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Last Revised: September 24, 2016


This Privacy Statement applies to Code42 Software, Inc and our affiliates ("Code42", "we", "us", or "our") and and which are owned and operated by us. This Privacy Statement describes how Code42 collects and uses the personal data you (“you” or “your”) provide on our websites and with respect to the subscription of our services (“Products”). It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal data and how you can access and update this data.  If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Statement, contact or see the “Contact Us” section later in this Privacy Statement.

2. We self-certify adherence to

Code42 Software, Inc. (and its parent/subsidiary company(ies) Code 42 Software UK LTD, Code 42 Australia Pty LTD, and Code42 Software GmbH participates in and has certified its compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. Code42 is committed to subjecting all personal data received from European Union (EU) member countries, in reliance on the Privacy Shield Framework, to the Framework’s applicable Principles.  To learn more about the Privacy Shield Framework, visit the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Privacy Shield List.

Code42 is responsible for the processing of personal data it receives, under the Privacy Shield Framework, and subsequently transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf.  Code42 complies with the Privacy Shield Principles for all onward transfers of personal data from the EU, including the onward transfer liability provisions.

With respect to personal data received or transferred pursuant to the Privacy Shield Framework, Code42 is subject to the regulatory enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. 

Under certain conditions, more fully described on the Privacy Shield website, you may invoke binding arbitration when other dispute resolution procedures have been exhausted.  

3. Effective

For new Customers, changes or updates to this Privacy Statement (click here) are effective upon the “Last Updated Date” set forth above.  For existing Customers, changes or updates to this Privacy Statement are effective thirty (30) calendar days after such “Last Updated Date”.  We may update this Privacy Statement to reflect changes to our information practices.   When we make changes to this Privacy Statement, we will revise the “last updated” date at the top of the statement.  If the changes are material, we will notify you by email (sent to the email address specified in your account) or by means of notice on this website (click here) prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices. If you do not agree to the new Privacy Policy, your sole and exclusive remedy is to cancel and stop using our Products. 

4. Categories of Individual Data Subjects

In general, Code42 may obtain personal data about several different types of individuals, including (i) Web site visitors, (ii) business or individual customers, and (iii) potential customers. Code42's practices with respect to each of these types of individuals are described below. 

5. Website Visitors

Code42 generally collects, uses, and discloses information about website visitors in accordance with this Privacy Statement.  

6. Account and Support Data 

Code42 may obtain various types of personal data about our customers and website visitors. Such data may include contact information, names, address, phone number, and email address; information about products and services ordered or provided; payment information (such as credit card number, cardholder name, credit card verification number and expiration date); passwords; information collected through Internet-based and e-commerce activities (including information collected through log files, cookies, clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/ Web Bugs), images, and scripts, or from our third-party service providers); and, other transaction-related data. 

We also may collect personal data from you through our downloadable software including data such as your name, email address, User IDs, telephone number, and password. 

Code42 may use your personal data for business purposes, including to deliver or provide products or services; to establish or maintain customer and business relationships; to provide access to Internet-based and e-commerce activities; to perform accounting functions; and to conduct other activities as necessary or appropriate in connection with the servicing and development of the business relationship. 

We may also collect, from you, the following personal information about your contacts:

  • Name and address, in order to fulfill a purchase order. 

When you provide us with personal information about your contacts, we will only use this information for the specific reason for which it is provided. 

If you are a Customer, you may update, access, delete inaccuracies, or correct your personal data by making the change within your account once logged into the site or by contacting us at to do so. If you are a Data Subject, please contact our Customer to request any such changes.  Also, to the extent that you receive marketing communications from Code42, and wish to unsubscribe or otherwise stop receiving such communications, you can opt-out by following the instructions included in each communication, by adjusting your account settings, or by emailing us at

In limited circumstances, if you are a Data Subject, you may need to contact our Customer to stop receiving the marketing communication.  We will respond to an email request submitted by you within 30 days.  If you are not a Customer or Data Subject, but have submitted your personal data through the contact us link and wish to have your information updated or wish to have us delete inaccuracies, please contact us at  We will respond to your email request within 30 days.

