VZBL Inc. (“VZBL”, also referred to as “us”, “our”, or “we”) is committed to upholding your privacy rights. We recognize the importance of your ability to make informed decisions regarding the use of your information.

This Privacy Policy provides a comprehensive overview of how we collect, utilize, and safeguard the information and data that we receive from you. Should you have any inquiries or feedback regarding our privacy practices, please feel free to reach out to us at privacy@vzbl.dev.

Our Privacy Policy applies to all privacy-related aspects of our websites, notably https://vzbl.dev/ (referred to as the “Site”), as well as our range of additional tools and services, and our software development productivity analytics solution (termed the “Platform”). Collectively, these are referred to as the “Services”. We may periodically update this Privacy Policy and encourage you to review it regularly to stay informed.

We also advise you to review the Terms of Service for both the Site and the Platform (collectively, the “Terms”). Any terms capitalized but not defined in this notice are defined as per the applicable Terms. In this Privacy Policy, “Personal Data” refers to information that can be directly linked to an individual, such as name, address, date of birth, or email address.

Updates to this Privacy Policy:

Periodic Revisions: We may revise this Privacy Notice periodically to ensure it remains aligned with legal requirements and the way we conduct our business. Whenever updates are made, they will be posted on this webpage.

Staying Informed: It's important for you to revisit this page occasionally to stay updated with the latest version of the Privacy Notice. This helps ensure you are always familiar with the most current policies and practices regarding your personal data.

Notifications of Significant Changes: In the event of material changes to this Privacy Notice, we will endeavor to notify you. This may be done through a notice on our Site or via other communication channels.

Legal Basis for Processing Data: In certain jurisdictions, the processing of personal data is permissible only when based on a legal justification. Under regulations like the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), these justifications can include your consent, necessity for contract performance, legal obligation fulfillment, or our legitimate business interests. As a controller, we process data only when a legal basis is established. Further details about specific legal bases are provided below.

California Privacy Notice: Residents of California should note that additional terms and rights apply to them, as elaborated in the “California Privacy Notice” section.

Web Site Visitor Data: For those visiting our Sites, such as https://www.vzbl.dev/, https://app.vzbl.dev, and others under this Privacy Notice, we automatically collect certain information. This includes your IP address, device type (mobile or computer), operating system, browser type, and geo-location. Additionally, any information you provide through our site's contact interface, like your name, email, address, and other contact details, is collected.

Customer Data: When we process information for our customers, including those using our Services for free, we collect data about individuals involved.

This includes the Customer's personnel and service providers who use our Services. We collect data on how systems and code are used, accessed, developed, tested, and deployed. This also includes names, emails, and profiles on development platforms like Git, project management, and messaging tools. While we process Customer's code, we do not store it post-processing. For EU-based customers, data processing adheres to our Data Processing Agreement here or specific agreements signed with such customers.

Access Data: This includes information collected from individuals accessing our Services through various channels, such as browsers, mobile apps, and APIs. It encompasses details used for identification, authentication, or login to our tools and services. This can include names, email addresses, third-party service profiles like source code and project management tools, and metadata of user activity on these services.

Information We Could Collect:

Account Registration Information:

To access certain features of our Services, account creation might be necessary. During this process, we ask for information to confirm your identity. This may include your name and email address, details from third-party providers if you access our Services through them, and any other information we consider necessary for accurate identity verification.

Usage of Registration Data: We utilize your registration data to grant you access to our Services, save your preferences, enhance the user experience of our Services, ensure the security of our Services, prevent fraudulent activities, and address any service-related issues. Your contact information is used for communication purposes. Additionally, we might use your contact details to send you newsletters or updates about our products and services. For more details on our communication practices and how to manage your preferences, please refer to the 'Our Communications' section below.

Contact Information:

Whenever you reach out to us for any reason, we gather the Personal Data you share, which may include your email address and the contents of your communication.

For those subscribing to our newsletters or email lists, we collect your name and email address. Additionally, we may gather further details about your employer, such as its name, size, and location, and your position within the company.

In the event you apply for a job with us, either we or an appointed third party will collect the information you submit as part of your application. This encompasses your name, contact details, resume, references, and any other data you provide or that we request during the application process.

