Data Privacy Notice

Depending on which of our services you use, we collect personal data from you. In this privacy notice, we explain what kind of personal data we collect and how we use it.

The most important thing first: We do not provide any of your data to a third party.

Personal data

Downloading and using our products locally

We provide products, such as the babyplots library and the babyplots packages for R or Python, which can be downloaded and used locally on your machine. When downloading any of these products from this website, your anonymized IP address is stored for 14 days to protect our site against potential malicous users.

When you use these products on your local machine, no usage data is sent to us.

Using the website or the PowerPoint add-in

Both our website, as well as the PowerPoint add-in allow usage with and without creating an account and logging in. Your personal data that we store and use differs between these two use cases.

As an anonymous user

When using our services without logging into a user account, we only store your anonymized IP address for 14 days to protect our services against potential malicious users.

As a registered and signed-in user

If you create an account on this website, you consent that we store personal identification information (e.g. your username, email address and password). This is necessary to provide our services. When you upload your data (e.g. a plot), this data will also be stored on our servers.

Storing your data

We do our best to securely store your personal data on our servers. Passwords are encrypted and can not be read in clear text by us or any third party.

Anonymized IP addresses

When we log your IP address, the IP address are shortened immediately after they are recorded, the last 12 bits of IPv4 addresses and the last 84 bits of IPv6 addresses are masked. No personal profiles can be created with this data.


Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information. For further information, visit

We only use cookies necessary for the functionality of the website. Those include session cookies that expire immediately after you leave the page or close the browser tab or window and permanent cookies e.g. for remembering your login session if you use our website as a registered user. All of these cookies are first party cookies, none are used to track your browsing activity.

Your rights

We would like to make you aware of your data protection rights. You are entitled to:

The right to access

You have the right to request us for copies of your personal data.

The right to rectification

You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request we to complete the information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure

You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing

You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing

You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to data portability

You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact Nils Trost via email:

Privacy policies of other websites

The babyplots website contains links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

Changes to our privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and place any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 28 July 2020.

Contact us

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Nils Trost
Rathausstr. 44
69126 Heidelberg