We at WetterOnline Meteorologische Dienstleistungen GmbH ("WetterOnline" for short) take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Therefore, we wish to inform you about the kind of data we collect, process and use. Our commitment is based on the Telemediengesetz (TMG - German Tele Media Act) and the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
We offer our services on several platforms (web, mobile web, app). When visiting wetteronline.de you have access to the general Data Protection Statement here, which is applicable to all our services. Please read the additional Data Protection Statement regarding the use of our apps (WetterOnline App, RegenRadar App) below.
2. Which of your data do we collect, process or use?
a) Collection and use of location data
Our apps offer the possibility to retrieve weather data for your specific location. To this end, it is essential for the location service function on your mobile device to be enabled. As soon as the service functions have been enabled and before you start the app for the first time, you will be asked to permit access to the location data. After your OK, the app has permanent access to the information of the specific location. In the settings function of your mobile device, you can disable the access of the specific app to your location at any time. In the event the access to the respective data by the app is enabled, your mobile device will transmit to us the location in the radio cell you are in. In the event your mobile device has a GPS receiver, also this location data will be transmitted to us. The location information is rounded to 0.025° (radius of about one-two miles) so that your specific location is not disclosed to us.
b) Paid version
The purchase of the respective Pro version allows you to use our apps free of ads. In the event of the purchase of a Pro version, we will only store a device-specific ID and the date of purchase.
An in-app purchase allows you to use our apps free of ads. In the event of an in-app purchase, we will only store a device-specific ID, the date of purchase and the expiry date.
3. Which of your data is collected, processed or used by third parties
a) Usage-based online advertising
In the following, we wish to inform you about the data collected, processed and used by our advertising partners:
aa) Data collection in our apps
Our free apps are supported by advertising. Within the scope of these ads, personal data are collected and/or used. During the advertisement delivery, we and our advertising partners use IP-addresses, anonymous device identifiers (Advertising-ID) and device information (operating system or version, device ID and language) as well as the data mentioned under 2.a) in order to be able to place relevant advertisements for you.
bb) Who our advertising partners are and how you can object to data collection for usage-based online advertising by our advertising partners
The following advertising partners are responsible for data collection for the delivery of usage-based online advertising:
The processing of personal data (IP address, cookies, device identifiers) is based on your consent (within the meaning of Art. 6(1)(a) DSGVO) or, where applicable, on the legal basis of legitimate interest (Art. 6(1)(f) DSGVO).
WetterOnline participates in the IAB Europe Transparency & Consent Framework and adheres to its specifications and guidelines. WetterOnline uses the consent management platform with the identification number 6.
You can adjust or revoke the personalized ads and the related data collection and processing via the privacy settings.
b) Collection, processing, and use of data at INFOnline Measurement
Our application uses the multi-stage measurement procedure 'INFOnline Measurement' from INFOnline GmbH (https://www.INFOnline.de) to determine statistical parameters (page impression, visit, technical client) about the use of our digital offering. The usage measurement aims to statistically determine the intensity of usage, the number of uses and users of our application, and their surfing behavior - based on a uniform standard procedure - and thus obtain values that are comparable throughout the market. As a member of the "Informationsgemeinschaft zur Feststellung der Verbreitung von Werbeträgern e.V." (IVW – https://www.ivw.eu), the usage statistics are regularly provided by the IVW with the performance values 'Page Impression' and 'Visits' in the IVW report (https://ausweisung.ivw-online.de/).
I. Basis for data processing
Measurement with INFOnline Measurement (pseudonymous system: IOMp) by INFOnline GmbH takes place within the framework of usage measurement with consent under Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) DSGVO.
The purpose of the processing of personal data is the creation of digital performance values (page impression, visit, and technical client) for the creation of statistics.
The statistics are used to track and document the use of our offer.
II. Types of data
The data collected with INFOnline Measurement does not enable a user to be identified as a person due to the types of data and the amount of data. Measurement libraries are used that automatically integrate and execute the necessary measurement sensors for anonymous (IOMb) and/or pseudonymous data processing (IOMp) to determine the key figures when the app (client) is called up.
