Legal & Security > Privacy Shield
Last updated May 17, 2019
DigitalOcean is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Shield Notice sets out the privacy principles we follow with respect to transfers of personal data from the European Economic Area ("EEA") and Switzerland to the United States, including personal data we receive from individuals who visit our or our affiliates' web and mobile sites ("Websites"), who access or use our product or service offerings ("Services"), or who otherwise interact with us ("you").
We comply with the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Frameworks as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal data from the EU and Switzerland. DigitalOcean, LLC has certified to the US Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles in respect of all personal data received from the EEA and Switzerland in reliance on the Privacy Shield.
The Federal Trade Commission has jurisdiction over our compliance with the Privacy Shield.
For more information about the Privacy Shield generally, and to view our certification online, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov.
If there is any conflict between the terms of this Privacy Shield Notice and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern.
Types of Personal Data We Collect and Use
We will only process personal data in ways that are compatible with the purposes we collected it for or for purposes you later authorize. Before we use your personal data for a materially different purpose, we will provide you with the opportunity to opt-out.
Disclosures for National Security or Law Enforcement
Please note that under certain circumstances, we may be required to disclose your personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
Access, Correction and Deletion Rights
You may have the right to access personal data that we hold about you and request that we correct, amend, or delete it if it is inaccurate or processed in violation of the Privacy Shield. These access rights may not apply in some cases, including where providing access is unreasonably burdensome or expensive under the circumstances or where it would violate the rights of a third party. If you would like to request access to, correction, amendment, or deletion of your personal data, you can submit a written request to the contact information provided below. We may request specific information from you to confirm your identity.