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Privacy Policy

Introduction

Nobel Media AB is responsible for producing the official web site of the Nobel Prize, Nobelprize.org. We recognize that privacy is important and are committed to protecting your privacy. The Nobel Media Privacy Policy applies to data collected by Nobel Media through Nobelprize.org. Please read it carefully and feel free to contact us, at the address last in this document, with questions or comments.

Nobel Media adheres to all applicable Swedish and EG/EU law.

Information we collect and how we use it

We offer a number of services that do not require you to sign up, register, or provide any personal information to us. In order to provide our full range of services, however, we may in certain cases ask for and collect personal information in different ways.

How we collect your personal information

Some of the services at Nobelprize.org, such as certain educational games and interactive services, require registration. To use these services, we may ask you for personal information and an account password.

Other services (such as the options to evaluate and rate our content) may give you the option of providing personal or demographic information, such as your e-mail address, name, address, ZIP or postcode, age, gender, preferences or favourites. You can decline to submit personal information to any of our services, in which case Nobelprize.org may not be able to fully provide those services to you.

E-mails or other communications that you send to Nobel Media may be retained in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests or improve our services.

We collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the links you click and other actions taken in connection with Nobelprize.org sites and services. We also collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every website you visit. See 'Web analytics' below.

Information collected through one Nobelprize.org service may be combined with information obtained through any other Nobelprize.org service. Except in connection with the Tell a Friend-service, as described below, we do not combine data entered by you (such as an opinion or rating) with personal data provided by the browser (such as the IP address).

How we use your personal information

Nobelprize.org collects and processes personal information for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. Such purposes include:

  • providing our services to users, including the display of customized content;
  • providing audits, research and analyses in order to maintain, protect and improve our services and technologies;
  • aiding the development of new services;
  • making services easier to use by eliminating the need for you to repeatedly enter the same information; and
  • operating and improving our site to deliver the services you have requested. These uses may include providing you with more effective customer service.

Personal information collected on Nobelprize.org sites and services may be stored and processed in Sweden or any other country in which Nobel Media or its affiliates or agents maintain facilities, and by using a Nobelprize.org site or service you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.

Newsletters

If you have subscribed to Nobelprize.org Monthly, we will send you newsletters. You can stop the delivery of newsletters from Nobelprize.org by following the specific instructions in the e-mail you receive.

Nobelprize.org maintains a strict privacy policy for the information we collect in order to be able to distribute our newsletters. Your e-mail address will not be used for any other purposes than the newsletter service and will not be sold or given to any third party, or traded in any way.

We use a double opt-in technique for subscribing to News from Nobelprize.org, designed as follows. We send an e-mail for confirmation to the entered e-mail address. In order to become a subscriber, you have to respond to this e-mail. The purpose is to ensure that you are the valid owner of the entered e-mail address and to prevent people from subscribing by using other people’s e-mail addresses.

Cookies

When you visit Nobelprize.org, we send one or more cookies to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. A cookie is a small file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. The cookie contains a string of characters that can later be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. We only use standard first-party cookies, which are a communication tag only viewable by Nobelprize.org in the same nature as session ids. They are not a third-party cookies, which may provide information outside our domain, violating our privacy policy.

Nobel Media uses cookies

  • to improve the quality of our service by tracking user trends and paths using standard Web analytics software.
  • to store your preferences and other information on your computer in order to save you time by eliminating the need to repeatedly enter the same information and to display your personalized content on your current and later visits to Nobelprize.org.
  • to make it easy for visitors to bookmark and share content to their favorite social destinations.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some Nobelprize.org features and services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.

Web analytics

When you visit Nobelprize.org, we record some standard information about your visit. This information helps us to measure the popularity of our documents and to understand how traffic flows through our site as well as to assist us in planning new content materials. We do not create individual profiles of visitors but only collect aggregate data.

These server logs include information such as your web request, IP address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request, referring webpage, plug-ins installed, screen size, search terms and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.

The log files are analysed by standard Web analytics programs. In this process the information is non-personalized. We do not track individual visits unless you specifically ask us to do so (i.e. for solving certain problems) or if our security is violated.

The log files are retained for as long as is necessary to perform the analysis described above, but in no case for a period longer than 18 months.

AddThis

Nobelprize.org uses AddThis to help us spread our content across the web by making it easy for visitors to bookmark and share content to their favorite social destinations. Please refer to the AddThis Privacy Policy to learn more about their commitment to privacy. Nobelprize.org does not collect or receive any personal information submitted to an AddThis application.

'Tell a Friend'

Nobel Media has a Tell a Friend service that allows you to inform a friend about a page on Nobelprize.org. In this process you enter the e-mail address of your friend and possibly your own e-mail address, together with a short message. Nobel Media will include certain personal information from you, such as the IP address, into the e-mail sent to your friend. The same information will be stored at Nobel Media for 5 days. The purpose is to protect the integrity of the receiver of the e-mail. If the receiver feels abused by a sent e-mail, we want to be able to assist in providing the information about the sender we know about. Nobel Media does not look at this information unless we are specifically asked to do so. After 5 days all data is erased, the purpose of which is to protect the integrity of both the sender and the receiver, since the message sent may contain personal information.

Affiliated sites and links

This policy applies to web sites and services that are owned and operated by Nobel Media. We do not exercise control over sites displayed as links from within Nobelprize.org.

Nobelprize.org may present links in a format that enables us to keep track of whether these links have been followed. We use this information to improve the quality of our services.

Information sharing

Nobel Media only would only share personal information with other companies or individuals outside of Nobel Media in situations in which we (i) explicitly say we are doing so and include a description of the purpose for sharing personal information in the form where the information would be collected; or (ii) in the following limited circumstances:

We have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request; (b) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; and (c) protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of Nobel Media, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.

We may share with third parties certain pieces of aggregated, non-personal information, such as the number of users who searched for a particular term, for example, or how many users used a particular service. Such information does not identify you individually.

Information security

Nobel Media is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information and data from unauthorized alteration access, use, destruction or disclosure.

Our measures to protect the security of your personal information include:

  • storing the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access, which are located in controlled facilities;
  • restricting access to personal information to Nobel Media employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations; and
  • performing internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems in which we store personal data.

If a password is used to help protect your accounts and personal information, it is your responsibility to keep your password confidential. If you are sharing a computer with anyone you should always log out before leaving a site or service to protect access to your information from subsequent users.

Data integrity

Nobel Media collects, stores and processes personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with this Privacy Policy, and we regularly review our practices to ensure that their adherence to this Privacy Policy is maintained.

Accessing and updating your personal information

You may have the ability to view or edit your personal information online. The appropriate method for accessing your personal information will depend on which services you have used.

Compliance and changes

Nobel Media regularly reviews its compliance with this Privacy Policy. If we receive written complaints regarding this policy or our processing of personal information, we generally try to contact the complainant regarding his or her concerns, and will try our best to resolve the complaint.

We will occasionally update this policy to reflect changes in the site and to reflect your feedback. When we post changes to this policy, we will revise the ‘last updated’ date at the top of this document. We will post any policy changes on this page prior to implementing the change. We encourage you to periodically review this policy to be informed of how we are protecting your information.

Contacting us

Questions, comments and suggestions

If you have any questions about this policy, or believe that we have not adhered to it, please e-mail us.

Ordinary mail
You may also write to us at:
Nobel Media AB
Box 5232
SE-102 45 Stockholm, Sweden

 

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