We are concerned with the privacy of our users and this Privacy Statement is about how we collect and use information about visitors to our website. The statement contains information that you are entitled to when collecting information from our website (Personal Information Act, section 19), and general information about how we treat personal data (Personal Data Act, section 18, first paragraph).

Contact Details

Company Name: Høgskolen på Vestlandet
Contact us: post@hvl.no

What personal information we collect and why we collect them

– Contact forms
Via the contact form (s) on this website we collect data such as name, email address, phone number and what the request applies.
We request this information in order to answer the inquiry in the best possible way.

By using the contact form on this website you agree that we store your data and that we can send you digital communications. We take your privacy seriously and will never share your personal information with third parties. You can withdraw all consent whenever you wish. See our privacy statement for more information.

– Web analytics & cookies (cookies)
As an important part of the effort to create a user-friendly website, we look at the user pattern of those who visit the site. To analyze the information, we use the Google Analytics analytics tool.
Google Analytics uses cookies / cookies (small text files that the site stores on the user’s computer), which registers the users’ IP address and provides information about the individual user’s online movements. Examples of what the statistics give us answers to are; how many people visit different pages, how long the visit lasts, what websites users come from and what browsers are used. None of the cookies allow us to link information about your use of the site to you as an individual. Data related to cookies will be automatically deleted 14 months after registration. You can manage the use of cookies yourself.

The information collected by Google Analytics is stored on Google servers in the U.S.. The information received is subject to the Google Privacy Policy.

An IP address is defined as a personal information because it can be traced back to a particular hardware and thus to an individual. We anonymize the user’s IP address before the information is stored and processed by Google. Thus, the anonymous IP address can not be used to identify the individual user.

Your IP address is also logged for a short period of time by our web servers. The user’s IP address, time, URL, HTTP status, number of bytes sent, HTTP referrer and HTTP user agent are logged in for 15 days. Then the log will be automatically deleted.

– Search
This website stores information about what keywords users use on our websites through Google Analytics. The purpose of the storage is to improve our information service. The search usage pattern is stored in aggregate form. Only the keyword is saved and they can not be linked to other information about the users, such as IP addresses.

– Facebook Pixel
Facebook is the largest and most active of our social channels. To improve the interaction between Facebook and our website, we can install Facebook’s “pixel” – a script that measures traffic across Facebook’s interface and our web pages. We use the data collected by the pixel to deliver customized content to those visiting our website and for marketing on Facebook. For more information about privacy around Facebook, please visit this link.

– Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this page may include embedded content (eg videos, photos, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other sites behaves exactly the same as if the visitor had visited the site as the embedded content comes from.

These sites may collect information about you, use cookies, or build third-party tracking systems and monitor what you do through this embedded content. This also includes tracking your actions via the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to the site.

– Share / Tips service
The “Share with others” feature can be used to forward links to the site by email, or to share the content of social networking communities, such as Facebook or Twitter. Tips for tips are not logged with us, but only used to add the tips to the community. However, we can not guarantee that the online community does not log this information. All such services should therefore be used wisely. If you use the email feature, we only use the provided email addresses to resend the message without any form of storage.

Who we share your information with

We do not share any personal information with third parties.

Storage and deletion

Pursuant to section 28 of the Personal Data Act, information which is no longer necessary for the purpose for which they are stored is to be deleted. We store personal information in accordance with current laws.


Pursuant to section 18 of the Personal Information Act, access to the information is registered. Inspections can be obtained by sending a written inquiry to us. If the registered information is incorrect or incomplete you may require these rights in accordance with section 27 of the Personal Information Act.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

We may make changes to this Privacy Statement. The latest version of the statement is always available on our website.