We want you to feel secure using our services and want to inform you about what kind of data we are collecting and how it is processed.

Owner and data controller

GeoNova AS
Daglig leder: Ingvild Carstens
Trollkleiva 23
1389 Heggedal

You can contact us at anytime at

  • to request access to information that Geonova has about you.
  • to correct any information that Geonova has about you.
  • to delete information that Geonova has about you.
  • for any further questions.

Types of data collected

If you do not make yourself known to Geonova – e.g. by signing up for our newsletter or leaving a comment, your use of our content and services is generally anonymous.

Depending on how you use our products, the data that might be collected from you are email address, cookies and usage data. The personal data may be freely provided by you, or, in case of usage data, collected automatically when using one of our websites.

Complete details on each type of personal data collected are provided in the dedicated sections of this privacy policy or by specific explanation texts displayed prior to the data collection.

Users who are uncertain about which personal data is mandatory are welcome to contact us.
Any use of cookies – or of other tracking tools – by this application or by the owners of third-party services used by this application serves the purpose of providing the service required by you, in addition to any other purposes described in the present document and in the cookie policy, if available.

You are responsible for any third-party personal data obtained, published or shared through this application and confirm that they have the third party’s consent to provide the data to the owner.

Mode and place of processing the data

Methods of processing

We process your data in a proper manner and shall take appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, or unauthorized destruction of the data.
The data processing is carried out using computers and/or IT enabled tools, following organizational procedures and modes strictly related to the purposes indicated. In addition to us, in some cases, the data may be accessible to certain types of persons in charge, involved with the operation of the site (administration, legal, system administration) or external parties (such as third-party technical service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers) appointed, if necessary, as data processors by us.


The data is processed at our operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved with the processing are located. These are indicated in the following sections if applicable.

Retention time

The Data is kept for the time necessary to provide the service requested, or stated by the purposes outlined in this document. Note that you can always request us to suspend or remove your data.

Use of the collected data

Personal data is collected for the following purposes and using the following services:

Sending email newsletters to you

This type of service makes it possible to manage a database of email contacts, or any other contact information to communicate with you.
These services may also collect data concerning the date and time when the message was viewed by you, as well as when you interacted with it, such as by clicking on links included in the newsletter.

For sending our newsletters, we use the service provider MailChimp (The Rocket Science Group, LLC.). MailChimp is an email address management and message sending service provided by The Rocket Science Group, LLC. The place of processing is the US. You find further information in Mailchimp’s Privacy Policy.

For managing the contact database, we use the service provider Pipedrive (Pipedrive OÜ). Pipedrive is a sales management tool designed to help small sales teams. Data is stored in Germany. The place of processing is the EU and the U.S. You find further information in Pipedrive’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Comments on articles on

You can post comments on articles. You are thereby asked to indicate your name and your email address in order to prevent fraud and assure a high quality discussion. Your name is being displayed along with your comment. Your email is not being displayed. Your data is being stored in our database on a server in Germany. This data is not being further processed by us in any way.


We monitor and analyze web traffic and can keep track of user behavior on our websites. We do this on a non-individual level to improve the readers’ experience on our websites.
Therefore we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the data collected to track and examine the use of this application, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. Note that we do not use the data to personalize ads on However, we have limited the types of data that are being used to Google to a minimum.

For our purposes, the personal data that is collected for analytics consist of cookies and usage data. You can read more about cookies in our cookie policy below.

The data retention time is set to 14 months, the shortest period Google allows. The place of processing is the U.S. You find further information in Google’s Privacy Policy. You may further choose to use Google Analytics Opt Out Browser Add-on.

Interacting in social networks

This type of service allows interaction with social networks or other external platforms directly from the pages of this application. The interaction and information obtained through this application are always subject to your privacy settings for each social network.
This type of service might still collect traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when you do not use it.

Facebook Like button and social widgets (Facebook, Inc.)

The Facebook Like button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the Facebook social network provided by Facebook, Inc. The personal data that is thereby collected contains cookies and usage data. The place of processing is the U.S. You find further information in Facebook’s Privacy Policy.

Google+ +1 button and social widgets (Google Inc.)

The Google+ +1 button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the Google+ social network provided by Google Inc.

Additional information about data collection and processing

Your persona data may be used for legal purposes by us, in court or in the stages leading to possible legal action arising from improper use of this application or the related services.
You declare to be aware that the we may be required to reveal personal data upon request of public authorities.

Cookie Policy

Our website uses cookies. You consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

Cookies consist of small files, often including unique identifiers, that are sent by web servers to web browsers, and which may then be sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and to identify users returning to a website.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

We may use the information we obtain from your use of our cookies for the following purposes:

  • to recognise your computer when you visit our website
  • to track you as you navigate our website, and to enable the use of the some of the features on our website (such as the commenting system)
  • to improve the website’s usability
  • to analyse the use of our website

When you use our website, you may also be sent third party cookies. Read more about this above in the section on analytics.

Note that most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. However, nlocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you may not be able to use all of the features of this website.

You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer. The method of doing so will depend upon your web browser.


GeoNova AS Privacy Policy from 21.05.2018