Privacy Policy

Last Updated: September 26, 2013

Canary is a mobile application and cloud scheduling service created by Laveem, Inc. (“Laveem”, “Canary”, “we”, “us”, “our”). Canary helps you access, manage, and edit your cloud calendars, and has an associated scheduling feature that lets you schedule 1-on-1 appointments via email. In order to provide these services, we need to collect and store your personal information. It is only in extremely rare circumstances that we will ever share this information. This Privacy Policy, in conjunction with our Terms of Service, explains how we handle your personal information. Any terms or concepts discussed in this Policy are either defined here, or in the Terms.

Overview of Canary’s Privacy Policy:

  • We only ask you for information that we need for Canary to function properly.
  • We won’t share Personally Identifiable Information (PII) with third parties, unless you authorize it, to comply with the law, in defense of our company, or for the necessary function of Canary.
  • We strive to use aggregated anonymized data whenever possible internally.
  • We only share anonymized aggregate data externally, with investors or partners.
  • We don’t store PII any longer than we need to, and avoid it altogether when possible.
  • We aim to give you as much control and access to your data as possible.
  • We do not store any contact or calendar information we obtain from external sources (e.g. Google, Facebook) on our servers. We may temporarily cache it on your device.
  1. Calendar Information and Contacts
  2. Canary syncs and manages your cloud-based calendar service on your mobile device. We sync with services like Facebook and Google using their provided, third-party API services. When you add an account to Canary, Canary is granted access to securely access information associated with or contained in those accounts via these API’s, including your calendar and contact information (names and emails). In addition, those third parties may provide us with additional information about your use of their services. We may store this information, and additionally, temporarily store some other calendar data on both your device and our cloud server, to allow for faster access to our services. We are using contact data only for creating event invitations, and will not attempt to modify this data, or access it for any purpose other than the function of Canary. At no point do we store or attempt to store the password you use to log in to these third party services.

  3. Notifications and Communication
  4. Canary sends push notifications on your mobile device, when an event’s status has been updated. This may include when an invitee changes their response to an event, when you have been invited to an event, when an event has been removed or modified, or when an event has successfully or unsuccessfully been scheduled. You can disable these by changing your notification settings at a device level, but doing so could affect Canary’s performance.
    We may use information we collect to contact you directly, via email. You may receive updates, promotions, marketing, or special offers through emails. We may analyze how you interact with these emails. You can always opt out of these emails. In addition to these, we may send you Canary specific emails, regarding account details, updates, technical notices, security updates. These are important for the proper function of Canary, so as long as you are a Canary user, you cannot opt out.

  5. Unique Device Identifiers
  6. A mobile device usually has an associated unique identifier, commonly known as a Unique Device Identifier (UDID), a data file associated with the device that uniquely identifies it. When you use Canary on your mobile device, we may collect, monitor or store its UDID. Accessing this file lets Canary know details about your device’s operating system or software, hardware configuration, and information about data pertaining to the usage of Canary. The UDID may enhance accessibility and function of Canary, and we cannot guarantee that all of Canary’s features will work if access to this UDID is impaired.

  7. Cookies
  8. A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Canary uses cookies to help Canary identify and track visitors on the Canary website and scheduling pages in order to enable a better browsing experience. We do not associate cookie data with personal information. Canary visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Canary’s websites, but we do not guarantee that all of the features will function properly without the aid of cookies. Cookies can be used by third parties, but their usage is not covered by this policy.

  9. Geo-Location/Location Data
  10. Canary uses location services to help better understand location references in your event details, as well as to help you choose event locations more easily. We use third party API’s to auto-suggest locations that we detect in event details. You can always opt-out of this by changing the device level settings on your phone, but these advanced features of Canary will no longer work. We anonymize and aggregate any location data we store, so it can be used for our own analytics, and not associated with any particular user.

  11. Web and Mobile Analytics
  12. Canary uses third party software to analyze and measure mobile and site usage data. These services will collect data from your browser or mobile device, and may also use cookies. However, these services all abide by the same privacy policies listed here. We use this data only to monitor, analyze, and improve Canary’s services.

  13. Third Party/In-App Links
  14. In the normal course of interacting with Canary, you may find links or other references to third-party sites or services, as you would when using your normal cloud-based calendar service. As we do not have any control over the content that is shared with you or appears on third-party sites and services, you agree that we are not responsible for them, and so this Policy does not apply to them.


    Canary will also include links to social media, both through the app and on the website. These links may collect your IP address or use cookies to properly function. As with other third party sites, you agree that their use of your information cannot and is not covered under this policy. Please consult their respective policies for more information.

  15. Changing or Deleting Information and Accounts
  16. At any time, you can change your account information. You can change this information by opening the Settings panel in the Canary app, and editing the saved profile, or by emailing us directly at the address listed below. If you choose to delete your account or the Canary app, we will purge any of your data immediately from your local device, and from our storage. In general, we make a good faith effort to store as little as possible about our users, unless required by law.

  17. Data Storage and Safety
  18. Canary strives to maintain the best security for all personal information that we possess. However, because we may use third-party data storage solutions for some or all of our services, your data might be co-located with data from other companies, and out of the direct-control of Canary. In these cases, we work with only reputable hosts, and restrict data access as much as possible. While we encrypt data transmitted to our service, we cannot guarantee or ensure the security of data your transfer to Canary, beyond what can reasonably be expected of any company using these protocols. We also cannot protect against any loss of data resulting from a physical or electronic breach of our data stores, servers, or other associated locations. If personal data is compromised, we will promptly notify any and all potentially affected parties, and, in accordance with any law or regulation, do our best to rectify the situation.

  19. Business Transfers
  20. If Laveem, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Laveem goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Laveem may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

  21. Children under 13
  22. In an effort to protect children’s privacy and ensure their safety, we do not allow people under the age of 13 to sign up for our services, or knowingly collect or ask for personal information from people under the age of 13. If we are notified or come to find that we have collected such information or have allowed a member under 13 to join, we will request a verification of parental consent, or we will take any and all measures to remove and destroy that information. If you believe your child has submitted any information in error to us, please contact us at team@canarycal.com

  23. Changes
  24. We may change this Policy periodically, to reflect any changes in our business or practices. In the event of a significant change, we will change the “Last Modified” date at the top of this page, and either contact you via email, or via our blog or website. You should review this page periodically to ensure you are aware of our most current practices and policies. By using Canary, you agree to be bound by the most recent version of the Privacy Policy. We will always host the most updated version at canarycal.com/st_privacy