Privacy Policy

We are delighted by your visit! On this page, we will 
inform you on the type, scope and purpose of the 
collection, processing and use of personal data on 
our websites and by our services.

Geeny Services


Geeny offers users the following services:

  • User Profile: Geeny account that enables user to connect and combine data from multiple smart things, and share it with another user, application or service provider for added benefits.
  • Private Data Lake: Data Lake is a service that stores all the Messages before and after Mediation is applied.
  • Marketplace: Geeny offers three distinct marketplaces:
    • B2B marketplace is a partner ecosystem that connects design agencies, software providers, hardware manufacturers, connectivity providers and other key players on a global scale. It has everything a company needs to get started on an IoT project.
    • B2D marketplace enables developers to create, integrate and sell smart algorithms. 
    • B2C marketplace enables consumers to discover new products and applications powered by Geeny.

Personal Data

Personal data shall mean any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ("data subject"); an identifiable person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identification number or to one or more factors specific to his physical, physiological, mental, economic, cultural or social identity.

Non-personal data is anonymised or statistical data, that allows for the relation to the data subject only at significant effort in time, cost and workload.

You may visit parts of our websites without providing us with your personal data. For some services the provision of such data and a user account may be necessary.

Policy with respect to Minors and Children

Our websites and apps are not directed to individuals under the age of 18, and we request that individuals under 18 not provide Personal Information to Telefónica Germany Next GmbH through any Geeny website or through our apps. If we learn that we have collected the Personal Information from a child under 18, we will take steps to delete the information as soon as possible. If you are aware of a user under the age of 18 using a Geeny website or app, please contact us at

Data Processing in relation to Geeny

Your Geeny User Account

On our website, you may use the "sign-in" button to sign into the Geeny User Account with your registered email address and the corresponding password, or create a Geeny User Account. To create this account, we collect the required data (these data can vary depending on whether you are a user or developer; as a minimum, your email address and password will be collected). In the following, we will send you a confirmation link to verify the email address. In order to sign in, you must enter your user access data in an online form provided by Geeny. Following successful authorisation, an authorisation cookie is stored in your browser. If you use the App, a one-off authorisation token will be stored on your smartphone. Both, the cookie and the token expire when your session has not been active for a longer time or when you use the logout functionality. By using this authorisation procedure, we avoid your access data being stored locally on your smartphone or on your computer. If you share your device with others, you may prevent abuse of your Geeny user account by logging out at the end of each session.

Your account data will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of providing the Geeny user account to you. We will not utilise your account data for other purposes and will not share them with third parties, unless you grant us your consent in this regard (see also the following section). As far as you use paid services, we will collect the data that are necessary to complete the payment procedure (payment data, such as credit card number, PayPal user name etc.). If you delete your user account, we will also delete your account data without undue delay, unless they may be utilised for another lawful purpose or need to be retained for a longer period due to legal obligations (e.g., Sec. 257 of the German Commercial Code, Sec. of the German Fiscal Code). If data have to be stored for other purposes after the termination of the contract, they will be blocked for any other use.

Gathering information from and providing information to third parties

You can direct us to share data with other parties. For example, you may authorise us to link your Geeny user account with a third-party app listed on one of our Geeny marketplaces or direct us to share data with other app providers as part of a service. Once you direct us to share your data with a third party, that data is governed by the third party’s privacy policy. Upon subscription to such data sharing service, you will be informed about the conditions of the data transfer and asked to provide your consent, if necessary. To initiate the data share, we will not store and use your access data for the third-party app (e.g., username and password), but will obtain an encrypted authorisation token from the third-party app provider allowing us to gain access to the data you instruct us to share.

Should you no longer wish to gather or provide such data, you may cancel your subscription at any time in your user account. To do so, simply click on the unsubscribe button that is embedded in our app.

Usage Data

Usage data are personal data the collection and utilisation of which are required to enable the usage of our online services. We will utilise your usage data in accordance with this Privacy Policy and applicable data protection law in order to provide and maintain our services.

Content Data

Content data is any personal data that is collected from applications, devices or third-party APIs and is stored on the Geeny platform. The categories of data collected are dependent on the application, device or third-party API from which they originate and may, as the case may be, include special types of personal data.

Special types of Personal Data (Health Data)

Special types of personal data are information on a person’s racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical convictions, union membership, health or sex life. The handling of these data is subject to specific legal restrictions. For some of our services we also use information related to your health. We will collect and utilise these data in line with legal requirements on the protection of special types of personal data. In this context, we may also ask you to provide your consent to the collection and utilisation of these data.

IP-Addresses/ Log files

IP-addresses of users are collected for the purpose of providing this website. We use the IP-address for the purpose of safeguarding system security and for error diagnosis. When our website is visited, further data is collected by the web server and partially stored in log-files revealing information on the used device, browser, time-stamp of access, the so-called referrer as well as the transmitted data volumes. In general, based on this data alone, a reference to your identity is not possible.

The data will be anonymised at the latest 7 days after the connection to our website is ended, unless in the case of suspected abuse or any other system security breach.

Contact Form

You can contact us by using a contact form we provide on our websites. Herewith, you will have the option of providing additional information voluntarily, besides mandatory information. The mandatory information (email address, reason for contact and your message to us) is needed for the purpose of processing your request. Other information is optional and intended to help us target our handling of your query better to your needs.

