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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy outlines the personal data collection, processing, and storage practices of larsbirkelands.com, a blog operated by Lars Birkeland. We are committed to protecting your privacy and strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information.

By using this website, you agree to collect and use information per this policy. We may update this policy from time to time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure that you are familiar with any changes.

We collect personal information when you register on our website, place an order, subscribe to our newsletter, fill out a form, or use other services within the website. The type of information collected may include but is not limited to, your name, address, email address, and phone number.

We use the data we collect to provide you with the services you request. We may also use it for internal purposes, such as improving our website or customer service experiences.

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer any of your personal information to outside parties. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification with our business partners and advertisers.

We may use third-party services such as payment processors, analytics providers, and other service providers who assist us in delivering the products and services necessary to run and maintain our website. We may share your information with these service providers, but only to the extent required for them to perform their services.

Services we use:

  • WordPress
  • Elementor
  • Google Analytics
  • WP Rocket

A comment is left on the blog posts.

When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form and the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help with 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/.


We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information.

Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.

Examples of Cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
  • Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
  • Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.
  • Affiliate cookies. Birkelands.net participates in affiliate marketing, all affiliated companies and services use cookies to generate and track affiliate sales. Affiliate income makes it possible for The Side Blogger to exist and operate.

Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If you are from the European Economic Area (EEA), the legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Data we collect and the specific context in which we collect it.

We may process your Personal Data because:

  • We need to perform a contract with you
  • You have given us permission to do so
  • The processing is in our legitimate interests, and it’s not overridden by your rights
  • For payment processing purposes
  • To comply with the law


Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy Terms web page: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

We maintain security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of personal data under our control. However, no method of transmission over the internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.


If you have any questions about this privacy policy, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at post@larsbirkeland.com

Thank you for using our website!