Conscious Design Media Privacy and Cookie Policy


This is a legal agreement between the Conscious Design Media / CDM and its associated companies and you. CBM websites (the “Website(s)”) are provided by Conscious Design Media Ltd. whose registered office is at 10 John Street, London, United Kingdom. 


Please read the following terms carefully. By using this website you agree to this agreement whether or not you have read it. If you do not agree to this, you may not access or otherwise use this Website.


From time to time, the CDM may modify this agreement. Accordingly, please continue to review this agreement whenever accessing or using the Website. If at any time you do not wish to accept this agreement, you may not use the Website. You may only use the Website in accordance with the terms outlined below.




1.1 Conscious Design Media either owns or is licensed to use the copyright in the data, table, graphic, editorial or other content of its Website pages and in the data appearing on its Websites unless another copyright holder is credited on the relevant Website page.


1.2 We appreciate that our material may help to back-up your own research or to augment your organisation’s promotional activities. You may use the Conscious Design Media owned material on this Website for non-commercial use provided you do all of the following:

  1. a) act within the copyright laws of England and Wales, or of the territory in which Conscious Design Media originally published the material;
  2. b) publish the material without any adjustment which would alter its meaning or bring the Conscious Design Media, its personnel, representatives, agents, clients or the subject of the material or any other person or entity into disrepute;
  3. c) meet the requirements of current Human Rights legislation and Data Protection Law within Europe (which rights may extend to individuals and entities resident outside the European Economic Area);
  4. d) publish a credit to Conscious Design Media or to a specific and relevant publication or website Conscious Design Media, and to any individual named author, at the foot of the reused material; and, if reproduced on a website, include a URL link to the original article or the point of entry to that Website page or to the publication’s Website page as agreed in advance in writing with the Website administrator or Conscious Design Media’s Copyright Executive.


1.3 Conscious Design Media may make available certain Content License Agreements for the commercial re-use translation and/or re-publishing in printed or electronic form of design and content from its Website and pages. Only a holder of a current Content License agreement who satisfies all requirements of that License agreement may re-use, translate or re-publish in any form or medium design or content which originates on a Website or webpage owned or managed by Conscious Design Media for commercial purposes.


1.4 Conscious Design Media incorporates electronic “watermarking” into published material. Web crawlers are employed to locate watermarked material and to provide legal proof of its re-use. If the simple conditions above are not met, Conscious Design Media reserves the right to pursue any infringement in the Courts of the country where they suffer damage or you are likely to derive benefit.


1.5 All goodwill associated with your use of the Conscious Design Media trade names or marks shall inure solely to the benefit of Conscious Design Media and you shall not assert any claim or ownership to any trade names or marks or to the goodwill or reputation thereof. All other trade-marks, brand names, products and company names all over which are cited on this Website are the trade-marks and/or property of their respective owners.


1.6 If you are unsure of the legality of your re-use of material published on Websites owned or managed by the Conscious Design Media you should contact us. 




2.1 You may not transmit any unlawful, threatening, abusive, libellous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, profane or otherwise objectionable material or information of any kind including but not limited to transmission constituting or encouraging conduct which would constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any national or international law.


2.2 You may not transmit any information, software, email or attachment which contains in full or in part any Worm, Virus, Trojan Horse or other harmful component.


2.3 You may not restrict or inhibit use of the Websites by any other individual or organisation.


2.4 You may not post, publish, transmit, distribute or otherwise exploit any software, information or material obtained through the Conscious Design Media and its associated companies other than for the purposes expressly permitted.


2.5 All individual articles, reports and other elements making up the Website may be copyright works or protected by database rights. You agree to abide by all additional copyright and database right notices or restrictions contained on the Website.


2.6 You agree to notify the Conscious Design Media in writing promptly upon becoming aware of any unauthorised access to or use of the Website by any party.


2.7 Other than the licenses granted to you under this agreement, you may not copy, reproduce, recompile, decompile, disassemble, reverse-engineer, distribute, publish, display, perform, modify, upload to create derivative works from, transmit, communicate or in any other way exploit any part of the Website and/or the Website’s material.


