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Personal privacy policy

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Personal data acquired via use of our online services/websites

SINTEF does not acquire personal data such as dates of birth, national insurance numbers, or data linked to personal credit/debit cards. Examples of data that we collect include a) company names, b) contact representatives, c) company/invoicing addresses, d) telephone numbers and e-mail addresses and e) information related to your use of the website in question such as the subsidiary pages you visited, your browser settings and IP address.

How we obtain information

SINTEF acquires information using forms available on our websites. Provision of such information is voluntary. If you choose not to provide personal data, we may be prevented from allowing you access to the product or service in question. Examples of forms:

  • Contact information form
  • When you want to try out a product or service
  • When you purchase a product or service using our websites
  • When you register to take part in webinars, courses and conferences
  • When you download documents such as e-books
  • When you subscribe to receive our newsletters or blogs via e-mail

The aims of acquiring this information are:

  • to enable us to provide access to our products and services
  • to enable us to send you relevant information
  • to enable us to contact you to offer our products and services

YouTube API Services

SINTEF uses YouTube to display video on our website. To do this, we use YouTube API Services. YouTube Terms of Service can be found here.

Information capsules

SINTEF uses cookies/information capsules on the websites,, and

  • Dedicated pages (for session management, log-in tracking, and to enable online transactions, the storage of user settings on websites and the computation of statistics linked to the use of individual websites)
  • Google Analytics
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    • _gat
    • _dc
    • _gtm
  • Hotjar (website analysis)
    • _hjUserId

Google Analytics is used to identify the users of our websites. All data are treated anonymously and SINTEF is not permitted to use such data to identify individual persons and their use of our websites.

Facebook Pixel is used for website and conversion tracking (e.g. online transactions). It is also used to set up remarketing lists (i.e. user-adapted promotions of third-party websites).

Information obtained via Google and Facebook is used for marketing analyses and marketing in collaboration with the company Synlighet AS.