Privacy Policy for Erlandsen Data Consulting

Your privacy is critically important to Erlandsen Data Consulting (EDC), and this privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information that is received and collected by this website and how it is used. If you require any more information, have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data or have any questions about the privacy policy, please feel free to contact EDC by e-mail at

Fundamental principles

  • EDC will not ask you for personal information unless truly needed.
  • EDC will not store your personal information unless required for the on-going operation of our services.
  • EDC will not share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law or protect our rights.
  • EDC will not send you any spam.

The short story is that EDC will not on purpose do anything evil with any information that you leave behind by visiting this site.

Website Visitors

The policy of EDC is to respect your privacy regarding any information that might be collected while operating this website. Like most websites, this website collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how our visitors use this website. Non-personally-identifying information might be used to present aggregate information, e.g., visitor statistics or trends in the usage of this website.

This website also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments using our content management system ( blog). EDC only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of this sites content management system.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Visitors to this website may choose to interact with EDC in ways that require EDC to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that will be gathered depends on the nature of the interaction, and only information necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction. This is usually your name and e-mail address, and this information will only be used to reply to your inquiry or present your Gravatar. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it might prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

EDC might collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to this website. For instance, monitoring the most popular articles on this site and display this information publicly. No personally-identifying information will be disclosed other than as described below:

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

EDC might disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those employees, contractors and service providers that:

  • need to know that information in order to process it on EDC's behalf or to provide services available at this website, and
  • that have agreed not to disclose it to others.

This information might be stored at locations outside of your home country, depending on the service providers this site uses (currently USA and Norway).

EDC will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. EDC will disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when EDC believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of EDC, third parties or the public at large. EDC will take reasonably necessary measures to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

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Business Transfers

If EDC, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that EDC goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of EDC may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, EDC may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in EDC's sole discretion. EDC encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Last Updated: September 22, 2012.