Privacy Policy

Phalanx is committed to protecting your data and privacy.

Last Update 9/21/2021

We will never sell your information, data, or anything else you share with us – ever.

Phalanx provides automated file encryption and encrypted file sharing for data protection, privacy, and secure communication. Phalanx is not in the business of selling advertising or marketing information about our users. Phalanx will never sell information about you to anyone.

The information that Phalanx sees is listed below.

Email Address

We will acknowledge that your email address (with associated name) is a member of the Phalanx system in order to make it easier for Phalanx members to find each other. If you find that someone is abusing this capability, please let us know.

Encrypted Data

Phalanx uses end-to-end encryption to protect your information. Because Phalanx never stores your data (documents or emails) and secures your keys, Phalanx cannot decrypt or otherwise read the content of your information. Even upon request from a governmental agency or a court of law, Phalanx will not be not able to decrypt your data.

Using Phalanx’s organizational management portal, organizations and individuals can provide selected groups of individuals – most often IT administrators – with the ability to retrieve chosen sets of keys upon request of the user or the data’s associated approval group. This mechanism is most often used for user account recovery and data export to comply with the legal discovery process. Phalanx ensures that the owner of any data item will have full visibility and control as to how these retrieval mechanisms are configured for the data they own (meaning that if an IT administrator’s approval group can reconstitute a user’s key for recovery purposes, that user will be able to view that the group is capable of doing so).

Metadata

In order to understand how the Phalanx platform is used and to provide a better service experience, Phalanx counts and aggregates information pertaining to system use. This metadata is only generated after your information has been encrypted.

Examples of metadata include the number of files encrypted/decrypted per day, the amount of file transfers used per individual, and the number of devices used per user. This metadata will be used strictly to improve the system performance or provide data reports and will never be sold to any third party. In no way does this metadata enable Phalanx to decrypt the contents of the underlying data.

Changes to this privacy policy

Phalanx reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy at any time by giving notice to its Users on this page and possibly within this Website and/or – as far as technically and legally feasible – sending a notice to Users via any contact information available to Phalanx. It is strongly recommended to check this page often, referring to the date of the last modification listed at the top.

Should the changes affect processing activities performed on the basis of the User’s consent, the Owner shall collect new consent from the User, where required.

 

If you have any questions or concerns about Phalanx, please contact us here or at info@phalanx.com.