Privacy Policy

Last updated:
January 27, 2020

Responsible for Data Protection (DPO):
Toni Engelhardt (c/o contact@journalisticapp.com)


This Policy has been designed to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016/679 

The following outlines which general and personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, and how it will be stored and processed.

Please read it carefully!


Important! If you are under 16 years old you may not use this service without the explicit prior consent from your legal guardian to the following policy.


Data we collect from you

When you use and interact with our site we may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Information that you provide by filling out forms on our site (for instance when you sign up) will be stored in our database.
  • When you sign up on our platform we automatically create a user account for you and store your email address and a hash of the password you provide in our database. All information that you add in your profile or profile settings (e.g. name or date of birth) is also stored together with your account and can be easily updated in your user settings to keep it accurate.
  • All data that you add in any part of the app (e.g. journal entries, dreams, gems, ideas, etc.) will be store in our database.
  • If you contact us via phone, chat or email, we may keep a record of the correspondence.
  • Information about the device which you use to access our page, including unique device identifiers, operating system, browser type and mobile network information.

Where we store your data

As of now we store data you submit to this website on servers within the European Union, but might decide in the future to store or process it somewhere else for strategic or economic reasons (of course given an appropriate level of protection). By submitting data to our website, you agree to this potential transfer without further notice. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure at all times that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of it and strongly suggest you do not submit data that could harm you or others if exposed. Any data submission is at your own risk.


How we use your data

We will use your email address to communicate with you. If not specifically stated otherwise and given your explicit consent we do not share your email address with anyone, except if required by law. Communication with third party services outside of our page always goes through us.

If you decide to use the public profile feature, parts of your profile (e.g. username, profile picture, etc.) will be publicly visible on the internet together with the content that you decide to share.

When using our service while you are logged in we might collect data about how you use the service, e.g. how many entries you have made, how many ideas you have created, aso. We process this data to generate general statistics to improve our service and provide you with a better user experience.


Disclosure of information

We won't disclose any of your private information without your prior confirmation (unless required by law). Please note however that integrated third party services might very well do so. Please have a look at the 'Third party services' section below for more information.


Server log files

In order to monitor usage and problems of this site we store so-called server log files, which your browser transmits automatically while using the website. The collected information is generally not associated with personal data and or other data sources. However, there might be exceptions in the case of suspected misuse or illegal actions.

The collected information comprises:

  • Brower type / version
  • Operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • Hostname of the system executing requests
  • Timestamps of requests

Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve the user experience. A cookie is a small file that is stored on your device to save and retrieve information. Cookies are used for user authentication (session cookies) and to enhance user experience, for instance to store whether or not you have already seen a certain info box or not.

Additionally to our own cookies this page also uses cookies from third party services, that – given your explicit consent – might collect, store, process and transmit personal and/or usage data and statistics which we have just limited control of. Please refer to the privacy- and cookie policies of those services (listed below) for more details:

Please do not use this service if you disagree with the use of cookies as stated above!

In order to delete cookies from your device, please refer to the documentation of your web browser.


Third party services

This page uses third party services from various providers (see below). Those services may also store cookies on your device and – given your explicit consent – collect, store, process and transmit general and personal data about you. We do not have any or just limited control over those services. Please refer to their websites for more information about their respective policies.


SendGrid

We use SendGrid to make email communication with you better and more reliable. SendGrid does not interact directly with your device and does not store any cookies, but automated emails (e.g. to confirm your account) and email campaigns (e.g. updates to this policy) we send to you are tracked and processed by SendGrid. By signing up and creating an account you agree to the use of SendGrid by us.

SendGrid Privacy Policy  


Google Analytics & Tag Manager

Given your explicit consent in the form of a popup dialog we use Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager including Advertising Features to improve this service. If supported, the service will in any case install a functional cookie ('gtag' cookie) on your device, but only transmit data to Google in case you have opted in.

Google tracks visits and behaviour across sites to determine user demographics (read more under Demographic Targeting ) and interest categories (read more under Audience Targeting ). We use the processed data and statistics to continually improve our service, for instance by delegating resources to popular features and adapting to user demographics.

Google Privacy Policy  

You can change your consent any time below, or – in case you signed up for a user account – in your account settings.

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Access to information

You have the right to access any personal information we have stored about you. To request the data please send a short email to contact@journalisticapp.com so that we can prepare it for you.


Deletion of information

You can delete your user account and therewith all personal information we store about you in your profile settings, or by sending a request to contact@journalisticapp.com if you want us to do it for you. Exempt from the deletion are our database backups that are stored on our servers and not shared with or exposed to anyone (except if required by law).


Changes to this policy

Any changes that we make to this policy in the future will be posted and logged here and, if you have a user account and the changes directly affect you, sent to you by email. Some changes might only affect you when you use certain features. You will be asked to consent to those changes at the time you start using those features.

  • December 28, 2019:
    Original version
  • January 27, 2020:
    Minor improvements and changes related to the use of Google Analytics & Tag Manager

Questions?

If you have any questions about the above policy, please contact us at

contact@journalisticapp.com