The German Design Council takes the protection of your personal data very seriously and we comply strictly with the provisions of the data protection and privacy regulations. Personal data are collected on this website only to the technically necessary extent. The collected data are never sold or forwarded to third parties for any reason.
The German Design Council collects your data in order to implement the contract and to fulfil 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 following explanation gives you an overview of how we ensure this protection and what types of data are collected for what purposes.
Data processing on this website
This website automatically collects and stores information in your server log files that your browser sends to us. This information includes:
- the browser type/version
- the operating system you use
- the referrer URL (the website you previously visited)
- the host name of the accessing processor (IP address)
- time of the server request.
These data cannot be traced back to individual persons. These data are not merged with other data sources; moreover, the data are deleted after statistical analysis.
We collect data for the following inquiries:
- registration for our newsletter
- entry of a job advertisement
Information is collected based on the type of inquiry and may include the form of address, title, first name, last name, street, zip code, city, country, e-mail address, company and website.
ndion in Social Networks
In addition to the website, we are active on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, 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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A cookie is a small file that is stored on your computer’s hard drive and contains information about which areas of our website you have visited. The term cookies may also include other technologies. Cookies are reliable files and cannot run program code, transmit viruses or be used to collect information about your other computer use.
We reserve the right to share the data obtained about you through the use of cookie technologies with our corporate companies Rat für Formgebung Service GmbH and Stiftung Rat für Formgebung. If you would like to know more about how we collect, use and share data, please refer to the “Data processing” section of this website above.
Which cookies do we use?
You can prevent the collection and processing of your data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Data stored by Google at user and event level that is linked to cookies, user identifiers (e.g. user ID) or advertising IDs (e.g. DoubleClick cookies, Android advertising ID) will be anonymised or deleted after 14 months. Details can be found under the following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7667196?hl=en.
YouTube with expanded data protection integration
Our website embeds videos of the website YouTube. The website operator is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
We use YouTube in the expanded data protection mode. According to YouTube, this mode ensures that YouTube does not store any information about visitors to this website before they watch the video. Nevertheless, this does not necessarily mean that the sharing of data with YouTube partners can be ruled out as a result of the expanded data protection mode. For instance, regardless of whether you are watching a video, YouTube will always establish a connection with the Google DoubleClick network.
As soon as you start to play a YouTube video on this website, a connection to YouTube’s servers will be established. As a result, the YouTube server will be notified, which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account while you visit our site, you enable YouTube to directly allocate your browsing patterns to your personal profile. You have the option to prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Furthermore, after you have started to play a video, YouTube will be able to place various cookies on your device or comparable technologies for recognition (e.g. device fingerprinting). In this way YouTube will be able to obtain information about this website’s visitors. Among other things, this information will be used to generate video statistics with the aim of improving the user friendliness of the site and to prevent attempts to commit fraud.
Under certain circumstances, additional data processing transactions may be triggered after you have started to play a YouTube video, which are beyond our control.
The use of YouTube is based on our interest in presenting our online content in an appealing manner. Pursuant to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, this is a legitimate interest. If a corresponding agreement has been requested, the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agreement can be revoked at any time.
Podigee Podcast Hosting
We use the podcast hosting service Podigee from the provider Podigee GmbH, Schlesische Straße 20, 10997 Berlin, Germany. The podcasts are loaded by Podigee or transmitted via Podigee.
The use is based on our legitimate interests, i.e. interest in a secure and efficient provision, analysis and optimisation of our podcast offer pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO.
Podigee processes IP addresses and device information to enable podcast downloads/playbacks and to determine statistical data, such as call-up figures. This data is anonymised or pseudonymised before being stored in Podigee’s database, unless it is necessary for the provision of the podcasts.
Right to information
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.
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