What is Link?
Stripe offers you the option to store your payment methods with us so that you can conveniently use them across certain merchants who are our Business Users – we call this “Link” (formerly known as “Remember Me”). When you choose to use Link, you agree to End User Terms of Service. These Terms, among other things, let us store your payment method so that you can pay faster on Link-supported sites.
Link collects personal data regarding end users, including:
You can access some of the data Link has collected from you through Stripe's Data Access Tool.
Yes. Stripe is a “Controller” of the data collected for Link. A “controller” determines how and for what purpose personal data is processed (learn more). Stripe will use data, including end user transactional data, for various purposes including to improve our products and services.
If you want to delete your Link account please follow the instructions on this page.
If you have not previously used Link and believe you received an SMS from us in error, please use the link in the SMS to opt-out.
Link was built by Stripe to provide an easy and secure way to pay in one click anywhere Link is enabled. Stripe processes billions of dollars of payments annually and is certified as a Payment Card Industry (PCI) Service Provider Level 1, which is the most stringent level of certification available in the payments industry. Learn more about security at Stripe here. We encrypt your data at rest and in transit to keep it secure.
We will also send a one-time code to your phone to verify it's you when you use Link on new devices and browsers.
Link provides End Users with the ability to use a variety of payment methods to purchase cryptocurrencies from third-party cryptocurrency exchange providers. Link also saves certain information, including your payment method, cryptocurrency wallet address, and cryptocurrency transaction history, to facilitate subsequent cryptocurrency purchases and other transactions. By choosing to use Link to purchase cryptocurrency, you agree to our Terms of Service.
Yes, you must have a Link account to buy cryptocurrency through Stripe.
In addition to data Link normally collects from end users (such as information that identifies you, payment method data, transaction information, and online activity data), Link collects data to facilitate your cryptocurrency purchases, such as your cryptocurrency wallet address. Link also collects certain information from end users, such as an image of your government-issued ID document, for identity verification through Stripe Identity.
For cryptocurrency purchases above a certain amount, we may conduct identity verification by checking your selfie (i.e., photo image of your face) against your government-issued ID document. We do this to conduct know-your-customer (KYC) checks as required by law and to prevent fraud and financial crimes. End users whose identity cannot be verified will not be able to purchase cryptocurrency through Link. Learn more about the identity verification process through Stripe Identity.
You can delete your Link account by following the directions on this page. You can learn more about how to delete your identity information here. To delete the selfie and ID document you submitted for identity verification, you can email email@example.com. But please note that Stripe is required by law to retain certain data for a period of time—typically between five and ten years—following any deletion request from or account closure by an end user who used Link to purchase cryptocurrency.
Wallet funding and transaction information related to your use of Link may be recorded on a public blockchain. Many public block chains are open to forensic analysis which can lead to deanonymization and revelation of private financial information, especially when combined with other data. Because blockchains are decentralized or third-party networks that are not controlled or operated by Stripe or its affiliates, we are not able to erase, modify, or alter your personal data from such networks. For other deletion-related requests, please follow the instruction provided above.