Occasionally, we organize special events and invite participation. Should you register for an event, we collect the personal data you provide during registration, including your name, contact information, and any other requested details.

For individuals who have subscribed to our newsletters or contacted us about our Services, we may send newsletters or promotional materials we believe align with your interests.

While we strive to keep direct marketing to a reasonable and relevant level, please be aware that we may need to contact you for administrative or service-related reasons as part of our service provision. These communications are not considered direct marketing and will continue even if you opt out of direct marketing.

Usage of Collected Data: The Personal Data collected is utilized to address your inquiries, send newsletters, and provide promotional or informational content based on your expressed interests during sign-up. If you register for one of our events, the information is used for event planning, logistical arrangements, providing updates, soliciting feedback post-event, enhancing our events, products, and services, and for marketing purposes.

Automatic Data Collection:

Our Services automatically gather information about your computer or mobile device when you use them. This encompasses non-Personal Data like your operating system and Personal Data including your IP address, the geographic location tied to your IP address, device ID, browsing history, and details about how you interact with our Services.

We collect this data using cookies and similar technologies. You have the option to modify your browser settings to control cookie placement.

Usage of Automatically Collected Data: We utilize this data to analyze how our Services are used, to innovate and enhance our current content, products, and services, and to safeguard against fraud and ensure the security of our Services. Additionally, we use this data to troubleshoot any issues that may arise within our Services.

Typically, this data is processed in an aggregated and non-specific manner for analytical purposes.

Statistical Information and Analytics: Our goal is to understand user interaction with our Services to make improvements, meet user needs, and customize our offerings.

For this, we employ third-party analytics tools that assist in collecting and compiling statistical information. One such tool is Microsoft Clarity. You can learn more about Microsoft Clarity's data collection methods and how to control their usage at Microsoft Clarity FAQ - Privacy.

Disclosure of Collected Personal Data:

Service Providers and Subcontractors: We share the Personal Data collected from and about you with our trusted service providers and subcontractors.

These entities are bound by confidentiality agreements and utilize the information only on our behalf. The purposes include: (1) aiding in the provision of our Services to you; and (2) assisting us in our direct marketing efforts as previously mentioned.

Business Transfers: In the event of a merger, sale of our company or its assets, or during liquidation, your Personal Data may be disclosed as part of such transactions or in negotiations preceding them. In such scenarios, your Personal Data will continue to be protected under the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Law Enforcement Related Disclosure: We may disclose your Personal Data to third parties if we firmly believe that such disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, property, or safety, or that of others. This includes enforcing our Terms and this Privacy Policy. Additionally, we may share your information in compliance with legal obligations, including responding to subpoenas, court orders, or requests from law enforcement agencies or authorities.

International Transfer: As an international business, we transfer data, including Personal Data, across various countries, including to the US where our operations are based. When sharing Personal Data with third parties, as outlined above, these entities may be located in countries different from your own. We commit to ensuring that these third parties adhere to written agreements that provide the same level of privacy and data protection as detailed in this Privacy Policy.

Risks and Considerations: It's important for you as the user to understand that sharing Personal Data, especially across international borders, carries inherent risks such as potential data breaches or differing levels of legal protection in various jurisdictions.

While we take steps to ensure the security and privacy of your data, including adherence to strict agreements with third parties, you as the user should be aware of these risks. Furthermore, in cases of law enforcement requests or business transfers, your data may be disclosed in ways outside of our usual practices, though still in line with this Privacy Policy.

Security Measures and Compliance:

We have established and consistently maintain appropriate technical and organizational security measures, policies, and procedures. These are designed to minimize the risks of accidental destruction or loss, and unauthorized disclosure or access to Personal Data, in line with the nature of such data.

Our commitment to security includes adhering to standards like ISO 27001 (Information Security Management) and SOC 2 Type 2.

We employ various safeguards including physical, electronic, and procedural measures, access control, internal policy enforcement, data backups, and encryption to protect your data.

However, it's important to recognize that no method of data transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is entirely secure.

While we endeavor to use commercially acceptable means to safeguard your Personal Data, we cannot assure its absolute security. The security of your devices and the confidentiality of your credentials also play a crucial role in protecting your data.

