General information

We respect your privacy and consider protecting your personal data a particular quality feature of the services we provide. Accordingly, we strictly comply with the provisions of applicable data protection laws. We are subject to the comparatively stringent data protection laws of the European Union.

The following statement provides you an overview of how we ensure the protection of your data. As a visitor to our website and user of our serves, we would like to explain to you which types of data we collect, why we do so and how we use this data.


Following your registration, all data that are relevant for searching are visible to other users. This includes pictures that have been uploaded, information regarding availability, and of course your own description as an au pair or host family.


You may revoke your consent to the future use of your data at any time. To do so, send an e-mail with the subject “Revocation” to support.  Your account will then be blocked and it will no longer be possible for third parties to locate you in the system.

Use of cookies

This website uses so-called “cookies”. Cookies are text files saved on your computer which help the website analyse how users use the site. Information on users of this website created by the cookies is used in order to analyse user behaviour on the website and to improve our offerings.

You may refuse the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your web browser; however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Analysis of user behaviour prior to your registration

We automatically collect and save information on our servers left behind by your browser whilst you are surfing. We collect the complete Uniform Resource Locator (URL) clickstream to and from our website in anonymized form, i.e. the sequence of your views of our sites, including date and time, the contents you have viewed or searched for. During visits to our website, we occasionally use JavaScript in order to collect and analyse information, including the time it takes for a page to load, errors in downloading, the duration of a visit to a details page, information on interactions between pages (e.g. scrolling, clicking, mouse-overs).

A brief summary of the most important data we save:

  • Browser type / version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL (the page you have visited previously)
  • The name of the host of the accessing computer (IP address, abbreviated)
  • Time of the server request
  • User history

All of this data may only be associated with a specific person. This data is not aggregated with other sources of data; in addition, this data is deleted following a statistical analysis.

We also use the following software and services in order to analyse user behaviour. In some cases, these services are only used on underlying pages.

Analysis of user behaviour following your registration

Following your registration, we collect your IP address and the time you registered in addition to the data you have entered. Upon registration, you consent to our analysis of this data. This is necessary in order to continue to able to offer the high level of quality at AuPairWorld. For such purposes, we compare the data you have entered to additional data freely available online. This enables us to identify unwanted entries (joke entries, agencies, human trafficking, etc.). However, AuPairWorld does not guarantee the quality of the entries presented in the profiles.

Social bookmarks

As a modern service provider it is our intention to be active in the field of social media. Our site contains a link to the social network sites; no programmes from these sites are integrated into our server. The data privacy policy of the respective provider (Facebook, Google+ und Twitter) apply as soon as you visit a social network site.


This website is encrypted using SSL (https). This means that your data are encrypted when being transmitted between your browser and our server. Data you have entered are thus protected from being viewed by third parties whilst being transmitted between your browser and our server.

Data protection officer

It is important that data is processed properly and securely under applicable data protection laws. We have appointed an external data protection officer in order to be able to document this to external parties as well.


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