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) and data. 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 or data. The only data we will share is the total number of Slimbox users (we want to be able to brag about that!). We use Fathom Analytics — an analytics service based on user privacy — to see our website statistics, and Fathom does not track or store any user data.
This is why we charge $1 per month for Slimbox. We believe that your personal information and data should remain entirely yours. Instead of selling your personal information to keep Slimbox running, we charge this small fee. Many companies have privacy policies that go on at length (and with that nauseating legalese) about how your personal information and data is used to tailor ads and content. We don’t do that. And we don’t allow ads.
Thus, your personal information remains confidential. The only exception is if we are required by law to disclose information.
But, you ask, how does Slimbox work if it can't read the messages? That's explained next.
Slimbox scans only the underlying code in 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.
The email header does NOT contain the body (or content) of your message. Slimbox does not look at, read, or understand anything in the content of your emails. It simply scans the code of the email header to try to label a message as clutter (e.g., subscription-style message); if that happens, Slimbox presents you with the option to move such clutter from that sender out of your inbox and have it listed in the daily summary of your clutter messages.
Google has strict limits on how your data can be used from restricted Gmail scopes, such as the "modify" scope that enables access to the underlying code of email headers Slimbox needs to identify your clutter. Google’s strict limitations on use of data fit with ours: As stated above, we simply don’t share your personal information or data. And in particular, the following restrictions apply to use of access to your data:
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.
"We" are D2MP Media, LLC, the creators of Slimbox.
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.Last Updated: 1/29/2019