Your Rights Regarding Personal Data: Depending on the jurisdiction, you may have specific rights related to the Personal Data we hold about you.

In the EU, additional rights may apply, as outlined below:

Right of Access: You have the right to be informed about the Personal Data we collect about you. Subject to applicable laws, we might charge a fee for this information. If we're unable to provide all requested information, we will explain the reasons.

Right to Correct Personal Data: You may request that we update, complete, correct, or delete any inaccurate, incomplete, or outdated Personal Data, subject to certain limitations.

Direct Marketing Opt-Out: You have the option to change your decision regarding receiving marketing communications from us or having your Personal Data used for direct marketing purposes. If you decide to opt out, please contact us. Note that there might be a brief delay before our records are updated and the opt-out becomes effective.

Additional Rights Under California Privacy Law: If you're a resident of California, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) provides you with additional rights regarding your Personal Data. These include:

The Right to Know: You can request information about the collection, use, and sharing of your Personal Data over the past 12 months.

The Right to Delete: You can ask us to delete Personal Data we have collected from you, subject to certain exceptions.

The Right to Non-Discrimination: We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights.

Data Retention Periods:

General Retention: In alignment with applicable laws, we retain Personal Data as long as necessary for the purposes outlined earlier in this notice. Once we determine that the data is no longer needed for these purposes, we may remove it from our systems without prior notification. The retention policies of our service providers might vary, and they may retain data in accordance with their own policies.

Extended Retention in Special Circumstances: In certain situations, we may keep your Personal Data for extended periods. This is particularly the case when we are legally obligated to do so, such as for compliance with legal, regulatory, tax, audit, and accounting requirements. Extended retention helps us maintain accurate records of our interactions with you, should there be any complaints or disputes. Additionally, if there's a reasonable chance of litigation related to your Personal Data or dealings with us, we may retain data longer.

Request for Retention Details: If you wish to know more about the specific retention periods for different types of your Personal Data, please feel free to contact us.

Understanding Cookies:

Definition: The term "cookie" refers to various technologies stored on your browser or device. These include traditional cookies, web beacons, pixel tags, or similar tools that help us identify you and gather information about your usage.

Types of Cookies:

Session Cookies: These exist only during your use of the Services and are deleted once you exit.

Persistent Cookies: These remain for longer durations or until you manually delete them, aiding in saving your settings for future visits.

First-Party and Third-Party Cookies: We use both types. First-party cookies are set by us, while third-party cookies may be set by external entities. When using our Services, you will be informed about and asked to consent to the placement of cookies.

Usage of Cookies: We employ cookies and similar technologies for various purposes, categorized as follows:

Necessary Cookies: Essential for the proper functioning of the Services, enabling access, navigation, and use of different features. These cannot be disabled.

Functionality Cookies: These remember your settings, preferences, and choices (like language or regional preferences) to personalize your experience.

Security Cookies: Help identify and mitigate security risks, and may store session information to safeguard your login credentials.

Performance & Analytics Cookies: Collect information on how you use our Services, such as page views, popular features, and time spent on pages, aiding us in enhancing usability and performance.

Tracking in Communications: Cookies and web beacons might be used in our messages to track interactions with these communications.

Adjusting Your Preferences: You can manage your cookie preferences through your browser settings. You have the option to refuse all cookies and delete existing ones. However, disabling or removing cookies may affect the functionality of certain features of our Services.

Protection of Children's Personal Data:

We do not intentionally collect Personal Data from children under the age of sixteen (16). Our Services are not designed for or targeted at children below this age.

Action in Case of Unintentional Collection: If it comes to your attention that a child under the age of sixteen (16) has registered for our Services, subscribed to our marketing lists, or otherwise provided Personal Data without parental consent, we urge you to inform us immediately. Upon notification, we will take necessary steps to address the situation, which may include removing the child's information from our databases and making any other adjustments to comply with legal requirements.

Contact Information:

If you have any comments or questions if you wish to exercise any of your legal rights, you can contact us as follows:

The easiest way to contact us is by emailing privacy@vzbl.dev.