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72 hours only: 28% off an annual plan for Data Privacy Day

Data Privacy Day (DPD) began in 2008 and is held every year on January 28th. As the big day approaches this Monday and buzz continues around Kim Dotcom’s Mega, we are excited to keep privacy front and center.

Embrace ‘Zero-Knowledge’ Privacy for Data Privacy Day with our 72 hour special promotion:

28% off ALL Yearly Storage Plans

For a limited time only, get 100GB for only $78 per year! (Regular pricing: $100/year.) Take advantage by visiting and use the promo code “DataPrivacyDay” in your account settings.

Instructions for using the code:

  • Go to if you are not a currently signed up.
  • You must first activate your account on your computer by opening the SpiderOak downloaded application and selecting “Activate First Device.”
  • If you have not yet downloaded SpiderOak, you may do so here: Download SpiderOak.
  • Once activated, go to our homepage.
  • At the top right side, you will see “Login.” Click here and enter your credentials.
  • When you are logged in, you will click “Account” in the top right corner.
  • You will then select the orange “Buy More Space” button.
  • Once on the Account Details page, you will select “Upgrade My Plan” to the right.
  • On this page, you will see a “Promotional Code” box.
  • Type “DataPrivacyDay” in this box and select “Update”
  • You should see the discount in the ‘Yearly Billing’ drop down. If so, click “Next.”
  • Your account is now updated. Enjoy!
  • DPD’s focus is on raising awareness about the importance of protecting privacy online. Many individuals, companies, organizations, and even government agencies are helping spread awareness about respecting privacy. If you’re on Twitter, join the conversation about safeguarding data with the hashtag #DPD13.

    Here are some of the people already talking about DPD:

    On Monday we’re making a big announcement about the future of privacy in the cloud, and we’ll also offer some privacy tips for everyday life. In the meantime, please ‘Like Us’ on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and help us spread the good privacy word.


    1. Pat Simmons says:

      Does this also apply to the discounted educational plans?

    2. Some User says:

      You mean get 100GB for only $78 per year not $72.

    3. Another User says:

      28% of 100 is $28 which makes it 100-28 or $72 for the year :)

    4. Yet Another User says:

      Is this a permanent difference? meaning next time it's up for renewal it will be $72 then as well? Ask because I'm already getting $90/yr and didn't want this to "reset" it back to $100/yr.

    5. Jovan Washington says:

      @Pat – This does not apply to educational plans.
      @Yet another user – This is permanent. When you renew next year, you will be able to renew at the same price.

    6. Rodrigo Pimentel says:

      Cool, just upgraded my account!

      By the way: is this cumulative with the referral bonus? For instance, if I upgrade to 100GB and someone signs up via my referral link, do I have 101GB?

    7. Jovan Washington says:

      @Rodrigo – Yes, absolutely. You will be able to continue adding from your referrals. You should not lose them when you upgrade.

    8. Louis Mamakos says:

      When I try this, the yearly rate for 100G is $78 on the pull-down menu, not $72?

    9. Rickles says:

      I love SO. That is all.

    10. Tom says:

      I know it's a gift, but upgrade form shows only 22% discount instead of promoted 28%. Will you correct something about that?

    11. Satish says:

      Hmmm… I need to learn Math the SpiderOak way… 28% of 100 is 78? I am going back to elementary school again.

    12. Jens says:

      Hrm – my existing account renewed on Jan 27 automatically and I paid 100 bucks. Somehow it doesn't seem right that existing customers are not getting the discount that other people will be getting year after year…

    13. Another User says:

      Was travelling on business, must have just missed it. Too bad.