Last updated: 12.04.2021

Privacy and Cookie Policy

Personal data is data and assessments that can be linked to an individual. For example, it may be the name, place of residence, phone number, email address and IP address, or a combination of these, which allows you to track who is behind the data. On this site, we log anonymous statistics of all visitors. We use cookies primarily for traffic measurement and content optimization. This information can not be traced back to you as an individual.

All use of personal data is considered as processing of personal information, such as collection, registration, assembly, storage and disclosure or a combination of these. Processing of personal data is governed by the Personal Data Act.

TSC Subsea is responsible for processing personal information processed in connection with the use of our services and products, and personal information we collect and process for the purposes stated below. The fact that TSC Subsea is the treatment manager primarily means that it is TSC Subsea, which is responsible in regards of the Personal Data Act on this website and its content.

If TSC Subsea chooses another company that is responsible for processing personal information, ie data about you, we call it a data processor. In cases where we use data providers, we shall ensure that we have entered into data processing agreements that regulate how the data processor can process data that becomes available. The default for this is that the agreement with the data processor can only process personal information on TSC Subsea behalf and for clearly defined purposes, as required by the regulation on the processing of personal data.

Do we use ‘cookies’?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. They help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We use cookies to:
• Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
• Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you turn cookies off, Some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.

 

What cookies do we use?

We use the Google Analytics tool to study traffic, usage patterns, and trends on this site. The data collected is used to optimize the user experience and customize the content of the website. According to Google Analytic´s Guidelines we do not collect personal information about you as a user. The data collected is stored on Google servers.

How to delete cookies

Usually, most browsers are set to accept cookies. We note that you can delete cookies by following the instructions for deleting cookies in your browser. You can find information about this in the “Help” feature of your browser. Please note that limiting access to cookies may affect the functionality of our site.

Follow these instructions:

Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/278835#/en-us/kb/278835 
Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=no 
Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH17191?locale=no_NO 
Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/no/kb/delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored 

How do we collect information about you?

Most of our data about you are data that is generated when you use any of our services. Examples of this may be; Pageviews and information about your device (PC, Mobile, Tablet).

1. Information you share with us

Should you send us questions via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form and forward it to the group email, including the contact details you provide, to reach out to you to answer your question and further communication. We do not share this information with a third party without your permission.

We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1)(a) DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.

2. Information collected through the use of the Services
When using our services, we will record that information about what services you use and how you use them. We do this to have the opportunity to improve our user experience, service content, fraud prevention, and customize content and ads for your usage and interest patterns.

3. Information from other sources
We may receive information from other sources, such as ad networks, customers, targeting tools, or other third parties, to help us or them understand your user patterns, preferences, or generally to improve the services we offer to be more tailored to your needs and interests.

How do we use the information we have gathered about you?

We have collected all of the personal information we have collected to understand and improve our services and products so that you get the best user experience on our websites. TSC Subsea is constantly working to provide you with the best possible experience of our services which are available. In order to do that, we may use the personal information we have collected:

– To make a deal with you and make the services work best as possible
TSC Subsea processes personal information and other forms of data to deliver the services agreed with you. We also use data to ensure the best user experience for you through automatic sign-in, customizing the content view of your screen, and the fastest possible page loading

– For statistic purposes and to understand market trends
We develop statistics and chart market trends to improve and further develop our sites.

– To personalize services – Services tailored to you
We want to give you the opportunity to get customized content and customization. We do this by using your user behavior data or your preferences or other available information. This can tell us something about your needs and wishes, for example, removing posts you’ve already read from the front page or show reviews of recommended articles, and we can provide you with recommendations about content or services based on what you’ve read or purchased. We also provide recommendations based on what other users with similar usage patterns like you have read.

Information about marketing in email and text

If you have an active customer relationship with TSC Subsea, we will be able to send you marketing by e-mail or other electronic communication methods within the scope of the Marketing Act, unless you have requested for anything else. If you do not have an active customer relationship with us, we will only send such marketing if you have given us an explicit and informed consent.

How is this information shared?

In some cases, we also share information with affiliates who use the information to convey targeted content and or offers through their services. We then enter into agreements that restrict access to the use of the information and establish obligations to comply with applicable privacy laws.

If there is a suspicion that there has been an offense in connection with the use of services, the information may be disclosed to public authorities upon request.

We will not share, sell or convey personal information in any way other than described in this Privacy Statement.

Correction and deletion of personal data

It is important that information we gather about you is correct and up to date. If you notice a mistake, we encourage you to contact us so that the information can be corrected. You can also contact us if you wish the information can be deleted.

We will not save personal information beyond what is necessary to fulfill the purpose of the processing and statutory duties we have, for example, in accordance with the Accounting Act.

Our analysis and third party tools

TSC Subsea uses analysis tools to collect information about how our services are used. We use Google Analytics, where we measure the number of visitors, which pages are visited, how long a visit lasts and the like.

Statistics on users and traffic are usually used and used in aggregated form, so the statistics do not contain any information that can be linked directly to you as an identified person. IP-adresses are anonymous.

About children’s privacy

TSC Subsea does not wish to collect or otherwise treat personal data about children under 15 years of age.

If children under 15 have nevertheless provided us with personal information, we will delete the information as soon as we become aware of the relationship.

Analytics and advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.

IP anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.

Browser plugin

You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Objecting to the collection of data

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: Disable Google Analytics.

For more information about how Google Analytics handles user data, see Google’s privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Outsourced data processing

We have entered into an agreement with Google for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Demographic data collection by Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics’ demographic features. This allows reports to be generated containing statements about the age, gender, and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. This collected data cannot be attributed to any specific individual person. You can disable this feature at any time by adjusting the ads settings in your Google account or you can forbid the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section “Refusal of data collection”.

Google Analytics Remarketing

Our websites use the features of Google Analytics Remarketing combined with the cross-device capabilities of Google AdWords and DoubleClick. This service is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

This feature makes it possible to link target audiences for promotional marketing created with Google Analytics Remarketing to the cross-device capabilities of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. This allows advertising to be displayed based on your personal interests, identified based on your previous usage and surfing behavior on one device (e.g. your mobile phone), on other devices (such as a tablet or computer).

Once you have given your consent, Google will associate your web and app browsing history with your Google Account for this purpose. That way, any device that signs in to your Google Account can use the same personalized promotional messaging.

To support this feature, Google Analytics collects Google-authenticated IDs of users that are temporarily linked to our Google Analytics data to define and create audiences for cross-device ad promotion.

You can permanently opt out of cross-device remarketing/targeting by turning off personalized advertising in your Google Account; follow this link: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/.

The aggregation of the data collected in your Google Account data is based solely on your consent, which you may give or withdraw from Google per Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO. For data collection operations not merged into your Google Account (for example, because you do not have a Google Account or have objected to the merge), the collection of data is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing anonymous user behavior for promotional purposes.

For more information and the Google Privacy Policy, go to: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/.

Changes to the Privacy Statement

We will periodically be able to update the Privacy Statement for TSC Subsea Services, to reflect any changes to the sites. When we update the privacy statement, the new statement will be published on the sites 14 days before the changes are made. We will inform you about the changes in the services that are affected.

Contact

If you have questions about the Privacy Statement, please contact us at:

Email: [email protected]