2.8 The Website and all the information contained therein may not be used to construct a database of any kind nor may the Website be stored in its entirety or in any part in databases for access by you or any third party or to distribute any database websites containing all or part of the Website.


2.9 You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Conscious Design Media from and against any claims, actions, demands or other proceedings brought against Conscious Design Media by a third party to the extent that such claim, suit, action or other proceedings is based on or arises in connection with your use of the Website and any breach by you of this agreement. This section survives termination of this agreement for any such reason.


2.10 You accept that Conscious Design Media has the right to change the material, or information of any aspect of the Website at any time at its sole discretion. You further accept that such changes result in your being unable to access the Website. Conscious Design Media may have to suspend the Website from time to time to carry out maintenance and to make upgrades.




3.1 Our hyperlinks:

The Website may include links to third party websites. Such hyperlinks are included to ease the user’s path through the Internet. Their inclusion cannot be taken to imply any endorsement or validation by us of the content of the website referred to. Hyperlinks can become out-of-date and cease to work or they can direct users to a website page whose contents or use have been changed by its owner. Conscious Design Media has no control over, and can therefore accept no responsibility or liabilities for any losses or penalties that may be incurred or for the accuracy of hyperlinks to third party web sites, or the content of such third party websites.


3.2 Your hyperlinks:

You may provide hyperlinks to the Website and pages owned and/or managed by the Conscious Design Media and its associated companies without the prior written consent fromConscious Design Media. Such hyperlinks may only direct users to the home page of the relevant website, and must display the relevant page in the same form as this Website, without amendment or framing.




4.1 The material and information published on this Website and on all other Websites of Conscious Design Media are provided on an “as is” basis without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. Conscious Design Media does not guarantee the accuracy or integrity of the material or information nor its suitability for any particular purpose. To the extent permitted by law, Conscious Design Media excludes any liability whether in contract, tort (negligence) or otherwise for any incorrect or misleading information on the Website.


4.2 Errors can occur and Conscious Design Media offers no assurance that they will be corrected. No liability will be accepted in respect of service interruptions, or in the event of any Viruses, Worms, Trojan Horses and other harmful components being present in or transmitted by Conscious Design Media systems and networks.


4.3 Conscious Design Media do not accept any liability for any loss of data or software, revenue, business, profits cost or expense, or any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential loss or damage arising out of or in connection with the use of, or the lack of availability of the Website or their content and/or in connection with any permission, right or license to use the material given under clause 1.2 or otherwise.


4.4 It is your responsibility to assess the value of the information and material on the Websites in the light of your own business and personal circumstances. Website content remains journalistic opinion and does not constitute legal, financial or professional advice, and may not represent the views of the Conscious Design Media, its trustees, directors, employees or agents. Conscious Design Media attribute any non-CDNQ material in good faith; however, it is your responsibility to check the attribution and rights in respect of Conscious Design Media and non-CDNQ material and obtain any necessary rights in respect of reproduction of any non-Conscious Design Media material.


4.5 Subject to Clause 4.6, in the event that the Conscious Design Media is held liable, the total liability of Conscious Design Media (whether in contract, tort, negligence or otherwise) in respect of any loss or damage arising out of or in connection with the Website shall be limited to £500 for any one incident or series of incidents. This clause does not affect your statutory rights as a consumer. This section survives termination of this agreement for any reason.


4.6 Nothing in this clause 4 shall exclude Conscious Design Media’s liability to you for fraudulent misrepresentation by Conscious Design Media or the death or personal injury resulting from its negligence or that of its employees.




5.1 No waiver by Conscious Design Media of any breach of any obligation arising under this agreement shall constitute a waiver of any other breach and no failure to exercise or partial exercise by Conscious Design Media of any remedy shall constitute a waiver of the right subsequently to exercise that or any other remedy.


5.2 If any provision of this agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid unlawful or unenforceable for any reason then such part will be severed from the remainder of this agreement, which will continue to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.


5.3 This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Conscious Design Media and you. All prior agreements understandings and negotiations and representations (save for fraudulent misrepresentation) whether oral or in writing are cancelled in their entirety. The terms of any other electronic communications will not form part of this agreement.


