June 1st, 2019
Using our app
Influence-Plus GmbH (Influence-Plus or We or Our or Us) agrees to respect your privacy and your personal information and data.
§ 1 Information about the collection of personal data
§1.2 Contact persons
(1) If you have any questions about our data protection, problems or complaints regarding, for example, the collection, use or storage of your personal data, you can contact our data protection officer acc. Article 4 (7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO) as follows:
The Data Protection Officer, Influence-Plus GmbH, Steingasse 11, 91077 Hetzles, email@example.com
Or via our postal address with the addition “The Data Protection Officer”
(2) When you contact us by email or through a contact form, your email address (if provided by you), your name and telephone number or other information provided by you will be saved by us in order to answer your question(s). We will delete this data in this context, after the storage is no longer required, or in the case of legal storage obligations restrict the usage.
§1.3 General information about data processing
(1) Personal data is all data that is personally accessible to you, such as name, address, email addresses, user behaviour, location.
(2) The provision of personal data is not required by law, or contract; and you are not required to provide data. We will inform you as part of the entry process if personal information is required to be provided for the service in question (for example, the term “mandatory field”). In the case of required data, non-provisioning means that the service concerned cannot be provided. Otherwise, non-provisioning may mean that we cannot provide our services in the same form and quality.
(3) With the use of Influence-Plus, we collect, transmit, store, disclose and use your personal data, and regardless of your place of residence, transfer them to third party servers in third countries; for example, the United States, where they are stored and used. You will be informed about this in detail below.
§ 1.4 Purpose of data collection / recording
Data processing is required so that you can find out about the contents of our apps. Legal basis is article 6 paragraph 1, f.) Of the General Data Protection Regulation, based on our interest in making users aware of our content. The processing of said data is necessary for the provision of the content. The personal data collected about you is subject to the protection of a legitimate interest and is used for the following main purposes:
To maintain the functionality of the Application; including, providing you with information about the content available on the Website and in the Application, and third-party e-commerce transactions conducted through the Website and the Application.
For internal purposes to control and improve our business processes, business analysis, company review, development of services and products
To send you technical, administrative or legal notices relevant to our apps.
To create an account; you must sign in and use the features of certain services, including the Influence-Plus app.
To provide you with direct marketing materials, events, special offers, sweepstakes and promotions in person and via any medium, including post, telephone and commercial electronic messages SMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service), IM (Instant Messaging), email and/or, mail or any other form of electronic, on-coming, digital or conventional communication channels.
To provide you with relevant advertising when using our app.
To maintain our relationship with you.
To provide services to our company (i.e; customer service and inquiries).
To provide you with newsletters via email, electronic newsletters (e-newsletters) and commercial electronic news.
To respond to customer inquiries, complaints and complaint handling.
To share personal information with our or other affiliates, or trusted brands. This is done via a specific communication channel and the associated companies as well as their agents and other trusted third parties.
To improve the app and system administration.
To collect and identify opinions or comments on products and/or services and other research and development activities.
To collect statistical data for marketing analysis and market research.
To ensure the security and availability of our IT systems and prevent damage.
For any other purpose that Influence-Plus considers appropriate and necessary at the time.
Failure to provide or revoke any personal information may prevent you from accessing certain channels, products or services, or Influence-Plus may not be able to provide you with certain content, information, products, services, and upcoming offers. To provide promotions, event or product information, and/or other information (if needed).
§ 2 Your rights
(1) You have the following rights with respect to the personal data concerning you:
Right to information pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR;
Right to correction pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR;
Right to cancellation pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR;
Right to restriction of processing according to Art. 18 GDPR;
Right to information in accordance with Art. 19 GDPR;
Right to data portability according to Art. 20 GDPR;
Right of revocation of granted consent pursuant to Art. 7 (3) GDPR;
Right to complain under Art. 77 GDPR.
(2) You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data gathered from our company. (Art. 77 DS-BER) You can exercise this right with a supervisory authority in the Member State of your place of residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.
Further information on data protection can be found at the Bavarian State Commissioner for Data Protection (BayLfD),
Tel.: +49-89 / 212672-0
Fax: +49-89 / 212672-50
As well as the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)
Tel.: + 32-228-31900
Fax: + 32-22831950
§ 3 Collection of personal data when using our app
(1) In order to download and install our apps from an App Store (e.g., Google Play Store, Apple App Store), you must first register with the provider of the App Store for a user account and have a corresponding user agreement to lock. We have no influence on this, we are not a party to such a license agreement. When downloading and installing the apps, the necessary information is transferred to the respective App Store, your username, your email address and the customer number of your account, the time of download and the individual device code. We have no influence on this data collection and are not responsible for it. We only process this provided data as far as necessary for downloading and installing the app on your mobile device (e.g., smartphone, tablet).
