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Privacy Policy


The controller responsible for the processing of data on this website is:

Studio GAUS GmbH
Erich-Steinfurth-Str. 6
10243 Berlin

The contact details we publish in the context of our obligation to provide a legal notice for our website may not be used by third parties to send us information and advertisements, unless we have expressly requested such information and advertisements to be sent. We reserve the right to take legal measures should we receive unsolicited promotional information (e.g. spam emails).

Since pursuant to Article 37 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) we are under no obligation to designate a company data-protection officer, we do not have a specific person responsible for data protection whose contact details we could publish here. But even though we do not have a designated company data-protection officer, we still fulfil all our obligations in the context of data processing with the required professional care.

Collection and storage of personal data

General information on data processing

We would like to inform you below about the way we collect personal data if you use our website. “Personal data” include all data that relate to you as a person, e.g. your name, address, email addresses, user behaviour, etc.

In addition to the option of using our Services simply to obtain information, we also offer a range of other services that you may use, should you be interested. In this case, you will generally have to provide further personal data which we will use to provide the relevant service; the data-processing policy which we have set out above will also apply to this type of personal data.

We will sometimes commission external service providers to process your data. We select and commission our service providers with due care; they are subject to our direction, and are regularly monitored. You will find detailed information below on the operations necessary in cases where we commission service providers to provide certain functions for our Online Services, or where we wish to use your data for advertising purposes. In this connection, we will also inform you about the criteria we will apply to the period for which the personal data will be stored.

We may furthermore disclose your personal data to third parties in cases where we join forces with partners to give our users a chance to use certain services, such as participating in special activities, going in for competitions to win prizes, or concluding a contract. More detailed information on this issue is provided below in the context of a description of each particular service.

The data will be erased as soon as they are no longer needed for the purpose for which they were collected.

Purpose of processing

Storing and processing of such data is necessary for the proper functioning of the Online Services, e.g. in order to provide the Online Services to users, or to enable users to contact us. We use the data to improve the functioning of our Online Services and in order to ensure that our information technology systems are secure.

Contacting us

If you contact us via email or using the contact form, your data (name as well as contact details, if provided) and your message will be processed solely for the purpose of processing and handling your enquiry. In compliance with Article 6(1)(b) GDPR or Article 6(1)(f) GDPR, as the case may be, we will process this type of data for the purpose of handling your enquiry. As soon as your enquiry has been fully processed, your data will be erased. Your data will be erased if circumstances show that the matter in question has been conclusively settled, and no statutory data retention obligations stand in the way of us erasing the data.

Data processing if you visit our website

We will only log the personal data that your browser transmits to our server if you use our website solely to obtain information, i.e. if you do not register or transmit information to us in any other manner. If you view our website, we will collect the type of data described below. We require these data for technical reasons, in order to be able to display our website to you and also to guarantee its stability and security. The legal basis for data processing is provided by Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.

The following data will be collected in this context: your IP address (anonymised), the date and time of the request, the time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), the subject matter of the request (the specific web page accessed), the access status and/or the HTTP status code, the volume of data transmitted in each case, the website from which the request was transmitted, your browser, your operating system and its desktop, and the language and version of your browser software.

In the event that the data are stored in log files, the data will be erased no later than seven days after they were stored. The data may also be stored for a longer period. Should they be stored for a longer period, any user’s IP address will be erased or distorted; it will therefore no longer be possible to correlate the accessing client with the data.


Cookies are small files that the website that is accessed places on a user’s computer with the aid of the web browser; the aim of a cookie, at a later stage, is to provide the server with the information on the user that the cookie has stored. The present website uses the two types of cookies described below; their scope and method of operation are also explained below:

  • Temporary cookies will be erased automatically as soon as you close your browser. This type of cookie particularly includes so-called session cookies. Session cookies store a so-called “session ID” that enables a cookie to assign the various requests from your browser to the joint session shared by all these requests. This will enable our server to recognise your computer when you return to our website. Session cookies will be erased as soon as you log out or close your browser.
  • Permanent cookies are erased automatically after a predetermined period has elapsed; this period may vary, depending on the type of cookie. You can erase cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time.

You can also configure your browser settings to reflect your wishes; you can refuse, for instance, to accept third party cookies, or any cookies at all. Please note that in that case you may not be able to use certain functions of the present website.

