June 9, 2018
The following describe how we collect, use and handle your information when you use our websites, software and services, collectively referred to here as Services
What & Why
We collect and use the following information to provide, improve and protect our Services
We collect, and associate with your account the following information:
- Name and Email
- Vaults, Vault Operating Modes, Recipients (Other Safe Deposit Vault Users identified by their email address), Usage (Number of Files and Size)
- Signing Certificate - Used by your Vault recipients to Verify Digital Content that you sign and that is used to Create Encrypted files that only you can read.
Note the Private Key associated with your Signing Certificate is not stored by the Service. You retain custody of your Private Key.
- Purchases - History of license transactions. Payments are handled by PayPal. We never have access to credit card information. PayPal provides, and we record in an encrypted format, the Name, Email, and postal address for each transaction.
- Devices where you install the Safe Deposit Vault app. These devices are used for notifications.
Your account information is available to you via our Services
The client Apps
handle the movement of files (Digital Content) and supporting information between you and Cloud Storage Providers (OneDrive
or Google Drive
) encrypting/decrypting as appropriate. The file data is never seen by our Web Servers except when using the Web client to validate the files and generate an affidavit of the authenticity of the files (Digital Content) others have granted you access to.
We collect information about the devices you use to access the Services
and when. As you use the Apps
we also collect usage of the number of Vaults, Number and Size of files in the Vaults. Additional information such as names of files in the Vaults, and the actual Digital Content is only stored and accessed from Cloud Storage Provider
Cookies and other technologies
We use technologies like cookies to support the operation of our Services
. You can set your browser to not accept cookies, but this may limit your ability to use the Web Services
We may share information as discussed below, but we won't sell it to advertisers or other third-parties.
- Other users. Our Services display information like your name, email address, Vaults, and Signing Certificates to your Vault Recipients. You have complete control about when and if your Vault Recipients can list (a directory listing) of the files in your Vaults. Separately you can control when and if they can actually access the Digital content that is stored in your Vaults.
Law & Order
We may disclose your information to third parties if we determine that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to:
- Comply with the law
- Prevent fraud or abuse of Safe Deposit Vault or our users
- Protect Safe Deposit Vault's property rights
Stewardship of your data is critical to us and a responsibility that we embrace. We believe that our users' Digital Content should receive the same legal protections regardless of whether it's stored by our Services
or your home computer's hard drive. We'll abide by the following Government Request Principles when receiving, scrutinizing and responding to government requests for our users' data:
- Be transparent
- Fight blanket requests
- Protect all users
We are around the world. To provide you with the Services, we may store, process and transmit information in locations around the world - including those outside your country. Information may also be stored locally on the devices you use to access the Services.
If we are involved in a reorganization, merger, acquisition or sale of our assets, your information may be transferred as part of that deal. We will notify you (for example, via a message to the email address associated with your account) of any such deal and outline your choices in that event.
Your Right to Control and Access Your Information
You have control over your personal information. You can view/update your information via the My Account
There is an option to delete your account information. If you choose to delete your account, you will no longer have access to data placed in your Vaults or be able to be a beneficiary of other peoples Vaults. We will not delete your account for 7 days and will remind you before we actually delete your account. You will still be responsible for deleting data that is stored with the Cloud Storage Provider you selected. Although the data stored there will never be usable. You will also be be responsible for removing the Safe Deposit Vault app from your devices.
Have questions or concerns about Safe Deposit Vault, our Services and privacy? Contact us at Support@Safe-Deposit-Vault.com
Safe Deposit Vault Terms of Service
August 1, 2018
Thanks for using Safe Deposit Vault. These terms of service, referred to here as Terms
cover your use and access to our services, client software and websites referred to here as Services
explains how we collect and use your information while our Acceptable Use Policy
outlines your responsibilities when using our Services
. By using our Services
, you're agreeing to be bound by these Terms
, and to review our Privacy
and Acceptable Use
policies. If you're using our Services
for an organization, you're agreeing to these Terms
on behalf of that organization.
