The Privacy Tech label
The security of your data is our priority.
After the the audit of technical, organisational and legal practices smsmode© obtained this label in the "Data Processor Compliant Solution" category for a period of 3 years until March 2025.
As the first SaaS messaging platform to be awarded the label, this distinction recognises our excellence in privacy as a supplier, which reinforces our clients' commitments as a data controller.
This label created by the AFNOR aims to enhance the work of compliance with the GDPR and distinguishes web solutions that have a virtuous use of personal data entrusted to them.
See the smsmode© file on the Privacy Tech website
The security of your data
An encryption and data backup policy
Our Privacy By Design approach is reflected in the encryption of all data processed by our system stored in France in Marseille (INTERXION MRS1) and Paris (SCALEWAY DC4).
A log of the actions carried out
Each customer area is equipped with a logbook allowing a follow-up of all the actions carried out on the account, as well as the author of each action since the creation of the account.
A secure source code repository
The source code of our solution as well as our information system benefit from constant improvements and a secure external backup available at all times.
An SAP, a DRP and an ISPP
The S.A.P. (Security Assurance Plan) details the cybersecurity requirements to which we conform. These requirements concern our organisation as well as our information system, and are detailed in our ISSP (Information System Security Plan), which we communicate to our customers to show the actions implemented. We also provide a DRP (Disaster Recovery Plan) to detail the protocol implemented in the event of failure.
The P.A.S. also serves as a basis for supporting our clients in their compliance with the GDPR if the CEPD or another organisation require a privacy impact assessment of their solution.
A commitment to transparency
A personal data protection policy
smsmode© implements strict data protection measures, adapted to the risks and to the nature of our activity. These measures, validated by our DPO, result in a strong internal data protection policy, encryption and high security storage.
A Data Protection Officer (DPO) declared to the CNIL
smsmode© has chosen Pint Avocats as its DPO. Pint Avocats accompanies us in our approach of total respect of the obligations related to the GDPR. Our DPO also advises us in our "Privacy by Design" approach: our will to protect personal data from the conception of our solution.
A treatment register
This document, provided by our DPO, attests to our compliance with article 30.2 of the GDPR. This documentation allows us to prove the compliance of our solution with the requirements of the GDPR.
An information procedure
The data that passes through our services is subject to constant monitoring. smsmode© guarantees the existence and effectiveness of procedures that are immediately triggered in the event of data leakage or loss.
Feasible external audit procedures
In its transparent approach smsmode© offers its clients the possibility of interfering an independent organisation to audit our solution. In addition, we carry out pentest once a year to ensure the performance of our tools and processes.
Respect of your rights
A commitment not to transfer any data outside the European Union
This approach allows us to ensure full GDPR compliance without the risk of one of our suppliers being subject to legislation whose prerogatives would be contrary to the rules set by the GDPR. We can therefore guarantee that data passing through our services will not be transferred outside the EU under any circumstances.
Minimisation of collection and processing
The collection of personal data is limited to what is strictly necessary. The data stored are only those relevant to the purpose for which they are processed.
Limiting access to personal data to employees
The data that passes through our platform is anonymised and its visibility is restricted to those persons who must ensure the proper execution of the service. They are kept for the time necessary for the intended purpose.
Total deletion by overwriting of data beyond 1 year
smsmode© allows its customers to delete their messages and information at any time. By default, smsmode© carries out a deletion of all messaging histories after one year of conservation.
Data import/export functionality
All the data hosted on our platform (messages, reports, contact databases, etc.) can be exported from the client space and can be used by clients in any way they wish, making our service completely reversible.
Tutorials on how to use our platform
smsmode© provides all its customers with a complete and accessible user guide in order to benefit from our solution in full awareness.
What is Privacy Tech?
Privacy Tech is a collaborative innovation project to promote privacy-conscious solutions on the Internet.
Its label, awarded in association with AFNOR Certification after a thorough and 100% independent audit, is a guarantee of trust and a tool for promoting French solutions that make data protection a priority.
Since the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation on 25 May 2018 many compliance solutions have emerged, but nothing could guarantee their effectiveness. The creation of an independent label was therefore vital in shaping the future face of the digital world and enabling businesses to make the right choice.