The Norwegian Polar Institute is the responsible handler for personal data.
When and how do we gather personal data?
If you order photographs, footage, maps or other products or in any other way have registered as a user of our services, the Norwegian Polar Institute will register, handle and store your personal data. Such data will be securely stored and only occasionally transferred to thirds parties (see below). Personal data that we are not required to keep by law, can be deleted upon request.
User data. When you register as a user of the Photo Library or the Internet Shop or contact us with other requests about services, we register name, contact information and order history (if applicable). For contact lists for Polar Book Café, Friday Lectures and other events, we use the data to send information about or invitations to relevant events.
Aggregated data (not identifiable)
- Cookies by Google Analytics
- Cookies by Siteimprove
- Cookies by YouTube og Google Maps
- Cookies by Vimeo
Who do we share the data with?
- The Norwegian Government Agency for Financial Management (DFØ) sends invoices on behalf of the NPI. It handles and stores payment details and personal data for those who buy goods or services from the NPI.
- Google Analytics and Siteimprove.
- Silverstep, which is used to register sales, orders and hire of equipment in Svalbard. The system is owned by Intershare which handles and stores the personal data. The company has legally committed itself to store the data in a secure manner.
You have the right to see personal information we hold about you, and to rectify, transmit, limit or erase your personal data handled by us. For more information about your rights, please visit The Norwegian Data Protection Authority.
We usually erase personal data within two years after the agreement and all duties following the agreement have been fulfilled. These rights are legally given.
You can reach us through or phone 77750500. We will answer as soon as possible and no later than 30 days after you have contacted us.
Should you feel that we have not handled your personal data in a correct manner, please contact our data protection officer
You may also complain to The Norwegian Data Protection Authority.