Cookies & Privacy Policy

Cookie and privacy

Merge AS is committed to protecting and exercising your privacy and treating all your personal data that accrues to us with great care. This privacy statement describes what personal data we collect and for what purposes this personal data is processed by Merge. It also sets out what rights you have under applicable data protection legislation.

According to the EU General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"), the data controller is MERGE AS, PO Box 145 Nordstrand, 1112 Oslo, Norway, hereinafter: "Merge".

Information we may collect from you:

  • Information that you provide by filling in contactforms on ("our website") to contact us and to use our products and services. This includes information provided when you want to subscribe to our newsletter or request additional information, services and submit questions.
  • Requests when you contact us regarding our services.
  • Registrations or correspondence when you contact us.
  • Optional surveys we may ask you to complete that we use for research purposes and to make our services better.
  • Information collected when you have given your consent to:
    • Subscribe to our marketing communications.
    • Complete customer surveys or provide feedback. Information collected that will typically include full or partial contact information, including names and addresses of telephone and email.

Information and personal data collected automatically

Site data collected through the Goggles Insights website:

  • We automatically log information about you and your computer or mobile device when you access our website. The information about your use of our website consists of http header information that your browser transmits to our web server, information collected through the use of cookies and log information. For example, when you visit our website, we log your computer or mobile device's operating system name and version, manufacturer and model, browser type, browser language, screen resolution, the website you visited before browsing our website, pages viewed, how long you spent on a page, access times and information about your use of and actions on our website.

How do we use and store your personal information?

Storage of your personal data.

  • Information we collect about you is used to process in order to answer your questions, With your consent where appropriate, we may contact you via our marketing and sales channels (e-mail/telephone) about other services we offer that we believe may be of interest to you. Our marketing communications are usually sent via email.

Personal data is mainly collected, stored, and processed in two different phases:

Before visiting our website:

  • Our Website - When you visit our website (, we collect information about your use of our website. This includes both information we collect directly from you and information we collect about your behavior. This information may constitute "personal data" under applicable law. We use this information to provide you with personally tailored offers, both on our website and through advertisements on other websites you visit.
  • General advertising - We may use other companies to deliver third-party advertisements when you visit and use our website. These companies may collect and use clickstream information, browser type, time and date, subject to advertisements clicked on or rolled over during your visits to our website and other websites to provide advertisements about goods and services that are likely to be of interest to you. These companies typically use tracking technologies to collect this information. Other companies' use of their tracking technologies is subject to their own privacy policies.
  • Targeted advertising - We use our website information to provide you with personalised offers, both on our website and through advertisements on other websites you visit. In order to serve advertisements that may interest you, we may display targeted advertisements on our website, on other digital platforms or in applications in connection with our content. This is based on information provided to us by our you and information provided to us by third parties that they have independently collected.
  • We don't provide personal information to advertisers when you interact with an ad.

Legal basis permitting the processing of your personal data.

  • For your convenience, we have compiled an overview of activities involving the processing of your personal data, and the corresponding legal/legal basis that allows us to process this data.

IP addresses

  • We may collect information about your computer, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type.
  • We collect this information for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers.
  • This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns and does NOT identify any individual.


  • Our website uses cookies (small temporary files that are stored on your device when you visit a website) to distinguish you from other users of our website.
  • We have an optional Cookie Policy, which means that you will be asked if you are satisfied with the purpose of the cookies set out below. If you are not satisfied, you should not use this website and delete cookies from your browser.
  • You can also block cookies by browsing the website using your browser's anonymous usage setting. This is called "Incognito" in Chrome, "InPrivate" in Internet Explorer, and "Private Browsing" in Firefox and Safari.
  • We automatically track certain information about you based on your behavior on our site. We use this information to do internal research about our users' demographics, interests, and behaviors. This helps us better understand and serve our users and the services we provide.
  • We use web analytics tools to analyse the use of the website, including how our users arrive at our website, what they do on the website and what browser and operating system they use. This analytics data is NOT linked to personally identifiable information.
  • We use several different cookies on our website. You can find out more about what cookies are and how to control and delete them on
  • Google Analytics - We use this to understand how the website is used to improve the user experience. All user data is ANONYMOUS.
  • Surveys and Competitions - From time to time, our website may request information from users via surveys, competitions or for a particular service (e.g. newsletters). Participation in these surveys or competitions is voluntary.
  • Retargeting advertising - We will occasionally use cookies to record your visit to our website. When you visit a partner site, you may see ads from the merge related to the products or services you've viewed. We do not collect personal information through our partner sites, and we do not share data with sites that display our advertising. In some cases, the partner website may store a cookie in your browser. This cookie is there so that the partner recognizes that the merge has a personalized ad available to your browser.


