Privacy Policy

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.

Personal Data

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. 

You can find details regarding data protection regulations for Facebook at: 

You can find details regarding data protection regulations for Twitter at: 

You can find details regarding data protection regulations for google+ at: 

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.


This website utilizes Hotjar an all-in-one Analysis and Feedback tool that reveals the online behaviour and feedback of a website's visitors. We evaluate and analysis the feedback of the users (e.g. clicks, mouse movements, scrolling highs etc.) with this tool to improve the usability and functionality of our website and make it more useful and easier in using. The information will be transfered and saved to Hotjar through the 'tracking code' and 'cookie'.

The following information may be collected through your device and browser via the 'tracking code': - your device's IP address (collected and stored in an anonymized format)device screen size-device type (unique device identifiers) and browser information-geographic location (country only)-preferred language used to display the webpage.

The following log data können may be collected via the 'tracking code':
- referring domain
- pages visited
- geographic location (country only)
- preferred language used to display the webpage
- date and time when website pages were accessed.

Hotjar uses cookies to collect non-personal information including standard internet log information and details of your behavioural patterns upon visiting our website pages.

You have the possibilty to opt-out of collect your information, please click here.

Further information of the privacy policy of Hotjar you will finde here:

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 / German Design Council
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 49
60327 Frankfurt/Main

Or send an e-mail to