Privacy statement

Thank you very much for your interest in our company. Data protection has a particularly high value for the Int. Design + Collections GmbH (“us“, “IDC“, “we“). If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain the consent of the person concerned.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of a person concerned, is always carried out in accordance with the Basic Data Protection Ordinance. By means of this data protection declaration, we would like to inform visitors to our website about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data collected, used and processed by us.

As the data controller, IDC has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data processed via this website is protected as completely as possible.

  1. Name and address of the data controller

The person responsible within the meaning of the Basic Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is the Data Protection Commissioner:

IDC International Design + Collections GmbH

Managing Director Gerd Kullmann


40549 Düsseldorf


Phone: +49-211-1715-340



We are not legally obliged to appoint a data protection officer. If you have any questions regarding data protection, please do not hesitate to contact our managing director.

  1. Collection of your personal data

Depending on the specific processing situation, we collect and process various personal data from you. Below you will find a list of these data, each related to the specific processing situation.

  1. Visiting our website

For technical reasons, we collect a series of general data and information each time a data subject accesses the website for technical reasons. This includes the following information:

  • Data on the use of the Internet pages provided (e.g. browser types and versions used, the operating system used by the accessing system, the Internet page from which an accessing system accesses our Internet page (so-called referrer), the sub-sites which are accessed via an accessing system on our Internet page and the date and time of access to the Internet page;
  • the Internet protocol address (IP address);
  • other similar data and information used to avert dangers in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

This information is needed (i) to correctly deliver the content of our website, (ii) to optimize the content and advertising of our website, (iii) to ensure the long-term functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (iv) to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for law enforcement in the event of a cyber attack. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO. Our legitimate interest lies in the need-based presentation of our website.

  1. Possibility to contact us via the website

Depending on your request, you can contact us via our website using the contact form, by e-mail, telephone or in writing. If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or post, we will regularly store and process only your e-mail address, telephone number, address and the information you have provided to us in the context of contacting us. When you contact us via our contact form, we store and process your name, your e-mail address, information relating to your inquiry and other comments you have entered in the contact form.

As a rule, the legal basis for data processing here is the fulfilment of our contractual or quasi-contractual obligations or the establishment of a contract in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DS-GVO. Insofar as we are subject to a legal obligation which requires the processing of your personal data in order to comply with, we process your personal data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DS-GVO.

  1. Collection and provision of this personal data

We only collect personal data directly from you, for example when you visit our website or use the services offered, such as the opportunity to contact us by e-mail.

There is neither a contractual nor a legal obligation to provide us with your personal data for the use of our website. However, if you wish to contact us, it is necessary to provide your data so that we can contact you.

  1. Disclosure of your personal data

External service providers may also be used to process your data. In this case, we have contractually ensured that these service providers only process your personal data on our behalf and in accordance with our instructions. These service providers are, for example, contractually obliged to delete the data or return it to us at our discretion upon termination of the order.

Insofar as we are obliged to do so by law, by court order or due to an enforceable order, we will transfer your personal data to bodies entitled to receive information.

In addition, we will only pass on data to third parties if you have given us a separate declaration of consent for the transfer of data.

Your personal data will not be passed on to countries outside the European Union or the European Economic Area without your consent.

  1. Duration of data storage

We process and store your personal data only for the period necessary to achieve the storage purpose or to the extent required by law.

We will delete the data collected and stored within the scope of the use and provision of our website at any time and independently within a few days upon request, unless we have a special interest in the continued storage in individual cases, such as in the case of cyber attacks.

If a longer storage period is required due to legal storage and documentation obligations or in order to protect our legitimate interests, e.g. in the event of possible legal disputes, we will also store your personal data after the expiry of the period specified above. Once the contract or the quasi-contractual relationship has been fully processed, we will, as far as possible, immediately block your personal data from further processing.

In the context of a contact request we store your data in principle only for the duration, which is necessary, in order to answer your contact inquiry.

A final deletion takes place after expiration of the periods of time resulting from the legal storage and documentation periods, which amount to between two and ten years and result among other things from the tax code or the commercial code.

  1. Rights of the data subject


  1. Information

Pursuant to Art. 15 DS-GVO, you have a right to information according to which you can obtain confirmation as to whether we process your personal data.

  1. Right of rectification

Pursuant to Art. 16 DS-GVO, you may request that incorrect data concerning you be corrected without delay.

  1. Right to deletion

Pursuant to Art. 17 DS-GVO, you have the right to request the deletion of your personal data if it is either (i) no longer required for the purposes for which it was collected, (ii) you have revoked your consent to data processing, (iii) you have provided us with your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 para. 1 of the German Data Protection Act (data protection act). 1 DS-GVO and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for processing, (iv) your personal data have been unlawfully processed, (v) the deletion of the personal data is necessary to comply with a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which IDC is subject, or (vi) the personal data have been collected in relation to Information Society services provided pursuant to Article 8(1) DS-GVO.

  1. Right to limitation of processing

Pursuant to Art. 18 DS-GVO, you have the right to demand the restriction of processing under the following conditions. Such a right exists if (i) you have contested the accuracy of your personal data, (ii) the processing is unlawful and you refuse to delete the personal data and instead demand the restriction of use, (iii) the data is no longer required for the purposes of the processing but you need it for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims, or (iv) you have lodged an objection against the processing in accordance with Art. 21 para. 1 DS-GVO until it is established whether we have legitimate reasons for the processing which outweigh your reasons.

  1. Information about the recipients of data

Pursuant to Art. 19 DS-GVO, you have the right to obtain information about the recipients of data to whom a correction or deletion of your personal data or a restriction on processing has been notified.

  1. Right to data transfer

Pursuant to Art. 20 DS-GVO, you have the right to receive personal data concerning you from us in a structured, common and machine-readable format and to forward this data to another person responsible. As far as technically possible, you can also request that we transfer this data directly to the person responsible.

  1. Right of objection
  1. Right to revoke consent under data protection law

You have the right at any time with effect for the future to revoke a data protection consent given to us.

  1. Contact us

You can assert these rights by contacting the contact address given in point 2.

  1. Right of appeal

You also have the right to appeal to a data protection supervisory authority against the processing of your data or any decision taken by IDC regarding any of your rights. Responsible for the IDC is the State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of North Rhine-Westphalia, Kavalleriestr. 2-4, 40213 Düsseldorf.

  1. Cookies

The Internet pages of IDC Int. Design + Collections GmbH use cookies. Cookies are text files which are stored on a computer system via an Internet browser.

Numerous Internet pages and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a string of characters through which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the visited Internet pages and servers to distinguish the individual browser of the person concerned from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A particular Internet browser can be recognized and identified by its unique cookie ID.

Through the use of cookies, IDC Int. Design + Collections GmbH can provide users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the setting of cookies.

By means of a cookie, the information and offers on our website can be optimised in the interests of the user. As already mentioned, cookies enable us to recognize the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website. For example, the user of a website that uses cookies does not have to re-enter his access data each time he visits the website because this is taken over by the website and the cookie stored on the user’s computer system. Another example is the cookie of a shopping basket in the online shop. The online shop remembers the items that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping basket via a cookie.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common Internet browsers. If the person concerned deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be fully usable under certain circumstances.

Status May 2019