Privacy statement

Applies from July 1. 2018

1. What is personal information?

Personal information implies any kind of data, information and assessments that may be associated with you as an individual. Data is labeled as personal information if it can, directly or indirectly, identify a specific person.

Personal information must not be confused with sensitive information, such as medical conditions and sexual orientation. You will never be asked by NTNU Bridge to register sensitive information. Never give sensitive information to NTNU Bridge yourself (for example by filling in text boxes or uploading attachments)


2. Why do we collect personal information?​

NTNU Bridge aims to connect academia with public sector and industry. Our services are aimed at students and teachers at NTNU, and external employers who wish to get in touch. In order for us to offer you these services, you must create a personal user in the portal and enter relevant information about yourself, the company you represent, and any assignments you offer.


3. What personal information do we collect?​

The minimum amount of information required to create a profile is your first name, last name and email address. We also collect metadata related to the profile, such as time of registration, last login, if the email address has been validated and whom the profile should be visible to.

In addition, we encourage all users to fill in their profile, including profile picture, contact information, information about education, assignment preferences, LinkedIn and Twitter profiles and CV. Some features in NTNU Bridge cannot be used until the profile is completed and the email address is validated.


4. How personal information is processed by NTNU Bridge​

In order to create a profile at NTNU Bridge, you must confirm that you have read and agree to our Terms of Use, including the Privacy Statement.

We also wish to send you newsletters and user surveys. Your consent for this is given upon registration.

You must log in to view details about users on NTNU Bridge. You can choose to hide the details of your profile for other users on NTNU Bridge.

Bridge has a built-in search function, to sort profiles and announcements by different categories. Users also get automatically generated suggestions for profiles and announcements that match their own user profile in their "My Page" feed.

Administrators at Bridge have access to all information registered by the users themselves, as well as metadata. Administrator do not have access user’s passwords or messages sent through NTNU Bridge.

NTNU Bridge does not share personal information with other individuals, organizations or systems. The exception is email addresses for sending newsletters and user surveys, where consent has been given.

5. Processing and storage of data

NTNU is data controller for the personal data collected and used by NTNU Bridge. We comply with the Norwegian Personal Data Act and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the processing of personal data.

Nymedia is data processor for information registered on NTNU Bridge, and is responsible for development, operation and maintenance of the site. The supplier uses subcontractors for some development work.

All data is stored on NTNU's own servers in Trondheim. NTNU and Nymedia have a data processing agreement. Only NTNU and Nymedia with subcontractors have access to data collected through NTNU Bridge.

6. Deletion of data

You can delete your user at any time from "My Page" (requires that you log in). When a user is deleted, all related data, including announcements, events, and metadata, are deleted as well.

Bridge also operates with automatic deletion. When a user has not logged in for one year, the user is deactivated, and hidden for other users. The information is still stored on NTNU Bridge, and is reactivated the next time the user logs in. After three years of inactivity, the user is deleted for good. Email notifications are sent before a user is disabled / deleted.

7. Website data (cookies)

We use “cookies”-technology. By using our website, you agree that we may put these in your browser.

Cookies are a standard technology that most web sites use. A cookie is added to your browser's internal memory and allows us to better understand how the site is used. Most new browsers allow you to change the settings to block all or some types of cookies. Note that this may cause many websites not to work optimally. The default setting is that cookies are accepted automatically.

NTNU Bridge uses Google Analytics cookies. These collect anonymous user data, who are retrieved through the Analytics tool. User statistics are utilized to improve and further develop our services. Examples of statistics are how many people visit various websites, how long visits last, where visits come from, and what technology is used.

Also, our publishing solution, Drupal, uses a cookie that starts with SESS when you log in. Without this, you will not be able to log in to the website. Drupal also puts a cookie “has_js” to indicate that your browser supports JavaScript.

8. Your privacy rights

With the introduction of the Personal Data Act in 2018, you have gained increased control of your personal information. According to the law, you now have the right to change or delete information we have about you, or you may request that the processing is restricted or transferred to others. Below you will find a summary of your rights:

  • Right to know if your personal information is processed.
  • Right to know what personal information is stored.
  • Right to correct your personal information.
  • Right to delete your personal information (the right to be forgotten).
  • Right to limit the processing of personal information.
  • Right to receive a copy of your data in a digital format (right to data portability).
  • Right to withdraw consent.
  • Right to complain to the Data Protection Authority.

If you wish to invoke any of your rights, we are obliged to respond within a reasonable time.

9. Contact

7491 Trondheim
Phone: (+47) 73 59 50 00
Inquiries regarding NTNU Bridge may be directed to:
  Contact Data Protection Officer (DPO) at NTNU

Checklist for student assignments

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Is this an unpaid assignment?
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Can the assignment be done as part of the study semester?
Can the assignment be done in combination with studies?
Is the assignment tailored especially for new graduates?

Your result

Master's thesis

The master's thesis is an assignment of higher academic level with specialization in a subject relevant to the degree. It marks the end of a five-year course of study. The assignment normally lasts 6-12 months and is finished before summer. The task is usually individual. In addition to subject specialization the student learns methodology, advanced writing and text comprehension. A thesis provides a thorough assessment of a problem, and often implies the collection and analysis of new data.

Bachelor's thesis

The Bachelor’s thesis is an assignment of lower academic level with specialization in a subject relevant to the degree. A bachelor thesis usually lasts up to six months and is part of a three-year bachelor's degree. The task can be solved individually or by a group. The student usually has other subjects while writing the bachelor thesis. In addition to subject specialization the student learns methodology, advanced writing and text comprehension. The thesis has less academic weight as a master's thesis, and is often more practical oriented.

Other assignments / unpaid work

Small student projects, field work, paid and unpaid professional training or other types of unpaid assignments like volunteer work.

Summer work

Summer work is usually full-time work done during the students' summer break (June-August). Many students do their mandatory practice work as summer work. This is paid employment.

Part-time work

Work that can be combined with studies, such as weekend- and evening work. It does not have to be academically relevant.

Full-time work

Work that cannot be combined with studies. Relevant for students who have earned their degree.

Internship / Trainee

Full Time work especially tailored for recently graduated students. usually a program of limited duration that includes job training and supervised learning.