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 following inquiries:
- Registration for one our academy’s events
- Participation in a design award
- Entry in the Iconic Directory
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 collects your data for the execution of the contract and for the fulfilment of its 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, Twitter 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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Cookies / Matomo
This website utilizes Matomo, an open-source software for the statistical evaluation of visitors accessing the website. Matomo 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 in Germany. 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.