What information does Accountable2You retain?
To put it quite simply, except for typical internet addressing info (necessary to route data and traffic properly), all of the data Accountable2You captures appears on your Accountability Report and Account Settings. All other data that does not appear on the Accountability Report passes through our encrypted connections without retention. No additional activity is stored, visible or invisible.
To elaborate further, this means that depending upon your device's operating system and browser, Accountable2You may capture any of the following:
- Titles of websites, titles of apps installed/in-use, and the titles of open documents/files.
- Search text, search results, and related or suggested search results.
- Text contents within a browser webpage, document, or file.
- Background and foreground process names and related details.
- The text content of incoming or outgoing messages.
- The web address of a specific page or resource.
- The device's GPS location (mobile devices only; only when explicitly enabled by the device user).
- The date and time any collected activity occurred.
All of the data mentioned above is captured transparently; the data is visible on the Accountability Report for your screening and review.
What about private information like passwords or bank data?
We've built-in specific rules within our app to automatically reject and exclude sensitive or private data. Likewise, we honor modern privacy protocols that app developers utilize while creating, for example, banking-related apps. We've also built an App Exclusions feature into Accountable2You so you can exclude any app that holds uniquely sensitive information (password managers, banking apps, etc.).
How is the VPN used in monitoring activity?
Only Apple iOS devices utilize our Accountable2You VPN. All other devices utilize application-layer monitoring and do not rely upon network-based activity monitoring. Our VPN for Apple iOS doesn't capture any activity outside of the bullets already listed above.
All VPN (“Virtual Private Network”) systems work by routing your internet traffic through a data tunnel of sorts. That VPN tunnel acts as the channel between your device and, for instance, the website you’d like to visit. At Accountable2You, the VPN for Apple iOS captures the device activity as it passes through the tunnel and adds it to the Accountability Report.
- How long does Accountable2You retain activity data?
- Will Accountable2You record activity that occurred before the installation of the product?
- Can I exclude apps from monitoring?
Data security is an understandably concerning issue these days, and it’s something that we hold in the highest regard here at Accountable2You. If you have any questions, please contact our support team.