The websites of DLD (Digital-Life-Design; and - a global network on innovation, digitization, science and culture - are operated by DLD Media GmbH, Arabellastr. 23, 81925 München, Germany (“DLD”). Any processing of personally identifiable information on this website is conducted according to the following rules and in strict accordance with applicable data protection law.

For each visitor to our websites, our web server automatically recognizes your IP address and other access information (e.g. date and time). The IP address allows our server to deliver the information you request from us, such as an article or a video, to your webbrowser. We do not store any access information in a personally identifiable form or use it for other purposes than your use of the website.

Use of cookies
We use cookies to identify users‘ sessions, record session information for authentication purposes, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, alert visitors to new areas that we think might be of interest to them when they return to our site, record past activity at a site in order to provide better service when visitors return to our site, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, and to customize Web page content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. We use both session cookies and persistent cookies.

Profile Information (“MyDLD”)
If you choose to register for our “MyDLD” service, we collect, store and use the information you provide to us (name, e-mail address, gender, occupation details, country, DLD participation and optinionally: your academic title, website, phone, address, picture and social media profiles) only in order to offer the service.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Disable Google Analytics Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at or at Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “anonymizeIp” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

Our websites provides social plugins from Facebook, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA, and twitter, operated by Twitter Inc. 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107. If you do click on one of the buttons, that particular social plugin will be activated and your browser will directly connect to that provider’s servers. . If you do not want Facebook to map data collected about you via our Websites to your Facebook account, you must log out of Facebook before you visit our web pages. The scope and purpose of data collection and further processing and usage of data by Facebook or Twitter are available in the respective provider’s privacy policy:


After you have registered to our website you can also choose to login by using your social network account on Facebook or Twitter. By using this option your public profile information of the corresponding account will be provided to us and we will transmit the following information to the respective platforms:
- Your client ID
- Information that you sign in to our website

In case you elect to buy a DLD ticket through your MyDLD account, the following information is transmitted to our provider XING EVENTS GmbH which processes the ticket sale:
- First name
- Last name
- Company name
- Address
- Country

The payment information that you are providing during the transaction are processed by our provider respectively by his payment processors, e.g. PayPal. No information of your banking accounts are transmitted to us.

We have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our website, and we employ security features generally accepted in the industry to protect the security of transactions made on our site. Transactions are protected via Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. We require members to identify themselves via a unique username and password to access their personal information.

By registering to our newsletter your e-mail address is getting used for advertising and optimizing our services until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. A deregistration can be achieved at any time.

According to the Federal Data Protection Act you have the right to free-of-charge information about your stored data. Furthermore you can require correcting, blocking or deleting of your stored data for advertising and market or opinion research. Inquiries can be directed to the e-mail address or our postal address:
Hubert Burda Media - DLD Media GmbH
Arabellastraße 23, 81925 Munich - Germany

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time in accordance with legal requirements. The effective date of this Policy is December 2015.