Privacy Policy

This policy details our commitment to protecting the privacy of our users and contributors who visit and/or who register to subscribe to the ScienceNorway newsletter.

This policy does not apply to third party websites: may contain links to other websites. The information practices and the content of such other websites are governed by the privacy statements of such other websites. We encourage you to review the privacy statements of any such other websites to understand their information practices.

We collect information that you consent to disclose, including through cookies.

What is cookies?

The collection of personal data is primarily through the use of cookies.

A cookie is a small text file stored in your browser in order to recognize your computer on repeat visits.

There is no personal information stored in our cookies and they cannot contain viruses.

What does ScienceNorway use cookies for? needs cookies in order to be able to keep statistics on the number of users and to gain insight into users' age, gender, geography and interests in order to adapt content and advertising accordingly.

This means that we use cookies for the following purposes:

  • Technical functionality so we can remember your preferences.
  • Traffic measurement so we know how many people visit our site and we can document it to our stakeholders according to common standards for the media industry.
  • Ad running so we can control how often the same ad is shown to the same user and record how many clicks on it.
  • Individual and behavioral advertising so we can show you the ads we think are most relevant to you.

Cookies are delivered, among others, from the companies listed below.

Google Analytics (traffic measurement)

We use Google Analytics when collecting information to help us improve our website and services. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses as well as browser and device type, URLs of referring/exit pages, operating system (Android, IOS etc), date/time stamp, information you search for and language preferences. The information do not include your name or other personal data.


Science uses Eniro and Adnuntum as ad server providers - that is, the systems that handles all banner ads on the site.

At the bottom of the page, in collaboration with, we have a list of which cookies our site contains. It is constantly updated and you have the option to deselect cookies.

Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn (social sharing)

Science uses widgets from social services such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to make sharing and recommendation of content possible. These widgets will in many cases also set their own cookies.

Personal information collected in connection with visits to a Facebook page linked to is processed as described in Facebook's privacy and cookie policy.

Through Facebook Insights, the administrator of the page accesses personal data about the user of the page. This includes various categories of personal data that originate from the person's Facebook profile. For example, age, gender, marital status, level of education, job title, pages you like, and location.

Cookies are stored for a limited period of time

Cookies delete themselves after a certain period, which is individual for each cookie, and they are renewed after each visit.

How to avoid cookies

If you do not want to receive cookies, you can delete or block them. See instructions at for example


Science sends newsletters to users who have subscribed to them.

It is always possible to unsubscribe from newsletters from Science through a link at the bottom of each sent email.

Use of personal data

Personal information is used to provide the service with which the information is collected in connection with. For example, if you have subscribed to our newsletter and have therefore provided your email address.

The information is also used to gain greater knowledge of you and other users of the site. This use may include include surveys and analysis aimed at improving our products, services and technologies, as well as displaying content and advertising tailored to your interests.

Protection of personal data

Personal information is never disclosed to a third party, unless you expressly consent to it yourself, and we never collect personal data without you having provided this information yourself through registration, purchase or participation in a survey etc.

Science securely and confidentially stores your personal data in accordance with applicable law, and our security measures are regularly monitored to determine whether our user information is handled properly and still taking into account your rights as a user.

However, we cannot guarantee 100 percent security of data transfers over the Internet. This means that there may be a risk of unauthorized access to information by others when data is sent and stored electronically. You submit your personal information at your own risk.

Science uses external data processors, including providers of, for example, software, backup, security and storage / hosting. Thus, your personal data may also be left to third parties. Science has entered into data processor agreements with those concerned, thereby undertaking to comply with the principles of the Data Protection Regulation.

Your personal data will only be kept by Science for as long as it is necessary to fulfill the purpose (s) for which they have been obtained.

Science follows the principles of the Data Protection Regulation, the General Data Protection Regulation, which applies in all EU countries.

Younger readers

Science meets the requirements of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act as well as the GDPR. We will not deliberately collect information from anyone under 13 years. Our website, products and services are all aimed at people who are at least 13 years of age or older.

Your privacy rights

You have a number of privacy rights. You can avail these by contacting us. Your rights include:

Further information on how we process data about you.

  • You can ask to receive transcripts of information we have about you.
  • You can correct and add information about you.
  • You can request that we delete information that we no longer have reasons to keep.
  • Ask that we limit the use of your information.
  • Data portability. Ask for your information to be transferred to you or to another company in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
  • Ask to oppose our use of your direct marketing information, including profiling. You can also object to being subject to individual judicial, automated decisions.

Please note that these rights are subject to restrictions provided by law. We will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible, and typically within one month.

If you believe that we process personal data unlawfully, you have the right to appeal to The Norwegian Data Protection Authority (DPA). We hope you first contact us so that we can assess your objections and resolve any misunderstandings.

Changes to the Privacy Statement

We may update the Privacy Statement from time to time. You will be notified of significant changes. You will always find the latest version of our privacy statement on the website.

September 30. 2019.

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