The SSL Store™ Privacy Policy

Everything you need to know about the data we collect

Data Privacy is more important than ever nowadays-and that's good. You deserve to know what data about you is being collected, how it's being used and what control over it you have-regardless of whether you're living within the jurisdiction of the EU's GDPR or not.

Here's everything you need to know about how we handle your data at The SSL Store™.

What Personal Data do you collect?

We collect information that you provide to use when you:

  • Register on our site
  • Place an order with us
  • Subscribe to our blog
  • Subscribe to our newsletter
  • Fill out a form

This typically consists of: names, email addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers and credit card information.

In addition to this, we also capture information like IP address, browser information and cookies for our site.

Do you collect any privileged categories of personal data?

No. The SSL Store™ neither controls, nor processes any privileged categories of personal data.

What do you use the data for?

We use the personal data we collect for a number of things:

  • Personalizing your Experience - your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs
  • Improving our Website - we continually improve our website based on your information and feedback
  • Providing better Customer Service - your information helps us better respond to your requests and needs
  • Processing Transactions – your information helps us to process your orders and expedite issuance
  • Administering Contests and Promotions – occasionally we give away free stuff or (even more) exceptional discounts
  • Sending Emails – we may email you at the address you provided

What is your legal basis for collecting personal data?

While we prefer to collect personal data on the basis of explicit content, we are also acting to fulfill a contract between our partners, the Certificates Authorities that issue digital certificates, and the end user or reseller purchasing them. Additionally, we conduct related marketing activities under the banner of our legitimate interests. For more information, feel free to email our Data Protection Officer..

Do you share personal data with anyone?

We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to inform service providers about services for which you have expressed an interest and requested additional information regarding that service. Any partners that we do share data with have signed binding data processing addendums that restrict their use of the data to only its intended (and documented) purposes. If you need a Data Processing Addendum with us, you can find it here.

We do not sell or transfer your personally identifiable information to third parties without your permission. We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive for tech support, customer service, refer-a-friend, email updates, and to send registered users their passwords.

These addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties. Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

We may release your information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. We may also choose to release your information to other parties if we deem it necessary to protect our safety, rights, or property, or that of others.

The SSL Store accepts liability for all onward transfers of data to third parties.

How is the data stored? Where? What is guarding it?

In compliance with the GDPR, as well as state and local laws, The SSL Store™ and all of its undertakings store data in the United States using Amazon Web Services. We use a secure server and all supplied sensitive/financial data is transmitted via Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway providers' database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems. By law they are required to keep the information confidential.

For those residing in the European Union and requiring a Standard Contractual Clause (SCC) for GDPR compliance, The SSL Store does provide a template to be filled out located here. Upon completion of the form, you can send it back to our Data Protection Officer for acknowledgement.

After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be stored on our servers.

The SSL Store™ Cookie Policy

Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser. Cookies enable the site's or service provider's systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

We use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

Live Chat and Customer Service

At certain points, if you are not logged in, you may be asked to supply personal information for the purpose of customer service. Here, as with all other data touchpoints, we take special care to protect your information, including the use of encrypted channels and servers. All live chat sessions and phone calls are recorded for training purposes. Chat occurs over a secure connection, via Fresh Desk. Logs are saved both by The SSL Store™ and FreshDesk, though they are never shared with any third party. The SSL Store™ has a GDPR-compliant joint controller agreement with FreshDesk that ensures confidentiality.

Your Right to be Forgotten

We extend the data rights provided by the GDPR to all our customers and clients. That means that you have the right to modify or delete the personal data we have collected about you. Typically, you can modify or delete the personal data we have stored on you by logging into your account on our website. Failing that, simply email our Data Protection Officer either requesting a copy of the information we have collected about you - which can then be revised and returned - or the deletion of it. We will handle the request within 72 hours.

EU-US and US-Swiss Privacy Shield Certification

As a division of The SSL Store we are committed to adhering to all Privacy Shield principles and standards for the transfer and protection of personal data from the European Economic Area and Switzerland. The SSL Store is subject to the enforcement powers of the FTC.

In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, The SSL Store commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information. EU and Swiss individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield policy should first contact The SSL Store.

The SSL Store has further committed to refer unresolved Privacy Shield complaints to ICDR-AAA, 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 contact or visit for more information or to file a complaint. The services of ICDR-AAA are provided at no cost to you.

Under certain conditions, more fully described on the Privacy Shield website, you may invoke binding arbitration when other dispute resolution procedures have been exhausted. File a Notice of Arbitration

Find The SSL Store on the Privacy Shield list

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Because we value your privacy, we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

California Consumer Privacy Act Compliance

Because we value your privacy, we have taken the necessary precautions to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act. In the interest of transparency, we provide notice anytime information is being collected, in addition to disclosing what it will be used for. We do not share any customer information with third parties unless otherwise specified. The SSL Store complies with all lawful requests from law enforcement and relevant authorities.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page, in addition to sending you an email notification.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy or the data we have collected about you, here is how to contact our Data Protection Officer.

The SSL Store™
146 2nd St. N. #201,
St. Petersburg, FL 33701 US
Send Email to the Data Protection Officer