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DeepL Apps - Terms and Conditions

(do not apply for DeepL Pro users and DeepL account users)

The following terms and conditions ("T&C") apply to the free download of our app ("App") by you. The App is provided by DeepL SE, Maarweg 165, 50825 Cologne, Germany ("DeepL"). These T&C are available on and in the App under "Legal", so that they can be viewed and downloaded at any time.

If you have purchased a paid DeepL Pro license and log in with your credentials to use the App, the DeepL Pro terms and conditions you accepted at the time of purchase shall prevail.

If you have created a DeepL account and log in with your credentials to use the App, the DeepL account terms and conditions you agreed to at the time of account creation shall prevail.

1 Subject matter of the contract

1.1 Subject matter of these T&C is the provision of the App by DeepL to you for an unlimited period of time. The App enables you to translate or have translated text pieces into different languages.

1.2 The use of the App is free of charge.

2 Conclusion of contract

The contract for the use of the App is concluded when you click the "Download" or "Install" button on the product description page in the respective App Store and install the App.

3 Your obligations

3.1 You may only use the App in accordance with applicable law and these T&C.

3.2 You may not, and will not allow third parties to use the App or translations created using the App unless expressly authorised by DeepL in written form

  • to translate or otherwise process personal data or personally identifiable information. This processing is only permitted in the course of a DeepL Pro subscription and after having concluded a data processing agreement with DeepL;
  • in connection with or for the purpose of operating critical infrastructure such as electrical power stations, military or defence equipment, medical appliances or other equipment whose failure or impairment would result in unforeseeable economical or physical damages, including but not limited to critical infrastructure in terms of the European Directive 2008/114/EC;
  • for any illegal activities, including development of any applications infringing any third-party rights or any other applicable laws or regulations;
  • for spamming or any other unsolicited advertising;
  • to perform benchmark or other capacity testing of DeepL's technical infrastructure;
  • to create a similar product, service or API whose primary purpose is to provide machine translation services, including but not limited to bilingual/multilingual dictionaries;
  • to develop, market or train a machine translation algorithm;
  • to transmit any data to DeepL which may not be transmitted to or processed by DeepL due to data protection laws, contractual or statutory confidentiality obligations, export restrictions or other statutory provisions or third-party rights.

3.3 You are solely responsible for proper backup of translations created with the App.

3.4 You are obligated to observe all legal requirements for the collection, processing and use of data which is transmitted to and processed by DeepL for you in connection with the provision of the App. In particular, you may not translate, collect, use or otherwise process any personal data in connection with the App.

3.5 If you are an entrepreneur, you shall indemnify DeepL from any and all third-party claims including the necessary expenses for legal defence, asserted against DeepL due to a culpable violation of this section 3 by you. If third parties should assert such claims against DeepL, DeepL shall inform you about the asserted claims without undue delay and leave the defence at your discretion or undertake it in cooperation with you. DeepL shall not settle or recognise claims of third parties without your consent which shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed. DeepL shall be entitled to request a reasonable advance for the incurred legal defence expenses to be anticipated. The indemnification shall accordingly apply to fines or other regulatory or judicial orders and claims.

3.6 You have to comply with all further restrictions set out in the terms and conditions of the relevant app store from which you have downloaded the App.

4 Copyright and intellectual property

4.1 DeepL grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, perpetual, worldwide license to use the App as offered by DeepL in accordance with these T&C. Any further rights under applicable copyright laws (e.g. to make backups of the app) remain unaffected.

4.2 All rights regarding the content you upload to be translated remain with you. However, you grant DeepL a non-exclusive worldwide right to use the content and its translations for the provision of DeepL’s services and for the training of DeepL's neural networks. In particular, you grant to DeepL the right to temporarily store, modify, process, translate and transmit the content and its translations, and to sublicense the foregoing rights to its subcontractors, to the extent required to provide the services or to train DeepL's neural networks.

5 Remuneration

The use of the App is free of charge.

6 Warranty

6.1 DeepL will use best efforts to provide and operate the App with a usual annual availability of 95% in average, excluding any downtime for planned maintenance work as well as service interruptions which are beyond DeepL's control, including but not limited to short-term and undue increase in the number of translation requests by you which requires an unplanned increase in system capacity.

6.2 DeepL shall only provide warranty for defects that DeepL has fraudulently concealed.

6.3 You shall support DeepL free of charge in remedying any defects and in particular provide DeepL with all necessary information which DeepL requires to analyse and remedy the defects.

6.4 DeepL is entitled to modify (e.g. reduce, restrict, or expand) its free online services at all times and at its own discretion.

7 Liability

DeepL is only liable for intent or gross negligence as well as for damages to life, body or health.

8 Final provisions

8.1 These T&C are exclusively governed by the law of the Federal Republic of Germany excluding CISG and conflict of law provisions. In the event that you are an EU consumer in terms of Section 13 German Civil Code, mandatory statutory consumer regulations according to the law of the country where you have your habitual residence shall remain unaffected.

8.2 The exclusive legal venue for all disputes resulting from or in connection with this Agreement is Cologne, provided that the contracting parties are business people ("Kaufleute"), or that you have no general legal venue in Germany or in another EU Member State, or your permanent residence has moved to a foreign country after these T&C have entered into effect, or your residence or habitual domicile is not known at the time that the complaint was filed.

Last update: April 2022