Privacy Policy

Before using our software please read our privacy policy

The company eM Client s.r.o., Identification number: 24836940, with its registered seat at Thámova 18, Prague 8, 186 00, Czech Republic ("Company" or "we") knows that you care about how your personal information is used and shared, and we take your privacy seriously. Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy ("Policy").

PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT INFORMATION

MUST READ SECTIONS: We draw your attention in particular to the sections titled "International Data Transfer" and "Your Rights."

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY: We will post any modifications or changes to the Policy on our Services. We reserve the right to modify the Policy at any time, so we encourage you to review it frequently. The "Last Updated" legend above indicates when this Policy was last changed. If we make any material change(s) to the Policy, we will notify you via email prior to such change(s) taking effect.

For the purposes of this Policy

  • "Application" means a desktop software application labelled eM Client provided to you
  • "Site" refers to Company’s website emclient.com
  • "Services" means Application and any other Company’s products and services provided to you in connection with your use of the Application or access of the Site
By using or accessing the Services offered by Company in connection therewith you acknowledge and accept the practices and policies outlined in this Policy.

What is personal data?

We collect information about you in a range of forms, including personal data. As used in this Policy, "personal data" has a meaning defined in the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European parliament and of the Council ("GDPR") and any successor legislation, this includes any information which, either alone or in combination with other information we hold about you, identifies you as an individual, including, for example, your name, postal address, email address and telephone number.

Who is the controller of your personal data?

Controller of all your personal data processed in connection with your use of the Services is the Company.

1. PURPOSES OF PROCESSING

Why do we need your personal data?

We will only process your personal data in accordance with applicable data protection and privacy laws. We need certain personal data in order to provide you with access to the Services.

What is the legal basis for processing?

Processing of your personal data in the Application is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you as the data subject are a party if you purchased the Application with a Personal License or activated Free License or Trial License. Processing of your personal data in the Application as a user registered under a Business License is based on a legitimate interest of the Company which performs the license agreement concluded with the third-party that authorized your use of the Application. For processing of your personal data processing through cookies, we rely on the consent you provided when you accessed our Site. For any other means and purposes of processing of your personal data in connection with use of our Services we rely on the legitimate interest of the Company to deliver and improve the quality of the Services and communicate new offers to our clients.

2. COLLECTING YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We process the following personal data provided directly by you or third parties, collected from you or resulting from your activities when using the Services:

Information You Give Us. This includes:

  • your name, postal address, country of your residence and e-mail which you provide when you purchase a Personal License for the Application;
  • your name, name of the organization or company you represent, e-mail, postal address, city and country of the registered seat of the organization or the company, when you purchase the Software under a Business License model;
  • your name, country of your residence and e-mail which you provide when you register for a Free License for the Application using the Site;
  • your username, password and e-mail when you register to the discussion forum on the Site;
  • the personal data that may be contained in any video, comment or other submissions you upload or post on the customer forum on the Site;
  • the personal data you provide in connection with our promotions we run on the Services;
  • the personal data you provide when you report a problem with our Services or when we provide you with customer support on our customer forum or our VIP technical support;
  • the personal data you provide when you make a purchase through our Services;
  • the personal data you provide when you communicate with us by phone, email or otherwise
  • the unique identifier calculated from your hardware configuration we use for validating of your license to use the Application;
  • the primary e-mail address set up and synchronized within the Application. This primary e-mail address is used for identification of the computer to allow advanced services such as Server settings feature offered in our License manager. This information can also be used for verification of the use of the Application in accordance with the selected license model.

Information You Never Give Us. Our Application allows users to set up accounts to online services such as Google Workspace, iCloud, Office365 and other services. For its operation, it needs to cache some of this data content on your own device. However, with the sole exception specified below the Company never retrieves and has no access to the content of your emails. This includes e-mails, calendars, tasks, notes, contacts and chat messages.

The optional "push notifications" feature on the mobile version of the Application requires a certain set of personal data in order to work properly. This includes your e-mail address, encrypted login and password or a special authorization token generated with your account, subject (header) of the received e-mail message and e-mail address of its sender to be delivered and displayed on your mobile device.
For more information about the security and processing of your data when using push notifications feature activated on the mobile version of the Application, please visit https://www.emclient.com/push-notifications

Information We Get from Others. We may also get information about you and your purchase of the Application from our resellers or business partners, in case you purchased the license to the Application through them. The scope of information is identical to the information provided when you purchase a Personal License or Business License, as specified above.

