Privacy Information

German website visitors please visit the German "Datenschutzerklärung".

We are committed to protecting your privacy and the privacy of information you provide to us.

This privacy policy sets out how we use and protect any information that you provide to us when you use our websites.

Bartels Media GmbH is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Bartels Media GmbH may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 01/22/2012.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

We may use FaceBook features on our websites (FaceBook Privacy Information).

We may use Twitter features on our websites (Twitter Privacy Information).

We may use Google services, such as PlusOne, Yahoo, Google Wallet, Google Fonts, Google Code, Google APIs and/or Google Admob/Adsense. Such services may automatically contact Google servers via java script and/or place a cookie if you visit our webpages. Please disable java script or use a script blocking webbrowser addon to prevent this behavior. See Google Privacy Information for additional information.

We may use Skype for customer communication (Skype Privacy Information).

Controlling your personal information

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

iOS / Android Apps

Our Text Expander Apps for iOS and Android do not transmit any text input or phrases to our servers or anywhere else. Stored phrases may optionally (by default) be transmitted to cloud storage servers (e.g. GoogleDrive or Apple iCloud Drive) and their privacy policy apply.


Online orders are fulfilled by the established eCommerce vendor ShareIt. When you order, you need to provide information such as name, email, shipping address, credit card number, expiration date, etc. This information is only used for billing purposes and to fulfill the order. No credit card information will be revealed to us.

Log Files

Like most standard Web site servers our internet service provider uses log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type and referring/exit pages. Any such information is in no way linked to personally identifiable information.


We send all new subscribers to our newsletter a confirmation email to verify the email address. Established members will occasionally receive information on products, services and special deals. We are really sparse on sending newsletters. You can cancel the newsletter subscription at any time.

We may use the 3rd party US based newsletter service MailChimp. Please review their privacy policy.

License key Registration/Unregistration

When you register or unregister your license key with the software installtion, the software connects to our license authorization server and transmits the IP address, parts of the license key and the product version number.

Update mechanism

When using the built-in update feature, the software will connect to our webserver to check for new versions. The software transmits parts of the license key and the currently installed version number.

Uninstallation mechanism

You can voluntarily provide feedback after uninstalling our software. This helps us to improve the software in case you miss a required feature or if a function did not work on your system properly.

Please contact us, if you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy.