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LibreOffice is governed by The Document Foundation (the site of which you have mentioned), and the first sentence of its home page (the one that doesn't require you to scroll down ;-)) tells you (emphasis mine):

It is an independent self-governing meritocratic entity, created by a large group of Free Software advocates, in the form of a charitable Foundation under German law (gemeinnützige rechtsfähige Stiftung des bürgerlichen Rechts).

So, being a German foundation, all its legal documents are in German. The privacy policy is one of those legal (binding) documents.

The "story" behind being a German foundation has its roots in the time when LibreOffice was forked from OOo, and the group of people behind it considered different opportunities (including different countries/legislations) and their stability, record of other projects and their problems and how they solved them, etc.

LibreOffice is governed by The Document Foundation (the site of which you have mentioned), and the first sentence of its home page (the one that doesn't require you to scroll down ;-)) tells you (emphasis mine):

It is an independent self-governing meritocratic entity, created by a large group of Free Software advocates, in the form of a charitable Foundation under German law (gemeinnützige rechtsfähige Stiftung des bürgerlichen Rechts).

So, being a German foundation, all its legal documents are in German. The privacy policy is one of those legal (binding) documents.

The "story" behind being a German foundation has its roots in the time when LibreOffice was forked from OOo, and the group of people behind it considered different opportunities (including different countries/legislations) and their stability, record of other projects and their problems and how they solved them, etc.

etc. The steering committee had come to the conclusion that "... a foundation based in Germany would provide the best stability, not only for our users, but also for adopters, developers and enterprises".