Below is a simple visual explanation of how we collect data about the pages you visit. You’ll note that (A) we only collect data from applications you or your company has registered within Variance and only store that data when (B) you’ve opted to store analytics data for that application. Similarly, we collect some data about clicks on pages within these applications, but steps (A) and (B) are a constant in our data collection pipeline.
We use that analytics data to provide insights into the tools the organization is using and the ways in which they’re being used. All that data is aggregated at the team level and never available at the individual level.
Recent/Search data is only provided back to you as part of our overlay. You can find it in recent items as well as available via the search interface. No one but you has access to your recent items or search data.
In addition to our own principles, we are committed to following the best practice principles of “Privacy by Design”.
Finally, when it comes to data security we follow industry-standard security practices: All data is encrypted in transfer via SSL and data in our databases is encrypted at rest.