Privacy Policy

1. Introduction

This Privacy Policy sets out how we, Messaggia. (“”), use and protect your personal data that you provide to us, or that is otherwise obtained or generated by us, in connection with your use of our messaging services (the “Services”). For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, ‘we’, ‘us’ and ‘our’ refers to Messaggia, and ‘you’ refers to you, the user of the Services.

1.1 Privacy Principles

Messaggia has two fundamental principles when it comes to collecting and processing private data:

We don't use your data to show you ads.
We only store the data that Messaggia needs to function as a secure and feature-rich messaging service.

1.2. Table of Contents

This Privacy Policy explains the following:

the legal basis for processing your personal data;
what personal data we may collect from you;
how we keep your personal data safe;
what we may use your personal data for;
who your personal data may be shared with; and
your rights regarding your personal data.

1.3. EEA Representative

If you live in a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), the Services are provided by Messaggia, which for the purposes of applicable data protection legislation is the data controller responsible for your personal data when you use our Services. Messaggia servers are located in Germany.

2. Legal Ground for Processing Your Personal Data

We process your personal data on the ground that such processing is necessary to further our legitimate interests (including: (1) providing effective and innovative Services to our users; and (2) to detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud or security issues in respect of our provision of Services), unless those interests are overridden by your interest or fundamental rights and freedoms that require protections of personal data.

3. What Personal Data We Use

3.1. Basic Account Data

Messaggia is a communication service. You provide basic account data (which may include email, profile name, profile picture and about information) to create a Messaggia account.

To make it easier for your contacts and other people to reach you and recognize who you are, the screen name you choose, your profile pictures, and your username (should you choose to set one) on Messaggia are always public. We don't want to know your real name, gender, age or what you like.

We do not require your screen name to be your real name.

3.2. Your Messages

We store messages, photos, videos and documents from your chats on our servers so that you can access your data from any of your devices anytime without having to rely on third-party backups.

3.3. Location Data

If you share a location in a chat, this location data is treated like other messages.

3.4. Cookies

The only cookies we use are those to operate and provide our Services on the web. We do not use cookies for profiling or advertising. The cookies we use are small text files that allow us to provide and customize our Services, and in doing so provide you with an enhanced user experience. Your browser should allow you to control these cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them. You may choose to block cookies with your web browser, however, if you do disable these cookies you may not be able to log in to Messaggia.

4. Retention

Unless stated otherwise in this Privacy Policy, the personal data that you provide us will only be stored for as long as it is necessary for us to fulfill our obligations in respect of the provision of the Services.

5. Processing Your Personal Data

5.1. Our Services

We will process your data to deliver your chat history, including messages, media and files, to any devices of your choosing without a need for you to use third-party backups or cloud storage.

5.2. Cross-Device Functionality

We may also store some aggregated metadata to create Messaggia features that work across all your devices.

6. Who Your Personal Data May Be Shared With

6.1. Other Messaggia Users

Other users of our Services with whom you choose to communicate with and share certain information, who may be located outside the EEA.

6.2. Law Enforcement Authorities

If Messaggia receives a court order that confirms you're a terror suspect or other offender, we may disclose your IP address and email address to the relevant authorities.

7. Your Rights Regarding the Personal Data You Provide to Us

7.1. Your Rights

Under applicable data protection legislation, in certain circumstances, you have rights concerning your personal data. You have a right to: (1) request a copy of all your personal data that we store and to transmit that copy to another data controller; (2) delete (see section 10 below) or amend your personal data; (3) restrict, or object to, the processing of your personal data; (4) correct any inaccurate or incomplete personal data we hold on you; and (5) lodge a complaint with national data protection authorities regarding our processing of your personal data.

7.2. Exercising Your Rights

If you wish to exercise any of these rights, kindly contact us using the details in section 12 below.

8. Deleting data

8.1. Accounts

If you would like to delete your account, you can can contact the Messaggia Support.

8.2. Messages

If you would like to delete your a message from the server, you can can contact the Messaggia Support.