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EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework: Active

Original Certification Date: 10/27/2017
Next Certification Due Date: 10/22/2020
Data Collected: NON-HR

Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework: Active

Original Certification Date: 10/27/2017
Next Certification Due Date: 10/22/2020
Data Collected: NON-HR

Purpose of Data Collection

Our main purpose for collecting data is to provide you the Website, Services, and features that best meet your compensation information and management needs. We collect information through various ways. Below are the most common circumstances of how we collect information: -Signing up for a PayScale account: If you sign-up for a PayScale account, we will ask for your email address and to create a password. After you create a PayScale account and log-in to our Services, you are no longer anonymous to us. - Completing a salary survey: If you complete a survey, we will ask for detailed job and compensation information that's used to generate your customized salary report and certain portions of that data will be included in our anonymous and aggregated salary database called Crowdsourced Data. You can choose to take a survey anonymously. - Browsing our Website: We automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, PayScale cookie information, and the page you requested. - Requesting a Demo: If you request a demo from us, you will be asked to provide us your contact information and relevant information about your business, so we can contact you for scheduling and demo to you the appropriate Service based on your business structure and needs. That information is stored in our internal systems to allow us to manage our relationship with you. - From businesses that buy our Services: We may receive data such as names, job title, and salary information from your employer if your employer has purchased our compensation management Services for businesses. If your employer is a PayScale customer, you can learn from your employer about what information it shares with us, which will vary based on the Service.

Privacy Policy

Non-HR Data


This privacy statement identifies the independent resource mechanism for Privacy Shield complaints and a hyperlink to the recourse mechanism's online complaint handling system for use by EU and Swiss individuals. This privacy statement also includes contact information for PayScale's internal complaints mechanism. A link to this privacy statement is included in PayScale's Privacy Statement under the section called "Are you located Outside of the United States?"

Effective Date: 10/9/2017

Verification Method


Dispute Resolution

Questions or Complaints?

If you have a question or complaint regarding the covered data, please contact PayScale, Inc. at:

Jessica Nguyen
PayScale, Inc.
1000 1st Avenue South
Seattle, Washington 98134

Privacy Shield organizations must respond within 45 days of receiving a complaint.

If you have not received a timely or satisfactory response from PayScale, Inc. to your question or complaint, please contact the independent recourse mechanism listed below


Appropriate statutory body with jurisdiction to investigate any claims against PayScale, Inc. regarding possible unfair or deceptive practices and violations of laws or regulations covering privacy Federal Trade Commission