Privacy statement

This website is delivered to you by Norsk Hydro ASA (Norwegian organization No. 914778271), Drammensveien 264, 0283 Oslo, Norway.

Effective Date: May 16, 2018

Norsk Hydro ASA (hereinafter “Norsk Hydro”) is the Controller for the processing of personal data on this website (Site). Norsk Hydro respects your privacy and will process any personal data according to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Site is managed on Norsk Hydro’s behalf by Episerver.

This Privacy policy is meant to help you understand what data we collect, why we collect it, and what we do with it, as well as your choices regarding use, access and correction of personal information.

Collection and processing of personal data

When visiting the site, some general identifiable information is retained and processed by Norsk Hydro. We may also collect or create aggregated or anonymous data from usage activity on our site, to help us better understand and improve the site’s features and functionality.

If you submit information into contact fields, for example when applying for a job in Hydro, or provide comments, or log in to sections on the webpage, any personal data that you voluntarily provide will be processed by Norsk Hydro and/or its affiliates depending on which part of the site you are visiting.

We do not store the data longer than necessary to fulfill the purposes for which the personal data were collected.

Why we process personal data

We process the personal data collected from the site for the following purposes:

  • If you have submitted a contact form, we use your personal data in order to answer your specific request;
  • If you register with one of Norsk Hydro's business units online, they may use this information to provide you with customized information about Norsk Hydro's offering for your business needs;
  • If you apply for a position with us through our recruitment portal, we will use the personal data you submit to handle your application. We will ask for your consent to use specific information, and we will keep your application for a year in case you may be relevant for other positions. More information will be provided to you through the recruitment portal before you apply for a job;
  • At times, we conduct online surveys to gain a better understanding of the needs and profile of our visitors. When we conduct a survey, we will let you know how we will use the information at the time we collect information from you on the internet. 

How we collect personal data when visiting our website

    • Cookies

A cookie is a small text file or other persistent file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as log-in, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you do not have to re-enter them whenever you return to the site or browse from one page to another.

    • Other tracking technologies

Third-party cookies are installed by third parties with the aim of collecting certain information to carry out various research into behavior, demographics, etc. These applications help business and website owners with analyzing the traffic on their websites and applications, but also provide information from other websites that are linked to these applications. By doing so, we are even better at understanding our visitor’s interests so that we will be able to provide you with better information when you are visiting our site.

Our website sets the following types of cookies on your computer:

    • Google Analytics

A Google Analytics tracking code connected to our website helps us analyze the traffic to better understand how visitors use our website.

Individual preferences

You can block or erase cookies by using settings in your web browser. This might limit the functions of the web browser and impair your experience of the site.

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see www.aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site, and some services and functionalities may not work. Our site does not respond to browser Do-Not-Track signals.

Who will we share personal data with

When you contact us through our contact forms, we may share your personal data with other Norsk Hydro entities to be able to respond to your request.

While we may share aggregate or anonymous information as explained above in the section "Other tracking technologies" with others to illustrate trends, etc., we will not share or sell your personal data with or to any unaffiliated parties for their own marketing purposes.

Children’s privacy

This site is not intended for use by children under the age of 13. If we discover that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with personal data, we will take appropriate steps to promptly delete it.

Information security

Norsk Hydro protects your personal information through technical and organizational security measures to help protect personal information.

Information, correction and deletion

You are entitled to be informed upon request of what personal data, if any, Norsk Hydro processes about you, upon request. You may also request that any excessive personal data we may happen to process is deleted or blocked, and request rectification of any wrongful personal data that we may process. You can also contact your national Data Protection Authority to lodge a complaint.

If you want more information than provided in this policy on how your information is used, how we maintain the security of your information, and your rights to access information we hold on you, please contact us by using the contact form provided on www.hydro.com (choose topic: “Data Privacy”) or contact us by telephone: +47 22 53 81 00.

Your California privacy rights

California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the "Shine The Light" law, permits customers who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, information about the personal data (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. As noted above, we do not share your personal information with unaffiliated third parties for their own marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and would like more information, please use the contact form provided on www.hydro.com (choose topic: “Data Privacy”) with the subject line “California privacy rights.”

Changes to this privacy policy

We keep our Privacy policy under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on May 16, 2018. New versions will be posted on the website and notified to you in due course.


Updated: November 16, 2016