Privacy Policy

Dear visitor,
the protection of your privacy at the use of our web site is very important to us. Therefore take note of following information, please:

Data controller

Internationale Designermode GmbH & Co. KG
Alter Steinweg 1
48143 Münster

Phone: +49 251 47520
Fax: +49 251 518262

Use of personal data

Personal data such as names, email addresses and postal addresses will only be collected, stored or processed within the scope of legal provisions or if you voluntarily submit these details to us. Your personal data will only be transmitted to third parties if you have given us permission to do so or where doing so is required in order to fulfil the purpose for which you submitted the data to us.

Purpose of processing

Purpose A: logging visits to the website based on IP addresses in order to analyse the number of visitors and which pages they visit
Purpose B: logging system events with IP addresses in order to fix any bugs
Purpose C: Matomo (formerly Piwik) serves to analyze the use of the website by visitors. For this purpose, Matomo uses page views to collect customer data regarding the technical characteristics and activities of visitors to your website. The data collection is pseudonymised. The results are processed by Matomo and displayed optically.
Purpose D: collecting email addresses and possibly titles, first names and surnames for the purpose of sending newsletters to recipients at their request, logging subscriptions based on IP addresses in order to prevent subscriptions by third parties and storing data relating to specific individuals in order to optimise content and technical implementation (see “Newsletter” below)

Legal basis for processing

Data for purposes A, B and C is processed on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

Data for purpose D is processed on the basis of the freely given consent of the person who submitted it via the contact form in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR – consent of data subject in accordance with Article 4 (2) (11) GDPR.

Legitimate interests of the processor

For purpose A: the website is used to obtain new contractual partners and communicate information to interested individuals. Data is collected for purpose A in order to be able to measure the effectiveness of the site and optimise it on the basis of this data.
For purpose B: in order to be able to ensure the technical availability of the site at all times, system events are logged and analysed. IP addresses are collected for all events so that any deliberately caused events can be detected and prevented.
For purpose C: the website is used to obtain new contractual partners and communicate information to interested individuals. Data is collected for purpose E in order to be able to measure the effectiveness of the site and optimise it on the basis of this data.

Recipients of data

For purposes A, B, C and D: the data will not be made available to third parties. However, it may be accessed by the data processor we have contracted to manage the hosting, operation and development of this website – incognito GmbH & Co. KG, Peter Camps, Dortmunder Straße 47, 48155 Münster, Germany.

Retention period

Purpose A: 12 months
Purpose B: 12 months
Purpose C: 6 months 6 months, or prematurely with revocation
Purpose D: For duration of newsletter subscription

Rights of data subjects

As a data subject, you can exercise the following data protection rights free of charge:
a) You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time (right of withdrawal).
b) You can, at any time, request access to all data relating to you that we have stored (right of access).
c) You can, at any time, request the erasure of data, provided that we are not legally or contractually obliged to retain it (right to erasure).

d) You can, at any time, request that the scope of data processing be restricted to certain areas (right to restriction of processing).
e) You can object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of your data for reasons of public interest or the processor’s legitimate interests (right to object).
f) You have the right to demand at any time that inaccurate data concerning you be rectified (right to rectification).
g) You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to have this data transmitted to another controller (right to data portability).

Right to lodge a complaint

Every data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority in the country of his or her habitual residence or with the authority responsible for the operator of this site. The following supervisory authority is responsible for the operator of this site:

Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit
North Rhine-Westphalia
Post office box 20 04 44
40102 Düsseldorf

Phone +49 211 38424-0
Fax +49 211 38424-10


Our website uses cookies to enhance its functionality dependent upon your browser settings. Cookies are text files that are temporarily stored on your computer’s hard drive. If the server hosting our website is visited again, then the Web browser sends the previously received cookie back to the server. Cookies make it possible to collect specific information about your visit to our website (e.g. date, time, page accessed, Web browser used, IP address). If you wish to disable the storage of cookies, you can do this by adjusting your browser settings. With cookies disabled, however, it may not be possible to use the website fully. By using our website with the corresponding settings for saving cookies enabled, you consent to our using these cookies.

Web analysis

Our website uses Matomo (, a piece of open-source software that produces statistical analyses of user visits. Matomo also uses cookies to allow it to analyse users’ usage of the website. The information about website usage that is obtained from the cookies is saved on our server in Germany. The IP address is anonymised immediately after processing and before the processed data is saved. You can also prevent cookies from being installed by selecting the corresponding setting in your browser. Furthermore, you can select the following option to prevent Matomo from carrying out any analysis of your usage:

You are not being tracked. JavaScript is deactivated in your browser, but this is required by the tracking system to record your visits. Please note that your visits may be recorded again as soon as you activate JavaScript. In this case, reload the page to check the status.


You can subscribe to a newsletter via the website. If you subscribe to a newsletter, your email address – and if desired your title(s), first name and surname – will be used for the purpose of sending you personalised messages, invitations and information about new projects, concepts and events, until such a time as you unsubscribe. A confirmation process is used to activate your subscription. We will not begin emailing you the newsletter until you have confirmed your subscription. Your data is not transferred to third parties, with the exception of partner companies who are responsible for technical implementation of email delivery as requested by you. The data transferred to these companies is limited to the scope necessary for these purposes. In order to prevent third parties subscribing using your name, we are legally required to store the IP address and time of your newsletter confirmation. So as to continuously optimise content and technical implementation, we collect data relating to specific individuals, including data on email delivery, whether emails are marked as spam, opening and click rates for each recipient including precise times, and unsubscriptions. Clicked links (click map), country of origin and the devices and email clients that users use are analysed in anonymised form. If you wish to end your subscription and stop receiving newsletters, you can cancel your newsletter subscription at any time with future effect. You simply need to send a message using the contact details below. There is also an unsubscribe link in every newsletter email.