data protection declaration


Effective date: March 31, 2018

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.

Our website can generally be used without providing personal data. Insofar as personal data (e.g. name, address or email address) is collected on our website, this is always done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.

Skimio Skimio (“we”, “us”, “our” etc.) operates the website and the mobile app Skimio (hereinafter referred to as “service”).

This page contains information on the way in which we collect, use and disclose personal data when you use our service and on the options available to you in connection with this data.

We use your data to provide and improve our service. By using the service, you consent to the collection and use of data by us in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise stated in this data protection guideline, the terms used in this data protection guideline have the same meaning as assigned to them in our terms and conditions.


  • Service The service is the website operated by the Skimio and the mobile app Skimio.
  • Personal Data Personal data is data that relates to a living person, which is based on this data (or on the basis of this data in combination with other information that we already have or are likely to come into our possession) ) is identifiable.
  • Usage data Usage data is data that is automatically collected as part of the use of the service or within the service infrastructure itself (for example, for the duration of a page visit).
  • Cookies Cookies are small files that are stored on your device (computer or mobile device).
  • Data controller The data controller is a natural or legal person who (either alone or together with other people) determines the purposes and the manner in which or for which personal data is processed or For the purposes of this data protection guideline, we are the data controller with regard to your personal data.
  • Data processor (or service provider) A data processor (or service provider) is a natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the data controller. We can use the services of various service providers to process your data to process in a more efficient way.
  • Data Subject (or User) A data subject is a living individual who uses our service and is the subject of personal data.

Collection and use of data

We collect various types of data for a number of purposes in order to improve the service we provide to you.

Types of data collected

Personal data

As part of the use of our service, we may ask you to provide certain personally identifiable data that we use to contact or identify you (“personal data”). Personally identifiable data includes, for example, the following data (but is not limited to this):

  • email address
  • first name and last name
  • Cookies and usage data

We may use your personal data to send you newsletters, marketing or advertising materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You can deactivate certain or all of our communications of this type by clicking on the corresponding deactivation link, following the relevant instructions in our emails or contacting us.

Usage data

We can also collect data that your browser sends each time you visit our service or access our service using or using a mobile device (“usage data”).

This usage data may include the Internet Protocol address (IP address) of your computer, your browser type, your browser version, the pages you visited within our service, the time and date of your visit, the total length of stay on the relevant pages, individual device identification features and other diagnostic data.

If you access our service using a mobile device, this data may include, among other things, the type of mobile device you are using, your individual device identification, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, and the type of mobile internet browser you are using , individual device identification features and other diagnostic data.

Tracking & amp; Cookies

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to monitor activity within our service and store certain data in this context.

Cookies are files with a small amount of data, such as anonymous unique identifiers. A website sends cookies to your browser and stores them on your device. The other tracking technologies we use are so-called beacons, tags and scripts and are used to collect and track data and to improve and analyze our service.

In the settings of your browser, you can determine whether you want to reject all cookies or only accept certain cookies. However, if you refuse to accept cookies, you may not be able to use parts of our service.

Examples of cookies we use:

  • Session cookies. We use session cookies to operate our service.
  • Preference cookies. We use preference cookies to save your preferences and various settings.
  • Security cookies. We use security cookies for security purposes.

Data usage

At Skimio, we use the data collected for various purposes, for example to:

  • to make our service available to you and to maintain it;
  • notify you of changes to our service;
  • to enable you to participate in the interactive parts of our service on request;
  • to provide customer service;
  • collect analytical data and other valuable data so that we can improve our service;
  • monitor the use of our service;
  • identify, avoid and fix technical problems;
  • to provide you with news, special offers and general information on other products, services and events that we offer, insofar as they are similar to those that you have already purchased from us or requested from us and you have not deactivated such communications.

Legal basis for the processing of personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If your place of residence is within the European Economic Area (EEA), the legal basis of Skimio for the collection and use of the personal data described in this data protection guideline depends on the personal data that we collect and on the capture-specific context.

At Skimio we can process your personal data for the following reasons:

  • We have to fulfill a contract with you.
  • You have given us your consent to this.
  • Processing serves our legitimate interests and these are not subordinate to your rights.
  • The processing serves payment processing purposes.
  • The processing serves to comply with the legal provisions.

Storage of data

Skimio will only keep your personal data for as long as is necessary for the purposes of this privacy policy. We will keep and use your personal data to the extent necessary to fulfill our legal obligations (if we need to keep your data, for example to comply with applicable laws), to resolve disputes and to enforce our legal agreements and guidelines.

Skimio will also keep usage data for internal analysis purposes. Usage data are usually kept for shorter periods, unless they are used to strengthen our security measures or improve the functionality of our service or we are not legally obliged to keep them longer.

