Privacy is essential to us. We support and comply with the GDPR, the European rules that aims to strengthen personal data protection.
We use SSL for all our applications and cookies for authentication and session data only.
We use Stripe for payment, so your email address and payment information is shared with them. You can view their privacy policies for more details.
We use Amplitude to collect anonymous analytics data to help improve our service over time and Intercom for user support and messaging.
Your Information is never shared with advertisers. We won't keep any of your personal Information if you decide to leave our service and delete your account.
Last updated 1st December, 2019
The Polite Toolbox ("we," "us," or "our") is committed to respecting your privacy and the confidentiality of your personal data. We are not in the business of selling Information about you; we use the Information you share with us for the sole purpose of running and improving our services.
What information is collected or used?
Login credentials upon sign-up
To sign up for The Polite Toolbox, you must provide us with your name and email address and create a username and password. We use this Information to ensure that only you will have access to your account.
Additional profile information
You can add additional Information on your profile besides your username and email address, including (but not limited to) your birthday, gender, the country where you live, as well as a picture of yourself. Once you have registered, you can visit your profile at any time to add or remove personal Information about yourself.
Third party authentication
When you add a service to The Polite Toolbox, we use a technology called OAuth to authorize The Polite Toolbox to access that account. OAuth is a secure protocol that gives us access to your data without actually giving us your password. You can revoke OAuth access either within The Polite Toolbox or within the third party service.
Third party data
For each of the services you authorize The Polite Toolbox to access, we create an index of data from that service. This allows us to aggregate and present the data in one place and provide search, filter, and organizational functionality for it. Data collected may include photographs, music, videos, links to websites, documents, location information, and social network activity. Social network data may include Information you have entered on that site, including your age, hobbies, comments, 'likes,' etc.
Usage and interaction
We collect information about your usage of and interaction with The Polite Toolbox website and Services including computer and connection information, application version, device capability, browser type, language preference, current date and time, bandwidth, statistics on page views, and traffic to and from our websites and services.
We may also collect data pertaining to your "Friends" and list you as a "Follower" on their profile or collect and share other Information for your activity, including (but not limited to) friends you have connected with, upgrades you have made, content you have made public or private, collections you have created, made public or followed, and applications you have installed, removed, created and accessed.
We never link this Information to any personally identifiable information such as your email, name, or any other information that could be used to identify you. This data is used in aggregate to improve the quality of our site and to track usage trends.
Tracking technologies and third party cookie
As part of providing you the Services, we may need to provide you with certain communications (such as service announcements and administrative messages) from time to time. These communications are considered part of the Services and your Polite Toolbox account, which you may not be able to opt-out from receiving.
When you communicate with us electronically, we keep those communications in order to respond to them and improve the quality of our product and our support. We may, from time to time, ask for additional Information for security reasons or to provide specific services to you.
What is your information used for?
The reason we collect Information is to provide you with a reliable, safe, efficient, and personalized experience. The Polite Toolbox collects and uses, or has third party service providers acting on The Polite Toolbox's behalf collecting and using, personal data relating to you, as permitted or necessary to:
deliver services for you,
provide you with help & support,
let you know about service status, updates and faults,
compare information for accuracy,
get your feedback on our services and on how we are doing,
verify your identity,
evolve, enhance and measure The Polite Toolbox sites and services,
set up and undertake The Polite Toolbox's marketing or promotional activities and events.
We do not sell your personal data.
We do not disclose your private information except in the limited following situations:
when we have your consent to do so, such as when you use a third party service to connect to your Polite Toolbox account,
when required to do so by a law regulation or legal request; to protect the safety of any person; to tackle fraud, security or technical issues; or to preserve The Polite Toolbox's rights or property.
We take all reasonable steps to safeguard the security of any information you input or send to us by using secure services and encryption technology, by implementing all necessary security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data. However, please understand that no online security measure can be 100% guaranteed.
Right of access and modification
According to the French data protection law dated 6th January 1978, you have a right to access and modify your personal data stored by The Polite Toolbox. Accordingly, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access to your Personal Information and either to correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes.
To access and modify your personal data, please send an email to [email protected] identifying yourself and the Information you would like us to access, correct, or remove. We may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning Information residing on backup tapes), or for which access is not otherwise required. In any case, where we provide information access and correction, we perform this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort.
The data we are indexing from your third party services can be deleted at any time. To remove services you no longer want to see in your Polite Toolbox please go to your settings. We will delete the third party authentication data and the third party data completely from our servers as fast as is technically feasible - this could take approx 20 minutes. Records of your interaction with The Polite Toolbox may persist in our server and communication logs.
Transfer of your Information outside the EEA
Links to Third Party Services
We do not own or operate the applications available through the Polite Toolbox Application Directory. We do not collect data relating to your use of such third party services. These third-party services may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal Information from you. We encourage you to read such privacy policies of any third-party sites you visit. The Polite Toolbox shall not be liable for wrongful use or disclosure of your personally-identifying Information by any third party.
If you have any questions about privacy: [email protected].