Creating and using a customer account

Even if you do not log in to our website, you will still have no difficulty in using a number of our services. However, if you wish to use the full range of functions our website offers, you will have to create your own personal user account. If you register with our website, certain personal data will always be collected, e.g. your name, email address and password. In order to protect ourselves from misuse and other unauthorised use, we will also store the last IP address used, the language you selected, the date of registration, and the date on which the registered person last logged in.

During registration you can choose whether you want to be identified by a user name of your choice, or by your real name. Only your user name will always be visible to all other registered persons.

If required, you may at any time modify or erase the data you provided during registration; please use the following link for this purpose:

Finally, we also collect and store data on the progress a registered user has made in learning a language; this may include information about the lessons he or she has already completed, the words learnt, or the tests he or she has done. The purpose of this type of data collection is to support and help registered persons while they are learning, and also to continually improve and optimise, for the benefit of all users, the services provided on our website. Some of these data may be visible to other registered persons, e.g. in the form of “points scored”. This type of personal data is directly linked to a specific customer account; the data are anonymised as soon as the purpose of data processing ceases to exist.

In compliance with Article 6(1)(a) GDPR, the basis for processing your data is the consent you gave when you registered your user account. The legal basis for processing the other types of personal data mentioned above is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.


We offer to send you a newsletter that will provide you with regular updates on our company and our services. If you subscribe to our newsletter, we will process the data you enter (your email address and any other information you provide voluntarily). We will seek the following consent in order to process the data:

“[ ] I wish to subscribe to the newsletter. I can withdraw my consent at any time by writing an email to, by following this link:, or by using the unsubscribe link provided in the newsletter itself.”

After you have subscribed, the basis for sending you the newsletter in accordance with Article 6(1)(a) GDPR is the consent you gave. Subscription to the newsletter is effected via a so-called double opt-in process. This means that in order to prevent misuse, we will send you an email after you have subscribed, asking you to confirm your subscription. We will also log your subscription in order to be able to prove, pursuant to the legal requirements, that the subscription process actually took place. The following data will be stored in this connection: the date and time of your subscription and your confirmation, and your IP address.

You can withdraw your consent to the use of your email address for dispatch of the newsletter at any time by following this link: Each newsletter will also contain an unambiguous link via which you can cancel the subscription to the newsletter.

We use the following service Salesforce Exact Target to dispatch the newsletter; this service is provided by Inc., The Landmark at One Market, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94105, United States (hereinafter called “Salesforce”). Salesforce processes the following data: email address, name and surname, online identifiers, and pseudonymised data.

The data will be transmitted to the servers of Salesforce in the United States for processing.

Salesforce is certified pursuant to the following:

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Online presence on social media

We maintain an online presence on social networks and platforms in order to be able to communicate with any person, user and interested party active on these networks and platforms, and in order to provide them with information about our own activities. If you access any of these networks or platforms, the business terms and data-processing policies of the relevant provider will apply.

Unless provided for otherwise in our Privacy Policy, we will process the data of data subjects (persons concerned) who communicate with us via social networks or platforms, e.g. in the event that data subjects post on our online presence or send us a message.

Period for which the data will be stored

We adhere to the principles of data reduction and data economy. We will store personal data for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed; we will also cease storing your personal data as soon as you withdraw your previously given consent. As soon as the particular purpose ceases to apply and/or whenever you exercise any of the relevant rights you have as a data subject, the data in question will be made unavailable, anonymised and/or erased in accordance with the rules and statutory provisions.

Any person who has registered will be able to delete their account here at any time:

Rights of a data subject (person concerned)

Exercising your rights

Should you no longer agree to your personal data being stored, or should your personal data have become incorrect, upon being instructed by you to do so, we will arrange for your data to be erased or made unavailable, or we will carry out the necessary corrections, as the case may be (and insofar as this is possible under applicable law). The same applies if you require us to make only restricted use of certain data in future.

Please contact us by the following means if you have any questions about the processing of your personal data or wish to be provided with information or wish to have data corrected, made unavailable, erased or transmitted to another company, or object to the use of data:

Studio GAUS GmbH, Erich-Steinfurth-Str. 6, 10243 Berlin, countries

If you exercise your right to objection, please state your grounds for objecting to your personal data being processed in the manner in which we have previously processed them. If you lodge a justified objection, we will first check the factual circumstances. We will then either cease to process your data or adjust processing or, alternatively, inform you about the compelling grounds warranting particular protection, according to which we will continue to process your data.

If you have consented to the processing of your data, you may withdraw this consent at any time with effect for the future. Once you have notified us of such a withdrawal, the withdrawal will affect the admissibility of processing your personal data.

Last updated: December 15, 2019

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