Legal

Copyright notice

All material published on Dezeen is the intellectual property of either Dezeen Limited, our content providers or our authors and is protected by international copyright law. Generally speaking all text is the intellectual property of Dezeen Limited while images are the intellectual property of the relevant photographers, architects, designers etc, unless otherwise stated.

We are generally happy for individuals and websites to repost material from www.dezeen.com, so long as:

  • Dezeen is cited as the source with a prominent credit and link to the relevant page on our site, eg "(via Dezeen)" or "Seen on Dezeen" or an in-text link etc;
  • All copyright notices are respected, with credits and links to authors and photographers included next to the relevant text, images etc, and the permission of the copyright holder sought in advance;
  • Reposted content is limited to elements of individual stories and image sets rather than wholesale copying of entire stories or multiple stories;
  • Our reposted content is freely accessible to all internet visitors, without pay or registration barriers, and is not used for commercial purposes;
  • You take reasonable steps to ensure third-party sites do not repost our content from your site, eg by clearly publishing your own copyright notice.

Note: video may be freely embedded from our YouTube or Vimeo accounts providing usage complies with the terms set out above.

If in doubt, or if you want to discuss syndication, please contact us.

If the above requests are not observed we reserve the right to act in accordance with our rights as set out in our copyright notice as follows:

Copyright © Dezeen Limited 2006-2015

All intellectual property rights in all aspects of this website, including (without limitation) design, logos, text, graphics, applications, software, underlying source code and all other aspects, belong to Dezeen Limited and/or Dezeen Limited's content providers and/or authors (including but not restricted to architects, designers, photographers, visualisers and model-makers).

In accessing and using www.dezeen.com and related sites, you agree that you may not download content except for personal, non-commercial reference. No part of this web site may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission of Dezeen Limited as, or on behalf of, the copyright owner.

For rights clearance please contact us.

Privacy policy

We take the protection of your information seriously and are committed to meeting our legal obligations relating to the collection and processing of your data. We will handle all of the personal data you provide us with in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Please remember that whilst we may have links on our website to other websites, this privacy policy does not cover those websites and you should check the relevant website’s privacy policies before submitting any personal information.

The type of information we may want to collect from you includes your name, email address, mailing address, telephone numbers, billing and credit or debit card information and other contact details, which we may request or you may choose to submit to us. We may also make a record of user traffic patterns and usage of the website.

We are likely to collect personal data from you when you contact us via e-mail, post or telephone, when you access and view information and content on the website, when you subscribe to our newsletter, wish to place an advertisement, submit a story or enter any of our competitions, and when you access and use any other service provided by us on the website.

The only reasons we collect personal data are so that we can process your requests, communicate with you, provide you with updates, obtain a better understanding of our readership profile and contact you for market research (which you will be allowed to opt-out of). If you do not want us to use your personal data, please do not submit the information to us.

We will not disclose the information you provide to other organisations, institutions or authorities without your consent unless we are required to by law.

Whilst we have in place methods to ensure your personal data is not misused or accessed without authorisation, you understand that any information carried over the Internet is not secure and information can be intercepted, lost and read by other people.

We may use cookies on the website for the purpose of monitoring your and other users’ activity in order to improve the website and the services available to you. If you don’t want us to use cookies when you use our website, you will need to change your Internet browser settings so that your browser does not accept them.

If you want to correct or change any information we hold about you, or have it removed altogether, please email us at dezeen@dezeen.com.

Likewise, please email us at dezeen@dezeen.com if you have any complaints about the personal information we hold about you.

And finally, if we make any changes to this policy, we will post them on our website so that you will always know what personal data we collect, how we use it, and what your legal rights are.

Comments policy

Dezeen loves constructive, insightful and funny comments as well as critical ones (when expressed with intelligence and good manners).

We don't like bad language, abuse, rudeness, gushiness, commercial messages and people pretending to be someone else.

Libellous and defamatory comments are against the law and could lead to legal action against the commenter. Under the Defamation Act 2013 we reserve the right to pass commenters' details on to a claimant so please ensure your comment does not libel or defame anyone.

We don't publish every comment that gets submitted and we reserve the right to edit the ones we do publish for both style and content.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Cookies policy

Dezeen is based in the EU and is required to comply with EU legislation. This website stores small pieces of information (cookies) on your computer. By visiting www.dezeen.com and other Dezeen sites we assume you are agreeing to the cookies below being set.

This website currently uses the following cookies:

Analytics cookie: this cookie allows the site to anonymously track the pages visitors view. It is an industry standard practise, and does not reveal any identifiable personal information about visitors.

Third party social media cookies: these cookies allow the site to know whether you are logged into social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook or YouTube. This allows the site to enhance your experience when displaying content from these sites. This information is communicated directly with the third party site.

Third party cookie for commenting: this cookie allows the site to remember whether you have commented on a stories within the site. This cookie is set by the third party provider Disqus.

Ad targeting: these cookies are used by our ad provider (DoubleClick for Publishers) to decide which ads visitors to the site are shown. Additionally, we use this information to anonymously collect information about visitor demographics. If you would like to opt out of this, you can install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.