Privacy policy

VARD respects your privacy and is committed to protecting any personal information that you may provide through the site. The following information is designed to help users of the site to understand what information we gather from the site and how this information is handled.

In general, you can visit this site without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. Our web servers collect the domain names and IP addresses, not the e-mail addresses, of visitors. In addition, there are portions of this site where we may need to collect personal information from you for a specific purpose, such as to provide you with certain information you request. The information collected from you may, inter alia, include your name, address, telephone, fax number, and e-mail address.

Domain name information that we collect is not used to personally identify you. IP addresses are analyzed to give us insight in companies showing interest in the products presented on the site and to help us improve our products and services. Logs are aggregated to measure the number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages viewed, etc. We use this information to measure the use of the site and to improve the content of the site.

When other information is collected from you, such as your name and e-mail address, we generally let you know at the time of collection how we will use the personal information. Usually, we use the personal information you provide only to respond to your inquiry or to process your request (such as to receive electronic annual reports or to subscribe for press releases). This information may be shared with other VARD businesses, but only if necessary, to fulfil your request or for related purposes.

We may also share the personal information you provide with other companies that we have hired to provide services for us. These companies - our vendors - are bound to use personal information we share with them only to perform the services we have hired them to provide. We do not share, sell, or lease personal information about you to any third parties for their marketing use. We will release information about you if you direct us to do so, if we are required by law to do so, or in other legally limited circumstances (for example, to protect your account from fraud).

VARD publishes a newsletter via email

The recipients email address is stored in a separate database and is deleted when you cancel your subscription. The email address is also deleted when we receive feedback that it is no longer active (hard bounce). VARD uses Campaign Monitor to administer and publish newsletters, in cooperation with Celero AS as data processor. VARD has signed a data processing agreement with Celero AS.

VARD and the data processor can gain access to the following information about activity in the newsletter:
– opening of emails (by loading of images)
– clicks in the email
– geographical location of email server
– email client
– shares in social media

VARD can use this information to follow up interest the recipient has shown for specific products or events. The information is not shared with third parties.

When using, you consent to the use of cookies, Lead Forensics and Google Analytics.

In order to develop and improve we use Google Analytics. This is a web analytics service.

The service uses four cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer, mobile phone, tablet, or similar. Cookies contain data that is collected for statistics on the use of When using, the following information is collected:
• Your IP address, browser and operating system
• Location of visit
• Time of visit
• What pages on the registered IP address visits and duration of the visit
• The link you used when you visited
• What were clicked on during the visit and any files that were downloaded

The information is sent from your browser to Lead Forensics and stored on Lead Forensics’ servers, as well as Google and Google's servers.

The following Google Analytics cookies are used when using

Name: utma
Category: Permanent
Used for: Identification of unique visitors
Storage time: Up to 2 years

Name: utmb
Category: Session
Used for: Maintaining and continuing a user's session
Storage time: For each user session

Name: utmc
Category: Permanent
Used for: Determining whether a new user session should be created or not
Storage time: Up to 6 months

Name: utmt
Category: Session
Used for: Calculating the speed of the website
Storage time: For each user session

Name: utmz
Category: Permanent
Used for: Storage of reference used to reach the website
Storage time: Up to 6 months

When using, you consent to that Vard Group AS, Google and Lead Forensics processes information about you in the manner and for the purposes set forth herein. You may refuse or withdraw your consent for the use of cookies on your computer by changing your browser settings.

VARD may, from time to time, revise or make changes to this privacy policy, as set out above under Term of Use Revisions

Place of Jurisdiction
This notice shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Norwegian law. If any provision of this notice shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable then that provision shall be deemed several and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.

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