Information Automatically Collected. We automatically log information about you and your computer or mobile device when you access our Services. For example, when visiting our Site, we log your computer or mobile device operating system name and version, manufacturer and model, browser type, browser language, screen resolution, the website you visited before browsing to our Services, pages you viewed, how long you spent on a page, access times and information about your use of and actions on our Services. We collect this information about you using cookies. Please refer to the sections on cookies, Flash Technology, and Pixel Tags below. When you use the AI feature integrated with the Application, we collect and process only identification of your hardware (HWGUID). For more information on Microsoft Azure OpenAI feature, please see the Section 16 of this Policy.

Automated Decision Making and Profiling. We may use automated decision making and/or profiling regarding your personal data for some Services, for example by providing you with relevant features suggestion or by offering you a custom promotional offer based on your email information and behavior inside our Services. You can request a manual review of the accuracy of an automated decision that you are unhappy with or limit or object to such automated decision making and/or profiling by contacting us at [email protected].

3. COOKIES

What are cookies?

We may collect information using "cookies." Cookies are small data files stored on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device by a website. We may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer or mobile device until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on our Services.

We use two broad categories of cookies: (1) first-party cookies, served directly by us to your computer or mobile device, which are used only by us to recognize your computer or mobile device when it revisits our Services; and (2) third-party cookies, which are served by service providers on our Services, and can be used by such service providers to recognize your computer or mobile device when it visits other websites.

Cookies we use

Our Services use the following types of cookies for the purposes set out below:

Type of cookie

Purpose

Essential Cookies

These cookies are essential to provide you with services available through our Services and to enable you to use some of its features.

Without these cookies, the services that you have asked for cannot be provided, and we only use these cookies to provide you with those services.

Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow our Services to remember choices you make when you use our Services. The purpose of these cookies is to provide you with more personal experience and to avoid you having to re-enter your preferences every time you visit our Services.

Analytics and Performance Cookies

These cookies are used to collect information about traffic to our Services and how users use our Services. The information gathered does not identify any individual visitor. It includes the number of visitors to our Services, the websites that referred them to our Services, the pages they visited on our Services, the features they used on our Services, what time of day they visited our Services, whether they have visited our Services before, and other similar information. We use this information to help operate our Services more efficiently, to gather broad demographic information and to monitor the level of activity on our Services.

We use Google Analytics, Google Optimize, and Smartlook for this purpose. Those providers use their own cookies. It is only used to improve how our Services works.

You can find out more about how Google protects your data here: https://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html.

You can prevent the use of Google Analytics relating to your use of our Services by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB

Targeted and advertising cookies

These cookies track your browsing habits to enable us to show advertising which is more likely to be of interest to you. These cookies use information about your browsing history to group you with other users who have similar interests. Based on that information, and with our permission, third-party advertisers can place cookies to enable them to show adverts which we think will be relevant to your interests while you are on third party websites.

Social Media Cookies

These cookies are used when you share information using a social media sharing button or "like" button on our Services or you link your account or engage with our content on or through a social networking website such as Facebook, Twitter or Google+. The social network will record that you have done this.

Disabling cookies

You can reject the use of non-essential cookies, individually or completely, using the decline option located on the cookie banner on the Site. Alternatively, you can disable the cookies through your browser settings. In order to disable cookies via your browser settings, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the "settings," "help" "tools" or "edit" facility). Many browsers are set to accept cookies until you change your settings.

If you do not accept our cookies, you may experience some inconvenience in your use of our Services. For example, we may not be able to recognize your computer or mobile device and you may need to log in every time you visit our Services.

4. PIXEL TAGS

We may also use pixel tags (which are also known as web beacons and clear GIFs) on our Site to track the actions of users on our Services. Unlike cookies, which are stored on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device by a website, pixel tags are embedded invisibly on webpages. Pixel tags measure the success of our marketing campaigns and compile statistics about usage of the Services so that we can manage our content more effectively. The information we collect using pixel tags is not linked to our users’ personal data.

