This Designdrives podcast does not have any relation or connection to the host’s Sebastian Gier employer BMW Group and it’s a fully private and individual project.

Privacy policy

Current version: July 8, 2018

For us at, organizing the Designdrives Podcast, transparency and privacy are extremely important. This document outlines how we collect, store and process personal data, if you subsribe to our newsletter or send us a question or recommendation via eMail.


You can sign up for our eMail newsletter directly on our website.

We will use the information you provide to send you the "Designdrives Newsletter" via eMail to inform you about upcoming podcast episodes and newly available content like talks, videos or articles for instance.

You can tell us to stop sending you the newsletter at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any eMail you receive from us, or by contacting us at

We use MailChimp as our email automation platform. The contact information you provide when signing up for our newsletter will be transferred to MailChimp for processing in accordance with their Privacy Policy and Terms. This information may include your eMail-address and if shared your name (so we can greet you by name in our eMails).

When you submit a message / proposal for a podcast episode or a question you want to us to discuss in a podcast episode, we will use the information you enter internally to determine if it is a good fit for one of the next episodes. We will not tell your eMail or name you provide us in the eMail to call out that question and keep it anomously. In some cases we will reach out to you directly maybe ask you if you want that we tell your name together with the question. We will not publish any of the data you enter in the submission form without coordinating with you directly. We may retain any information you submit until you tell us to delete it, so that we can consider your proposal for episode in the future.

Submitting Recommendations or Feedback


When using, we use Google Analytics to collect usage data. This data helps us improve our offering.

The data collected with Google Analytics is retained for a maximum of 14 months. The Google Analytics Terms of Use apply.

If you prefer not to deactivate Google Analytics, you can use the Analytics Opt-Out browser add-on

Our website may store the following cookies in your browser:

- Necessary Cookies

- resolutionUsed to store the last resolution of your browser window, so that we can serve you the right size of images

- Analytics Cookies

- _ga and _gidUsed to identify you during a session. This helps us to know things like how people get from one page to another page.

- _gat_gtagUsed to limit the number of requests

Minors under 18 years of age need the consent of their parents or guardians before they submit personal data to us.


Personal information you have provided to us can be deleted at any time. If you wish for your personal information to be deleted or if you wish to obtain a copy of your data, please email us at

Data Inquiries and Removal

Data Processors

We use the following third party services to provide our offering. These sub-processors provide services such as data storage and hosting, eMail and marketing services.

- Google: Analytics, data storage, productivity apps

- Mailchimp: EMail management and marketing

- Domain 1und1: Analytics

Changes to this Policy

We reserve the right to change this privacy policy at any time in order to comply with legal requirements or to enable us to deliver and improve our services.