If you're a resident of the European Union, you've probably already heard of the term 'GDPR.' You might have even received several emails from different digital service providers, alerting you of their updated Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. There's a good reason why.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new and important EU legislation designed to make data protection laws clearer and more accessible to all individuals within the European Union. This new regulation will be enforceable on May 25, 2018.

Let's make sense out of these new legalities without the confusing jargon.

The main goal of the GDPR is to standardize and regulate the handling of personal data about individuals in the EU, including its collection, storage, transfer or use by companies and third parties. The aim is to make this information more transparent and clear, so that you, the user of digital services including Photomyne, know how your content is stored and used.

Here's a summary of what information Photomyne collects when you use the app, and why. For a more in-depth explanation of your rights with regard to the GDPR, we encourage you to visit our dedicated EU-GDPR information page.


If you choose to provide the following (optional):

  • Your first and last name
  • Email address
  • Telephone number

Why? To get in touch with you, offer support, and special offers

Mobile device & scanned photos:

  • Your mobile device configuration (primarily country & language)
  • Photos you scan with the app and related details you entered (saved to the cloud for backup)
  • App usage patterns

Why? Mainly in order to enable the use of our services, to safeguard your scans, and to retrieve your content should anything happens.


  • Your mobile device’s location
  • Any personal information on your mobile device unrelated to the Photomyne app (including other photos on your device, contacts, calendars, phone calls, messages, etc.)

Why? Because it’s none of our business :-)

Want to learn more? Please stop by the EU-GDPR web page we created specifically for these changes.