Use of Cookies/ Tracking

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help us analyse how users use our services. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the service will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. We notify you that IP-anonymisation is activated for this service. Thus, your IP-address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP-address will be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google will use this information on our behalf for the purpose of evaluating your use of this website, compiling reports on Website-Activity and providing us other services related to the usage of our services. The IP-address that your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by using the respective opt-out-function in your App or by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your current web browser (

You will find further information on Google Analytics' Privacy Policy here

More information for Cookies and Tracking as well as means to object to such you may also find via



HubSpot tracks visitors using browser cookies.

  • Visitors are tracked anonymously even before they become contacts. If and when a visitor fills out a form, HubSpot will associate their previous page views based on the tracking cookie.
  • If a visitor deletes his or her cookies, he or she will be considered a new visitor and will be assigned a new cookie. However, HubSpot will automatically deduplicate form submissions coming from the same email address, even if different browser cookies were associated with the submissions.

HubSpot will also attribute visits to a contact if the contact clicks a link in a tracked marketing email which directs to a page with the HubSpot tracking code installed.

Facebook Pixel

The Facebook pixel tracks conversions such as registrations, leads, key page views, and other website conversions that can be attributed to ads on Facebook, Instagram and Audience Network.

Social media plugins:


Our blog uses Facebook social plugins. When you visit a page on our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about your having accessed the respective page of our website. Thus we have no influence on the data gathered by the plugin. 

If you are logged into Facebook, your visit can be assigned to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking “Like”, or entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored by it. Even if you are not logged into Facebook, there is possibility that the plugin transmits your IP-address to Facebook.

For the information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Facebook, as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy please visit Facebook’s privacy policy:

If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Facebook, please log off Facebook before entering our website. Further you can block Facebook social Plugins by using add-ons for your browser, like the “Facebook Blocker“.


Our site uses LinkedIn social plugins. These buttons can be identified by the "LinkedIn-Logo" or "Share-Button".

When you access a web page on this site that features one of these buttons, the browser establishes a direct connection with LinkedIn's servers as soon as the LinkedIn button is pressed. LinkedIn then transfers the content of the "in" button directly to your browser, which integrates the content into the web page. We have no control over the amount of data that LinkedIn collects via the button after you click on it.

Thanks to the integration of the plugin, LinkedIn knows that you have accessed the relevant page of our website. If you are logged in to LinkedIn, LinkedIn can recognize you based on your LinkedIn account and record your visit. 

If you want to find out what data LinkedIn collects about you and why please refer to LinkedIn's data protection policy.


Our website uses Twitter social media plugin. When you call up a website that contains such a plugin, your browser links to the Twitter servers. Plugin content is then transferred directly to your browser from Twitter and incorporated into the website. 

For this reason we have no influence over the scope of data that Twitter collects using this plugin and are thus informing you of what we know. By using the plugin, Twitter is informed when you call up the corresponding page on our website. If you are registered on Twitter and logged in, Twitter can attribute the visit to your Twitter account. 

If you interact with the plugins, e.g. by clicking the Tweet button, the corresponding information is transmitted directly from your browser to Twitter and saved there. If you aren't signed up to Twitter it is still possible for Twitter to find out your IP address and store it. 

Please refer to the Twitter data protection statement regarding the purpose and scope of data collection and further processing, use of data by Twitter, and connected rights and setting options to protect your privacy: If you are on Twitter and do not wish Twitter to collect data about you via our website and link it to your data which is saved on Twitter, please log out of Twitter before visiting our website. Further information can be found in the privacy declaration of Twitter at You can change your privacy settings for Twitter in your account settings at

Use of Vimeo

Our website includes functionalities offered by Vimeo. For further information on this please refer to the Vimeo privacy policy.


If you send us an email, we will use the personal data received within for the purpose of processing your request. By use of state of the art technology, we take care for that your data stored in our systems is protected from unauthorised access by third parties. However, please be aware that unencrypted emails that are send via the internet are not adequately protected from unlawful access by third parties during transit. Alternatively, you may use our contact form, to which the information provided in the “Contact form” section of this policy applies.

Data Transfer to 3rd Parties

In individual cases, the transfer of personal data may be necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, e.g. disclosure to law enforcement authorities.

Additionally, for dedicated features of our website or our services, we may procure the services of providers that process data outside of the European Union or the European Economic Area (third countries). In such cases, we will ensure, according to our legal obligations, that the processing of personal data in the respective country is subject to sufficient protective measures.

Such services providers include:

Hubspot, Inc. (USA)

Google, Inc. (USA)

Twitter, Inc. (USA)

Facebook, Inc. (USA)

LinkedIn, Corp. (USA)

Vimeo, Inc. (USA)

Additionally, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (USA), provides us with server and storage capacity that we use for the processing of personal data.

Your Rights

You have the right to:

  • request for information on your stored data and the purpose of such data storage – also in relation to the origin and recipients of the data;
  • request correction of your personal data where the data is incorrect. To this end, you may log into your user account and correct the data accordingly or contact our customer service;
  • request to have your data deleted resp. blocked, especially where the data storage was unlawful or is no longer required for the purpose for which they have been stored;
  • object to the use of your data for marketing purposes or market research resp. revoke granted permissions.

In any of such cases, you may contact our customer service specifying your request as precisely as possible.

You may also manage your data or granted permissions (i.e. change, correct, block, delete) in your user account.    

Your Privacy Contact

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any clarification on the protection of your privacy via:


Telefónica Germany Next GmbH

Georg-Brauchle-Ring 23-25
80992 Munich, Germany
HRB 227300 des Amtsgerichts München 
Contact Form


You may access and print this Privacy Policy anytime via As change of legislation as well as changes in our internal procedures may effect in an adoption of this Privacy Policy, we kindly ask you to check this Privacy Policy on a regular basis.