privacy
dec 12, 2010
privacy


designboom recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of all
information
provided by users of our web site, subscribers to our on-line education and events,
recipients of our e-mail newsletter, participants of
our competitions and
all of our customers. we created this policy with a fundamental respect
for our users’ right to privacy and to guide our
relationships with our users.


signing up
for certain selected services (such as free newsletter subscriptions,
competitions, on-line education courses),
users must first register.
recipients of our newsletter can unsubscribe using the instructions
listed at the end of the e-mail newsletter.
for our services that require payment (such as certain events, products
and subscriptions), we do not receive and do not collect credit card information.


during registration
we ask for contact information.
newsletter subscribers are required to give only their e-mail address,
participants of on-line education courses, competitions and special events
are asked to give also their name, age, gender and mailing address.

designboom collects information
from our website users, subscribers and customers for internal purposes.
we use this information to communicate with users and provide requested services.
we also collect the data for internal (and for business affiliates)
audit verification purposes.
we do not sell this data to third parties.

communications with us
we have features where users can submit information to us.
letters to the editor and similar submissions may be made public.
requests for service, support or information may be forwarded as needed
to best respond to a specific request.


with whome your information is shared
when we have co-branded, or when we join with other parties to provide
specific services (such as events, competitions), we may share (provide
and receive) personal information with them.
other than as set forth above, we do not share personally identifiable
information with other companies.

security
we use reasonable precautions to protect our users’ personal information
and to store it securely. the servers on which we store personally
identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

comments policy
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designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

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