Privacy policy

Here, you can read about how we process your personal data and about the rights you have when you use our website.

As part of the University of Gothenburg, Nordicom applies the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 

At this site, we have assembled information about the processing of personal data at Nordicom. If you have additional questions about the handling of personal data, please contact the data protection officer at the University of Gothenburg at

Nordicom processes personal information as part of our mission to share media and communication research and facts in the Nordic countries. The information we process is mainly names, e-mail addresses, and postal addresses. The intention behind all personal data processing at Nordicom is to support our mission.

What personal data does Nordicom collect?

Nordicom processes personal data for various purposes within our mission. We collect personal data in the following contexts: 

  • When you register as a subscriber to any of our newsletters.
  • When you register as a subscriber to our press releases.
  • When you order single titles of our publications.
  • When you sign up for any of our conferences, seminars or events.
  • When you accept an invitation as a member of our scientific advisory board or editorial board.
  • When you contribute to any of our publications as an editor, author, or peer reviewer.
  • When you register on our researcher platform NordMedia Network. Read more:

The information that we collect depends on what is relevant for each category, but usually includes name, e-mail address, postal address, professional title, and employer. We do not process sensitive personal information or information about, for example, your social security number (personal number).

Who may access my personal data?

Nordicom is a unit within the University of Gothenburg, and the University is an authority, which in turn means that the so-called publicity principle applies. The publicity principle means that everyone has the right to request access to any information that Nordicom holds provided that the information is not covered by the Public Information and Privacy Act (2009: 400). This information may contain personal data.

How long is my personal data saved?

Personal data is stored only for as long as it is needed to fulfil the purpose for which it was collected.

In the case of public documents, handling of personal data is in accordance with the Press Freedom Regulation (1949:105), the Archives Act (1990:782), and the National Archives Act. This may entail that personal data is stored for longer or shorter periods, and in some cases forever, in the university's archives.

Your rights

The General Data Protection Regulation states that the data subject has the right to request information regarding what personal data is being held on them; request that their personal data is corrected if it is not correct; and to have their personal data erased when no longer needed for the purpose it was collected. In certain cases, the data subject also has the right to request that the processing of the personal data be limited to certain specific purposes only, or to object to any processing of their personal data whatsoever.

If you would like to know more, please contact:

Data protection officer at the University of Gothenburg
Johanna Wallin

Contact person at Nordicom
Julia Romell, communications officer


The policy was last updated on 22 August 2022.