5.4 This agreement is governed by the laws of England and Wales and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.


Privacy Policy


Conscious Design Media is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. It is very important to us that you should be able to use and enjoy our web sites without having to compromise your privacy in any way. This policy will help you understand how your personal information will be treated. This policy may change from time to time so please check back regularly.


Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online – for example on message boards, through email, or in chat areas – that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.


Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords. Conscious Design Media staff will never compromise your security by asking for your password online. Please be careful and responsible when you are online.


Please note, your rights under the Data Protection Act 1998 are provided for on the registration page.


For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 [Conscious Design Media Ltd registered company number 12845628 whose registered office is 10 John Street, London, WC1N 2EB] is the data controller responsible for the processing of your personal data.


We may monitor your use of this website through the use of cookies and other tracking devices including how many times you visit, which pages you go to, traffic data, location data and the originating domain name of a user’s internet service provider. This information helps us to build a profile of our users. Please see further the section on cookies below.


We may share your personal data with organisations who are our business partners and we or they may contact you unless you have asked us or them not to do so. If you prefer not to receive any further direct marketing communications from us or our business partners, you can opt out at any time.


We may disclose your personal data to:

other companies within our group

our agents and service providers

credit reference agents

law enforcement agencies in connection with any investigation to help prevent unlawful activity

our business partners subject to your right to opt out



If you give us information on behalf of someone else, you confirm that the other person has appointed you to act on his/her behalf and has agreed that you can:

consent on his/her behalf to the processing of his or her personal data

receive on his/her behalf any data protection notices



What personally identifiable information does the Conscious Design Media collect from me?


Conscious Design Media collects information in several ways from different parts of our network of websites.


Some personal information is gathered when you register for our web sites, publications or events. During registration, Conscious Design Media will ask for your name, email address, birth date, address and postal code and personal and professional interests and responsibilities. The more accurate the information you volunteer, the better we are able to customise your experience of the website(s) and newsletters. Once you register you are no longer anonymous to Conscious Design Media – you are given a password and are able to take full advantage of our services (subject to payment for certain services).


In addition to registration we may ask you for personal information at other times, for example when you enter a competition or promotion run or sponsored by Conscious Design Media and when you report a problem with a site(s) or services. If you contact Conscious Design Media we may keep a record of that correspondence. Conscious Design Media also occasionally asks users to complete surveys that we use for research purposes. Whenever the Conscious Design Media collects personal information we try to include a link to this Privacy Policy on the page in question.


Your responses help us to sell appropriate advertising space so as to minimise the cost of our services to you – or even provide some of them at no charge at all. They also enable us to personalise services to our members.


Conscious Design Media uses cookies as a means of offering and providing customisable and personalised services. However, your browser has settings that will allow you to accept all cookies, be informed as cookies arrive or reject all cookies. The downside of rejecting all cookies is that we are then unable to match the site content we offer you to what we know about your preferences from your previous visits. In addition, advertising networks that serve ads onto Conscious Design Media sites may use their own cookies.


Conscious Design Media collects IP addresses for system administration, for independent audit and to report aggregate information to our advertisers and promoters. By this we can see how our site is being used, for example, what services and facilities are popular, and how long users spend on particular pages. This is data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns.


How does Conscious Design Media use my information?


The Conscious Design Media’s primary goal in collecting personal information concerning subscribers is to provide them with a customised experience of our site. By knowing a little about you, the Conscious Design Media is able to deliver more relevant promotions events, advertisements and content to you, and by demonstrating the quality of our users we are able to secure advertising funding which keeps down the costs to the members and other officially recognised users.


When delivering targeted advertisements, the Conscious Design Media acts merely as the middleman. Advertisers give us an advertisement and tell us the type of audience they want to reach (for example, design specialists, practitioners by sector, manufacturers). We take the advertisement and display it to users meeting the relevant criteria.


When you join one of our email newsletter services the emails you receive may include advertising material and links to advertisers’ websites. This does not mean that your details have been passed to the advertiser in question. Furthermore, at the end of each newsletter you will find either a hyperlink or a description of a route to have yourself removed from further editions of that newsletter.