(3) By registering and using our application, you give your consent to the processing of your personal data in accordance with legal or contractual provisions that we need for the provision of the full functionality of the app (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 b) DS -GVO). Individual services of the app require your renewed approval in the app itself. If your personal data must be made available to us, it is a contractual and not a legal obligation. You are not required to provide us with your personal information; However, if you do not provide us with such personal information, revoke your consent, or request or otherwise oppose any limitation to the processing of your personal information, we may not grant you access to the full functionality of Influence-Plus or any other product or service.
(4) When using the app, we collect the personal data described below to enable convenient use of the features. If you wish to use our app, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to offer you the features of our app and to ensure the stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DS-GMO):
Date and time of the request
Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
Content of the request
Access Status / HTTP status code
Each transmitted amount of data
Operating system and its interface
Language and version of the software.
(5) Furthermore, we need your device identification such as and not limited to: unique mobile device identity (IMEI), unique number of the network subscriber (IMSI = International Mobile Subscriber Identity), mobile phone number (MSISDN), MAC address, name of your mobile device, and Email address.
(6) In order to use the basic functionalities, the app generates a user-specific code number the first time it is opened after installation. In addition, the used operating system (for example, Android), the host name of the accessing terminal (IP address) and the time of the server request are processed for the technical display of the contents mentioned.
As a minimum, the temporary storage of the IP address is technically necessary due to the functionality of the Internet. The IP addresses are deleted or anonymized after processing. In the case of anonymization, the IP addresses are changed in such a way that the data subject cannot be identified or can no longer be identified. Based on the IP address, a location determination is performed. For privacy reasons, this only takes place up to the geographical level of the country from which the connection originated. Thus, no conclusion can be drawn on the specific location or place of residence of a user.
The data in technical format (so-called log files) are evaluated by us in anonymous form in order to further improve our application and make it more user-friendly and to find and fix errors faster.
The legal basis is Article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR, based on the legitimate interest of Influence-Plus in providing extended functionality for a more personalized user experience. This is also the legal basis for the general processing when using the app with registration, based on the legitimate interest to establish synchronization capabilities between terminals and offer functions with social interaction options. If you do not want to log in, you cannot use the features described, but it is possible to use the app in principle.
(8) To use all functionalities of our application it is necessary to fill out your profile. The personalization contains the following information:
Profile photo, cover picture
Username of the social media profile (s)
Personal short description
Information on the user usage of the social media profile(s) (i.e., usage behaviour, information on the use of platform functions of the respective social media platform, preferred contribution formats, number of own “follows” regarding “subscriptions” or ” I like “information, etc.)
Information on the reach of the respective social media profile (e.g., number of followers or subscribers, number of “likes”, etc.)
hashtags for describing your own profile
Classification in a blogging category (e.g., Fashion)
If the profile is not filled, central functions of the app (such as socializing, i.e., interaction with other users or collaborations, and/or cooperation with companies) cannot be used.
(9) When you start the app for the first time, you will be asked if you want to allow the following accesses:
a) Camera / gallery for uploading photos, e.g., a picture of your profile picture and your visuals.
b) Location: Allows the app to access your approximate location (Google determines based on base stations and Wi-Fi hotspots near reception) and exact location (GPS, Galileo).
c) Phone: Allows the app to dial phone number for users
d) Memory: For storing app data such as profile data
e) Email: Allows the app to start an email application installed on the device at the request of the user
Internet data / network communication to allow the app to have full Internet access and to view your network status, and to check the functioning of the network communication which will exchange data with our servers.
Google service configurations allows the app to provide Google’s configuration information, such as: For example, Google Cloud Services, to read and enable push notifications.
Reorder Active App / System Tools / Hibernate: Allows the app to prevent hibernation, prevent editing operations, and load widget data in the background.
(10) The app uses push notifications, which you can define, change or deactivate at any time in the apps themselves. Enabling or disabling push notifications is explained in the help pages of the app.
