Jimdo Privacy Statement
We would also like to note the following as regards to the usage of service providers located outside of the European Union: Jimdo is a service that is offered internationally. Thus, it extends not only beyond the federal republic of Germany, but also beyond the European Union. We operate worldwide and our users are scattered across this planet. We would prefer to use European service providers for particular services and service offerings, where such providers can deliver the required services at a comparable and competitive price and service level. However, we also wish to be completely transparent. For many of the services that we use there is simply no comparable, acceptable alternative. As a result we therefore employ the use of a range of service providers outside the European Union, in particular from the USA. We take steps to ensure that measures according to European Data Protection law are taken and applied so as to guarantee an adequate level of data protection.
Usage of Personal Data
We collect, process and use personal data (in accordance with the definitions of the German Federal Data Processing Law) in order to provide our services. The promotion of our products and provision of information as regards product functions etc. to Jimdo Users as well as other interested parties is a natural component thereof. The scope of the processing of the personal data concerned depends on whether our websites are merely being visited or alternatively being used by a Jimdo User or more specifically if a registration as a user takes place.
The processing of personal data belonging to Jimdo Users: Which information is saved and how is it used?
Information that is provided by the user:
When signing up for a Jimdo website the user must provide a valid email address. The Jimdo users website shall be published under a subdomain name of the Jimdo website address i.e. “username.jimdo.com” that shall either be chosen by the Jimdo user or generated automatically.
The email address shall be used to send notifications regarding the Jimdo website to the Jimdo user. These notifications include for example login data, announcements, information etc.. Jimdo users always have the possibility to unsubscribe from the newsletter and the individual module notifications (e.g. notifications regarding new entries to the guestbook or via the contact form).
Certain Jimdo paid packages - for example JimdoPro or JimdoBusiness- and/or other specific functions such as the shop - require the submission of further contact and payment details. The data submitted by the Jimdo user shall be saved until the termination of the user’s account with the exception of payment data. Due to tax regulations we are obliged to save billing information for a period of 10 years.
Information regarding the use of the Jimdo Sites created by Jimdo users:
When users are logged into their Jimdo website , the Jimdo server automatically collects and composes an activity log which logs the way in which Jimdo is used. This log includes information regarding the activity (including used storage space, number of logins, etc.), statistical data (such as e.g. browser type, date and time of access, cookies id and referrer URL) as well as the IP address of the Jimdo-user.
Storage of cookies on your computer/device:
We would like to take the opportunity to inform you in advance and separately of the following cookie technologies:
Session cookies for identification:
When you sign into your Jimdo website, Jimdo automatically sets a cookie to recognize your browser (this is called a session cookie). This allows you to enter your password only once per session (when you log in), without being asked repeatedly to do so while editing your Jimdo website. Most browsers accept cookies by default, but it is possible to change your browser settings to refuse all cookies. If your browser is set to refuse all cookies, Jimdo will not function properly. You can delete cookies at any time, however, but will have to sign in again the next time you want to edit your Jimdo site.
Advertising and analytics cookies:
Third-party services are used on Jimdo.com and the websites of the Jimdo users for advertising,analysis and quality assurance-related purposes. These services may set third-party cookies and/or pixel tags (web beacons), in order to be able to display specific regional or topic-targeted banners to you while you surf the web. Most browsers allow you to deactivate third-party cookies via the browser settings. Please note however, that this may affect the functionality of other sites outside of Jimdo (forums, etc.). You can also choose to deactivate third-party cookies by going to the Network Advertising Initiative site and following the instructions there.
Jimdo uses the following third-party services
Jimdo.com uses diverse services from the American Google Inc.. These services include Google Analytics, Google Adwords, Google Tag Manager, Google reCaptcha, Google Fonts and Google Maps.
You can prevent data collection via Google Analytics by clicking here. An "Opt-out Cookie" shall then be applied to your website which shall prevent any future collection of your data when visiting this website.
You have successfully opted out of being tracked by Google Analytics from this website.
You can find additional information on how Google handles data related to your person in its advertising network here: Advertising and Privacy.
Google Tag Manager
The Google Tag Manager is a solution operated by Google Inc., that allows marketed website tags to be managed using an interface. The Tag Manager tool itself (which implements the tags) is a cookie-less domain and does not register personal data. The tool causes other tags to be activated which may, for their part, register data under certain circumstances. Google Tag Manager does not access this information. If recording has been deactivated on domain or cookie level, this setting will remain in place for all tracking tags implemented with Google Tag Manager.
We may ask for your permission to give certain product data (e.g. your account information) to other Google products in order to activate certain functions, e.g. to simplify the addition of new conversion tracking tags for AdWords. Also our developers may check information on product usage from time to time, in order to further optimize the product. However, we will never send such data to other Google products without your explicit permission.
We use the reCAPTCHA service provided by Google Inc. (Google) to protect your submissions via internet submission forms on this site. This plugin checks if you are a person in order to prevent certain website functions from being (ab)used by spam bots (particularly comments). This plugin query includes the sending of the IP address and possibly other data required by Google for the Google reCAPTCHA service. For this purpose your input will be communicated to and used by Google. However, your IP address is previously truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states which are party to the agreement on the European Economic Area and is, as such, anonymized. Only in exceptional cases is a full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of this service. The IP address provided by reCaptcha from your browser shall not be merged with any other data from Google.
