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About Us

Babel is fast approaching the 50th anniversary of its founding. In those fifty years, we have engaged in a wide range of business endeavors related to translation, from education and the publication of our periodical, The World of Translation, to publishing books in translation, brokering publication rights, and offering translation and interpretation services. For the next fifty years, our 100-year plan is to broaden the meaning of “translation” to offer dynamic linguistic solutions by developing and integrating various technologies. In this way, we hope to support clients in all aspects of multicultural communication.

To do this, we cannot stop at translation, but must also utilize interpretation. We cannot stop with the medium of writing, but must engage visual media as well. We cannot stop at human translation, but must embrace AI and machine translation tools. Moreover, there is more need than ever for multilingual translation and interpretation, as well as company-wide communication seminars and other forms of linguistic support. It is our intention to offer such multifaceted support to businesses that need it in the age of globalization.

Indispensable to achieving this goal will be our network of over 300 graduates from Babel Professional School of Translation (est. 2000, USA), who are now professional translators based in 22 countries around the world.

As part of our 100-year plan, it is our sincere desire to stay close to our clients and offer the most effective globalization support based on a forward-looking understanding of the quaternary sector and its trends.

Babel Transmedia Center, since the termination of its U.S.-based professional school, is a Translation Service Provider comprised of professionals who have attained specialized qualifications from the Japan Translation Association (JTA). Our comprehensive translation process begins with project creation and systematically proceeds into the phases of initial translation, revising, review, and completion—all of which are supervised by a specially appointed project manager. Through this thorough method of project management, we offer customers the highest quality of translation.

Company Name : Babel Transmedia Center, Ltd.

Address : Head Office Shiroyama Trust Tower 27F, 4-3-1 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 〒105-6027 Phone: 03-5403-4760

Established : February 2018

Capital : ¥30,000,000

Representative : Tomoki Hotta, Representative Director

Business : Translation, Interpretation, Publishing, Specialized Training

Primary Bank : Mitsubishi UFJ Bank

Primary Clients : We are unable to disclose client information.

    1974 -Translator Training Course (online) begun.
    1976/10 -Monthly periodical The World of Translation first published. First “Translation Incentive Award” offered.
    1977/3 -Japan Translator Training Center, Ltd., est.
    1978/10 -Babel Translation & Foreign Languages Institute opened.
    1980/2 -First appearance of serial segment “Translation Grammar” in The World of Translation.
    1982/1 -Babel Translation & Foreign Language Institute opened in Osaka.
    1982/4 -First edition of English Translation Grammar published.
    1984/3 -Babel International (Translation Services Division) kicks off. Nagoya branch of Babel Translation & Foreign Language Institute opened.
    1989/6 -Legal Communication Institute est.
    1996/7/26Babel America (BABEL Corporation) established in San Francisco, USA.
    1997/5 -Babel Transmedia Center Inc. established as part of the Translation Services Division.
    2000/1 -Online-based BABEL UNIVERSITY Professional School of Translation opened in Hawaii, USA as the first ever graduate school of translation in the world.
    2000/6 -Monthly periodical eTrans begun (first published in World of Translation).
    2002/1 -BABEL UNIVERSITY Professional School of Translation gains DEAC accreditation.
    2002/3 -License agreement made for the exclusive administration of CPS (Certified Professional Secretary) and CAP (Certified Administrative Professional) qualifications in Japan.
    2005/2 -Monthly periodical eTrans Learning begun (first published in eTrans ).
    2007/1 -Legal career magazine The Legal.COM first published.
    2007/10 -Internal professional English training program begun.
    2008/1 -Recognized by Japan Translation Association for Working Scholarship Program
    2008/11 -Monthly periodical The Professional Translator first published.
    2010/8 -Books & Rights Marketplace begun.
    2011/1 -Babel Press begins offering digital publishing services (Kindle, iPad, etc.)
    2012/5 -Workshops begun on Translation Publishing via Amazon POD.
    2012/9 -Scholarship program begun for Hawaii residents to support the State of Hawaii.
    2013/1 -Babel Library Members (book club) service begun.
    2014/7 -Approved by the Hawaii Post-secondary Education Accreditation Program (HPEAP)
    2014/9 -Partnership begun with SDL (SDL University Partner).
    2015/2 -Translation Tech course begun to offer instruction about using CAT tools.
    2016/6 -Joined the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) in U.S.
    2017/6 -Became an Academic Partner of the translation-assisted tool Memsource.
    2018/2 -New Babel Transmedia Center Inc. established.
    2020/3 -New Babel Press. Inc. established.
    2021/6 -Voluntary Withdrawal from DEAC after 20 years of continued accreditation.

