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At The Mintable, Inc. dba Tandem Team, Inc. together with its Australian entity The Mintable Pty Ltd dba Tandem Team Pty Ltd ABN 87 653 712 719, (“Tandem”, “we”, “us”, or “our”) we provide tools and support to help your company achieve a high performance culture through continuous feedback.

Tandem is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy (this “Policy”) sets out how we collect and process personal information about you when you visit our website at tandem.team, when you use our products and services – whether via our third party integrations with various collaboration services (including, among others, Slack), beta.tandem.team, or otherwise (collectively, “Services”) – or when you otherwise do business or make contact with us.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to our collection, use, or disclosure of personal information (as defined below) in the context of our relationship with employees, independent contractors, job applicants, and their beneficiaries and dependents. If you have questions about our privacy practices regarding the foregoing categories of relationships, please contact us.

Please read this policy carefully to understand how we handle and treat your personal information.

What information do we collect?

SUMMARY:

Tandem collects data to enable it to operate the Services effectively, and to provide you with the best experiences on our website and our Services. You provide some of this data to us directly, such as when you register to use our Services (whether directly through us, or indirectly through a collaboration service or third party service like Slack), subscribe to a newsletter, respond to a survey, make an enquiry through our website, contact us for support, or contact us as a prospective customer, vendor, supplier, or consultant. We get some of your data by recording how you interact with our website and our Services by, for example, using technologies like cookies. We also obtain and process data in the context of providing the Services.

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The data we collect depends on the context of your interactions with Tandem, the choices you make (including your privacy settings), and the Services you use.  The data we collect can include the following:

Name and contact information. We may collect your first and last name, email address, postal address, phone number, company information, and other similar contact data.

Payment information. When you add a payment method on our website, the information will be directly sent to and stored by our payment provider (currently, Stripe). We do not have access to complete payment information.

Customer information.  When you subscribe to our Services, you will control what data is collected and stored on our systems. For example, you might give us the following types of data during your use of the Services: name and email address. In such cases, we act as a data processor, in accordance with your instructions.

Device and Usage information. We may collect data about your device and how you and your device interact with Tandem and our Services. For example, we may collect:

We also may collect and process personal information as described in Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e) to the same extent and for the same reasons that we collect and process the corresponding type of personal information in the above list. For example, we may collect your name, a type of personal information in Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e), as an identifier.

Sensitive personal information: We do not actively request sensitive personal information about you or process your personal information in a manner that allows us to derive sensitive personal information about you.

What do we use your information for?

SUMMARY:

We collect and use data that is reasonably necessary to operate our business, and to provide the Services to you. This includes using the data to improve our Services, and to personalize your experiences.  We may also use the data to communicate with you to, among other things, inform you about your account, provide security updates, and give you information about the Services. We may also use the data to manage your email subscriptions, improve the relevance and security of our website, respond to user enquiries, send you periodic marketing communications about our Services, and improve the relevance of our advertising.

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Providing and improving our Services. We use data to provide and improve the Services we offer, and to perform essential business operations. This includes operating the Services, maintaining and improving the performance of the Services, developing new features, conducting research, and providing customer support. Examples of such uses include the following:

How do we retain data?

SUMMARY:

We may retain your personal information as long as you continue to use the Services, have an account with us, have Tandem installed on your collaboration service or other Third Party Account, or for as long as is necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in the policy. You can ask to close your account by contacting us at the details above, and we will delete your personal information on request.

We may, however, retain personal information for an additional period as is permitted or required under applicable laws, for legal, tax, or regulatory reasons, or for legitimate and lawful business purposes.

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We will retain your personal data for as long as necessary to provide the Services to you, or for other essential purposes such as complying with our legal obligations, resolving disputes, and enforcing our agreements. Because these needs can vary for different types of data in the context of the different Services we provide, actual retention periods can vary significantly. The criteria we use to determine the retention periods include:

How do we protect your information?

SUMMARY:

We follow industry-standard security practices to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of customer data. 

Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make our services as safe as possible. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive information you supply is encrypted and transferred via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. However, please note that we cannot guarantee that the information will not be exposed as a result of unauthorized penetration to our servers. As the security of information depends in part on the security of the computer, device or network you use to communicate with us and the security you use to protect your user IDs and passwords, please make sure to take appropriate measures to protect this information.

