Privacy Policy of Patavinus

Last update: 17th of October 2018

Marc Gerken and Moritz Armbrust (us) built the Patavinus app as a free app. This SERVICE is provided by us at no cost and is intended for use as is.

This page is used to inform website visitors and app users regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information if anyone decided to use our Service. If you choose to use our Service, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation to this policy. The Personal Information that we collect is used for providing and improving the Service. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

The terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, which is accessible at Patavinus unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy.

Which information do we collect?

Personally identifiable information

For a better experience, while using our Service, we may require you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information. The information that we request will be retained by us and used as described in this privacy policy. We ask for following personally identifiable information:

Link to privacy policy of third party service providers used by the app

The app does use third party services that may collect information used to identify you. Link to privacy policy of third party service providers used by the app

Log Data

We want to inform you that whenever you use our Service, in a case of an error in the app we collect data and information called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your device Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, device name, operating system version, the configuration of the app when utilizing our Service, the time and date of your use of the Service, and other statistics.


Cookies are files with a small amount of data that are commonly used as anonymous unique identifiers. These are sent to your browser from the websites that you visit and are stored on your device's internal memory.

This Service does not use cookies.

With whom do we share the information?

Service Providers (Data Processors)

We may employ third-party companies and individuals due to the following reasons

We want to inform users of this Service that these third parties have access to your Personal Information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose. We will only use Service Providers, which have a high data security standard and comply to GDPR.

At the moment, we are using the following Service Providers:

Other Patavinus Users

As stated above, Patavinus chats are publicly accessible, in order for a finder to be able to contact you quickly. Therefore, we theoretically share the messages you write into Patavinus chats with anyone who accesses the chat.

In those chats, we do not share other information except the messages you write into it. Therefore, we strongly advice you to not share any personally identifiable information (phone number, address, name, etc.) into those chats. E.g. if you want to organize a handing over of the valuables, discuss a public location to meet at.

How do we secure your information?

We value your trust in providing us your Personal Information, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Sending information is secured via HTTPS, which is an encrypted communication protocol. It protects you from man-in-the-middle-attacks.

To see the security measures of our Service Providers see the following links:

How you have control over your information?

With an email to service(at) you can request following services to have control over your data:

What else is important to know?

Links to Other Sites

This Service may contain links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Note that these external sites are not operated by us. Therefore, we strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of these websites. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Childrens Privacy

This Service do not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. In the case we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we immediately delete this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us via mail service(at), so that we will be able to do necessary actions.

Data Controller

We are acting as Data Controller and therefore have the most responsibility when it comes to protecting your privacy and rights related to the use of Patavinus. We are controlling the procedures and purposes of data usage.

We may employ certain data processors (see paragraph "Service Providers (Data Processors)". In such relationships, we as data controller will dictate how the data is used and processed by the external service.

Data Storage Countries

We store all information on servers in Germany. We may employ Service Providers which store their information not in Germany and thereby it could result in data being stored internationally.

Data Retention

We store the information as long as the user is not demanding the deletion of it. Thereby, we are securing the purpose of the product, which is to connect owner and finder in case the owner lost a valuable.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, you are advised to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately after they are posted on this page

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us: service(at)