January 2017

The website you are now about to use is owned and operated by Higher Ed AS (Highered). The following privacy policy applies to your use of our website (and sub-pages). By using this website you are deemed to have accepted our Privacy Policy.

Highered treats your right for privacy serious and treats all information in accordance with the Norwegian Personal Data Act/EU Directive 95/46 EU. Our Privacy Policy informs you about how we treat personal information that you provide when using our website. It does not apply to any information we collect by other means.

Our website contains links to other sites which we have no control over. Highered is not responsible for the handling of your data and privacy policies on sites that you choose clicking on our part. We encourage you to review such other sites’ privacy policies for information on how these collect, use and disclose your information.


Information and data are continuously collected on our website through the use of cookies ( “cookies”) and other technical mechanisms. Highered collects visitor information. This is information that the server automatically generates the IP address, which pages are downloaded, time, which page you came from, the type of browser and operating system. In addition, processed cookies, which are data packets sent from our site to your computer.

Visit information is only used to prepare anonymous surveys used for the operation and further development of the websites.

Cookies and other technical mechanisms used to customize our websites for your use and your settings and to conduct anonymous surveys of user behavior on websites.

Information that can be filled in upon registration (username and password) is used only to administer the services. Your email address may be used to enable relevant e-mail communication from Highered.

2.1 Cookies
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies at any time. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser to refuse all cookies if you prefer. Alternatively, you can set your browser so that it notifies you whenever a cookie is proposed. In this way, you can accept or reject cookies on an individual basis. If you choose to decline cookies, this may prevent the site’s performance and affect your experience of sites negatively. Read more about cookies on

2.2 Web Beacons
Our web sites may contain electronic images known as “web beacons” (also known as single-pixel gifs) that enable us to count users who have visited those pages and to provide co-branded services. Web beacons are not used to get into your personal information on the website but is a technical approach used to collect statistics about the use of our website.
Web beacons collect only a limited amount of information, including a cookie, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page the Web beacon resides.
Because web beacons involve the same as any other content request on the receiving site, you can not opt out or refuse them. However, they can be disabled by either removing them or change the cookie settings in your browser.
Third parties are not permitted to use web beacons on Highered sites.

Highered has implemented all necessary technical and organizational measures to secure your personal information from being lost or from unauthorized access, use, modification or distribution. Highered deletes data when continued storage no longer is needed regarding the origin for collecting the information.

It follows from the Norwegian Personal Data Act/EU Directive 95/46 EU you have the right to demand information about what personal information we hold about you. Please contact us if you want such access.
We strive to keep the information we have about you as accurate and current as possible. Please contact us if you believe the information we have is incorrect or incomplete so that we can correct or update the information.

Our Privacy Policy may be updated periodically. The updated version will take effect immediately upon publication. Your use of our website is governed at all times by the version published at the time of use.



What Are Cookies
As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the site’s functionality.

For more general information on cookies please refer to the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

How We Use Cookies
We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately, in most cases, there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies We Set
If you create an account with us then we will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out however in some cases they may remain afterward to remember your site preferences when logged out.

We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.

This site offers a newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribe/unsubscribed users.

From time to time we offer user surveys and questionnaires to provide you with interesting insights, helpful tools, or to understand our user base more accurately. These surveys may use cookies to remember who has already taken part in a survey or to provide you with accurate results after you change pages.

Third Party Cookies
In some special cases, we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. Corporate and school clients also used anonymous data to track engagement and improve their offering. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you.

From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimizations our users appreciate the most.

In some cases, we may provide you with custom content based on what you tell us about yourself either directly or indirectly by linking a social media account. These types of cookies simply allow us to provide you with content that we feel may be of interest to you.

We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

More Information
Hopefully, that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. However, if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our listed contact information points.

Higher Ed As, organization number 916 036 043
Madserud Allé 34, 0274 Oslo

Telephone: +47 22 44 47 47