Handling of personal data at the NPI («we»)
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.
The NPI Director is the responsible handler for these data. Should the Director delegate this responsibility, it will be stated. Our postal address is Norwegian Polar Institute, Fram Centre, NO-9096 Tromsø.
Why do we gather data and how do we use them?
We gather data to serve you as a stakeholder, and we use these for different purposes as specified below:
- 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).
- Internet. When you use our web sites (including the Photo Library without signing in), aggregated data are registered. Single users cannot be identified.
- Contact lists. 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.
Statistics and Analyses
Improving our website is a continuous effort. In order to gain insight into how our pages perform, we use Google Analytics as a tool for collecting and analysing statistics.
Purpose and general information
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, Site-Improve and others, re. list of cookies (see below).
- AddThis (see below).
- 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.
Social media sharing etc.
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, see www.datatilsynet.no/en . 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. When contacted, we will answer as soon as possible and no later than one month after you have contacted us. Should you wish to see your personal data, we will answer within 14 days.
Should you have questions or want to erase your personal data, please contact us at , telephone +47 77 75 05 00, or contact the following persons:
Internet: Web editor Janne Schreuder,
Film and photo: Photo librarian Ann Kristin Balto,
Our handling of personal data is within the EU/EEA area. Should you feel that we have not handled your personal data in a correct manner, please e-mail the NPI's Data Protection Contact at or call 77750500. We will ask you to confirm your identity. You may also complain to The Norwegian Data Protection Authority www.datatilsynet.no/en
|Name||Purpose||Expiration time||Related to|
|JSESSIONID||Used to connect multiple request made in a single session.||Session||This website|
|__atssc||Used to manage the share count, until the sharing cache is updated.||2 years||AddThis|
Used to show you an updated share count for an article, if you yourself share it and return to page later, but before the sharing cache was updated. No info from this cookie is sent back to AddThis. It is created and used only on the client.
|__atuvs||Used to show you an updated share count for an article, if you yourself share it and return to page later, but before the sharing cache was updated. No info from this cookie is sent back to AddThis. It is created and used only on the client.||30 mins||AddThis|
Used to differentiate between users and sessions. Updated whenever new data is sent to Google Analytics.
|2 years||Google Analytics|
Used to identify new sessions and visits. Updated whenever new data is sent to Google Analytics.
|30 min||Google Analytics|
Obsolete. Used today only to ensure interoperability with out-of-date versions. Historically used in combination with __utmb to determine if a user was in a new session/visit.
Used to throttle the request rate.
|10 mins||Google Analytics|
|__utmv||Used to store custom variables per visit. Updated whenever new data is sent to Google Analytics.||2 years||Google Analytics|
Usedto keep track of the traffic source or campaign, revealing some information on how the user reached the website. Updated whenever new data is sent to Google Analytics.
|6 months||Google Analytics|
|_ga||Used to differentiate between users.||2 years||Google Analytics|
|di||Used to keep track of the expiration time of other cookies.||2 years||AddThis|
|di2||Used to keep track of the expiration time of other cookies.||2 years||AddThis|
|dt||Used to keep track of the expiration time of other cookies.||1 month||AddThis|
|loc||Used to help publishers understand approximately where in the world their content is being shared. (Geolocation.)||2 years||AddThis|
|ssc||Used to register shares and social activity.||2 years||AddThis|
|psc||Used to register shares and social activity.||2 years||AddThis|
|uid||Used to differentiate between users.||2 years||AddThis|
|um||Used to register shares and social activity.||2 years||AddThis|
|uvc||Used to register shares and social activity.||2 years||AddThis|
Used by the service. (Purpose unknown, assumed not in use any longer.)
Please note: This overview is not necessarily exhaustive for all of the websites' pages. Some of our pages integrate content from other websites or services (typically YouTube, Vimeo, and/or Google Maps or other map services), which may set their own cookies.