By posting comments to the Design Council websites you are warranting that they are your own original work and that you grant to the Design Council a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to reproduce, modify and use them in all media and for an unlimited duration. Such use shall be consistent with the provisions set out in the Design Council’s privacy policy and in no way limits your own rights as copyright holder in them, save that you may not revoke, or cause the revocation of the rights granted hereunder through an agreement with any third party.
 
Copyright and intellectual property (IP) policy

Except where expressly stated to the contrary, all copyright and rights in performances in this website (including but not limited to text, sound recordings, performed works, photographs, graphics, design, layout and software) is owned by or licensed to the Design Council. All rights are hereby reserved by the Design Council.

“The Design Council”; “Designing Demand”; “Dott07” and “Design Index” are among the trademarks or registered trademarks owned or licensed to the Design Council. All other brand and product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify products or services of, their respective owners.

The modification, transmission, re-use, reposting, permanent copying, and/or storage of all or part of the content on the Design Council’s website or reproduction or incorporation of all or any part of the content in any other work or publication, whether paper or electronic media or other form, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of the Design Council.

On occasion the Design Council allows limited reproduction of some of its text and images, where:

  • The Design Council has granted explicit written permission
  • This is in-line with the Design Council’s organisational objectives
  • No commercial benefit will be gained
  • The content is used in a manner congruent with the Design Council’s aims
  • Text, graphics, photographs and other images may only be shown with an appropriate credit stating that the material is reproduced with the permission of the Design Council and that the Design Council own the copyright in the material.

Other conditions also apply. These can be found on the consent form which you can download as a PDF.
 
This form must be completed, and the Design Council’s written consent gained, prior to reproduction of any content, with the sole exception of the following:

Notwithstanding the above statement, you may copy small sections (in any event not more than five pages) of the Design Council’s website content for personal use and recopy to individual third parties for their personal information provided that (i) you acknowledge the Website as the source of the content (ii) such an acknowledgement and suitable reference to the Design Council is made in the copy of the content and (iii) you inform the third party that they are subject to and must comply with the conditions of this Website. This permission is, however, revocable at any time by the Design Council.
 
Creative Commons policy
In some cases the Design Council makes some of its work available to download under a Creative Commons licence. This is to encourage the distribution of, and discussion about, certain pieces of work.

NOTE: THIS LICENCE DOES NOT APPLY TO ALL OF THE DESIGN COUNCIL’S WORK, MOST OF WHICH IS STILL PROTECTED BY STANDARD COPYRIGHT. THIS STATEMENT ONLY APPLIES TO WORK CLEARLY MARKED WITH A CREATIVE COMMONS LICENCE.

Where a licence is shown, this work is available to be downloaded, copied and distributed free of charge but under the following conditions:        

  • The Design Council must be credited as owners
  • A link to www.designcouncil.org.uk must be displayed along with a copy of this licence
  • Work must only be altered with our written permission
  • Work must not be resold

This is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 England & Wales License. By copying, downloading or distributing Design Council work available under a Creative Commons Licence, you are confirming that you have read and accepted the terms of this licence.

If you would like further information about any aspect of the Design Council’s Intellectual Property policy, please contact:

The Corporate Office
The Design Council
407 St John St
London EC1V 4AB