By using the reCAPTCHA service, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
When you visit a Jimdo website (jimdo.com, your own Jimdo site, or websites of (other) Jimdo users), the Jimdo server automatically saves the information that your browser sends whenever you visit that site. This information includes your request, IP address, browser type and language, and the date and time of your request. The information is used for analyzing and maintaining the technical operation of the servers and network as well as assisting our anti-abuse measures as a whole and shall automatically be deleted after three months.
Your communication with Jimdo:
Our newsletter contains links and graphics to help us learn whether you actually read our newsletter and which topics/links interest you most. This allows us to improve our service and increase quality control. You can remove your consent to this user analysis via “unsubscribing” from the newsletter. An “unsubscribe” link can be found in every newsletter-mailing.
Access and Publically Available Information
The Content of the built-with-Jimdo website:
All information that you put on your Jimdo website can generally be viewed by other internet users. Therefore, we naturally encourage you to be careful and responsible with any personal information and confidential data you publish on your website. Please keep in mind that password-protected areas do not offer absolute protection against unauthorized access: the same applies to any files that are uploaded to password-protected websites as they can still be accessed via direct links.
Administrative Access to the Jimdo website:
Please be aware that Jimdo team members are also authorized in specific situations to access the administrative section (menu) of your Jimdo website when fulfilling customer service requests and tracking errors. This necessarily grants them the possibility to view all parts of your Jimdo-site, including all password-protected areas. All members of our team are regularly trained in privacy and data protection sensibility and confidentiality in accordance with Article 5 of the German Federal Data Protection Act.
Sharing of Information:
The data of Jimdo Users shall not be sold to third parties. We shall not share or pass on any personal information without your explicit consent, unless:
We are legally obligated to do so
In order to perform the Jimdo service it may be necessary for Jimdo to employ the use of third party services. In that case data may be shared, e.g.:
In order to become the owner of the domain, Jimdo is required to transfer your registration data to the relevant domain registrar. For more information on the nature and extent of data transferred, please consult the authority responsible for your domain. Depending on the registrar, this transferred registration data may be made publicly visible online.
In particular, personal registration information for .com, .net, .org, .info, and .biz domains will be made public on the WHOIS.com website. You should keep this in mind if registering one of these TLDs.
When you set up an email account or forwarding address for your Jimdo website, we create an account for you with Rackspace Limited or Open-Xchange. Rackspace Limited or Open-Xchange assumes responsibility for the technical delivery and management of your emails.
- Domain Registration:
If Jimdo is acquired by another company, information including personal data could be transferred to the acquiring party within the framework of the relevant data protection provisions.
For the http encryption(TLS) of Jimdo sites we use the free service “Let’s Encrypt”. Via the integration of encryption certificates Jimdo can provide a so called transport encryption that protects the communication to a Jimdo site from unwarranted access of unauthorized third parties.
We are happy to inform you as to what personal information we have saved on you (right to information of the concerned party in accordance with §34 BDSG). This information is free, shall be processed immediately and is usually transmitted to you via Email (also via post upon request). In order to receive applicable and detailed information, please provide us with specifications as to the personal data or type thereof concerned(where possible). In order to ensure that the person requesting the aforementioned information is the person they present themselves to be, we require a proof of identity. This can be in the form of a copied identification document. Please blacken out or remove serial numbers and passport numbers from such copies. These copies shall only be used for the purpose of identification and for the processing your request.
Rectification, deletion or blocking:
In accordance with Article 35 of the German Federal Data Protection Act, you are entitled to request that any personal data we collect on you be rectified, deleted or blocked. Any such requests can be sent to us in textform i.e. per post or via the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
List of integrated services:
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Atlanta, GA 30308, USA
Gladbacher Straße 74
Rackspace, 1 Fanatical Place, City of Windcrest
San Antonio, TX 78218, USA
CEO: Rafael Laguna
28 West 23rd Street, 5th Floor,
New York, NY 10010, USA
Codebase, Argyle House,
3 Lady Lawson St,
Edinburgh, EH3 9DR
123 Mission Street, 20th Floor,
San Francisco, CA 94105
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20095 Hamburg, Deutschland
185 Berry Street, Suite 550,
San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
Planetenweg 43 - 59,
2132 HM Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
tel : +31 (0)23 567 1500
3050 S. Delaware Street, Suite 301
San Mateo, CA 94403
Oracle America, Inc.,
1595 Spring Hill Rd, Suite 300, Vienna, VA 22182
301 Howard St, Floor 3
San Francisco, California- 94105,
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052-6399
1065 E. Hillsdale Blvd. Suite 425
Foster City, CA, 94404
1108 Lavaca Street, Suite 110-318
Austin, TX 78701
Attn: Privacy Officer
1019 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103, United States
c/o Hootsuite Media Inc.
5 East 8th Avenue Vancouver,
BC V5T 1R6 Canada
60 29th Street #343, San Francisco,
CA 94110-4929, USA
201 3rd St, Floor 2, San Francisco,
CA 94103-3153, USA
120 Ottley Drive NE, Suite 100,
Atlanta, GA 30324 USA
Saarbrücker Str. 20/21
10405 Berlin, Germany