Security at Clockwise

Why do we need permission to access your Google account?

When you install the Clockwise chrome extension, we ask you for permission to connect to your work Google account and authenticate that connection via Google OAuth. This means that your Clockwise account has the same industry-leading login security as your Google account.

Clockwise requests the minimum permissions needed to be able to deliver a rich calendar experience. Specifically, we request access to the following Google information:

  • View calendar resources on your domain to see conference room availability
  • View users on your domain to make sure that the meeting times we suggest work for all meeting attendees, not just you
  • See and download your contacts to enrich your Clockwise experience with your teammates’ names and profile images.
  • See, edit, share, and permanently delete all the calendars you can access using Google Calendar to see your calendar events and to move the events on your behalf.

Clockwise also gives users the option to view the Clockwise chrome extension next to their work Gmail, as well as their calendar. To do this, Clockwise does not request API access to the user's Gmail data, but we do request access to in the browser, in order to display the extension. This is an optional chrome extension permission.

How is user data protected?

Our user’s data security is foundational to the Clockwise product, from account creation through Google's OAuth service, to encryption of data in transit to Clockwise servers (using browser-based TLS) and at rest in our database (using AES-256).

We work with industry-leading cloud PaaS and IaaS providers. All Clockwise applications run in a virtual private cloud hosted by AWS, including failover and backup instances. These infrastructure providers maintain industry-standard security certifications, including ISO 27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3 and PCI DSS Level 1.

Clockwise is SOC 2 Type I and Privacy Shield certified. A copy of our most recent SOC 2 report may be requested from

Is Clockwise compliant with GDPR and CCPA?

Yes, Clockwise complies with both GDPR and CCPA. For more details, check out our Privacy Policy or contact us at

How does the Clockwise chrome extension interact with my computer?

Clockwise has no access to anything on your computer outside of the Chrome browser. This is a security feature of the Chrome browser that Google calls "sandboxing". You can learn more about it in this video from Google.

Does Clockwise offer a bug bounty program?

Clockwise takes security very seriously at all levels. To this end, we pay out Bug Bounty awards to individuals that identify security vulnerabilities in our software. If you believe you have identified a vulnerability, please email to submit it for review.

Our team will work quickly to assess the validity and severity of the vulnerability. Based on this assessment, we will award you a cash award for legitimate vulnerabilities based on the severity of the vulnerability identified. And, of course, we'll always include some Clockwise swag as well!