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The following are the key security controls implemented in our hosting architecture, data handling, encryption, network controls and identity and access controls:

Hosting Architecture. Services are hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS), with shared security responsibilities between Tandem and AWS, as per the AWS Shared Responsibility Model. Tandem is responsible for data security and encryption, application security and deployment, identity access management, and network and firewall configuration. AWS manages the underlying infrastructure, including hardware, software, networking, and facilities.

Encryption, Data Storage, and Data in Transit. Data stored by our platform is encrypted at rest using the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithm. AWS services utilized by the Slack application, such as Amazon RDS and Amazon ElastiCache for Redis, are configured to use encryption at rest. Data remains encrypted throughout the backup process, and strict security controls are in place to protect the encryption keys. Data in transit between end-users and our systems is encrypted using Transport Layer Security (TLS) and AES. This includes all network communication between the platform and Slack and between the platform and OpenAI.

Network Controls. Our application is hosted within a private Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) on AWS.Network segmentation is implemented to separate the API communication services from data handling processes, ensuring enhanced control and security. Security Groups act as stateful firewalls, permitting access only between specific resources with logical boundaries, reducing the attack surface and preventing unauthorized access to critical resources. Network Access Control Lists (NACLs) provide an additional layer of security, controlling traffic to and from subnets within our VPC.

Identity and Access Security Controls. We utilize AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) service to manage access to our systems. IAM user accounts are provisioned solely for Tandem employees responsible for developing and maintaining the Services. We follow a role-based access control (RBAC) model, where IAM roles are assigned based on organizational roles, responsibilities, and the principle of least privilege.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

SUMMARY:

We share your personal data with your consent, or as necessary to provide the Services to you. We also share your data with vendors working on our behalf; when required by law or to respond to legal process; to protect our customers; to protect lives; to maintain the security of our Services; and to protect our rights or our property.

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We share your personal data with your consent, or as necessary to provide the Services to you.  We also share personal data with vendors or agents working on our behalf for the purposes described in this Policy. For example, companies we have hired to provide cloud hosting services, off-site backups, and customer support may need access to personal data to provide those functions. In such cases, these companies are required to abide by our data privacy and security requirements and are not allowed to use personal data they receive from us for any other purpose.

We may disclose your personal data as part of a corporate transaction such as a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution, or similar event.

Finally, we will access, transfer, disclose, and/or preserve personal data, when we have a good faith belief that doing so is necessary to:

  1. comply with applicable law or respond to valid legal process, judicial orders, or subpoenas;
  2. respond to requests from public or governmental authorities, including for national security or law enforcement purposes;
  3. protect the vital interests of our users, customers, or other third parties (including, for example, to prevent spam or attempts to defraud users of our products, or to help prevent the loss of life or serious injury of anyone);
  4. operate and maintain the security of our Services, including to prevent or stop an attack on our computer systems or networks;
  5. protect the rights, interests or property of Tandem or third parties;
  6. prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Services; or
  7. enforce our Terms of Service.

We may use and share aggregated non-personal information with third parties for marketing, advertising, and analytics purposes.

We do not sell or trade your personal information to third parties.

How does Tandem process data?

SUMMARY:

We collect, use and share the data that we have in the ways described above:

  1. as necessary to fulfill our Terms of Service
  2. as necessary to comply with our legal obligations
  3. consistent with your consent, which you may revoke at any time

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Data controller/Processor. Certain data protection laws and regulations, such as the EU GDPR, UK GDPR and the CCPA, typically distinguish between two main roles for parties processing personal data: the “data controller” (or under the CCPA, “business”), who determines the purposes and means of processing; and the “data processor” (or under the CCPA, “service provider”), who processes the data on behalf of the data controller (or business). Below we explain how these roles apply to our Services, to the extent that such laws and regulations apply.

Subprocessors

Tandem relies on subprocessors, which are third-party service providers that we engage to process personal information on our behalf in connection with the provision of our Services.

The following is a list of our subprocessors:

OpenAI. We use OpenAI to process your requests, messages, or other content. OpenAI provides us with artificial intelligence services, including natural language processing and generation. To provide these services, OpenAI processes and stores the content you create and any data necessary for the functioning of the AI models. By using our Services and submitting requests, you agree to have your information processed by OpenAI’s API. OpenAI’s API is developed and maintained by OpenAI Inc., and any information you provide when using our Services may be transferred and processed by OpenAI for the purpose of providing their services to us. To learn more about OpenAI’s privacy practices, please visit their Privacy Policy at: https://openai.com/policies/privacy-policy

Stripe. We use Stripe to process payments for our Services. Stripe is a third-party payment processor that handles all aspects of the payment process, including the collection and storage of your payment information. When you make a payment on our platform, your payment information is processed and stored by Stripe.

