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Privacy Policy

This privacy statement describes how VIS collects and uses personal information.

Personal integrity is important, and we take your right to privacy seriously. We want to be open about how we process your personal information

The goal is to make it even clearer to you what we process of your personal data about you, why we do it, where the data comes from, who is involved in processing your data, why we are allowed to process your data this way, and what rights you have.

The security officer in VIS is responsible for ensuring that the privacy statement is continuously updated, also on the websites. VIS, by the CEO, is responsible for the processing of the personal data of the company. Where the day-to-day responsibility is delegated, it emerges under each item. Such delegations include only the tasks and not the responsibility. The declaration contains information you are entitled to when collecting information from our website (section 19 of the Personal Data Act) and general information on how we process personal data (section 18 of the Personal Data Act, 1st paragraph).

Processing of personal information at

The webmaster has the daily responsibility for VIS processing of personal information on our website unless otherwise stated below. It is voluntary for those who visit the website to provide personal information and it is only made in connection with services such as receiving newsletters. The treatment basis is the consent of the individual, unless otherwise specified. Mediebruket and Mainlink handle/process data from VIS, and is our total supplier for the development, operation and maintenance of the website. Information collected in connection with the operation of the website is stored on its own servers which are operated by the supplier. Only VIS and data processors (with subcontractors) have access to the information that is collected. A separate data processing agreement between VIS and the supplier, Mediebruket and Mainlink, regulates what information they have access to and how it should be processed.


  1. Cookies
    Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer when you download a website.
    The storage of information and the processing of this information is not permitted unless the user has been informed and has given his consent to the processing. The user shall know about and approve which information is processed, what the purpose of the processing is and who is processing the information, cf. Ekomloven / The Norwegian Electronic Communications Act § 2-7b.
    We use the Google Analytics analysis tool on our sites, which place 3 cookies on your machine. These begin gtag.js, analytics.js, and ga.js. Information from this tool is not provided from VIS to other parties. Read more about what is stored and logged in here
  2. Facebook Conversation Tracking Pixel
    A Facebook Pixel anonymously tracks who has visited the website and what pages they have visited. This tracking is used to offer relevant marketing in Facebook’s channels. The capsule lasts for 180 days and no personally identifiable information is collected or tracked. Users can even control advertisements that appear in Facebook by adjusting their personal settings on Facebook. There you can also find information about which cookies Facebook uses and their privacy policies.
    The Facebook cookies and privacy policy can be found here: Facebook’s cookie policy.
  1. Search
    VIS stores information about which keywords the users use in the search fields of the website. The purpose of the storage is to make our information offer better. The usage pattern for search is stored in a separate database, and they are only stored in aggregated form. Only the keyword is stored, and they cannot be linked to other user information, such as the IP addresses.
  1. Newsletter and contact form
    On the website you can choose to subscribe to the newsletter from VIS. In order for us to send you newsletters, you must at least register your name and an email address.
    The information is stored in a separate database, not shared with others and deleted when you unsubscribe. After registration you can also choose to provide additional information so that we can send you more relevant information. This includes workplace and interests.
    If you fill out the form “Contact form” at, we collect the name, e-mail address, phone number and a message from you. We need it to send your inquiry to the right person with us, and to be able to get in touch with you. The information you provide will be stored as long as it is relevant.

    If you fill out the form “Submit your idea” at, we collect names of inventor, employer, name of contact person, e-mail address, title, what role the contact person has (student, researcher or other), as well as the name of study / employer. In addition, we collect the description of the idea and any other information you wish to share with us. The information you provide is used to better evaluate the idea, as well as be able to route your inquiry to the right business developer with us. The information is stored as long as it is relevant.

    If you fill out the form “Join us / Apply for space with us” we collect your e-mail address, first name and last name, as well as your description of business / business idea, and any other information you wish to share with us. The information you provide is used to better evaluate the idea, as well as be able to route your inquiry to the right business developer with us and to be able to get in touch with you. Information in applications to the Fintech Room is shared with administrative staff in NCE Finance Innovation. Information in applications to the Media Cube is shared with administrative staff in NCE Media. The information you provide will be stored as long as it is relevant.

  1. Registration for courses
    On the website you can register for courses by providing your name, contact information and employer. In addition, we ask you to provide information about any allergies and the need for facilitation. Personal information we receive when registering for courses is not used for other purposes than to administer the course. Unless you have given explicit consent to anything else, your personal information will be deleted after the end of the purpose.

