The Rat für Formgebung Medien GmbH takes the protection of your personal data very seriously and we comply strictly with the provisions of the data protection and privacy regulations. Personal data are collected on this website only to the technically necessary extent. The collected data are never sold or forwarded to third parties for any reason.  

The Rat für Formgebung Medien GmbH collects your data in order to implement the contract and to fulfil 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 following explanation gives you an overview of how we ensure this protection and what types of data are collected for what purposes. 

Data processing on this website  

This website automatically collects and stores information in your server log files that your browser sends to us. This information includes:  

  • the browser type/version 
  • the operating system you use 
  • the referrer URL (the website you previously visited) 
  • the host name of the accessing processor (IP address) 
  • time of the server request. 

These data cannot be traced back to individual persons. These data are not merged with other data sources; moreover, the data are deleted after statistical analysis.   


Our website uses so-called 'cookies' in various places. These are used to make our site more user-friendly, more efficient and safer. Cookies are small text files placed on your computer and stored in your browser. Most of the cookies we use are 'session cookies'.  They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit to our website. 

Encrypted data transmission

This website works with a corresponding security certificate and encrypts all personal and order-related data via 128-bit SSL encryption for optimal data security and protection of your privacy. All website retrievals ensue with this encryption method. You can recognise this in the Internet protocol (https) displayed in the address line of your browser. 

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service used for statistical analysis.  Google Analytics uses 'cookies', which are text files placed on your computer, to facilitate an analysis of how you use the website.  The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be stored on the server of the provider in Germany.  The IP address will be anonymised immediately after processing and before it is stored. You can prevent the installation of cookies via the corresponding setting in your browser software. However, if you do so, you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website to the full extent possible.

Right to information

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.

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