• Privacy Policy
March 08, 2018

Last Update: 27 July 2018

Please note that this privacy policy is currently being updated in relation to the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (“GDPR”).

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected and we endeavor to use any information that you provide when using this website in accordance with this privacy policy. This privacy policy explains what information we collect, how we protect any information you submit to us, and how we use it. We may amend this policy from time to time by updating this page. Therefore, we suggest you check this page occasionally to ensure you are aware of and in agreement with any amendments.

Who we are: For the purpose of applicable data protection legislation, the data controller of your personal data is StormGeo AS (organization number 978 661 017), headquartered at Nordre Nøstekaien 1, 5011 Bergen, Norway.

Changes to this Policy: We will post any modifications or changes to the Policy on our website. We reserve the right to modify the Policy at any time and encourage you to review it frequently. The “Last Update” legend above indicates when this Policy was last changed. If we make any material change(s) to the Policy, we will post a notice on our site prior to such changes(s) taking effect.

What is Personal Data?

We collect information in a range of forms, including personal data. As used in this Policy, “personal data,” as defined in GDPR, includes any information which, either alone or in combination with other information, identifies you as an individual, including, for example, your name, postal address, email address and/or telephone number.

What Information Does StormGeo Collect?

Personal data may be collected from you in various ways, for example:

  1. Information about your computer and your visits to and use of this website (including browser, IP address, general location as determined from an IP address and provided by the browser, the site from which you come, and the links followed when you leave our site). This information is collected through cookies, and is processed for statistical purposes and analyzed for management use in order to administer the website or improve our products and services.

    We also use a marketing automation tool to track visitor activity on our websites. The activity is obtained to track and better understand visitors’ interests.

    We base this on individual consent, as cookies need to be enabled in a visitor’s browser for us to process this data. You can at all times disable cookies in your browser. Please note that you may not be able to take full advantage of our website if you disable cookies.

    The retention period for cookies is 90 days.

  2. When you register and voluntarily provide information in response to questionnaires, to download forms, or to register for newsletters (this includes your name, email address, and any other details asked for and which you provide), the retention period for this personal data is three years. We process this personal data to inform you about our events, services or products, or other related information that you have requested or that we think would be of interest to you.

    We base our processing on your consent, and you may at all times withdraw your consent by sending an email to info@stormgeo.com with the word UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject field or by clicking on an unsubscribe link in any of our email messages or newsletters.

    In some cases, based on a visitor’s legitimate interest, we may communicate marketing messages, newsletters and details of our business that we think may be of interest to you by post, email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications through the unsubscribe steps outlined above).

  3. When you conduct activities on our site (for example, downloading a whitepaper) we may collect your name and contact details, details of your subscription to our services, and other information transferred to us, including your address. We will only retain your personal data as long as is reasonably required for you to use our content, products and services unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (for example, for regulatory purposes). Generally, we base this processing on the agreement you are party to, and in some cases our legitimate interest to process your personal data.

  4. We sometimes use personal data (contact details) to contact you for marketing purposes. For example, if we receive your business card at an event. We base this processing on either your consent to do so, or our legitimate interests in contacting you as a representative of your business. We store contact information as long we think it is relevant for us to contact you.

Your Rights Over Your Data

You have rights concerning your data privacy. You may at any time exercise these rights by sending us an email to info@stormgeo.com.
We will generally answer all requests within 30 days. If we are unable to grant your request within the 30 days, we will inform you about the delay with an explanation for the delay and answer within the following 30 days. The original 30-day period may be extended twice.
Your rights over your data are as follow:

  • Right to access your own personal data. We will provide information on which personal data we process, how we do it and our legal basis for doing so.
  • Rectification: You may demand that we correct personal data that is either incorrect or insufficient.
  • Deletion: We delete your personal data on our own accord when we do not have a legal basis or a business purpose to process your personal data. You may at any time demand that we erase your personal data in accordance with GDPR. However, please note that if you use any of our services that require you to provide personal information, deleting our records may mean that you will need to resubmit it to continue using such services.
  • Restrict our processing: You may require that we restrict our processing to only storing your personal data.
  • Right to object: You may object to our processing, where we will delete your personal data unless we are able to demonstrate compelling and legitimate grounds for the processing.

