Nimble Account Privacy Overview

Learn how to manage privacy settings within your Nimble account.

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Written by Ionia
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We understand the importance of privacy when it comes to how you and your team access and manage data. This is why Nimble provides account owners and delegated users the ability to control access and edit rights for certain features. This article will cover setting privacy for your users, contacts, deals, messages, and other features.

Setting User Permissions

When adding your team members to the account, you can set which groups they will belong to which provides them with access to certain features. Permission includes, but is not limited to, enabling users to bulk export, bulk delete, access API, configure deal's pipeline, and deal privacy.

Contact Privacy Restriction

In Settings >> Privacy Settings, grant certain users permission to view and edit contacts.

Lead Privacy Restriction

In Settings >> Privacy Settings, grant certain users permission to return leads to a previous stage and remove records about the state change. Also, allows creating, archiving, and editing lead pipelines and everything associated with them.

Bulk Exports Restrictions

In Settings >> Privacy Settings, grant certain users the ability to perform bulk exports

Bulk Contact Deletion Restrictions

In Settings,>> Privacy Settings, grant certain users the ability to perform bulk contact deletions

API Access Restrictions

In Settings >> Privacy Settings, grant certain users the ability to access the API to perform imports through 3rd party apps

Configuration Pipelines Restriction

In Settings >> Users, grant certain users the ability to modify deal pipelines

Other permissions include:

  • Manage billing, plan changes, and add-ons

  • Deal pipeline management

  • View/Edit Private Deals

  • Manage activities settings

  • Manage custom fields

  • Manage groups

Deal Privacy Permissions

Managing Deal privacy is easy for teams on Nimble. Account administrators can view and edit all Deals in the account. They may also delegate privacy rights to specific team members under Settings >> Privacy Settings.

**Deal Privacy is only available for the Nimble Business plan**

The privacy settings below may be set for specific end-users:

  • View and Edit All Deals - The user has rights to view and edit all deals

  • View Own Deals - The user only has the rights to view and edit deals they created or own.

  • View All Deals - Users may view all team deals, but can only edit their own

To learn more, please take a look at the following: Deal Privacy Overview

Setting Message Privacy

By default, Emails and Twitter conversations are set to private for all users in a Nimble account.

How to set a specific account to private or public:

The individual user who has connected the email account will be able to access and make emails public to the team. This is controlled by the user only and cannot be altered by the account admin.

1. In Nimble, go to Settings >> Networks & Imports
2. Pick the network you want to set public or private and click on the padlock icon

3. A pop-up window will appear with the option to set the account to either public or private.

By setting messages to public, all messages from that network will display under the "Interactions" tab of related contacts in your Nimble account for your team to see as well. Your Messages tab in Nimble remains private and only visible to you.

Ex. If you look at contact John Smith, you will see all your email messages with John. Additionally, if your team members look at John Smith's contact record, they will also see your email messages with him, in addition to their own.

By setting messages to private, messages from that network will be visible only to you.

Ex. If you look at contact John Smith, you will see all your email messages with John. But if your team members go to the same record, they will not see any email exchanges between you and John.

4. Select Save Changes. Now you will see the lock icon change for the network.

You can take these same steps on the connected Twitter account to make Twitter conversations public to your team.

If you would rather make individual emails public and not all emails, you can do this easily by taking the following steps:

  1. Visit the Message tab or a contact record

  2. Select the message you would like to make public

  3. Locate the padlock icon

That's it. The message is now public to the team for viewing.

Contact Privacy Permission

To update the ownership and privacy field for an individual contact, use the inline editing feature by selecting one of the options from the drop-down list.

For Privacy, you will see the following options:

Shared with everyone - Anyone on your account can view and edit

Private to owner - Only the contact owner can view and edit

Viewable to everyone - Anyone on your account can view

Custom privacy - Specific people or groups can view and/or edit

To update the ownership and privacy field for a select group of contacts, simply choose the contacts. You will then see the options to apply contact ownership and privacy changes in bulk.

For more information, please take a look at the following: Nimble's Contact Privacy Feature

Sharing Templates

Once you create a template, it will be added to your existing template list with the option to share the template with your team member, edit the template or delete it.

Email templates are private by default, however, clicking the padlock icon on the template will allow it to be shared your team.

Templates that have been shared with you by your team members will appear underneath the ones you created.


Other Privacy Questions

Can I set tasks as private? 

We do not offer task privacy at this time. All team members can view each other's tasks by toggling to see each other's activities lists in the Activities tab.
Team members can also see what tasks/events were created for contacts and which team members created them. Team members, however, cannot edit or delete each other's tasks/events - they can only comment.

Can I set my Nimble calendar to public or private?

Yes, you may set your Nimble calendar events to shared on the contact record in Settings >> Billings under Manage Users.

Privacy settings on connected Office 365 and Google Calendars will depend on how they are set up on your organization in your Office 365 or Google Workspave settings outside of Nimble.

What is Nimble’s policy on both security and privacy for my account?

 Please read our Privacy Policy for full details. 


If you have any questions, please write us at, initiate a chat from this FAQ, or join one of our Nimble Onboarding and Best Practices sessions, held every weekday at 9 AM PT. 

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