Last update: February 28th 2015
The website dnvgl.com is owned and operated by the Norwegian registered company DNV GL AS. This Privacy Statement applies to the use of the Website, including the use of our online subscription services.
The Privacy Statement shall be governed and interpreted in accordance with Norwegian law. Any disputes arising under or in connection with the Privacy Statement shall be subject to the sole jurisdiction of the courts of Oslo. The personal data that you make available to DNV GL on the Website will be processed in accordance with the applicable minimum requirements set out in the Norwegian Personal Data Act and EU personal data legislation.
This Privacy Statement is deemed to be accepted when you access and use (“browse”) the Website.
DNV GL collects anonymous information about every visit to the Website to improve the performance of the site and address security hazards. See below.
Any personal data we collect from you (“the Information”) may be used for the purpose of improving our services, to enable us to contact you with regard to the products and services in which you have registered an interest, to make available targeted information or to reply to and process any requests or orders made (“the Purpose”).
The Information may be provided to other entities within DNV GL for the Purpose. DNV GL consists of DNV GL Group AS with subsidiaries (“DNV GL”). By providing us with the Information, you consent to us processing the Information for the Purpose. We will not pass the Information on to any third party outside DNV GL unless necessary for the Purpose or otherwise set out herein.
In case of conflict between different language versions of the Privacy Statement, the English version shall prevail.
Collection of anonymous information about visits to the Website
Browsing of the Website
When you visit the Website to browse information it contains, you do so anonymously unless you choose to provide us with information about yourself. If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the web site for example reading pages, viewing images, or downloading information without submitting any personal information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally.
Information gathered automatically is used for only two purposes: site management and for law enforcement and possible criminal prosecution, in the case of suspected unauthorised activity.
The Website automatically log visitor information from which summary statistics are created. We use the summary statistics to help us make our site more useful to visitors, such as assessing what information is of most and least interest to visitors, and for other purposes such as determining the site's technical design specifications and identifying system performance or problem areas.
When you visit the Website, the following are types of information automatically collected and stored in a cookie which is tracked and analysed using Google Analytics:
The Internet domain and Internet Protocol (IP) address from which you access our website;
the type of Internet browser and the operating system of the computer you use to access our site;
the date and time you visit our site;
the pages you visit on our site;
if you linked to our website from another website, the address of that website; and
if you linked to our website from a search website, the address of that website and the search term you used.
The cookies we use are ‘analytical’ cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way the Website works, for example by making sure users are finding what they need easily.
Several cookies will be set on your computer when you visit the Website, including but not limited to:
Google Analytics: _utma, _utmb, _utmc and _utmz. For more information about these cookies, please seehttps://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies#cookiesSet
ASPSESSIONID: This cookie contains the users session ID and the cookie will expire when you close your browser. This cookie does not store personal data about you.
AddThis cookies: _atuvc, _uid, _uit. These cookies are used by the service we use to enable you to easily share web pages on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social networks by using the buttons on our website. For more information about these cookies, please see http://www.addthis.com/privacy.
You can set up your web browser to inform you when cookies are set or to prevent cookies from being set. Please note that if you have chosen to disable cookies on your browser, your use of the Website might be limited. For more information about cookies, see http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
Your submission of Information: Completing forms, uploading information on the Website etc
If you choose to provide us with the Information via a form or to upload the Information on the Website, we will use the Information only for the Purpose.
If you choose to complete any DNV GL form, we will collect the Information by an automated process.
Unless otherwise specifically stated on a particular form or in connection with uploading of Information, we will not give your information to any third parties outside of DNV GL, commercial or otherwise, except when deemed necessary for the Purpose.
We will retain the Information provided by you only for so long as is reasonably appropriate under the applicable legislation.
We request Information from the user on our secure order forms. The user must provide contact information (like name and address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). The Information is used for billing purposes and to fill customer's orders. If we have trouble processing an order, this Information is used to get in touch with the user.
We take market standard precautions to protect the Information. When users submit sensitive information such as credit card numbers etc via the website, your information is protected both online and offline. When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information, that information is encrypted and is protected with market standard encryption software - SSL. While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon on the bottom of web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to unlocked, or open, when you are just 'browsing'. While we use SSL encryption to protect the Information online, we also take market standard steps to protect it offline. Access to the Information is given on a need-to-know basis.
Unfortunately, no data transmission or processing can be guaranteed to be 100 % secure. Accordingly, despite our efforts to protect the Information, DNV GL is not in a position guarantee or warrant the security of the Information. Thus, theInformation is submitted at your own risk.
Revision of the Privacy Statement
DNV GL may change or update the Privacy Statement without notice. All such changes will take effect once they have been posted on My DNV GL. You agree that it is your responsibility to monitor such updates and that your continued use of My DNV GL after such revisions will constitute your full acceptance of the amendments to the Privacy Statement. The Privacy Statement was last updated on the date stated at the beginning of this Privacy Statement.
DNV GL Group Communications manages the overall corporate information content, design and organisation of DNV GL's websites. Correcting/updating of personal information (i.e. subscriptions to newsletters, etc.) is managed by the different DNV GL units.
If you have any questions or comments about the privacy statement, please contact DNV GL Group Communications at the following address:
DNV GL Group Communications
DNV GL regrets that queries about privacy cannot be responded to via e-mail.