To realize the sharing of knowledge through translation
within the Garden of Knowledge that is the Earth,
spreading Awareness among People
and creating an Environment in which
We can share in Joy together

For the achievement of this mission, we aim to establish professionalism within:

Translation Education
Translation Companies
and
Translators themselves

Service Introduction

Main Menu:

English / Japanese translation of legal documents
Native check of English translations of legal documents
Summaries of contracts in English (summary written in Japanese)

Types of Texts:

・Contracts, memoranda, company rules and regulations, bylaws, business audit materials, meeting minutes, certified copies of registration, articles of incorporation
・Litigation documents (legal briefs, written statements, demand letters, etc.), legal provisions, other legal / general affairs documents
・Please inquire about any documents not listed above. Also, documents requiring a language other than English shall be handled by Babel Multilingual Center (MLC).

Features:

・Our translators have a wealth of experience and specialized qualifications in the field of legal translation.
・If clients can submit prior legal documents, we will make sure our translation uses a similar style and wording to ensure consistency.
・We shall keep records of all versions of the text, as necessary.
・We create and regularly update glossaries of key words as we make progress on translations for clients.
・We can use specific glossaries for specific jobs, at the client’s request.
・Clients may choose their desired format for delivery of the completed translation (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
・For source texts on paper or in an image format (PDF, etc), we will translate according to the layout of the source, and delivery the final translation in the same format.
・For summaries, we create a summary in Japanese of all vital points of the source text.
・Please inquire regarding the desired scope and extent of your summary.

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All texts are checked by native speakers of the target language.We can translate from Japanese into various other languages, as well as between multiple non-Japanese languages, at the same time.

Languages Covered:

English, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, etc.

Types of Texts Covered:

Company information, corporate web pages, product web pages, catalogs, brochures, product manuals, promotional materials, documents for official meetings, presentation materials
Various certificates (official copy of family registry, marriage certificate, birth certificate, record of maternal health, proof of income, death certificate, divorce certificate, power of attorney, health certificate)

Features:

・All texts are checked by native speakers of the target language. We can translate from Japanese or English into various other languages, as well as between multiple non-Japanese languages, at the same time.
Our registered translation staff have all completed a specialized course of translation studies at our professional school of translation and hold professional qualifications in their field.
・We utilize AI that learns from accumulated translation data, and in collaboration with clients, provide the most effective and efficient management and application of translation assets.

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We mainly handle patent details / official releases / procedural documents (notices of reason for rejection, office actions / official replies) and letters addressed to local proxies. We can also translate presentation data.

Types of Texts:

Patent details / official releases, procedural documents (notices of reason for rejection, office actions / official replies), as well as various other texts including priority certificates / official appraisals / technical documents / original records of patent, original records of trademark, patent certificates, certificates of trademark registration, official copies / legal documents (contracts / official copies) / trial documents (petitions / legal briefs / discovery documents), official judgement documents. We can also handle all manner of documents related to intellectual property.

