Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us. At journi we have a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t receive or store passwords for any accounts on third-party services.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
  • In our products and services, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.

If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please please drop us a line at feedback at

journi GmbH (“journi”) operates a website and mobile applications including and journi app (an iOS app available on the Apple Appstore). It is journi’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website and mobile Application Users and Visitors

Like most website and mobile application operators, journi collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. journi’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how journi’s visitors use its website. From time to time, journi may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

journi also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on content on and journi’s mobile apps. journi only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to journi's websites and mobile applications choose to interact with journi in ways that require journi to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that journi gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a journi service to provide a name, username and email address. We may also collect information like your gender, date of birth and home town if you want it to be part of your journi profile. If you choose to create an journi account with a third-party service such as Facebook, you may have to provide us with your username or user ID so that your identity can be authenticated. When the authentication is complete, we’ll be able to access certain information based on your permissions from the third-party service. We don’t receive or store passwords for any accounts on third-party services. Those who engage in transactions with journi – by purchasing access to premium services like a sticker package or subscription for a premium membership – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, journi collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with journi. journi does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website- or mobile application-related activities and services.

Aggregated Statistics

journi may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites and mobile applications, including IP addresses, browser types, operating systems, pages or features of journi that were used and time spent on them, search terms and other statistics. We use and analyze (and may engage third parties to analyze) this information to customize and improve journi. For instance, journi may monitor the most popular accounts on the site and journi’s mobile applications or use spam screened by third party services to help identify spam. journi may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, journi does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

In some cases we collect and store information about where you are located, such as by converting your IP address into a rough geolocation. We may use location information to improve and personalize journi.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

journi discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on journi’s behalf or to provide services available at journi's websites and mobile applications, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using journi's websites and mobile applications, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. journi will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, journi discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when journi believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of journi, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an journi website and have supplied your email address, journi may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with journi and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs and social media channels to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. journi takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. journi uses cookies to help journi identify and track visitors, their usage of journi website, and their website access preferences. journi visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using journi's websites and mobile applications, with the drawback that certain features of journi's websites and mobile applications may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If journi, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that journi goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of journi may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.


Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by journi and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.


Comments and other content submitted to our anti-spam/report service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Our Policy Towards Children

journi is not directed to children under 13 and we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If we learn that we have collected such information of a child under 13, we will take steps to delete such information from our files as soon as is practicable.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, journi may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in journi’s sole discretion. journi encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a account, you should also check your account’s dashboard for alerts to these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Change log:

January, 25th 2016: Published Privacy Policy

April, 17th 2014: Published Privacy Policy