This privacy notice (“Privacy Notice”) describes our collection, use, retention and protection of your personal information as a user of our website, and other internet-based services Development Today (DT) provides. 

This Privacy Notice applies when we obtain personal information in any of the ways described below:

(a) to perform our contractual obligations to you;

(b) to facilitate internal administrative purposes, data analytics and benchmarking, direct marketing, maintaining automated back-up systems or for the detection or prevention of crime)

Our handling of personal information is based on your consent, which you may withdraw at any time, as described in this Privacy Notice.

Who we are

Development Todayis an independent journal providing news, analysis, opinion and other articles about Nordic development assistance, the environment and business. The journal is based on subscriptions, but it is possible to buy individual articles. This Privacy Notice applies to all products, applications and services offered by Development Today.

How we collect information

Please note that we do not identify individual users when we monitor the traffic on our web-site. Neither do we sell user information to third parties.  

However, to be able to provide our news service to you, we store some information about you and any other party whose details you provide to us when you:

·        register to use our websites, applications or services (including free trials). This may include your name (including business name), address, email address and telephone number. We may also ask you to provide additional information about your business, your preferences and questions relevant for providing DT services.

·        place an order using our websites, applications or services; this may include your name (including business name), address, contact (including telephone number and email address) and payment details;

·        complete online forms (including call back requests), take part in surveys, post on our message boards, post any blogs or other publications or participate in any other interactive areas that appear on our website or within our application or service;

·        interact with us using social media;

·        provide your contact details to us when registering to use or accessing any websites, applications or services we make available or when you update those details; and

·        contact us offline, for example by telephone, fax, SMS, email or post.

We may enhance personal information we collect from you with information we obtain from third parties that are entitled to share that information; for example, information from credit agencies, search information providers or public sources (e.g. for customer due diligence purposes), but in each case as permitted by applicable laws.

If you provide us with personal information about someone else, you are responsible for ensuring that you comply with any obligation and consent obligations under applicable data protection laws in relation to such disclosure.

In so far as required by applicable data protection laws, you must ensure that you have provided the required notices and have obtained the individual’s explicit consent to provide us with the information and that you explain to them how we collect, use, disclose and retain their personal information or direct them to read our Privacy Notice.

How we use your information

To the extent permissible under applicable law, we use your information to:

·        provide any information and services that you have requested or any applications or services that you have ordered;

·        compare information for accuracy and to verify it with third parties;

·        provide, maintain, protect and improve any applications, products, services and information that you have requested from us;

·        manage and administer your use of applications, products and services you have asked us to provide;

·        manage our relationship with you (for example, customer services and support activities);

·        monitor, measure, improve and protect our content, website, applications and services we provide;

·        provide you with any information that we are required to send you to comply with our regulatory or legal obligations;

·        detect, prevent, investigate or remediate, crime, illegal or prohibited activities or to otherwise protect our legal rights (including liaison with regulators and law enforcement agencies for these purposes);

·        contact you to see if you would like to take part in our customer research (for example, feedback on your use of our applications, products and services);

·        to monitor, carry out statistical analysis and benchmarking, provided that in such circumstances it is on an aggregated basis which will not be linked back to you or any living individual;

To the extent permitted by applicable law, we retain information about you after the closure of your account with Development Today. This information will be held and used for as long as permitted for legal, regulatory, fraud prevention and legitimate business purposes.

Sharing your information

We may share your information with:

·        our service providers and agents (including their sub-contractors) or third parties which process information on our behalf (e.g. internet service and platform providers, payment processing providers and those organisations we engage to help us send communications to you) so that they may help us to provide you with the applications, products, services and information you have requested or which we believe is of interest to you;

·        third parties used to facilitate payment transactions, for example clearing houses, subscription agencies, clearing systems, financial institutions and transaction beneficiaries;

·        third parties where you have a relationship with that third party and you have consented to us sending information (for example social media sites or other third party application providers);

·        credit reference and fraud prevention agencies;

·        regulators to meet Development Today’s legal and regulatory obligations;

·        any third party in order to meet our legal and regulatory obligations, including statutory or regulatory reporting or the detection or prevention of unlawful acts;

·        our own professional advisors and auditors for the purpose of seeking professional advice or to meet our audit responsibilities;

·        another organisation if we sell or buy (or negotiate to sell or buy) any business or assets;

We may share non-personally identifiable information about the use of our website, applications, products or services publicly or with third parties, but this will not include information that can be used to identify you.


