Our core values are:
- Privacy by design. Privacy shouldn't be an afterthought. We built StartMail from scratch, and privacy has always been our main objective.
- Encryption made easy. Encryption is a must to achieve privacy. While existing encryption solutions for email are cumbersome, StartMail makes encryption easy for everyone.
- Optimal security. Privacy and security must go hand in hand. There can be no privacy without security.
- Minimal data retention. We store and process as little personal information about you as possible.
- Transparency of purpose. We have no hidden agenda with your information. If we store your data at all, we always tell you exactly why.
- Responsible protection of users' civil rights. We believe communications privacy is a fundamental right. StartMail protects your email against unauthorized and unconstitutional intrusions.
- Transparency about our solutions and remaining threat vectors. 100% privacy or security does not exist. We strive to be as open and clear as possible about what our solution can and cannot offer.
Definitions of the capitalized terms are included in the Terms of Service.