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Cookies and Privacy Policy

At au.dk we primarily use cookies for clickstream analysis and for the purpose of optimising user experience. We also use cookies to discover malfunctions on the site, such as dead links and accessibility errors, and to be able to analyse how users use the website. Furthermore we use cookies from third party services, such as Youtube, Siteimprove, Google and Adform and Facebook for advertising. Below, you can read more about which cookies we use, and how to delete them.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small information file stored in your browser and it recognises your device on future visits. No personal data is stored in our cookies and they cannot contain viruses. Almost all websites use cookies.

How to delete cookies

If you wish to block cookies from au.dk, most browsers have advanced settings for cookies under their Internet options/settings. You can add this domain to the list of other websites from which you wish to block cookies.

How to delete cookies: www.aboutcookies.org/default.aspx

In the settings you can also delete individual cookies or all cookies stored in your browser.

If your browser is set to block all cookies, please note that there might be some functions that will not work on various websites.

If you do not want your visit to our websiteto be registered by Google Analytics, you can install Google's Opt-Out browser Add-on. By installing this add-on, your visits to other websites that use Google Analytics will not be registered either.

What are cookies used for on au.dk?

  • Technical functions, so that we are able to save your preferences. For example if you have accepted cookies or not.
  • Trafic monitoring and statistics, which we primarily use for improving website content and navigation. We use our own cookies, Google Analytics, Siteimprove, Crazy egg, Optimizely and occasionally questionaires, which gives insights into the use of au.dk. Anonymous data are collected, such as the duration of your visit on our website, which pages you see, if your computer has visited us before, which browser and operating system you use etc.
  • Behavioural-based and individually targeted advertising, in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests. For example banner ads on other websites. We use Adform and Facebook.
  • We also use a number of third party services, suchs as Facebook, YouTube and Google services. Third party may receive information such as which browser you use, IP-address and the pages you visit on au.dk. Are you logged into Facebook or Google, while you visit au.dk, these data can be linked to your profile on this service. This is outside AU’s control and is thus a matter between you and third party.

Use of personal data

Personal information is never disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent, and we only collect data you provide by filling in forms on this website via registration, purchases or participation in surveys, etc. The data we collect is your name, address, postal code, e-mail address, gender, age, interests, preferences and your knowledge of various subjects. Personal data is used to complete purchases or services for which the information was collected. The information is also used to understand you and other users of this site, e.g. to be able to display content and advertisements relevant to you and your interests. User information may be used in surveys or analyses aiming to improve products, services and tools on our sites. 

Contact concerning personal data

If you want access to the information we have about you at Aarhus University, please contact au@au.dk or phone 87 15 00 00. If incorrect data has been recorded or you have any other objections, please use the same contact details.You have the right to know what information is stored about you, and you may object to registration as per the rules stipulated in the Data Protection Act.

Protection of personal data

According to the Data Protection Act, personal information is kept secure and confidential. We store your personal information on computers with limited access, which are located in controlled facilities, and our security is checked regularly to determine whether our user information is handled properly – always with due deference to your rights as a user.. However, we cannot guarantee 100%data transmissions over the Internet.. This means that there may be a risk of others gaining unauthorized access to information when data is transmitted and stored electronically. Thus, you provide personal information at your own risk.

Personal information is deleted or made anonymous on an ongoing basis when the purpose of collection is completed. Personal information is stored no longer than 12 months after use.

The rapid development of the Internet may necessitate changes to the way in which we process private information. We therefore reserve the right to update and amend these guidelines for the processing of personal data.If we do, we will, of course, change the "last updated" date at the bottom of this page. In the event of substantial changes, we will notify our users via a highly visible notice on our website.

The Data Protection Act confers the right to know what personal data can be attributed to you.If it turns out that the information or data processed about you is incorrect or misleading, you have the right to demand it be corrected, deleted or blocked. You may object to information about you being used for data processing at any time. You may also revoke your consent at any time. You have the right to complain about the way information and data about you is processed. Complaints should be submitted to the Data Protection Agency, cf the Data Protection Act, 58 (1).

Owner information

This website is owned by:

Aarhus University
Nordre Ringgade 1
DK-8000 Aarhus C
Tel. : +45 87 15 00 00
Email: kommunikation@au.dk

This cookies and privacy policy is based on recommendations from Minecookies.org (Danish only).

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Revised 2015.12.02