From time to time, we may use your information to contact you with details about our applications and services which we feel may be of interest to you. We may contact you by telephone, post, SMS or email. You have the right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes. If you wish to exercise these rights, you can do so by sending us an email to  You can also unsubscribe from any email marketing using the links provided in the emails we send to you.

Your information and your rights

If you are based within the EEA or within another jurisdiction having similar data protection laws, in certain circumstances you have the following rights:

·        the right to be told how we use your information and obtain access to your information;

·        the right to have your information rectified or erased or place restrictions on processing your information;

·        the right to object to the processing of your information e.g. for direct marketing purposes or where the processing is based on our legitimate interests;

·        the right to have any information you provided to us on an automated basis returned to you in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, or sent directly to another company, where technically feasible (“data portability”);

·        where the processing of your information is based on your consent, the right to withdraw that consent subject to legal or contractual restrictions;

·        the right to object to any decisions based on the automated processing of your personal data, including profiling; and

·        the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority responsible for data protection matters (e.g. in Norway, Norwegian Data Protection Authority).

If we hold any information about you which is incorrect or if there are any changes to your details, please let us know by so that we can keep our records accurate and up to date.

If you withdraw your consent to the use of your personal information for purposes set out in our Privacy Notice, we may not be able to provide you with access to all or parts of our website, applications, and services.

We will retain your personal information for the duration of our business relationship and afterwards for as long as is necessary and relevant for our legitimate business purposes, in accordance with our Data Retention Policy or as otherwise permitted by applicable laws and regulations. Where we no longer need your personal information, we will dispose of it in a secure manner (without further notice to you).

Changes to this Privacy Notice

We may change this Privacy Notice from time to time. However, we will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Notice. Updates to this Privacy Notice will be posted on our website.

Security and storage of information

We will keep your information secure by taking appropriate technical and organisational measures against its unauthorised or unlawful processing and against its accidental loss, destruction or damage. We will do our best to protect your personal information.  If we have given you (or you have chosen) a password to access certain areas of our websites, applications or services please keep this password safe – we will not share this password with anyone unless they operate on your behalf, like a subscription agency or staff in your organisation managing the subscription to Development Today.

If you believe your account has been compromised, please contact us at

Transfers outside of the European Economic Area

Personal information in the European Union is protected by data protection laws but other countries do not necessarily protect your personal information in the same way.

Other sites and social media

If you follow a link from our website, application or service to another site or service, this Privacy Notice will no longer apply. We are not responsible for the information handling practices of third party sites or services and we encourage you to read the privacy notices appearing on those sites or services, including social media services as Twitter, Facebook, etc.

IP Address and traffic data

We may keep a record of traffic data which is logged automatically by our servers, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, device information, the website that you visited before ours and the website you visit after leaving our site. We also collect some site, application and service statistics such as access rates, page hits and page views. We are not able to identify any individual from traffic data or site statistics.

How to disable cookies

You may be able to configure your browser or our website, application or service to restrict cookies or block all cookies if you wish, however if you disable cookies you may find this affects your ability to use certain parts of our website, applications or services. For more information about cookies and instructions on how to adjust your browser settings to accept, delete or reject cookies, see the

Further information

If you have any queries about how we treat your information, the contents of this Privacy Notice, your rights under local law, how to update your records or how to obtain a copy of the information that we hold about you, please write to Development Today.

Last updated: August 2018