Google Analytics. We use Google Analytics to collect and analyze data related to the use of our Website and Services. This includes information about how users interact with our Website, what pages they visit, and how they found our Website. Google Analytics processes this data to help us understand user behavior and improve our Services.

Hotjar. We use Hotjar as an additional analytics tool to help us understand how users interact with our Services. Hotjar collects and processes data about user behavior, including the pages visited, time spent on the Website, and other user interactions. This information helps us to improve the user experience and optimize our Services.

Hubspot. We use Hubspot to store data about prospects and customers and receive and reply to inquiries from prospects, customers, and users of our Services. We also collect form submissions from our website and other parts of our Services.

Tandem’s Slack application (“Slack App”)

SUMMARY:

The Slack App allows users to log and share feedback and generate feedback scripts. Once installed in an organization’s Slack workspace, users of that workspace can command the application to generate feedback. The user will be prompted to provide specific information to help generate the feedback script. To facilitate this functionality, the application uses a combination of Tandem’s knowledge base on sharing great feedback and OpenAI’s natural language processing capabilities.

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Storage of Workspace Information. The application securely stores the workspace ID and name of the workspace where it is installed. This information is used to identify and interact with the specific workspace.

OAuth2 Workflow. The application uses Slack’s OAuth2 workflow during installation.Exchange codes are received and used to obtain a bot token, which serves as a unique identifier for the application and is used for making Slack API requests.

Requested Scopes. During the authentication process, the application requests specific scopes to ensure its functionality. See table below:

ScopeDescriptionReason
chat:writeSend messages as @Manager AssistantEnables the application to respond to user prompts as messages
commandsAdd shortcuts and/or slash commands that people can useEnables users to begin a feedback generation thread with our app through the Slack command /mgr-feedback [prompt]
im:historyView messages and other content in direct messages that Manager Assistant has been added toEnables the application to retrieve messages for each feedback generation thread. This will be used as context when generating the appropriate feedback script
i:readView basic information about direct messages that Manager Assistant has been added toEnables the application to timely process any direct message that was sent to it
im:writeStart direct messages with people(Future use) We intend to provide timely notifications to users as reminders on sending feedback
reactions:writeAdd and edit emoji reactionsEnables the application to react to a user’s slack command providing immediate feedback

Storage of Bot Token. To ensure secure communication with Slack’s API, the bot token generated during installation is stored in a database within Tandem’s platform’s secure VPC (see Platform details below).

Feedback Generation Threads. The application provides a feedback generation feature accessed via the “/draft-feedback” slash command.User-initiated feedback generation threads are created.All messages exchanged between users and the application, within each feedback generation thread, are stored in a database on Tandem’s platform.As per the Slack Developer Policy, all data will be removed within 14 days of the app being removed from a workspace.

Slack App OpenAI Integration. As part of the feedback generation process, the application uses OpenAI’s API to interpret messages received from users and help generate feedback scripts. Messages that are part of feedback generation threads are securely sent to OpenAI. All communications sent to OpenAI are encrypted in transit. As per OpenAI’s API data usage policy, messages sent to OpenAI are not used to train its models and are deleted 30 days after being received.

Do we use cookies?

SUMMARY:

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.  You can choose to disable cookies, but if you do, your ability to use or access certain parts of our website may be affected.

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We use cookies and other similar identifiers to understand and save your preferences for future visits, to advertise to you on other sites, and to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. You can find information on popular browsers and how to adjust your cookie preferences at the following websites:

However, if you choose to disable cookies, you may be unable to access certain parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies and/or you have not accepted our cookies policy, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our site.

How to Access and Control Your Personal Data (Data Subject Rights)

SUMMARY:

Customers are responsible for how the Services are used by members of their organization. How you can access and control your personal data will depend on how your company determines to use the Services. You do not have to provide personal information to us, however, if you do not, it may affect our ability to provide our Services to you and your use of our Services.

You can opt out from receiving marketing communications from us by using the opt-out link on the communication

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Responsibility. Our Customers are solely responsible for determining whether and how they wish to use our Services. They are also responsible for ensuring that all individuals using the Services on the Customer’s behalf or at their request, as well as all individuals whose personal data may be included in Customer Data processed through the Services, have been provided with adequate notice. They must also be given informed consent to the processing of their personal data, where such consent is necessary or advised, and that all legal requirements applicable to the collection, recording, use or other processing of data through our Services are fully met by the Customer, including specifically in the context of an employment relationship. Our Customers are also responsible for handling data subject rights requests under applicable law, by their Users and other individuals whose data they process through the Services.

