Terms of use


The entity with responsibility for and ownership of this website, corresponding to the Design Beats service and accessible via the electronic address www.designbeats.net (hereafter the Website), is the FAD Association (Fostering Arts and Design), with Tax ID No. G-08746976 and domiciled at Pl. de les Glòries Catalanes, 37-38, 08018 Barcelona, also holding ownership of the website www.fad.cat, and which attends to communications from users or stakeholders through the electronic mail address designbeats@fad.cat.

Design Beats is a daily digital publication offering readers worldwide a selection of design-related content from a multidisciplinary and global perspective. Each edition is produced by FAD itself or by guests, and the content is selected daily from more than 400 blogs and other sites considered to be of interest in this sphere. As a compilation service of news items on design from around the world, Design Beats directs readers to the original source of each one of the selected contents and is always open to bringing in new sources of information. This document only makes reference to the conditions of use of this Website and excludes any other FAD activities or websites.

This Website shall allow users to consult the list of sources that issue content of interest (influencers), subscribe to the newsletter to receive each edition directly via email and propose new sources of interests via a form.
Design Beats reserves the right to modify or change this document with the purpose of bringing it into conformity with the legislation in force at any given time, with the latest jurisprudence and with common market practices. Design Beats also reserves the right to modify the presentation, configuration and/or design of this platform as well as some or all services, and to add new services.

In any event, Design Beats reserves the right, at any time and without prior notice, to refuse access to this Website to any users who breach any of these General Conditions of Use or any particular conditions that may be applicable.


• Access to and use of the services contained in this Website entails the full acceptance of the General Conditions of Use outlined in this document.
• Registration for the newsletter service requires filling in the corresponding form. The user vouches for the authenticity of any data provided in said form.
• The user engages to use the content (understood as being the texts, graphics, plans, drawings, designs, guides, codes, software, photographs, music, videos, sounds, databases, images, information, links or any other creation protected by national laws and international treaties on intellectual and industrial property) as well as the services offered correctly and lawfully according to the law, morality and generally accepted good habits. In this regard, the user engages not to reproduce, distribute, transform, modify or manipulate the content or the technical protection or configuration devices of the Website. In consequence, the user shall in no circumstance use any means that are different from those placed at his or her disposal by the Website to access its content with the purpose of obtaining a copy of any kind of material, information or archives included in them.
• FAD does not authorise the reproduction, transformation, modification or manipulation of its marks and distinctive signs by the users, nor their use for the promotion of the user’s own activity nor in any way that may represent a risk of confusion in the market.
• Additionally, the user shall abstain from undertaking activities that may damage, disable, overload or deteriorate the pages, or prevent the normal use or enjoyment of the Website.


FAD does not assume responsibility for any external websites that may be accessible via the links provided on this Website, nor for any content made available by third parties. Any use of a link or access to an external website is made exclusively at the choice and risk of the user. FAD does not guarantee any information obtained via such links or accesses, nor assume responsibility for any loss, claim or prejudice derived from their use, from the information obtained, from the interruption of the service or access, and/or from the simple attempt to use a link, whether from this Website or by accessing the information of any other websites accessible from it.

The opinions expressed in any of the content linked from this Website are those of its respective authors and do not necessarily reflect FAD’s opinion.


FAD does not assume responsibility for any use the users may make of the Website and, in particular, does not assume responsibility for any acts users may commit in breach of the provisions of this document.

FAD does not guarantee the absence of viruses on its Website or on the Server that supplies it, nor on any other elements that may produce alterations in the user’s computer system through third-party actions, nor the establishment by third parties of unauthorised links.

FAD cannot guarantee the exactness of its content nor its continuity and reserves the right to implement unilateral variations or modifications in it, whether totally or partially, and to interrupt or suspend access whenever it deems it appropriate.


For the settling of any dispute derived from the interpretation, application or compliance of these General Conditions of Use of this Website, the parties renounce their own jurisdiction area, if any, and expressly submit themselves to the jurisdiction and competence of the Courts and Tribunals of Barcelona.


The Website is owned by FAD, which is the holder of any intellectual property rights applicable to it, its design and any of the elements that comprise it.

All contents linked from this Website are the property of their respective authors, who are the holders of all rights to them.

Any use of the Website and/or linked content is expressly prohibited, without prejudice to access to such content in the terms strictly provided by these General Conditions of Use.


In accordance with the provisions of Organic Law 15/1999 of 13 December on Personal Data Protection, by providing his or her personal details through any of the forms on this Website the user confirms that he or she has read and accepts the information relative to the processing of his or her personal details collected in this section and, in particular, that he or she expressly authorises Design Beats to include such personal details in a file of which it is the holder and for which it is responsible, and to their processing for the indicated purpose.

Users’ personal data may be used to manage newsletter subscriptions as well as to send commercial communications, which include those corresponding to products and/or services from third parties with which FAD may come to an agreement for this purpose. Said commercial communications may be sent by FAD via post, email, SMS, MMS or any other method of communication, whether electronic or not. In addition, FAD may draft reports for third parties based on the Website’s activity.

Such personal data processing shall be conducted in accordance with applicable regulations in personal data protection as well as with regulations on information society and electronic commerce services. In any event, stakeholders may at all times exercise their rights to access, rectification, cancellation and opposition to the processing of their personal details by following the procedure described below for this purpose.

Exercising the rights to access, rectification, cancellation and opposition

The User may exercise the rights to access, rectification, cancellation and opposition by sending written notification to FAD (Fostering Arts and Design), Design Beats, by post (Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 37-38, 08018 Barcelona) or via electronic mail (designbeats@fad.cat). The corresponding notification, in addition to the petition specifying the request and its date, should include stakeholder name and surnames, his or her email and a contact telephone. The details provided should match the current information held on file.

In any event, exercising the rights to access, rectification, cancellation and opposition is extremely personal in nature and thus any request addressed to FAD in this regard should be made by either the holder of the details or his or her legal representative should the User be incapacitated or by his or her voluntary representative expressly designated for exercising such right. In the two latter cases, the identity of the represented party should be stated in clear and documented evidence by providing a copy of his or her National ID Card or equivalent document as well the representation conferred by the User on his or her representative.