Data Privacy Statement

The Red Dot 21 design portal is run by Red Dot GmbH & Co. KG, Design Publisher, Gelsenkirchener Str. 181, 45309 Essen, Germany (hereinafter abbreviated to “Red Dot”).

Red Dot attaches the greatest importance to the protection of your privacy and personal rights. Therefore, compliance with the statutory provisions regarding data privacy is self-evident for us.

(1)
Collection and processing of data at every access (the so-called server logfiles)

Whenever you visit our website, Red Dot 21 (www.red-dot-21.com), your Internet browser automatically transfers data to our web server. This data contains the following: the name of your Internet service provider, the name of your browser and its version, your operating system, the referrer URL (i.e. the site visited just prior to this one), the country / the location, the IP address, the web pages that you visit as well as the date, the time and the duration of your visit. This data is saved separated away from the other data that you enter when you make use of our web offerings. It is not possible for us to allocate this data to any particular person. We utilise this data for statistical purposes only and only anonymously. This data is then deleted.

 

(2)
Clicking on links to partner sites

Red Dot 21 utilises two types of links to partners: a) “Go to shop now” on a product detail page and forwarding to another website or to an online shop b) “Find out more now” and forwarding to another website or another landing page of a manufacturer where you can obtain further information with regard to the product or to the manufacturer’s offer In both cases, an anonymous identification of your IP address occurs when you click on a link to a partner; this is because a fee can now be allocated to us. This will have no effect on you and no additional costs will be incurred by you. You can find further information under Section 8 (“Amazon Associates”) or under Section 9 (“Other partner programs”). In addition to the above, the anonymous identification of your IP address will be used for fraud prevention purposes.

 

(3)
Creation of user profiles

For the creation of user profiles, we are permitted to use pseudonyms for advertising, market research or for the need-based design of our Internet offers. You have the right to object to the use of your data for such purposes. We are not permitted to combine user profiles with data which could identify the owner of the pseudonym.

 

(4)
Capture of company data due to a contractual relationship (registration and so-called “memberships”, see General Terms and Conditions of Red Dot 21, Sections 1 and 3)

At the time of registration and the acquisition of a membership and the related entry into a contractual relationship with us that is established or changed with a manufacturer, a designer, a design studio or a publisher (hereinafter abbreviated to “company”), we shall capture and use your data to the extent that it is required for this purpose. In particular, such data contains attributes based on which you can be identified and it also contains information with regard to the beginning and the end, as well as the extent of the utilisation of the web offer and also other information that you have made voluntarily at the time of registration, creation of your profile and product presentation. In particular cases, on demand by the responsible authorities, we are authorised to pass on information with regard to this data (related to the company) to the extent that it is required for the purpose of legal prosecution or risk prevention. This is so that the constitutionally established authorities or the German Military Intelligence Service can discharge their duties with regard to the obligations imposed on you by the authorities or that intellectual property rights are maintained.

 

(5)
Forwarding your company’s data to third parties

We shall forward your data to third parties only when and to the extent that this is required for the fulfilment of our contractual obligations. We shall not sell your data to third parties and shall not market your personal data in any way. The payment service provider for Red Dot 21 is Novalnet AG. It is responsible for the execution of payments (PayPal, credit card). For this purpose, Novalnet AG requires specific information from you, including information with regard to your person. This includes your name, address, credit card number (and validity), amount of the invoice, currency as well as the transaction number. Novalnet AG is authorised to use this information for the handling of payments and Red Dot is authorised to provide the data required for the fulfilment of the contract. Novalnet AG is obliged to treat this information in accordance with the German Data Protection Act.

 

(6)
Cookies

Our Internet pages utilise so-called cookies at several locations on our Internet pages. These serve to make our offer more user-friendly and more effective. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer, tablet or smartphone by a web portal when you visit it. Through this, the portal can take note of specific entries and settings (e.g. login details, language, font size and other display preferences) over a specific time period and so, you need not enter these again at each further visit and while navigating within the portal. Cookies do not damage your computer in any way and do not contain any viruses. In the case that you want to avoid cookies being stored, you can adjust the settings on your browser accordingly. We would like to bring to your attention however, that the utilisation of our offer without cookies shall be restricted.

