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Privacy Policy.

This is an important notice regarding your privacy and how the Design & A Publishers (D&A) Awards collect and use your personal data. We want to be open and transparent with you and therefore we encourage you to contact us if you have any questions about this privacy policy or the ways in which we use your personal data.

This policy applies to our award applicants, subscribers, and general business contacts.

As the controller of this website, we take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat the confidentiality of your personal data in particular in accordance with the legal data protection regulations. When using this website, various personal data is collected. Personal data is data with which you can be personally identified. This data protection declaration describes what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose it is done.

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Design & A Publishers (D&A) respects identity and personal information by promoting the use of fair information practices. This privacy statement covers the site www.dapublishers.org

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Design & A Publishers (D&A) is the sole owner of the information collected on www.dapublishers.org  

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Design & A Publishers (D&A) collects information from users at various points on its website. We only collect information that is essential to serve you, present your work to the jury, inform you of your award, remind you of deadlines, or to promote your award, your company and your work to the public.

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Any personal information collected in forms is for our private use only. Telephone numbers, address, and email addresses will not be sold or distributed to third parties or posted online.

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1. INFORMATION THAT YOU PROVIDE US.

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We collect information when you register with Design & A Publishers (D&A) for an account, or create a new presentation, request customer support, leave us feedback, or subscribe to our newsletter.

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The type of information we collect directly from you includes your name, email, address, and other contact information. We also require information about your project that is sent to the Design & A Publishers (D&A) program.

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2. USE OF INFORMATION.

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The information you provide can be used for a variety of purposes, including:

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- Promote the winners of Design & A Publishers (D&A) on the different platforms;
- Remind the registrants of the next deadlines or submission deadlines;
- Notify the winners of their winning results;
- Send updates and news about Design & A Publishers (D&A);
- Answer and help with customer service support questions;
- Monitor and analyze trends, use of marketing effectiveness;
- Avoid illegal activities, spam and other unauthorized use of the Design & A Publishers (D&A) website;
- Present relevant advertising to visitors;

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3. SHARE AND DISCLOSE INFORMATION.

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To promote Design & A Publishers (D&A) winners, we share information about their projects with media, partners, and press releases. We will not share your personal information or information that is not intended for advertising. We require third parties and partners to respect the security of your personal information and treat it in accordance with the law.

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4. INFORMATION COLLECTED BY COOKIES.

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We may use technologies that save cookies on your computer or mobile device. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that help us improve your experience on the Design & A Publishers (D&A) website . Information related to cookies is not used to identify you personally. Cookies are only for understanding the performance of our website with minimal information collected. We will not track or record your activity once you leave our website. We may also collect information using web analytics services. These services, such as Google Analytics, help us understand how to improve the website visitor experience.

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5. GOOGLE ANALYTICS.

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We use or may use third-party analytics services, such as Google Analytics, to evaluate your use of the Site, compile reports on activity, collect demographic data, analyze performance metrics, and collect and evaluate other information related to the Site. Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics places cookies on your computer to help the website analyze how users use the Site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Site (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity for website operators and provide other services related to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties when required by law, or when such third parties process the information on behalf of Google. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data that Google has. By using this Site, you consent to the processing of your data by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. For more information on Google Analytics, visit the Google website and the pages that describe Google Analytics, such as www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html.

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6. WIX.

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For performance and overload protection, we route your traffic through Wix before it reaches Design & A Publishers (D&A) servers. They have access to certain basic technical information to perform this function, such as their IP address.

Wix's privacy policy is here.

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7. WEBSITE HOSTING.

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The data is also processed by a third-party provider that we have contracted to provide website hosting and presentation services on our behalf. This provider processes on its servers all the data that is collected in the manner specified below when you visit our website or fill in the forms made available for this purpose in our online store. Data is processed on other servers only to the extent described in this document.

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This service provider is based on servers located in Singapore, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

When we use third-party service providers to assist us, your personal information may also be stored in accordance with their practices and procedures. We require third parties to respect your personal information and treat it in accordance with the law.

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8. SECURITY.

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We implement a variety of security measures to help keep your information safe. For example, all communication with the Design & Architecture Awards website requires HTTPS with certificate pinning. Passwords are hashed, not stored, using industry standard methods (currently MD5).

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9. INFORMATION FOR USERS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION.

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By registering with Design & A Publishers (D&A) and providing your information, you authorize us to collect, use and store your information outside of the European Union.

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10. NEWSLETTER.

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When you subscribe to our newsletter, you will be asked to provide a valid email address and consent to receive new information related to the Design & Architecture Awards. Your email address collected in this connection will only be used for this purpose in accordance with art. 6 paragraph 1 sub. 2 on. a GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with future effect. You can do this by emailing info@dapublishers.org or by clicking the Opt-Out link in each of our newsletters. Upon receiving your revocation of your consent, we will immediately delete your email address.

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If you choose not to receive our newsletters, we may still send you non-promotional communications, such as notifications of your earnings or other important information that benefits you, but this may be affected if you unsubscribe from the Design & A Publishers (D&A) contact list. )

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11. TESTIMONIES OF THE WINNERS.

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We may display personal testimonials of selected award winners on our website. With your consent, we may publish your testimonial along with your name / company name and use these testimonials to give you and your company even more publicity and exposure.

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12. INTEGRATION OF SOCIAL NETWORKS.

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We use links to social networks such as Instagram and Facebook, on some pages of our website. When you access these websites, no data from your browser will be transmitted to these networks. By clicking on the corresponding buttons, you will gain access to the Instagram and Facebook networks where you can share our content.

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13. YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS.

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You have the right to [1] request information about all the data we store about you (art. 15 of the GDPR), [2] request the correction of incorrect data (art. 16 of the GDPR), [3] request the deletion (art. 17 of the RGPD)) or [4] request the blocking or restriction of the processing of said data (art. 18 GDPR). In accordance with art. 21 of the RGPD, in addition, you have the right to object to the processing of your data for compelling legitimate reasons related to your situation and provided that it is data that we process to safeguard our interests. In addition, you have the right to appeal pursuant to art. 77 GDPR if you are of the opinion that we are not processing personal data in accordance with applicable law.

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If you wish to review, verify, correct or request the erasure of your personal information, object to the processing of your personal information, or request that we transfer a copy of your personal information to another party, please contact us at info@dapublishers.org

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14. COMPLIANCE WITH THE LAW ON THE PROTECTION OF ONLINE PRIVACY FOR CHILDREN.

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We never collect or maintain information on our website from people we actually know are under the age of 18, and no part of our website is structured to attract people under the age of 18.

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15. SECURITY OF PAYMENT.

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This website uses 256-bit SSL encryption and all payments are processed by PayPal or credit card. Design & A Publishers (D&A) does not have direct access to or store credit card information.

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If you have any questions about payment security, please feel free to contact us at info@dapublishers.org

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16. PRIVACY POLICY UPDATES

03.03.2021 - First version

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