Privacy policy

Who we are
The responsible data controller for this website is: The Icelandic Textile Center; email: You can contact us any time via email, if you have questions about our privacy policy.

How we collect your data
We don’t collect any personal data on our website except server logs or when you fill out one of our online application forms. See “Third-party services” below for more details.

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.

This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences and store information for things like shopping carts. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser for more information.

Analytics and tracking
We do not use any trackers or analytics services on our website. Some of the third-party services that we link to from our website may use trackers or analytics services. See “Third-party services” below for more details.

TLS encryption
This site uses TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential data. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and when the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar. If TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to me cannot be read by third parties.

Hosting and server log files
The server for our website is provided by: Stefna ehf, Glerárgata 4, 600 Akureyri, Iceland. Stefna complies with GDPR. We automatically collect and store information that your browser transmits in “server log files” on our server. This data will not be combined with data from other sources. The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

Newsletter service
You can sign up for our occasional Newsletter to receive updates and news about The Icelandic Textile Center. We never sign you up automatically. You have to use the sign up form on our website and confirm your subscription. To sign up we require and verify your email address and you can provide an optional name. Our provider offers analytics tools to check if newsletters have been opened. We never use them to analyze individual subscribers. You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time. This can be done by using the unsubscribe link in every newsletter or by sending an email and we will handle it for you.

Other third-party services
We use the following third-party services to improve the performance and usability of our site:

We are using the payment services of Borgun for online payment of the residency fee and workshops. Borgun an Iceland based company and PCI SSC Participating Organization that complies with ISO/IEC 27001 standards regarding online safety. You can find their privacy policy here:ónuverndarstefna.pdf

We use ISSUU to serve PDFs of our residency catalogs. ISSUU complies with GDPR. You can find their privacy policy here:

We use Vimeo to host and stream our video files. Vimeo complies with GDPR. You can find their privacy policy here:

We use YouTube to host and stream our video files. YouTube complies with GDPR. You can find their privacy policy here:

We link from this website to our Instagram page to allow you to follow us. Instagram complies with GDPR. You can find their privacy policy here:

We link from this website to our Facebook page to allow you to follow us. Facebook complies with GDPR. You can find their privacy policy here:

Google Forms 
We use Google Forms for online registration for events, like the Ullarthon. Here's how Google complies with data protection laws:

Your rights
You can exercise your rights by sending us an email at You can access information on all data stored about you. Get in contact and we will provide you with all information on data we have about you. You have the right to be ‘forgotten’ by us. Let us know and we will delete all your personal data that we store. You have the right to correct any personal data stored about you. If there’s any personal data about you that should be corrected by us, please let us know. You have the right to withdraw your consent. Please tell us first, so we have a chance to address your concerns. If we fail in this, you can address any complaint to your national data protection authorities.

Questions & Feedback
We try to keep our privacy policy as transparent and easy to understand as possible. Please let us know if we can improve it further or if you have any other questions.

We will constantly check and update this privacy policy if necessary.

Last update: January 27, 2021