At Informly we are serious about privacy and security. Here are some of the things we have in place:
- No passwords necessary for accessing information from your sources
- SSL encryption across the entire application
- Limited data saved on our databases
- We don’t provide your information to anyone
No passwords necessary
Thanks to the secure connections provided by our partners (called oAuth), Informly users generally don’t have to enter passwords for us to be able to report on their data.
This is how it works:
Step 1 – Authorise Informly to access the service.
When you click on a service in the add chart pop up you will be prompted to Authorize that source).
Step 2 – Login to the service and give permission
Some sources will just require you log in and in the process they will give Informly permission to access your data (see MailChimp example below). Others will make you log in and then click on another Authorize button to confirm.
This gives us an access token that only we can use to access the information we need to generate our reports.
SSL encryption across the entire application
The whole application runs on an SSL encrypted connection (https). This ensures that any information you enter into the app is encrypted and can’t be viewed by 3rd parties.
While our users don’t enter much information into the app we still believe it’s best to have peace of mind.
Limited data in our database
You might think because we can report on so much information that our databases must be stacked full of your information. This isn’t the case. We simply connect to your services and only retrieve what we need for our reports – nothing else – generally just raw numbers that we use in the charts.
If you turn email reports on, they use images of your data embedded into HTML emails. These images are saved on our server and publicly available to anyone who knows their address. The address is created with random characters that is impossible to predict much like a password.
If you are 16 years old or younger you may not register with us on the website. If we become aware that you are 16 years old or younger and you have not obtained such permission, we will remove your personal information from our records. By entering your details on the website you are stating that you are 17 years old or older.
we do not store any of your financial information including billing and credit card information. your financial information is processed by secure, third party services.
Use of your information
we will only use your information for the following purposes:
- to enable us to provide you with access to all parts of the website and to use the service and to enable you to download information and materials from the website;
- to contact you with our newsletter and other email updates;
- to make you occasional offers of our products or services or to make you aware of other products or services offered by us from time to time;
- to produce reports, statistics and analysis of the types of people who access the website;
- to contact you for your views on the website and to notify you occasionally about important changes or developments to the website;
- to administer, support, improve and develop our website.
If you change your mind about being contacted in the future, please let us know and we will remove you from our mailing list.
we reserve the right to use the name and/or logo of the company you work for in publicity material, advertising or marketing collateral, unless you specifically tell us otherwise. your name, address details and all other personal information will remain confidential at all times.
Disclosure of your information
We do follow strict guidelines in the storage and disclosure of information which you have given us, to prevent unauthorized access. We comply with the laws of the countries from which we operate.
We do not seek any sensitive personal data other than that which is reasonable and necessary for the purposes sought. you are giving your explicit consent to collect, process, disclose, transfer or store your Sensitive Personal Data for the purposes of processing orders for goods and services.
We do not disclosure your personal data to any third party except to the extent that we may disclose your personal data to third parties for the purposes of processing orders made by you for goods or services from us .
By using the website you consent to third parties having access to your personal data, you understand and accept that if your data is disclosed to third parties those parties may be based in territories that may not have sensitive data protection provisions in law. Every effort will be made to ensure that your data is processed solely to provide you with a newsletter or other email update, or in connection with a competition/promotion. we will attempt to ensure that your data is held safely.
You agree to keep confidential and not to disclose to any other individual or individuals for all time the user name and password related to your account. Note that although you set the password, it is our proprietary information and belongs to us for all time.
Cookies are small amounts of information which we store on your computer. we issue cookies to your computer when you log on to the website and when you register with the service. Cookies are necessary for the operation of the service and therefore, if you set up your computer to reject cookies you will be unable to access the service.
Security and data
We employ security measures to protect your information from access by unauthorized persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage. We will retain your information for a reasonable period or as long as the law requires.
You are entitled to see the information held about you and you may ask us to make any necessary changes to ensure that it is accurate and kept up to date. If you wish to do this, please contact us (see below).
The latest version of this policy can always be found in the footer link on http://inform.ly and any changes will be posted there. Please ensure that you are kept up-to-date with any such changes. By using the service or accessing the website you agreed to be bound by the most up-to-date version of this Policy.
All questions relating to this policy or security in general please visit our contact page and we will be happy to chat to you.