Privacy Policy

Effective since January 20, 2023.

Thank you for using the MMODELS website “mmodels.app" and its apps “MMODELS: Models & Castings”. Here you find information on what personal data MMODELS collects, how we handle this data and what decision options you as a user have. DZS Solutions Limited (hereinafter “MMODELS" or “us” or “company”) is responsible for data processing.

1. Contact

We or our data protection officer will be happy to provide you with information and suggestions on the subject of data protection.

If you would like to contact us, you can reach our data protection officer at: app@mmodels.app


2. Collection, Processing and Use of Personal Data

a. Collection, processing and use of personal data

To provide its services as offered, MMODELS is collecting personal data and information. When we process personal data, this means that we e.g. collect, store, use, transmit parts of it to other parties or delete data. MMODELS collects and processes your personal data exclusively in the following ways:

  • When you visit us on our website without being a member
  • When you contact the MMODELS support
  • When you install the MMODELS app or register on MMODELS website
  • When you conclude a paid and free membership with MMODELS and subsequently use MMODELS.


The provision of your personal data in the context of the conclusion and existence of the contractual relationship with MMODELS is voluntary. For the membership with MMODELS, however, it is necessary that you provide personal data. If you do not want MMODELS to process your personal data or in particular, data from special categories, MMODELS cannot provide its services to you. 


b. Data MMODELS collects

Data processing by app stores

If you install the “MMODELS app”, you may need to enter into a usage agreement with an app store operator (e.g. Google or Apple) to access their portal. This access requires a valid account with the app store operator as well as a corresponding end device (e.g. smartphone) and MMODELS has no influence on the data processing in this context. The responsible party in this respect is solely the app store operator of the respective app platform. If necessary, please inform yourself directly with the app store operator about their data processing. Only in the context of the use of the actual use of one of the MMODELS apps, MMODELS is the responsible party.


MMODELS collects and processes the following data.

What data does MMODELS collect from its members in order to fulfill the contractual relationship?

To provide services, described in more detail in its Terms by MMODELS, it is necessary to collect personal data that the user (also referred to as MMODELS member) provides, among other things, as part of the registration process, the completion of a basic membership or a premium membership, to process and to use.

Registration process and completion of basic membership

When initially registering free of charge (completion of the so-called “basic membership”), the user (or “basic member”) is asked to provide certain minimum information without which the registration cannot be completed. The mandatory data is:

  • Gender and gender sought (the gender sought is data of sexual orientation)
  • E-mail address or other login method such as cell phone number, Facebook, Apple or Google account
  • Password
  • In some areas MMODELS requires a valid phone number instead of an email address. The phone number must be eligible to receive text messages, with which the users gets is initial password.

Furthermore, further information, such as

  • Date of birth
  • Name
  • Information about yourself
  • Information about your match
  • Professional occupation
  • Pictures can be specified.

Mandatory data for the Networking mode is

  • E-mail address with password or phone number.
  • Name
  • Information about yourself
  • Objection of networking use 

    Further, the following can be specified:
  • Information about what you are providing, and looking for
  • Information about yourself (Bio)
  • Location
  • Financial status
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Pictures

MMODELS is accessed via the email address provided by the user and the password selected by them (so-called access data).

In addition, MMODELS needs further information from its users to provide its services, such as personal pictures, preferences, personal values, appearance and other characteristics relevant to the partner presentation, which serve as the basis for creating the MMODELS profile. In this context, we also ask you about your religion. The information is voluntary. In this respect, MMODELS requests separate consent. You have the right to object to the storage of information at any time. Free text information about each person who is a MMODELS member and pictures of the MMODELS member can also be stored in a profile.

All data of the MMODELS profile can be visible on the app for other registered users in the member’s area of MMODELS. Also visible is data that the user releases to other users, including age, city, country, interests, personal messages, etc.


What data does MMODELS collect when using mobile application?

