With the announcement of Google Drive on Tuesday (April 24, 2012) - a web based product where users can "create, share, collaborate, and keep all of (their) stuff" - many became worried about the privacy of the information that they store while using cloud computing systems and programs. Not long after Drive was announced, people began Tweeting and blogging about Google's Terms of Service and comparing them to similar cloud-based products such as Dropbox and Microsoft's SkyDrive. In a Nutshell, Google's Terms of Service says anything stored in Drive belongs to Google, while Dropbox and SkyDrive say that anything stored in their systems belongs to the user.
Here at AgencyBloc, we take no ownership over any information that our users upload and/or store in our system and we take security of that information very seriously.
How do we compare to Google Drive?
Google Drive Terms of Service: "When you upload or otherwise submit content to our Services, you give Google (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works..."
AgencyBloc Terms of Service: "We claim no intellectual property rights over the material you provide to the Service. Your Content and files uploaded remain yours."
"The confidentiality and integrity of your data is of the utmost importance to AgencyBloc. In addition to a variety of controls securing your data, we also have an extensive QA process to prevent any type of data loss or integrity issue. We also do not hold your data hostage - you own it and can pull various forms of Excel/CSV exports at any time."
We understand the security concerns that people have when it comes to personal and/or business-related information. When users send us their "books of business" or other confidential files, we use an encrypted channel - this way no files end up in the wrong hands. When using AgencyBloc to manage your agency, you don't have to worry about your data being shared or held hostage - it's your data, not ours.