Data Protection Declaration

for the online platform of (hereinafter JAUMO)

This Data Protection Declaration serves to provide information about the type of data collected, saved and processed by JAUMO and how JAUMO guarantees protection and security of personal data.

JAUMO protects the personal data of its Members to the best of its knowledge and in accordance with the highest, current security standards. All communication on JAUMO takes place by way of an SSL secured internet connection. Protection of personal identity is guaranteed by completely waiving use of real names.


By way of his registration and the contract subsequently concluded, the User gives his consent to his personal data, which is collected, saved and processed by JAUMO, being used in accordance with this Data Protection Declaration and the Terms of Use. The User must expressly give this consent during the registration process by way of confirming such by ticking the box provided; JAUMO shall keep a record of the consent as well as the entire registration process. If the User grants his consent he may revoke it at any time with effect for the future in written form (e-mail, fax, letter). The revocation should be sent to:

LETTER: JAUMO GmbH, Wehrstraße 46, 73035 Göppingen, Germany
FAX: +49 7161 304880-1

1. Required data on registration (mandatory information)

1.1 When registering for free use the Users must provide the following information:

  • User name (pseudonym)
  • Date of birth
  • E-mail address
  • Password
  • Postcode, place of residence
  • Sex

1.2 When registering for fee-paying use as a premium member the following minimum details must also be provided:

  • Details of a bank account, credit card or PayPal via the payment service

1.3 Of this mandatory data input during registration only the following details can be seen in the User's "Profile":

  • User name
  • Sex
  • Age (calculated from the date of birth)
  • Place of residence

All other mandatory information (date of birth, e-mail address, password, bank account details) is not visible to third parties.

2. Voluntary information

2.1 In addition to the mandatory information each registered Member can, at his own free discretion, provide numerous voluntary items of information about his person and upload a profile picture. This voluntary information is not necessary for use of JAUMO but definitely increases the attractiveness of one's own profile and thus the chance of coming into contact with other Users. A profile picture is necessary to get in touch with other members via messages for example. Each Member is completely free to decide what additional personal data he wants to disclose about himself and make accessible to other Users. The voluntary information which the Member can post on his profile includes, e.g.:

  • Characteristics
  • Likes and dislikes
  • Hobbies
  • Religion
  • Education
  • Children
  • Smoker
  • Figure

2.2 The Member is also at liberty to post free descriptions about his person and to upload likes and dislikes of any kind, photographs, etc.

3. Message settings (optional)

3.1 The Member can edit his settings to determine what he wants to be informed about by e-mail.

4. Purpose

The purpose of collecting, saving, processing and using the personal data mentioned in 1. to 3. above is to enable operation and continued operation and improvement of the online platform of JAUMO.

5. Forwarding data to third parties

5.1 JAUMO does not pass on personal data of Users to third parties in principle unless the User has given his prior express consent or there is a statutory requirement to pass on information. The third parties involved with handling or collecting payment of the fees for premium membership (payment brokers, credit card issuers, banks, debt collection agencies and similar) shall not be regarded as third parties.

5.2 If the User grants his consent he may revoke it at any time with effect for the future in written form (e-mail, fax, letter). The revocation right and the address to which such a revocation should be sent is expressly notified to the User when he grants his consent.

5.3 As a result of statutory provisions, in individual cases JAUMO may and must provide information on written request by the competent authorities (in particular criminal prosecution authorities) regarding inventory and/or User data (the latter in principle only if there is a court order to this effect), where this is necessary for the purpose of criminal prosecution, to avert danger by the police authorities of the Federal State and the States, the Federal Intelligence Service or the Military Counterintelligence Agency or to enforce rights in intellectual property.

6. Setting up User profiles

6.1 In order to continually improve the range of services offered by JAUMO, e.g. to set up new rubrics or offers, JAUMO can analyse the behaviour of its Users on the network and set up anonymous User profiles for this purpose. The evaluation of these User profiles is not User-specific, i.e. the identity of the User remains unknown.