Each time the MMODELS website or app is accessed, usage data of the respective website visitor - unless otherwise stated below, even if it is not a MMODELS member - is transmitted by the respective Internet browser and stored in log files, so-called server log files. This data is:

  • Information about the browser type and the internet service provider of the user as well as the operating system used (e.g. Windows 7, Apple OS, etc.)
  • IP address (Internet protocol address) of the accessing computer, tablet or smartphone (the IP address is compared with a geo database and the origin or country, state and city of the user is determined.)
  • User identification on the MMODELS platform (only from MMODELS members)
  • Name of the page accessed
  • Date and time of access
  • the referrer URL (origin URL) from which the user came to the accessed page
  • The iOS apps access your current data copied to the clipboard, but MMODELS does not store or read it
  • Amount of data transferred
  • Status message about whether the retrieval was successful
  • Session identification number
  • Screen resolution used


The following usage data is stored in the so-called login data records every time the MMODELS member logs into his  MMODELS profile:


  • Date and time of login
  • User identification on the MMODELS platform
  • IP address (Internet protocol address)
  • Session cookies number
  • Session identification number
  • Session participants pseudonym


3. Data Processing Purposes

MMODELS processes the personal data of its users for the following purposes:

  • The legal basis for the data collection is the fulfillment of the contractual relationship concluded with you as a MMODELS member. Please note that we also collect data on the sexual orientation "Gender and sought gender".
  • Prevention and defense against abuse. MMODELS uses personal data that are collected in connection with your registration, and the MMODELS profile, for an automated check whether there are indications of misuse of the MMODELS website. The data is stored in a database under a pseudonym and compared with empirical values. If the automated processing reveals suspicion of abuse, a MMODELS employee checks the evaluation and the underlying clues as well as the free text information and the stored profile photos. A customer service representative also reviews reported breaches of contract by other members. MMODELS also uses the voluntary process of profile picture and video verification. Therefore, the user uploads a real time selfie with the front camera of the device. This verification video will only be used for identity verification purposes. Further, MMODELS allows voluntarily income verification on its website. The MMODELS member can upload an official identification together with an official statement that proves his income. These two documents are only used to determine the actual income of a MMODELS member, and are deleted straight after the process is completed and won’t be stored furthermore or shared with any third party.
  • For automated price determination. (The legal basis is the fulfillment of the contractual relationship.)
  • To secure your remuneration obligations from the contractual relationship in the event of default. (In addition to fulfilling the contractual relationship, the legal basis is also MMODELS legitimate interest in paying the contractually agreed remuneration.
  • For the functionality of the website, for the optimization and analysis of the website and for ensuring the security of the information technology systems of MMODELS. In this context, MMODELS uses technically necessary and unnecessary cookies or analysis cookies. (The legal basis is the legitimate interest of MMODELS and the MMODELS members that the MMODELS service can be used safely and easily and that the quality of our website and the content is constantly improved.)
  • For recording and evaluating usage behavior for interest-based advertising (only MMODELS products). We also share tracking data with third parties (e.g. Google and Facebook) to measure the success of these advertising campaigns (so-called conversion tracking). You can find out more under the heading Web analysis. (The legal basis is the legitimate interest of MMODELS and other advertisers to play interest-based advertising and to offer users advertising that is tailored to their personal interests.)
  • For the integration of social plugins and social share functions. (Legal basis is the legitimate interest of MMODELS, wish of users who have activated a social plugin to share their information with the corresponding social network.)
  • For informational and self-promotional messages through emails, SMS or on-platform communication (MMODELS News).
  • MMODELS further uses data for advertising on its own website or other websites. The legal basis is the legitimate interest of DZS Solutions Limited in direct marketing of its own products.
  • For sending various messages of Newsletter character, company information, or promotional content (via unencrypted e-mails or SMS) in which users can find out more about the products of MMODELS. The legal basis is on one hand the fulfillment of the contract as stated in MMODELS’s corporate terms, and on the other the legitimate interest of MMODELS in direct advertising. Users have the chance to decide the type of messages they want to receive and are free to unsubscribe to certain message types if it does not affect the minimum messaging requirement to be able to use the MMODELS platform
  • For market research and range measurement. (The legal basis is MMODELS’s legitimate interest in gaining knowledge of the market value of the MMODELS website in direct comparison with third-party websites. The legitimate interest also arises from the commercial usability of the knowledge gained from the range measurement. In this context, user categories are also formed. The user categories form the basis for an interest-oriented alignment of advertising materials or advertising measures.)


4. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Insofar as we obtain the data subject's consent for processing personal data, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. A of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as the legal basis. When processing personal data that is necessary to fulfill the contractual relationship of MMODELS, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. B of the GDPR as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures.

If processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of MMODELS or a third party, such as its members, and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the former interest, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. F of the GDPR as the legal basis for processing.
When processing personal data that is required for self-promotion.


5. Disclosure of Data to Third Parties; Service Providers

To communicate with our Data Protection Officer, please email app@mmodels.app

MMODELS will only give your personal data to third parties if this is necessary to fulfill the contract or if you have given your consent. If personal data is transmitted to third parties on the basis of a legitimate interest, we explain our legitimate interest in these data protection provisions.


