Last Updated: 3/4/2017
Let's cut to the chase. Anytime a product works with your email, your main concern is whether anyone can see your messages or will share your personal information (such as your email address). Indeed, other companies have been beat up on twitter and in various articles for not being straight up about this. So let's be clear: Slimbox cannot read your messages, and we do not share your personal information. But, you ask, how does Slimbox work if it can't read the messages? That's explained next.
Slimbox scans only the headers of your email messages for information that indicates a subscription message (such as unsubscribe links). An email header is simply the information that you don't see in your inbox that tells the computer what type of email it is, when it was sent, who it is from, how likely it is that it might be spam, etc. Some of these things you see (such as the sender), some of these you don't (such as computer code language).
The email header does NOT contain the body (or content) of your message. This is why Slimbox is not able to look at, read, or understand anything in the content of your emails. It simply looks for a few key terms in the email header to try to label a message as a subscription; if that happens, Slimbox moves it out of your inbox and it's listed in the daily summary of your subscription messages.
Because Slimbox scans only the header, it will catch most subscriptions, but not all. If Slimbox had the ability to read your emails, it could certainly catch all your subscriptions, but that's not how we want to operate this product. In short, we don't have access to content of your emails, and we don't want it.
"We" are D2MP Media, LLC, the creators of Slimbox. "We" may also include those we work with to improve the Slimbox experience (or those we later transfer our business or assets to) who will agree to protect your personal information the same way we agree to under this policy.
Naturally, for you to use Slimbox with your email, you have to provide some personal information, such as your email address. Privacy policies typically define "personal information" as data that can be used to uniquely identify or contact a single person. That's a sensible definition, so we will use it as well.
As noted above, we keep your personal information confidential and will not share it or sell it. The whole point of Slimbox is to get subscription messages out of your way, so the last thing we would do is give your email address or other personal information to someone else who could then try to email you or spam you.
Thus, your personal information remains confidential. The only exception is if we are required by law to disclose information.
On the other hand, we obviously have access to generic data regarding the number of Slimbox users, the amount and types of subscription messages Slimbox moves out of inboxes, and the like. This is non-personal information--data that does not tie to any individual user.
Because this non-personal information belongs to us, we can use it, transfer it, and sell it for any purpose, including to better understand our users' behavior and improve Slimbox.
Some information is collected automatically when you use almost any website, such as through browser data and "cookies" that save your preferences. This information might include technical information such as your IP address and usage data regarding the Slimbox site (number of clicks, page views, and the like). This information is either personal or non-personal, and we treat it accordingly (as described in the previous two sections). If it's personal, we keep it confidential and do not sell or transfer it.
We might provide links to other sites for your convenience. Of course, we likely have nothing to do with those sites, so we can't be responsible for their content or privacy practices.
We may update this policy from time to time, and the top of the policy will show when it was updated.
You can email us with questions or comments at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you've read this far, we are impressed with your attention to detail and hope that you found this policy straightforward and understandable.