6.2 JAUMO can set up pseudo anonymous User profiles (user names) for purposes of advertising, market research or designing demand-driven telemedia services. The User may at any time object to the creation of pseudo anonymised user profiles for the future by way of a message in text form (letter, fax, e-mail). The objection should be sent to:

LETTER: JAUMO GmbH, Wehrstraße 46, 73035 Göppingen, Germany
FAX: +49 7161 304880-1

6.3 JAUMO warrants, both on the basis of technical and also personal and organisational considerations, that the anonymised or pseudo-anonymised user profiles cannot be combined with the personal data of Users. Since no real data is required for JAUMO, this is not possible anyway.

7. Advertising

JAUMO includes advertising of third parties on its webpages which can be tailor-made to the suspected special interests of the User. Exclusively irreversible anonymised data is used in this type of "personal" advertising. Anonymous data processed for this purpose is not/no longer personal data and thus does no allow any conclusions to be drawn about the identity of the person concerned. JAUMO can transmit such anonymous data to its own media partners. In these cases JAUMO does not transmit to its partners any information which could make identification possible.

8. Cookies

8.1 Cookies are small text files which are either temporarily saved in the User memory (session cookies) or permanently saved on the hard disk (permanent cookies). By using cookies Users are allocated anonymous user IDs but no programs are run on or computer viruses transmitted to the computer of the User.

8.2 By configuring the settings of his internet browser program, the User is free to decide whether he generally wants to accept cookies, whether he wants to be informed when a cookie is enabled or whether he wants to reject all cookies. However, JAUMO wishes to point out that the use of the range of services offered by JAUMO is not possible or only possible to a restricted degree if cookies are rejected.

8.3 JAUMO uses session cookies to authenticate the User during a session and to compensate for the server capacity load of JAUMO. Cookies are thus used to guarantee smooth operation and to improve the range of services offered by JAUMO. The session cookies automatically expire when the internet browser program is closed.

8.4 JAUMO also uses permanent cookies for the last JAUMO pages viewed and the respective region in which the User's computer is located. Moreover, JAUMO uses so-called intelligent cookies (e.g. pop up check) to prevent certain pop ups opening several times within one session. This increases surfing comfort on JAUMO.

8.5 JAUMO uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are saved on the User's computer and which make it possible to analyse the User's use of the website. The information generated by the cookie regarding a User's use of the website (including the IP address of the User's computer) is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and saved there. Google uses this information to evaluate the Member's use of JAUMO in order to compile reports about the website activities for the website operators and in order to provide services connected with use of the website and use of the Internet. Google may transfer this information to third parties where this is required by statute or where third parties process this data on Google's behalf. Under no circumstances will Google bring the IP address of the User's computer into contact with other Google data. The User can prevent installation of cookies by setting his browser software accordingly; however, in this case it may not be possible to use all of the functions offered by JAUMO in full. By using JAUMO the User declares that he consents to the processing of the data collected about him by Google in the above-described manner and for the above-described purpose.

9. Server Log Files (Logs)

9.1 Every time a page is retrieved by the User, his Internet browser transmits access data which is automatically saved in log files, so-called Server Log Files, of JAUMO. The log files contain the following information: IP address, by way of which the computer (but not the User) can be identified, remote host (name and IP address of the computer requesting the page), user name, date, time, website requested (URL), volume of data transmitted and, where appropriate, the URL from which the User has arrived at the JAUMO page (referrer) and product and version information of the browser used (User agent). JAUMO does not, as a matter of principle, combine this data with other data sources, in particular with personal User information.

9.2 The data saved in the log files are saved by JAUMO to ensure security of the network for a maximum of seven (7) days.