Transfer of data

Your data, including personal data, can be transferred – and stored on computers – that are outside of your home state, your home province, your home country or another legal system and are therefore subject to data protection laws that differ from the data protection laws in your legal system.

If you are outside of Germany and decide to transfer data to us, you must note that we transfer your data, including personal data, to Germany and process it there.

Your consent to this data protection guideline and a subsequent transmission of data on your part represents a declaration of consent on your part for the aforementioned transfer.

Skimio will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy, and that your personal information is not transferred to organizations or countries where there are no adequate control mechanisms in place on the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure of data

Enforcement purposes

In certain circumstances, Skimio may be obliged to disclose your personal data as part of a legal obligation or on the basis of a judicial or official request.

Legal requirements

Skimio may disclose your personal information if, in good faith, it believes it is necessary to achieve the following objectives:

  • to fulfill a legal obligation
  • to protect and defend Skimio’s rights or property
  • to avoid or investigate possible misconduct in relation to the service
  • to protect the personal security of users of the service or the public
  • to avoid liability claims

Data security

The security of your data is important to us. However, please do not forget that there are no methods of transmission over the Internet and no electronic storage media that are 100% secure. Although we always endeavor to implement commercially acceptable measures to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee absolute security.

“Do Not Track” signals

We do not support “Do Not Track” (“DNT”). DNT is a setting that you can make within your browser and tells the websites that you do not want to be tracked.

You can switch the DNT function on or off on the “Preferences” or “Settings” page of your browser.

Your data protection rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If you are resident within the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. Skimio strives to implement reasonable measures that allow you to correct, change, delete or limit your use of your personal data.

If you would like to find out which personal data we have stored about you and if you would like your data to be deleted from our system, please contact us.

In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to access the data that we have stored about you and to update or delete it . As far as this is possible, you can access your personal data directly in the section with your account settings as well as update them or ask for their deletion. If you are unable to perform these actions yourself, please contact us so that we can help you.
  • The right to correction. You have the right to have your data corrected if it should be incorrect or incomplete.
  • The right to object. You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data by us.
  • The right to restriction. You have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data by us.
  • The right to data portability. You have the right to request that we hand over a copy of the data that we have stored about you in a structured, machine-readable and customary format. </ li >
  • The right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time in cases where Skimio relied on your consent to the processing of your personal data.

Please note that we may check your identity before processing such requests.

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection authority regarding the collection and use of your personal data. You can request further information in this regard from the data protection authority responsible for you within the European Economic Area (EEA).

service provider

We may employ third party companies and individuals (“service providers”) to provide support services to facilitate the offering of our service, to provide services on our behalf, to provide services related to our service, or to provide support services to analyze the manner in which our service is used.

These third parties can only access your personal data to the extent necessary for the fulfillment of the aforementioned tasks on our behalf and must not disclose or use them for any other purpose.


We may use third party service providers to monitor and analyze the use of our service.

  • Google Analytics Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google that tracks and reports access to websites. Google uses the data obtained to track and monitor the use of our service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google can use the data obtained to contextualize and personalize the advertisements within its own advertising network. Further information on Google’s data protection measures can be found on Google’s website on its data protection provisions (Privacy Terms):


We may provide paid products and / or services within our service. In this case, we use third-party payment providers for payment processing.

We will neither save nor collect your payment card details. This data is transmitted directly to the third-party payment providers mentioned, whose use of your personal data is subject to their respective data protection guidelines. The payment providers mentioned adhere to the standards created by PCI-DSS under the administration of the PCI Security Standards Council. The latter is a joint project of brand names such as Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. The PCI-DSS requirements support secure handling of payment data.

The payment providers we use are:

Links to other websites

Our service may contain links to other websites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be forwarded directly to the website of the third party concerned. We strongly recommend that you read the data protection guidelines of all websites you visit.

We have no control over the content, privacy policies, and practices of third party websites or services, and accept no liability in this regard.

Privacy of minors

Our service is not aimed at people who have not yet reached the age of 18 (“minors”).

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information about minors. If you are a parent or guardian and you become aware that a minor under your supervision has provided us with personal information, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected personal data from a minor without parental consent, we will implement measures to remove this data from our servers.

Changes to this privacy policy

We may update our privacy policy from time to time. We will notify you of any such changes by posting the updated version on this page.

We will notify you prior to the entry into force of the relevant change by email and / or by any other visible message within our service and will update the “Effective Date” at the beginning of this Privacy Policy.

We recommend that you regularly review this privacy policy for changes. Changes to this data protection guideline take effect at the time of their publication on this page.


If you have any questions about this data protection policy, you can contact us as follows:

  • By email: