We value your privacy very much and want to be transparent with regard to the information we collect about you, how we handle that data and what your rights are in our management of your data. In accordance with the European General Data Protection Regulations and other applicable laws for the protection of personal data with regard to the processing of personal data, we will provide you with the following information.

Personal data

You can register yourself via our website Your personal data is processed by CITY OF 8 research association, with General Services at 5670 Oignies-en-Thiérache, Domaine des Nobertins 61, Belgium.

This data can be used to provide you with the services you are enrolled for (for example, to keep you informed of the latest Design Semantics Database (DSD) news and events, by email, to submit your information requests and / or comments and for processing and confirming your online subscriptions).

In addition to the information regarding the services you have registered for, we may contact you for further information and in connection with other services of the DSD that may interest you.

CITY OF 8 will process your personal information for the above mentioned purposes only.

In accordance with the above, CITY OF 8 will not disclose, sell, rent or exchange personal data with any other organization or entity unless you have been informed in advance thereof, and expressly agreed to, or unless otherwise required by law.

We draw your attention to the fact that you have the right to check and restrict your personal information and, where appropriate, request correction of incorrect data that applies to you. In addition, at any time, at simple request and free of charge, you may oppose the further processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes. These rights can be exercised by sending any questions you may have. This can be sent to or by mail to the above address.

Our Website contains shortcuts to other websites that are not owned or managed by CITY OF 8. You must be aware that CITY OF 8 is not responsible for the privacy practices on such websites and that this privacy policy only applies to the data collected on our website.

Cookies en action tags

We also passively collect non-personally identifiable information through the use of “cookies” and “action tags.”

“Cookies” are small text files that are placed on your computer to identify your web browser, as well as your computer’s activities on our website and other websites. Cookies can be used to allow us to statistically review how you use our website, to improve our online offers, or to determine the popularity of a particular content.

You do not have to accept cookies to use our website. Although most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, you can set up your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie or to reject cookies completely. Most browsers provide information about how this can happen in the “Help” section of the toolbar. Although you do not need to accept cookies to access our Website, refusing it may result in less proper functioning of certain parts, features, or services of our Website and may result in a loss of ease of use.

“Action tags,” also known as smart tags, are a web technology used to track the use of a website, such as the number of times a particular page was viewed. Action tags are not visible to you and any part of our Website, including publicity or email sent by us, may contain action tags. We may call upon third parties from time to time to review the use of our website through action tags on our website.

Through the shared use of cookies and action tags, we can collect valuable information for the improvement of our website and our online offers, and to measure the effectiveness of our advertising and marketing campaigns.


By using this website you agree to this disclaimer.

Information on this website

CITY OF 8 takes the utmost care of the reliability and actuality of the data on this website. However, inaccuracies and incompletenesses in the displayed data may occur. CITY OF 8 disclaims any form of liability for defects or inaccuracies in the information provided on or through this site. CITY OF 8 reserves the right to change the content of the information on the website.

Functioning of this website

CITY OF 8 does not guarantee the error-free operation or uninterrupted accessibility of this website or its services offered by electronic means. CITY OF 8 is not liable for damage resulting from inaccuracies or incompleteness in the information and services provided, nor for damage caused by, or inherent of the dissemination of information over the Internet such as malfunctioning or interruptions of, or errors or delays in providing information by CITY OF 8 or by you to CITY OF 8 through this website or otherwise by electronic means.

References and hyperlinks

References or hyperlinks to other websites only serve to inform the user. CITY OF 8 accepts no responsibility for the content of internet sites referred to or hyperlinked or otherwise. CITY OF 8 reserves the right to terminate any link or program at any time.

Intellectual property rights

The intellectual property rights associated with this site relate to CITY OF 8 or its licensors. It is not permitted for the user of this site to modify, sell, license, reproduce, or partially reproduce and / or disclose the content of the site without the express written permission of CITY OF 8.


CITY OF 8 does not warrant that any information, software or references or hyperlinks accessible through this website are free of viruses or similar harmful components.