These Terms of Service (“Terms”) apply to your
access and use of the Jodel app
(“Service”) of The Jodel Venture GmbH,
Chodowieckistraße 28, 10405 Berlin, Germany (hereinafter referred
to as “Jodel” or “we/us”).
Please read these Terms carefully. By downloading, accessing
and/or using the Jodel app, you agree to be bound
by these Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, please do not
use our Service.
We may modify or change these Terms at any time and in our sole
discretion. If we do so, we will provide notice of such changes,
such as by sending a Push-Notification before the Services are next
used by you.
Your continued use of the Service will confirm your acceptance
of the revised Terms. If you do not agree to the amended Terms,
please refrain from using the Service and delete your
Jodel shall provide you with a mobile
communication app that allows you to anonymously interact with your
You can post messages and photos anonymously to be seen by
anyone around you or somewhere else within the Jodel community. You
can watch the posts of others in your feed. There you can reply to
them directly but anonymously.
You can find more information about the functionalities at our
Download and usage of the app is for free. To finance the app,
we may introduce in-app purchase features at a later stage.
To use the Service you need to create a Jodel
account. . Your account will automatically be created after you
started the app for the first time.
Please do not create an account if you are not over 17 years of
When you create an account you agree to keep your password
secure and safe and accept all responsibility for any activity that
occurs while logged into your account.
After downloading the app we will ask for your consent to
communicate with you electronically via Push-Services. If you give
your consent you will get Push-Notifications, e.g. if someone
posted a comment to your post. Push-Notifications are sent if
someone replied to your post, votes on your post, posted very
closely or other stuff we see consider important for you. We will
further inform you via Push-Notifications if these Terms of
other news around the App like new features.
You can deactivate these messages at any time by changing the
notification settings on your device (iOS) or by changing your
settings within our Services (Android).
The Services consist of interactive features that allow users to
post and transmit content, including but not limited to text,
photos or other materials (“User Content”). You
understand that your anonymous User Content will be viewable by
everyone that possesses the Jodel app.
When you post, link or otherwise make available content to our
Service, you hereby grant Jodel GmbH a worldwide non-exclusive,
royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and fully sublicensable right
to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, create derivative
works from such content and to publish, distribute, perform and
display it anonymously throughout the world in any manner or media,
on or off the Jodel app.
Which we don’t plan to do. But if you post the most awesome
content which fully explains why Jodel is the app to explore your
area and at the same stay anonymous – we might want to show it
anonymized to fellow users.
You agree to abide by the below-mentioned conduct guidelines,
which may be updated from time to time. If we update these
guidelines for user conduct, we will provide notice of such
You may not post, link, license or otherwise make available on
or through the Service any of the following:
You agree you will not do any of the following when using the
If you discover or suspect any Service security breaches, please
contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You further agree to abide by any third-party terms that apply,
including the iTunes App Store Terms of Service and/or the Google
Play Store Terms of Service. You acknowledge and agree that the
availability of the Jodel app is dependent on such
third party from which you received the app. You agree that the
usage rules for the app are subject to any additional restrictions
set forth in the usage rules for the third party Terms of Service
as of the date you download the app. In the event of any conflict
between the terms and conditions of the third party Terms of
Service and the terms and conditions of these Terms, the terms and
conditions of the third party Terms of Service will govern if they
are more restrictive.
This License Agreement is between you and
Jodel, and governs your use of the
Jodel app made available for use on smartphones
and other electronic devices.
Jodel grants you a limited, non-exclusive,
non-transferable and revocable license to use the
Jodel App for your personal, non-commercial
purposes. You may only use the Jodel app on a
device that you own or control and that is permitted by any
applicable usage rules applied by your device’s manufacturer or by
the marketplace at which we have made the app available. The terms
of this license will also govern any upgrades provided by
Jodel that replace and/or supplement the original
app, unless such upgrade is accompanied by a separate license, in
which case the terms of that license will govern.
However, unless we expressly state otherwise, your right to use
the Service does not include
Should you do any of this, Jodel may terminate
your use of the Service, and you may have infringed the copyright
and other rights of Jodel, which may subject you
to prosecution and damages.
