We provide economic infrastructure for the internet. Businesses of all sizes use our software and services to accept payments and manage their businesses online. Stripe cares about the security and privacy of the personal data that is entrusted to us.
“Personal Data” means any information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual, and can include information about how you engage with our Services (e.g. device information, IP address).
“Services” means the products and services that Stripe indicates are covered by this Policy, which may include Stripe-provided devices and apps. Our “Business Services” are Services provided by Stripe to entities (“Business Users”) who directly and indirectly provide us with “End Customer” Personal Data in connection with those Business Users’ own business and activities. Our “End User Services” are those Services which Stripe directs to individuals (rather than entities) so that those individuals do business directly with Stripe. “Sites” means Stripe.com and the other websites that Stripe indicates are covered by this Policy. Collectively, we refer to Sites, Business Services and End User Services as “Services”.
Depending on the context, “you” means End Customer, End User, Representative or Visitor:
When you directly use an End User Service (such as when you sign up for Link, or make a payment to Stripe Climate in your personal capacity), for your personal use, we refer to you as an “End User.”
When you do business with, or otherwise transact with, a Business User (typically a merchant using Stripe Checkout, e.g. when you buy a pair of shoes from a merchant that uses Stripe for payment processing) but are not directly doing business with Stripe, we refer to you as an “End Customer.”
When you are acting on behalf of an existing or potential Business User (e.g. you are a founder of a company, or administering an account for a merchant who is a Business User), we refer to you as a “Representative.”
When you visit a Site without being logged into a Stripe account or otherwise communicate with Stripe, we refer to you as a “Visitor.” (e.g. you send Stripe a message asking for more information because you are considering being a user of our products).
Depending on the activity, Stripe acts as a “data controller” or “data processor” and for more information about this and on the Stripe entity that is responsible under this Policy, see here.
1. Personal data that we collect and how we use and share it
2. More ways we collect, use and share personal data
3. Legal bases for processing data
4. Your rights and choices
5. Security and retention
6. International data transfers
7. Updates and notifications
8. Jurisdiction-specific provisions
9. Contact us
1. Personal data that we collect and how we use and share it
1.1 End Users
We provide End User Services where we do not act as a service provider to Businesses but instead provide the Services directly to you for your personal use (e.g. Link user). See here for further information on the legal bases which we rely on for using (processing) your Personal Data.
Personal data that we collect about End Users
Using Link or Connecting your Bank Account. Stripe offers you the opportunity to store your payment methods with Stripe so that you can conveniently use it across merchants who are our Business Users – we call this “Link” (formerly known as “Remember Me”). When you opt in to Link, you agree to let us store your payment method so that you can more readily make purchases through Link with Business Users of our payment processing Business Services (e.g. name, card number, cvc, and expiration date). When you choose to pay with Link, we will also collect your Transaction Data. Learn More.
If you choose to share bank account information (including for use in Link) with us, Stripe will periodically collect and process your bank account information (e.g. account owner information, account balances, account number and details, account transactions and in some cases, credentials) until you ask us to disconnect your bank account. Learn More.
Paying Stripe. If you are buying goods or services directly from Stripe, we receive Transaction Data. For example, when you make a payment to Stripe Climate, we will collect contact information, payment method information, information about that transaction and in some cases, shipping information.
Other Services. We may offer other End User Services directly to you from time to time, including certain financial Services. Learn More for information about our collection and use of Personal Data.
More. Please see below for information about additional types of Personal Data that we may collect, including about online activity.
How we use and share personal data of End Users
Services. We use your Personal Data to provide the End User Service to you, including security, delivery, support, personalization and messages related to the End User Service (e.g. communicating Policy updates and information about our Services). We also use your Personal Data for our fraud detection and mitigation Business Services and may share certain Personal Data as part of those Business Services with Business Users that you may seek to do business with. The use of this Personal Data is subject to the Business Users’ privacy policies.
Our Business Users. When you choose to connect your bank account with Stripe, you may also choose to share account information with certain Business Users that you do business with. These Business Users will have their own privacy policies which describe how they use that information.
Fraud Detection Services. We use your Personal Data collected across our Services (e.g. Stripe Radar) to detect and prevent fraud against us, our Business Users and financial partners, including to detect unauthorized log-ins using your online activity. We may provide Business Users (including card issuers and others involved in payment processing activities) that have requested our fraud Business Services with Personal Data about you (including your attempted transactions) so that they can assess the associated fraud risk with a transaction. You can learn more about how we may use technology to assess the fraud risk associated with an attempted transaction here.
More. Please see below for information about additional ways in which we may use and share your Personal Data.