Data Erasure.  You can request that Tandem delete your personal data by sending your Administrator a written request. On your behalf, your Administrator can email support@nulltandem.team with “Delete data request” in the subject line. We will use reasonable efforts to respond to your request within 14 days, but in all events within 30 days of our receipt of the request.  Please note that we retain billing and usage metadata about a company or individual as required for compliance with law and regulation.

Information from third parties. If we receive personal information about you from a third party, we will protect it as set out in this Privacy Policy. If you are a third party providing personal information about somebody else, you represent and warrant that you have such person’s consent to provide the personal information to us.

Access (Australian residents only). You may request access to the personal information that we hold about you.  An administrative fee may be payable for the provision of such information. Please note, in some situations, we may be legally permitted to withhold access to your personal information. If we cannot provide access to your information, we will advise you as soon as reasonably possible and provide you with the reasons for our refusal and any mechanism available to complain about the refusal. If we can provide access to your information in another form that still meets your needs, then we will take reasonable steps to give you such access.

Correction (Australian residents only). If you believe that any information we hold about you is inaccurate, out of date, incomplete, irrelevant or misleading, please contact us using the details below. We will take reasonable steps to promptly correct any information found to be inaccurate, out of date, incomplete, irrelevant or misleading. Please note, in some situations, we may be legally permitted to not correct your personal information. If we cannot correct your information, we will advise you as soon as reasonably possible and provide you with the reasons for our refusal and any mechanism available to complain about the refusal.

Complaints. If you wish to make a complaint, please contact us using the details below and provide us with full details of the complaint. We will promptly investigate your complaint and respond to you, in writing, setting out the outcome of our investigation and the steps we will take in response to your complaint.

Your Communications Preferences.  You can choose whether you wish to receive marketing communications from us. If you receive marketing communications from us and would like to opt out, you can do so by following the directions in that communication.  Please note that these choices do not apply to mandatory communications that are part of the Services, or to surveys or other informational communications that have their own unsubscribe method.

Third Party Links. Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website or through our Services. If you access other websites using the links provided, the operators of these websites may collect information from you that will be used by them in accordance with their privacy policies. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Where we Store and Process Personal Data; International Transfers. Personal data collected by Tandem may be stored and processed in the United States or in any other country where Tandem or its affiliates, future subsidiaries or service providers maintain facilities.  The storage location(s) are chosen in order to operate efficiently, to improve performance, and to create redundancies in order to protect the data in the event of an outage or other problem. We take steps to ensure that the data we collect is processed according to the provisions of this Policy, and the requirements of applicable law wherever the data is located.

Additional Notices & Contact Details

Children’s Privacy. Our websites and Services are not intended for children under the age of 18 and we do not knowingly collect the personal information of children under the age of 18. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received the personal information of a child under the age of 18, we will delete such information from our records to extent permitted by law.

California Site Ownership Disclosure. Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California residents are entitled to the following specific consumer rights information: The provider of this website is Tandem, Inc., 13980 W. 78th Avenue, Arvada, CO, 80005 United States. To file a complaint regarding this website or to receive further information regarding use of this website, send a letter to the above address or contact us via e-mail at beta@nullgetmintable.com. You may also contact the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the Department of Consumer Affairs in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N 112, Sacramento CA 95834 or by telephone at 1-800-952-5210.

California “Do Not Track” Disclosure. “Do Not Track” is a web browser privacy preference that causes the browser to broadcast a signal to websites requesting that the user’s activity not be tracked. Currently, our websites do not respond to “Do Not Track” signals.

Non-Discrimination Notice. We will not discriminate against you for exercising your privacy rights under law or this Privacy Policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We will update this privacy statement when necessary to reflect customer feedback and changes in our Services. When we post changes to this statement, we will revise the “last updated” date at the top of the statement. If there are material changes to the statement or in how Tandem will use your personal data, we will notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes before they take effect or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to learn how Tandem is protecting your information.

How to Contact Us

If you have a technical or support question, please contact us at support@nulltandem.team or lodge a request through this form.

If you have a privacy concern, complaint, or a question, please contact us by sending us an email at support@nulltandem.team. We will respond to questions or concerns within 30 days.

Unless otherwise stated, The Mintable, Inc. dba Tandem Team, Inc. is a data controller for personal data we collect through the Services subject to this statement. Our address is 13980 W78th Avenue, Arvada, CO, 80005 United States.