Privacy Policy


At NKT Photonics, we highly value safety, not only physical safety, but also all personal data safety that is handled by NKT Photonics or by third parties on our behalf. We understand the importance of confidentiality and privacy of personal data.

We are committed to following the requirements and obligations according to applicable law, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation. We expect and require that our employees and business partners fully comply with applicable laws and regulations.

Our data privacy policy includes our overall approach to how we process personal data, including collection, use, access, sharing and technical and organisational measurements. We believe that adequate personal data handling drives more efficient NKT Photonics business processes and supports our core values and the trust of our stakeholders.

Compliance with data privacy requirements is highly important and must be an integral part of our business processes. Violation of such requirements could cause serious damages to personal data security and NKT Photonics business operations. Therefore, we have established more detailed processes to ensure that we have secure and adequate procedures in place for processing of personal data within a number of areas as described in this policy.

1.1 Collection

We collect and process personal data in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. We collect personal data that is necessary and relevant for the purpose and we ensure that the collected data is accurate.

We collect personal data by applying the proportionality principle and keep data until it is necessary for performing a purpose or as long as is required by law.

1.1.1  Legal basis

We respect the legal basis for collecting personal data, including consent, contract and/or legitimate interests. Before processing personal data, we evaluate relevant acceptance and ensure that we have legal basis for data processing.

1.2  Processing of personal data and information to the individual we collect data on

We implement relevant measures, procedures and technologies to support the rights of the individual(s) we hold data on, including making sure that adequate information is provided to such individual, including:

1.2.1  Access

We ensure adequate access to personal data both in relation to the individual we hold data on and those who have access to the data.

1.2.2  Correction & Objection

We support that the personal data we store is accurate and up-to-date. We request that the relevant individuals notify us of any changes in their personal data, or if we process inaccurate data. In such case, we will within reasonable time take the necessary steps to update or delete incorrect data. An individual may object to the data processing for a specific reason or due to concerns about inaccurate data processing on our part.

1.2.3  Storage & Deletion

Where applicable and in accordance with laws and regulations, we ensure to delete personal data, if the data we process is no longer necessary for the collected purpose or if the individual wishes to withdraw his/her consent for data processing, if such is required and provided.

1.2.4  Data transfer

Upon request by an individual, we may transfer his/her personal data to other companies or third parties. The transfer of personal data does not mean that the data will be deleted automatically from our system. Personal data may be stored until expiry of the original retention period. However, once we have transferred the personal data, we will not be responsible for other companies’ privacy policies.

1.3  Personal data sharing

We only share personal data outside NKT Photonics with affiliated third parties or in a contractual relationship, if requested by law or to carry out a request for data transfer from the individual we hold data on. We ensure that relevant data processing agreements are implemented, before we share personal data.

1.4  Data privacy by design and default & Data security breach

We ensure that appropriate technical and organisational measures are implemented to ensure that personal data is processed and stored securely. This also includes the implementation of an adequate alarm system that supports data breach reporting within 72 hours. NKT Photonics managers must ensure that these standards are adhered to at all times.

NKT Photonics request employees and business partners to take immediate action and notify the business if they become aware of any actual or potential suspicions or allegations of non-compliance with respect to the protection of personal data. Please report any security breach to:

What personal data we collect on this website and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

We use cookies for marketing purposes. We use cookies from Google. These cookie uses anonymous data and IP-addresses, which according to GDPR is personable identifiable data. They also might share these data with third party.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.