May 22, 2018
GDPR and Flinto
GDPR or "General Data Protection Regulation" is a new set of rules for businesses that operate in the EU concerning their use of customer data.
What we have changed
- We do not currently use social media buttons which track your browsing behavior
- We do not currently use common analytics tools because we are uncomfortable with their tracking of your behavior
- We currently store very little customer information, what we do store is probably what you would expect, information strictly necessary for carrying out our services
- We have removed some data we determined that we can do without such as your IP address
- We changed the way we identify your machine (for validating Flinto for Mac installations) so that it is hashed, rendering it unreadable to anyone with access to our database.
- We now automatically delete student ID photos which are shared with us for validating student status for educational discounts
- We will stop collecting names and email addresses when licensing Flinto for Mac
We think these changes will make it even safer to be a Flinto customer. We have built our business in such a way that your personal data is unimportant to us. Our only goal is to make a useful product and for our customers purchase it, we can do that without invasive data collection.