Privacy Policy

LanguageTool Plus is a proofreading software. It works by sending the text to be checked to our servers over an encrypted connection. This policy describes what kind of data we store.

The processing of personal data on this website is carried out in accordance with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Federal Data Protection Act, Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG 2018).

Here's how you can contact us.

Have you given us permission to use your data, e.g. by subscribing to the newsletter? You can revoke this permission at any time as described below.

  • We don't store the text that you submit for style and grammar checking on languagetoolplus.com, with the following exceptions:
    • If you explicitly submit feedback, for example about false alarms or undetected errors, we store that feedback.
    • In case of an internal software error (which is extremely rare), we log the sentence that caused the error so we can reproduce and fix the error.
    In any case, we don't store the data with your IP address or any other meta information that would allow us to identify you. Thus it's also not possible to delete your data.
  • To improve our proofreading service, we keep a log of the following information:
    • date and time, length of submitted text, text language, processing time on server, number of detected errors, type of detected errors (e.g. "uppercase sentence start" or "confusion of 'piece' and 'peace'"),
    • the page on which you submitted the request (usually languagetoolplus.com),
    None of this information can be used to identify you.
  • Login: You need to sign up at this site in order to use features like the personal dictionary. When signing up, your username name email are stored in our database. If you want to modify this information or delete your account, please contact us.
  • In our web server log files, your IP address is stored in an abbreviated form (like 192.168.xxx.xxx) so it cannot be used to identify you. Error messages like for exceeding the query limit are stored with the full IP for up to 48 hours so we can prevent abuse.
  • For accesses from web browsers and browser add-ons, this website uses Piwik for web analytics. We're shortening your IP address (to a form like 192.168.xxx.xxx) to protect your privacy. If you don't want your visit to be recorded at all by Piwik, you can opt out here:

  • In case you order a premium subscription, your order will be processed by our reseller fastspring (Bright Market, LLC d/b/a FastSpring. 801 Garden St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101). The data at fastspring is protected under the EU-US Privacy Shield, additionally fastspring has committed to follow all EU privacy laws starting 2018-05-28. Your data will be kept at fastspring after you cancel a subscription for tax reasons. See their privacy policy for details. Your credit card information - if you use a credit card to purchase the premium product - is transmitted to fastspring, we do not know your credit card data.
  • You have the right, upon request and free of charge, to receive information about your personal data we store.
  • If you believe that the processing of your personal data is unlawful, you have the right to complain to a regulatory agency.

Microsoft Word Add-in from appsource.microsoft.com

This is our privacy policy for users of the Microsoft Word add-in from appsource.microsoft.com:

  • The texts you check in the add-in are sent to our servers for automatic proofreading via an encrypted connection.
  • We don't store your text, with the following exceptions:
    • In case of an internal software error (which is extremely rare), we log the sentence that caused the error so we can reproduce and fix the error.
    In any case, we don't store the data with your IP address or any other meta information that would allow us to identify you. Thus it's also not possible to delete your data.
  • To improve our proofreading service, we keep a log of the following information:
    • date and time, length of submitted text, text language, processing time on server, number of detected errors, type of detected errors (e.g. "uppercase sentence start" or "confusion of 'piece' and 'peace'"),
    None of this information can be used to identify you.
  • See above for privacy information about registering on this website and for ways to contact us.