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# Privacy and Security at Pipedream

Pipedream is committed to the privacy and security of your data. Below, we outline how we handle specific data and what we do to secure it. This is not an exhaustive list of practices, but an overview of key policies and procedures.

It is also your responsibility as a customer to ensure you're securing your workflows' code and data. See our security best practices for more information.

If you have any questions related to data privacy, please email privacy@pipedream.com. If you have any security-related questions, or if you'd like to report a suspected vulnerability, please email security@pipedream.com.

# Reporting a Vulnerability

If you'd like to report a suspected vulnerability, please contact security@pipedream.com.

If you need to encrypt sensitive data as part of your report, you can use our PGP key.

# Reporting abuse

If you suspect Pipedream resources are being used for illegal purposes, or otherwise violate the Pipedream Terms (opens new window), report it here.

# Hosting Details

Pipedream is hosted on the Amazon Web Services (opens new window) (AWS) platform. The physical hardware powering Pipedream, and the data stored by our platform, is hosted in data centers controlled and secured by AWS. You can read more about AWS’s security practices and compliance certifications here (opens new window).

Pipedream further secures access to AWS resources through a series of controls, including but not limited to: using multi-factor authentication to access AWS, hosting services within a private network inaccessible to the public internet, and more.

# User Accounts, Authentication and Authorization

When you sign up for a Pipedream account, you can choose to link your Pipedream login to either an existing Google (opens new window) or Github (opens new window) account, or create an account directly with Pipedream.

When you link your Pipedream login to an existing identity provider, Pipedream does not store any passwords tied to your user account — that information is secured with the identity provider. We recommend you configure two-factor authentication in the provider to further protect access to your Pipedream account.

When you create an account on Pipedream directly, with a username and password, Pipedream implements best account security practices (for example: Pipedream hashes your password, and the hashed password is encrypted in our database, which resides in a private network accessible only to select Pipedream employees).

# Third party OAuth grants, API keys, and environment variables

When you link an account from a third party application, you may be asked to either authorize a Pipedream OAuth application access to your account, or provide an API key or other credentials. This section describes how we handle these grants and keys.

When a third party application supports an OAuth integration (opens new window), Pipedream prefers that interface. The OAuth protocol allows Pipedream to request scoped access to specific resources in your third party account without you having to provide long-term credentials directly. Pipedream must request short-term access tokens at regular intervals, and most applications provide a way to revoke Pipedream's access to your account at any time.

Some third party applications do not provide an OAuth interface. To access these services, you must provide the required authorization mechanism (often an API key). As a best practice, if your application provides such functionality, Pipedream recommends you limit that API key's access to only the resources you need access to within Pipedream.

Pipedream encrypts all OAuth grants, key-based credentials, and environment variables at rest in our production database. That database resides in a private network. Backups of that database are encrypted. The key used to encrypt this database is managed by AWS KMS (opens new window) and controlled by Pipedream. KMS keys are 256 bit in length and use the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) in Galois/Counter Mode (GCM). Access to administer these keys is limited to specific members of our team. Keys are automatically rotated once a year. KMS has achieved SOC 1, 2, 3, and ISO 9001, 27001, 27017, 27018 compliance. Copies of these certifications are available from Amazon on request.

When you link credentials to a specific source or workflow, the credentials are loaded into that program's execution environment, which runs in its own virtual machine, with access to RAM and disk isolated from other users' code.

No credentials are logged in your source or workflow by default. If you log their values or export data from a step, you can always delete the data for that invocation from your source or workflow.

You can delete your OAuth grants or key-based credentials at any time by visiting https://pipedream.com/accounts (opens new window). Deleting OAuth grants within Pipedream do not revoke Pipedream's access to your account. You must revoke that access wherever you manage OAuth grants in your third party application.

# Execution Environment

The execution environment refers to the environment in which your sources, workflows, and other Pipedream code is executed.

Each version of a source or workflow is deployed to its own virtual machine. This means your execution environment has its own RAM and disk, isolated from other users' environments. You can read more about the details of the virtualization and isolation mechanisms used to secure your execution environment here (opens new window).

# Encryption of data in transit, TLS (SSL) Certificates

When you use the Pipedream web application at https://pipedream.com (opens new window), traffic between your client and Pipedream services is encrypted in transit. When you create an HTTP interface in Pipedream, the Pipedream UI defaults to displaying the HTTPS endpoint, which we recommend you use when sending HTTP traffic to Pipedream so that your data is encrypted in transit.

All Pipedream-managed certificates used to protect user data in transit are created using AWS Certificate Manager (opens new window). This eliminates the need for our employees to manage certificate private keys: these keys are managed and secured by Amazon.

# Email Security

Pipedream delivers emails to users for the purpose of email verification, error notifications, and more. Pipedream implements SPF (opens new window) and DMARC (opens new window) DNS records to guard against email spoofing / forgery. You can review these records by using a DNS lookup tool like dig (opens new window):

dig pipedream.com TXT +short
dig _dmarc.pipedream.com TXT +short

# Incident Response

Pipedream implements incident response best practices for identifying, documenting, resolving and communicating incidents. Pipedream publishes incident notifications to a status page at status.pipedream.com (opens new window) and to the @PipedreamStatus Twitter account (opens new window).

Pipedream notifies customers of any data breaches according to our Data Protection Addendum (opens new window).

# GDPR / Data Protection Addendum

Pipedream is considered both a Controller and a Processor as defined by the GDPR. As a Processor, Pipedream implements policies and practices that secure the personal data you send to the platform, and includes a Data Protection Addendum (opens new window) as part of our standard Terms of Service (opens new window).

The Pipedream Data Protection Addendum includes the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) (opens new window). These clarify how Pipedream handles your data, and they update our GDPR policies to cover the latest standards set by the European Commission.

You can find a list of Pipedream subprocessors here.

# Submitting a GDPR deletion request

When you delete your account, Pipedream deletes all personal data we hold on you in our system and our vendors.

If you need to delete data on behalf of one of your users, you can delete the event data yourself in your workflow or event source (for example, by deleting the events, or by removing the data from $checkpoint). Your customer event data is automatically deleted from Pipedream subprocessors.

# Payment Processor

Pipedream uses Stripe (opens new window) as our payment processor. When you sign up for a paid plan, the details of your payment method are transmitted to and stored by Stripe according to their security policy (opens new window). Pipedream stores no information about your payment method.