Virgil Security is Ready for GDPR

Virgil Security is Ready for GDPR

Rebecca Yarbrough — May 18th, 2018

The time has come for the world to take data privacy seriously. Virgil Security was founded for that very thing – to deliver privacy to all people on the internet via easy-to-use tools that any developer has access to.

Virgil is happy to announce that we’re ready for GDPR. And we’re here to help all developers be more than just ready. See how we’re doing it ourselves.

What makes us GDPR-ready?

  1. We’re minimalists.

    1. We don’t collect more data that what we need. When you sign up for a Virgil account, we don’t even ask your name. All we need is your email address in order to contact you about your account or with relevant product information.
    2. Even though it sometimes feel awkward to send you an email without even having your name, we believe this is the way to do it.
  2. We’re only using GDPR-ready providers to store customer and account data.

    1. We store your account data in AWS, Intercom, MailChimp, PieSync, Zapier, Pipedrive and Zoom. They’re all GDPR-ready.
    2. Data that we keep about you:
      1. Your email address
      2. Your first and last name if you gave it to us at an event or via webinar registration
      3. The date when you signed up for a Virgil account. We keep this data for direct business purposes like billing, customer service, etc.
      4. Your product interests collected via live conversation or explicit signup forms, and Virgil webinar history. We keep this data to make sure that we only send you information that’s helpful to you.
      5. The number of Virgil cards (keys) your account has, number of apps and API calls. We use this data for specific business purposes like billing, customer service and more functions directly related to your use of our tech.
      6. The date of your last API call. We keep this data to know how you’re getting on with using your account and to help you use the product.
  3. We let you be forgotten.

    1. Send us an email to [email protected] and we’ll delete all your personal data from our systems.
  4. We only contact you with relevant updates and we don’t give your information out to third-party marketers.

    1. Whenever we send you a message, it always falls into one of the following categories:
      1. We need to speak with you about your account: you’ve signed up but haven’t used your account yet, you’re past due, credit card expired, etc.
      2. We have an upcoming product feature that we believe you’re interested in,
      3. We have an upcoming event/webinar that we believe would be a good match to your interests.
      4. And we enable you to unsubscribe from newsletters at the bottom of the emails.
  5. We don’t provide services to anyone under the age of 16.

    1. We’re planning on launching a special youth education program in the future, but for now, we’re not allowing people under 16 to sign up for a Virgil account or to be in our system.
  6. We have an EU-based data protection representative.

    1. Our team is spread over the US, Ukraine and Russia. To comply with Article 27, we appointed an EU-based data protection representative - DPR.
  7. We go above and beyond GDPR.

    1. The Virgil Security team works day in and day out to empower developers to secure their data, so it only makes sense for our internal practices to go above and beyond GDPR’s requirements. from breaches Our data security practices go beyond GDPR, because it only makes sense for a team dedicated to securing the Internet . We’re committed to teaching customers how to protect their customers’ passwords and personal data from breaches. Check out our Pythia password security tech and our End-to-End Encrypted Chat SDKs that you should be already using to protect your end-users’ data!

Email Rebecca at Virgil Security dot com with questions or suggestions.

Want to learn more about the Virgil Security products? Sign up for a free Virgil account and join our Slack community to start a conversation.

Virgil Security, Inc. is a stack of security libraries and all the necessary infrastructure to enable seamless, end-to-end encryption for any application, platform or device.

We guide software developers into the forthcoming security world in which everything will be encrypted (and passwords will be eliminated). In this world, the days of developers having to raise millions of dollars to build secure chat, secure email, secure file-sharing, or a secure anything have come to an end. Now developers can instead focus on building features that give them a competitive market advantage while end-users can enjoy the privacy and security they increasingly demand.

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