Data Protection Statement

1. General

Babiel GmbH, hereinafter referred to as Babiel, respects the privacy of each person who visits our website. Now we would like to inform you of the type of data collected by Babiel and how they are used. You will also learn how you can exercise your data subjects’ rights.

Any changes to this Data Protection Statement will be published on this page. This enables you to inform yourself at any time about which data we are collecting and how we use such data.

This Data Protection Statement does not apply to websites accessible via hyperlinks on Babiel websites.

2. Collection, use and processing of personal data

Name of the responsible entity: Babiel GmbH

Address of the responsible entity: Babiel GmbH, Erkrather Str. 224a, D-40233 Düsseldorf

Babiel uses personal data primarily to provide this website to the users. Any further processing of the data only occurs on the basis of other statutory duties or permissions or if the respective user has consented towards Babiel. Babiel stores and processes data specifically for the following purposes:

When users visit the website, Babiel automatically collects and stores certain data. This includes: the IP address or device ID allocated to the respective end-device which we need for transmitting requested content (e.g. especially content, texts, and images as well as data files provided for downloading, etc.), the activity of users in the context of the website, the type of respective end-device, the used type of browser as well as the date and time of use.

Babiel stores this information for a maximum of 7 days for the purpose of recognizing and pursuing misuse.

Babiel uses this information also for improvements to the service’s presentation, features and functionalities as well as general administration tasks.

Aside from this, Babiel deletes or anonymizes the data on use, including the IP addresses, without undue delay as soon as they are no longer needed for the above mentioned purposes.

The processing and use of the data is based on statutory provisions which justify those operations on the grounds that (1) the processing is necessary for the provision of the website; or (2) Babiel has an overriding legitimate interest in ensuring and enhancing the functionality and error-free operation of the website and that it is tailored to the users’ needs.

3. Sharing personal data with third parties

Data collected upon access to the website of Babiel will be transmitted to third parties only if a law or court ruling obliges Babiel to do so, or if transmission is necessary for prosecution or law enforcement purposes in case of attacks on Babiel’s Internet infrastructure. Data are not shared for any other non-commercial or commercial purposes.

4. Your Data Subject Rights/Data Protection Officer

At any time, you may assert the right to access your data. Additionally, provided that the respective requirements are met, you may assert the following rights:

  • Right to rectification
  • Right to erasure
  • Right to restriction of processing
  • Right to lodge a complaint with the respectively competent data protection supervisory authority
  • Right to data portability (as of May 25th 2018)

Right to object

In case of processing activities involving your personal data that are carried out on basis of a legitimate interest of Babiel, you have the right to object against such processing of your personal data at any time for reasons resulting from your specific situation. Babiel will stop that processing unless Babiel can prove important reasons for the processing which deserve protection which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or if the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend against legal claims.

In these cases, or if you have any other questions or wishes in connection with regard to your personal data, please send a letter or an e-mail to: Andreas Pilgenröder, Data protection officer, Babiel GmbH, Erkrather Str. 224a, D-40233 Düsseldorf, E-Mail:

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