Ouisync Terms of Use & Privacy Notice

1. Overview

This Ouisync Terms of Use (the “Agreement”), along with our Privacy Notice (collectively, the “Terms”), govern your use of Ouisync - an online file synchronization protocol and software. By installing and running the Ouisync application, you indicate your assent to be bound by and to comply with this Agreement between you and eQualitie inc. (“eQualitie”, “we”, or “us”). Usage of the Ouisync application and the Ouisync network (the Service) is provided by eQualitie at no cost and is intended for use as is.

2. Terms of use

The Ouisync application is built in-line with eQualitie’s values. By using this software you agree that you will not use Ouisync to publish, share, or store materials that is contrary to the underlying values nor the letter of the laws of Quebec or Canada or the International Bill of Human Rights, including content that:

3. Privacy Notice

This section is used to inform visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information if anyone decides to use our Service. 3.1 Data Collection The OuiSync team values user privacy and thus does not collect any user information. The Ouisync app is designed to be able to provide file sharing services without a user ID, name, nickname, user account or any other form of user data.  We don’t know who uses our app and with whom they sync or share their data.  

3.2 Data Sharing

Ouisync (and eQualit.ie) does not share any data with any third parties. 

3.3 Security Practices

Data that the user uploads into the Ouisync repositories is end-to-end encrypted in transit as well as at rest.  This includes metadata such as file names, sizes, folder structure etc. Within Ouisync, data is readable only by the person who uploaded the data  and those persons with whom they shared their repositories. 

You can learn more about the encryption techniques used in our documentation.

The Ouisync app stores users’ data on an ‘Always-On Peer’, which is a server located in Canada.  All data is stored as encrypted chunks and is not readable by the server or its operators.  The purpose of this server is simply to bridge the gaps between peers who are not online at the same time.  All data is periodically purged from this server - its purpose is not to provide permanent data storage but simply facilitation of data syncing by peers.

If you have a reason to believe that your personal data has been illegaly obtained and shared by other Ouisync users, please contact us at the address below.

3.4 Deletion of your data from our Always-On-Peer server

The simplest way to delete your data is by deleting files or repositories from your own device.  Any file deletion will be propagated to all your peers - ie, if you have Write access to a repository, you can delete any files within it and the same files will be deleted from your peers’ repositories as well as from our Always-On-Peer.  If you need to delete only the repositories from our Always-On-Peer (but still keep them in your own repository on your own device), please contact us at the address below.

Note: The Ouisync team cannot delete individual files from repositories, as it is not possible to identify them because they are encrypted.  We are able to delete whole repositories if you send us the link to the repository that needs to be deleted.

3.5 Log Data

The OuiSync app creates logfiles on users’ devices.  Their purpose is only to log device’s activity to facilitate the debugging process in case the user experiences difficulties in connecting with their peers or otherwise in using the Ouisync app.  The logfile remains on a user’s device unless the user decides to send it to us for support purposes.

If the user does decide to contact us, the personally indetifiable data we may collect is:

None of this data is shared with any third parties. 

3.6 Cookies

The Ouisync app does not use cookies.

This Service may contain links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Note that these external sites are not operated by us. Therefore, we strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of these websites. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

3.8 Children’s Privacy

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children. We encourage all children to never submit any personally identifiable information through the Application and/or Services. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their childrens’ Internet usage and to help enforce this Policy by instructing their children never to provide personally identifiable information through the Application and/or Services without their permission. If you have reason to believe that a child has provided personally identifiable information to us through the Application and/or Services, please contact us. You must also be at least 16 years of age to consent to the processing of your personally identifiable information in your country (in some countries we may allow your parent or guardian to do so on your behalf).

3.9 Changes to these Terms

We may update our Terms from time to time. Thus, you are advised to review this page periodically for any changes.

This policy is effective as of 2022-03-09.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us at: support [at] ouisync [dot] net.