Effective date: 3/1/2020

Privacy & Security

This page is meant to make it easy to understand what data we do collect, don’t collect, where that data goes, and how it’s used and secured, and is subject to our Privacy Policy. It’s our aim to be as transparent as possible about our approach to security and maintain a set of principles we hold ourselves to as it relates to the privacy of your data:

  1. We collect a limited amount of data about your interactions. This data includes the time you accessed that page, its URL, and the title of the page you’re interacting with. We do not capture the full page content.
  2. We don’t offer admins any direct access to reports about individuals. All data they can interact with is aggregated at the team or company level to ensure your personal privacy.
  3. We hash your data in our analytics. To add an additional level of privacy, all analytics data is associated with a special code called a hash rather than your name or user ID. Your company can not access this hash, but this helps to ensure anonymity.

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.