You agree that you are solely responsible for your User
Jodel cannot accept any responsibility for
content, data and/or information provided by you or other users of
the Service. We shall in particular not guarantee that the posted
content is true, fulfills a specific purpose or can serve such a
Should you become aware of a use of the services that violates
these Terms or the law, we ask you to inform us immediately at
The design of the Jodel app along with the
texts, scripts, graphics, interactive features and the like created
by Jodel,as well as the trademarks, service marks
and logos contained therein are owned by or licensed to
Jodel, subject to copyright and other intellectual
property rights and the German and foreign laws and international
conventions. Jodel provides the Service to you AS
IS for your information and personal use only.
Jodel reserves all rights not expressly granted in
and to the Service. You agree to not engage in the use, copying, or
distribution of any of the Service other than expressly permitted
herein, including any use, copying, or distribution of posts of
your contacts obtained through the Service for any commercial
The Service and content included on or otherwise made available
to you through the Service is provided on an AS IS or AS AVAILABE
basis without any representations or warranties of any kind.
While Jodel attempts to provide a good user
experience, we cannot and do not represent or warrant that the
Services will always be secure or error-free or that the Services
will always function without delay, disruptions or imperfections.
Jodel cannot guarantee that its Services are
virus-free. The user shall take all necessary safety measures and
install the latest security updates, in order to prevent
In the event of any failure of the app to conform to any
applicable warranty, you may notify the marketplace from which you
have downloaded the app.
Any other claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or
expenses attributable to any failure to conform to any warranty
will be our sole responsibility.
Jodel shall only be liable for willful intent
or gross negligence. This limitation of liability does not apply to
claims for damages that result from injury to life, body or
Jodel shall not be liable for slight
negligence, if no essential contractual obligation is violated, as
far as no guarantee has been agreed upon for the quality of the
Services, as far as there is no maliciously concealed defect,
default or impossibility for which Jodel is
responsible. In case of slightly negligent violation of essential
contractual duties, the fulfillment of which is required for the
due execution of a contract and the observance of which the user
relies on and may rely on, the claim for damages shall be limited
to the amount of typically predictable damage. The above limitation
of liability does not apply to claims for damages that result from
injury to life, body or health. The liability according to the
German Product Liability Act (Produkthaftungsgesetz) remains
As far as Jodel’s liability is excluded or
limited, the same applies for the personal liability of
Jodel’s employees, representatives and agents.
The User shall secure his data and the text message received
from Jodel, which contain a verification code, in
accordance with the current state of technology.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Jodel
harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations,
losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not
limited to attorney's fees) arising from: (i) your use of and
access to the Jodel Service; (ii) your violation
of any term of these Terms; (iii) your violation of any third party
right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or
privacy right; or (iv) any claim that one of your posts caused
damage to a third party. This defense and indemnification
obligation will survive these Terms and your use of the
We may in our sole discretion review, improve, modify or
discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service and/or any
information or content on the Service. If we do so, we will provide
notice of such changes, such as by sending a Push-Notification to
You agree that Jodel will not be liable to you
or any third party for any modification or discontinuance of the
Service or any portion thereof.
We may transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with our rights
and/or obligations under these Terms, without notifying you or
obtaining your consent.
We provide you with information on how we collect and process
our users data in our Privacy
These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance
with German law, and any dispute between you and
Jodel relating to these Terms will be subject to
the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Germany.
In case individual provisions in these Terms are or become
invalid, or should gaps arise in these Terms, the validity of all
other provisions shall not be deemed affected thereby. Instead of
the ineffective provision or for replenishment of gaps an adequate
provision shall apply, which – to the extent legally permitted –
comes as close as possible to what Jodel would
have wanted in the first place, provided that
Jodel had thought of the invalid or incomplete
Side agreements require written form. Also, any waiver of the
written form shall only be made in writing.
You are always welcome to contact us for any feedback,
questions, complaints or claims you may have related to the
Service. Please direct your requests to: email@example.com
collected, used and disclosed by The Jodel Venture GmbH,
Chodowieckistraße 28, 10405 Berlin, Germany (hereinafter referred
to as “Jodel” or “we/us”) and our
subsidiaries when you use our website www.jodel-app.com (the
“Website”) and the Jodel app (the
“App”) (Website and App collectively, the
“Service”) or when you otherwise interact with
We try to solely store necessary information and only for the
shortest appropriate period of time. In addition, we take all the
usual technical measures to prevent unauthorized access to your
data on our servers.
changes, we will notify you by revising the date at the bottom of
the policy and, in some cases, we may provide you with additional
notice (such as adding a statement to our website or sending you an
in-app pop-up notification). To better protect your privacy you may
informed about our information practices.
