This is an important notice regarding your privacy and the way in
which the International Design Awards (IDA) (referred to as
“we”, “our” or “us” in this
policy) collects and makes use of your personal data. We want to be
open and transparent with you and therefore encourage you to contact
us if you have any questions about this policy or the ways in which
we use your personal data.
This policy applies to our subscriber, Awards applicants, and
business contacts generally. We take our privacy responsibilities
seriously and are committed to protecting and respecting your
The International Design Awards (IDA) respects the personal identity
and information by promoting the use of fair information practices.
This privacy statement covers the site
International Design Awards (IDA) is the sole owner of any
information collected on
International Design Awards (IDA) respects collects information from
users at multiple points on its website. We only collect information
that is essential to serve you, present your work to the jury,
inform you of your winning, remind you of deadlines or to promote
your winning, your company and your work to the public.
Any personal information collected in forms is for our private use
only. Phone numbers, mail address, and email addresses will not be
sold or distributed to third parties or published online.
The information you provide to us
For example, we collect information when you register with
International Design Awards (IDA) respects for an account, or create
a new submission, request customer support, or leave us a
The type of information we collect directly from you include your
name, email, company name, address, position, and other contact
information. We also require information about your project that is
being submitted into the International Design Awards (IDA) respects
• Name of Design and/or series
• Designer name and team
• Company Name
• Email address
Information collected by Cookies, web analytics, and tracking
We may use technologies that save cookies to your computer or mobile
device. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in
device memory that help us to improve your experience on the
International Design Awards (IDA) respects website. Cookies are only
to understand our advertising performance with minimal information
collected. We will not follow and 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 visitor experience on the website.
Where we store your personal information
Electronic versions of your personal information are stored on our
supplier platform located in the US and India. The servers which we
use to provide our services to you depends on the location that you
or your organization is based; to make it user-friendly and faster.
For example, if you or your organization elects for our services to
be provided within Europe, then the server used to provide our
service to you or your organization will be based in Europe.
Where 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 to treat it in accordance with the law.
Use of Information
The information may be used to perform a variety of purposes,
• Promote winners of the International Design Awards (IDA)
• Remind registrants of the upcoming deadlines,
• Notify winners of their win,
• Send updates, and news regarding International Design Awards
(IDA) and other Farmani Group related competitions, and select
• Respond, and help with customer service support questions,
• Monitor and analyze trends, usage of marketing effectiveness,
• Prevent illegal activities, spamming and another unauthorized
usage of the International Design Awards (IDA) website,
• Present relevant advertising to visitors.
Rights of access, erase and be forgotten
Your rights in connection with your personal information
• Request access to your personal information (commonly known
as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to
receive a copy of your personal information and to check we are
lawfully processing it.
• Request correction of your personal information. This enables
you to have any incomplete or inaccurate personal information
• Request the erasure of your personal information. This
enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal information where
there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also
have the right to ask us to stop processing personal information
where we are relying on a legitimate interest and there is something
about your particular situation which makes you want to object to
processing on this ground.
• Request to be forgotten; we will delete all your personal
data from our servers.
If you want to review, verify, correct or request 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
What we may need from you
We may need to request specific information from you to help us
confirm your identity and ensure your right to access the
information (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a
security measure to ensure that personal information is not
disclosed to another person who has no right to receive it.
Right to withdraw consent
In the limited circumstances where you may have provided your
consent to the collecting, processing, and transfer of your personal
information for a specific purpose, you have the right to withdraw
your consent for that specific processing at any time. To withdraw
your consent, please contact us at
Where we are providing you with marketing information, you can also
change your marketing preferences by using the unsubscribe button at
the bottom of our marketing e-mails to you. Once we have received
notification that you have withdrawn your consent, we will no longer
process your personal information for the purpose or purposes you
originally agreed to, unless we have another legitimate basis for
Sharing and Disclosure of Information
To promote our winners, we share information about their projects
with media, partners, and in press releases. We will not share any
of your personal information, or information that is not intended
for publicity. We require third parties and partners to respect the
security of your personal information and to treat it in accordance
with the law.
You may opt out of receiving reminder and newsletter emails from
International Design Awards (IDA) by following the opt-out
instructions provided in those emails. You may also opt-out of
receiving promotional emails and other promotional communications
from us at any time by emailing the International Design Awards
(IDA) support team with your specific request. If you opt out from
the newsletters, we may still send you non-promotional
communications, such as notifications of your winning or other
important information that benefits you, but this may be affected if
you unsubscribed from the International Design Awards (IDA) list.
Cookies. Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If
you would like, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove
or reject browser cookies or to prompt you before accepting such a
cookie. Please note that, if you choose to remove or reject browser
cookies, this could affect the availability or functionality of
International Design Awards (IDA) website.
We display personal testimonials of happy winners on our website.
With your consent, we may post your testimonial along with your name
and use these testimonials to provide you with even more publicity
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that
International Design Awards (IDA) is not responsible for the privacy
practices of such other sites. International Design Awards (IDA)
encourages our users to be aware when they leave our site and to
read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects
personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies
solely to information collected by this web site.
This website uses 256-bit SSL encryption and all payment are
processed by Stripe or Paypal. International Design Awards (IDA)
does not have direct access or store credit card information.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us