Privacy Policy

The genesis of Dooth is protection of your privacy, and individual profiling of you, as a consumer on the Internet. Internet is free and has evolved as a public property. As anything in life, there is cost; novice users, innocent kids are targeted for advertising by gathering their personal information with the intent to make money. While everything is acceptable in moderation but with the evolution of internet in every aspect of our life, we often wonder, how much does many of the free internet services companies has knowledge about you, your family and innocent children and more so how this information could potentially go against them in future. There are abundance of incidents that alerts to remain vigilant but we have no alternatives to the evident problem. Dooth was pioneered with an intent to offer such an alternative.

Dooth is committed to protecting the privacy of all its Web site visitors. We do not share, sell, rent, trade or loan your identifiable or non-identifiable personal data to third parties for any purpose. This Privacy Policy describes how Dooth, Inc. (“Dooth”) treats information that it collects and receives related to your use of Dooth’s services (the “Service”).

This Privacy Policy applies to Dooth services only. Other sites may place their own cookie or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you.

By using this Web site you accept that your visit and any disputes over privacy is subject to this Privacy Policy and to Terms and Conditions of Use (“Terms of Use”), including the limitations on damages, arbitration, and selection of the law of the State of California.

Account Data
To utilize the Service, you must create an account. Setting up an account requires you to provide your phone number, first and last name, a verifiable email address and a encryption key (“Account Data”). Dooth uses this information to identify you as an authorized user. This Account Data is stored on our secure servers. Before you are permitted to create an account, we verify your email address by sending you a welcoming email/text message/phone message with a verification code that you enter when you register for the Service.

You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Account Data. You are responsible for all actions occurring under your account.

Technical Support
If you request technical support online, we will ask you for information necessary to complete the transaction such as your name, email address and information about your computer hardware, software, and the nature of the problem that you are experiencing.

Posts to Support Forum and Blog
Information and communications that you post to our support forum or to our blog are publicly available. If you use the support forum or post to the blog you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums or by the public, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums. Dooth reserves the right to terminate the accounts of visitors who use these services in a manner inconsistent with our Terms of Use.

Information that Dooth Collects and Uses
In addition to Account Data, Dooth collects information about the nature of your usage of the Service which can include: IP addresses of users, recipient email addresses, date/time stamp, Message Metadata and Message Audit Data. “Message Metadata” includes the non-encrypted Subject line, Recipients, and Sender of messages sent and received by Dooth using the Service. “Message Audit Data” includes the date/time stamp a message has been opened or an attachment downloaded, the recipient who made the request and the number of bytes transferred in the request.

Sensitive Message Data (non-encrypted message body and attachment data) is stored on an encrypted file system and only for so long as it takes to encrypt a message.

Dooth uses session cookies in the account establishment process. We also use persistent cookies to enable the “keep me logged in” feature. A session terminates when the user logs out. The session cookies are stored temporarily thereafter and self-destruct after a short period of time (normally within hours). We do not use cookies to store any personally identifiable information. If you would prefer not to accept session cookies, please turn them off in your browser. If you disable cookies, the features of the Service that require the user to be logged in (including sending/decrypting messages) will not function with cookies disabled. We recommend that you close your browser after logging out.

Log files
As is true of most Web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user bases as a whole. We do not link this automatically collected data to personally identifiable information.

This Web site uses Traffic Analytical Tools (TAT), a web analytics service that uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the Web site analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Web site (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by TAT on its servers in anywhere in the World. TAT will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Web site, compiling reports on Web site activity for Web site operators and providing other services relating to Web site activity and internet usage. TAT may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on TAT behalf. TAT will not associate your IP address with any other data held by TAT. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this Web site. By using this Web site, you consent to the processing of data about you by such TAT in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Information Sharing and Disclosure
Except as described in following paragraphs of this div, Dooth will not share your Account Data, Message Metadata, or Sensitive Message Data with third parties unless you have consented to the disclosure or Dooth believes the disclosure is necessary to (1) comply with the law or with a judicial proceeding, subpoena, warrant court order, or legal process, (2) protect and defend our rights and property, (3) protect our customers or users, including from misuse or unauthorized use of the Service, or (4) protect the safety or property of our employees, customers, users or others. Dooth may have to disclose information to third parties when required by law or under the good-faith belief that such disclosure is necessary in order to conform to applicable law, or to comply with legal process served on Dooth. Under such circumstances, Dooth may be prohibited by law, court order or other legal process from providing notice of the disclosure, and Dooth reserves the right to not provide such notice in its sole discretion.

