Privacy Policy


Overview and definitions.

Overview. This is the privacy policy for Zive, Inc., and its product, Kiwi for Gmail. It is also the privacy policy for the Kiwi for Gmail website.

Definitions. Much of this policy concerns the Kiwi for Gmail website (the “site,” “webpage,” “website,” “page,” or “domain”) of Zive, Incorporated (“Zive”, “we”, “us,” “the company,” and/or “our”). The site, located at, provides users with information about Kiwi for Gmail, a consumer software product that presents Gmail on the desktop of personal computers. Kiwi for Gmail is made by Zive. The website also offers information about the product; technical tips about using the product, Gmail, email, and other common internet functions; frequently asked questions. Finally, the website contains contains content generated by customers and non-customers via comments responding to blog posts, FAQs, a support community page, and other places that may be added from time to time. Together, all of the people who submit information intended for publication on the site, as well as people who view the site  and people who use the site in the process of making a purchase, are called “users.” (We may also address users as “you.”) Any content users write or generate on the site is called “user-generated content.” In some instances in this policy, “user-generated content” also means expressions people may post on third-party social media sites including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. The sum total of information on the site and in our social media presences, whether originating from us or from users, is called “website content.

No claim to accuracy of user-generated content.

User-generated content may or may not be curated or fact-checked by us. We make no warranty or claim concerning the accuracy of user-generated content, even if we have edited or altered the copy. We may edit user-generated copy but this does not mean we have verified underlying information and claims.

No relationship to Gmail, Google, or Alphabet.

Gmail, a software-as-a-service web-based email service, is found at It is a product of Google, which is a subsidiary of Alphabet, Inc. Kiwi for Gmail uses proprietary software known as the “Zive Development Platform” to render Gmail as a desktop application and, specifically, as an email client. We have no business relationship nor any operating relationship with Gmail, Google, or Alphabet. Our product, Kiwi for Gmail, uses what Google makes publicly available in Gmail and other Google-owned productivity applications.

Relationship with Apple Inc. and other points of purchase.

Via its Mac App Store, Apple acts as the primary distributor and sales agent for Kiwi for Gmail. Apple does not own Kiwi for Gmail. From time to time, we may use other points of purchase, abiding by their privacy policies -- as we abide by Apple’s privacy policy for the Mac App Store. The Mac App Store also reports reviews of Zive products. Zive has no control over privacy issues with respect to these reviews; users are referred to Apple’s privacy policy for evaluating such issues.

Our policy concerning user privacy.

Your privacy is very important to Zive. Accordingly, we have developed this Privacy Policy to explain our policy with respect personally identifiable data (“personal data”) and other information that is collected from those who use our site.

Where We Collect Information:

We collect information from you in four arenas:

  1. Information collected in this site, specifically the domain.

  2. Information collected in social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn in accounts identified as our official accounts.

  3. Information collected inside Kiwi for Gmail. This is explained below. But at the outset, it is important to know that information collected inside the application is extremely limited and not personally identifiable. More will be explained in detail below.

  4. Information collected inside the Apple Mac App Store and other points of purchase

1. Information collected in this site

When you interact with us through the site, we may collect personal data and other information from you.

You might purchase Kiwi for Gmail using this site. We use software that tracks purchase patterns and advises us about purchasing trends and patterns. This information is not and cannot be reported at the individual purchaser level. We use this information to observe and adjust our marketing activities.

You might sign up for a newsletter. If so, we use that information to convey news to you according to the preferences you set. We may use that information to contact you about marketing, but only with your permission. If you ask us not to do this, we won’t.

You might leave a comment on blog post, a tech support question in our user community including FAQs, or in another place that affords users the opportunity to express themselves. These comments will be retained by the site. We may also use the comments in marketing, but not with identifying information.

At no time, other than to maintain communication with you, will Zive use personally identifiable data or offer it to other users, including other companies. This prohibition also covers vendors who work with Zive under contract to operate our advertising, social media engagement, public relations, and consumer marketing programs.

By entering this site, you agree to review, become familiar with, and accept this privacy policy.

We do not collect any credit card information, financial account information, driver’s license numbers and/or social security numbers through the site.

By voluntarily providing us with Personal Data, you are consenting to our use of it in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you provide Personal Data to this Site, you acknowledge and agree that such Personal Data may be transferred from your current location to the offices and servers of Zive and the authorized third parties referred to herein located in the United States.

When you interact with Zive through the site, we receive and store certain personally non-identifiable information. Such information, which is collected passively using various technologies, cannot be used to specifically identify you. Zive may store such information itself and/or such information may be included in databases owned and maintained by Zive affiliates, agents or service providers. This site may use such information and pool it with other information to track, for example, the total number of visitors to our site, the number of visitors to each page of our site, and the domain names of our visitors' internet service providers. It is important to note that no Personal Data is available or used in this process.  

