Peergos is an encrypted storage platform. This means that we cannot exercise any control over (i) what users choose to store on peergos, (ii) for what purposes data are stored or accessed, or (iii) the purposes or means of processing such data.
We are a data controller with respect to certain limited categories of personal data, as set out below.
Peergos has been designed to respect your privacy. With limited exceptions (like your username), the data you upload to Peergos is encrypted automatically. We do not collect or store any personal data except where it is necessary to operate your account, take payments, or maintain the security and integrity of Peergos. We consider privacy as a core part of our system design and engineering processes. You are left in control of your privacy by requiring you to intervene to determine what data if any is shared, with whom, and for how long.
1 = Thing we are collecting
2 = Why are we collecting it
3 = Retention duration
None. When you access Peergos via your web browser, we do not set, store or read any cookies or other local data. Your browser may cache data if you have configured it to do so.
Where data is stored or processed indefinitely, this is either because it is a requirement of our payment provider to prevent fraud, or technically necessary to ensure the security and integrity of Peergos (e.g. uniqueness of usernames). However, we will periodically review the data we hold and delete anything that we no longer need.
The Peergos hosted instance is hosted on servers located in Germany. We make use of object storage buckets to store encrypted data. Our servers may also be backed up on infrastructure operated by other service providers, including Backblaze S3.
All data that you supply to us, and that we transmit to you, will be encrypted whilst in transit and during storage. This includes the categories of data set out above, with the exception of usernames.
We use encryption, digital signatures, peer review of source code, and trust free servers, among other security measures, to ensure the integrity and security of your personal data.
If your personal data is processed by Peergos (e.g. because you are a Peergos user), you have the right of access to your data, and to rectification and erasure. You may access, amend and delete any data hosted with Peergos by logging into your account. You may download a copy of your Peergos hosted data (e.g. for purposes of data portability) or migrate your account between Peergos servers and storage providers — but, because it is encrypted, we cannot access, supply or export your data for you.
You also have the right to restrict or object to processing your personal data by Peergos. You can exercise this right by either (i) deleting the relevant data from your account, (ii) revoking any shared links to your files/directories, (iii) closing your account from your account settings page, or (iv) contacting us for assistance.
If you have a question about your privacy on Peergos or wish to find out more about this policy, please contact our data protection officer at email@example.com.