World Design Capital


Privacy and Copyright

Automatic collection of personal information
Our site may automatically record some general information about your visit, which we then use for statistical analysis to help make our site more useful to visitors. By visiting our website, you agree for this general information to be collected. This personal information might include the:

  • Internet domain for your Internet service provider, such as ‘’ or ‘’ and the IP address of the computer accessing the Web site, such as ‘ppp-55′;
  • Type of operating system you are using, such as Windows or Macintosh;
  • Type of Internet browser you are using during your visit;
  • Date and time you visit our site and Web pages that you visit on our site, along with the address of the previous Web site you were visiting, if you linked to us from another website.


We also use “cookies” that identify you as a return visitor and which can help us tailor information to suit your individual preferences. A cookie is a piece of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then store the cookie on your hard drive.

The goal is to save you time and provide you with a more meaningful visit and to measure website activity. Cookies do not contain any personally identifying information. Many browsers, however, allow you to disable cookie collection if you wish, or inform you when a cookie is being stored on your hard drive.

Some third party sites whose links are provided on this website can also function on the “cookie” technology. Icsid is not responsible for collection of information on these sites. Should you have any concerns specifically about these sites, Icsid recommends that you contact these operators directly.

Icsid will not collect personally identifiable information gathered by cookies, unless you explicitly give Icsid the permission to use that information.

Use of personal information
Icsid does not sell your personal information to third parties. For information on the collection, display and use of your information, please contact us at:

Icsid Secretariat
455, St-Antoine West
Montreal, Quebec
H2Z 1J1
t: +1-514-448-4949
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User agreement
The following terms and conditions, along with all other terms and legal notices located on this website (collectively, “Terms”), govern your use of this website (the “Website”). If you do not understand and agree to be bound by all Terms, do not use this Website. Your use of this Website at anytime constitutes a binding agreement by you to abide by these Terms.

Information accuracy
The information provided on this website is derived from sources that the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (“Icsid”) believes are reliable. However, Icsid does not guarantee the accuracy of the information, or market data, nor do we assume any responsibility or liability whatsoever for publishing it herein.

Third party sites
The World Design Capital website contains links to sites that Icsid does not maintain. Icsid assumes no responsibility for the contents of third party sites accessed through the World Design Capital website links. Access is provided for your convenience only.

This website is not to be construed as a form of promotion, an offer to sell securities nor as a solicitation to purchase our securities. This website has been produced as a source of general information only.

Copyright – Intellectual Property
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By using this website you agree not to post any illegal, libellous, defamatory or obscene material on any section of this website. A behaviour to do so will automatically result in a loss of your privilege to use this website.

Any communication, comments, ideas or material you post to this website will be used as non-confidential and non-proprietary. Icsid can use this information but ensures that it will not display your name or your organisation’s name unless it receives your explicit permission to do so.