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 analyze 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.

Surveys, Contests and Other Special Offers: From time to time, we may offer our users the opportunity to participate in surveys, contest and other special offers.  If you elect to participate in these services, you will need to provide certain Personal Data.

Questions and Requests: If you contact us by e-mail, we will use the Personal Data you provide to answer your question or resolve your problem.

Contacting You About Other Products, Services and Events:  If you opt-in, Zive and/or third parties may use your Personal Data to contact you in the future to tell you about products, services and events that may be of interest to you.

Research and Data Analysis: In an ongoing effort to better understand and serve the users, Zive often conducts research on its customer demographics, interests and behavior based on the Personal Data and other information provided to us. This research may be compiled and analyzed on an aggregate basis, and Zive may share this aggregate data with advertisers, researchers, business partners, publications, and other third parties. This aggregate information does not identify you personally

Service Improvement: We may use your Personal Data, aggregated Personal Data and other personally non-identifiable information collected through the Site to help us improve the content and functionality of the Site, to better understand our users and to improve our product and services.

2. Information collected via social media.

When you interact with us through our social media presences such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn, we may collect personal data and other information from you.

We may use your comments in internal marketing analysis. We can use your profile information to learn personal data and information about you which you voluntarily disclose publicly via social media. In other words, if anyone on the internet can find it, then so can we. If we seek to use the information in marketing campaigns, we will ask for your permission.

We can also use your personal data to reply to your correspondence submitted via social media.

If you respond to advertising or posts on social media, we may collect aggregate information about trends regarding readership of posts and sales activity taking place as a result of certain advertisements online. These data collection efforts are always reported in the aggregate, not at the individual level.

3. Information collected inside Kiwi for Gmail.

Although Kiwi for Gmail is designed as a desktop application to help users improve their experience with Gmail, Kiwi for Gmail does not change a user’s Gmail account, except to receive and send mail or change settings as directed exclusively and solely by the user. Nor does Kiwi for Gmail add or amend the folder or label structure of Gmail. Essentially, Gmail is changed by Kiwi for Gmail only to the extent that the user would change the user’s Gmail account without Kiwi for Gmail and using Gmail in a browser.

We use reporting technologies in Kiwi for Gmail to learn how users in the aggregate — never individually — use the product. We collect information about frequency of use, operating systems users employ, country of origin, the last previous use of Kiwi for Gmail, and crash reports.

You may opt-in to providing anonymous usage data within the application. This information includes which features are used and how often. 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).

4. Information collected inside the Apple Mac App Store and other points of purchase.

The Apple Mac App store and other points of purchase will collect credit card information and other information about you. Your reviews of Kiwi for Gmail may be stored and displayed online. User of this information is governed by the privacy policies of Apple and other companies which are points of purchase for Zive. Individual details about credit card information and other specifics of purchases are not reported to us. Collective information about sales volume and trends are reported to us, however.

Additional information concerning user privacy.

Our Disclosure of Your Personal Data and Other Information:

We consider your Personal Data and privacy to be a vital part of our relationship with you. There are, however, certain circumstances in which we may share your Personal Data with certain third parties without further notice to you, as set forth below:

Your Choices

You can use the Site without providing any Personal Data. However, if you choose not to provide any Personal Data, you may not be able to use certain services we offer.  For example, you will not be able to use blog comments.

Links to Other Web Sites

This Privacy Policy applies only to the Site. This Site may contain links to other web sites not operated or controlled by Zive (the “Third Party Sites”). The policies and procedures we described here do not apply to the Third Party Sites. The links from this Site do not imply that Zive endorses or has reviewed the Third Party Sites. We suggest contacting those sites directly for information on their privacy policies.


Zive takes 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 Zive via the Internet.

Changes to Zive’s Privacy Policy

The Site and our business may change from time to time. As a result, at times it may be necessary for Zive to make changes to this Privacy Policy. Zive reserves the right to update or modify this Privacy Policy at any time and from time to time without prior notice. Please review this policy periodically, and especially before you provide any Personal Data. Your continued use of the Site after any changes or revisions to this Privacy Policy shall indicate your agreement with the terms of such revised Privacy Policy.

Contacting Zive

You may contact us as specified below. We will take reasonable steps to update or correct Personal Data in our possession that you have previously submitted via this Site.

Please also feel free to contact us if you have any questions about Zive’s Privacy Policy or the information practices of this Site. You may contact us as follows: [email protected]