 

(7)
Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies as have been described above. The information generated by the cookie with regard to your use of this website is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there, as a rule. On this website, the anonymization of the IP is performed in such a way that your IP address is abbreviated in advance of the transfer, in the member states of the European Union or in other contracting countries to the agreement across the European Economic Area. It is only in exceptional cases that the full IP address is transferred to a server in the USA and abbreviated there. Acting on the authority of the operator of this website, Google shall use this information to evaluate the use of the website by the user to compile reports regarding his website activities and to provide further services with regard to the utilisation of the website and the utilisation of the Internet associated with the website operator. The IP address transferred from your browser in the framework of Google Analytics shall not be merged by Google with your other data. You can prevent the storing of cookies through a corresponding setting in your browser software; we would however like to inform you that in this case, you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their fullest extent. Furthermore, you can prevent the transmission of the data to Google that is generated by the cookie and by your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link. The current link is: Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on Additionally, we use Google Analytics to evaluate data from Google AdWords for statistical purposes (e.g. to determine how often an article / an advertisement has been viewed and/or clicked on). In the case that you should not desire this, you can deactivate it through the advertisement specification manager:https://www.google.com/settings/u/0/ads/authenticated?hl=en

 

(8)
Amazon Associates

Red Dot 21 is a participant in the partner program run by Amazon EU that was conceived for making a medium available for websites through which the reimbursement of costs can be earned by the placing of advertisements and links to Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es and Amazon.com. Amazon uses cookies to be able to retrace the origin of the orders. Among other things, Amazon can detect if you have clicked on a partner link on this website. Further information with regard to the use of data by Amazon can be obtained from the company’s data privacy statement: Amazon.de Privacy Notice

 

(9)
Other partner programs

Red Dot 21 utilises various partner programs such as Affilinet, Webgains and AWIN, through which the reimbursement of advertising costs can be earned by placing links to affili.net and webgains.de. The use of cookies by the partner programs is essential to be able to retrace the origin of the orders. Among other things, these partner programs can detect if you have clicked on the partner link on this website. Further information with regard to the protection of your data by the partner programs can be obtained from the companies’ data privacy statements:

Affilinet: Affilinet privacy policy
Webgains: Webgains public privacy
AWIN: AWIN policies

 

(10)
Pinterest

Our website uses Buttons/Plugins of Pinterest Copyright Agent, 808 Brannan St., San Francisco, CA 94103-4904, USA (“Pinterest”). Through the use of the Pinterest buttons, the websites visited by you are linked to your Pinterest account and made available to other Pinterest users. Through this, data shall also be transferred to Pinterest.

 

(11)
Facebook

Our website uses Buttons/Plugins of Facebook. These are operated exclusively by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). When you visit a website with these plugins, then a direct connection is created from your browser to the Facebook server. The button is transferred directly to the browser by Facebook and then is integrated from this into the Internet page. By integrating the button, Facebook gets the information that the corresponding page was called up. In the case that the visitor is logged into Facebook at the time of his visit, then Facebook can allocate this visit to the visitor’s account. If the button is clicked on, the corresponding information is directly transferred to Facebook and stored there by the browser. The purpose and the extent of the collection of the data and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as the rights of the user with regard to this and the setting options related to this to protect your private sphere can be obtained at www.facebook.com along with the corresponding notes. In the case that you would like to avoid Facebook collecting data with regard to the Internet pages visited by you, you must log out of Facebook before you visit the Internet page.

 

(12)
Twitter

Our website uses Buttons/Plugins of Twitter Inc.,1355 Market St., Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (“Twitter”). Through the use of Twitter buttons, the websites visited by you will be linked to your Twitter account and made available to other users of Twitter. While this is done, your data will also be transferred to Twitter. The purpose and the extent of the collection of the data and the further processing and use of the data by Twitter as well as the rights of the user with regard to this and the setting options related to this to protect your private sphere can be obtained at Twitter Privacy Policy.

 

(13)
Making contact

When you contact us (e.g. through our contact form, per e-mail or per telephone), the user’s information shall be stored for the purpose of processing the enquiry and for follow-up questions, if required.

 

(14)
Newsletter

We provide you with information about us and our offers through the newsletter from Red Dot 21 that is released approx. every 14 days. In the case that you would like to receive Red Dot 21’s newsletter per e-mail, we require from you your name, your sex (m/f) and the e-mail address as well as a prior express consent sent separately. This information shall only be used for dispatching the newsletter. Your data shall not be passed on to third parties. You may withdraw your consent to the storing of your data as well as to its use for the despatch of the newsletter at any time at www.red-dot-21.com.

 

(15)
Right to information and to cancellation

As a user of Red Dot 21 or as our contract partner (see Sections 2 to 4 above), you have the right to demand information with regard to the data stored and the pseudonym that relates to you. This information can also be provided to you electronically, on demand. You have the right to be informed of the data related to your person, free of cost and you can have it corrected, blocked or deleted, if so desired. If you have questions with regard to the collection, processing and use of your personal data or if you require information or would like to have the data corrected, blocked or deleted, please contact this person:

Red Dot GmbH & Co. KG
Design Publisher
Andreas Franke
Gelsenkirchener Str. 181
45309 Essen
Germany

Tel: +49 201 81418-00
Fax: +49 201 81418-195
E-mail: dataprivacy@red-dot-21.com

Red Dot reserves the right to adapt these data privacy statement in as far as this is required for reasons of technological developments.

Version: 8th May 2017

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