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Future Materials Privacy Policy

1 Who is responsible for processing your personal data?

Future Materials is subject to responsibilities and obligations under the Privacy Act, including the Personal Data Act and the EU Privacy Policy (GDPR).

In our day-to-day operations, it is primarily our project managers and communications managers who process and use personal information. It is the CEO of Future Materials AS who is responsible for the processing of the personal data we process about you.


2 Collection of personal data

What personal information is collected depends on the purposes for which it is used (see section 3 below). We do not collect more personal data than is necessary to achieve the specific purpose of processing the information.

It is voluntary to share personal information with us. However, certain information may be required to be able to execute a possible agreement on the delivery of our services.


3 What personal information do we collect and what is the purpose of the processing of personal data?

Future Materials processes different personal data for different purposes:

Provide products and services. The overall purpose of processing personal data in Future Materials is to be able to carry out our primary service, which is to operate the catapult center by providing our services, such as equipment rental and expertise to test, simulate or visualize technology, product or solutions that part of an innovation process. In this context, we process information such as organizational affiliation (company name), name and email address. When entering into an agreement, we also process various information related to the individual customer relationship, such as service and order information, payment information, etc.

Sales and Marketing: When registering for activities, courses and conferences, we process information such as organizational affiliation (company name), name, email, and in some cases the person's or company's payment information. When subscribing to a newsletter, you must register your name and e-mail address. The email address will only be used to send out newsletters with information about the catapult center's services, events and activities. When you sign up for the newsletter, you consent to our processing of information about you. You can unsubscribe at any time the newsletter. The email address is stored in a separate database, not shared with others and deleted when you cancel your subscription. The email address will also be deleted if we receive feedback that it is not active.

Development and Analysis: Future Materials uses Google Analytics to get web statistics on our sites. This means that your use of our website, including your IP address, may be transferred to Google. However, Future Materials utilizes the Google Analytics anonymization feature which ensures that the last digits of the user's IP address are masked during collection. The IP masking occurs as soon as data is received by Google Analytics before being stored and processed in accordance with Google's privacy policy.

Job announcement and employment: If you are applying for a job at Future Materials, we will process personal information about you to evaluate your application. We will then process the information you provide to us through the documents you send us, including applications, CVs, diplomas and testimonials. In addition to any interviews, Future Materials can also conduct its own surveys, typically interviews with the job seeker's references. We use personal information to evaluate candidates who apply for positions with us either unsolicited or through a call.

4 Why is Future Materials allowed to process personal data?

Future Materials has the opportunity to process personal data to the extent that we have a so-called processing basis.

Future Materials's processing of personal data for the purposes set out in this privacy statement can be based on any of the following grounds: i) your consent, ii) compliance with you, iii) compliance with a legal obligation, iv) protection of your vital interests , v) perform a task in the public interest, or vi) for purposes related to a legitimate interest.


5 Do we transfer personal data to third parties?

Personal information collected for the purposes described above may be shared with our subcontractors / service providers.

In a given activity such as, but not limited to, conferences, events, webinars or courses are conducted in collaboration with a verified external partner, personal information may also be shared with our partners. In such cases, we want to verify that the external party does not use personal data for any purpose other than to carry out the specific activity.

A company that processes data on our behalf is called a data processor. When we use a data processor, we make sure to enter into a data processor agreement that regulates how they can process the personal data they access.

We will also be able to share personal information with public authorities where there is a statutory disclosure obligation.

An overview of the companies that have been in contact with Future Materials and / or have completed projects with us is sent to Siva SF. This is so that Siva, as a public authority, can measure the effect of granted state aid.


6 Do we transfer personal data abroad?

In principle, we do not transfer your personal data to countries and / or organizations outside the EU / EEA area that do not offer adequate protection. If we transfer personal data to companies outside the EU / EEA area, we provide the necessary guarantees to secure your rights. This can be done, for example, by entering into an agreement based on the EU's standard terms of agreement or ensuring that the recipient of the information is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield.


