Disclaimer & Data Protection


1. Content of the website

The operator does not accept liability for actuality, correctness, completeness or quality of the provided information. Liability claims that refer to material or non-material damage that occurred through use or disuse of provided information resp. by use of incorrect or incomplete information are excluded, premised there is no provably scienter or grossly negligent culpability by the operator.

All offers are non-obligatory and non-binding. It is explicitly reserved for the operator to change, amend or delete parts of the sites or the offer as such without prior announcement, as well as to discontinue publication at times or permanently.


2. References and links to external & third-party websites

With direct or indirect links to external and third-party websites (“links”), that are beyond the operator’s area of accountability, liability would only become effective in case the operator has cognizance of the content and measures to stop use of illegal content could be undertaken technically and reasonably by them.

The operator explicitly declares that no illegal content could be found on the external and third-party websites at the time of setting the link. The operator has no influence on current and future design, content or copyright on external and third-party websites. Hence, any link from this website to an external site does not imply or mean that the operator of this website endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content or the use of such sites, after having set the link. This is valid for all links to external and third-party websites that are set on this website, and also for entries from other in guestbooks, discussion forums and mailing lists established by the operator of this website.

Links taken to other sites are done so at your own risk and the operator of this website accepts no liability for any linked sites or their content. The operator does not accept responsibility for illegal, erroneous or incomplete contents or damage arising from use or disuse of information provided on external links or third-party websites that are linked on this website.   


3. Copyright and trademarks

The operator strives to observe copyright in all their publication of graphics, audio files, video sequences and texts. Apart from that the operator strives to use graphics, audio files, video sequences and text created by themselves or else to use public domain graphics, audio files, video sequences and texts.

All mentioned and possibly proprietary trademarks and brands are fully liable to the trademark regulations currently in force and to the right of ownership by the respective owner. Only because of credit it is not to be concluded that the trademark is not protected by right of a third-party. Other organisation, product and brand names used within this website are for identification purposes only.

Content and objects created and published by the operator are copyrighted by the operator of this website. Reproduction and use of these copyrighted graphics, audio files, video sequences and texts in other electronic or printed publications is not allowed without explicit consent of the operator.


4. Data protection/ privacy

Protecting the security and privacy of your personal data is of upmost significance for us. We process your data according to the applicable legal regulations solely, i.e. DSGVO, TKG 2003. This data protection policy informs you about the most important aspects of data processing when you visit and use our website.


When you contact us by email or via forms on our website, we will process the personal data you submit for the purpose of handling your inquiry. In case of follow-up questions, we will save your submitted data for six months.

We will not forward the personal data you submit without your consent.

Data storage

We herewith indicate, that our website uses cookies that allow the website to recognize your browser when you visit the website again, i.e. IP data of the internet subscriber is saved, as well as name, address and your declared data. This simplifies processing your inquiry and processing of contracts.

Apart from this, for the purpose of processing of contracts, we save the following data: First name, surname, residential address, phone number, mail address and date of birth. The personal data provided by you are necessary for contractual performance resp. for the implementation of pre-contractual arrangements. Without these data we cannot conclude a contract with you. We do not forward your personal data to third parties, apart from tax accountants and printing companies in case of announcements.

In case of discontinuation of your inquiry, the personal data saved by us is discarded. In case of completion of a contract all data from the contractual relationship are saved according to tax law (retention period of seven years).

Data processing observes legal regulations of § 96 Abs 3 TKG and Art 6 Abs 1 lit a (consent) and/ or lit b (necessary for completion of a contract) of the DSGVO.


Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that the browser stores on your device. They do not bring about damage. We use cookies in order to configure our website in a user-friendly way. Some cookies are stored on your device until they are deleted by you. They allow our website to recognize your browser when you visit the website again. If you do not want cookies to be stored on your device, you can set up your browser to inform you when cookies are set so that you can allow them on a case-by-case basis. Please note that deactivating cookies might affect functionality of our website.

Web analysis

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies, small text files stored on your device for the purpose of analysis of your use of our website. Information about your use of our website generated by this cookie is usually transferred to a Google server in the US and saved there. In case of the activation of IP anonymization on this website, IP addresses of members of the European Union and other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area are shortened by Google before transfer to the US. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address is transferred to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the website’s operator in order to assess your use of our website, to assemble reports on activities at the website and to provide further services related to use of the website and the internet to the operator of the website.

The IP address transferred by your browser with help of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data at Google. You can stop the storage of cookies by setting up your browser software accordingly. Please not that you may not be able to use all of the website functions to their full extent in this case.

We herewith indicate that Google Analytics has been extended with the code “anonymizeIp” on this website. This ensures anonymized acquisition of IP addresses (IP masking). You can stop collection by Google Analytics by downloading and installing the browser-plugin available at the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de). By this you set up an opt-out-cookie that stops collection of your data by visiting our website.

Here you find more information on data protection and conditions of use: www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html and www.google.de/intl/de/policies/.

Data processing observes legal regulations of § 96 Abs 3 TKG and Art 6 Abs 1 lit a (consent) and/ or lit f (legitimate interest) of the DSGVO.

Our objective in terms of the DSGVO (legitimate interest) is continued improvement of our offer and our website. As we highly respect privacy of our users, their data is pseudonymized. Data of users are stored for 24 months.


You have the options of subscribing to our newsletter via our website. For this, we need your email address and your consent on receiving the newsletter. When registering for the newsletter you receive a confirmation email with a link for confirming your registration.

You can quit receiving our newsletter anytime, i.e. you can revoke your consent anytime. You can find a link for quitting the newsletter at the end of every newsletter.

Your rights

Generally, you have the right of access, the right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, data portability, and the right to object and withdrawal of consent. You are entitled to file a complaint with a supervisory authority in case you assume your data is not being processed correctly. In Austria, the supervisory authority is the data protection authority.

For any questions related to data privacy, please contact us at:

Center for Future Design, Hauptplatz 6, 4010 Linz, Austria



5. Validity of this disclaimer

This disclaimer is part of the website that links to this site. In case parts or individual phrases of this text do not, do not any more or do not completely correspond with prevailing legal norms, remaining parts of the document are inviolate in its content and its validity.


Center for Future Design

University of Art and Design
Hauptplatz 6
4020 Linz, Austria


Professor Michael Shamiyeh

Agnes Buchberger
+43 732 7898 - 2218


Professor Larry Leifer
Stanford University

Professor Walter Brenner
Universität St. Gallen

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