Terms and Conditions
Copyright Notice
Linking Policy
Privacy Statement

Terms and conditions

These terms and conditions govern your use of this website; by using this website, you accept these terms and conditions in full. If you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use this website. In the following text the acronym IDZ  stands in both for the International Design Center Berlin (Internationales Design Zentrum Berlin e.V.) and it’s service company, IDZ DesignPartner Berlin GmbH.

License to use the website

Unless otherwise stated, IDZ and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website. Subject to the license below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved. You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages from the website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms and conditions.

You must not:

  • republish material from this website (including republication on another website);
  • sell, rent or sub-license material from the website;
  • show any material from the website in public;
  • reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on this website for a commercial purpose;
  • edit or otherwise modify any material on the website; or
  • redistribute material from this website except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution.

Acceptable use

You must not use this website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.
You must not use this website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.
You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to this website without IDZ’s express written consent.
You must not use this website to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications.

No warranties

This website is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied.  IDZ makes no representations or warranties in relation to this website or the information and materials provided on this website. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, IDZ does not warrant that:

  •  this website will be constantly available, or available at all; or
  •  the information on this website is complete, true, accurate or non-misleading.

Nothing on this website constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind.

Limitations of liability

IDZ will not be liable to you (whether under the law of contact, the law of torts or otherwise) in relation to the contents of, or use of, or otherwise in connection with, this website:

  • for any direct loss
  • for any indirect, special or consequential loss; or
  • for any business losses, loss of revenue, income, profits or anticipated savings, loss of contracts or business relationships, loss of reputation or goodwill, or loss or corruption of information or data.

These limitations of liability apply even if IDZ has been expressly advised of the potential loss.


Nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit any warranty implied by law that it would be unlawful to exclude or limit; and nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit IDZ’s liability in respect of any:

  • death or personal injury caused by IDZ’s negligence;
  • fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation on the part of IDZ; or
  • matter which it would be illegal or unlawful for IDZ to exclude or limit, or to attempt or purport to exclude or limit, its liability.


By using this website, you agree that the exclusions and limitations of liability set out in this website disclaimer are reasonable. If you do not think they are reasonable, you must not use this website.

Other parties

You accept that, as a limited liability entity, IDZ has an interest in limiting the personal liability of its officers and employees.  You agree that you will not bring any claim personally against IDZ’s officers or employees in respect of any losses you suffer in connection with the website. Without prejudice to the foregoing paragraph, you agree that the limitations of warranties and liability set out in this website disclaimer will protect IDZ’s officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries, successors, assigns and sub-contractors as well as IDZ.

Unenforceable provisions

If any provision of this website disclaimer is, or is found to be, unenforceable under applicable law, that will not affect the enforceability of the other provisions of this website disclaimer.


You hereby indemnify IDZ and undertake to keep IDZ indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by IDZ to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of IDZ’s legal advisers) incurred or suffered by IDZ arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions, or arising out of any claim that you have breached any provision of these terms and conditions.

Breaches of these terms and conditions

Without prejudice to IDZ’s other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, IDZ may take such action as IDZ deems appropriate to deal with the breach, including suspending your access to the website, prohibiting you from accessing the website, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the website, contacting your internet service provider to request that they block your access to the website and/or bringing court proceedings against you.


IDZ may revise these terms and conditions from time-to-time.  Revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of this website from the date of the publication of the revised terms and conditions on this website.  Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.


IDZ may transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with IDZ’s rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions without notifying you or obtaining your consent. You may not transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.


If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect.  If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.

Entire agreement

These terms and conditions together with the following Copyright Notice, Linking Policy and Privacy Statement constitute the entire agreement between you and IDZ in relation to your use of this website, and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website.

Law and jurisdiction

These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with German Law, and any disputes relating to these terms and conditions will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Berlin, Germany.

Registrations and authorisations

IDZ is registered as:
IDZ | Internationales Design Zentrum Berlin e.V.
Columbiadamm 10, D2
12101 Berlin | Germany

Represented by Mr. Karsten Henze, Director of the Board
Registered at district court Berlin Charlottenburg (Amtsgericht Charlottenburg) under register of associations (Vereinsregister) no. VR 4034 B

IDZ DesignPartner Berlin GmbH
Columbiadamm 10, D2
12101 Berlin | Germany

Represented by Mr. Ralf Wudtke, Managing Director
Registered at district court Berlin Charlottenburg (Amtsgericht Charlottenburg) under commercial register (Handelsregister) no. HRB 77023

Copyright Note copyright © 2014 / copyright © 2012
Internationales Design Zentrum Berlin e.V. and DesignPartner Berlin GmbH

Ownership of copyright

The copyright in the names Usability Award and Usability Park, its logos and award logos, as well as this website and the material on this website (including without limitation the text, computer code, artwork, photographs, images, music, audio material, video material and audio-visual material on this website) are owned by IDZ and its licensors as well as licensees.

Copyright license

IDZ grants to you a worldwide non-exclusive royalty-free revocable license to:

  • view this website and the material on this website on a computer or mobile device via a web browser;
  • copy and store this website and the material on this website in your web browser cache memory; and
  • print pages from this website for your own (personal and non-commercial) use.

IDZ does not grant you any other rights in relation to this website or the material on this website. In other words, all other rights are reserved. For the avoidance of doubt, you must not adapt, edit, change, transform, publish, republish, distribute, redistribute, broadcast, rebroadcast or show or play in public this website or the material on this website (in any form or media) without IDZ’s prior written permission.

Data mining

The automated and/or systematic collection of data from this website is prohibited.


You may request permission to use the copyright materials on this website by writing to to [email protected] by post to Columbiadamm 10, Bauteil D2, 12101 Berlin.

Enforcement of copyright

IDZ takes the protection of its copyright very seriously. If IDZ discovers that you have used its copyright materials in contravention of the license above, IDZ may bring legal proceedings against you seeking monetary damages and an injunction to stop you using those materials.  You could also be ordered to pay legal costs. If you become aware of any use of IDZ’s copyright materials that contravenes or may contravene the license above, please report this by email to [email protected] by post to Columbiadamm 10, Bauteil D2, 12101 Berlin.

Infringing material

If you become aware of any material on the website that you believe infringes your or any other person’s copyright, please report this by email to to [email protected] by post to Columbiadamm 10, Bauteil D2, 12101 Berlin.

Linking policy

Links to this website
IDZ welcomes links to this website. Links pointing to this website should not be misleading. Appropriate link text should be always be used. You must not use the IDZ logo to link to this website (or otherwise) without IDZ’s express written permission. You must not link to this website using any inline linking technique. You must not frame the content of this website or use any similar technology in relation to the content of this website.

Links from this website
This website includes links to other websites owned and operated by third parties.  These links are not endorsements or recommendations. IDZ has no control over the contents of third party websites, and IDZ accepts no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Removal of links
You agree that, should IDZ request the deletion of a link to our website that is within your control, you will delete the link promptly. If you would like IDZ to remove a link to your website that is included on this website, please contact IDZ using the contact details below.  Note that unless you have a legal right to demand removal, such removal will be at our discretion.

Changes to this linking policy

IDZ may amend this linking policy at any time by publishing a new version on this website.

Privacy statement

Your privacy is important to IDZ.  This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that IDZ collects, and the ways in which IDZ uses that personal information. IDZ may collect and use the following kinds of personal information:

  • information about your use of this website including data Google Analytics collects
  • and any other information that you send to IDZ.

IDZ may use your personal information to:

  • administer this website;
  • personalize the website for you;
  • enable your access to and use of the website services;
  • publish information about you on the website;
  • send to you products that you purchase;
  • supply to you services that you purchase;
  • send to you statements and invoices;
  • collect payments from you; and
  • send you marketing communications.

Where IDZ discloses your personal information to its agents or sub-contractors for these purposes, the agent or sub-contractor in question will be obligated to use that personal information in accordance with the terms of this privacy statement. In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere above, IDZ may disclose your personal information to the extent that it is required to do so by law, in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, and in order to establish, exercise or defend its legal rights.

Securing your data

IDZ will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. IDZ will store all the personal information you provide.

Cross-border data transfers

Information that IDZ collects may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which IDZ operates to enable the use of the information in accordance with this privacy policy. In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available around the world. You agree to such cross-border transfers of personal information.

Updating this statement

IDZ may update this privacy policy by posting a new version on this website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes.

Other websites

This website contains links to other websites. IDZ is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third party.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or IDZ’s treatment of your personal information, please contact IDZ by or by regular mail to: Columbiadamm 10, Bauteil D2, 12101 Berlin.

All legal notices above are based on templates available on the website Freenetlaw. All legal notices are licensed under a Creative Commons license.