In addition, personal data can be transmitted to third parties if MMODELS should be obliged to do so by law or by enforceable administrative or judicial order.

Service Providers

MMODELS reserves the right to use service providers when collecting or processing personal data. Service providers receive from MMODELS only the personal data that they need for their specific activity.

MMODELS works with affiliate businesses who commercially help executing MMODELS and its services. While they are entitled to collect your data, it is saved and remains with MMODELS Limited. Affiliates don't save or share your personal data.

To safeguard the community and protect its users from any harm, MMODELS cooperates with security service providers. In order to receive expedient results, MMODELS shares targeted user data from specific users whose profiles activities are involved in suspicious activities.

MMODELS uses, among other things, service providers for sending emails and newsletters to their members. Service providers also provide the MMODELS server capacity. External payment services and service providers in connection with debt collection support MMODELS in processing payments. Depending on which payment method you select in the ordering process, MMODELS passes on the data collected to process payments (e.g. bank details or credit card details) to the credit institution commissioned with the payment or to payment service providers commissioned by MMODELS. In some cases, the payment service providers collect this data themselves. In this respect, the data protection declaration of the respective payment service provider applies.

MMODELS offers video calls on its “MMODELS app” in cooperation with third-party providers. In these cases, no personal data is transmitted but an anonymous identifier. The IP address of a user is used by the operator.


Service providers are usually involved as so-called processors, who are only allowed to process personal data of the users of this online offer following instructions from MMODELS.



6. Duration of Data Storage; Storage periods

We store your data for as long as is necessary to provide our online services and the associated services or we have a legitimate interest in further storage. In all other cases, we delete your personal data with the exception of data that we must keep in order to meet contractual or legal (e.g. tax or commercial) retention periods (e.g. invoices).

The following applies to basic members: You can revoke the storage of the personal data contained in your profile at any time with future effect. You can also delete your profile data yourself. MMODELS automatically deletes personal profile data from basic members who are inactive for 48 months.

The following applies to premium members: The personal data of MMODELS premium members is generally stored for the duration of the contractual relationship. If you ask us to do so, we will delete your data, provided that there is no legal retention requirement for this data. We block data that is subject to a retention period until the retention period expires. If you do not ask us to delete your data by the end of the premium membership, your premium membership will become a basic membership. The information given above regarding the duration of the storage of basic member data then applies.

Please note that your data will initially only be blocked if the deletion is contrary to retention periods.

As part of the assertion of data subject rights, MMODELS stores the data that is necessary for the fulfillment or proof during the limitation period.



7. Right of Information

You have the right to request confirmation from MMODELS as to whether you will process personal data in question. In addition, you also have the right to information about this personal data, as well as information about the category of data that is stored, the purpose of processing, any recipients, the storage period and the rights of the data subject to which you are entitled.

You can assert your right to information by writing an email to app@mmodels.app with the topic "personal data inquiry".


Right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection authority. You can contact the data protection authority responsible for your place of residence or your state



8. Web Analytics

We need statistical information about the use of our online offer in order to make it more user-friendly, to measure reach, to be able to carry out market research and to display advertisements relevant to you. For this purpose, we work with various authorized service providers and use web analysis tools. The tools either do not use the user's IP addresses at all or shorten them immediately after collection. The usage profiles created by the tools using analysis cookies or by evaluating the log files are not merged with personal data.

The providers of the tools process data in accordance with our instructions and not for their own purposes. The data protection declarations of the respective providers apply to these providers.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies that are stored on your computer, tablet or smartphone and that enable an analysis of your use of the website. These are cookies from Google itself (Google Analytics cookies). MMODELS uses Google Analytics with the additional function offered by Google for anonymizing IP addresses: Google's IP address is usually shortened and only in exceptional cases only in the USA and is only saved in a shortened form in any case, on behalf of MMODELS, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website and internet use, such as Google Analytics reports on performance based on demographic characteristics and interests, to MMODELS to provide.


CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will place any updates to this policy on our website. You are bound by any changes to the Privacy Policy by using MMODELS services.


To receive any additional information regarding the privacy policy please contact MMODELS at app@mmodels.app. Terms and Conditions that govern the use of the MMODELS website and app can be found here: https://mmodels.app/privacypolicy.html

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will place any updates to this policy on our website. You are bound by any changes to the Privacy Policy by using MMODELS services.


To receive any additional information regarding the privacy policy please contact MMODELS at app@mmodels.app. Terms and Conditions that govern the use of the MMODELS website and app can be found here: mmodels.app/privacypolicy.html