Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy discloses the general privacy practices for Digital Realty Trust, Inc. and Digital Realty Trust, LP (together, “Digital Realty”) web site. Digital Realty is committed to respecting your privacy rights when visiting any Digital Realty. web site, such as this one. To protect your Personal Information, Digital Realty has created the guidelines outlined below. Understanding that Internet technologies are rapidly evolving, any changes to this policy will be promptly posted on this page, with an updated “effective date” posted at the end of this policy.


While visiting any Digital Realty web sites (collectively, the “Site”), we may ask you to register and/or provide information that personally identifies you (“Personal Information”) for purposes of interacting with the Site. Such Personal Information may include, but is not limited to, your name, phone number, street address, and e-mail address. On any page that collects Personal Information, we will specifically describe what information is required in order to provide you with the product or service, enter you in the promotion you have requested, or respond to your inquiry or comment.


Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your computer or device when you visit a website.  They improve and personalize your visits to websites by personalizing your visit, for example by letting you navigate between pages easily, storing preferences, and making your navigation through the website faster and easier.

We use Cookies to enable greater functionality, performance, and targeted advertising to our visitors.

You can find more information about cookies and how to manage them at

We use the following types of cookies on our Site:

Performance cookies – These cookies collect information about your use of the site, for instance which pages you go to most often, and if you get an error message from our site.  These cookies don’t collect information that identifies you.  All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. These cookies are only used to improve how the site works. 

Functionality cookies – These cookies allow the site to remember choices you make (such as your email address, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features.  They allow us to recognize repeat visitors and remember information that you have previously submitted to us, such as your company or business industry.  They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on our blog.  The information these cookies collect is anonymized and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Advertising – These cookies are used to deliver advertisements that are more relevant to you and your interests.  They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign.  They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission.  They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organizations such as advertisers.  Advertising cookies may be linked to site functionality provided by the other organization.

You may disable cookies by changing the settings on your browser.  Check the help menu in your browser for further information.

Remember that if you disable cookies it is likely to affect how our website works and you may not be able to access or use certain areas of our site or functionality.  Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will place cookies when you use our site.


Digital Realty logs IP addresses, or the location of your computer on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes and to determine site usage. Your IP address does not contain personal information about you.


We believe in protecting your privacy, and will not share Personal Information with third parties outside of Digital Realty, except as described in this Privacy Policy. We believe we can enhance your experience on our Site with the information you share with us. We use Personal Information about you to improve our advertising and marketing efforts, to statistically analyze Site usage, to improve our content and product offerings and to personalize the Site’s content, layout, and services. We may also use your Personal Information, such as your e-mail address or mailing address, to contact you regarding products and/or services that may be of interest to you, to respond to an inquiry from you regarding the information that we have collected, or respond to your comments and suggestions.

Digital Realty may match specific and/or aggregated Personal Information with third party data to provide you with product and content offerings that interest you and improve our advertising and marketing efforts. Digital Realty also may disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe our services to potential advertisers, partners, other third parties, our affiliate companies, and for other lawful purposes.

As part of your experience on our Site, you may receive communications from us related to products and services that might interest you. While we believe these services will enhance your experience at our Site, you will at all times be able to opt out from receiving these communications, either by specifically opting out of these services or by deleting your profile from our database. Please refer to “Opting-Out” for further reference.

We have today, and will in the future have, arrangements with third party service providers, such as credit card processors, shipping companies and fulfillment services. When you sign up for a service we offer on the Site, we may be required to share Personal Information with that service provider in order to provide the service. These third party providers are required to comply with this policy and protect your information in the same way we do. They are not permitted to retain or use Personal Information for any purpose unrelated to providing the service.

Digital Realty may also offer other services as a part of our Site. If you choose to use these optional services or opportunities, we may provide some of your Personal Information to these parties. We will not do so without telling you in advance, and you can avoid having us make such disclosures by choosing not to use these services or features of the Site. Some of these third parties may also collect their own Personal Information in connection with providing the service. We encourage you to check the applicable privacy policy for that portion of the Site prior to disclosing Personal Information. Please refer to “Party Collecting the Information” for further reference.

We may provide Personal Information to our affiliated companies in order to improve our marketing and advertising efforts and your experience with our Site. Although this Privacy Policy generally applies only to Digital Realty, and not to activities or information collected by our offline partners, in the event we share Personal Information you provide us on the Site, we will require that our affiliated companies comply with this policy with respect to that information and protect your information in the same way we do.

We reserve the right to disclose Personal Information when needed to comply with the law or a legal process, cooperate with investigations of purported unlawful activities, to identify persons violating the law, or in connection with the sale of part or all of Digital Realty’s or its affiliate’s stock or assets.


This Privacy Policy only addresses the use and dissemination of information that we collect from you. To the extent that you disclose any information to other parties, whether through, for example, blogs, bulletin boards, and the like, through third party services or promotions offered on or through the Site or through other web sites throughout the Internet, different policies may apply and Digital Realty , Inc. shall not be responsible for the use or dissemination of such information.

The Site may offer forums, message boards, or chat rooms as one of the services on the Site. If you disclose personal information in one of these forums, this information can be viewed, collected, and used by others. Digital Realty, Inc. is not responsible for the use of information you disclose in these forums. We encourage you to consult the Forum Rules regarding the policies and procedures that apply to that portion of the Site.

Our Sites may operate as part of a larger group of sites, and may carry co-branded pages. In addition, other sites may use the Site’s or Digital Realty’s name. Since Digital Realty does not control the privacy policies of third parties, you are subject to the privacy customs and policies, if any, of such third parties, and Digital Realty shall not be responsible for the use or dissemination of your private information by such parties. Therefore, we encourage you to ask questions and review those parties’ privacy policies before you disclose your Personal Information to others.


Third party sites linked to and from the Site are not necessarily under the control of Digital Realty. Digital Realty shall have no responsibilities or liabilities whatsoever for the content or privacy practices of any such linked site or any link or linking program at any time. Digital Realty does not necessarily endorse companies (or related products or services) to or from which the Site is linked. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to the Site, you do so entirely at your own risk.


Digital Realty cares about the safety of children and their use of the Internet. Therefore, in accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, we will never knowingly request or solicit personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without verifiable parental consent. In the event that we receive actual knowledge that we have collected such personal information without the requisite and verifiable parental consent, we will delete that information from our database as quickly as is practicable.


We respect your privacy and ability to choose whether to share information with us and any third party. You may choose to “opt-out” of sharing Personal Information in several ways. When choosing to use certain features or services on the Site, you can choose whether to share optional Personal Information in connection with the feature or service. If you receive communications from us that you prefer not to receive, you may opt out from receiving these communications, by modifying the contact options in your registration profile.

You may “opt-out” altogether from providing Personal Information to us by not registering on the Site and thereby not providing Personal Information. You may also choose at a later date to have your name removed from our database by deleting your registration profile.

Certain portions of the Site and certain services provided on the Site, however, do require registration in order to access or use these areas and services. If you choose not to register or provide certain information, these areas will not be accessible to you.


Digital Realty maintains above industry standard safeguards to ensure the security, integrity, and privacy of the Personal Information that you provide to Digital Realty.


If you have any questions or comments about our Privacy Policy, please e-mail us at


This Privacy Policy is effective as of November 1, 2004. Digital Realty reserves the right to modify the terms of this policy at any time and in our sole discretion, by posting a change notice to this page. Your continued use of the Site following our posting of a change notice will constitute binding acceptance of those changes.