Data controller (Verantwortliche Stelle) within the meaning of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) is The Jodel Venture GmbH, Wilhelmstraße 118, 10963 Berlin (“Jodel”, “we”, “us” or “our”).
1. DATA WE COLLECT, PROCESS AND USE
In general, you can use the Services without providing any personal information such as e.g. your name, email address, postal address, telephone number, financial information (all such information concerning the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable individual data subject together “Personal Data”). Therefore, if you do not provide us directly with Personal Data in another way or actively consent to the Use by us of certain Personal Data, we do not Use your Personal Data.
In connection with the use of the App a random user number (hash value) is generated for you based on your mobile device that allows us to allocate your Jodel activities (posts, replies, Karma, etc.) to an account. We cannot relate this number or the account to your name or other personal information of you.
In addition, the App collects certain data transmitted by your mobile device, namely your IP address, the periods of time in which you use the App and the type of device you use (e.g. IPhone, Samsung Galaxy).
If you provide us with additional basic demographic data such as profession, gender and age we may use such data to personalize the experience for you.
In addition, the full functionalities of the App are only accessible to you if you grant access to your mobile device’s geo location via GPS. To this end, when you use the App for the first time you will be asked to give your respective consent. If you do not consent or if you consent, but later deactivate this functionality in the settings of your mobile device, please note that the App or at least certain features and functionalities of the App might not work or might not be accessible to you.
We may disclose your Personal Data where such disclosure is required by law (for example, upon request of a court or of law enforcement authorities).
2. USE OF ANALYZING AND ADVERTISING TOOLS
With regard to the App we use the advertising identifiers IDFA (for iOS devices) and AAID (for Android devices) (together the “Advertising Identifiers”). These Advertising Identifiers are non-personal, non-permanent numbers contained on your mobile device. We do not combine the Advertising Identifiers with any other mobile device related information or other personal information of you. The Advertising Identifiers identify your user data to enable us to provide you with personalized advertising and to evaluate your usage of the App. You can deactivate the use of the Advertising Identifiers in the settings of your operating system by switching off ad tracking on iOS (under “Settings/Privacy/Advertising”) or resetting your AAID on Android (under “Settings/Ads”).
We also use the following tools to evaluate the user behavior:
We use a self-developed tool with regard to the App that evaluates and stores the user data to give us a better picture of how the App is used by our users. We use that data to improve the usability of the App for the users and to develop new features.
We also use the Facebook Self-Development Kit (“Facebook SDK”) with regard to the App. The Facebook SDK allows for analyzing anonymized behavioral data, in particular the tracking of active users and activity events (e.g posts, replies, votes). For further information regarding the Facebook SDK please refer to https://developers.facebook.com/docs/ios and https://developers.facebook.com/docs/android. This does not give us any access to data from Facebook or a user’s Facebook account by any means.
In addition, we also use the Goedle Self-Development Kit (“Goedle SDK”) with regard to the App. The Goedle SDK allows analyzing user behavior patterns within the first few days of usage and calculates the likelihood of whether the user uses the App for longer. We use this information to improve our service and better understand the needs of our users. Based on this information we might send push notifications in the future to activate more users. For further information regarding the Goedle SDK please refer to https://goedle.io.
If you decide to deactivate (some of) the tools described above, please note that certain features and functionalities of the Services might not work or might not be accessible to you.
3. KEEPING YOUR PERSONAL DATA SECURE
We place great importance on the security of all Personal Data associated with the use of our App. We have security measures in place to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of Personal Data under our control. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as we consider it appropriate and only authorised personnel have access to Personal Data. Whilst we cannot ensure or guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration of information will never occur, we use all reasonable efforts to prevent it.
We have taken additional extensive security precautions relating to our App and its use. However you should bear in mind that in spite of such security measures, submission of information over the internet is never entirely secure. We cannot guarantee the security of information you submit via our App whilst it is in transit over the internet and any such submission is at your own risk. Always act carefully and responsibly online and make sure that your personal information is kept secret.
4. INFORMATION ON THE STORED PERSONAL DATA; CONTACT INFO
You can at any time revoke the Use of your Personal Data in the future, place a partial or complete block on your Personal Data. Upon your request we will correct, restrict or delete your Personal Data or will provide you with information about the Personal Data we have stored. You need not to comply with any particular formalities. For example, simply write to: The Jodel Venture GmbH, Wilhelmstraße 118, 10963 Berlin, Germany or contact our support team by using the contact info contained in the App or on the Website.
Upon revocation of your permission or a request for deletion, we will delete your Personal Data, except where applicable obligations require us to retain your data. In these cases, the further processing or use of your data will be suspended.
If you have any more questions about the Use of your Personal Data, please contact under the contact info as stated above.
Last Updated: Jul 10, 2017
Here you will find our first Transparency Report, which we will prepare to let you know how our moderation system and cooperation with legal authorities works, what were the biggest challenges in the last few months and what is coming in the future.
We will update this page by the end of May with data regarding moderation in Jodel.
Since Jodel started we have always deeply respected our user’s right to privacy while at the same time granting right to free uncensored speech. Additionally, for the last weeks we have been working hard on making sure that our internal processes are in line with the new GDPR law. That is why you can be sure that this topic is especially important for us and will be treated accordingly.