Features:

・In addition to our translation services, in cooperation with a professional patent attorney we can also act as proxy for clients submitting patent requests abroad.
Patent attorney’s office—Okuda International Patent Office
・Our registered patent translators have completed a specialized course of study in patent translation at Babel Professional School of Translation in the U.S. and hold professional qualifications in the field of patent translation from the Japan Association of Translators.
・Momoko Okuda, a leader in the field of patent translation, lecturer at Babel Professional School of Translation, translator, and attorney, oversees our revision and proofreading system.
We conduct translation research at our affiliate institute, Babel Professional School of Translation, where we are working to simplify patent text and accumulate data for machine translation and translation memories in order to improve productivity.
・We can handle Japanese and English, as well as a number of other languages including Chinese and German.

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English translation of notice of summons to stockholders’ meeting (including business reports and agendas)
English translation of financial statement and annotations
Japanese translation of annual report (originally in English)

Types of Texts:

・Notices of summons to stockholders’ meeting, business reports, stockholder reference documents (agenda), financial statements, annotations to financial statements, annual securities reports

Features:

・Our translators and proofreaders, with experience translating stockholders’ meeting notices and business reports from over 100 companies, will stay with your company year after year.
・If there are English translations of the same documents from previous years, we will do our utmost to respect the wording and phrasing of that translation and ensure that your records are consistent.
・We will consult official company text from to your company’s website, etc., including press releases and account summaries, in order to maintain consistent language across the board.
・If there is a company glossary of terms (department names, official positions, account names, etc.), we will incorporate these official terms into our translation.
・We utilize a standardized format to ensure a layout for summons notices, financial statements, etc. that is in keeping with standard practices in the English-speaking business world.

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Fiction—The “feel” of the original text, readable in the target language.
Non-fiction—Smooth reading in clear, unambiguous language.
Specialized Topics—Accurate text with no mistakes, backed up by specialized knowledge.

Genres:

◇ Fiction
Jun-bungaku literature, SF, fantasy, mystery, romance, young adult, children’s books, picture books, comics, etc.
◇ Non-fiction
Business and Self-Help texts, biographies, critical biographies, current affairs, travel writing, film and art critique, hobbies, illustrated references, etc.
◇ Science / Specialized
Humanities / social science
Ideology, philosophy, linguistics, political science, law, psychology, environmental studies, women’s studies, energy, education, welfare, international relations, etc.
Natural sciences
Biology, environmental studies, medicine, life science, agriculture, physiology, disaster prevention, etc.

Languages:

From English, Chinese, Korean, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, etc. into Japanese. From Japanese into English, Chinese, Korean, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, etc.

Features:

Fiction
 The “feel” of the original text, readable in the target language.
 Non-fiction
 Smooth reading in clear, unambiguous language.
 Specialized Topics
 Accurate text with no mistakes, backed up by specialized knowledge.

To ensure the above, our registered translation staff is comprised of graduates of our professional school’s Literary Translation program who have professional qualifications in the field of translation publishing.
Also, specialized texts are given a special review whenever necessary.

Synopsis

For the purposes of determining publishability, we will read your text and, if desired, write up a 5-10 page synopsis.
We are also able to attach a provisional translation.
Delivery Estimate
   ~350 pages: 2 weeks
  ~400 pages: 3 weeks
   ~500 pages: 4 weeks

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Translation with E-Trans Technology

Main Menu:

Machine Translation Output
Post-Editing
Transfer from Analog to Text Data
One-Stop Machine Translation

Service Details:

Machine Translation Output
・We use a secure translation engine to ensure there is no risk of leaked data.
・We carefully select a translation engine that suits each text we receive.
・We conduct quality assessments for our machine translations, so some revisions may be necessary.
・We can deliver translations in bilingual format.
・We can also deliver translations in TMX format for ease of use with CAT tools.

Post-Editing

・We have translators specializing in an appropriate field proofread and edit a text that has been machine-translated.
・Proofreading and edits based on customer feedback of a machine-translated text also possible.
We offer estimates of cost and delivery based on our machine translation quality assessments.
For machine translations conducted by Babel, we can offer post-editing documents in bilingual format.

Transfer from Analog to Text Data

・Printed materials are transferred into a text data format in order to undergo machine translation.
・We can also convert files from PDF image format into text data.

