Data Protection Declaration for AstroWorx

Updated: 17 May 2018

General

Indiworx oHG takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations, including in this data protection declaration.

This privacy policy applies to our mobile iOS and Android app AstroWorx (hereinafter "app"). It explains the type, purpose and scope of data collection in the context of app use.

We point out that data transmission over the Internet can have security loopholes. It is not possible to fully protect data from third-party access.

Responsible Body

"Responsible body" means the body that collects, processes or uses personal data (e.g. name, email addresses, etc.).

The responsible body for data processing within the scope of this app is:

Indiworx oHG
Schwarzenbergstr. 7
83714 Miesbach
Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 8025 925 939-0
Email: info@indiworx.de

What data is being collected?

Personal data is data which allow conclusions to be drawn about your person (e.g. email address, name, IP address, etc.).

Personal data may be collected as part of the use of the app, in particular in the following manner:

  1. Automatic data collection when using the app (technical information)
  2. You enter the data yourself (e.g. creating a user ID, via the contact form on the website or by using the feedback function).
  3. Your data is collected based on the access rights this app requires and which you have granted in your device's system settings (e.g. location).

Automatic data capture when using the app (iOS only)

When you install and use the app, your device automatically transfers various technical information to our synchronisation server (server location: Germany). This is necessary for technical reasons to offer you as a user the later login to the AstroWorx synchronisation service.

The data is as follows:

  • IP address of your mobile device
  • Device Token (encrypted, anonymised device ID)
  • Version of the app

We will not share this information without your permission.

Data you enter within the app

AstroWorx-Cloud user account (iOS only)

To synchronise horoscope data between your iOS devices, we offer you the voluntary creation of a user account. The app can also be used without a user account, as long as synchronisation is not required.

A valid email address, user name and password are required to create an AstroWorx Cloud account. The email address is used exclusively for the purpose of the "Reset password" function.
As soon as you have registered, all local horoscope data and settings of the app are transferred to the server in encrypted form.

The services of Hetzner GmbH, server location Germany, are used to implement the synchronisation.

Horoscope data

AstroWorx offers the possibility to record and store personal data within the app. This personal data (name, date of birth, time of birth, place of birth, gender, place of residence,...) is recorded locally on your mobile device and used to display the horoscope. If you have created a synchronisation account and use it, this chart data will be transferred to our server.

Send feedback

If you use the "Send feedback" function in the app, your details will be sent through the e-mail app installed on your device. This data will be processed in this email app and, in addition, the data you provide will be stored by Indiworx oHG for the purpose of processing.

If you use the AstroWorx iOS app and do not use the system email app, a contact form will be called up on the Internet. The processing of the data entered in the contact form requires your consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

Your data will not be passed on by Indiworx oHG without your consent.

Access rights of the app

In order to use the full functionality of the app, the app must be authorised to use various functions of your mobile device. To do this, you must grant certain permissions.

If you have granted permissions, these will be used within the app as described below:

Determining location

The location coordinates are recorded for the following purpose: To determine your exact location for the astro clock. The location data determined is processed immediately in the app and not saved.

To use the location services, they must be activated on your mobile device.

As soon as you start the astro clock for the first time, access to the location information is requested. The app gives you access to your location information. It is possible to deny permission to determine location.

For iOS only: Apple's map service (iOS) attempts to convert your coordinates to determine the location address. Your location information (longitude, latitude) is transmitted to the provider of this map service.

Camera

The app includes a function that allows scanning QR codes created with AstroWorx/Galiastro with the smartphone camera. These QR codes allow the exchange of AstroWorx and Galiastro birth horoscopes. The scanned data will only be used within the app and will not be passed on to third parties.

For this function AstroWorx needs permission to access the camera. 

Online location and time zone determination

AstroWorx contains a function that determines locations and time zones for coordinates. This requires access to Internet services (mobile data, WiFi).

The service used to determine the data is provided by geonames.org. For this purpose, the following data is transmitted to geonames when determining the location: name of the location searched for, set language of the mobile device used. When determining the time zone for coordinates, the coordinates (longitude/latitude) are transmitted to geonames.

Access to device memory/photos/media/files

AstroWorx includes the function to export radix graphics or PDFs. To save your exported document, permission from the app is required, depending on the destination.

Map services

Google Maps

This app uses the Google Maps map service via an API. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

To use Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.

The use of Google Maps takes place in the interest of an appealing representation and a usable use in the app.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of Google at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

Apple Maps

This app uses the Apple map service via an API. It is operated by  Apple Inc., One Apple Park Way, Cupertino, CA 95014, USA.

To use Apple Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a Apple server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.

The use of Apple Maps takes place in the interest of an appealing representation and a usable use in the app.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of Apple: https://www.apple.com/de/privacy/

Links to websites of other providers

The AstroWorx app contains links to websites of other providers. This includes the copyright notice in the explanatory texts and links to third-party components. We have no influence on whether these providers comply with data protection regulations. We therefore ask you to inform yourself about this provider's data protection practice.

Information, blocking, deletion

As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.

Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities

If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link:

https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html

Opposition to promotional emails

We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of app legal notice requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The app operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam, is received.

Amendment of this data protection declaration

We reserve the right to change these data protection regulations at any time in compliance with legal requirements.