As of 1 June 2021, this website and all information published on it belongs to Thorsten Hansen.
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.
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.
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 visit our login page, 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.
Who we share your data with
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.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
Vaer Deg respects and is committed to protecting your privacy. We aim to maintain consistently high standards in our use and storage of your personal data, and endeavour to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other relevant legislation.
To reflect changes in privacy laws, this updated Privacy Notice aims to clearly inform you of how we use your personal data, how we ensure it is kept secure and your choices about its use. We hope this can help you to make informed decisions when using our websites or other services we provide.
In this Notice, references to “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Vaer Deg. Personal data, as defined by the GDPR, means any information which relates to a living individual who can be identified, either directly or indirectly, from this information. For example your name or email address.
From time to time we will update this Privacy Notice, so encourage you to refer back to this page regularly. If signficant changes are made we will endeavour to notify you.
In addition to this Notice, each service offered by us may have additional privacy provisions that are specific to the particular service. You will always be informed of these supplemental provisions at the time you provide your personal data.
Using links to external sites
Please remember that when you use a link to go from our website to another website, our Privacy Notice no longer applies. Your browsing and interaction on any other website or your dealings with any other third party service provider, is subject to that website’s or third party service provider’s own rules and notices/policies. We do not monitor, control, or endorse the information collection or privacy practices of any third parties. This Notice applies solely to Information collected by us through our website or services and does not apply to these third party websites and third party service providers.
Our contact details
If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice you can contact us in the following ways:
Name: Thorsten Hansen
Write to us: Thorsten Hansen. Starostina gate, 9178 Barentsburg, Norge
Email our Data Protection Officer: email@example.com
Collection of your personal data
Personal data you provide directly to us
We collect personal data from you when you enquire about or request a product or service directly from us. For example you will provide personal data to us when you;
register on our website
join online forums
subscribe to our magazine
sign up for a product or service
The information we routinely collect will include your name and email address. We will also collect specific information where relevant for a particular service.
We only collect this information with your explicit consent and will only use it for the purposes of your attendance at the event.
When you visit our website
From other organisations or publicly available sources
We sometimes combine information we have collected from our website or other sources, with information received from other organisations. This is used to:
enhance the content and relevance of the advertising we provide to you.
We may also research publicly available sources (e.g. websites and LinkedIn) and use external suppliers, to identify business contacts who are likely to be interested in the products and services we have to offer. We will only collect the minimal amount of information required for this purpose and when we contact you we will always provide you with an easy way to object to us continuing to retain your personal data.
The lawful bases we rely on
Under the GDPR there are six lawful bases under which organisations can collect, use and store personal data. We have identified four which we rely upon for our business activities: Consent, Contractual, Legitimate Interests and Legal Obligation.
Contractual – in many circumstances we rely on the lawful basis of “performance of a contract”, this enables us to respond to you when you express an interest in our products and services and to fufil any requests.
Consent – in some circumstances we rely on your specific consent, whereby you actively agree and “opt-in”. We will always make it clear how you can withdraw you consent at any time.
Legal Obligation – there will be circumstances under which we are legally obliged to hold your pesonal data or required to disclose it to a third party by law.
Legitimate Interests – for some of our activities we rely on our legitimate business interests to collect and use your personal data. In such cases, we have balanced our interests with yours and do not believe these activities will have a negative impact on your privacy rights and freedoms. We specifically rely on Legitimate Interests to:
manage specific aspects of the events
send you marketing communications about our products and services.
send you marketing communications related to other companies’ products and services
personalise the marketing content we provide you.
share your contact details with a named sponsor, when you access specific sponsored content.
undertake business sales and advertising activities
research publicly available business contact details.
customise the content you see on our website.
You can always object to our marketing messages
If you wish to object to our reliance on Legitimate Interests for any other purpose please use Our contact details.
