Data Privacy Declaration

The application "Kitchen Stories" (hereinafter "App") and the “Kitchen Stories” Web Services (hereinafter “Services”) is provided by AJNS New Media GmbH, Muskauer Str. 43, 10997 Berlin (hereinafter "We" or "Us"). Every time this App and/or Services are used, data about your mobile end device are automatically collected, processed, and used. Protection of your privacy when you use the App and/or Services is important to us. Therefore, we would like to inform you below which of your personal data will be collected when you use the App and/or Services and how these data are handled. You can view this Data Privacy Declaration at any time in the “Kitchen Stories Family” Section of the App or also on our website at

1.      Office responsible/Point of contact
2.      Type and scope of collected data
2.1    Automated data collection
2.2    Data released or entered by users
2.3    Advertising and usage profiles
2.4    Data disclosure
2.5    Social plug-ins – Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram
2.6    Application improvements
3.      Protection of your data
4.      Deletion, information and revocation

1.  Office responsible/Point of contact

The office responsible for matters concerning data privacy law is:

AJNS New Media GmbH
Muskauer Str. 43
10997 Berlin

If you have questions or concerns about data privacy, you can also contact us by e-mail at

2.  Type and scope of collected data

2.1  Automated data collection

When you access the App and/or Services data are automatically sent to our server, for technical reasons. The following data are stored separately from other data that you send to us in these circumstances:

  • Data and time of App access,
  • Operating system used,
  • Volume of data sent,
  • Time of Application installation.

These data are saved for technical reasons only and will never be allocated to a specific person.

2.2  Data released or entered by users


You have to register in order to use all the benefits of the App and/or the Service. To do so, you have to set up a user account with us and use it to log in. For this purpose, you have to enter your name and e-mail address, as well as a password. These data are needed to set up a user account for you and to manage it, and also so that you can use the full version of the Application. First we generate a user name from your first and last name, which you can change yourself after registering inside your user account. Additionally, we need these and potentially other data also to be able to respond to your wishes, questions, and complaints as well as to send you after registration via email basic user account functions, our offers, and new content.

Facebook Connect

Alternatively you can log in using your Facebook account. The App will then be linked to your Facebook user account. If you log in using Facebook Connect, we receive information about the basic user data saved in your Facebook user account. These are data that are publicly visible in the social network www.facebook. We only use your e-mail address and user name information to set up a user account for you. In the next step, you can agree to release other data, such as your age, profile picture, profile picture gallery, and status updates, so that you can use all the options of our App. In the case of Facebook Connect, data could be transferred from the App to your Facebook profile as well. The transferred data are stored and processed by the App for registration on our service. If you register using Facebook Connect, you agree to the transfer of the basic user data in your Facebook profile to us and, vice versa, the transfer of data for use from the App to Facebook.

Optional data

In addition, the App gives you the option to personalize your profile. You can enter information such as, for example, your place of residence, age, sex. In addition, you can upload a photo of yourself to your profile page. This information is optional and not needed to register for the App. You can decide which of these data can be seen by all users by adjusted the settings in your user account accordingly. Therefore, you should choose carefully what you enter in your profile and what you make visible to other users.

Interactive areas

The App has interactive areas where you can set up or save favorite content, messages, comments, pictures, videos, materials, or other elements in the App ("Interactive Areas"). If you use an interactive areas you have to be aware that these areas are accessible by your contacts and all personal information you set up there or provide when you register can be seen by others. We cannot control how other users of the App use this information. The content provided in the interactive areas could be saved for an unlimited time.

If you would like to remove this content at any time, send us an e-mail to

Rights of access to functions and data on the mobile device

In order for you to be able to use all the functions of the App, the Services, and the community you may have to grant the App the rights of access to the functions and data of your mobile device. In detail, access to the following may be needed:

  • Access to the camera and the gallery to upload profile pictures and pictures of dishes.
  • Access to the address book to identify and display contacts who also use the App.

Even if your device does not give you the option of actively setting or rejecting these rights, you can prevent the access to some data by not using the corresponding functions of the App. We will use the granted rights exclusively for the purposes specified above, even if a granted right (e.g. for technical reasons) theoretically opens up other possibilities of use. You can revoke a granted right at any time in the settings of your device (but this depends on your device and operating system, which we have no control over).

Naturally, it is up to you to decide which data you would like to provide to us. In addition, we are bound by the principles of data minimization. If you do not provide certain information to us, this may result in that you are unable to use the full App and Services.

2.3  Advertising and usage profiles

If you would like, we will use your personal data to provide offers and information to you tailored to your needs and will inform you, for example, about improved services and other events.

When you visit this App and/or this Service, we create usage profiles under pseudonyms for the purposes of advertising, market research, or appropriate design of the Application. Only the usage data is used. We may pass on the pseudonymized usage data to third parties for statistical purposes. These third parties cannot attribute it to you. This concerns especially information about the start and end and scope of usage of our App and Services, and registration data.

You can object to the use of your data for such purposes effective in the future at any time. Just submit a free-form notification to:

AJNS New Media GmbH
Muskauer Str. 43
10997 Berlin


2.4  Data disclosure

To provide all the functions of this Application to you, we sometimes rely on services of contracted third parties and external services providers.