The information collected will not be used later for purposes that are incompatible with the purposes set forth below, unless you have consented to it.

  1. Implement the agreement
    Your personal information is processed in order to provide requested service (such as sending out newsletters and event invitations), improving and developing affiliate services, including customizing services according to the users’ expectations, and informing you of new uses.
  2. Improve the user experience
    The collected information is used to monitor whether users with a particular browser / device are having trouble loading the website, specific pages, specific services, and customizing the format of the browser / device being used so that we can improve our services. The information processed for this purpose is used aggregately and anonymously.
  3. Marketing and recommendations
    We also process personal information for such purposes as offering you the opportunity to receive notifications of VIS products and services, including newsletter shipments, and invitations to participate in surveys or events, if you have previously chosen to receive such information. We may also use your personal information for other business-related purposes.
  1. Understand market trends
    The personal information collected is analysed to understand the market trends and to try to predict future behaviour. The purpose of this is among other things. to compile statistics that we use to improve and further develop our sites and improve our services. Such analyses can be done by VIS itself, or by VIS making an extract of information that another company analyses. If personal information is provided to other companies for such analysis purposes, this will be regulated by separate data processing agreements with requirements for confidentiality, and that the information is not used for other purposes and deleted after use, etc.
  2. Limit the misuse of the service
    We use information related to users’ activities and technical data to limit various forms of misuse of the service. Misuse includes, among other things, fraud attempts, spam, attempts to log on to other users’ user accounts, hate speech and harassment, and otherwise actions that are prohibited by Norwegian law.
  1. Is it voluntary to disclose personal information?
    It is always voluntary for those who visit the website to provide personal information. You can limit the amount and type of personal data at any time VIS records about you by failing to enter this in forms or data fields on our website. Please note that this may result in some of our online services not working, functioning optimally, or affecting your user experience. As for the possibility of not accepting the use of cookies on said websites, see the section “2. cookies “.
  1. Who gets access to my personal information?
    Those who can access your personal information are a limited number of VIS employees, and third parties such as VIS have commissioned services (such as our suppliers).
  1. Sharing information with third parties
    Information about you and your use of the service may be disclosed to other companies, including our affiliates

    Information about you and your use of the service may be disclosed to other companies, including our partners for the conduct of events and other affiliates for the same purpose for which they were collected. As far as possible, the information will be provided in anonymous form, but for some purposes it may be necessary for the recipient to receive information that makes it possible to identify you. If you have requested a service that is performed with another company (for example, a joint event) that may need access to your personal information, we will request your consent. We require that our affiliates process your personal information confidentially and only use the information to provide services for VIS account. If there is a suspicion that an offense has been committed in connection with the use of VIS services, the information may be disclosed to the public authorities upon request. We will also be able to provide information to others if necessary to prevent fraud. We can also provide a data processor who processes personal information on behalf of VIS access to your personal information. Our data processors are subject to a duty of confidentiality and cannot use the information other than in the performance of the service for us.

  1. Combining personal information with third party information
    VIS cannot combine personal information you have provided directly with us with information obtained from third parties.
  1. Securing personal data
    We have established procedures and measures at various levels to ensure that unauthorized persons do not gain access to your personal data, prevent personal data from being lost by mistake, destroyed or damaged and that all processing of the information is in accordance with applicable law. The measures include regular risk assessments, technical systems and physical procedures to safeguard information security and routines to verify access and correction requests.
  1. Right of access
    Anyone requesting it has the right to obtain basic information about the processing of personal data in an enterprise pursuant to the Norwegian Personal Data Act, section 18, paragraph 1. VIS has provided this information in this Privacy Policy and will refer to it at any request. The person registered in VIS computer systems is entitled to access their own information.
  2. Requirements for rectification or deletion of defective or incorrect information
    According to Section 27 of the Norwegian Personal Data Act the registered person has the right to request that incorrect, incomplete or information VIS is not allowed to process, is corrected, deleted or supplemented. Requirements from the data subject must be answered free of charge and no later than 30 days.
  3. Deletion of personal data
    Personal data will not be stored beyond what is necessary to fulfil the purpose of the processing, unless required by law to be kept for longer. You may at any time ask us to delete information related to you as a user, unless the information is necessary to provide a service you still wish to access (for example, a newsletter subscription), or it is required by law to keep the information. You may at any time call back your consent to the processing of personal data.


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