Quorum runs on StayPrivate’s fully managed, dedicated servers, located in secure Tier 4 data centres within the UK. Tier 4 data centres adhere to the most stringent standards and are designed to host mission critical computer systems. Our data centres operate fully redundant subsystems (such as air conditioning, network access, power supply, fire protection) and have separate security zones controlled by biometric access. To further ensure durability, we back up encrypted versions of all our systems and data daily to the cloud and, periodically, in physical format too.
All files you share or store using Quorum are encrypted and stored in the Amazon S3 Cloud in Ireland, which is designed to provide 99.999999999% durability over a twelve month period. This durability level corresponds to an average annual expected loss of 0.000000001% of objects a year. For example, if you store 10,000 files with us, you can on average expect to incur a loss of one file once every 10,000,000 years. In addition, Amazon S3 is designed to sustain the concurrent loss of data in two facilities.
We use versioning, which means that we preserve every version of every file you store, so that you cannot accidentally delete or overwrite important data. All old versions of files are stored fully encrypted in a restricted access area and are deleted after an appropriate period of time.
All your communications and information are encrypted both in transit and in storage. We use one of the most secure encryption algorithms available (AES 256) and all files are further encrypted by us before we store them in the cloud, meaning that Amazon does not have access to any of your information. Encryption keys are not shared between users, but are derived dynamically, meaning that even in the unlikely event of a catastrophic breach of data security, all your information would remain fully encrypted.
Access is secured by password and PIN (two-step authentication). Users can log-out from other devices remotely and there are a range of other security settings, including, for example, the option to automatically receive email notifications each time an account is accessed (the online version of a burglar alarm).
All communications and information are shared only between the sender and the recipient(s). In other words, users only have access to their own information. The Quorum user interface is designed to minimise the risk of accidentally sharing information inappropriately.
All data reside in the European Union and are protected by European Union Data Protection laws. StayPrivate Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Always Organised Ltd, which is registered under UK Data Protection laws with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
We have been awarded ISO 27001 accreditation, the international standard defining best practice for information security management systems.
All your files are stored in your company’s unique secure space within the Amazon S3 Cloud. Your information remains your legal property at all times. In the unlikely event of StayPrivate Ltd defaulting or otherwise failing to deliver the service, we will create a single account granting you direct access to your company’s secure area. In order to remove any dependency on StayPrivate, we also offer an additional back up service, whereby we set up and keep up-to-date your own entirely independent back up area, containing a copy of all your company’s information and encrypted using a key which you hold and keep safe.
With ChatFOSS, no one can search for you. No one can find you. No one can know what you are doing.
ChatFOSS carries no advertising and offers no in-app purchases.
Your information remains yours only.
Take control with ChatFOSS.
Send messages, share photos, swap videos and video chat with your friends.
Have fun, play, make mistakes, share emotions and socialise with friends the way humans have always done naturally, in private.ChatFOSS is designed to work like the real world, not like social media.
The digital age has created new, exciting ways to communicate.
There are great benefits from being able to communicate better, but the technology and its commercialisation make exploitation much easier too.
ChatFOSS puts the very best technology into your hands so that you can use it the way you want to.
ChatFOSS provides you with a separately encrypted space for every conversation or exchange of information.
All communications are private between the sender and the recipient or recipients.
ChatFOSS encrypts all communications, both in transit and in storage. It supports all industry standards.
ChatFOSS functionality has been designed to bring the best out of people, supporting honesty, and integrity. For example:
To be friends with someone you must first accept their invitation. No one can remove anyone but oneself from a group. No one knows who your other friends are. Everyone can see the full relationship history.
Because we do not run advertisements, we do not make more money the longer you are on the app.
ChatFOSS is designed for you to take an active role, to enjoy chatting and sharing with your friends rather than trawling passively.
We do not want you to be 'hooked'. We want you to take control.
Playing with friends is not just fun, it is how children learn many of the social skills they will need later.
ChatFOSS provides a safe place for children to learn the social skills they will need to interact and communicate online.
Protected from the outside world, children can play, have fun, make mistakes, and learn from them.
In ChatFOSS, a parent is either informed or must consent each time their child adds a new friend or group.
Once a friendship is established, children can communicate in private, as they do normally in the real world.
If a child does need support, their communication history with each friend is there, ready to access.
As the online world becomes more a part of everyday life, the way humans interact and communicate online is also changing.
It is important that we and our children are not passengers in this process.
We should understand what is happening, learn what it means for us, and take responsibility.
ChatFOSS is a practical tool for educating children about communicating online, social media and online safety.
It gives your pupils a safe place to learn how to communicate online.
We go to schools to set up ChatFOSS and to educate children, parents and teachers. Contact us for more details.
ChatFOSS is perfect for families to stay in touch and share private moments.
Set up different groups for sharing family photos, private thoughts, birthday surprises, latest news.
All organised and at your fingertips on any device, mobile, tablet or computer.
ChatFOSS uses state-of-the-art security and communications technology throughout.
Using the same infrastructure and encryption algorithms that StayPrivate uses for the financial services and legal sectors, you can be sure that your information is safe with ChatFOSS.