Protection of your data

The German Design Council Foundation attaches great importance to the protection of your data and we adhere to the current data protection guidelines. With this data protection declaration, we would like to explain to you how we handle your data.

Person-related data

We collect data for the following enquiries

Participation in the annual Call for Entries:
Depending on the request, title, first name, last name, university, degree, street, postcode, city, country, telephone, email address, homepage will be collected.

The German Design Council Foundation 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 performance of these obligations and are based on Article 6 (1) b) of the Basic Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO). Data will not be passed on to third parties. Invoices are stored for the duration of the statutory retention obligations. The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for the purpose of its processing.

The German Design Council in the social networks

In addition to the website, we are active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest. On the website, you can go directly to the social networks via the integration of the social bookmarks. We only use your data for the purpose of offering you the respective page; we do not learn your access data.

Details of Facebook’s privacy policy can be found here:

Details of Twitter’s privacy policy can be found here:

Details of Instagram’s privacy policy can be found

Details of Google+ and YouTube privacy policies can be found here:

Details of LinkedIn’s privacy policy can be found here:

Details of Pinterest’s privacy policy can be found here:


Our internet pages use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files and do not cause any damage to your terminal device. They are stored either temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies) on your end device. Session cookies are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Permanent cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them yourself or until they are automatically deleted by your web browser.

In some cases, cookies from third-party companies may also be stored on your terminal device when you enter our site (third-party cookies). These enable us or you to use certain services of the third-party company (e.g. cookies for processing payment services).

Cookies have various functions. Many cookies are technically necessary, as certain website functions would not work without them (e.g. the shopping cart function or the display of videos). Other cookies are used to evaluate user behaviour or display advertising.

Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process (necessary cookies) or to provide certain functions that you have requested (functional cookies, e.g. for the shopping basket function) or to optimise the website (e.g. cookies to measure the web audience) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO, unless another legal basis is specified. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically error-free and optimised provision of its services. If consent to the storage of cookies has been requested, the storage of the cookies in question is based exclusively on this consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO); consent can be revoked at any time.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.

If cookies are used by third-party companies or for analysis purposes, we will inform you about this separately within the framework of this data protection declaration and, if necessary, request your consent.


You have the right to object to the storage of your data at any time. In addition, you are entitled to request information about the data we have stored about you and, if the data is incorrect, to request that it be corrected or, in the case of unauthorised data storage, that it be deleted.

Please send your request to:
German Design Council Media Foundation
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 49
60327 Frankfurt/Main

or send an email to