How we use your personal data
Fulfilment of a service
We will use your personal data for the purposes of fulfilling a product or service you have requested, which includes:
Responding to your inquiries about our products and services
Fulfilling your requests and delivery of a product or service. For example when you:
subscribe to our magazine
register to attend an event
register to access online content
Administering your account
Sending you specific service or transactional communications about a product or service
Delivering customer services
We use essential and functional cookies to ensure our websites function properly.
Our website often provides sponsored content.
We will share the details you provide to access this specific content with the named sponsor. However, this is always your choice and you will be provided with a clear opportunity to indicate if you would prefer us not to share this information.
When we collect your personal data we will include a specific notice to inform you and give you choices about future direct marketing communications from us.
We will only send you direct marketing communications when you have either:
provided your consent (e.g. ticked a box or clicked a “button” to submit a form)
where we believe we can demonstrate a legitimate business interest and have balanced this with your interests and privacy.
It is always your choice and you can stop receiving direct marketing communications from us at any time. We will provide a clear and easy way to do this on any communication you receive.
For electronic marketing communications (via email, sms and phone) we adhere to the rules of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR).
Personalise marketing content
We want to ensure our marketing communications are of interest to you. We therefore use the information we know about you to tailor our messages to be more relevant. We will use details such as your gender, age, geographical location, and previous transactional history to try and do this. You have the right to object, but this will mean we will be unable to send your marketing communications in future, as we do not wish to send irrelevant messages to you.
Personalise website content
How to stop receiving marketing communications
We don’t want to send you marketing communications if you do not want to receive them. You can stop receiving these messages from us at anytime.
Emails: There will always be an unsubscribe link on any marketing email you receive from us.
Phone: If you receive a marketing call from us, please let the call operator know if you don’t want to receive calls again.
SMS: Please text “STOP” to any message received.
If you wish to stop ALL marketing communications from Vaer Deg, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to contact us directly about marketing communications you are recieving, please use one of the contact details below:
Write to us: Thorsten Hansen. Starostina gate, 9178 Barentsburg, Norge
Email our Data Protection Officer: email@example.com
Sharing your personal data
We may share your personal data with other organisations, as specifically approved by you or under the circumstances described below.
Our service suppliers
We use a number of companies to help us in providing a professional service to our customers. For example, a subscription fulfilment bureau and call centres. These companies only act under strict contractual instruction from us. We limit the personal data we share with our suppliers to only those necessary to fulfil the specific service they provide to us.
We may need disclose your personal data to comply with any legal obligation. These requests will be assessed before we consider to share your details.
Changes to our company
In the event we go through a business transition such as a merger or acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your personal data may be among the assets transferred.
Social Media, message boards and chat
Using social media sign-in
On our website we enable you to sign in using a service like Twitter or Facebook.
We will inform you if we wish to access more than just basic account information during this process, so you can let us know you are happy to share this details with us.
We recommend you also check what permissions you enable in your social media profiles.
Using message boards and chat
Any information which you choose to voluntarily post to message boards, chat rooms and other interactive forums, is by its very nature being made publicly available to other users who have access to that portion of a website or service. We would encourage you not to share your personal data and we are not responsible for any information you choose to provide or communiate in such forums. Any disclosures you make are at your own risk.
If you are having difficulty deleting or editing a post, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are aimed at adults and are not designed for use by children. However, we accept that on occasion children could visit our website. Where we believe any of our brands may attract children under the age of 16, we clearly provide information notices to try and deter children from providing their personal data.
We do not knowingly intend to send marketing communications to children.
We actively encourage all our staff, whenever they are implementing new promotions, offers or events to assess whether these might be attractive to children and if so, will ensure clear information is provided to try and deter children from providing their personal data.
If you are a parent or guardian and are concerned that we may be processing personal data related to your child, please use Our contact details.
If you have questions about how we process your personal data, you can contact our data protection officer who has the following contact information:
The Norwegian Data Protection Authority
P.O. Box 458 Sentrum, NO-0105 Oslo
Phone: + 47 22 39 69 00
The data protection officer can provide you with further information about data protection regulations. The data protection officer can also inform you of your rights if we are processing your personal data, including whom to contact if you would like to exercise your rights.