One-Stop Machine Translation

Adding the following services to the base Machine Translation Output service, we provide higher quality machine translation. An optimized machine translation service at the tip of your fingers—just leave everything to us.
・Source text analysis / conversion from analog to text data (optional)
・Pre-Editing (rewriting the source text for optimized machine translation)
・Post-Editing (Proofreading and editing of the machine-translated text conducted by a specialized translator)
・Review / Proofreading (optional)

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Online, Consecutive, Simultaneous, and Multilanguage Interpretation

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We dispatch experienced interpreters who understand the global communicative goals of each situation and can adjust to clients’ needs during international meetings, symposiums, seminars, product release announcements, press conferences, sales negotiations / talks / partnership discussions, internal meetings, etc.
Furthermore, we also offer an in-company interpretation & translation service package for large-scale projects.
We can accommodate all forms of interpretation, including consecutive, whispered, simultaneous, and attendant. We cover not only Japan, but can also arrange for interpreters to accompany you abroad or meet you at your destination.
Interpretation Languages: English, French, Spain, Korean, Chinese, German, etc. Please inquire about other languages.

Details of Service:

From International Meetings to Attendant Interpretation—Remote Dispatch OK

From international meetings, symposiums, and seminars to product release announcements, press conferences, sales negotiations / talks / partnership discussions, and internal meetings, our experienced interpreters are always ready to support clients, keeping the goal of global communication in mind and adjusting to the specific needs of clients.

Simultaneous Interpretation—Remote Dispatch OK
Simultaneous interpretation is a method of interpretation by which an interpreter translates what the speaker is saying simultaneously as they are speaking.
Simultaneous interpretation requires a high level of interpretive ability, experience, and concentration. For this reason, 2-3 interpreters are assigned to one job, interpreting in turns at 15-minute intervals. Normally, for half-day business meetings, seminars, etc., a two-interpreter system is used. For international meetings, lectures, etc. which last for longer periods of time, three or more interpreters are assigned.
Furthermore, simultaneous interpretation requires specialized equipment and an interpretation booth. Regarding arrangements for such equipment, please contact us with the details of your interpreting needs.
Simultaneous interpretation offers incredibly fast interpretation thanks to the combined efforts of multiple exceptional interpreters.
Our experienced interpreters offer seamless interpretation based on a deep understanding of the situation and its requirements, as well as attention to any and all requests from the client.

Multi-language Simultaneous Interpretation—Remote Dispatch OK
Simultaneous interpretation service covering 3 or more languages at international meetings, symposiums, etc.

Consecutive Interpretation—Remote Dispatch OK
The interpreters is given time after the speaker has spoken, and, in about the same amount of time as the original speaker, interprets what was said. For example, for a 1-hour presentation, interpretation will take an additional hour, taking a total of 2 hours. Excellent for clients with a flexible schedule.

Whispered Interpretation—Remote Dispatch OK
The interpreter is positioned near to the client, and interprets what is being said in a low voice, roughly simultaneously. For example, such interpretation is sometimes used by non-Japanese speakers attending a seminar or company meeting aimed at a Japanese audience. This simplified interpretation system can be very effective in specific situations.

Attendant Interpretation—Remote Dispatch OK
An interpreter travels with the client to interpret when needed at official courtesy visits, company inspections, factory inspections, etc.
Either consecutive or whispered interpretation may be used.

Interpretation Equipment Rental Service
Simultaneous interpretation requires a specialized system. We offer an arrangement & rental service for interpretation equipment.

Interpretation Fields and Languages

Legal
Interpretation offered in various legal situations including depositions, courtrooms, patent litigation, litigation-related situations, lawyer interviews, law office seminars, contract-related meetings, etc.

Patent
Interpretation of patent-related issues for law and patent offices, as well as other technical fields such as machinery, semiconductors, chemistry, biotech, medicine, telecommunications, and IT.

Medical / Medicine / Medical Care
Interpretation related to medical care and medicine.

Technology
Interpretation related to cutting edge technologies and technological fields.

