Sblack - Lightweight Slack client for Mac Privacy Policy

Updated April 4, 2019


This is the privacy policy for our app Sblack (“our product”), and it is also the privacy policy for this website.

This product and this website, which provides information about the product and the ability to download it, are created and maintained by Francesco Di Lorenzo and Fabrizio Rinaldi (“us” or “we”).

Slack is a software-as-a-service web-based service found at We use technology called WKWebView to render this service as a desktop application. We have no business relationship nor any operating relationship with Slack. Our product, ‘Sblack’, use what Slack makes publicly available in its web sevice.

Your privacy is very important to us, that’s why we have developed this Privacy Policy to explain our policy with respect personally identifiable data (“Data”, “Personal Data”) and other information that is collected from those who use our site and our Products.

Data Controllers and Owners

Francesco Di Lorenzo and Fabrizio Rinaldi,

Information we collect

Among the types of personal data that this Application collects, there are:

  1. email addresses, Cookies, and Usage data collected on this website;
  2. Information collected in social media such as Twitter in accounts identified as our official accounts;
  3. Information collected inside ‘Sblack’. This information is limited and not personally identifiable, used to analyse general usage patterns and improve our products.

Information collected in this site

You might download our product on this site. We tracks downloads and other events happening on our site to be informed about usage trends and the website performance. You can also sign up for our newsletter; if so, we use that information to send you updates and news about our products, as explicitly stated on the website. By entering this site, you agree to review, become familiar with, and accept this privacy policy. We do not collect any credit card information on this site.

In operating this Site, we may use a technology called “cookies.” A cookie is a piece of information that the computer that hosts our site gives to your browser when you access the site. Our cookies help provide additional functionality to the site and help us analyse site usage more accurately. For instance, our site may set a cookie on your browser that allows you to access the site without needing to remember and then enter a password more than once during a visit to the site. In all cases in which we use cookies, we will not collect Personal Data except with your permission. On most web browsers, you will find a “help” section on the toolbar. Please refer to this section for information on how to receive notification when you are receiving a new cookie and how to turn cookies off. We recommend that you leave cookies turned on because they allow you to take advantage of some of the site’s features.

Analytics on this website

We reserve the right to participate with third party analytics partners to monitor and analyze Web traffic and can be used to keep track of user behavior on this site. We use Clicky to log and analyze the traffic to our web site. You may review Clicky’s Privacy Policy. A “Unique ID” tracking cookie is used for the legitimate purpose of identifying unique visitors, but otherwise no Personal Data is logged.

Information collected in our products

Users can login to their Slack accounts inside our app, to make it function as a client to the aforementioned service; this login information is freely provided by the User, and is transmitted securely to Slack servers to allow the user to login with his/her account within our product. We then use the email addresses used to login in our product to enable some features like account switching. We don’t read or store passwords of our users nor transmit emails used to login to their Slack accounts to our servers.

Our products are designed to enhance the user experience of the Slack service, and don’t change or affect a user’s Slack account. Essentially, the user’s Slack accounts and their settings are changed by our product only to the extent that is already possible in a regular browser, and only via explicit action performed exclusively and solely by the user.

Cookies inside our products

Any use of Cookies by this Application, unless stated otherwise, serves to identify Users and remember their preferences, for the sole purpose of providing the service required by the User. Users are responsible for any Personal Data of third parties obtained, published or shared through this Application and confirm that they have the third party’s consent to provide the Data to the Owner.



No personally identifiable data is reported to or stored on our servers unless you specifically provide it on a case-by-case basis (e.g., crash report annotations, support emails). We do not share your Personal Data or Usage Data with outside parties except to the extent necessary to accomplish our Products functionality and for our products marketing purposes, as explained in the next paragraph.

We use reporting technologies in our Products to learn how users in the aggregate — never individually — use the product. We collect this information via third party services like Fabric (Privacy Policy) and Visual Studio App Center (Privacy Policy). Hence Usage Data is collected only to operate and improve the app and customer support. All the Usage Data we gather through Fabric and App Center is anonymous. We may share anonymous, aggregate statistics regarding our Products usage with outside parties, such as how many people are using the app on a given month.

We may use thirdy-party advertising companies like Twitter Ads to serve advertisements on our behalf. These companies may use a cookie or an action tag, also known as a Web Beacon or a 1 pixel .gif file, to tailor advertisements you see on other sites and to measure the effectiveness of their advertising. These cookies, action tags or similar files do not contain any Personal information.

As you opt-in to our Newsletters, you accept that we may share limited Personal information with certain display advertising partners like Twitter Ads, to help us advertise our products via retargeting ads. The techniques our partners employ do not collect personal information such as your name, email address, postal address or telephone number.

You can opt-out or retargeting any given time checking this help page.

We may disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (i) comply with a legal obligation, (ii) protect and defend our rights or property, (iii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Site or the public, or (iv) protect against legal liability.

Collection Information from Children

We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If we determine we have collected personal information from a child younger than 13 years of age, we will take reasonable measures to remove that information from our systems. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any personal information through this site and/or our product. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s Internet usage and to help enforce this Policy by instructing their children never to provide personal information through this site and/or our product without their permission.

The rights of Users

Users may exercise certain rights regarding their Personal Data processed by us. In particular, Users have the right to do the following:

Data Protection Officer To communicate with our Data Protection Officer, please email


We take reasonable steps to protect the Personal Data provided via the Site from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no Internet or e-mail transmission is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from this Site may not be secure. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail and/or Internet transmission. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any Personal Data to us or via the Internet.

We advice to not share your Slack user name and password with anyone. If you believe or find out that your login credentials are in the wrong hands, you should immediately change your password. We also recommend activating Slack two-factor authentication. We are not responsible for such unauthorized access unless the access is our fault.

We does not rent, sell, or share personally identifiable information about you with non-affiliated third parties (other than our subsidiaries and affiliates), except to provide products or services you’ve requested, when we have your permission.

Changes to this policy

We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time by giving notice to its Users on this page and possibly within this Website and/or - as far as technically and legally feasible - sending a notice to Users via any contact information available to us. It is strongly recommended to check this page often, referring to the date of the last modification listed at the top. This Privacy Policy is also easily accessible in our product.

Should the changes affect processing activities performed on the basis of the User’s consent, the Owner shall collect new consent from the User, where required.

By voluntarily providing us with Personal Data, you are consenting to our use of it in accordance with this Privacy Policy. By using our product, you consent to this Privacy Policy as well.


You may always reach us at We will take reasonable steps to update or correct Personal Data in our possession that you have previously submitted via this Site. Feel free to contact us if you have any question regarding this Privacy Policy, this site or our product.