Submittable is proud to exceed industry standards when it comes to protecting the security and privacy of your organization’s data.
Our team is committed to building a platform that helps you collect submissions and applications easily without compromising privacy or security. Your work, and your applicant’s data, is safe with us.
System and Organization Controls (SOC) Reports
Submittable completes a third party SOC 2 Type 2 compliance audit every year. These reports demonstrate that our systems are set up to assure the security of customer data, and show how we operate those controls over an extended audit period.
Submittable supports Single Sign-on (SSO) with SAML. This allows you to authenticate users in your own systems without requiring them to enter additional login credentials.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Submittable completes a third party audit every year to assure that we are HIPAA compliant. As part of our privacy controls, all employees undergo yearly HIPAA training.
The General Data Protection Regulation
Submittable has implemented tools and processes to ensure our compliance with the latest requirements under the GDPR and to help our customers comply as well.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Submittable complies with FERPA to protect the privacy of student education records.
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard
Submittable does not directly store or process credit card data. Instead, we rely on Stripe to provide the industry’s best and most secure credit card processing. Stripe is certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1 standards. Our PCI SAQ document is available upon request.
We enable multiple different permission levels to be set for your team. Permissions can be set to include or exclude information like platform settings, billing, and user data.
In addition to the certification and security features listed above, here are some of the most common security-related questions we get asked.
Submittable stores data in the Amazon Web Services US East (N. Virginia) region. We use multiple availability zones within this region to ensure durability.
Data is stored using Amazon RDS and is encrypted at rest using AES-256. RDS provides automated backups which are retained for 35 days to enable point-in-time restored for the last month. We regularly test these backups manually in addition to the automated verification provided by AWS RDS. File attachments are stored in Amazon S3 which is designed for high durability.
We have an uptime of 99.0% or higher.
Yes, all employees complete security awareness and HIPAA best practices training on an annual basis.
Our developers have established a baseline for normal system activity to assist in identifying suspicious activity. This means Submittable is prepared for known attacks, like phishing schemes, but also for new unknown threats. Alerts and intrusion detection tools let our team know if unauthorized access does occur, so that response and corrective action can occur quickly. Audit trails lead to the root cause of an attack quickly so we can make quick and informed decisions about how to respond.
If you have additional questions regarding security or requests for specific compliance documents, we are happy to answer them.