Privacy Shield Certification and Alternative Protections

CoderPad is certified by and complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personally identifiable information transferred from the European Union to the United States.

On July 16, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued a judgment declaring as “invalid” the European Commission’s Decision (EU) 2016/1250 of 12 July 2016 on the adequacy of the protection provided by the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. As a result of that decision, the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework is no longer a valid mechanism to comply with EU data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the European Union to the United States. This decision does not relieve CoderPad, as long as it is a participant in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, of our obligations under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.

To learn more about the Privacy Shield program and to view our certification, please visit The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has jurisdiction over CoderPad’s compliance with the Privacy Shield.

As an alternative to the Privacy Shield, CoderPad adopts the Standard Contractual Clauses as part of our commercial Terms of Service. Individuals who would like to make an inquiry or complaint about our use of your EU Personal Data should first contact CoderPad Support; or by postal mail at 44 Montgomery Street, Floor 3, San Francisco, CA 94104. We will promptly respond to your request.

CoderPad has further committed to refer unresolved Privacy Shield complaints to JAMS, an alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint from us, or if we have not addressed your complaint to your satisfaction, please visit JAMS Privacy Shield Dispute Resolution for more information or to file a complaint. The services of JAMS are provided at no cost to you.