Your Stuff & Your Permissions
When you use our Services
you provide us access to things like your files, content, email messages, contacts and so on referred to here as Your Stuff
. Your Stuff
is yours. These Terms
don't give us any rights to Your Stuff
except for the limited rights that enable us to offer the Services
. The Services
may grant access of the Digital Content you have placed in your Vaults to the recipients of the Vault that honor your Intent To Share
as defined by the operating mode of the Vault. Access to the contents of your Vaults will be provided to the Vault Recipients when they demonstrated their legal rights to the content for Vaults of type Safe Deposit Box and Escrow. In the case of Escrow Vaults you will loose unilateral rights to delete and modify the Digital content in your vault. Our Services
require our Apps
to access and, store Your Stuff
to/from the Cloud Storage Providers (OneDrive
or Google Drive
). You give us permission to do those things, and this permission extends to our affiliates and trusted third parties we work with.
Sharing Your Stuff
let you share Your Stuff
with others, so please think carefully about what you share. You have complete control of when and what can be shared.
You're responsible for:
- Your conduct - Your Stuff and you must comply with our Acceptable Use Policy. Digital Content in the Services may be protected by others' intellectual property rights. It's your responsibility to adhere to the access rights of others Digital Content. We aren't responsible for the content users post and share via the Services.
- Safeguard your password to the Services and make sure that others don't have access to it. The veracity of the content of your Vaults is reduced if you do not protect your access to the Services.
- Keep your account information current.
- Our Services are not intended for and may not be used by people under the age of 13. By using our Services, you are representing to us that you're over 13.
Some of our Services
allow you to download client software referred to here as Apps
which may update automatically. So long as you comply with these Terms
, we give you a limited, nonexclusive, nontransferable, revocable license to use these Apps
, solely to access the Services
. To the extent any component of the Apps
may be offered under an open source license, we'll make that license available to you and the provisions of that license may expressly override some of these Terms
. Unless the following restrictions are prohibited by law, you agree not to reverse engineer or decompile the Services
, attempt to do so, or assist anyone in doing so.
are protected by copyright and other US and foreign laws. These Terms
don't grant you any right, title or interest in the Services
, others' content in the Services, Safe Deposit Vault trademarks, logos and other brand features. We welcome feedback, but note that we may use comments or suggestions without any obligation to you.
We respect the intellectual property of others and ask that you do too. We respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement if they comply with the law, and such notices should be reported using our Copyright Policy. We reserve the right to terminate accounts of repeat infringers.
Billing. You can increase your usage limits. We'll automatically notify you prior to your anniversary date when you joined the Service
. You are responsible for all applicable taxes, and we'll charge tax when required to do so.
No Refunds: You may reduce your use to below the FREE tier limits at any time but you won't be issued a refund unless it's legally required.
Downgrades: Your Account will remain in effect until it's canceled or terminated under these Terms
. If you don't pay for your Services
, we reserve the right to restrict access of your shared Digital Content to your recipients as well as limit your ability to place additional Digital Content into the control of the Services
You will always have access to the Digital Content you have previously stored with Services
subject to the Terms
of the Service
We may change the fees in effect but will give you advance notice of these changes via a message to the email address associated with your account.
You're free to stop using our Services
at any time. We also reserve the right to suspend or end the Services
at any time at our discretion and without notice. For example, we may suspend or terminate your use of the Services
if you're not complying with these Terms
, or use the Services
in a manner that would cause us legal liability, disrupt the Services
or disrupt others' use of the Services
. We'll of course provide you with notice via the email address associated with your account before we do so.
Services AS IS
We strive to provide great Services
, but there are certain things that we can't guarantee. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, SAFE DEPOSIT VAULT, SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS MAKE NO WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ABOUT THE SERVICES
. THE SERVICES
ARE PROVIDED AS IS. WE ALSO DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. Some places don't allow the disclaimers in this paragraph, so they may not apply to you.
Limitation of Liability
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, EXCEPT FOR ANY LIABILITY FOR SAFE DEPOSIT VAULT S OR ITS AFFILIATES FRAUD, FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION, OR GROSS NEGLIGENCE, IN NO EVENT WILL SAFE DEPOSIT VAULT, ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS OR DISTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR:
- ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
- ANY LOSS OF USE, DATA, BUSINESS, OR PROFITS, REGARDLESS OF LEGAL THEORY.
