This privacy statement explains how the Norwegian Human Rights Fund (NHRF) collect, stores and uses personal data. This statement is updated continuously.

Last updated 05.12.2018

The Norwegian Human Rights Fund (NHRF) is the controller for the personal information processed on this site. Responsibility for privacy policy and adherence rests within the responsibilities of the NHRF’s Executive Director. You may reach us in the following ways: sandra.petersen(a) Postal address: P.O. Box 6890 St. Olavs Plass N-0130 Oslo, Norway Street address: Grensen 3, N-0159 Oslo, Norway

When does the Norwegian Human Rights Fund collect personal data?

We deal with personal information provided to us from mainly five groups:

  • Persons from partner organizations, including grantees
  • Support applicants
  • Donors and supporters
  • Job applicants
  • Event participants

Your rights

You can exercise your rights to access to own information, correction of personal data, deletion of personal data, limitation of processing of personal data etc. by sending an e-mail to sandra.petersen(a) You are entitled to a response within 30 days. For more information on your rights, see

Grantees, partner organizations and support applicants

The safety and security of human rights defenders is closely linked to the control of personal data and is of fundamental concern for NHRF.

Through the application process and grant management we collect and store the necessary personal data about persons from or connected to partner organizations and support applicants. This information is guarded in a heightened secure matter and is never communicated to third parties, with the possible exceptions clarified and accepted through contracts, agreements and T&R required to initiate and follow up the grant application process and/or partnerships agreements.

Job Applicants

When you apply for a position at NHRF, the information necessary to evaluate your application is collected and stored. This includes the information provided by you and the reference persons to NHRF by the applicant.

Event participants

When participating at one of our events, we may process information such as name, e-mail address, place of employment or organization, job title, phone number, country, language and preferences. The information will only be used for the purpose of organizing the event. The information may be shared with partner organizer of the event. The information will not be given to other third parties.

When you contact NHRF

  • Telephone
  • E-mail

NHRF has no systematic registration of phone calls. When calling NHRF or calling directly to one of our staff, information about the call may be stored on the phone log of the person you are calling.

Email correspondence with the NHRF may be guarded on our webmail and e-mail applications. NHRF urge you to keep in mind what information you share with us via e-mail, and restrain from sending information that can be seen as sensitive.

Social Media

NHRF does not export or store data given through activities on social media, apart through third-party social media management tools. Non-personal data in form of activity statistics may be exported and stored.

Retention of information

When not otherwise clarified and agreed, NHRF will store personal information only for as long as necessary for the relevant activity or agreement, and for as long as necessary for our reporting, legal and transparency obligation.

The NHRF homepage

The NHRF home page uses some basic cookies to improve the site's performance and improve your experience, as well as to enable you to share content on social media if desired.

The following section informs you on what cookies are, what cookies the NHRF use and how you can restrict or turn off the cookies.

1. The cookie used at NHRF uses one cookie on this site:

Google Analytics to analyze statistics about everything that is happening on our site. This service requires data from The data stored in these cookies are anonymized and can only be read by Google

2. What is a cookie/cookie? A cookie is a text file that is downloaded to the device you use to access our Web site and is stored on the device's hard drive. Information stored in a cookie is personal and can only be read by the website that first saved it.

3. Why and how does the NHRF use cookies? We use cookies for the following purposes:

  • Collect statistical data about the use of the website and its function, so that we can follow and improve the site.

4. How to control cookies If you want you can block or limit the use of cookies by changing the settings in your browser.

All Web browsers allow you to change the settings for cookies, usually found this under privacy/privacy in settings. There are basic two things you can change:

  • You can turn off cookies completely.
  • You can turn off third-party cookies.

If you disable cookies, you will still be able to use most of the services we offer at

5. Application page

The application page for grant seekers is an external page and has its own guidelines.

More information You can find out more about cookies at: or