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Privacy and security policy

Business Norway has adopted a data protection policy to safeguard your privacy and security.

This privacy and security policy statement concerns how collects and uses your personal information. links to websites owned and operated by other businesses, such as companies with published solutions. Business Norway and Innovation Norway do not have access to private and personal information gathered by those websites, unless it is explicitly mentioned in this privacy policy. Business Norway is not responsible for the content or processing of private and personal information on other websites. For more information, please see each website's privacy declaration.

About Business Norway is published by Innovation Norway.

Innovation Norway’s objective is to be the state’s and the county authorities’ instrument to enhance value-generative business development in Norway. Read more about Innovation Norway's activities.

Innovation Norway is responsible for processing the personal data the company processes.

Our contact details

  • Visiting address: Innovation Norway, Grev Wedels plass 9, 0151 Oslo, Norway
  • Postal address: Innovation Norway, PO Box 448 Sentrum, 0104 Oslo, Norway
  • Telephone number: + 47 22 00 25 00
  • Organisation number: 986 399 445 (registered in the Brønnøysund Register Centre)
  • Contact Innovation Norway

What is personal data?

Personal information is information about an identified or identifiable natural person. For an overview of the categories of personal data processed by Innovation Norway and other important information about our processing of personal data, please read the information below.

Processing of personal data

Innovation Norway processes personal data for 12 different purposes.

For an overview over:

  • processing purposes,
  • data subjects,
  • personal data processed and legal basis,
  • disclosure of personal data, and
  • transfer of personal data to third countries,

please download this annotated Excel document: Processing of personal data.

Your rights

You have the right to:

  • receive information,
  • demand access,
  • demand rectification,
  • demand erasure,
  • demand restriction,
  • data portability,
  • complaint to a supervisory authority, and
  • object

as set out in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) chapter III.

Social media

Innovation Norway uses social media to provide information on our activities. If you follow us on social media, the relevant platform will be responsible for the processing of your personal data. See further information about this from the relevant platform provider.

When you use the services, Innovation Norway also collects information on which pages you have visited, interaction with any emails you have received and registration for our events, among other things. We are responsible for processing this data for the purpose of offering relevant services adapted to your person, your user habits and interests. At the same time, we further develop the services for the benefit of our users.


Cookies are files that contain small amounts of data stored on your computer, mobile phone or other device. Cookies allow websites to, for example, remember actions or preferences over time.

We use cookies and other identifiers in combination with personal data to provide a better experience of our services, verify your identity and give you easy access to useful information. In marketing and other communications, we may use profiles to communicate what we believe is most relevant to you, both on this site and with our partners. We share information about your use of the website with social media, advertising and analytics partners.

Other relevant legislation

Innovation Norway is subject to the Norwegian Archives Act and the Freedom of Information Act. Thus, we are legally obligated to:

  • store documentation/information (including personal data) in compliance with the Archives Act for a longer period than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data were processed, and
  • provide access to documentation/information (including personal data) in compliance with the Freedom of Information Act (i.e. a disclosure of personal data).

Other relevant legal basis for disclosure of personal data is set out in the item regarding Innovation Norway’s processing of personal data above.

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