IT / Communications
Interpretation related to IT and Communications.

Finance / Economy / Business
Interpretation related to Finance, Economy, and Business.

Interpretation Languages:

English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, etc. Please inquire about other languages.

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Video Production,Video Editing,Subtitling,Voiceover

Main Menu:

Video Production
Video Editing
Subtitling
Voiceover

Features:

Video Production
We produce videos for use on YouTube and other platforms, based on the client’s goals and budget.

Video Editing
We re-edit videos to fit client goals.

Subtitling
We can add subtitles to videos in Japanese, English, and other languages. We can work with a minimum of 8 major languages.

Voiceover
Instead of subtitles, we can add a voiced-over translation of your video, leaving some of the original audio intact.

Promotion
Using the videos we have produced, we can assist clients with promotions worldwide.

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Legal English, Legal Translation

Main Menu:

Legal English Training
Reading Contracts in English
Business Communication Training
Business Email Writing in English
Business English Conversation
Technical English Training
Plain English Training
Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) Certification Strategies

Training Features

1.Our instructors are professionals in their field who have specialized knowledge and give easy-to-understand instruction.
2.Our original instructional materials offer practical knowledge based on real experience in the field.
3.The content of our customized training programs is determined only after an extensive hearing with the head instructor.
4.In-person and online options available.
5.For online training, we can accept one or more students.
6.After training is completed, participants will receive a Completion Certificate.
7、For our online training, we also offer a Zoom screening option.

Contents of Training

How to Read Contracts in English

International Contracts is a Determining Factor to Company Profits Knowledge of contracts written in English is an indispensable skill. Our English Contracts Seminar has been praised as a helpful tool for legal associates, paralegals, and corporate clerical and legal workers.

Sample Outline
・Practical Translation Techniques (Translation Grammar)
・Legal Translation Fundamentals (E→J)
・Legal Translation Fundamentals (J→E)
・Common Clauses in English-language Contracts
・Important Terms and Usage Examples in English-language Contracts

The following is an example of a “How to Read Contracts in English” training program based on the topic of reading comprehension and with a focus on negotiation techniques:
・ The Difference Between Civil Law and Common Law
・ The Structure of Contracts in English
・ Common Clauses in English-language Contracts
・ Template for General Provisions in English-language Contracts
・ Practical Skills for Negotiating International Contracts
・ Legal Language Outside of Contracts
・ Letter of Intent, Power of Attorney
・ License Agreements (Patents, etc.)--Characteristics and Things to Keep in Mind
・ The Specifics of Nondisclosure Clauses
・ Special Characteristics of Joint Venture Agreements and Legal Problems Likely to Arise

Business English and Email Writing

Email is the most frequently used method of communication with oversees clients. Businesspeople in the modern age are expected to be able to express their intentions quickly and accurately through email in order to foster effective communications with clients.  This training program teaches a unique English email-writing method in an easy-to-understand way, and includes a workshop for practical application of this method.

Business English Conversation

Our Business English Conversation training is customized to our clients goals, and is for those wanting to improve their English ability for oversees appointments, business trips, English presentations and English meetings.

Technical English

Technical English training is for anyone involved in the creation or translation of scientific or technical documents in commercial or specialized translation companies.
This training program offers instruction aimed at improving reading comprehension and writing of scientific and technical language in English. We also offer test prep instructions for the Technical English Proficiency Test.

Plain English

For those who wish to learn clear, concise English to communicate effectively in a professional settings, we recommend learning the fundamental principles of Plain Written English.

CAP

Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) is a certification for office workers implemented by the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), based in Kansas City in the US. The time when only a TOEIC score could improve your standing has passed. Beyond textbook English, CAP certification proves that you have practical business English ability, making it an important weapon in the modern businessperson’s arsenal.
Our CAP strategies course can be accessed online from anywhere in the world.