THIS WILL BE REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT SAFE DEPOSIT VAULT OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES HAS BEEN WARNED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND EVEN IF A REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
ADDITIONALLY, SAFE DEPOSIT BOX, ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR AGGREGATE LIABILITY FOR ALL CLAIMS RELATING TO THE SERVICES
FOR MORE THAN THE GREATER OF $20 OR THE AMOUNTS PAID BY YOU TO SAFE DEPOSIT VAULT FOR THE PAST 12 MONTHS OF THE SERVICES
Some places don't allow the types of limitations in this paragraph, so they may not apply to you.
Let's Try To Sort Things Out First. We want to address your concerns without needing a formal legal case. Before filing a claim against Safe Deposit Vault, you agree to try to resolve the dispute informally by contacting email@example.com. We'll try to resolve the dispute informally by contacting you via email. If a dispute is not resolved within 15 days of submission, you or Safe Deposit Vault may bring a formal proceeding.
Judicial forum for disputes
You and Safe Deposit Vault agree that any judicial proceeding to resolve claims relating to these Terms
or the Services
will be brought in the federal or state courts of Travis county, Texas, subject to the mandatory arbitration provisions below. Both you and Safe Deposit Vault consent to venue and personal jurisdiction in such courts.
IF YOU RE A U.S. RESIDENT, YOU ALSO AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING MANDATORY ARBITRATION PROVISIONS:
We Both Agree To Arbitrate. You and Safe Deposit Vault agree to resolve any claims relating to these Terms
or the Services
through final and binding arbitration, except as set forth under Exceptions to Agreement to Arbitrate below.
Opt-out of Agreement to Arbitrate
You can decline this agreement to arbitrate by clicking HERE
and submitting the opt-out form within 30 days of first accepting these Terms
The American Arbitration Association (AAA) will administer the arbitration under its Commercial Arbitration Rules and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes. The arbitration will be held in the United States county where you live or work, Burnet county, which is near Austin, Texas, or any other location we agree to.
Arbitration Fees and Incentives. The AAA rules will govern payment of all arbitration fees. Safe Deposit Vault will pay all arbitration fees for claims less than $10,000. If you receive an arbitration award that is more favorable than any offer we make to resolve the claim, we will pay you $1,000 in addition to the award. Safe Deposit Vault will not seek its attorneys' fees and costs in arbitration unless the arbitrator determines that your claim is frivolous.
Exceptions to Agreement to Arbitrate
Either you or Safe Deposit Vault may assert claims, if they qualify, in small claims court in Burnet county, or any United States county where you live or work. Either party may bring a lawsuit solely for injunctive relief to stop unauthorized use or abuse of the Services
, or intellectual property infringement (for example, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or patent rights) without first engaging in arbitration or the informal dispute-resolution process described above. If the agreement to arbitrate is found not to apply to you or your claim, you agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in Travis county, Texas to resolve your claim.
NO CLASS ACTIONS
You may only resolve disputes with us on an individual basis, and may not bring a claim as a plaintiff or a class member in a class, consolidated, or representative action. Class arbitrations, class actions, private attorney general actions, and consolidation with other arbitrations aren't allowed.
will be governed by Texas law except for its conflicts of laws principles, unless otherwise required by a mandatory law of any other jurisdiction.
constitute the entire agreement between you and Safe Deposit Vault with respect to the subject matter of these Terms
and supersede and replace any other prior or contemporaneous agreements, or terms and conditions applicable to the subject matter of these Terms
. These Terms
create no third party beneficiary rights.
Waiver, Severability & Assignment
Safe Deposit Vault's failure to enforce a provision is not a waiver of its right to do so later. If a provision is found unenforceable, the remaining provisions of the Terms
will remain in full effect and an enforceable term will be substituted reflecting our intent as closely as possible. You may not assign any of your rights under these Terms
, and any such attempt will be void. Safe Deposit may assign its rights to any of its affiliates or subsidiaries, or to any successor in interest of any business associated with the Services
We may revise these Terms
from time to time, and will always post the most current version on our website. If a revision meaningfully reduces your rights, we will notify you (by, for example, sending a message to the email address associated with your account, posting on our blog, or on this page). By continuing to use or access the Services after the revisions come into effect, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms
February 23, 2019
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Changes and amendments
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