Great news: in order to work, DaisyDisk doesn’t need to collect your personal data, and we try really hard to avoid that as much as we can. It’s just a disk tool, after all! 😀
To analyze your disk space usage, DaisyDisk scans metadata of your file system — namely, file names and sizes (without content) — and all data stays on your local computer. Nothing is sent out to the network.
We do use some bits of information about you for things like license management, and we want to be clear about what data we need and why.
Personal data we use
In free trial mode:
In registered mode:
None of the above data is exposed online or passed to third parties, we use it solely for our internal license management purposes.
Marketing communication (optional)
We may occasionally use your email address (and your name if we have it) that you give us when you purchase a license or activate a free trial, to send you personalized notices and reminders about important updates, promos and time-limited discounts for our products. Besides, once in a while, we may send some hand-picked deals, which we arrange with fellow Mac developers and that we have assessed will be beneficial to you as a customer. You can unsubscribe from any or all our emails at any moment, using the unsubscribe link in each email.
Our online advertising
Just like any other online business we have to buy ads on other websites, particularly on Facebook, Twitter and Google Seach. To make our ad budget more efficient, we want to target our ads only to people who already visited our website. This technique is called “remarketing” and works using another cookie. Similar to Google Analytics, whenever you visit our website, a randomly generated, anonymous user ID is saved in your browser and also passed to Facebook, Twitter and Google. When you afterwards visit Facebook, Twitter or Google Search, they will look up the cookie in your browser and therefore find out whether you might be interested in our ads on their platform.
Google, Facebook and Twitter in this case act as third-party “data processor”, which means they get anonymous user data from us, but they guarantee (using a special agreement) not to reduce the privacy promise we’re making to our own customers. The data is not exposed online and is used only for our business functions.
If you are in the EU, we will ask your consent before saving any tracking cookies in your web browser (as required by the GDPR).
Accepting payments from you
How long do we keep your data?
Because we sell lifetime licenses for our apps, we also keep the data without limitation in time, unless you ask us to forget about you.
Can we forget about you?
Sure, if you want your data to be removed from our records, just send us a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. In response, we can send you all your data that we have and/or remove it from our database.
Who are that “we” after all?
We are Software Ambience Corp., an international company registered in Panama, with headquarters in Kyiv, Ukraine. Please feel free to get in touch with us via email@example.com if you have any questions! 😎