(11) The collection of personal data is neither intended nor addressed to persons under the age of 18 years old. Personal information will not be collected by anyone who is aware that Influence-Plus is using the app without the consent of the guardian or guardian and is under 18 years of age. Persons under the age of 18 are only allowed to use our app with the participation and consent of a parent or guardian in accordance with section 8 (1) GDPR.
(12) Deletion of personal data
We delete personal data in principle, if they are no longer necessary (see above purposes).
Inventory data shall be deleted no later than one year after expiry of the calendar year following the termination of the contract, unless we are obliged to retain it for a longer period due to legal requirements (e.g., commercial or fiscal requirements); in these cases, we will delete the data at the expiration of these legal deadlines (usually after 6-10 years).
Cached message content will be deleted after expiration of the retention periods agreed upon with you.
If you have given your consent to the processing of personal data, we will delete your personal data as soon as you revoke your consent and to the extent that there are no other legal basis for processing.
§ 4 Personal data and third-party providers
(1) Influence-Plus does not disclose your personal data to third parties. If your consent exists, we may provide your information, including personal information, to others in accordance with your instructions or as provided at the time of consent, such as when you allow a third-party application to access your account, or when completing a promotional or other promotional activity, or participate in collaborations or use the Socializing function or the Posting Time function.
Incidentally, your personal data will be processed in third countries insofar as it is necessary for the performance of the contract, if you have given your consent or if there is a legal obligation.
Employees of our company and service providers who assist us with data processing in the context of order processing (service providers for IT operations, customer service), have access to your personal data to the extent necessary for the fulfilment of the following purposes. Possible existing deviations are expressly designated below. In individual cases, we are legally obligated to transmit personal data to authorities (e.g., requests for information from investigating authorities) or natural / legal persons (i.e., to assert claims under copyright law).
(2) Facebook Fanpage
We run a corporate page on Facebook to connect with our subscribers, and to provide information about content and updates. When using our Facebook fan page, data will be processed by you. In addition to the data processing, if you comment on posts or write us messages. Also on the fan page data processing takes place with the help of which, overviews and insights to use our Facebook page
are created (more information can be found here). The behaviour of the users of our pages is evaluated in order to switch ads within and outside of Facebook. Facebook Ireland Limited (Facebook Ireland, Grand Canal Harbor, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland) and Influence-Plus GmbH are jointly responsible for this data processing (see agreement on joint processing of personal data). The processing of the data by Facebook takes place at least partly outside the EU. Facebook has joined thePrivacy Shield to ensure adequate privacy.
The processing of the data for the purposes just mentioned, is based on our legitimate interest in being able to contact and communicate with you as a user, as well as our legitimate interest in financing our offer with advertisements, Art. 6 (f) GDPR.
Further information can be found on the privacy pages of Facebook. You can explain your disagreement regarding the data processing here.
Regarding your rights such as information, deletion and correction, collection of data about your usage behaviour on Facebook; we recommend that you contact Facebook directly, because the processing takes place there.
(3) Twitter Fanpage
Influence-Plus operates a fan page on Twitter to connect with our subscribers, as well as to provide information on content and news. For the short message service offered here, we rely on the technical platform and services of Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103 U.S.A. Responsibility for the data processing of persons living outside the United States is the Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2 D02 AX07, Ireland.
We point out that you use the here offered Twitter short message service, and its functions are your own responsibility. This is especially true for the use of interactive features (e.g., sharing, rating).
Data processed by Twitter:
Twitter Inc. is committed to the principles of the EU-US Privacy Shield. For details, see:
Influence-Plus has no influence on the nature and extent of the data processed by Twitter, the nature of the processing and use or the disclosure of this data to third parties. Influence-Plus also has no effective control options.
With the use of Twitter, your personal information is collected, transmitted, stored, disclosed and used by Twitter Inc., regardless of your place of residence in the United States, Ireland and any other country in which Twitter Inc. does business, transferred and stored and used there.
On the one hand, Twitter processes your voluntarily entered data such as name and username, email address, telephone number or the contacts of your address book when you upload or synchronize with it.
On the other hand, Twitter also evaluates the content you share about which topics you are interested in, stores and processes sensitive messages that you send directly to other users, and locates your location based on GPS data, information about wireless networks, or your determined IP address to provide you with advertising or other content.