In the anonymous census procedure (IOMb), there is no processing of personal information at all, in particular the IP address. This is completely removed from communication and processing. For this purpose, a communication interface, the so-called 'service platform', prevents the exchange of the user's IP address with the INFOnline systems within the framework of the INFOnline Measurement. The IP address as personal data is discarded in the census procedure on the service platform before the measurement call is forwarded to INFOnline. There is also no geolocation using IP addresses. The data set generated in the census procedure is a pure PI data collection.
With the pseudonymous measurement procedure (IOMp), the following data is collected with the measurement library, which has a personal reference according to the EU Data Protection Regulation:
IP address: On the internet, every device needs a unique address, the so-called IP address, to transmit data. The storage of the IP address, at least for a short time, is technically necessary due to the way the internet works. The IP addresses are shortened by 1 byte before any processing and are only processed anonymously. Untruncated IP addresses are not stored or processed.
A randomly generated client identifier: Range measurement uses unique identifiers of the end device or a signature created from various automatically transmitted information from your device to recognize computer systems. A measurement of the data and subsequent assignment to the respective identifier may also be possible under certain circumstances if you call up other applications that also use the pseudonymous measurement procedure of INFOnline GmbH. The following unique identifiers can be transmitted to INFOnline GmbH as a hash:
Personal data in the sense of the EU-DSGVO are only used for measurement insofar as the use of a library/ SDK is carried out for a user who has been assigned an individual IP address and a randomly generated client identifier for calling up app content. The pseudonymous measurement (IOMp) is only carried out in the presence of positive consent from the user from the Consent Management Platform (CMP).
III. Utilization of data
The INFOnline GmbH measurement procedure used in this app determines usage data. This is done to collect the performance values page impression, visit, and client.
Geolocation: The allocation of app usage to the location of the call takes place exclusively based on the anonymized IP address and only up to the geographical level of the federal states/regions. Under no circumstances can a conclusion be drawn about the specific place of residence of a user from the geographical information obtained in this way.
Merging of usage data across offers: The usage data of a technical client (e.g. a browser on a device) is merged across applications and stored in a database.
IV. Duration of data storage
The full IP address is not stored by INFOnline GmbH.
The IP address is only used to receive the data packets and is then shortened by 1 byte. In the census procedure, the shortened IP address is discarded; in the pseudonymous procedure, it is stored for a maximum of 60 days. In the pseudonymous procedure, the usage data is stored in connection with the unique identifier for a maximum of 6 months.
V. Data transfer
The IP address as well as the shortened IP address are not passed on.
VI. Additional information
Further information on data protection in the measurement procedure can be found on the website of INFOnline GmbH (https://www.infonline.de), which operates the measurement procedure.
c) Collection, processing and use of data with Google Analytics
To analyze user behavior, this app uses Google Analytics, the analysing services of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA („Google”).
The information about the use (type and version of your device, the operating system, the site visited, date and time of your visit, the screen resolution as well as the IP address used) is transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. We wish to point out that we anonymise the IP address prior to transmission. It is only in exceptional cases that a full IP address is transmitted to a Google server and abridged there. On our behalf, Google uses the information transmitted to assess your use of our app, to compile reports about the activities and to render further services in connection with the use. Google may also transmit information to third parties, if required by law or if third parties process the information on behalf of Google. By no means will Google link your IP address with other Google data.
Moreover, we use the advertising functions of Google Analytics. By means of these functions, it is possible to anonymously collect and process your socio-demographic data using the device-specific advertising ID.
By using our app, you agree to the processing of your data collected by Google and the processing of the data for the purposes described above. To prohibit collection and use of data by Google Analytics in this app, please object to it by disabling the option “Send anonymous usage data“ at the bottom of the data protection statement.
d) Collection, processing and use of data with Firebase Analytics
To analyze user behavior and to integrate Firebase Cloud-Messaging-Services, our app uses the services of Firebase Analytics.
The Firebase-SDK (Software Development Kit) collects information about the app version, the type of device, the version of the operating system, the point of time of the installation of the app as well as the user‘s age, gender and groups of interest. Furthermore, by means of further activities, Firebase SDK collects information during use of the app. The event-driven data collection of Firebase-SDKs is triggered by activities such as installation and start of the app, updates, re-installation, update of the operating system, deletion of app data, app crashes, and in-app purchases as well as the receipt, the swipe and the opening of push-messages and the opening and updating of the app by means of a dynamic link. For each of these events the number of visits, the number of users triggering the event and, if available, the value of the events is collected. To identify the devices, Firebase-SDK uses the device-specific advertising ID.