7 How long do we store personal data?

We do not store your personal data for longer than is necessary to fulfill the aforementioned purposes of processing the information. We will only store personal data longer if required by law.


8 What rights do you have?

The privacy law grants you a number of rights, including the right of access, rectification and deletion in the personal data we have stored about you. If you find that the information we have stored about you is incorrect, we encourage you to contact us as set out below. When it comes to the requirement of deletion, there is an exception to the information that is required for us to provide a service that you still want to have access to, or it is required by law to keep the information for a specific period.

You also have the right to data portability. This means, among other things, that you have the opportunity to bring your personal information with you in a machine-readable format. You also have the right to oppose the processing of personal data and the right to oppose personal profiling and automated decisions. However, this does not apply if the treatment is necessary to fulfill an agreement that you have entered into with us or if you have previously given your explicit consent to the treatment.

You can exercise your rights by emailing us at, or letter to Future Materials AS, Jon Lilletuns vei 9J, 4879 Grimstad. You also have the right to appeal to the relevant supervisory authority. This is done by sending a complaint to the Data Inspectorate.


9 How do we use cookies?

We use cookies and similar technologies on our website. These help us customize the content specifically for you. You can read more about how we use cookies and how to change the settings in your browser, etc. under.


10 How do we tell you about changes to this privacy statement?

We may need to update our privacy statement when changing our services and activity. If the privacy statement is updated, the updated privacy statement will be made available on our website. In the event of major changes, you may receive an email notification from us or when you visit our website.



Cookies and Privacy

The CEO of Future Materials is responsible for processing and processing personal data in connection with the operation and maintenance of

The purpose of collecting personal data through the website is to log the use of, in order to develop and improve the service. For this, the website uses cookies - so-called "cookies". Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer, mobile phone, tablet or similar.

Cookies contain data that is collected for statistics related to the use of Future Materials uses cookies to measure traffic to our website, improve your user experience and ensure that it works optimally.

When you use our website, we collect the following information about you:

- Your IP address, browser and operating system
- Your location
- The time of your website visit
- Which pages on the registered IP address visits, as well as the duration of the various visits
- Which link possibly referred you to
- What it was clicked on during your visit to the website and any files you downloaded

We use different types of local storage through the use of cookies, which are either permanently deleted ("session cookies") or stored permanently in your browser until a specified time (permanent cookies), so that you get a better user experience when you visit our website again.

If your browser settings are set to accept cookies, you agree that Future Materials uses cookies when you visit our website.

Most browsers are set to automatically accept cookies, but you can choose to change your settings so that cookies are not accepted. Please note that some pages will not work optimally if you do not accept cookies.


Future Materials uses the following cookies:






Used to identify that a session on the site is starting

Deleted immediately after user leaves website


Operation and functionality of the website





Used for storing your cookie preferences. You can change your preferences at any time

Up to one year

Google Analytics Utma

Used for identifying unique visitors

Up to two years

Google Analytics Utmb

Used to maintain and continue a user's session

For each user session

Google Analytics Utmc

Used to decide whether to create a new user session or not and to measure how long you are on the page

Up to six months

Google Analytics Utmz

Used for storing reference used to reach the website

Up to six months


Tracking and advertising




Google Doubleclick

Used to gather information about which parts of the website are used

Up to two years

Google Tag Manager

Used to get an overview of the number of users and customize content based on users' previous visits to the website

Up to two years


What are cookies / cookies and how to block? (Link to information on Nkom's service - in Norwegian only)


How can you manage cookies in your browser?

In your browser settings, you will usually also be able to choose which web pages you allow cookies from. You can also request to be notified every time a new cookie is stored in your browser.

The following links will give you information on how to change your browser settings to control which cookies it stores.

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer

Cookie settings in Opera

Cookie settings in Firefox

Cookie settings in Google Chrome

Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS