Privacy policy

Design Leadership Community safeguards your privacy and complies with applicable data protection legislation. We want to inform you about our processing of your personal data when you visit and use our website and services we offer there and when you have other contact with us. Read the entire  Regulation (EU) 2016/679  of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46 / EC (General Data Protection Regulation) .

What personal data is processed and for what purposes?

A personal data is all information that can be directly or indirectly (e.g., together with other data) linked to a now living natural person. The processing of personal data refers in principle to all measures taken with personal data, such as collection, registration, processing, alteration, use for various purposes, storage, disclosure, blocking, or destruction.

We process personal data about you as:

  • visit our website
  • answering a survey (e.g., State of Design )
  • register on our website (e.g., to receive newsletters)
  • in other ways, have contact with us (e.g., when sending us an application)

We process personal data for the purposes of providing you with relevant information about our business and to answer inquiries from you, in the ways described in more detail below. We are responsible for personal data for our processing and are responsible for complying with applicable data protection legislation.

Use of our website

When you visit our website, indirect personal data may be generated via our use of cookies. You can get more information about our handling of cookies in our cookie policy. We will use such data for statistical purposes. However, we will, as far as possible, use unidentified data for statistical purposes.

Information about you

We can access personal information through contacts with you via e-mail and other communication, or if you sign up to receive mailings from us. When notifying, we request information that is relevant to what the notification refers to, e.g., your name, email address, where you work and your title. This information is then saved to be used for its intended purpose. If you no longer want information from us, please contact us. You can also unsubscribe by following the link at the bottom of each mailing. We may also use your personal information for customer surveys or other marketing activities.


All information answered by you, like State of Design is summarized and anonymized for your safety. All data is only handled by the working group of Design Leadership Community. If you no longer want your information to be kept by us, please contact us. 

Contacts with you

We may also process personal information about you (e.g., your contact information) in connection with you contacting us, e.g., If you have questions. We only process such information for the purpose of answering your questions and handling your case.

Legal basis for the processing of your personal data

We process your personal data in order to fulfil our obligations to you regarding information mailings you have ordered or answer the questions you have. We also process personal data when we have a legitimate interest in processing them, e.g., an interest in providing relevant information and marketing, developing and improving offers on our website and being able to communicate with you. Should we process your personal data for any purpose that requires your consent under data protection law, we will obtain your consent in advance.

Omission of your personal data

Your information may be disclosed to external parties, e.g., IT service providers. Your personal data is always treated confidentially and protected with appropriate security measures. When we hire providers of IT services that are outside the EU / EEA, we ensure that your information is adequately protected, e.g. by signing a data transmission agreement, which includes standardized model clauses for data transmission, with the supplier outside the EU / EEA who has access to the data. These model clauses are published on the European Commission’s website.

Storage period

Your personal data is only stored for as long as it is necessary to fulfil the purposes of the processing, or as long as we have to store them according to law. Then we clean pars of the data.

Your rights

We are responsible for the processing of your personal data. You have the following rights towards us:

  • Right of access (register extract)  – a right to receive confirmation of and information about your personal data processing.
  • Right to rectification  – a right to have incorrect information corrected
  • Right to delete  – a right to have data deleted. This right is limited to such information which by law may only be processed with your consent, if you withdraw the consent and oppose the processing
  • Right to object  – a right to object to treatment based on a balance of interests, e.g. for direct marketing
  • Right to limited processing  – a right to demand that the processing of personal data be restricted, for example if you oppose the accuracy of data. While the accuracy is being investigated, Signific’s access to the data is limited
  • Right to data portability  – a right to demand that personal data be transferred from one data controller to another. This right is limited to information that you have provided to us

If you believe that our processing is not in accordance with data protection legislation, you also have the right to complain to the responsible supervisory authority.

Contact information for the person responsible for personal data

If you would like further information about how your personal data is processed, or want to exercise any of the above rights, please use the following contact information:

Postal address

Jens Wedin, Design Leadership Community
Skanörvägen 26
121 52 Johanneshov


[email protected]

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