9.3 JAUMO generates so-called backups to secure the databases which are overwritten after approx. four weeks and thus finally deleted. Where these backups contain log files, these are also deleted. In the event of complete deletion of a User profile, the log files are also deleted. JAUMO uses the standardised "combined" log file format of the Apache web server for this purpose. JAUMO uses the logs anonymously, i.e. without allocation or reference to the person of the User, for statistical evaluations. In this way JAUMO can, e.g. find out on which days and at what times the services offered by JAUMO are particularly popular and the data volume generated. Furthermore, JAUMO can detect possible errors through the log files, e.g. faulty links or programming errors and thus use the log files to further develop the website. JAUMO does not link the page requests saved in the server log with individual persons. However, JAUMO reserves the right to use the log files to subsequently verify the last known IP address of such Users with respect to which there is a suspicion, as a result of certain facts, that these are using the JAUMO website and/or the services offered by JAUMO illegally or in breach of contract. This primarily serves to protect the members of JAUMO and the protection of their personal information.

10. Data security

10.1 The aim of the firewalls and other security systems used by JAUMO, which are constantly updated, is to protect the User as far as possible against viruses, worms, Trojans, etc. and also from illegal access by third parties (hackers). JAUMO shall maintain a reasonable level of protection and adjust the security technologies used in accordance with the current state of technical development. However, the User should still be aware of the fact that, as a result of the fact that new viruses, worms, Trojans and other means of attacking secure systems of Internet services are being discovered all the time, one hundred per cent protection against such attacks is impossible.

10.2 JAUMO is not responsible for virus protection outside of the JAUMO network. JAUMO is not responsible for damage or destruction of User data either. JAUMO shall prosecute every attack by a hacker or similar under civil and, where appropriate, criminal law.

11. Information

Every User has the right to receive free information from JAUMO about the personal information saved about his person. The information request should be sent to: JAUMO GmbH, Wehrstraße 46, 73035 Göppingen. To avoid unauthorised requests, a certified copy of a valid identity card should be attached to the information request. The information will be sent by post to the address given in the identity card of the User.

12. Correction, blocking and deleting data and profiles

12.1 Where the User changes or corrects data provided by him and in doing so deletes old entries, the data formerly input by him will be irreversibly and completely deleted. There is no need to apply for correction or deletion. Irrespective of this, the User has a right at all times to demand correction of incorrect data about his person saved on JAUMO. The simplest option for the User is for him to change his entries himself.

12.2 If the User finally deletes his entire profile and thus his membership of JAUMO, all data formerly posted by him in his profile will be completely deleted. Excluded from deletion are the length of the membership, where appropriate the reason the membership was terminated and anonymous statistical data regarding the previous User behaviour. Contributions to forums are also retained but marked unknown" since they could form the basis of a discussion. Irrespective of this, the User has a right at all times to demand deletion of all personal data collected from him saved on JAUMO. The simplest option in this case too is for the User to delete his entries himself.

12.3 The former user name and e-mail address remain saved whenever the profile is deleted and blocked for further use on JAUMO in order to avoid abuse. The user name can only be used again when registering with JAUMO after expiry of four (4) weeks

12.4 If the User wishes to request amendment, correction or deletion of his personal data, he may do so by letter, fax or e-mail. The request should be sent to:

LETTER: JAUMO GmbH, Wehrstraße 46, 73035 Göppingen, Germany
FAX: +49 7161 304880-1

In order to avoid unauthorised requests the request must contain at least the following information/documents:

  • User name
  • Surname, first name
  • Postal address
  • Copy of identification card (valid identification card)

12.5 JAUMO wishes to point out that it may still be possible to request deleted data for up to 72 hours owing to caching systems and the interposition of proxy servers.

12.6 In the event of abusive use of the services offered by JAUMO by Users, JAUMO is entitled to temporarily block or completely delete the entire profile of the responsible User. In the event that a profile is blocked, the User concerned will be unable to access his profile and all data saved under it with the exception of his age, sex, town and profile picture.

Data protection officer of JAUMO

Mr Ingo Drube
Wehrstraße 46
73035 Göppingen