The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website moos.org or use our iOS App ourSmartHS.
Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found below.

Data required by ourSmartHS App

In order to connect to an OpenHAB Server the App needs the following data:

The local and remote URL are two URLs of your OpenHAB server which are used depending on the network connection of your device.
E.g: The local URL might contain an address of your private network at home, and the remote URL can be an URL allowing secure access to your server from an external cellular or public WiFi network.
If your OpenHAB server is only reachable from external networks using the local URL via VPN, you can enter the VPN settings in the Apps configuration data.

The App will try the provided URLs and (if configured) establish a personal VPN connection on demand depending on the reachability of your server from the current network environment of the mobile device.

All this configuration data described above is only stored locally on your iOS Device in the User Defaults of our ourSmartHS App.
Furthermore the data is only used to connect to your OpenHAB servers or the demo server of the OpenHAB Foundation at https://demo.openhab.org:8443 (if you have enabled the demo mode) or to establish a personal VPN connection.
This configuration data is never transferred to other servers.

The URL of the OpenHAB demo server is preconfigured in the App and only used if you enable the demo mode in the App settings.
The Privacy Policy of the OpenHab Foundation e.V. can be checked here: https://openhab.org/privacy.html

Data collected when you visit our website moos.org

Data you provide to us

Your email address, and other personal data you enter in a contact form or in emails you send us using the conatct link on our website.
This data is only used by us to communicate with you and is not transferred to any third party service provider.

Data that is automatically collected by our hosting provider

Our hosting provider collects website access data and saves the data in "server log files", the following (known) data may be written to the log files:

Additionally, processing by IONOS SiteAnalytics takes place.

To our knowledge, none of the information stored in hosting providers log files, including but not limited to IP addresses, is linked to personally identifiable information.
The data is used for statistical purposes only, but we at moos.org reserve the right in retrospective effect to check server log files should evidence be available that indicates illegal / unlawful use of the moos.org website.

More details which data our hosting provider collects for our website can be found here: 1&1 IONOS Web Hosting - Data Protection

Analytics and third-party tools

Our Website does not use any thrird party analytics tools other than those of our hosting provider described above.


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Links to External Websites

Our website contains links to external websites that are unassociated with privacy laws we are regulated by. This Privacy Policy does not apply to or regulate linked external websites, we are not responsible nor can we be held responsible for the content found on external websites or how these sites are managed.

Online Security

The internet is not secure, as such, we make as many technical and organisational precautions as possible to assist in helping prevent alteration, loss or illegal misuse of data that has been given to us. Transmitting data over the internet is not fail-safe, as such, it can be vulnerable, the access of data from criminals can not be completely ruled-out and is not guaranteed. We can not guarantee that data you send us via the internet won't be altered, lost or illegaly misused by criminals, but, we do our utmost to prevent it from happening.

Policy Updates

Policy updates will only be posted in this page.