Dooth may disclose or transfer your Account Data, Message Metadata, or log files (1) to its corporate affiliates (for example its subsidiaries or parent corporation), (2) to its service providers (like hosting services), but only for their use to provide services to Dooth, or (3) to an acquirer in connection with the sale of the business or assets of Dooth. Dooth will require its corporate affiliates and service providers that receive Account Data or Message Metadata to limit their use and disclosure of your information to the purposes for which you provided it. Dooth may collect and provide to third parties aggregated statistics about our customers, sales, usage patterns, and related information that do not include personally identifying information.

Upon accessing a message sent using Dooth, the sender of the message may receive a notification that you have opened the message and may view details including the date/time an email was opened, the number of times a request was made to read the message and/or download attachments, and the number of bytes that were transferred when reading the message and/or downloading attachments.

If your use of Dooth is paid for by your employer or another third party under a Dooth Corporate plan, we may disclose your email address and information about your Dooth usage to the owner and administrators of your corporate account for billing and auditing purposes. This information may include the number of email messages sent using Dooth and the list of recipients, subject, and size of the combined text body and attachments of those email messages.

Communications from the Dooth Site
Newsletters. If you opt-in on the account registration, we use this information to send you email communications, including informative newsletters about Dooth product upgrades, product updates and new products and services. You may opt out of receiving such communications by following the instructions included in each newsletter.
Service-related announcements. We will send you strictly service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send you an email. Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option to deactivate your account.

Customer service. We will communicate with you by email in response to your inquiries, to provide the service you request, and to manage your account.

Dooth limits access to Account Data, Message, and other contents, or log files to Dooth personnel and service providers who need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs. We have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Information we collect is stored in a secure manner that is only accessible only by authorized Dooth personnel or service providers and is only disclosed under the provisions of this Privacy Policy.

Users log into the Service using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Encryption key, and Passwords are encrypted before they are transmitted and are stored encrypted.
Email processing is done by automatic processes. Dooth employees do not examine the contents of customer email except when Dooth in its discretion determines that it is required by law or government agency, or as permitted by the client. When you send an email message using our Service our secure systems encrypt the Sensitive Message Data (message body text and attachments) and transmit the encrypted data. The encryption key required to decrypt the email data is sent to the recipient(s). Our servers do not retain the encryption keys in any form. The decryption process is automated and involves the secure transmission of the encryption key to Dooth’s servers. The key data persists for only the lifetime of a decryption request and is never written to disk, logged, nor retained beyond the span of a single request. Dooth has no access to decrypt the encrypted content of any messages beyond the life of a decryption request and does not store the decrypted contents of messages when decrypted by Dooth for recipients.

Children’s Personal Information
The Dooth Web site complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”). Dooth does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 through the Service. In addition, in the event that a user identifies himself or herself as a child under the age of 13 within the Service, Dooth will not collect, store or use any personal information of such user. Further, in the event that Dooth receives personal information that Dooth discovers was provided by a child under the age of 13, Dooth will promptly delete such personal information in a secure manner.

Links to Third Party Sites.

As a convenience to you, we may provide links to third-party web sites from within the Service. Dooth is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these third-party sites.

Access/Removal of Your Personal Information
If you want us to remove your Account Data or from our database, or would like to access the information that was collected from you, please contact us using the contact information provided below.

Opt out
If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications, you may opt out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter.

Changes in this Privacy Policy
If we decide to alter our privacy policy disclosures, we will post those material changes to this privacy statement, the home page, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.

Contact Us
If you have any questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy or our information collection practices, please contact us by sending an email to compliance -AT- Dooth will respond to personal information change requests within 7 days of receiving such requests.

Our goal is to respect your privacy. To help us improve our Privacy Policy, Dooth welcomes your comments and questions.