Memo Lingua
Privacy Statement

1. Responsible in the sense of the GDPR

Goethe-Institut e.V., Oskar-von-Miller-Ring 18, 80333 Munich, Germany, Phone: +49 89 15921-0, E-Mail: info@goethe.de (hereinafter "we").

Contact details of data protection officers

Die Datenschutzbeauftragte, Goethe-Institut e.V., Oskar-von-Miller-Ring 18, 80333 Munich, Germany, e-mail: datenschutz@goethe.de

2. Using the App

2.1. Data and settings you specify

In the app you can enter personal data, in particular a players name and if you want a place of living. You can also make personal settings in the app.

We collect and process this data within the framework of contract processing in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR in order to provide the functions of the app.

2.2. Usage data

The following data is generated when using the app: your score, highscore.

We collect and process this data within the framework of contract processing in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR in order to provide the functions of the app.

2.3. Device ID

We may collect the device ID of the device on which the app was installed and compare it with the device ID stored in the user account. This serves to protect our overriding legitimate interests for the prevention of abusive use in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

2.4. Cookies

In order to make the user experience attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies. This serves to safeguard our predominantly legitimate interests in the provision of a user-friendly service in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR as part of a balancing of interests. These are small text files that are stored on your mobile device.

Cookies remain on your end device and enable us to recognize your app on your next visit and to enable you to log in automatically (persistent cookies).

You can deactivate the acceptance of cookies. If cookies are not accepted, the functionality of the app may be restricted.

3. Processor

In order to provide the functions of the app, we use the services of the following service providers who process personal data on our behalf: Paperdice Solutions GmbH, Berlin, Germany. Data processing is managed by the company Heroku.

The legal basis is Art. 28 GDPR (processing).

4. Data security

We protect our systems against loss, destruction, access, alteration or distribution of your data by unauthorised persons through technical and organisational measures, such as the creation of the Goethe.de account or a subsequent login using SSL encryption.

5. Your rights and contact details

As a data subject, you have the following rights:
  • pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR, you have the right to request information about your personal data processed by us to the extent specified therein;
  • pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR, you have the right to demand the immediate correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us;
  • In accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, you have the right to demand the erasure of your personal data stored by us, unless further processing is required;
    • on the exercise of freedom of expression and information;
    • to fulfill a legal obligation;
    • for reasons of public interest, or
    • for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims
  • the right, pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR, to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data, insofar as
    • the correctness of the data is denied by you;
    • the processing is unlawful, but you refuse to delete it;
    • we no longer need the data, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, or
    • you have lodged an objection against the processing under Article 21 GDPR;
  • pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive the personal data you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request transmission to another responsible party;
  • the right to complain to a supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority at your usual place of residence or workplace or at our company headquarters.
If you have any questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data, for information, correction, restriction of the processing or deletion of data as well as revocation of any consent given or objection to a specific use of data as well as regarding the right to data transfer, please contact our company data protection officer (see section 1).

6. Right of objection

Insofar as we process personal data as described above in order to safeguard our predominantly legitimate interests as part of a weighing of interests, you may object to this processing with effect for the future. If the processing is carried out for direct marketing purposes, you may exercise this right at any time as described above. Insofar as processing is carried out for other purposes, you are only entitled to object if there are reasons arising from your particular situation.

After exercising your right of objection, we will not process your personal data further for these purposes unless we can prove compelling reasons for processing worthy of protection which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

This does not apply if the processing is carried out for the purposes of direct marketing. Then we will not further process your personal data for this purpose.


February 2021
Goethe-Institut e.V.

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