Twitter Inc. may use analysis tools such as Twitter or Google Analytics for evaluation. Influence-Plus has no influence on the use of such tools by Twitter Inc. and has not been informed about such potential use. If tools of this type are used by Twitter Inc. for the Influence-Plus account, Influence-Plus has neither commissioned nor approved this or otherwise supported it in any way. Also, the data obtained from the analysis will not be made available. Only certain, non-personally identifiable information about the tweet activity, such as the number of profile or link clicks from a given tweet, can be viewed by Influence-Plus. Influence-Plus also has no way to prevent or disable the use of such tools on its Twitter account.
Finally, Twitter also receives information when you view content even if you have not created an account. These so-called "log-data" may be the IP address, the browser type, the operating system, information about the previously visited website and the pages you have visited, your location, your service provider, the device you are using (including Device ID and Application ID), the search terms and cookie information you are using.
The fact that Twitter Inc. is a non-European provider, which only has a European branch in Ireland, and is not affiliated to German data protection regulations. This effects your rights to information, blocking or deletion of data or the possibility of using usage data for advertising purposes.
You can find ways to restrict the processing of your data in the general settings of your Twitter account as well as in the "Privacy and security" section. In addition, with mobile devices (smart phones, tablet computers), you can restrict Twitter access to contact and calendar data, photos, location data, etc. in the local settings, however; this depends on the operating system used.
More information about these issues can be found on the following Twitter support pages:
You can find out more about the possibility to view your own data on Twitter here:https://support.twitter.com/articles/20172711#
Information about the conclusions drawn from Twitter can be found here:
Information about the existing personalization and privacy settings can be found here (with further references):
You can also request information through the Twitter privacy form or archive requirements:https://support.twitter.com/forms/privacy
(4) Instagram Fanpage
Influence-Plus operates a fan page on Instagram to connect with subscribers and to provide information on content and news.
As the operator of our fan page, we obtain anonymized visitor statistics (insights) based on the data described below by Facebook (Facebook Inc., Headquarters: 1 Hacker Way, 94025 Menlo Park, CA, USA; for users within the EU: Facebook Ireland Ltd.). , 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland): Site Insights are aggregated data that helps us understand how people interact with our site. We do not receive personal data. So, we get no insight into the individual personal data of visitors to our Instagram page. As operator of the fan page, we are responsible for the visitor statistics (Insights) together with Facebook (Art. 26 DSGVO), whereby Facebook assumes the main responsibility. The legal basis for the use of the Insights data is our legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR to provide information and communication services to interested parties and customers via social networks. We use this information for business and communication purposes, including to remain competitive as a business.
Please note that when you visit our Instagram page, the cookie placement will be made regardless of whether you have an Instagram account or not.
If you have an Instagram account, Facebook will collect data when you visit the Fanpage, if you have provided it in your Instagram account and processed it. This includes your age, gender, relationship
status, job situation, and information about your lifestyle, interests and purchases, or your buying behaviour (demographic data.) Facebook also collects and processes geographic data such as your location, using Facebook's informational services and advertising Targeted (personalization). Facebook may associate this information with you.
In any case, if you do not have an Instagram account, the cookie placement will collect your IP address, information about your device, the region, or if applicable, the exact location where you use it, call time and length of stay, and browsing behaviour estimating the above demographic data.
You can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of our Instagram page (including your IP address) to Facebook as well as the processing of this data by Facebook by your cookie settings before calling the Instagram page to adjust. Most browsers have an option to restrict or completely prevent cookies from being stored.
However, it is pointed out that the use, and especially the level of use, are limited without cookies. In addition, you can activate the "do not track" function in your browser, deactivate script code executions in your browser or use a so-called script blocker.
(5) YouTube account
(a) Our app uses YouTube's embedded feature to view and play videos from "YouTube". YouTube is part of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google").
US-based Google LLC is certified to the US Privacy Shield, which ensures compliance with the level of data protection in the EU.
According to information provided by "YouTube", this data is used, among other things, to create video statistics, to optimize user-friendliness and to prevent abusive actions. When you're logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account as soon as you click on a video. If you do not wish to be assigned to your profile on YouTube, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data, even for non-logged-in users, as usage profiles and evaluates them.
(b) legal basis
The legal basis for such an evaluation is article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR; legitimate interest is the interest of Google in the provision of personalized advertising, market research and the needs-based design of its website.
(c) Opposition and elimination
Please note that you can always ask us to stop processing your data for these direct marketing purposes by changing the corresponding settings within the app.
§ 5 Use of analysis services
To improve our apps, we use different technologies to analyse usage behaviour and evaluate related data.
