The need for data privacy

Both individuals and businesses increasingly require a high level of privacy in online communication to protect their data. Meanwhile, intelligence agencies and other actors utilize surveillance technologies to monitor and exploit digital communication.

Data PrivacyAnd some email providers screen email communication in order to display targeted advertisements to the user.

Others store message contents and personal data in order to extract information that may be shared with third parties for commercial gain (“data mining”).

How Runbox protects your privacy

The right to privacy is an important principle protecting a person’s private sphere, which extends to our online lives and of course email communication.

At Runbox, data privacy is a cornerstone of our operations and an integral part of our services. On this page you will find an overview of the main areas of information regarding Runbox’ data privacy protection.

Strong email privacy regulations

This document provides an overview of privacy related regulations in the US, in Europe, and in Norway, and describes how Runbox applies the strong Norwegian privacy regulations in our operations:

Runbox is located in Norway

An in-depth look at Norwegian privacy legislation and regulations with respect to requests from national and foreign authorities, surveillance, intelligence agencies, and how Runbox deals with these:

Strong Privacy Policy

Runbox’ main policy document regulating the privacy protection of account information, account content, and other user data:

Runbox is transparent

Runbox believes in transparency and provides an overview of requests for disclosure of individual customer data that we have received directly from authorities and others:

Runbox GDPR implementation

This blog post describes how Runbox implemented the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation.

Runbox Privacy Commitment

Runbox is committed to protecting our customers’ privacy as declared in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Laws of Norway
Laws of Norway

Highlights include:

  • Runbox is a Norwegian company and is subject to Norwegian jurisdiction and privacy regulations, which implements the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
  • Runbox stores your email and account data in Norway on servers owned by Runbox in our secure facilities.
  • Runbox will not disclose account information or email data to authorities without requesting a court order from the Norwegian authorities.
  • Runbox does not scan your email to display ads.
  • Runbox will not transmit your data to a third party service without your consent.
  • Runbox will never give or sell your email address to a third party service.
  • Runbox does not use external tracking cookies to monitor usage.
  • Runbox’ hosting provider and ISP do not log any traffic to or from our servers.
  • Runbox offers secure encryption (SSL) on all connections to our servers, and attempts to use SSL on outgoing connections to other services.
  • Runbox uses Extended Validation SSL certificates to verify our identity.
  • Runbox enforces Perfect Forward Secrecy on all web connections to ensure that transmitted data cannot be decrypted retroactively by a third party.

More information

A list of privacy related blog posts that provides additional information about how Runbox implements privacy protection throughout our services: