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Employee privacy & safety concerns for Time Doctor users

Not to worry! These concerns almost always dissolve once employees understand how Time Doctor works. Let us explain:

Besides helping employees to manage their time through prioritized task lists, Time Doctor lets business owners & managers see how time is being spent. That means that once you install Time Doctor, your manager will be able to see when you worked, how much time you spent on which projects & tasks, and which websites & applications you used. Managers can use this information to run their operation more effectively.

Want to know exactly what information your manager can see about your work? Easy! Just log into your account on the Time Doctor website, and you'll have access to exactly the same reports and data about your work that your manager can see.

Time Doctor ONLY tracks how you spend your time when you're working. If you tell the Time Doctor software that you're on a break (by clicking the "Break") button, Time Doctor stops recording your activities until you tell Time Doctor that you've begun working again. And of course if you sign out of Time Doctor or close the application, none of your activities will be recorded.

Our position on privacy issues is that a company has the right to know what team members are doing during work hours, and has no right at all to know what team members are doing during their breaks or after working.

If your manager is using the "screenshots" feature, you'll also be able to see all screenshots that were taken while you were working, and can delete any screenshots that you choose (the associated time would also be deducted from your work hours). We've included this screenshot removal option to give you control over your privacy.

Is your data safe? You bet. All communication to our servers is secured by SSL encryption. The files on the server are encrypted to provide an extra level of security for company data. The servers are located in secure enterprise datacenter facilities with 24/7 monitoring and hosting support, so you can rest assured that your data is safe.

Once you start using Time Doctor and experience how it works and what is recorded, we're sure you'll be comfortable with it, and will also find it to be an effective time management tool. A significant percentage of our customers are individuals who use Time Doctor simply to organize their tasks & manage their own time better (no one else is managing them).

Many employees who use Time Doctor (especially employees who work remotely) are happy that their managers finally know how much time they really do spend working, erasing any doubts that they may be less productive than other team members.

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