Access your personal data
You can request a copy of the personal data we may hold relating to you, and the purposes for which we are using it. This is known as a Subject Access Request. In responding to such a request we may ask for proof of your identity, to ensure we do not inadvertently send your personal data to another person. We will endeavour to respond to any such requests as soon as possible, but at least within one calendar month. Please use Our contact details.
Amend your personal data
If you discover or believe the personal data we hold for you is out of date or incorrect please let us know and we will rectify this as soon as possible. Please use Our contact details.
Delete your personal data
If you wish for your personal data to be deleted we will assess any such request on a case-by-case basis. We will respond to you as soon as possible, at least within one calendar month of receiving your request. Please use Our contact details.
Keeping your data secure
Where we store your personal data
Ensuring your personal data is kept and transferred securely is of the highest importance to us.
We hold your personal data on our secure systems, mainly based within the UK and the European Economic Area (EEA). We employ service providers, we have appropriate agreements in place to ensure your personal data is protected.
Your personal data may be transferred to a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA). This may be required for the purposes of our staff based outside the EEA or where a supplier of a service is based outside the EEA. We will take all reasonable steps necessary to ensure your personal data is treated securely. This includes the use of Binding Corporate Rules and Model Contractual Arrangements as approved by the European Commission, and the EU-US Privacy Shield.
How we keep your personal data secure
We are committed to protecting the security of the personal data we hold. We deploy appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure your personal data is kept securely and to prevent any unauthorised access. We have robust procedures and features in place to prevent such unauthorised access.
We also require any parties to whom we transfer personal data to ensure they have appropriate security measures in place.
How long do we keep your personal data
We hold personal data for a variety of different purposes and the length of time we keep your information for will vary depending on the products and services we are providing to you. We will only keep your personal data for a reasonable period of time and we base this on the purpose for which we are using it.
There will be circumstances in which we keep a strictly minimal amount of information about you, for example to ensure we can honour an objection to receiving direct marketing. We will also, in specfic circumstances, be required to retain personal data for a longer period of time for contractual or legal reasons.
We have a detailed internal schedule for ensuring we do not hold your personal data for longer than we justifiably need it.
Reporting security vulnerabilities
We are committed to the privacy, safety and security of our customers. If you discover a potential security vulnerability, we would ask you to please report it just to us in a responsible manner. Please email us at email@example.com and we will respond to you as soon as possible. This provides us with an opportunity to work with you and quickly address and resolve any issue. Publicly disclosing a potential vulnerability could put the wider community at risk, and therefore we encourage you to come to us first. We’ll keep you informed as we move forward with our investigations.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a harmless text file that is stored in your browser when you visit almost any webpage. These tools play a key role in the provision of many information society services. Among others, they make it possible for a webpage to store and recover information about the navigation habits of a user or his/her device, and, depending on the information obtained, they can be used to identify the user and improve the service provided. Kind of cookies Depending on the entity managing the domain from which the cookies are sent and processing the data, two types of cookie can be distinguished:
Proprietary cookies: Sent to the user’s device from equipment or a domain managed by the publisher of the website from which the service requested by the user is provided.
Third-party cookies: Sent to the user’s device from equipment or a domain that is not managed by the website published, but rather by another entity that processes the data obtained through the cookies. In cases where the cookies are installed from a computer or domain managed by the publisher, but the information collected through them is managed by a third party, they cannot be considered proprietary cookies. There is also another classification based on the period of time during which cookies remain stored in the client’s browser:
Session cookies: Designed to collect and store data while the user browses through a website. These are normally used to store information which is only kept for the provision of the service requested by the user on a single occasion (e.g. a list of bought products).
Persistent cookies: The data is still stored in the computer terminal and can be accessed and processed for a time period defined by the cookie owner, which can range from a few minutes to several years. 2 Finally, there is another classification involving six types of cookies according to the purpose of the processing of the data obtained:
Technical cookies: Cookies that allow you to browse the website, platform or application and use the different options or services that it provides, such as controlling data traffic and communication, session identification, accessing to restricted access sections, saving elements that make up an order, undertaking the order process, processing sign up requests or event participation, using security elements during browsing, storing security contents to broadcast videos or audio, or sharing content via social networks.