Right to data portability: We will transfer your personal data in a machine-readable format to third parties upon your request if our processing is based on your consent or an agreement where you are a contracting party.

Automated Decision-making

We do not apply any automated decisions to your personal data.

Transfers to Third Parties

Your information will not be disclosed to any third parties, except when external data processors process personal data on our behalf. For more information, please see below.

Data Processors

Data processors external to StormGeo may sometimes process personal data on our behalf. We use processors for establishing legitimate interest in our products, services and career opportunities within the organization. The categories of personal data that they process are full name, telephone number, email address, home address and IP address. They will not process personal data in any other way than mentioned in this privacy policy.

Sale of Business

If this business is sold or integrated with another business, your details may be disclosed to our advisers or any prospective purchasers and their advisers. It will then be passed on to the new owners of the business.

Log Files

Our systems automatically gather some anonymous information about visitors, including IP addresses, browser types, languages, and the times and dates of webpage visits. The data collected does not include personally identifiable information and is used, as described above, for statistical analysis, to understand visitor behavior, and to administer the site.

Google Analytics and Cookies

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Further information about Google’s privacy policy may be obtained here: http://www.google.com/privacy.html.

Third Party Cookies for Analytics Purposes

In order to provide our visitors with a better service, we measure the number of page views, the number of visits, the different actions performed by visitors on our site, the geo-location of our visitors and the number of times visitors return to our site. For this purpose, we use two web analytics software tools: Google Analytics as well as the Marketo Munchkin Cookie.

Google Analytics Information

When IP-anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the whole IP address be first transferred to a Google server in the US and truncated there. IP-anonymization is active on this website.

Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

The IP-address that your browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also opt out from being tracked by Google Analytics now and in the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your current web browser: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Marketo Munchkin Cookie

We use third party marketing software from a company called Marketo to send our emails. We use cookies as part of tracking so we have information on email open rates, click-through rates, and activity on the website. For example, visitors can download marketing whitepapers from the site. We use Marketo cookies to see who does this and if they then visit other parts of our website. This cookie is set by Marketo. It allows a website to track visitor behavior on the sites on which the cookie is installed and to link a visitor to the recipient of an email marketing campaign, measuring a campaign’s effectiveness. Tracking is performed anonymously until visitors identify themselves by submitting a form. For more information on Marketo’s privacy and cookie policy, please visit Marketo privacy policy: http://www.marketo.com/trust/legal/privacy

If you prefer that we do not place this cookie on your web browser, you may opt out by clicking on the “opt-out” button.

Security

The internet is not a secure medium. However, we take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of visitors’ personal information.

We have put in place various security procedures as set out in this policy. For example, our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized personnel have access to visitor information. We use secure server software (SSL) to encrypt any financial information we might receive, and our database is hosted in a secure data center. While we cannot ensure or guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration of data will not occur, we use our best efforts to prevent this.

Changes

We may make changes to this privacy policy from time to time. If we change our privacy policy, we will post the changes on this page and update the “Last Update” date at the top. If a change in our privacy policy affects the use of your personal information, we will contact you by email to seek your consent to the change. Continued use of the service will signify that you agree to any such changes.

Acceptance of This Privacy Policy

If you do not agree to this privacy policy, please do not use our site. By using our site, you consent to the collection and use of information by StormGeo. Owing to the global nature of the internet infrastructure, the information you provide may be transferred in transit to countries outside the European Economic Area that do not have similar protections in place regarding your data and its use as set out in this Policy. However, we have taken the steps outlined above to try to improve the security of your information. By submitting your information, you consent to these transfers.

How to Contact Us

We welcome your views about our website and our privacy policy. If you would like to contact StormGeo with any queries or comments, please send an email to info@stormgeo.com with “Privacy Policy” in the subject line.

If you have unresolved concerns, you have the right to complain to competent data protection authorities.