1. Who we are
DesignITLegal is a collaboration of professionals in the field of IT security, law and design that combines best practices to help users and organizations with matters relating to privacy.
Since data protection and digital privacy are important topics for us, we want to provide users of our website, potential and existing collaborators, as well as our clients the best experience in terms of protection of their personal data.
We practice privacy by design approach. We therefore collect the very minimum amount of personal data that is absolutely necessary for providing services through our website or in person, communicating with you and/or making our services better. We will store this information only for only as long as this information is needed. We are committed to make it as simple as possible for you to have control over the personal data you share with us.
2. What personal data we collect and why we collect it
In our effort to practice privacy by design, we are determined to be minimal with data we collect and process. The data collected is limited to the data you share with us voluntarily or data we receive when you use our services. Our main bases for data collection and processing are described in the GDPR and represent the following:
(i) consent to the processing for specific purposes (GDPR Article 6(1)a)
(ii) performance of a contract or taking steps at the request of a prospective client prior to entering into a contract (Article 6(1)b)
(iii) legitimate interest (Article 6(1)f) in connection with the provision, adjustment or improvement of our services.
Typically, personal data is collected and processed in the following situations:
- If you are visiting our website
Like many websites out there, if you are simply visiting our website to check us out, information about your usage will be collected automatically. For example, information about your device and how you use our website will be the type of data collected and saved in our log files.
We need to collect and analyze this type of information to make sure that our website runs smoothly, we timely identify any unusual activity as well as see hints as to how to improve our website and/or our services.
- If you are playing with the quiz
If you decide to take our quiz, we will collect only your answers, results and metadata pertaining to your taking the quiz. Since we do not require your name or email address, all answers and results will be anonymized automatically. We analyze this information for research purposes to be able to rely on this data in order to improve or modify our services.
- If you contact us
If you decide to contact us, you will most likely share your email address and your name with us. This personal information will be processed in order to keep in touch with you and answer your questions, as well as to provide specific services if and when requested.
You may voluntarily provide any additional information you find necessary for us to know more about you or your company and/or give us an opportunity to provide a better service.
3. Cookies and Plugins
We do not use our own cookies.
Among cookies offered by third party tools and services providers we try to choose and use only those that are strictly necessary for running our website and improving our services.
To enhance the functionalities of our website, we use WordPress compatible plugins, which may collect fragments of personal information, such as metadata. For example, timestamp of the quiz results may be the type of metadata collected by Opinion Stage plugin.
Plugins we use to enhance website functionality are:
- Poll, Survey, Quiz, Slideshow, Form & Story Article by Opinion Stage
- Popup Maker by WP Popup Maker
- Google Fonts for WordPress
On our side we try to ensure that collection of personal data by the third party cookies and plugins is as minimal as possible.
4. Embedded content from other websites
Items on this website may include embedded content (e.g. quiz, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
6. Who we share your data with
We do not publicly share any personal data. All personal data we collect is confidential and we make sure that it’s integrity is protected.
Our website is built on the open source version of WordPress platform (wordpress.org) and is hosted on Raidboxes.de.
We want you to be aware that we use OpinionStage, a third party software, to power the quiz on our website.
We use Gmail services for email communication. Please take note that any email you send us, including its contents will be stored on our email server, as well as on the server of our hosting partner.
This means that some of the personal data collected by us will be shared with these services, but only to an extent that is necessary to be able to use them.
7. How long we retain your data
We practice privacy by design. Therefore, we do not collect information that we do not need. We process information we have collected or that you provided us voluntarily only for a period that is necessary for provision of services, research purposes and/or for improving our website and services.
8. What rights you have over your data
If you provided us your personal information, you can at any time request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you.
You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
9. How we protect your data
Data transfers are generally subject to security gaps. When you send us an email, for example, it is technically impossible for us to protect your data 100% from access by third parties. In the meantime, we strive to minimize this risk as much as possible. We therefore try to make sure that we use state-of-the-art measures to maintain data security and to protect your data.
10. Data received from third parties and automated decision making and/or profiling
We do not collect data about you from third parties, unless you willingly share such data with us. We do not rely on automated decisions processing or profiling in relation to your personal data.