Greplin’s Privacy Policy

If necessary, we will share information to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, to establish or exercise our legal rights or, defend against legal claims and if in our judgment in such circumstances disclosure is required or appropriate. We may share your personal information if we believe it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our various terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.

From Greplin’s Privacy Policy, one of the first I’ve actually read in a while. Greplin will only share your information under three circumstances: “With your explicit consent,” “Where it is necessary to complete a transaction,” and “Where necessary by law.” So if you’re involved in anything illegal or have any reason to believe that law enforcement might be looking into you, don’t sign up for Greplin. Although judging by a quick Google Search, this is pretty common to Privacy Policies. It just seems different when you’re granting access to all of your emails, Facebook activity (including messages), files (through Dropbox or Google Docs), and more. Since Greplin searches cloud services, this stuff is all online already, but this means creating a single point of access to tons of private cloud data. I haven’t put this much trust in an online service since Backblaze and LastPass (which are more sensitive, but also more established).

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