Personalisation cookies: Let you access the service with some general predefined features in terms of a series of criteria on your terminal, such as language, browser used to access the service, regional settings for the location you are accessing the service from, etc.
Analytical cookies: Allow the person responsible for them to monitor and analyse the behaviour of the users of the websites to which they are linked. The information collected through this type of cookie is used to measure the activity of the websites, application or platform and to create browsing profiles of the users of said sites, applications and platforms, with the object of making improvements based on analysis of the usage data of the users of the service.
Advertising cookies: Allow the most efficient management possible of advertising spaces, etc.
Behavioural advertising cookies: These store your behavioural data, obtained by continually observing your browsing habits, to enable the development of a specific profile so that advertising can be displayed accordingly.
How to disable and eliminate cookies
You can restrict, block or delete cookies using the browser. If you disable cookies, some services can be inactive. Settings are different in every browser, but you can usually modify cookies configuration, through “Options” or “Tools”. The “Help” functionality can also help you. On this website, users can always choose what cookies want to install in their browser. You can allow, block or eliminate cookies installed, through the options of your browser’s setting:
Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/block-websites-storing-site-preferences
Opera: https://help.opera.com/en/latest/web-preferences/#cookies You can also manage cookie storage in your browser by means of tools like these:
Your Online Choices: www.youronlinechoices.com
Cookies used by: https://Vaerdeg.com The cookies used on this website are listed below, with their type and function:
Accept cookies: This warning will not longer be viewed when accessing any website page during the current session.
Close: The notification is hidden on this page.
Our main technology partners
We work directly with a number of technology partners to maintain and enhance our websites. We will update the following table when cookies are added or removed.
We use Google DoubleClick for the delivery and measurement of advertising campaigns.
We use Google AdWords to promote our products and services through Google’s advertising opportunities.
We use Google Analytics to provide insight into how visitors find and use our web pages so that we can evaluate and develop them.
We use Instagram to promote our products and services.
We use TikTok to promote our products and services.
Partner Ads Norway
We use Partner Ads Norway to provide our users with relevant advertisements from Danish, Swedish and Norwegian companies
We use Adtraction Ads to provide our users with relevant advertisements from Norwegian companies
We use Vrbo UK to provide our users with relevant advertisements
We use Wise to provide our users with relevant advertisements
We use Safety Wing to provide our users with relevant advertisements
Trip (dot) com
We use Trip (dot) com to provide our users with relevant advertisements
We use Italki Languages to provide our users with relevant advertisements
We use Glocal Me to provide our users with relevant advertisements
We use coWorking Spaces to provide our users with relevant advertisements
We use Timming Cube to provide our users with relevant advertisements
We use Forex Mentor to provide our users with relevant advertisements
We use Scotch Whisky to provide our users with relevant advertisements
We use Priority Gold to provide our users with relevant advertisements
We use SD Bullion to provide our users with relevant advertisements
We use Paxful to provide our users with relevant advertisements
We use Facebook to promote our products and services.
External web services
We use a number of web services to display external content, e.g. YouTube. These could set cookies or track your activity anonymously – for full information you should read the privacy policies of these sites.
We may set cookies on certain third party sites that we advertise on to identify you as having visited that site if you later visit our website, and will serve targeted advertising based on this information.
Your control options
Managing your preferences
Do Not Track Signals
We currently do not respond to web browsers Do Not Track but will continue to review the Do Not Track concept and may adopt a standard once available. If we do so in the future, we will provide all relevant information in this policy.
For more information about online behavioural advertising please see:
Advertising Standards Authority guide to Online Behavioural Adverts
Your Online Choices website, tips and advice about Online Behavioural Adverts and opting-out can be found in the Your Ad Choices.
Contact us about Cookies
If you want to find out more or request information about our Cookie Notice use Our contact details