When using Convo, there are general elements of our service that you should know. First, your network of contacts is defined by your company or organization's email domain. To join a network, you must confirm your email address and it must match the email domain of your company. Additionally, only people in your network can view other member profiles and feeds.
When you use Convo we may collect information regarding your visit from your device. Such information helps us to determine information about how you found our Website, the date that you visited our Service or Website and search engines that may have led you to our Website.
We collect this information in order to continually improve and enhance the functionality of www.Convo.com
Generally, you may provide us with three types of information, User Content, which may include Personal Information, Website and Service Usage Information, both of which are discussed in greater detail below.
We will ask you for your name and email address, both of which you are asked to provide when registering with Convo. Below is a description of some of the ways that you may provide Personal Information to us, as well as further details on how we may use such Personal Information.
Sign-Up and Profile Information
You provide us with Personal Information, such as your name and email address, when you register a Member account with Convo. You may also choose to add information, such as email addresses of the people you work with, in order to invite them to your network.
If you choose to correspond with us via email, we may retain the content of your email messages, your email address and our response to you. In certain cases, and with your permission, we may post content from your emails to us on the Convo Website.
Questionnaires and Surveys
We may occasionally ask users of Convo to complete online surveys and opinion polls about their activities, attitudes and interests. These surveys help us better serve you and improve the usefulness of Convo. In requesting your participation in these surveys, we may ask you to provide your name and email address to us.
We may use "cookies" on or in connection with our Website and Service to maintain information about you. A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. Convo employs the use of both "session" cookies and "persistent" cookies. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close your browser or Convo application. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser or the Convo application on subsequent visits to the Website or use of the Service. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser's directions or by removing it from the following directory:
Mac: ~/user/Library/Preferences/convofy.xxx (where xxx is a string of numbers and letters)
Windows XP: drive:\documents and settings\[username]\application data\convofy.xxx (where xxx is a string of numbers and letters)
Windows Vista/Windows 7: drive:\users\[username]\appdata\roaming\convofy.xxx (where xxx is a string of numbers and letters)
You provide us with Personal Information, such as your name and email address, when you register a Member account with Convo or within the profile settings of the Service. You may also choose to add information, such as a photo, to your profile.
Our Service offers its users the opportunity to share User Content – for instance, on support forums and blogs. If you choose to use these features, you should be aware that any Personal Information you submit through these features can be read, collected, or used by other viewers of these forums and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the Personal Information you choose to submit in these forums.
We utilize an import contacts feature to help you keep in touch with your contacts and other members. We make it easy for you to invite people from your email address book to join you on our Service. You can manually import a file from your email program, mobile phone, or you can provide your email user name and password through a secure OAuth transaction and the Convo program will store your email contacts for you. When you import your contacts, we will ask you if you wish to invite or follow your colleagues from your same domain. If you indicate that you would like to follow them, we will send them an invitation from you (with a return address of no_reply@Convo.com) to activate a Convo account and join the same domain network as you. We may also send reminder messages after the original invitation if we do not hear back from them. People you invite to join the Service may opt out of receiving further emails from Convo as described in the Rights to Opt In/Opt Out section below.
IP Address and Clickstream Data
Our servers automatically collect data about your Internet Protocol address when you use Convo. Our servers may log your IP Address and sometimes your domain name. Our server may also record the referring page that linked you to us (e.g., another website or a search engine); the resources you visit on the service; the website you visit after our Website; other information about the type of web browser, computer, platform, related software and settings you are using; any search terms you have entered on this Service or a referral website; and other web usage activity and data logged by our web servers. We use this information for internal system administration, to help diagnose problems with our servers and to administer our Website and Service. Such information may also be used to gather broad demographic information, such as country of origin and Internet Service Provider. We may also link this information with Personal Information.
Any or all of these activities with regard to the above-described Website and Service Usage Information may be performed on our behalf by our third-party service providers. (See third-parties Sharing Information with Third Parties section below).
You have the right to "opt in" and/or "opt out" of certain of our uses of your Personal Information. For example, if you are prompted to provide Personal Information on this Service or in connection with our communications to you, you may have the opportunity to elect whether you would like to receive such correspondence from us. You may opt out of Convo's promotional e-mails by clicking on the opt-out or "unsubscribe" link within the email you receive. You can also make this request by sending an email to email@example.com, specifying whether: (i) you would like to opt out of receiving promotional correspondence from Convo in general, or just via e-mail, postal mail and/or by phone, and/or whether (ii) you would only like to opt out of certain Convo's e-newsletters or correspondence.
