Please take note of the following:
Jimdo supplies the technical possibility to build your own website. Correspondingly the following information is general in nature and does not represent legal advice. Should you at any time have specific questions or encounter specific problems, we strongly recommend that you contact a lawyer or a data protection expert.
Of course the Jimdo privacy statement and the corresponding data processing agreements are being reviewed and updated as part of our GDPR preparations and compliance.
The Jimdo Privacy Statement
In our privacy statement we explain in detail what data we save, process and when it is deleted: https://www.jimdo.com/info/privacy/
We appreciate honesty and transparency
Jimdo is a service that is offered internationally. Thus, it extends not only beyond the federal republic of Germany, but also beyond the European Union. We operate worldwide and our users are scattered across this planet.
We would prefer to use European service providers for particular services and service offerings, where such providers can deliver the required services at a comparable and competitive price and service level.
However, we also wish to be completely honest and transparent. For many of the services that we use there is simply no comparable, acceptable alternative. As a result we therefore employ the use of a range of service providers outside the European Union, in particular from the USA. We take steps to ensure that measures according to European Data Protection law are taken and applied so as to guarantee an adequate level of data protection.
To maximise and ensure the safety and accessibility of all Jimdo websites, we use Amazons cloud based solution for data storage. Their servers are located in Ireland and are of course thus subject to European law.
The e-mail provider
Statistics / Google Analytics™
The data shown in the statistics function offered by us is based on Google Analytics™. You do not have to enter into a contract with Google for this data processing as we have already done so.
However, if you use your own Google Analytics™ ID then you will need to download and send the appropriate contract to Google. Further information on this can be found on the Google support pages: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/3379636?hl=en&ref_topic=2919631
If you have completely opted out of Google Analytics™ on your website – that means removed your Google Analytics™ ID and disabled our statistics function – then visitors to your site will not be tracked by Google Analytics™. There are several browser add ons that can assist you in this respect (such as Ghostery, Privacy badger etc.) and with which you can control the implementation of Google Analytics™ on websites.
For more information about Google and privacy, visit Google directly:
How Google works to comply with applicable privacy policies
Jimdo without Google
For technical reasons, the use of the Jimdo do-it-yourself website builders without Google is currently not possible. Of course we have already informed you of this in point 3.6 of the Jimdo Terms of Service:
3.6 In edit mode on all Jimdo sites, Jimdo collects data by means of Google Analytics in order to ensure the quality of Jimdo sites. This collection of data is carried out on all Jimdo Pages. Jimdo uses the data obtained in order to solve problems and to continually improve the ease of operation of our services. Jimdo reserves the right to use other web analysis systems. Of course we shall inform you as regards all such usage in our privacy statement. In selecting and implementing web analysis systems we ensure that careful selection of the respective service provider takes places and that the data protection and privacy requirements for the implementation of such systems are adhered to.
Here you will find the corresponding help article.
The data processing agreement
If you process site users' /visitors’ personal data (for example, emails via Rackspace, shop orders, Google Analytics, contact form messages, Jimdo Apps etc.) via your Jimdo website i.e. Jimdo processes this data on your behalf, then of course we have a Data Processing Agreement for you. Here you will find all the information concerning the Jimdo Data Processing Agreement.
Social Media Integrations e.g. Like-Buttons
At present, if you integrate social plugins on your Jimdo page, we are still doing an unrestricted integration. According to experts in this area, the legal situation is not yet completely clear, although the well-known German verdict is valid.
It is currently being examined whether and how we can implement the new legal requirements for such like buttons or whether this is really necessary. To be on the safe side, at least until the topic becomes a bit more transparent, it's probably a good idea to disable the Like and Share buttons on your Jimdo website if a more restricted integration is required in your jurisdiction.
In view of our obligations under the GDPR and the upcoming ePrivacy regulation, we will soon provide a supplementary list of Jimdo specific cookies.