By using our app, you agree to the processing of your data collected by Firebase and the collection of data for the purposes as described above. To prohibit the collection and use of data by Firebase Analytics in this app, please object to it by disabling the option “Send anonymous usage data “at the bottom of this data protection statement.
e) Collection, processing and use of data with Facebook-SDKs
In this app, we integrate so-called Facebook-SDKs. This software allows a follow-up of the type of ad campaign in Facebook that prompted users to download our app. To this end, we transmit to Facebook the device-specific advertising ID, the app version and the information that the app was started or canceled.
You can object to the transfer of the above data to Facebook in this app by deactivating the option “Send anonymous usage data “at the bottom of this data privacy statement.
f) Collection, processing and use of data using AppsFlyer
Our application uses the service of AppsFlyer, an analysis service of AppsFlyer Inc. (111 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA). In order to improve the content and usability of our apps, as well as our advertising measures, and to optimize the user experience for you, we collect session, interaction and marketing data from you. This data is always collected anonymously and only evaluated on an anonymous basis. Depending on the campaign, the data is shared - also anonymously - with connected advertising networks. The data is used exclusively to measure the success of marketing campaigns and to improve them. Further information on the use and collection of data by AppsFlyer can be found under the following link: https://www.appsflyer.com/privacy-policy/. AppsFlyer is certified according to the EU-US Privacy-Shield agreement and thus guarantees compliance with European data protection laws. The legal basis for its use is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO.
By using our app, you agree to the processing of your data by AppsFlyer and the collection of data for the purposes as described above. To prohibit the collection and use of data by AppsFlyer in this app, please object to it by disabling the option “Send anonymous usage data “at the bottom of the data protection statement.
g) Collection, processing and use of data when using mPulse
Web pages embedded in this app also use the analysis tool mPulse from Akamai Technologies, Inc. 150 Broadway, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142, USA. The German branch, Akamai Technologies GmbH, is located at Parkring 20-22, 85748 Garching. Information on the company's other locations in Germany can be found at https://www.akamai.com/de/de/locations.jsp. With the help of mPulse anonymous user profiles are created. The evaluation of these user profiles serves above all to design and improve our offers according to your needs. Cookies are not used. mPulse collects the following data in particular:
Information about the user's operating system
IP address (will be made anonymous)
Geographic location (country from which the website is accessed)
For more information on data protection at mPulse, please see https://www.akamai.com/legal/privacy-and-policiesThe legal basis for the associated data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO (balancing of interests, based on our legitimate interest to continuously improve the content, functionality and attractiveness of the app and the embedded websites based on the analysis of your usage behavior).
h) Collection, processing, and use of data when using Batch
Our application uses the service of Batch for sending push messages. The provider is IMEDIAPP SA (batch.com), 43 rue Beaubourg, 75003 Paris, France.
The processing of personal data is based on your consent (Art.6 para.1 lit. a DSGVO) to send push messages or on our legitimate interests (Art.6 para.1 lit. f DSGVO) in optimizing our push messages. Batch receives the following from us for sending push messages
a pseudonymized user ID,
your IP address,
a push token,
the status about the decision whether you want to receive notifications,
browser and operating system information,
geo-based information, and
information about the version of Batch used, messages sent, and usage behavior.
Batch accesses the browser's LocalStorage. At the same time, we use tools from Batch to record the use of the various functions of the app to provide you with a targeted offer via push notifications.
We have concluded a Data Processing Agreement (DPA) with Batch, in which we oblige Batch to protect our customers' data and not to pass it on to third parties, and to comply with the requirements of the DSGVO.
Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18f. GDPR)
Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR)
For this type of inquiry, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org directly. Please note that such inquiries oblige us to confirm that the inquirer is indeed the person concerned.
Every data subject shall have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. You can either consult the appropriate data protection authority for your location, or the data protection authority responsible for us (Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Nordrhein-Westfalen, Postfach 20 04 44, 40102 Duesseldorf, Germany).
5. These data privacy notes are updated regularly
The legal framework concerning us as service provider is characteristically subject to changes and amendments. These changes and amendments require the occasional updating of these data privacy notes. We will therefore inform you of possible alterations.
6. Contact us
Should you wish to contact us, you can reach us via our contact form or by messaging: