Privacy Policy

The and XMPP service is processing, storing and forwarding personal information about you as follows, in accordance with the EU GDPR. By using the server, you agree with the described processing of your data.

Data Processing

This section describes how the and XMPP service processes your personal information internally.

Information Associated with your Account

The following information is needed to provide the service to you (Art. 6.1b) and is stored as long as your account exists:

User Content

Content that you send or that is sent to you, is stored on your behalf, so that you can access it from all of your clients (Art. 6.1b):

Server Logs

To ensure proper operation of the service, including network and information security, server logs are stored for 14 days (Recital 49 of the EU GDPR). The server log contain, among other data:

Data Sharing

The main goal of the XMPP network is to get your messages to your contacts, and vice versa. To achieve that, data and meta-data is transmitted to the servers of the respective users, as far as this is required to deliver the messages (Art. 6.1b).

Other XMPP Services

Content that you send to other servers is subject to their respective data protection policies. The processing on these servers might not be covered by the high data protection standards you expect, especially if the servers are located outside of the EU (Art. 49.1b).

Your Online Status

If you join chatrooms or add other users to your contact list, those users (and the operators of their servers) will be automatically informed about:

By allowing another user to subscribe to you (typically this is done when adding them to your contact list), you opt in into this transfer.

Your Public Profile

Your public profile information (vCard) and avatar image can be queried by users who know your Jabber ID.

Push Services

If you enable push notifications (e.g. on a mobile client), the data that is required to perform the push notification (typically a device ID and message meta data) is transmitted to servers designated by the client application (Art. 6.1b, Art. 49.1b). The processing on those servers is subject to the data protection policies of the respective client application and push service provider.

Rectification and Erasure

You can access, change and delete the following information stored about you with a compliant XMPP client, after logging in with your Jabber ID:

For all other kinds of personal data processed by the and service, please contact the representative below.

To obtain information about data processed and stored on other XMPP services, please contact their respective representative.


The representative for all purposes of data protection is:

Martin Dosch
Jabber ID:

You need to identify as the holder of a given Jabber ID to obtain any information about it.

If you deem the conditions of this service as unacceptable, or have other concern, you have the right to complain to a German Data Protection Authority.