As of: 11/02/2019

This privacy statement applies to the collection, processing and use of your personal data within the use of the “COMnPLAYer” client software for mobile devices (“APP“), downloadable via the Apple App Store and Google Play and developed by ovos media GmbH, Schottenfeldgasse 60/36-38, 1070 Vienna, Austria (“OVOS“).

The COMnPLAYer app helps teenagers discover and learn about science and enables them to have their say on what it actually means to them. The app comprises interactive content developed by a European-wide group of experienced scientists and educators.

  1. Service Provider and Authority Responsible, Project Partners and Schools

1.1 With regard to the APP, OVOS is the service provider in terms of the GDPR.

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding this Privacy Statement or in general regarding data protection with OVOS in conjunction with the APP, please contact:

ovos media GmbH

Schottenfeldgasse 60/36-38

1070 Vienna, Austria


1.2 The APP has been developed in the context of the COMnPLAY SCIENCE research project that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 787476.
In this project, 11 members from 10 European countries (“CONSORTIUM“) are involved. The CONSORTIUM jointly runs the APP website <>.

1.3 Permission to Use the APP Will Be Granted to

1.4 a) all PARTNERS and their ASSISTANTS involved in the PROJECT at any time to perform their tasks agreed upon in the PROJECT.

b) those facilitators and educators who have agreed in writing to take part in the project as part of the case studies, or whose authorities have mandated participation, and whose pupils’ parents have provided written consent to the PARTNER performing the case studies.

c) any users that download the app in the Google Play Store / iOS Store and who agree to participate in the project.

  1. Collection, Processing and Use of Your Personal Data

Personal data means individual details of personal or factual circumstances of a particular or identifiable natural person, e.g. name. It is possible to use (most parts) of the app without providing any personal data, but in order to take full advantage of its functions and contents some personal data of the participants (“PARTICIPANTS“) will need to be (anonymously) processed.

  1. Collection, Processing and Use of Your Personal Data for the Provision and Use of the APP

3.1 (Automatic) Collection and Storage of Data When the APP Is Started

For technical reasons, certain data from your computer or your mobile device, such as the date and time when the APP was started, type of browser, browser settings and the operating system, the last page you visited and session duration, will always be transmitted to us during the communication in and via the (mobile) Internet. We will collect and use this data only in non-personal form when the APP is started. This data is usually not personal. In addition, your computer or your mobile device will also send us your IP address, which can be personal in individual cases.

3.2 Collection, Processing and Use of Personal Data within the Use of the APP

It is possible to use (most parts) of the app without providing any personal data, but in order to take full advantage of its functions and contents some personal data of the participants (“PARTICIPANTS“) will need to be (anonymously) processed. The EVALUATION DATA will be stored for evaluation by the ACADEMIC EXPERTS:

  • PARTICIPANT’s pseudonym (nickname) to be selected
  • Year of birth
  • Gender
  • Language of the participant
  • Date, time and duration of use of the APP
  • Online status when terminating the use of the APP
  • TImestamp for seeing the card the first time
  • Timestamp for the selected answer
  • Deck in which card was seen
  • User who responded
  • Answer (in the context of a survey)

For this purpose, OVOS will store the DATA on a server operated by OVOS at a hosting company in Austria. Only the respective PARTNERS will have access to the data.

The above data (collectively, “EVALUATION DATA“) will be stored in csv format on a separate server operated by OVOS and will be anonymised by replacing the PARTICIPANT’s pseudonym by a randomly generated sequence of digits and letters (user ID). The EVALUATION DATA does not allow any conclusions to be drawn regarding the PARTICIPANTS’ identity. The EVALUATION DATA is the basis for the ACADEMIC EXPERTS’ research activities and can be part of research results, which will be published for research purposes, possibly also on the WEBSITE.

3.3 Access to, and Deletion of, Data

a. It is only possible to download and print a personalised certificate for PARTICIPANTS if the test is completed in full. ASSISTANTS can access and delete the SESSIONS they have created and have not yet finished. The corresponding SESSION DATA is irrevocably deleted in this case.


c. EVALUATION DATA will be deleted after ten (10) years or at the request of the person concerned. If the deletion is contrary to legal, statutory or contractual storage periods, the data will be blocked instead of deleted.

  1. Data Processing Outside the European Union (“EU”) and the European Economic Area (“EEA”)

Processing of SESSION DATA and EVALUATION DATA will take place exclusively in computer centres located within the Federal Republic of Germany, within the EU or the EEA.

  1. Rights with regard to Information, Data Correction, Deletion and Blocking

You are entitled to the correction, deletion and blocking of your personal data in accordance with legal requirements. In addition, you have the right to receive information from us at any time as to whether and, if so, what personal data has been stored by us and for what purpose the data has been stored, as well as information about the origin and recipient or categories of recipients of this data. You can send such inquiries to:

Ovos media GmbH

Schottenfeldgasse 60/36-38

1070 Vienna, Austria