Peeree Privacy Policy
Last update on February 7, 2023.

Your privacy is important in Peeree - yes, for real.

This site uses the definitions from Legal.

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Data Collection and Use

Peeree is comprised out of different services. Each is provided by one or more Peeree-operated servers (or the app) and operates on different types of data.

Service Provider Data Consumer
Chat Service Chat Server Peeree Identity, Chat Content, Connection Data App
Match Service Match Server Peeree Identity, Peeree User Information, Connection Data App
Web Service Web Server Connection Data Web Browser
Discovery Service Discovery App Module Profile Information App

The Peeree Match Server collects the Peeree Identity, Peeree User Information, and temporarily Connection Data.

The Peeree Chat Server collects the Peeree Identity, Chat Content, and temporarily Connection Data.

The Peeree Web Server temporarily collects Connection Data.

The data is transmitted over a secure internet connection (TLS 1.2 or better). You may delete this information at any time from within the app, except for the Connection Data, which is deleted automatically after a short period of time.

Based on this data, Peeree servers store a network of connected people. Peeree servers do not store any data resolvable to a real-world person, in relation to this network. That is, we cannot connect a Peeree identity to a personal, real-world identity based on this data alone.

The Peeree app itself locally collects Profile Information:

  • Name: A name under which you appear to other people.
  • Birthday: An optional date. If it is set, the difference in years between this date and the current date is transmitted as 'age'.
  • Gender: Either male, female or queer.
  • Portrait picture: An optional image, intended to give others a hint to let them recognize you.
  • Biography ('Bio'): An optional text you may write, which is displayed to others as part of your profile.

The Private Key, the counterpart to your public key used to encrypt and sign data, is securely stored on your device and is never transmitted over network.

Your UUID, public and private key are randomly generated once you agree to our Terms of Use and press the 'Create Identity' button at the end of the app's introduction or from within the 'Profile' view. Your UUID and public key is then transmitted to our server. All other Profile Information has to be provided by you.

The Profile Information is never transmitted to our servers (except for objectionable content checks of the portrait picture), but may be read by other devices via Bluetooth Low Energy. As this data is considered to be public, it is not encrypted. However, it is digitally signed with your private key, which the app verifies. You may modify this information at any time. Note however, that these changes may not be immediately visible to others.

All data not explicitly defined as optional is mandatory. Refusing to provide your Peeree Identity prevents Peeree from recognizing you and thus providing you with its services. Refusing to provide a Name will make you appear to others as 'New Peereer'. Refusing to provide a Gender will let you appear as 'queer'.

Location Data Collection

Certain Android versions require location access permissions for an app in order to use Bluetooth.

So, for the app to fully function, these permissions need to be granted. However, Peeree does not collect, share, or otherwise process the location data of the device, neither from beacons, satellite data or by any other means.

Data Collection in case of Objectionable Content Inspection

Users on iOS are permitted to report other users content as objectionable. This currently only involves the portrait picture.

In order to be able to inspect contents, they must necessarily be sent to us. This means that your portrait photo will be sent to us in case of a report by another user. After the content check, the portraits are deleted from our servers.

As with all other data shared with us, we do not distribute the data transferred to us in this way.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

You may never be asked to provide your actual personal information by Peeree or one of its services. This especially includes your name, address or email address.

However, you can provide Profile Information to let other Peeree users recognize you better. These will not be transmitted to the Peeree servers.

Collection and Use of Non-Personal Information

Peeree collects and uses non-personal information, defined as defined as Peeree User Information. This data is needed to provide you with the Peeree services.

Automatic Data Collection

When you access our website or REST API, your device automatically transmits certain data for technical reasons. The following Connection Data is stored separately from any other data you may transmit to us:

  • Date and time of access
  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system
  • URL of the website visited prior to ours
  • Amount of sent data
  • Requesting domain
  • Notification of successful data retrieval
  • Search term when using a web browser

This data is stored for purely technical reasons and are never associated with any particular individual.


We do not validate your information, and we do not do it with other Peeree users either. Peeree does not guarantee you that the Peeree user appearing in the app is the person you think he or she is, in particular, the person you see in the portrait picture.

We remove content with nudity or sexual actions on principle, to mitigate non-conjointly disclosure.

Cookies and Other Technologies

Peeree's websites, online services, interactive applications, email messages never use "cookies", pixel tags and web beacons.

Disclosure to Third Parties

Peeree makes no information saved on its servers available to external companies, institution or governments, except for being forced by local law. Furthermore, information we store cannot be used to identify you.

Exceptions to Third Party Disclosure

It may be necessary − by law, legal process, litigation, and/or requests from public and governmental authorities within or outside your country of residence − for Peeree to disclose any data collected about you. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that for purposes of international security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary or appropriate.

We may also disclose information about you if we determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce our terms and conditions or protect our operations or users. Additionally, in the event of a reorganization, merger, or sale we may transfer any and all personal information we collect to the relevant third party.