Protection of your data is of the utmost importance for the German Design Council and we comply with all established data protection regulations. With this privacy statement, we would like to explain how your data is handled.
We collect data for the registration for and participation in our design awards.
Information is collected based on the type of inquiry and may include the salutation, title, first name, last name, institution of higher education, position, street, zip code, city, country, telephone number, e-mail address, company, value-added tax identification number and website.
Rat für Formgebung Service GmbH and Rat für Formgebung Medien GmbH collect your data for the execution of the contract and for the fulfilment of their pre-contractual and contractual obligations. This data collection and the associated data processing are necessary for the implementation of these obligations and are based on Article 6 Paragraph 1 b) of the Basic Data Protection Ordinance (DS-GVO). They will not be passed on to third parties. Invoices shall be stored for the duration of the statutory storage obligations. The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for the purpose of processing them.
The German Design Council in Social Networks
In addition to the website, we are active on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+. You can gain direct access to social networks through the incorporation of social bookmarks on the website. We use your data provided in connection with this service purely for the purpose of providing you with the respective page and do not become privy to your login data.
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Our websites and pages use what the industry refers to as “cookies.” Cookies are small text files that do not cause any damage to your device. They are either stored temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or they are permanently archived on your device (permanent cookies). Session cookies are automatically deleted once you terminate your visit. Permanent cookies remain archived on your device until you actively delete them or they are automatically eradicated by your web browser.
In some cases it is possible that third party cookies are stored on your device once you enter our site (third party cookies). These cookies enable you or us to take advantage of certain services offered by the third party (e.g. cookies for the processing of payment services).
Cookies have a variety of functions. Many cookies are technically essential since certain website functions would not work in the absence of the cookies (e.g. the shopping cart function or the display of videos). The purpose of other cookies may be the analysis of user patterns or the display of promotional messages.
Cookies, which are required for the performance of electronic communication transactions (required cookies) or for the provision of certain functions you want to use (functional cookies, e.g. for the shopping cart function) or those that are necessary for the optimization of the website (e.g. cookies that provide measurable insights into the web audience), shall be stored on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, unless a different legal basis is cited. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure the technically error free and optimized provision of the operator’s services. If your consent to the storage of the cookies has been requested, the respective cookies are stored exclusively on the basis of the consent obtained (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR); this consent may be revoked at any time.
You have the option to set up your browser in such a manner that you will be notified any time cookies are placed and to permit the acceptance of cookies only in specific cases. You may also exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in general or activate the delete function for the automatic eradication of cookies when the browser closes. If cookies are deactivated, the functions of this website may be limited.
In the event that third party cookies are used or if cookies are used for analytical purposes, we will separately notify you in conjunction with this Data Protection Policy and, if applicable, ask for your consent.
After your consent, this website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service for the statistical evaluation of visitors accessing the website. The provider of this service is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies,” text files which are saved on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information created by the cookie as a result of your use of the website is saved on the provider’s server. The IP address is made anonymous immediately after the processing and before it is saved. You may disable the installation of cookies by adjusting the respective settings of your browser software; we would however like to point out in such cases that you may no longer be able to use all the features offered by this website to the full extent.
Disclosure / Objection
You have the right to object to the storage of your data at any time. In addition, you are entitled to request information on the data we have stored about you and, if the data is incorrect, to demand that it be corrected or, if the data is stored inadmissibly, that it be deleted.
Please send a request to:
Rat für Formgebung Service GmbH
60327 Frankfurt am Main
or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Objecting to the collection of data
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: Disable Google Analytics.