If you wish to save your payment method to your account, we allow you to do so. You may at any time delete your payment information by logging into your account; however, depending on the subscription term you choose, you may be prevented from deleting your payment information in order to continue your subscription. We do not have access to this information. This is stored on an SSL encrypted page.  In certain circumstances, we have contracted with a service provider for the purposes of processing the fees related to your subscription.  In this case, you should review the privacy terms of our service provider as they apply to the use of your payment card information.  

We will retain your information for as long as your account is active and as needed to provide you Products. We will retain and use your information as reasonably necessary to conduct our business, comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. 

7. Customers

Code42 offers a wide variety of services and solutions to our customers ("Customers") that facilitate services including backing up and restoring files and copying backup archives to the public cloud or external hard drives for the purposes of allowing Customers to restore archives for individuals ("Data Subjects"). In some instances, Code42 may obtain access to personal data about a Data Subject in the course of providing the Products. In other specific instances, Code42 may also obtain access to data about our Customers’ end users who are using the Products on behalf of our Customer (“End Users”) in the course of providing support services to such Customer(s). Depending on the particular Customer and application at issue, such data also may include name, email address, Product system configuration, log files and other information, and any other information chosen by the Customer that resides on an End User device.

When we obtain access to personal data about Data Subjects or End Users, we are acting as a data processor on behalf of our Customers. We conduct such activities strictly in accordance with our Customers’ instructions and pursuant to our contractual arrangements. If you are an End User or Data Subject of one of our Customers, you should refer to that Customers’ website to understand the privacy practices that apply to your personal data. Moreover, if you would like to access and review your personal data, you should contact that Customer with any such requests. We will cooperate as appropriate with requests from our Customers to assist with such responses.

8. Communications from the Site

We will occasionally send you information on products, services, or promotions. Out of respect for your privacy, we present the option not to receive these promotional types of communications. You may opt-out from receiving these types of communications by following the instructions included in each communication, by adjusting your account settings, or by emailing us at

9. Service-Related Announcements

We will send you service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send you an email to notify you of the suspension. 

Generally, you may not opt-out of these non-promotional communications. If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option to deactivate your account and stop using the Products. 

10. Other Necessary Disclosures

Code42 may sell, transfer, or disclose personal data to business partners as appropriate in accordance with the terms of negotiated agreements for legitimate business purposes. In addition, Code42 may sell, transfer, or disclose personal data to our service providers under negotiated contracts as needed for such service providers to perform services on behalf of Code42. Our business partners and service providers may only use your personal data for the purpose and to fulfill our obligations with the contract terms we have in place with you. Service providers and business partners may not use personal data for any other purposes. If Code42 has knowledge that a business partner or service provider to which it has disclosed your personal data is processing your personal data in a way that is contrary to this Privacy Statement, Code42 will take reasonable steps to prevent or stop such processing. In such case, the service provider or business partner is liable for damages unless it is proven that Code42 is responsible for the event giving rise to the violation.

Code42 may also sell, transfer, or disclose personal data as necessary in connection with the sale or transfer of all or part of our business. Once information about such a sale or transfer may be shared publicly, Code42 will inform you of the sale, transfer or disclosure of your personal data by a prominent notice on our website(s) and that notice will include information about the handling of your personal data. In the event of a sale, transfer, or disclosure, Code42 will require the recipient of the personal data to protect such data in accordance with applicable law, including the Privacy Shield, and/or otherwise take steps to ensure that personal data is appropriately protected.

Code42 may also disclose personal data where required or permitted by law such as to comply with a subpoena or similar legal process, or where Code42 believes that such disclosures are appropriate to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud or in connection with a law enforcement or public authority requests or national security requirements.

Code42 will not sell, share, rent, trade, or disclose your personal data with third parties other than as set forth within this Privacy Statement.

11. Data Security and Integrity

Code42 has global hosting centers that store and process personal data in the United States, Amsterdam, Ireland, Singapore, and Australia. From time-to-time and to meet the demands of our business requirements, Code42 may change the location of our data centers and our service providers with whom we contract. We will notify you of any change as set forth in the terms of your contract with us. If you are a Customer, please refer to your contract with Code42 to understand where your personal data is being processed. If you are a Data Subject or End User, please contact our Customer to understand the location in which your data is processed. Code42 takes reasonable precautions to protect personal data from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction within our data centers and in our other corporate locations. Code42 also makes reasonable efforts to keep personal data accurate, current, complete, and reliable for its intended use.

