Privacy Policy

Thank you for viewing our Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy describes the policies of Haapaniemi Lab on the collection, use and disclosure of your information that we collect when you use our website ( While our Lab is physically based in Oslo, Norway, we serve information to everyone across the world.

By accessing or using our website, you are consenting to the collection, use and disclosure of your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you do not consent to the same, please do not access or use our website.

We may modify this Privacy Policy at any time without any prior notice to you and will post the revised Privacy Policy on our website. The revised Policy will be effective 180 days from when the revised Policy is posted on our website and your continued access or use of our website after such time will constitute your acceptance of the revised Privacy Policy. We therefore recommend that you periodically review this page.

  • Effective date: 15 Oct 2023
  • Last updated: 13 Apr 2024

What data do we collect?

We collect the following data:

  • Personal identification information: name, email address, and any other information you choose to submit to us via our contact form
  • Cookies (when you use our site in general and have cookies enabled)

How do we collect your data?

You directly provide us with most of the data we collect. We collect data and process data when you:

  • Use or view our website via your browser’s cookies
  • Contact us via our contact form

How will we use and store your data?

We securely store your data in our online database, which is hosted on the secure Hostinger cloud servers, and in emails containing data received from any forms you’ve submitted to us via our Contact page.

We will use the information that we collect about you for the following purposes:

  • Discussing job an collaboration opportunities with our Lab
  • General information queries
  • Support (if you have contacted us via our contact form to let us know you need support with any aspect of using our website)
  • Website analytics (finding out how the website is performing in order to make improvements accordingly)

Transfer and retention of your information

We will not transfer your personal information to any third party without seeking your consent, except in limited circumstances when it comes to Analytics.

We require such third parties to use the personal information we transfer to them only for the purpose for which it was transferred and not to retain it for longer than is required for fulfilling the said purpose.

We may also disclose your personal information for the following reasons: (1) to comply with applicable law, regulation, court order or other legal process; (2) to enforce your agreements with us, including this Privacy Policy; or (3) to respond to claims that your use of the Service violates any third-party rights. If the Service or our organisation is merged with or acquired by another company or organisation, your information will be one of the assets that is transferred to the new owner.

What are your data protection rights?

We would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user of our website is entitled to the following:

The right to access – You have the right to request Haapaniemi Lab for copies of your personal data.

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that Haapaniemi Lab correct any information you believe is inaccurate regarding your own data. You also have the right to request Haapaniemi Lab to complete the information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that Haapaniemi Lab erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that Haapaniemi Lab restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to how we process your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to data portability – You have the right to request that Haapaniemi Lab transfer the data that we have collected to another organisation, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us via our Contact form.


Cookies are small text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behaviour information. When you visit our website, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.

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To learn more about how we use cookies and your choices in relation to these tracking technologies, please refer to our Cookie Policy.

Privacy Policies of other websites

Our Service may contain links to other websites that are not operated by us. This Privacy Policy does not address the privacy policy and other practices of any third parties, including any third party operating any website or service that may be accessible via a link on the Service.

We strongly advise you to review the privacy policy of every site you visit. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.


The security of your information is important to us and we will use reasonable security measures to prevent the loss, misuse or unauthorised alteration of your information under our control.

However, given the inherent risks, we cannot guarantee absolute security and consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We keep our Privacy Policy under regular review and place any updates on this web page. You can find the last-updated date at the top of this policy.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us via our Contact form.

How to contact the appropriate authority

Should you wish to report a complaint or if you feel that Haapaniemi Lab has not addressed your concern in a satisfactory manner, you may contact the Norwegian Data Protection Authority.