At Datahug, we have no higher priority than the privacy and security of our customers’ data. Ensuring the constant privacy and security of our customers’ data is integral to our core mission of earning and maintaining the trust of each of our customers and delivering an excellent business development tool. We constantly strive to lead the industry as a trusted processor of business relationship data. We implement a world-class privacy program and we provide a secure infrastructure and flexible tools that empower our customers to leverage their business relationship while complying with global privacy and data protection standards.

We provide a complete firm-wide view of your business relationships by passively and automatically analysing all internal and external email interactions to unlock and display who knows who and how well they know them. We can re-connect to your email server every day in order to automatically update your network.

You decide. We currently offer three flexible options depending on your requirements. It is important to note that only the traffic or header data is accessed, never the content.

Option 1 : Direct Access to each user’s email account

Once a user signs up to the Datahug service and provides us with their individual email address and password, we can connect directly to their email account to passively and automatically capture and update all of their business relationship information (header data only). Datahug can connect directly to your company’s email server in order to index individual inboxes. Datahug currently supports IMAP, Google OAUTH and Exchange Web Services protocols. All passwords provided are encrypted and securely stored on our servers.

Option 2 – Mailbox Access via Service Account

It’s also possible for Datahug to connect to Microsoft Exchange mail servers using a Datahug service account that has been created by your network administrator to connect to specific user accounts on that server. Datahug can access and index each user’s inbox without needing to ever know or store an individual user’s email account password.

Option 3 – ETL Secure Push

For our larger enterprise customers, we can facilitate a customer-side push method. This means that the Datahug system does not need direct access to a customer’s email or directory system and we remain, at all times, outside of the customer’s firewalls. The customer accesses and processes all relationship data locally within their security domain before sending (via a secure file transfer) pre-agreed relationship
data to Datahug. Datahug has no access to the customer’s email system or network and does not require any security permissions. The customer has complete access to all client-side configuration and security settings.

No – never. We build the profile of your business relationships using only the information contained in the“header” of an email – e.g. To, From, CC, BCC, time, date and subject line. This is just like reading the outside of an envelope and ignoring the contents inside. No content of, or attachments to, any email is ever accessed, reviewed or stored by us.

Datahug compiles and analyses all of your interactions. Our algorithms connect this information to give you tangible answers to the key business relationship questions of who knows who and how well they know them. In short, we use your information to provide you with our services. We will not use your data for any other purpose without your consent.

Datahug is hosted on Amazon Web Services. These globally located data centers provide best-in-class physical and firewall security techniques. All data is automatically backed up each day and is protected by comprehensive steps for disaster recovery.

Your data is private to your company and your relationships are only accessible and visible by other members of your private Datahug network. You, or you network administrator, control who can access your Datahug network. You can also avail of our customisable privacy settings to mark certain relationship as private so that they remain hidden to other users of your network.

You do. There is no transfer of ownership. Under the Data Protection legislative framework, Datahug is a data processor and all customer provided data remains owned and controlled by the customer. Statistical relationship data such as the HugRank and Interaction Pulse is generated by the Datahug service and is provided to the customer as part of the Datahug service.

All your Datahug sessions are protected using 256-bit SSL-encryption and are certified by a leading Certification Authority ensuring your data is safe and secure. To pre-empt and protect against security attacks, we run nightly vulnerability scans on our application server using COMODO, a leading Trust Authority.

Our data is stored on the Amazon Web Services platform which is ISO27001 certified. ISO27001 is recognized worldwide as one of the leading international information security management standards. We also operate ISO27002 security and management processes (including Risk Management, Access Control, Incident Management and Business Continuity) in relation to all other aspects of our business.

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