Data Privacy Policy and Consent 


We, Social Media Wave GmbH, Apostelnstraße 15–17, 50667 Cologne, Germany, are pleased that you are interested in our app “Sparkd”. As the provider of this app, the safe handling of your data is important to us. The collection, processing and use of your personal data is carried out exclusively in accordance with applicable data protection regulations of the Federal Data Protection Act (Act) and the Telemedia Act (TMG). We will not use your personal information in other ways than is provided for in, or used in conjunction with this Data Privacy Policy without your consent. This Data Privacy Policy can be accessed, stored and printed at the URL at any time. In the section that follows, we would like to explain the what data we collect, process and use, when we use it and for what purpose we use it.


  1. Collection, Processing and Use of Personal Data


Personal data is information about the personal and factual circumstances of a particular or identifiable person (§ 3 para. 1 of the German Federal Data Protection Act [BDSG]), thus allowing conclusions to be drawn about a person through data.


By installing Sparkd, we collect the following personal information:


Registration and Use 


Sparkd cannot be used without registration. Upon registering, we collect the following data:




We require your username so that we can set up and manage your user account. We, as well as other Sparkd users, use your username to get in contact with you.


Telephone numberWe collect and process your telephone number so that the other users of our service can communicate with you via our chat feature.






We use the telephone number you provided to us to identify the country from which you use our service, in order to optimize the technical processes of Sparkd.


Phone numbers from your address bookThe phone numbers from your address are collected and processed so you can get in contact with your Sparkd contacts. Your contact information, however, is not stored by the provider on an external server.


Date of birth and gender




We collect and process your date of birth date and gender in order to improve the proposed Sparks available to you in the Inspire area.
Profile imageThe profile picture you provide is assigned to your user account and is visible to every user.


Other data that we collect in connection with using Sparkd includes:


Files, such as e.g. audio, video or image files, if you decide you to share these.


In order to transfer these files to other users. Content cannot be retrieved by third parties, but only by involved communication partners.
Biography (provided that you create one)Your biography is collected and processed to display it to the group of persons you have specified.  The profile image is included here too


Payment informationTo show you how long your account is still active.


Retention Period


The user has the option to have his/her account or a Spark permanently deleted. To have this done, simply email us at If necessary, we may require proof of your identity before carrying out your request. This step is required to protect your data from manipulation or deletion by a third party.


Regardless of this, the personal data will first be deleted, when the knowledge of this data is no longer necessary for the fulfilment of the purpose pursued by processing data. Until then, the collected data shall remain on the server.


  1. Disclosure of Personal Data to Third Parties


We shall not share personal information without your express consent, unless we are legally obliged to publish data (information to prosecuting authorities and courts; information to public bodies that receive data by law, such as social security institutions, tax authorities, etc.) or where we must turn to third parties in order to enforce our professional duties of confidentiality.


III. Data Security


We implement technical and organizational measures to protect our systems against the loss, destruction, access, modification or distribution of your data by unauthorized persons. Despite checking regularly, complete protection against all risks is not possible.


In some places, Sparkd uses the industry-standard TLS (Transport Layer Security) for encryption purposes, thereby guaranteeing the confidentiality of your personal information on the Internet.


If we become aware of a security vulnerability, we shall try to notify you of such via the contact data provided to us or by making a publication on our website or another communication platform. Hereby, we shall also educate you on corresponding protective measures.


  1. Notification of Amendments


Legislative changes or amendments to our internal company processes may require this Data Privacy Policy to be adjusted. In the event of such a change, we will you notify you of such at least six weeks before the amendment takes effect on our website or Sparkd. In general, you are entitled to revoke any consent you may have granted. Note that (if you do not exercise your right of revocation) the current version of the Data Privacy Policy is valid.


  1. Updating/Deletion of Your Personal Data


Furthermore, you have the option to review, modify or delete the personal data provided to us by sending an email to


Likewise, you are entitled at any time to cancel consent once given with effect for the future.


The deletion of the personal data stored is carried out if you revoke your consent to the storage, or if knowledge of this data is no longer necessary for the fulfilment of the purpose pursued by storing data.


  1. Right to Information


You have a right to be provided with information free of charge relating to your stored data and, where applicable, a right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted.


VII. Data Privacy Contact Person


For questions regarding the collection, processing or use of personal information, the disclosure, correction, blocking or deletion of data, please contact:

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