Conscious Design Media undertakes research on our users’ demographics, interests and behavior based on the information provided to us upon registration, during a promotion, from our server log files or from surveys. We do this to better understand and serve you, the user. This research is compiled and analysed on an aggregated basis. Conscious Design Media may share this aggregated data with advertisers or business partners. We will use our best endeavors to ensure, where reasonable, that our business partners and advertising customers have effective on-line privacy policies.


When you are on the Conscious Design Media site and are asked for personal information, you may not be sharing that information with the Conscious Design Media alone. Some services are offered jointly with a partner company. In order to provide this co-branded service to you, it is necessary for us to share your personal information with those partner companies.


Promotions and competitions that run on Conscious Design Media may be sponsored by companies outside the Conscious Design Media or may be co-sponsored by us and another company. Some or all data collected during a promotion may be shared with the sponsor.

Please be aware that the Conscious Design Media advertisers or web sites that have links on our site may collect personally identifiable information about you. The information practices of those web sites linked to the Conscious Design Media are not covered by this privacy statement.


With whom does Conscious Design Media share my information?


Conscious Design Media and its associated companies are prohibited by virtue of the Data Protection Act 1998 from disclosing any of your personally identifiable information except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or under the circumstances described below. The following describes some of the ways that your information may be disclosed.


We may disclose your personal information to business partners or sponsors, but this is drawn to your attention prior to data collection. Some or all data collected during any of the Conscious Design Media promotions may be shared with a sponsor. If personally identifying data about you will be shared, we will tell you when we collect the data.


If you make a purchase from a site hosted by the Conscious Design Media, the information obtained during the purchasing transaction, and the information you give such as your credit card number and contact information, is provided to the merchant concerned. This is to enable transactions to take place. You agree that the Conscious Design Media and its associated companies have no responsibility or liability for any such independent store privacy policies.


From time to time, you may be offered the opportunity to receive materials or special offers from selected third parties. If you opt-in to receive information from these third parties you are giving us permission to share your name and email and/or physical address details with them.


Under confidentiality agreements, the Conscious Design Media may match user information with third party data. Also, the Conscious Design Media companies may disclose user statistics in order to describe our services to prospective partners, advertisers, and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes.


Finally, the Conscious Design Media may also disclose account information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating Society of British Interior Designers’ Terms, Database Rights or Copyright or may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally), the Society of British Interior Designers rights or property, other Society of British Interior Designers users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. The Society of British Interior Designers or its sponsors or business partners may, from time to time, contact you regarding their products and services.


On some types of the Society of British Interior Designers promotions, we will ask for your email address in order to update you on your score, entries and status. When you participate in these types of promotions, you automatically receive promotion-related email. Sometimes these promotion-related email messages may include targeted advertisements.


From time to time the Society of British Interior Designers will rent or sell user information to other reputable organisations as permitted under the Data Protection Act 1998. If you do not wish to allow your data to be shared, you can choose not to use a particular service, not to participate in certain promotions or contests, or you can select to opt out of your information being shared on the registration page.


No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed entirely secure. While we strive to protect your personal information, the Conscious Design Media can neither ensure nor warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.


Cookie Policy


Conscious Design Media uses cookies to improve the user experience on our website. We do not pass on or in any way collect personal information about you as an individual user.


A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your computer or other electronic device when you access our website. We use cookies and other online tracking devices to:


  • recognise you whenever you visit this website (this speeds up your access to the site as you do not have to login each time)
  • obtain information about your preferences, online movements and use of the internet
  • carry out research and statistical analysis to help improve our content, and to help us better understand your requirements and interests
  • target our communications more effectively by providing interest-based advertisements that are personalised to your interests
  • make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable.


The information we obtain from our use of cookies will not usually contain your personal data. Although we may obtain information about your computer or other electronic device such as your IP address, your browser and/or other internet log information, this will not usually identify you personally.


If you do not want to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of this website.


Cookies are placed onto your machine by every website you visit, and most of those websites, including ours, may not function correctly without them. However, if you would like to disable cookies, you can read how to do so in your browser on