Please understand that if you opt out of receiving promotional correspondence from us, we may still contact you in connection with your relationship, activities, transactions and communications with us.
We will use your Personal and Service Usage Information to respond to your requests and to provide you with our product and service offerings. We may match information collected from you through different means or at different times, including both Personal Information and Website and Service Usage Information, and use such information along with information obtained from other sources, including (without limitation) any of our other websites and third parties. If you choose to import your address book contacts as part of Convo's invitation process, we may store those names and emails and display those with the same domain as your Network to other Network members on the Service in order to customize the Service for you and to enable you and coworkers in your Network to generate subsequent invitations. We may send you notices (for example, in the form of emails, mailings, and the like), and otherwise correspond with you, about products, services, companies, events, sponsored by us and others, that we think might interest you. You may opt out of receiving such notices from us by following the instructions in the Rights to Opt In/Opt Out section above.
We may use third-party partners to help us operate and maintain Convo and deliver our products and services. We may also share your Personal Information and Service and Website Usage Information with our service providers and other third parties ("Affiliated Parties") that provide products or services for or through this Service and Website or for our business (such as website or database hosting companies, address list hosting companies, communications providers, email service providers, analytics companies, distribution companies, fulfillment companies, credit card processing companies and other similar service providers that use such information on our behalf).
Currently, Convo application is hosted on servers provided by Amazon Web Services. At all times, Data remains encrypted in transit and at rest.
We may disclose non-personally identifiable aggregate statistics regarding user behavior as a measure of interest in, and use of, our Service and Website and emails to third parties in the form of aggregate data, such as overall patterns or demographic reports, which do not describe or identify any individual user. Information relating to aggregate statistics may be collected through the use of third-party cookies and other third-party tracking devices.
Legally Compelled Disclosures
We may disclose your Personal Information if required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the law, comply with a judicial or court order or comply with legal process served on us or Affiliated Parties; (b) protect and defend our rights and property, the Service, the Website, the users of the Service and Website, and/or our Affiliated Parties; or (c) act under circumstances to protect the safety of users of our Service, Website, us, or third parties.
In the context of an onward transfer, Convo has responsibility for the processing of personal information it receives under the Privacy Shield and subsequently transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf. Convo shall remain liable under the Principles if its agent processes such personal information in a manner inconsistent with the Principles, unless Convo proves that it is not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.
You retain the right to decline to submit Personal Information through Convo, in which case Convo may not be able to provide certain services to you. However, if you choose to provide Personal Information to Convo, we will provide you with the ability to access, correct, update or delete the Personal Information you have provided to Convo by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond to your request within 30 days. However, before we are able to provide you with any information or correct any inaccuracies, we may ask you to verify your identity and provide other details to help us to respond to your request.
As part of Convo’s integrations with Google Apps, Convo requires users permissions to access their Google Apps data through OAuth2. Currently, Convo offers following Google Apps integrations.
'View your email messages and settings': Convo uses this permission to access user's all resources and their meta data. Convo needs this to access user's mailboxes, read messages, get attachments and meta data. Convo also needs this to subscribe to user's mailboxes to listen for new messages events and to fetch new messages and their details to create posts for the emails inside user's Convo account.
Convo is not directed to children under the age of sixteen and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of sixteen on our Service or Website. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personal information from a visitor under the age of sixteen on our Service or Website, we will delete the information from our records.
Convo uses commercially reasonable and industry standard physical, managerial and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your Personal Information. We also use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption to transmit sensitive information. While Convo endeavors to protect the security and integrity of sensitive Personal Information provided to this Service and Website, due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle, we cannot guarantee that information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our systems or otherwise in our care, will be safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers.
If you contact us by email, you should be aware that your transmission might not be secure. An unaffiliated third party could view information you send by these methods in transit. We will have no liability for disclosure of your information due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties during or after transmission.
In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your Personal Information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we would endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent we have your email address, we may notify you by email. You consent to our use of email as a means of such notification. If you prefer for us to use another method to notify you in this situation, please email us at email@example.com with the alternative contact information you wish to be used.
At any point while we are in possession of or processing your personal data, you, as a user, have the following rights:
All of the above requests will be forwarded on should there be a third party involved in the processing of your personal data.
Convo subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission.
In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, Convo commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information. EU individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield policy should first contact Convo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Convo has further committed to cooperate with the panel established by the EU data protection authorities (DPAs) with regard to unresolved Privacy Shield complaints concerning data transferred from the EU.