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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.