Welcome SSL/TLS and Good-Bye Facebook

We know that you like to keep your private data private. And our software and processes are designed to keep it that way. Here’s what we’ve done recently to protect your privacy and security as well as our own integrity in these matters:

  • Data protection iconOur website and all of its subdomains use SSL/TLS encryption now. You’ll notice that they use https: instead of http: and all common browsers show a padlock icon or similar in the address bar when you visit them. If they don’t please let us know.
  • We have unpublished our Facebook page. While sharing personal data with other companies is well covered by their terms of service we don’t like the idea. We believe that the service should be the product, not the user. So we’ve followed Elon Musk’s lead.
  • We’ve updated our Privacy page with information about the EU General Data Protection Regulation. We’ll continue to amend this page and notify you here via our blog should there be any changes from our side in the future.

We only store personal information related to purchases in our online shop so that we can, e.g., resend you your license code if needed. Our software never shares any data with us except for anonymized usage statistics and crash logs. And this only if you purchased them in the App Store and agreed to sharing this information with developers.

If you have any questions on what data we store and why, or why not, please feel free to contact us.

3 Responses to “Welcome SSL/TLS and Good-Bye Facebook”

  1. frobgoblin says:

    As usual, DEVONthink is at the forefront of security, and I really appreciate your putting security and customer privacy at the center of your business model instead of tacking it on as an afterthought. I wrote a little on my website recently about DEVONthink and security to let people know about all of he other concrete and effective measures you’ve taken. Keep up the good work!


  2. Hartmut Schwensen says:

    I like your approach. Firefox handles FaceBook as malware. Which it actually is. Keep us protected from malware.

  3. Steffi says:

    Hi Eric,

    really appreciate this move and I am happy to see that data protection gets more important for everyone.