You can use the app MacFamilyTree/ MobileFamilyTree without providing your personal data to us.
Your personal data will only be processed by us, the
Synium Software GmbH
55129 Mainz, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)6131 4970 0
Fax: +49 (0)6131 4970 12
if you give us the information voluntary.
The data protection official of Synium Software GmbH can be reached via the address mentioned before, attn. data protection commissioner or via email to email@example.com.
You can always reach out to our commissioner of data protection directly if you have any questions about data protection law or about your rights as a data subject.
The use of the app and the functionalities offered on it are also basically possible without providing your personal data.
To offer our service, we cooperate with the American Family Search Service (www.familysearch.org) of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (in the following: Family Search) which maintains a database of information about deceased persons. As part of the search function, we offer you access to this database.
When starting a search, you can enter the name, date of birth, date of death, place of birth and the place of death of the person you are looking for. This is usually information about deceased persons and therefore not personal data in the sense of the GDPR. We do not receive any information about this data at any time, processing by us does not take place.
If you create a user account at Family Search, Family Search processes the data on its own responsibility. Information about their data processing can be found here.
You can upload information (such as a person's name, events such as birth, baptism and death (and others), including date and place, related sources such as historical documents and user comments to specific people) to this database. However, this possibility also refers exclusively to data of persons who have already died (or who were born more than 110 years ago) and therefore has no personal reference.
If you upload information about people who died less than 110 years ago, that information will not be sent to Family Search, but will be stored locally in the app for your own use and will be deleted from your device at the latest when the app is removed.
In so far as you have given consent under Art. 6 Subs. 1 Sentence 1 lit. a GDPR, we will use your email address to regularly send you our personalised newsletter. Providing an email address is sufficient for receiving the newsletter. Voluntary you can also tell us your name and country. We use this information to individualize the newsletter.
Cancellation is possible at any time, e.g. via a link at the end of every newsletter. Alternatively, you can cancel at any time by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. After your cancellation your voluntary information will be deleted. To ensure that you will not receive any further emails from us, we will only continue to store your email address for further X months in a so-called blacklist.
For the newsletter shipping we use the email analysis tool Litmus from Litmus Software Inc. (675 Massachusetts Ave., 10th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02139), based in the United States.
On the basis of Art. 6 Subs. 1 Sentence 1 lit. f GDPR we want to use the tracking measures described below to ensure an appropriate design and the ongoing optimization of our newsletter, as well as their use to be statistically recorded and evaluated for the purpose of optimizing our offer for you. These interests are to be regarded as justified within the meaning of the aforementioned regulation. Litmus will create statistical information on our behalf in connection with our e-mail transmissions and evaluate it for us. This allows us to determine if there are any problems with our newsletter and the links included. In addition, we have the opportunity to determine which content in our mailings are of particular interest. This enables us to make our mailings more interesting for our recipients. For this purpose, images or tracking pixels (see section 4) are embedded in our e-mails, which we can use to track the opening rates or to find out which e-mail clients are being used.
Litmus creates pseudonymous user profiles. Under no circumstances the information that we collect, in connection with the retrieval of an e-mail, will be assigned to a specific recipient.
If you do not want this, please send us an e-mail to email@example.com. We will then ensure that mailings to you are no longer recorded by Litmus.
Pixels, also known as tracking pixels, are small 1x1 pixel sized GIF-files, that can be installed e.g. in graphics when visiting a website or in emails etc. Pixels do not harm your device, do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malicious software. The pixels send your IP address, the referrer URL of the visited website, the time the pixel was viewed, the browser used, and previously set cookie information to a web server. This makes it possible for us to carry out range measurements and other statistical evaluations which serve to optimize our newsletter.
Most browsers accept pixels automatically. You can use appropriate tools or browser add-ons to stop the use of pixels on our sites (for example, with the add-on "AdBlock" for the Safari browser).
You have the right:
You have the right at any time, for reasons arising out of your particular situation, to prevent the processing of personal data concerning you pursuant to Art. 6 Subs. 1 Sentence 1 lit. e (Data Processing in the Public Interest) and Art. 6 Subs. 1 Sentence 1 lit. f GDPR (Data processing on the basis of legitimate interests). This also applies to profiling based on those provisions as defined in Art. 4 no 4 GDPR.
If you submit an objection we shall no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or the processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
If your objection is to the processing of data for direct marketing purposes, we shall cease processing immediately. In this case it is not necessary for you to assert a particular situation. This also applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing.
If you want to exercise your right to object, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All personal data transmitted by you will be transferred encrypted using the customary and secure TLS standard (Transport Layer Security). TLS is a secure and proven standard, which e.g. is also used in online banking. You can recognise a secure TLS connection inter alia by the "s" appended to the http (i.e. https://..) in the address bar of your browser or by the lock icon at the bottom of your browser.
We also take appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously monitored and improved in line with technological developments.
This Data Protection Policy is currently valid and was last amended as of October 2018.
Due to further development of our app and our newsletter offer or due to changed legal or regulatory requirements, it might get necessary to amend this Data Protection Policy. The current version of Data Protection Policy can be accessed and saved at any time in the app under the https://www.syniumsoftware.com/privacy-policy.