Privacy Policy

Hier geht’s zur deutschen Datenschutzerklärung

We are delighted that you are using our products. Protecting your privacy and personal data when using our products is important to us. Therefore, we adhere strictly to the rules of data protection laws. We collect personal data only insofar as necessary for the use of our services. The following explanations help you understand how we ensure this protection and which data is collected and for what purpose.

Data collection and dissemination

We only collect the data which you provide us with that you have entered in the app or via our homepage with a few exceptions.

1) Use of our app

When using the app, you have the option of transmitting health and movement data (namely steps, distance, climbing stairs, activity energy, training, gender, height, weight) in our app, which are stored on your mobile device. You can undo this step by turning off the respective approvals in the „Apple Health” app on your mobile device. When you create an account with us, this information will be broadcast to one of our servers and made visible for a defined group of users according to your specifications.

We will delete your account upon message to that effect. For this purpose, please use the email address mail@stepzapp.com. After receiving your message with that effect, we will delete your account as a whole and remove all data stored on our server. You can delete the data on your mobile device by deleting the app itself.

If you decide to sign in with us using your Facebook account, we will receive your public profile information from Facebook such as username, your Facebook ID, gender and profile photo and beyond this your e-mail address. You can have information displayed as to which Facebook friends are already registered with Stepz, and you will be visible to your Facebook friends. By signing in via Facebook, your Stepz account will be permanently linked to your Facebook account. For further information on the use of data by Facebook, click here. Please note that your Facebook password does not come into our possession even after signing in with your Facebook account.

We also collect information that you do not actively provide us with. We store data in an anonymous form that include the behaviour of users when using our app. These include operating life, device and functions used. These analyses are available to us in anonymous form without reference to a specific user and only serve statistical purposes.

In the app, advertising will appear in various parts. For this purpose, we use the services of AdMob by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA and the Facebook Audience Network. An identification number (Identifier for Advertisers / IDFA) is stored on your mobile device to enable advertising messages tailored to your individual interests. When using the app, this number along with your IP address is transmitted to our advertising partners. These may be servers inside or outside the EU, especially in the US as well. If you do not wish to transfer your IDFA, you can turn this feature off by activating the switch “No Ad Tracking” under “Advertising” in the privacy settings on your mobile device. You can also be assigned a new IDFA by using the “Ad-ID Reset”.

A transfer of your data beyond the cases mentioned above will not take place. Also, we will not use your data for advertising purposes or let them be used by third parties.

Our app can only be purchased through the Apple App Store or via iTunes. Note that data will be collected and processed by the provider. After buying the Pro version of our app, data will also be transferred to your bank, credit institution, or credit card provider. We will not receive this data. For more information on the handling of your data in connection with the purchase of our app from the App Store and iTunes, click here.

2) Use of our website www.stepzapp.com

a) Emailing us

When you contact us per email over our website, your email address is submitted to us in addition to the content of your message. We retain e-mails and the data stored therein indefinitely. We will use your email address solely for correspondences with you and will not disclose it to third parties.

b) Newsletter subscription

When registering for the receipt of our newsletters, you will be sending us your e-mail address. We will use your email address only to send the newsletter, unless you have given us your e-mail address for other purposes. Please note that the newsletter serves primarily as promotion for our products. By registering, you agree to receive the ads.

c) Facebook plugin

In various parts of our website, we have added a Social Plugin of Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin, Ireland. When accessing a page on which this plugin is stored, the data necessary for displaying the plugin are accessed from a web server of Facebook Ireland Ltd., and user-related data are transmitted to Facebook at the same time. If you are logged in to Facebook at the time of access, these data will be assigned to your Facebook account. After pressing the “Like” button, the relevant information will be transmitted to Facebook and stored there. The same applies if you comment on the page over the plugin. Even if you are not a member of Facebook, there is the possibility that Facebook will register and store the opening of the page and your IP address.

d) Google Analytics

To improve our offer, we collect statistical data on the use of the shop. For this, we use the Google Analytics service. It ensures that no personal data is transmitted.
Google commits us to reproduce the following statement:
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called ‘cookies’, text files that are stored on your computer that enable the analysis of your use of the website. Information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is usually transmitted and stored onto a Google server in the USA. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google. We have also expanded Google Analytics with the code “anonymizeIP” on this website. That guarantees the masking of your IP address so that all data is collected anonymously. The complete IP address is only transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases.

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide services related to website usage and the use of the internet to the website operator. You may refuse the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; However, please be advised that in this case, you may not be able to use all the features of this website.

You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie for the use of the website (including your IP address) from being sent to and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

We still use Google Analytics to evaluate data from double-click cookies and also AdWords for statistical purposes. If you do not want this, you can disable it using the ads preferences manager.

Disclosure, Correction, Blocking and Deletion of Data

As part of the Federal Data Protection Act, you always have the right to access, rectify, block or delete your stored data. As long as the deletion does not stand in conflict with legal, contractual, commercial or fiscal retention periods or other grounds, your data will be blocked instead of deleted. Contact us on request via email at mail@stepzapp.com

Last updated: January 2017