Declaration of privacy for UiO newsletter using Mailchimp

UiO is committed to privacy and to complying with the current privacy regulations for newsletters. We have updated our routines to comply with the new privacy regulations.

Consent and cancellations

You are getting this newsletter because you have consented to it. You can withdraw your consent at any time. If you withdraw your consent we will delete your e-mail address.

If you do not want to continue receiving our newsletter, we urge you to cancel your subscription by sending an e-mail to the e-mail-address in the newsletter.

Privacy policy web site and the UiO Data Protection Officer

UiO has a Data Protection Officer who you can contact by sending an e-mail to

We also have a UiO web site where you can read more about privacy at UiO.

Personal information processed in our service

Your personal information is also processed by MailChimp. These services provide the technical solution for our newsletter.

The personal information being processed in our service is your e-mail address. Your personal information is stored until you withdraw your consent.

More about MailChimp

  • UiO is working with the newsletter provider MailChimp (The Rocket Science Group) to send out newsletters. It is this company that stores your e-mail address.
  • MailChimp is an American company and one of the largest providers of newsletter services in the world. Your personal information is therefore transferred to the United States of America.
  • MailChimp has signed a data processing agreement with the University of Oslo when it comes to the processing of personal data. MailChimp only processes the e-mail addresses of those who subscribe to our newsletter, and the purpose of the processing is to send you the newsletter.
  • A new EU ruling earlier this year invalidated the Privacy Shield which was a way to transfer data between the EEA and the United States. MailChimp, like many others, used this solution.

  • Since the ruling, MailChimp has changed this and now uses EU's standard terms which are an alternative transfer basis.

  • Processing managers at UiO and our privacy group confirm that since MailChimp has changed the transmission basis to the EU standard terms, it is ok to use this service until further notice.

Filing a complaint with the Norwegian Data Protection Authority (DPA)

You can file a complaint with the DPA if you believe that your privacy is being violated.

Reusing information

We will not use your e-mail address for other e-mail lists.

If this becomes necessary, we will contact you to ask for your consent to add your e-mail address to a new list before doing so.

Published July 2, 2018 2:10 PM - Last modified Mar. 26, 2021 9:37 AM