  • We employ appropriate security measures to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.
  • software, which encrypts information you enter, as an additional security measure.
  • Where possible, your personal data will be encrypted and stored on a virtual private server secured using state-of-the-art safeguards
  • Since no online data transmission can be guaranteed to be completely secure, we (like all websites) cannot guarantee 100% security of any information you transmit to us on our website.
  • A strictly limited amount of employees have access to your personal data.

Sharing your data

  • We may ONLY share your personal data as follows:
  • Third parties designated by YOU - We may share your personal data with third parties where you have given your consent to do so.
  • Our third party service providers – We may share your personal data with our third party service providers who provide services such as information technology and related infrastructure, business support (operational and administrative), customer service, processing and delivery of marketing communications to you, email delivery and other similar services. These third parties are only allowed to use your personal data to the extent necessary for them to provide their services to us. They are required to follow our explicit instructions and to comply with appropriate security measures to protect your personal data. Third parties are subject to confidentiality obligations and may only use your personal data to perform the necessary functions and NOT for other purposes.
  • Others may share personal data that we believe is necessary or appropriate:
    • To comply with applicable laws
    • To enforce our Privacy Policy; and
    • To protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or yours or others'.
  • We do not share your data with third parties outside of the above processing schemes and we do not share your data with any business outside our group for marketing purposes. From the data we collect, you will only receive marketing communications from ourselves.

Questions about the processing of data, including your rights, can be directed to web|| |web|  or in writing to us: MERGE AS, Postboks 145 Nordstrand, NO-1112 Oslo. The GDPR provides the following rights for individuals:

  • Right to revoke consent – If we process personal data on the basis of your consent, you have the legal right to revoke such consent at any time. We will then discontinue the relevant processing activity in the future.
  • Right to access your information – If you want to know what personal data we have collected or are processing about you, you can ask us to provide a copy of your personal data by sending an email to web|| |web| . We will ask you to identify yourself. We will not provide you with a copy of your personal data to the extent that the rights and freedoms of others are adversely affected.
  • Right to rectification and erasure of data, and restriction of processing – If you believe that our processing of your personal data is incorrect, inaccurate, unlawful, excessive, incomplete, no longer relevant, or if you believe that your data has been stored longer than necessary, you may ask us to amend or remove such personal data or restrict such processing activity, by sending an email to web|| |web|
  • Right to data portability – You have the right to receive your personal data, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, in accordance with Article 20 of the General Data Protection Regulation.

Right to object – You have the legal right to object, on grounds relating to your particular personal situation, at any time to the processing of your personal data. Furthermore, you have the right to object at any time to our processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes or profiling. You can do this by either

  • Opting out by using the option we provide in the relevant direct marketing message (e.g. an email newsletter), or
  • By sending an email to web|| |web| or
  • Writes to: General Manager, MERGE AS, Postboks 145 Nordstrand, NO-1112 Oslo
  • For the sake of clarity - Without prejudice to the foregoing, we are entitled at any time to send you messages that do not constitute direct marketing, i.e. service messages.
  • General information relevant to all requests and questions
  • Nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to grant you rights other than or in addition to your rights as a data subject under applicable mandatory data protection law.

We will make reasonable efforts to respond to your request or request within one month. We have the right to extend this period by another two months if the complexity of the situation requires it.

Protection and storage of your data

  • We have used and will continue to use reasonable efforts to protect your personal data against loss, alteration or any form of unlawful use. Where possible, your personal data will be encrypted and stored on a virtual private server secured using state-of-the-art safeguards. A strictly limited number of people have access to your personal data.
  • We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

Information Retention

  • We will only retain your personal data for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.
  • Should you choose to opt out of ournewsletter or mailing list, please note that your personal data may still be retained in our database to the extent permitted by law.

Access to information

  • The law gives you the right to access information about you. Your right of access may be exercised in accordance with the law.
  • In order for us to provide you with details of the information we hold about you, or to enable you to correct or transfer information, you must complete a data subject information request form, obtained by sending web|| |web| 

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

  • Any changes we may make to our Privacy Policy in the future will be posted on this page.