How is my personal calendar and contact information kept private and secure when it is being synchronized through your Internet-based server?
The personal information you provide when you subscribe to ClearSync and that you maintain in your ClearSync User Account, the calendar and contact resources you share with others – and others share with you – are synchronized with the ClearSync Server (including through the Wireless Refresh), privately and securely as follows:
ClearSync and Tanner Research, Inc. take very seriously our responsibility and commitment to protect the privacy and security of both your personal ClearSync Subscription & User Account information and the data you synchronize to and store on the Internet-based ClearSync Server.
We will never divulge nor allow third party access to any of your personal information or data for any purpose without your express prior consent, unless we are, in good faith, required to do so by law.
ClearSync User Account
A uniquely encoded and private ClearSync User Name and password-protected ClearSync User Account and associated My ClearSync Home page & data files are automatically created on the ClearSync website and the Internet-based ClearSync Servers when you subscribe to one of the ClearSync service levels. Only you, and anyone you give your User Name and Password to, have access to the information associated your Account and to the resources that you publish to the ClearSync Server for the purpose of sharing with others or with yourself from multiple computers or directly from a wireless-enabled PDA / handheld or smartphone.
ClearSync Sharing Groups
You control which groups of people have access to the resources you choose to share with them through the ClearSync Sharing Groups you create or join through your ClearSync User Account. The Sharing Group creator is the default Sharing Group Administrator who determines who is invited to join the Sharing Group and therefore have access to the resources that you and the other Sharing Group members share through the Sharing Group. The Administrator can also assign Administrative rights to other members, remove both individual resources and members they no longer wish to have in the Sharing Group, change the Sharing Group name & description, and delete the Sharing Group from the ClearSync Server.
ClearSync Calendars & Contact Lists
Every ClearSync user can designate the calendars and contact lists (categories) they own which they wish to share with others to be published to the ClearSync Server as Read / Write or Read Only resources. Read Only calendars can also be made Private, which causes all synced event descriptions to appear to subscribers as **PRIVATE**.
Individual event and contact records that you have marked as “Private” do not get uploaded when you synchronize to the ClearSync Server. This means that subscribers to your personal calendar, and any other calendars you create, and any contact lists (categories) you create will never see these “Private” events or contact entries.
ClearSync Data Encryption During Synchronization
When ClearSync Gold Subscribers synchronize to the Internet-based ClearSync Server from a desktop computer / PC, the data being transmitted is protected by SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption. SSL is a protocol that Netscape developed for transmitting private documents over the Internet and is widely used by many websites to obtain confidential user information, such as credit card numbers.
ClearSync Wireless Sync, the ability to perform a full synchronization of all published and shared resources directly with the ClearSync Server via wireless-enabled smartphones and PDAs / handhelds, will include SSL encryption when it becomes available in a future ClearSync release.