Eternal Storms Software - Privacy Policy

1) General Information
• The website, its domains and sub-domains are registered with and stored by, They’re located in Germany, Europe, part of the European Economic Area (EEA)
• Privacy Policy
• I do not sell or give away any personal information to others and thus your data will not be disclosed to any third party unless you have consented explicitly to such a disclosure (i.e., my newsletter), or where there is a legal requirement for this to happen
• Updates to this privacy policy will be announced on the website/blog and the newsletter, as well as on twitter
• A "Data Processing Agreement" has been set up between and agreed to by my provider ( and me (Matthias Gansrigler)
• I am not interested in users’ data, personal or otherwise. All I’m interested in is creating great, convenient software and supporting users who use it.

1.1) Websites and e-mails
• My websites consist of these domains, maintained by all-inkl:,,,,
• When you send an e-mail to one of my e-mail addresses ending in any of the above’s domains, those e-mails are stored on’s servers
• Because mails are stored in Germany and are subject to Germany’s “Grundgesetz” (“fundamental law”), access to mails by is valid only under certain circumstances (for example, when required by law)
• I do not share eMail addresses, names, contents of eMails or any other data transferred by mail with anyone, unless when/if required by law
• I also own the domain, registered with and maintained by dynadot; it redirects to

1.2) Analytics / Tracking
• I’ve disabled analytics and tracking for all my websites

1.3) Cookies
• My public websites do not use cookies, but websites I link to might.

2) iTunes Affiliate Links
• Links to the App Store on this website and from in my apps use an iTunes Affiliate Program token, which can be obtained here.
• Affiliate links allow me to earn a little more money, by getting a small cut of the price of items purchased through these links
• The token is active for the user that clicked the link for 24 hours (stored in a cookie), meaning any purchases made within that time frame count toward my token, unless other conditions are met (please refer to the iTunes Affiliate Program Terms and Conditions for more information)
• In iTunes Affiliate Program’s Dashboard, I have access to the following information gathered via such links by Performance Horizon:
- The country where the link was clicked (i.e., ‘Austria’, ‘United States’, etc)
- The time the link was clicked
- The kind of item that was purchased (iOS app, Mac app, music, book, movie, etc)
- The campaign I assigned to that link (for example, when I use affiliate links on my blog, I use the campaign ‘blog’, or from my website, ‘website’, etc.) so I know what part of my website the link was clicked on
- I can *not* see IP addresses, Apple IDs or names, or what exactly was purchased (i.e., an app’s name, or a book’s title) — that information is inaccessible to me
• Please refer to the iTunes Affiliate Program Terms and Conditions for more information
• iTunes Affiliate Program Support / Help

3) App: Yoink
• No information is collected by nor transmitted to me or anyone else when you use Yoink for Mac, iPad or iPhone, or its extensions (the keyboard, the Share/Action extension, the Today Widget and the File Provider)

3.1) Yoink for iOS
• In Yoink for iOS, your internet connection is used only for creating previews of websites or map locations, and for navigating to / previewing URLs stored in Yoink, and downloading URLs you specify

3.1.1) Yoink for iOS’ extensions
• Yoink’s keyboard extension requires “Full Access”, as it is called in iOS, for two reasons:
1 - To communicate with its main app (on your device) - Yoink, so it can access items stored in Yoink
2 - To offer copy/paste functionality
• Other functionality available to the extension because of “full access” (like using the internet connection) is not used by Yoink’s keyboard extension
• Yoink for iOS' extensions (the keyboard extension, the file provider extension, the Today Widget extension, the Action/Share extension) do not connect to the internet, only Yoink’s main app does, for the reasons stated in 3.1.

