Summary of the contents of this statement
- When does the NEDC collect information about individuals?
- What is recorded when using our website?
- What is recorded when you contact us?
- Public information about human rights violations
- Your rights
- How to contact us
1. When does the NEDC collect information about individuals?
We usually collect individual information as a result of one of these actions:
* When you access the NEDC website;
* When you send us a letter via the Contact form on our website; and
* When you have publicized information about military conflicts in North Caucasus, including in print media or online.
2. What is recorded when using the NEDC website?
When you visit the NEDC website, we employ Matomo Analytics to analyze your use of the website. The purpose of this analysis is to develop statistics that are used to improve and further develop our information services on the site. Examples of the collected statistics include the number of visitors of the different pages, data from IP addresses, states from where users access the website, Internet providers, the length of the visit, and which browsers are being used to access the site.
The information is processed in an anonymized form. Anonymized means that we cannot trace the individual information of a user. The data gathered does not identify you personally.
Collection of such anonymized information about the use of the website is necessary in order to provide qualitative website services for users accessing the NEDC website and to monitor interest in the NEDC website.
A cookie is a small text file that a website stores on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site.
- First party cookies are cookies set by the website you are visiting. Only the website that you are visiting can read them. In some cases, a website might potentially use external services, which also set their own cookies, known as third-party cookies.
- Tracking cookies are cookies saved on your computer and are not deleted automatically when you quit your browser, unlike a session cookie, which is deleted when you quit your browser.
This is conducted to enable the site to remember your preferences (such as the page of the NEDC website you previously accessed), and is necessary so that you do not need to re-enter your preferences when browsing the site during the same visit.
Cookies can also be used to establish anonymized statistics about the browsing experience on our site.
The NEDC website mostly uses “first-party cookies”. These are cookies set and controlled by the NEDC and not by any external organization. However, to view some of our pages, you may have to accept cookies from external organizations.
The three types of first-party cookies we use are to:
- store visitor preferences;
- make our website operational; and
- gather analytical data about user behavior.
We use these purely for internal research on how we can improve the service we provide for all our users.
The cookies simply assess how you interact with our website as an anonymous user (the data gathered does not identify you personally). Also, this data is not shared with any third parties or used for any other purpose.
Third party cookies
Some of our pages may display content from external providers, e.g. YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
To view this third-party content, you first have to accept their specific terms and conditions, including their respective cookie policies.
If you do not view any content by external providers, no third-party cookies will be stored on your device.
Third-party providers on the NEDC website include:
Detailed information is available on how to manage your cookies in different browsers. Read more here: http://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/managing-cookies
3. What is recorded when you contact us?
If you would like to send us a message, a Contact form can be filled out on the NEDC website (https://sxb.nedc-nhc.org/contact/). Your name, your e-mail address and the content of your message will be stored once you submit the form. We use TLS encryption to secure our email communications. If your e-mail does not support TLS encryption, a secure connection may not be available (both the sender and the recipient need to use TLS encryption to create a secure connection).
When you contact us, we process and store necessary information in order to respond to your query. We will record the content of your query, your name, our reply and your e-mail address.
This is conducted in accordance with Article 6(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation, which allows us to process information based on the data subject’s consent; Article 6(1)(d), which allows us to process information to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person; and Article 6(1)(e), which allows us to process information necessary for the task carried out in the interests of the public. If your inquiry contains special categories of personal information, this falls under Article 9(2)(g).
This information can be shared with the NEDC partners, state authorities or international organizations in order to provide the services or information necessary to respond to your enquiry or to carry out a task in the interests of the public.
This information will be retained for as long as is necessary to respond adequately to the request, to undertake activities which are possible and necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person, or activities possible and necessary to carry out a task in the interests of the public. In addition, the information may be retained for as long as is necessary to fulfil our reporting and transparency obligations.
If data is processed on the basis of Article 6(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation (relating to the data subject’s consent), you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, however this does not affect the lawfulness of the processing of data prior to the withdrawal of your consent.
4. Public information about human rights violations
We process information about the circumstances of human rights violations committed during military conflicts. This information is obtained from publicly available sources (books, newspapers, reports, other publications, diaries, press-releases, mass media, websites etc.)
This data may include information relating to the victim; the circumstances of the violation; the extent of the injury or loss; the motivation behind the violation; the state of health of the victim; measures of redress undertaken after the violation; legal representatives; and relatives.
This information is anonymized and presented to the public via the NEDC website.
The purpose of processing and publishing this information is to satisfy the public interest of being informed about the scope of violations committed during the military conflicts, to assess the suffering and damages incurred, and to preserve the historical memory of the victims.
During the analytical process, we also store information about the authors of various publications on the military conflicts in the North Caucasus (such as the name of the author, their position, and the media channel through which the information was published), if such information is available.
The purpose of processing information about authors and their publications is to store data relating to the sources of the NEDC’s research which has been used to satisfy the public interest of being informed about the scope of violations committed during the military conflicts, to assess the suffering and damages incurred, and to preserve the historical memory of the victims. Information about these sources and the publications will be retained during the entire activity of the NEDC.
6. Your rights
You can exercise your rights by sending an e-mail via the Contact form found on our website. You are entitled to a response without undue delay and within 30 days of submitting your form.
Access to your information
You are entitled to request a copy of the information available to the NEDC about you.
For more information on the right of access see Article 15 of the GDPR (https://gdpr-info.eu).
Correction of personal data
In certain situations, you may ask us to correct or supplement information that is incorrect or misleading.
For more information on the right to correct or provide supplementary information see Article 16 of the GDPR (https://gdpr-info.eu).
Deletion of personal data
In certain situations, you may ask us to delete information about yourself.
For more information on the right of deletion see Article 17 of the GDPR (https://gdpr-info.eu).
Limitation of processing of personal data
In certain situations, you may also ask us to limit the processing of your personal information.
For more information on the right to limiting the processing of personal data see Article 18 of the GDPR (https://gdpr-info.eu).
Protest against processing of personal data
In certain situations, you may have the right to object to our processing of your personal information.
For more information on the right to object to processing see Article 21 of the GDPR (https://gdpr-info.eu).
In some situations, you may have the right to receive your personal information.
For more information on the right to data portability see Article 20 of the GDPR (https://gdpr-info.eu).
7. How to contact us
Should you wish to report a complaint or if you feel that we have not addressed your concerns in a satisfactory manner, you may contact The Norwegian Data Protection Authority.
Last updated on 6 September 2019.