Terms of Service

Terms of Service

Disclaimer:This is a machine translated version of the original terms of service written in German that is provided for your convenience. As a result, there may translation errors and subtle differences that might change the legal meaning of the terms used. Consequently, we do not consider this version to be legally binding. For a legally binding version, please refer to the original version written in German.

We, i.e. the project partners of the joint research project InnaMoRuhr, offer you the use of the InnaMoRuhr App for Android and iOS free of charge. If you use the app, you agree to all of the following conditions.

Access and Connection Charges

The InnaMoRuhr app enables the automatic recording of a mobility diary for the development of mobility models as part of the InnaMoRuhr project. To record the diary, the app contacts our server via an internet connection and transmits your location data. You bear the costs for this connection yourself.

Please note that the app communicates regularly in the background with our servers when the location is switched on. This can result in very high costs depending on your mobile phone contract. This also applies in particular to roaming abroad.

Usage Restrictions

The use of the app is subject to the legal framework. Use for illegal purposes is not permitted. Use that affects other users is also not permitted.

The app allows your location to be continuously recorded in the background. Due to the fact that incorrect collection, transmission or storage of your location data could negatively affect your privacy, we exclude use by underage users.

Furthermore, we only allow the use of the app on devices that belong to you and that only you use.

You can only use our app in situations in which you do not have to concentrate on something else (such as driving on the road).

Your Rights

We grant you a personal, royalty-free, non-transferable, non-exclusive, revocable and non-sublicensable license to use the app. You can stop using it at any time.

Your Duties

The software that implements the app and the associated data storage service on our servers cannot be changed without our written consent.

Warranty and Disclaimer

We offer the app free of charge and without commercial interest. Our goal is to obtain mobility data to support the InnaMoRuhr research project.

Since we do not earn any money with the provision of the app, we do not make any specific assurances. In particular, we do not make any assurances about the functions, availability or reliability or the suitability of the apps for certain purposes. Furthermore, we always only provide the apps in their current form.

We exclude all warranties to the extent permitted by law. To the extent permitted by law, we continue to assume no responsibility for lost profits or income and are not liable for any loss of data. Furthermore, we exclude liability for indirect damage and consequential damage that could arise through the use of the apps, insofar as this is legally permissible.


The type and scope of the processing of your data by the app and the associated data storage service are described in our privacy policy. Please read the privacy policy carefully, as by accepting these terms of use you consent to the processing of your data as described there.


We strive to make the app safe to use for all users. To do this, we update our computer systems regularly and encrypt communication with the service via HTTPS. Unfortunately we are not able to guarantee security.


We intend to operate the app for a longer period of time as part of the InnaMoRuhr project. However, we reserve the right to discontinue the app at any time.


We reserve the right to change the terms of use of the app. If we do that, we will try to inform you in advance with the help of an updated version of the app.

Severability Clause

If any provision of these Terms of Use is unenforceable, it will be deemed separable from the remaining provisions and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.

Confirmation of Acceptance

By using the app, you confirm that you are of legal age and that you have read the above terms of use carefully and that you agree to them.


If you have any questions about these terms of use, please contact us at:

Universität Duisburg-Essen
Networked Embedded Systems
Dr. Marcus Handte

Schützenbahn 70
45127 Essen

Phone: +49-201-183-2803

Email: marcus.handte@uni-due.de