Last updated: April 2020
The information we gather or process is used solely for the core functionality of Boost and to improve the quality and security of our service. Your information isn’t and has never been sold to third parties.
What information is being stored, or accessed?
Boost account information
Your name, email, account settings, and extension data (such as to-dos and links) are transferred and stored securely, solely for your usage within our extension and not shared with any other third parties, except as specified in this policy.
To upgrade to Boost Premium, your credit card number, credit card expiration date, security code, name, country, and postal code are required. All payment processing is done through a PCI compliant third party (Stripe, Inc.). When paying by a credit card, the card details do not pass through our servers, they are sent directly to Stripe and are stored securely, as per their Privacy and Security policies.
To perform requested changes to or inquiries about your Boost Premium account (cancelling, refunding, or changing payment details), authorized members of Boost’s support team could potentially view payment-related information contained in Stripe’s databases (this is limited to billing name, billing address, postal code, the last four digits of credit card(s), and credit card expiry date(s)) while accessing subscription information via Stripe’s payment dashboard. This information will only be accessed upon your request.
Data accessible through WebExtensions API
WebExtension APIs used within Chrome Extensions have fine-grained permission levels that are enforced by the Web Browser, restricting information that our extension has access to within your Browser. The Boost extension can only access specific information that you have explicitly granted permission for. We can not and do not track your browsing history.
Additional optional permissions may be requested when you enable specific features. When you enable a feature that requests an optional permission, your Web Browser will make it clear what permission(s) are being requested. The feature will be accessible once you choose to allow the requested permission(s).
Feature usage data
To improve the content, features, and overall experience of the extension, we gather and log data on how our users access and use Boost. For example, we may log actions like playing a video, scheduling a Boost, or updating a setting.
Some of this usage data is sent to Google Analytics. In these cases, we do not send any identifying information that could be correlated with your account. We also make use of their IP anonymization feature to prevent your IP from being associated with your usage data.
What vendors/sub-processors do you use?
We use several vendors/sub-processors to conduct various aspects of our business.
Firebase: Firebase powers our core Cloud infrastructure (providing the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, and other related technology required to run Boost). The bulk of our user data is hosted in Firebase.
Stripe: Credit card data, payments, and renewals are processed by Stripe.
Unsplash: Some photos/backgrounds are retrieved from Unsplash. A request is made from your IP address to download photos.
Google Analytics: Google Analytics is an industry-standard third-party analytics service that we use to better understand the usage and performance of our service(s). The information is anonymized so that it is not tied to your IP address.
What are my rights concerning my personal data?
By using Boost, you may exercise the following rights:
The right to refuse to provide your personal data: The voluntary Personal Data you provide to us is an integral part of your use of Boost. You can choose to forego the provision of that data, but you will be restricted from using our services.
The right to access and modify your personal data: Through your use of Boost, you can access and amend your data at any time. This includes changing your email, name, and payment information on your Profile page. As well as adding, editing and deleting other Boost data like your scheduled Boosts, preferences, and liked Boosts.
The right to be forgotten: You can manually delete your account by clicking Delete my account on your Boost account’s Profile page at any time. See the “What happens to my data when I delete my account?” section below to learn more about the deletion process.
The right to obtain your personal data: Upon request, we will provide a data export of all your data stored in our system. If you wish to receive an export of your data or have any problems deleting your account, please contact us.
The right to submit a complaint: If you have a complaint about how your Personal Data is handled, please contact us. After submitting a complaint, we will reply within five (5) business days to confirm that we have received your complaint. After receiving your complaint, we will investigate it and provide you with our response within two (2) weeks.
The right to submit a complaint with a data protection authority: If you are a resident of the European Union, and you are not satisfied with the outcome of the complaint submitted to us, you have the right to lodge a complaint with your local data protection authority.
What happens to my data when I delete my account?
Upon account deletion, your account is flagged as deleted and your data is no longer accessible. This data is stored for a grace period (90 days) to allow for account recovery in the case of accidental or malicious deletion, or your desire to reopen your account. Upon request, you can expedite the process of performing a hard delete to remove all of your personal data from our databases. After a hard delete, your data will be deleted from our system, but could still be present in encrypted database backups for up to an additional 35 days.
To request an expedited hard delete, please contact us.
Is my data secure?
Data security is a priority at all times. We use a Tier 1 cloud provider to run our operations (Firebase, run on Google Cloud Platform).
All data communication in transit to and from our servers is secured using HTTPS/TLS. All Boost domains have HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) enabled and are in the HSTS Preload list on the major browsers supporting this feature.
All data in our databases and their associated backups are encrypted at rest.