5. USING YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We may use your personal data as follows:

  • to provide, maintain, and improve our Services;
  • to manage your account, including to communicate with you regarding your account, if you have an account on our Services;
  • to operate and manage our promotions you participate in on our Services;
  • to respond to your comments and questions and to provide customer service;
  • to send information including technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages;
  • with your consent, to send you marketing e-mails about upcoming promotions, and other news, including information about products and services offered by us and our affiliates. You may opt-out of receiving such information at any time: such marketing emails tell you how to "opt-out." Please note, even if you opt out of receiving marketing emails, we may still send you non-marketing emails. Non-marketing emails include emails about your account with us (if you have one) and our business dealings with you;
  • if eM Client has justified doubts about non-commercial use of software activated with free/non-commercial use activation key, it may contact the customer at the e-mail address registered with the corresponding license or the e-mail address provided by the user to resolve the issue.
  • to process payments you make via our Services;
  • to link or combine user information with other personal data;
  • as we believe necessary or appropriate (a) to comply with applicable laws; (b) to comply with lawful requests and legal process, including to respond to requests from public and government authorities; (c) to enforce our Policy; and (d) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of you or others; and
  • as described in the "Sharing of your Personal Data" section below.

6. SHARING YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We may share your personal data as follows:

  • Third Parties Designated by You. We may share your personal data with third parties where you have provided your consent to do so.
  • Our Third Party Service Providers. We may share your personal data with our third party service providers as processors of your personal data, who provide services such as data analysis, payment processing, information technology, and related infrastructure provision, customer service, email delivery, auditing, and other similar services. These third parties are only permitted to process your personal data to the extent necessary to enable them to provide their services to us. They are required to follow our express instructions and to comply with appropriate security measures to protect your personal data. We have entered into a Data Processing Agreement with each processor of personal data according to the Article 28 GDPR.
  • Affiliates. We may share some of your personal data with our affiliates which identifies you when you access the Site using an external affiliate link and purchase a License for our Application.
  • Corporate Restructuring. We may share personal data when we do a business deal, or negotiate a business deal, involving the sale or transfer of all or a part of our business or assets. These deals can include any merger, financing, acquisition, or bankruptcy transaction or proceeding.
  • Other Disclosures. We may share personal data as we believe necessary or appropriate: (a) to comply with applicable laws; (b) to comply with lawful requests and legal process, including to respond to requests from public and government authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements; (c) to enforce our Policy; and (d) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of you or others.

7. ANONYMOUS DATA

When we use the term "anonymous data," we are referring to data and information that does not permit you to be identified or identifiable, either alone or when combined with any other information available to a third party.

We may create anonymous data from the personal data we receive about you and other individuals whose personal data we collect. Anonymous data might include analytics information and information collected by us using cookies. We make personal data into anonymous data by excluding information (such as your name) that makes the data personally identifiable to you. We use this anonymous data to analyze usage patterns in order to make improvements to our Services.

8. THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES

Our Services may contain links to third party websites and features. This Policy does not cover the privacy practices of such third parties. These third parties have their own privacy policies and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for their websites, features or policies. Please read their privacy policies before you submit any data to them.

9. USER GENERATED CONTENT

You may share personal data with us when you submit user-generated content to our Services, [including via our forums, message boards, blogs and social networks profiles on our Services].

Please note that any information you post or disclose on our Services will become public information, and will be available to other users of our Services and to the general public. We urge you to be very careful when deciding to disclose your personal data, or any other information, on our Services. Such personal data and other information will not be private or confidential once it is published on our Services.

If you provide feedback to us, we may use and disclose such feedback on our Services. If you have provided your consent to do so, we may post your first and last name along with your feedback on our Services.

10. INTERNATIONAL DATA TRANSFER

Your information, including personal data that we collect from you, may be transferred to, stored at and processed by us and our affiliates and other third parties outside the country in which you reside, including, but not limited to the United States, where data protection and privacy regulations may not offer the same level of protection as in other parts of the world. For transfers of personal data to the recipients in the United States we rely on the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework and under conditions specified in Chapter V. GDPR. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Policy.

This document was last updated on July 2, 2024