American Law, Online Package Course

American Law, covering topics such as the US Constitution, Corporate Law, Partnerships, Representative Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Action Procedures, Tort Law, Contract Law, Personal Property and Transactions, Securities and Guarantees, Collection of Debts, Banks and Banking, Product Liability, Trusts, Labor, Insurance, Inheritance, Family Law, Bankruptcy, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, Tax Law, Civil Action Procedures, Evidence, Antitrust Law, Negotiable Securities, the Securities Exchange Act, Administration and Administrative Law, Immigration, the Justice System, etc.

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Worldwide Network Partners

Babel Professional Partners

Babel Professional Partners (BPP) is a networking platform to support those who wish to start their own private business in various corners of the translation industry. As a rule, any graduate of the Babel University Professional School of Translation, with qualifications in one or more of the fields of study offered there, may become a member, and these members will work together with Babel Group. BPP members, whether as a sole-proprietorship or a corporation, will be independent, working in partnership with Babel Group’s various divisions (Translation & Interpretation, Education, Publishing & Copyright, etc.) on joint ventures or research projects.

News Letter

The Professional Translator, Web Ver.
A Digital Magazine for Professional Translators

We provide professional translators with the latest information on translation technologies by field, the translation industry all around the world, machine translation, and the academic study of translation, while also providing a space for translators to submit their own pieces to communicate and share information with other professionals in the field of translation.

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Email digest focused on news from East Asia We pick up topics and stories from European and UK publications, from Wall Street Journal and Financial Times to New York Times, Washington Post, Guardian, Time, Bloomburg, Economist, and Reuters, to share the Western perspective of East Asia with our subscribers. Our stories from China, Taiwan, South and North Korea, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, and other Asian countries may offer insights into business through the understanding of local trends.

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Babel Transmedia Center, Ltd.
Head Office Shiroyama Trust Tower 27F, 4-3-1 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 〒105-6027
Phone: 03-5403-4760

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Privacy Policy

Regarding the protection of personal information

*Babel Group may collect, use, provide and consign personal information within a limited scope as necessary to its business activities.
To prevent unauthorized access, loss, destruction, leaking, falsification, etc. of personal information, we implement appropriate safety protocols as well as preventative and corrective measures. For the consignment of personal information, an appropriate consignment contract shall be entered into with the consignor, and all other measures required by law shall be taken.
Personal information shall be handled in an appropriate manner in accordance with all applicable laws and standard practices. To ensure the absolute protection of personal information, we regularly review and improve our safety policies.

Regarding the handling of personal information

  1. To provide a higher quality of service and information, Babel shall use the personal information of customers in the following ways:
    • ・Personal information may be posted online, etc., for the purpose of sharing information about seminars, etc. In such cases, permission shall first be obtained from the person whose personal information will be posted.
    • ・Personal information shall be used in the processing of applications and to contact individuals for a variety of purposes, including surveys, confirmations, advertisements of Babel goods and services, applications to services and gifts offered by Babel, the use of survey and research materials, and the providing of services requested of Babel.
  2. Babel shall not disclose personal information of any individual to a third party, except in the following circumstances:
    • ・When required by law, and when the life, health, property, or rights of the individual, Babel Group and its various component companies, or users of Babel’s goods, services or website, are threatened and the disclosure of personal information is required to address said threat.
    • ・When required to comply with laws and ordinances issued by public institutions such as law enforcement and courts.
  3. When personal information is requested, such information shall only be disclosed after the completion of prescribed procedures, and shall be disclosed only to the individual who has made the request. Furthermore, in the case that disclosed information of an individual is mistaken, only the individual to whom the information pertains may request correction.
  4. To ensure the smoothest service to our customers, Babel may entrust personal information to a company that satisfies a certain standard of information protection and management.
  5. The provision of personal information to Babel is strictly voluntary; however, individuals who choose to withhold certain personal information may be unable to use Babel’s services.
  6. To ensure the smoothest service to our customers, personal information may be entrusted to a company that satisfies a certain standard of information protection and management.
  7. If you are receiving unwanted ads from Babel via email or post, please request to be unsubscribed to such mailings and we shall process your request immediately.