The security of your personal data is important to us. When you provide us with your personal data, we will encrypt personal data using secure socket layer technology (SSL) or we will protect your personal data using appropriate access controls.

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal data submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

If you have any questions about security on our Web site or with our services, you can email us at

12. Cookies and other Tracking Technologies

Code42 and its partners use cookies or similar technologies to analyze trends, administer the website, track users’ movements around the website, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. You can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level, but if you choose to disable cookies, it may limit your use of certain features or functions on our website or service. 

Behavioral Targeting / Re-Targeting

We may partner with a third party to either display advertising on our website or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our third party partner may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this site and other websites to provide you targeted advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests. If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you targeted ads, you may be able to opt-out by visiting: if you are located in the European Union or Switzerland.

These websites and third-party ad networks are not controlled by Code42. Please note this does not opt you out of being served advertising; you will continue to receive generic ads that are not based on your specific interests.

Analytics / Log Files

As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/ exit pages, operating system, date/ time stamp, and clickstream data. We may use this information to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may link this automatically collected data to other information we collect about you.

13. User Forums

If you use a forum on this website, you should be aware that any personal data you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personal data you choose to submit in these forums. You may remove your post along with your personal data you submit within these forums by contacting us

14. Tell a Friend

If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for your friend's email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site and download Code42 products. Code42 stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and inviting your friend to use you as backup destination and / or asking your friend's permission for you to back up to him or her. 

15. Feedback

We may post your feedback concerning our site and services on our website or on other social media sites.  Such feedback may contain personal information such as the your name, unless otherwise prohibited by our contract with you.  If you wish to remove your feedback, contact us at

16. Survey

We may provide you the opportunity to participate in contests or surveys on our site. If you participate, we will request certain personal information from you. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code and company size).

We use third-party service providers for marketing purposes and to conduct surveys or contests. These companies are prohibited from using our participants’ personal data for any other purpose. We will not share the personal data you provide through a contest or survey with other third parties without your express permission.

Information collected by our voluntary third-party surveys is used to market, validate and promote participant utilization of products and participant opinions of features and benefits of products and to customize the site. In some cases, with the customer’s permission, participant feedback collected in surveys is used as testimonial content on our site.

17. Single Sign-On

You can log in to our site using sign-in services such as Facebook Connect or an Open ID provider. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal data with us such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign up form.  Services like Facebook Connect give you the option to post information about your activities on this Web site to your profile page to share with others within your network.

18. Support

If you wish to upload a photo of yourself in the support section of the site, please be aware that this will be viewed by other users of the support section. If you wish to remove your photo you may do so at any time by logging into your support account and editing your profile.

19. Links to Other Sites

If you click on a link to a third party site, you will leave the Code42 site that you are visiting and be redirected to the site you selected. Because we cannot control the activities of third parties, we cannot (and do not) accept responsibility for any use of your personal data by such third parties, and we cannot (and do not) guarantee that they will adhere to the same privacy practices as Code42. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any other service provider from whom you request services. If you visit a third party Web site that is linked to a Code42 site, you should read that site's privacy statement before providing any personal data.  

20. Social Media Features

Our website includes social media features, such as the "Share This" button that allows you to like us on Facebook or share our content on Twitter. These Features may collect your IP address and which page you are visiting on our site, and they may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly. Social media features are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy statement of the company(ies) providing them. 

21. Questions

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, or if you would like further information regarding the personal data that we may maintain about you, please contact us as follows: 

Code42 Software, Inc
1 Main Street SE, #400
Minneapolis, MN 55414

22. Dispute Resolution

If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact our U.S.-based third party dispute resolution provider (free of charge) at

23. Safe Harbor Program Statement 

Code42 complies with the U.S. - Swiss Safe Harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal data from Switzerland. Code42 has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view Code42's certification, please visit