(1) Google Analytics
(a) Influence-Plus uses “Google Analytics” for Offered Services, an analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, California, 94043 USA (“Google”). Google Analytics app uses so-called “IDs”, identifiers that are generated and stored on your device and that allow an analysis of the use of the app by you. The information generated by the ID about your use of this app is usually transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. Please note that IP anonymization has been activated in this app. Google truncates your IP address beforehand within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this app, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the app, to compile reports on the app’s activities, and to provide other services related to app usage and internet usage to the app operator.
The use of Google Analytics takes place for the further development and optimization of the app offer. The data processing takes place in this respect based on Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 f) DS-GVO.
The data transmitted to Google as part of Google Analytics may be aggregated by Google with other data stored on Google about you. For more information, see http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html.
(b) We use Google Analytics to analyse and regularly improve the use of our app. With the statistics we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. For exceptional cases where personal information is transferred to the US, Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DS-GMO.
(2) Use of Firebase
(a) Our apps use Google Firebase technology (Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, “Google”). Firebase is part of Google Cloud Platform and offers many services to developers. A list can be found here:https://firebase.google.com/terms/. Some Firebase services process personal information. In most cases, the personal data is limited to so-called “Instance IDs” which are provided with a time stamp. Firebase’s “Instance IDs” are unique, allowing you to link different events or processes. These data do not represent personally identifiable information for us, nor do we want to personalize them later. We process this summarized data for the analysis and optimization of the usage behaviour, as for example by the evaluation of crash reports.
In addition to the “Instance ID” described above, Google also uses the advertising ID of the device for Firebase Analytics. In the device settings of your mobile device you can restrict the use of the advertising ID.
For Android: Settings > Google > Ads > Reset Advertising ID
For iOS: Settings > Privacy > Advertising > No Ad Tracking
Firebase Cloud Messaging is used to deliver push messages or so-called in-app messages (messages that are only displayed within the app). In this case, the terminal is assigned a pseudonymized push reference, which serves as the destination for the push messages or in-app messages. The push messages can be deactivated in the settings of the terminal at any time and activated again.
We do not use Firebase services that use personally identifiable information, such as IP addresses, Email addresses, telephone numbers or passwords. For more information about Firebase’s privacy and security, visit:https://firebase.google.com/support/privacy/. If possible, we use servers with a location within the EU. However, it cannot be ruled out that data will also be transmitted to the USA. Google has joined the EU-US Privacy Shield, a data protection agreement between the EU and the US. For more information on Google Firebase and privacy, visit https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ andhttps://firebase.google.com/.
(b) We also use Firebase services to analyse and regularly improve the use of our app. With the statistics we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. For exceptional cases where personal information is transferred to the US, Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DS-GMO.
(3) AdMob / AdSense
(a) Most of our services are financed by advertising. To do so, we use the Google AdSense or Google AdMob advertising service, operated by Google LLC, located at 1600 Ampitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
This information may be shared by Google with contractors of Google. The information submitted through Google AdSense or Google AdMob will not be aggregated with any other information provided by Google.
For more information about how Google uses your information, please visit http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/ orhttps://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/technologies/ads. https://privacy.google.com/businesses/processorterms/ andhttps://privacy.google.com/businesses/controllerterms/
(b) We use AdMob services to analyse and regularly improve the use of our app. With the statistics we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. For the exceptional cases in which personal information is transferred to the US, Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DS-GMO.
(4) Right to object
For reasons that arise from your situation, you have the right at any time against the processing of your personal data, which is based on Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 e) of the GDPR or Art. 6 para. 1 p 1 f) DS-GVO takes an objection; this also applies to processing of personal data based on these provisions. We will then no longer process these personal data for these purposes, unless we can prove compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or processing serves the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims. Such contradictions can be asserted against the person responsible.
If personal data is processed to operate direct mail, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of such personal data for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to the processing of personal data in so far as it relates to such direct mail. You can explain your objection to our data protection officer.
§ 6 Final notes
(a) You can directly access and update some of your information in your account settings. If you’ve connected your Influence Plus account to a third-party application, such as Facebook, Firebase, or Google, you can change your settings and remove the app’s permissions by, for example, changing your account settings directly from Facebook. You are responsible for keeping your personal information up to date.
You have the right to ask us to correct inaccurate or incomplete personal information that concerns you (and that you cannot update yourself in your account settings).
(b) A data subject has the right to revoke his data protection declaration of consent at any time. However, this does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out based on consent until the revocation.