Privacy notice

Designgruppen AS is a company of freelance artists helping businesses succeed with their online and offline marketing efforts. Our website address is:

Designgruppen registers and uses information about you (personal data).

We protect your data and privacy by taking all relevant measures in accordance with applicable legislation, especially the General Data Protection Regulation (by EU).

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 anonymised 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.


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.

All browsers enable you to delete individual or all cookies at once. The procedure for how to delete varies from browser to browser. Remember to delete cookies in all the browsers that you are using.

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.

Why do we register and use your personal data?

We register your data as an intermediary in order for you to be able to seek labour help form our artists or receive advice in connection with development/marketing of your company.

Designgruppen also use the information for administrative purposes and to improve the Services we now offer and that we will provide in the future. Finally, Designgruppen may use your data for statistical purposes in collaboration with our partners.

When do we register and use your personal data?

We register and use personal data when

  • you have made or you are considering making an agreement with us to make use of a service or product we provide based on article 6(1)(b) of GDPR
  • you have granted us consent to use your personal data for a specific purpose based on article 6(1)(a) of GDPR
  • you have granted us consent to use your sensitive personal data for a specific purpose based on article 9(2)(a) of GDPR
  • it is our legal duty to do so
  • it is necessary to pursue a legitimate interest of Designgruppen pursuant to article 6(1)(f) of GDPR. For example, this may be to prevent abuse and loss, to strengthen our IT-solution. We will only do so if our interest clearly outweighs your interest in not having your personal data processed by us.

Depending on the services or products of interest, we register and use different kinds of personal data, including

  • basic personal data, e.g. your name, contact information and national ID (employees and companies)
  • data from your LinkedIn profile
  • details about the services and products we provide to you, how you use them and your preferences towards them

Who we share your data with

In some instances, we may share and disclose personal data with Facebook, Google Ads, Google Analytics, HubSpot, LinkedIn, Mailchimp, Mailerlite, Asana and Flock in order to send information to our users in a coordinated way.

Statistics – Google Analytics

Designgruppen uses the analytic tool Google Analytics to gather and assess information about how visitors use the web site. Google Analytics uses cookies. Google Analytics only receive general web statistics, like for example type of browser, language and which web site the user came from.

The users IP address will be registered by Designgruppen. See Googles privacy policy here: Norway:

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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.