Privacy policy

On 25 May 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect across the European Union. One key purpose of GDPR is to afford individuals greater control over their personal data. In the case of personal data that is processed, the data subject has the right to be informed of the processing, of what data is being processed and for what purpose. 

NordMedia Network is managed by Nordicom, a Nordic non-profit knowledge centre and publisher in the field of media and communication research based at the University of Gothenburg. The University of Gothenburg is responsible for the data processing of your personal data. 

About the researcher database

One of Nordicom’s missions from the Nordic Council of Ministers is to “strengthen contacts and collaboration amongst Nordic media and communication researchers”. NordMedia Network processes personal information as part of fulfilling that mission. We will only process the personal information you voluntarily provide us with.

When you create a profile in the research database, the personal data you have provided will be openly published and made available in the database. We process your personal data to fulfill our mission to cooperate and strengthen the contacts and collaboration between Nordic media and communication researchers and society. You can decide what personal data will be made public by changing the settings in your profile. The legal basis we rely on to process your personal data is Article 6(1)(e) of the GDPR, which allows us to process personal data when it is necessary to carry out a task of public interest.

Your personal data will be saved in the research database until you choose to delete your profile. If you have been inactive for an extended period of time, we will contact you to ensure that your information is still accurate. 

About newsletters

If you choose to subscribe to our newsletter, we will process your personal data necessary to deliver the newsletter to you. The legal basis we rely on for processing your personal data is Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR, which allows us to process personal data when it is necessary for the performance of a contract. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter by changing the settings in your personal profile.

Your personal data will be processed until you delete your profile in the research database or until you change your settings in your personal profile.

About invites and invitations

If you choose to subscribe to our personalised invites and information, we will process your personal data in order to send materials to you that we deem relevant based on your profile. To determine what material is relevant for you, we will use the following categories: country, affiliation, academic degree, position, research area and NordMedia division.

The legal basis we rely on to process your personal data is Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR, which allows us to process personal data when it is necessary for the performance of the contract.

Your personal data will be processed until you delete your profile in the research database or until you change your settings in your personal profile.

About forms

In order to contact you about a contribution to NordMedia Network, we will process your e-mail address and personal data that you provide. The legal basis we rely on for processing your personal data is Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR, which allows us to process your personal data with your consent. You can withdraw your consent by contacting The NordMedia Network Team (info@nordmedianetwork.org).

Your personal data will be stored for 30 days and then automatically deleted.

Sharing of personal data

Your personal data will be shared with the web agency Raket Webbyrå AB in Gothenburg, Sweden as they have built the database and continue to serve as a support function. Raket Webbyrå AB cannot however use your personal data for any of their own purposes or share them with anyone else. 

Contact and complaints

If you find that some of the personal data we process about you is incorrect, you can contact us and have your personal data corrected. You can also contact us and request that we delete your personal data.

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation, you have certain other rights that we want to inform you about. These include the right to access (retrieve records), restriction of processing, data portability and the right to object processing. Contact Karin Andén (karin.anden@nordicom.gu.se) or the University of Gothenburg’s data protection officer (dataskydd@gu.se) if you have any questions or if you wish to make a request as described above.

You can contact the Swedish Data Protection Authority if you want to submit a complaint about how we process your personal data. 

More information about how the University of Gothenburg processes personal data can be found here.

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