3.2) Yoink for macOS
• In Yoink for macOS, your internet connection is used if you opt-in to favicon loading 

4) App: Transloader 3.0 for Mac, iPad and iPhone
• Transloader uses an internet connection to save URLs you add to it in your iCloud account so that they can be downloaded on your Mac and for downloading URLs on your Mac
• To be able to reference Macs correctly, a salted hash of your Macs' MAC addresses and serial numbers are stored in iCloud
• iCloud offers public and private databases to developers (public are accessible by everyone, private only by the owning user - you);
Transloader uses iCloud’s private database to store its data, meaning: I have no access to that data
• To delete all of Transloader’s iCloud data, please select the Help menu in Transloader’s menu bar and select ‘Delete Transloader’s iCloud Data'
• Apple Legal Information (section “iCloud Terms of Service”)

5) App: Glimpses for Mac
• Glimpses uses an internet connection to authorize with flickr and Instagram, and to download images from those services
• Because Instagram can not direct you back to Glimpses directly after authorization, I set up the process in a way that Instagram calls my website instead, which then leads you back to Glimpses on your Mac for convenience.
While the authorization token is transmitted to my provider’s server (all-inkl, see point 1) in this process as to allow and complete the authorization in the Glimpses for Mac app, no information is stored or collected on the server.

6) Newsletter (no longer available)
• I did offer a newsletter you could subscribe to, but it has since been discontinued. I decided to keep the following (points 6 and 6.1) just for informational purposes.
• The newsletter contains information about new, upcoming and updated apps, as well as other relevant information like promotions or usage tips
• My service of choice is MailChimp
You can subscribe to it here (sign-up is double-opt-in, meaning you’ll have to confirm your email address before your subscription to the newsletter is completed; link removed on purpose)
You can unsubscribe from it here (link removed on purpose)

6.1) MailChimp Newsletter Service
• MailChimp Legal Information 
• Subscribing and unsubscribing happens on MailChimp’s servers, located in the US
• Your email address is only used for the purpose of my newsletter
• MailChimp stores your data in the US
• Data stored by MailChimp may include your email address, date and time of signup and confirmation, your IP address and your full name
• MailChimp uses that data for analytic purposes and newsletter mailings on my behalf and may also use that data to optimize and improve their services (i.e. technical optimization of distribution and portrayal of the newsletter, or for economic reasons, to find out what countries recipients are located in)
• MailChimp does not use that data to contact subscribers themselves, nor give away any data to third parties
• I trust in the reliability and data security measures of MailChimp. They participate in the EU-U.S. “Privacy Shield”, and I’ve agreed to their “Data Processing Agreement”, an agreement wherein MailChimp agrees to secure customers’ data and process it within the bounds of their privacy policy, and - most importantly - not give away any data to third parties
• In some cases, I direct recipients of the newsletter to MailChimp’s websites (for example, the newsletter contains a link to read it online in case of issues with the email client; or if a recipient would like to correct their data; also their legal information is only reachable on their sites)
So I’d like to inform you that MailChimp uses cookies, by which personal data is processed by MailChimp, their partners and their used services. I have no influence on that collection and processing of data

7) Apple 3rd Party Program
• To 'Apple, Inc.' and ‘McShark / HAAI GmbH' employees, I currently offer Yoink for Mac for free
• For an Apple employee to activate their free copy of Yoink for Mac, they need to enter their eMail address, ending in (or similar)
• Activation is double-opt-in, meaning you’ll have to confirm your email address before the activation is complete; the mail contains a link to delete any data from the server
• The eMail is submitted via the internet (via https) from your Mac to my provider’s server for checking and processing
• Neither your eMail, nor any other personal information (like IP or geo location) are stored on my provider's server
• For activation purposes, a salted hash of your email (‘anonymized'), a timestamp of the activation, and the number of new activations (3 are allowed) are stored on my provider’s server; nothing else
• From time to time, this "3rd party" build of Yoink "calls home” (via https, to my server) to check the validity of the email to keep the activation valid; as it’s only a check, nothing is stored in addition to what was stored during initial activation

Last update: May 23rd, 2018
- Matthias Gansrigler, Eternal Storms Software