purposes of sending unsolicited emails to users

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