Privacy Statement

Effective January 22, 2020

Geobla respects your privacy. We handle your data with care and only use it when absolutely necessary. We do not sell data to third parties. We are subject to the European Data Protection Directive and the legal regulations of the Federal Republic of Germany. By using Geobla, you accept the terms of this privacy policy and agree to the collection, use, disclosure, storage and protection of your personal data as described in this privacy policy.

Data of site visits

Geobla collects data about your access and stores it temporarily as "server log files". The following data are logged in this way:

  • Time at the time of access and the amount of data transferred
  • The source from which you accessed the site
  • Browser used, language and operating system
  • Your IP address

This data is only used for statistical analysis. However, we reserve the right to check the server log files subsequently if there are concrete indications of illegal use.

Data as a registered member

You can register with Geobla. In this case, in addition to the above-mentioned data, we also store all the data you enter during registration and subsequent use. This includes among other things:

  • Username
  • Place of residence
  • Profile information
  • Photos incl. EXIF information
  • Contributions and comments
  • Visited places and GPS coordinates

We can use the contact details you provide to inform you about important innovations or changes to our products or about other interesting products from our portfolio. We also process your data to send you e-mails with technical information.

Furthermore, we would like to use your data to adapt and optimise our websites and apps for you with the help of a profile, by informing you about offers and services from us and our partners or, if necessary, by asking you about them. You can deactivate this option in your settings.

If you terminate your membership, we will delete your data after two months at the latest, if permitted by law. In particular, we will remove the information you provided during registration, the photos you uploaded and your personal messages. If you actively participate in Geobla, for example by creating new locations including GPS coordinates, comments or other text-based information, this information will remain stored even after your membership has ended. However, such contributions will be made anonymous by us. Even for us it is then no longer possible to identify the author of these contributions. If other users mention your name in their messages, comments or contributions, this mention will not be anonymized, since this is not your contribution.

Cookies

When you register with Geobla, cookies are used to enable login and to make Geobla more user-friendly and easier to use. The following data and information is stored in the cookies:

  • Your language settings
  • Your log-in status
  • The last selected map section
  • Information about the number of accesses to Geobla and the use of individual functions
  • As well as further user settings

Some functions of Geobla cannot be offered without the use of the above mentioned cookies. In particular, the possibilities of registering and logging in require cookies. The data processed by cookies, which are necessary for the provision of the functions of our website, are not used to create user profiles.

Insofar as cookies are used for analysis purposes, they serve to improve the quality and user-friendliness of Geobla. For example, they enable us to track which functions are used how often. This enables us to continuously improve Geobla.

MapTiler Maps

We use Maptiler from Klokan Technologies GmbH, Hofnerstraße 98, Unterageri, Zug 6314, Switzerland, to display interactive maps on Geobla as well as to determine geographic information based on GPS coordinates. Klokan Technologies stores your IP address in memory to ensure the security of its infrastructure. After a maximum of 20 minutes this IP address will be deleted.

DeepL Translation

We use DeepL GmbH, Maarweg 165, 50825 Köln, Germany to automatically translate your text contributions into other languages. For this purpose, your texts are encrypted and sent to DeepL. DeepL does not store your texts and uses them only to the extent necessary for the translation.

Auth0 Login

To ensure the highest possible security of your account, we use the specialized service Auth0, Inc., 10800 NE 8th Street, Suite 600, Bellevue, WA 98004, U.S.A. to enable the login to Geobla. For this purpose, data is transmitted to Auth0 and stored there, especially your email address, encrypted password and IP address. Auth0 also controls the use of Facebook Connect and Google Sign-In (see below). Auth0 complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, which governs the collection, use, and retention of personal data from the EU.

Amazon Web Services

We use hosting services from Amazon Web Services of Amazon Web Services EMEA Sàrl, Rue Plaetis 5, 2338 Luxembourg, Luxembourg. On Amazon Web Services, we store the following personal data, among others:

  • AWS S3 (storage service of AWS): Storage of your profile pictures and all other photos
  • AWS SNS (Push Service from AWS): Identification of your device for delivery of push messages
  • AWS SES (Simple Email Service): Email addresses for the delivery of personal emails

Amazon web services are in accordance with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Amazon Web Service is also certified by robust security standards, including ISO 27001, SOC 1/2/2 and PCI DSS Level 1. Amazon.com, Inc. is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield and AWS is included in this certification.

Facebook Connect

We use "Facebook Connect", a service of Facebook Inc, 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA (hereinafter referred to as: "Facebook"). With Facebook Connect you can register with us quickly and easily. By using "Facebook Connect", your web browser or app automatically establishes a direct connection with the Facebook server. For registration you will be redirected to the Facebook page. There you can log in with your user data. This will link your Facebook user account with Geobla. We have no influence on the extent and further use of data collected by Facebook through the use of Facebook Connect. If you have a Facebook account and are registered, Facebook can associate the visit with your account. Even if you are not registered with Facebook or have not logged in, Facebook may learn and store your IP address and other identifiers.

We use Facebook Connect to make the registration and login process easier and faster. This is also our legitimate interest in processing the above data.

You can prevent processing of the above information by Facebook by logging on/registering with us using your email address and password and not using Facebook Connect.

In addition, Facebook has subjected itself to the privacy shield agreement concluded between the European Union and the USA and has been certified. This means that Facebook is committed to complying with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. Third party information: Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. For more information about the third party's privacy practices, please visit https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy 

Google sign-in

We use Google Sign-In, a service provided by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. With Google Sign-In you can register with us quickly and easily. By using Google Sign-In, your web browser or app automatically establishes a direct connection with the Google server. To register you will be redirected to the Google site. There you can login with your usage data. This will link your Google user account with our service. We have no influence on the scope and further use of data collected by Google through the use of Google Sign-In. If you have a user account with Google and are registered, Google can assign the visit to your user account. Even if you are not registered with Google or have not logged in, it is possible that Google will find out and save your IP address and other identifying features.

We use Google Sign-In to facilitate and shorten the registration and login process. This is also our legitimate interest in processing the above data.

You can prevent Google from processing the above information by logging in/registering with your email address and password and not using Google Sign-In.

Google has submitted to the privacy shield agreement concluded between the European Union and the USA and has been certified. This means that Google is committed to complying with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. For more information about privacy, please see Google's privacy policy: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy 

Google Web Fonts

Geoba uses "Google Web Fonts", a service provided by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Web Fonts allows us to use external fonts, so-called Google Fonts. To do this, the required Google fonts are loaded into the browser cache when Geobla is called up. This is necessary so that your browser can display a visually improved representation of our texts. The integration of these web fonts is done by a server call, usually a Google server in the USA. This will transfer your IP address and the currently accessed page from Geobla to the Google server.

We use Google Web Fonts for optimization purposes, in particular to improve the use of our service and to make its design more user-friendly. This is also in our legitimate interest.

Google has subjected itself to the Privacy-Shield-Agreement concluded between the European Union and the USA and has been certified. As a result, Google is committed to complying with the standards and regulations of European data protection law.

For more information about privacy, please see Google's privacy policy at http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy For more information about Google Web Fonts, please visit https://developers.google.com/fonts 

Information

You have the right to ask for all data stored about you and the right for correction, deletion or blocking, without any costs. Please contact us for this purpose, preferably by email.

Contact

geobla Inh. Andreas Meyer
Blücherstr. 32g, 10961 Berlin, Germany
hello(at) geobla.com