Unless you give us your separate and express consent to other
uses of your personal data, we collect, store and process the
personal data that you submit to us only to the extent required for
you to use our Service, or to the extent that such use is allowed
in accordance with other legal provisions, even without your
consent, in particular for responding to your inquiries.
We collect information you provide directly to us. At the moment
this is nothing but a randomly generated user number and your
location. In the future we might ask for your gender, mobile number
or similar information.
We do not collect any other information or personal data about
When you send or receive messages or posts, we also collect,
process and store the contents of the message or post on our
servers to send them out. The contents of messages and posts are
also stored on the devices of recipients.
We cannot guarantee that deletion always occurs within a
Not us, nor a third party is able to relate any content
to a name or phone number, as we don’t know them. And apart from
your location and the few technical data mentioned above, we do not
have any more information from or about you.
That’s why you are safe to share on Jodel
whatever is important for you.
The Services requires access to your mobile device's location
services and image storage applications (e.g., to show you the
posts of the right location or to store a post in your photo
gallery). If you later decide to revoke your consent and prevent us
from continuing to access your location and image storage
applications, you can do so by either changing the settings on your
device, if this settings option is provided by your device
operating system, or by following the standard uninstall process
and removing our Services from your device. On iOS devices, you can
grant or revoke your consent at any time and prevent us from
continuing to access your phonebook and image storage applications
by changing the settings on your device.
We only use the collected information about you to carry out the
purpose it was collected for, including the possibility for you to
anonymously send messages or posts to the Jodel
community, create social graphs and for us to send you technical
notices, updates, security alerts and support and administrative
If you consent Jodel may send push
notifications or alerts to your device. You can deactivate these
messages at any time by changing the notification settings on your
device (iOS) or by changing your settings within our Services
We may use your messages or posts to anonymously disclose them
on our website, i.e. for creating a list of the most liked comments
or the like.
We may share personal data in response to legal process or a
request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance
with any applicable law, rule, or regulation of the Federal
Republic of Germany, or as otherwise required by any applicable
law, rule or regulation.
We are based in Germany as they have by far the strictest data
regulation laws worldwide.
The following web analytic service is used to improve the user
experience of our Services:
We use Google Analytics, a service for the marketing analysis of
this website, of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google
Analytics uses codes consisting of text and numbers, which will be
stored on your computer and which allow for an analysis of the use
of the Website (“Cookies”). The information
generated by the Cookie about your use of the Website (including
your IP address) will be transferred to and stored by a Google
Server. Google will use this information, to evaluate your use of
the website, to prepare reports about the website activities for
the website operators and to provide further services connected to
the use of websites and the use of the Internet. Google may
transfer this information to third parties, if legally obliged to
do so or if third parties process these data on behalf of Google.
In no case, Google will connect your IP address with other data
You can remove or deactivate such Cookies using the
settings of your computer; in such a case you might not be able to
fully use all functions of this website. By using this website you
agree to the processing of your personal data by Google to the
extent and purpose stated above. You can refuse to allow your data
to be passed on by using a deactivation add-on for browsers under
Please note that our Website uses Google Analytics with the
extension '_anonymizelp()' and consequently IP addresses are only
used in shortened form in order to prevent direct personal
Jodel cannot warrant security for data transmitted to our
Services because unfortunately, the transmission of information via
the internet is not completely secure. Still, we encrypt any
communication between the app and our servers with SSL.
We take reasonable measures to help protect information about
you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure,
alteration and destruction. Therefore we store personal data in an
encrypted form only.
Jodel is based in Germany. The information we
collect is processed in the European Union and governed by the
applicable German law and European directives.
If you have any further questions about the collection, use and
processing of your personal data, please contact us directly
www.jodel-app.com,www.jodel-support.com or write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Updated: March 24, 2014