:wave: I'm GatorDo you ever send Slack messages to people in different time zones? Or use Slack after hours but don't want to disturb your coworkers at home? Or maybe you just want to schedule a Slack message to get delivered later?I can helpWhen you send a message to someone using /gator, I wait to deliver the message until 9:00 AM in their time zone. Once you schedule a message, you can customize when it gets delivered or even ask me to deliver it as soon as I spot your recipient online in Slack./gator works in direct messages, group messages, and both public and private channels. Your message will appear as if you sent it normally, and you can use @ mentions, emoji, links, or anything else you would put in a normal message.Give it a tryWhen you first use /gator I'll ask you to authorize me to send messages on your behalf. After that, try sending a /gator message like this:/gator Hey can we reschedule our meeting with @charlie today? 🙏Once you create a message, you can use the menu to its right to do things like:• Customize when you want the message delivered • Turn off early delivery for that message • Send the message immediately • Cancel and delete the message • See all your pending Gator messages (also available through /gator list)Secure by designThe messages you send with Gator are encrypted in transit and during storage. Gator also erases your message's contents immediately after delivery, so most messages you send with Gator will be stored on our servers for less than 24 hours.And yes! Gator is GDPR and CCPA compliant.And now you're ready!After you install Gator in your workspace, anyone you work with can use Gator for six weeks for free. You can say /gator upgrade at any time to learn more about upgrading to a paid Gator plan.Need more help? Find me on Twitter at @slashgator or email me at the address below.Happy Gatoring! :mailbox_with_mail:
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When you use Gator to create a new scheduled message, Gator will retain the contents of that message until it is delivered. For the vast majority of messages sent with Gator, this time period is less than 24 hours. But Gator does allow users to schedule messages up to 30 days in the future, which is the maximum amount of time we could retain your message data. Throughout this entire process, Gator does not intentionally store any personally identifiable information (PII) on our servers. The only PII which Gator will store is that which you include in the contents of messages you schedule with Gator. Gator also retains non-personally identifiable metadata about your Gator usage which we use to help improve our service. Examples of this metadata include: the number of users in your Slack workspace who have authorized Gator and the number of messages those users have sent.
Data archiving and removal policy
Gator erases the contents of your messages as soon as they are delivered. To delete a message which has not yet been delivered, run the "/gator list" command, find your message, and use the "..." menu to select the option to delete that message. If you intend to stop using Gator completely, you can delete all pending messages by revoking your Slack authorization for the Gator app. Uninstalling Gator for all users in your Slack workspace will also delete pending messages from all users.
Data storage policy
Gator stores your data in a secure database hosted in the United States with Heroku (https://www.heroku.com/), our infrastructure provider. Our entire database is encrypted, and the contents of your messages uses another layer of encryption in addition to the database-wide policy.
Most users can delete all their personal Gator data simply by revoking their Slack authorization for Gator. To remove all Gator data for your workspace, you can also uninstall the Gator Slack app completely. Users who upgraded to a paid Gator plan will also need to email firstname.lastname@example.org to cancel their subscription.
While this app may offer HIPAA compliance, Slack does not have a business associate agreement with any third-party application providers, including those in the Slack App Directory, so you are responsible for validating the provider's compliance and executing an appropriate agreement before enabling.
Supports Single Sign On (SSO) with the following providers
Slack (no separate account necessary)
Supports Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
Has a dedicated security team
Contact for security issues
Has a vulnerability disclosure program
Has a bug bounty program
Requires third party authorization/connections
Third party services used by this app
Heroku (https://www.heroku.com/) is used to host Gator's web application and manage server infrastructure on our behalf, including Gator's databases. Sentry (https://sentry.io/) is used to diagnose and remedy problems with the Gator web application. Stripe (https://stripe.com/) processes payments on our behalf, so Gator never stores your payment information. As part of our integration with Stripe, if you purchase a Gator subscription we will gain access to your name and email address. Sumo Logic (https://www.sumologic.com/) is used to monitor Gator's web application and troubleshoot errors. IP addresses are the only personally identifiable information transferred, and log entries are deleted after 7 days.