US-EU Safe Harbor Certification

Hi Dropboxers,

We’ve been getting a lot of questions about whether we adhere to the US-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the US-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework. As of today, we’re happy to say that the answer is “yes.” We’ve certified that we comply with these safe harbors and updated our Privacy Policy accordingly. You can view the changes here.

During this process, we realized we could make our Privacy Policy more clear in several areas:

Referrals/Sharing: Our new Privacy Policy notes that we send out emails when you refer people to Dropbox. It also spells out that we may receive third-party information like email addresses when you share content with others or refer them to Dropbox.

Geo-location Information: In our current Privacy Policy, we let you know that photos you upload to Dropbox might contain location information recorded by your camera. We’ve updated our Privacy Policy to clarify that videos you send us might already have that information in them as well.

Third Party Websites: Our new Privacy Policy makes clear that when you click a link on the Dropbox website and visit a different site, the privacy policy for the other site may govern your activity there.

These changes will take effect on March 15, 2012, but the safe harbor protections are effective today.