Welcome to Canary - Anonymous Company Chatter from Canary Mobile Development LLC ("Canary," "we," "us" or "our").
Through the Services, you can anonymously share messages, pictures, comments and other content ("Posts") with certain other users of the Services. When you share a Post through the app, you are anonymously sharing your Post with other users of the Services, regardless of their company affiliation.
Anonymity is the cornerstone of Canary. We've gone to great lengths to ensure that your anonymity can never be compromised. Posts, comments, likes, even viewing things: all of it is entirely anonymous. We securely encrypt every communication, we never save your email address and if we detect anyone trying to compromise your security (such as a proxy server) we cease communications until you've moved to a secure network.
There's no way to connect posts to specific users whatsoever.
Seriously. We have no way to know who made a post (or a comment, or a like) once it's been made.
November 15, 2014: Minor typo fix; no substantive changes.
When you register to use Canary, we do not create an account in the traditional sense wherein various settings, preferences, data, and usage history would be saved and linked together in a database. Instead, we generate a secret token that is linked to your verified company's name, and provide that token to your app. Nothing else is ever associated with that token; all that it tells us is that a given device is associated with a given company.
To the extent that you request services that require us to maintain further records (for instance, to receive push notifications), that data is stored under a separate device identifier that is completely unrelated, and not relatable, to the secret token.
We collect no personally identifying information about you. When you sign up for our Services, we do not save your email. We associate a secret token with your company that enables you to anonymously post within that company's threads without us being able to individually identify you. We do not collect your phone number, your friends' phone numbers, or any other personal information. When you invite people, we send them a single email and immediately discard their email address.
Further, when you create a Post or Comment, we use a one-off secret token specific to that thread, so nothing links your already-anonymous secret token to posts or comments.
When you access or use our Services, we collect some basic information about you. This information is solely used by us for debugging and analytical purposes (e.g., to enhance the Services), and it includes:
We may use information about you for various purposes, including to:
The information you provide to Canary is encrypted and stored on Amazon Web Services servers. Specifically:
It is technically impossible for us to connect your Posts with your email address, phone number, or other personal data. Further, it is impossible for us to connect Posts with each other, i.e. we cannot identify Posts as having a common author. As such, while we will respond to subpoenas as required, it is not technically possible for us to provide any materially relevant information beyond what we display publicly.
Again, in no circumstances is any of this information tied to your activities on the Services.
If you wish to delete your account, just select Delete/Uninstall from the app's settings. We will delete the secret token that we use to confirm your affiliation with your company.
Because we do not know which content you created, any posts, comments, or likes you've created will remain on the service.
With your consent, we may send push notifications or alerts to your mobile device. You can deactivate these messages at any time by changing the notification settings on your mobile device.