On occasion, your data are also disclosed to external service providers, for example, for sending out promotional campaigns (only if you explicitly agreed to this in advance) or to the customer service. In these cases, information is passed on to these companies or people to enable further processing by them. These external service providers are chosen by us carefully and regularly checked to ensure that your privacy remains protected. The service providers may only use the data for the purposes we specify. The service providers are contractually obliged to handle your data exclusively in accordance with this Data Privacy Declaration and the German Data Privacy Laws.

In other cases, your personal data are passed on without your express prior permission only in one of the following situations:

  • If this is necessary for clarification of illegal use or legal prosecution, personal data are forwarded to law enforcement authorities and potentially to the harmed third parties. However, this occurs only if there are specific indications of illegal or abusive conduct. The data may also be passed on if this is needed for the implementation of the Terms of Use or other agreements. In addition, we are legally bound to provide information at the request of specific authorities. These are law enforcement authorities, pursuing administrative offenses subject to fines, and financial authorities.

  • In the scope of the further development of our business, the structure of AJNS New Media GmbH may change in that the legal form changes, subsidiaries, branches, or business units are formed, bought or sold. In case of these transactions, the customer information will be passed on together with the transferred part of the company. In any event of the transfer of personal data to third parties in the above-mentioned scope, we will ensure that this will be performed in compliance with this Data Privacy Declaration and the relevant data privacy laws.

2.5  Social plug-ins – Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram

Our App and Services use plug-ins, among the other social networks: Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA; Twitter, Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco CA 94107, USA; Pinterest, Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA; and Instagram, Instagram, LLC, 1601 Willow Rd. Menlo Park, CA 94025, United States. You can see the plug-ins by the corresponding network logo, e.g., with an icon of a clenched fist with lifted thumbs pointing up or the words "Recommend", "Like", "Comment", "I like", or "Pin it". Just by opening our App, no direct connection with the social network servers can be established and no data can be forwarded. The corresponding button becomes active only once you select it and click on the information shown after that, stating that the button will be activated only once you click on it. Then you can recommend by clicking a second time or share the selected information in that social network. Once you click on the button, all of this data are sent to the social network. This may include:

  • date and time of website visit

  • URL of the website that the visitor is on

  • URL of the website that the visitor was on before

  • browser used

  • operating system used

  • user's IP address

If while visiting our website you are logged in to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest at the same time, it is possible that the provider allocates your visit to your network account. If you use the plug-in function (e.g. click on "I like" buttons, comment), this information will also be sent by the App directly to the social network and saved there. The purpose and scope of data collection and further processing and use of data by the networks are found in the Data Privacy Notices of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

2.6  Application improvements

This App uses Google Mobile App Analytics and Flurry Analytics.

Google Analytics

Google Mobile App Analytics is an analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). The App collects, saves, and transfers data saved on your mobile end device and sent to Google to enable an analysis of how you use this App. The information generated in this process about how you use this App is usually sent to a Google server in the USA and saved there.

If IP anonymization is activated, your IP address will be abbreviated by Google before, if it is in one of the European Union member states or other European Economic Community member states. The complete IP address is sent to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there only in exceptional situations. IP anonymization is active for this Application. At our request, Google will use this information to evaluate how you use this application in order to put together reports about the Application's behavior and your integration in the App and to provide other associated services to the operator of this App.

The IP address sent from your device in the scope of the Google Mobile App Analytics is not combined with other data by Google.

To guarantee anonymized collection of IP addresses anonymization of IP address in this App is activated by using the "setAnonymizeIp" method.

You can object to the processing of your data by Google Mobile App Analytics by sending a free-form message to

Flurry Analytics

Flurry Analytics is an analysis service of Flurry Inc. Flurry Analytics collects technical information such as device type (e.g., iPhone 6), the operating system used (e.g., iOS 8.4), provider name (e.g., Vodafone), and events that occur in the App, such as the number of times the App is used and the usage duration. Moreover, Flurry Analytics shortens device identification, MAC addresses, and IMEI, and saves them in shortened form.

Flurry Analytics enables us to analyze usage of the App by the users. The information generated by Flurry Analytics is usually sent to a server of Flurry Inc. and saved there.

You can deactivate Flurry if you do not want this analysis. To do so, you have to object to Flurry by following the instructions from Flurry found at For more information about data processing by Flurry Analytics go to:

3.  Protection of your data

To protect your personal data from unauthorized access and abuse we have implemented technical and organizational security measures. We check these security measures regularly and adapt them, as necessary, to the state of technological progress.

4.  Deletion, information, and revocation

If your personal data are no longer needed for the above-mentioned purposes, they are deleted.

Please note that deinstallation of the App from your device does not automatically lead to the deletion of your data from our server. However, you can request the deletion of your data at any time by contacting:

AJNS New Media GmbH
Muskauer Str. 43
10997 Berlin


In accordance with legal provisions, we provide information promptly and free of charge about your personal data stored by us. Please use the above-mentioned address for contact.

Version: March 2017