What Data Does Postbox, Inc. Collect?
Postbox, Inc. knows that you care about how your personal information is used and shared, and we take your privacy seriously.
In general, information that is automatically collected is used in aggregate, so that we can do things like capacity plan and identify trends that may exist across our entire user base. Personally identifiable information is only transmitted once you explicitly submit a form, such as a purchase, feature request, support request, etc.
Postbox, Inc. does not have access to your email account data or your passwords, that is between you and your provider. :)
Postbox, Inc. collects data in the following ways:
- Postbox Store — We collect enough information to authorize your Postbox purchase. Customer records are stored at one of our eCommerce providers, FastSpring, Braintree (PayPal) or Stripe, leaders in the eCommerce industry. For more information, please visit the privacy pages for FastSpring, Braintree (PayPal) and Stripe.
- Website — We collect data in aggregate about visitors to our websites, for example, IP address, date, etc., using Google Analytics. This is a common practice for most websites. Personally identifiable information is not collected, unless you are explicitly submitting a form (purchase, feature request, support request, etc.).
- Preferences/Options > General > Start Page — This page, hosted from our website, loads when you first start Postbox, and is subject to the same data collection methods/policies as our website, specified above. You can opt out by deleting or selecting a different start page URL.
- Preferences/Options > Privacy > Help make Postbox better by sending anonymous usage statistics — These are anonymous statistics that are sent to Postbox, Inc. You can opt out by deselecting this setting.
- Preferences > Privacy > Block reported e-mail scams — If this is enabled, Postbox downloads a list malicious URLs from Google's Safe Browsing Service, and then compares the links in your messages to the links in the file downloaded from Google. If a match is found, Postbox displays a warning. The matching process occurs within Postbox on your local machine, so no personal data is transmitted to Google or to Postbox, Inc. in support of this feature.
- Preferences > Advanced > Update — Postbox can query our update servers for newer versions of Postbox or Add-ons. De-select these options to opt out.
- Profile Photos — When Postbox first starts, it attempts to download any profile photos it finds from the Web Services you've enabled. Then, when a message is received, it tries to match the sender with the local database of profile photos. The matching occurs within Postbox on your local machine, and no e-mail data or individual photo requests are transmitted to Postbox, Inc. or the Web Service.
- Crashlytics — If Postbox detects a problem, it may send machine and application data to Crashlytics so that we can identify trends that may exist across all Postbox users. There is no mechanism to opt-out of Crashlytics at this time.