Privacy policy

Privacy Policy

SSC, Svenska rymdaktiebolaget, P.O. Box 4207, SE-171 04 Solna, Sweden, with Swedish corporate registration number 556166-5836 (hereinafter referred to as "SSC") is committed to maintaining the privacy and accuracy of your personal information and to protecting such information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, alteration and destruction.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of our web site. This Privacy Policy may change from time to time, so please check back periodically. Should you have any questions regarding our privacy practices, you may contact us at the following address:

P.O. Box 4207
SE-171 04 Solna

Collection and Use of Personal Information

SSC wants to give you as much control as possible over information that directly or indirectly personally identifies you ("Personal Information"). In general, you can visit our site without telling us who you are or revealing any of your Personal Information. There are times, however, when we may need this information from you. This includes when you request information to be sent to you or contact us about our products or services.

We will use this Personal Information to reply to your requests and inquiries to assist the use of our products or online services. Collected data will generally be kept at our service providers in Sweden or in our own data centres. It may in the course of internal use be shared with other SSC companies worldwide as applicable.

We also may use this information to provide you with updated information on SSC products and services, to alert you to special product and service offerings, and to conduct research, surveys or engage in other targeted marketing purposes. You may elect not to have your Personal Information used for these limited purposes ("opt-out") by notifying us at the address listed above or by sending an email to our service provider at Where applicable, you also may opt out by checking the box that indicates "Check here if you do not want Personal Information disclosed or used."

Collection and Use of Non-Personal Information

Our Web service automatically gathers certain non-personal information about the usage of our site. We collect this non-personal data only on an aggregate basis. This collective data, which is used for internal purposes, helps us improve your online experience and facilitate your visit to our Web site. We do currently connect this data to user data to allow us to determine which users read which articles. This information is only used internally to provide users with a better experience and to better target content to specific users. Collected data will generally be kept at our service providers in Sweden or at our own data centres. It may in the course of internal use be shared with other SSC companies worldwide as applicable.


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Disclosure of Personal Information

SSC takes very seriously its responsibility to keep your Personal Information, including your personal financial and health-related information, private.

We may select unaffiliated companies to occasionally send you information or special offerings about products or services that are related to SSC's products and services. We will share Personal Information for this purpose only with those unaffiliated companies whose policies regarding Personal Information are consistent with our privacy policies or who agree to abide by our policies with respect to Personal Information. If you accept that your Personal Information can be sent to other select unaffiliated companies for this purpose, you may opt in by notifying us at the address listed above, by sending an email to our service provider at or, if applicable, by checking the appropriate box accepting your permission to disclose such Personal Information.

We also may disclose Personal Information when required to do so by law or when such action is necessary or appropriate (a) to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on SSC, (b) to protect and defend the rights or property of SSC, or (c) to protect the personal safety of users of our Web site. We reserve the right to contact the appropriate authority at our discretion when it appears that activities that are illegal or violate SSC's terms of service are taking place within the context of a member account.

Except under the limited circumstances described above, we will not disclose any of your Personal Information to unaffiliated third parties.

How Personal Information Is Protected

SSC takes reasonable steps to protect your Personal Information. We use technologies and processes such as access control procedures, network firewalls and physical security. These technologies and methods increase the security and privacy of information travelling to, from and within our Web site.

We also safeguard Personal Information from unauthorized access. Only authorized SSC employees or agents carrying out permitted business functions are permitted to access Personal Information. Employees who violate SSC's privacy access policies are subject to disciplinary actions, including termination when appropriate.

How to Access and Modify Personal Information

If you would like to review your Personal Information, please notify SSC at the address listed above or send an email to our service provider at

How We Safeguard Children's Privacy

We currently do not knowingly collect or use Personal Information from children under the age of 13, and we will not do so in the future without first obtaining verifiable consent from a parent or legal guardian. Should a child whom we know to be under the age of 13 send Personal Information to us, we will only use that information to respond directly to that child, seek parental consent or provide parental notice. Further, we strongly discourage any of age 13 or below to send or disclose any Personal Information to SSC.

Practices of Merchants and Links to SSC's Web Site

SSC is not responsible for the data collection and use practices of merchants and other companies to which SSC's Web site may link.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

By using the SSC Web site, you signify your agreement to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not disclose any Personal Information through the SSC Web site.

SSC may make changes to this Privacy Policy with thirty (30) days notice. We will post changes to our policy here, so be sure to check back periodically. Your continued use of SSC's Web site following the posting of any changes to this policy shall mean that you have accepted those changes.

Questions, Comments, Concerns

If you have any questions or comments about our use of Personal Information or about this Privacy Policy, please send an email to our service provider at or contact us at the address listed above. SSC will use reasonable efforts to promptly investigate any complaint you may have regarding our use of Personal Information and to comply fully with the legal and regulatory supervisory authorities responsible for enforcing our adherence to the privacy principles stated above.

The use of and access to the information on this site are subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Terms of Use and, if existing, disclaimer on SSC's Web site.