Privacy policy

Welcome to the Hanken & SSE website!

At Hanken & SSE Executive Education Ab (“Company” or “We”), we care about your safety and respect your privacy. We recognise the need to protect the information we collect or that you provide to us, when you access and use our website (the “Website”).

This policy, and any other documents referred to on it, sets the foundation on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the policy carefully to understand our approach to use of your personal data.

By visiting our website, you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy. If you wish us to stop using your information, please let us know by sending us an email to If the practices described in this policy are not acceptable to you, please do not access or use the website.

  1. Overview
  2. Data we collect
  3. How we use data
  4. How we disclose data
  5. Security
  6. Choice and access
  7. Retention period
  8. Jurisdiction and cross-border transfer
  9. Updates to this privacy policy and notifications
  10. Contact us


  1. Overview

Our website and services collect different types of information to help us adjust our website to your needs. Some information is collected automatically through cookies; other information (name and email) is received when you fill in a contact form.


  1. Data we collect

We may collect and process the following data:


– Personal data (name, telephone number, email address, company)

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on our website.
  • If you contact us (by phone, e-mail or otherwise), we may keep a record of that correspondence.
  • We also receive Personal Data from other sources, such as our partners and publicly available sources.


– Other data

  • Details of your visits to our website including but not limited to, traffic data, location data and other communication data and the resources that you access. We may collect information about your device including, where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type.


– Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web server, which allow a website to recognise you. Our website may take advantage of this facility to enhance your experience. Cookies do not collect any personal data stored on your hard drive or computer. Cookies are not used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. You can reject cookies, but it may lead to the incorrect functioning of some parts of our website.


  1. How we use data

The data collected automatically is used to improve our website and services. It is used to provide you with the information you ask for and provide insight into the effectiveness of our online marketing initiatives. We use information held about you in the following ways:

  • To ensure that content from our website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
  • To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes (you can opt out from marketing communication through links provided in our email communication)
  • To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.
  • To administer our website and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes.
  • To notify you about changes to our website or services.


Any communication you transmit to Hanken & SSE Executive Education Ab via this website is over the internet and is non-confidential and non-proprietary. By transmitting any communication via this website, you agree we may use your communication as material for any purpose and your contact details for marketing purposes within the provisions of any applicable legislation.


– How we use cookies

Cookies help us to improve our website and to deliver a better and more personalized online experience to you. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies should you so prefer. By choosing to decline cookies you may not be able to have the full experience of the interactive features of our website. The cookies we use keep track of pages you visit, in order to determine what portion of the website is most popular or most used. This data is used to deliver customized content and promotions within the website to visitors whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.


– Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of our website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.


– How to control or delete cookies in your browser

By using this website, you accept the use of cookies in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

If you do not accept the use of these cookies you can change your browser settings so that cookies from this website can be deleted and cannot be placed on your computer or mobile device.

In order to do this, please follow instructions provided by your browser (usually located within “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit”).


  1. How we disclose data

We will not sell, rent or disclose to outside parties the information we collect. However we may share your personal information with any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries and our owner business schools.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties as follows:

  • In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
  • If Hanken & SSE Executive Education Ab or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
  • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Hanken & SSE Executive Education Ab, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
  • We may disclose this information to any other third parties, e.g.:
  • Business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you.
  • Analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimization of our website.


  1. Security

– Protection of your information

We are accountable for the information in our custody. Therefore, when we collect or use your information, we will utilize commercially reasonable safeguards to ensure its protection. It should be noted that no security procedure is currently 100% effective. Should any breach of your Personal Information occur, we will inform you as soon as reasonably possible, as required by applicable law.


– Where we store your data

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination located outside of your jurisdiction, outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff may be engaged in, among other things, the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access.


– Third party links

This website may contain links to other websites on the Internet, including social media, and other websites may contain links to this website. These other websites available through the links are not under Hanken & SSE Executive Education Ab control and such links do not constitute an endorsement by Hanken & SSE Executive Education Ab of those other websites or the services offered through them. The privacy and security practices of websites linked to or from the Hanken & SSE Executive Education Ab website are not covered by this privacy policy, and Hanken & SSE Executive Education Ab is not responsible for the privacy or security practices or the content of such websites.

Sometimes we may embed video content from other websites on our website. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. Hanken & SSE Executive Education Ab has no control or liability over these cookies set, please check the relevant third party’s cookie policy for more information. We also offer a share page widget on some of our web pages where content can be shared. These websites may set a cookie when you are logged into their service. Hanken & SSE Executive Education Ab has no control or liability over these cookies set, please check the relevant third party’s cookie policy for more information.


  1. Choice and access

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will endeavor to inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing at any time by contacting us via our online form on the contact page.

Our website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

You have choices regarding our use and disclosure of Your Personal Data:

  1. Opting out of receiving electronic communications from us. If You no longer want to receive marketing-related emails from us on a going-forward basis, You may opt-out via the unsubscribe link included in such emails. We will try to comply with Your request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable. Please note that if You opt-out of receiving marketing-related emails from us, we may still send You important administrative messages that are required to provide You with our Services.
  2. How You can access or change Your Personal Data. If You would like to review, correct, or update Personal Data that You have previously disclosed to us, You may do so by contacting us.

If emailing us Your request, please make clear in the email what Personal Data You would like to have changed. For Your protection, we may only implement requests with respect to the Personal Data associated with the particular email address that You use to send us Your request, and we may need to verify Your identity before implementing Your request. We will try to comply with Your request as soon as reasonably practicable.


  1. Retention period

We will retain Personal Data for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.


  1. Jurisdiction and cross-border transfer

Our services are global and Data (including Personal Data) may be stored and processed in any country where we have operations or where we engage service providers, and we may transfer Data to countries outside of Your country of residence, including the United States, which may have data protection rules that are different from those of Your country. However, we will take measures to ensure that any such transfers comply with applicable data protection laws and that Your Data remains protected to the standards described in this privacy policy. In certain circumstances, courts, law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies or security authorities in those other countries may be entitled to access Your Personal Data.


  1. Updates to this privacy policy and notifications

Hanken & SSE Executive Education Ab may change the content or services found on our website at any time without notice, and consequently our privacy policy may change at any time in the future. It is expected that you agree to revisit this page regularly and your continued access to or use of the website will mean that you agree to the changes. Should you become a client of Hanken & SSE Executive Education Ab, the use of personal information is governed by a separate commercial agreement, not these terms.


  1. Contact us

If you have any queries regarding privacy issues, please contact us via our online form on the contact page.