Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Who we are

The Institute for Urban Research is a university-wide research centre that brings together all urban research at Malmö University. The IUR is the only urban research institute in the Öresund region – the region with one of the highest urban growth rates in Europe.

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect 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 upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

When you submit the contact form of this website your information (name, email, message) is sent via email to our mailserver at Malmö University. No other copy of the information is being stored anywhere. It is only selected staff members of the institution that has access to this information. We are always careful how we handle your information and avoid forwarding this information to anyone outside the institution.

Avoid including sensitive personal details about yourself or anyone else in your message when using the contact form. Such information as ethnic origin, political opinions, medical history, religious or philosophical beliefs, or genetic or biometric data.


Signing up to our newsletter means that your name and email is being stored in our email list. This list is being stored on our website serve and is being accessed only by few selected members of our institution. Your name and email is only being used for the purpose of sending out news and events via newsletters and is never forwarded to any third parties.


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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use visitor statistics on this website to better understand our visitors’ interests and improve the content of our site. No personal details about you are being stored in our databases, including your IP address. None of the information is being sent to a third party.

Who we share your data with

We dont share your data with any third parties.

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.

People that are on our email list for newsletters can at anytime unsubscribe from the list by clicking a link in the bottom of the newsletter, or contact us at and ask to be removed.

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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Information that you submit through our contact form is being sent via email to our email server at Malmö University.