The Buddhist Society of Norway, organization number 926 722 522, undertakes to protect your privacy in accordance with the Personal Data Act, and the EU/EEA GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). This is how information about you is handled as a member of the society, or when you use our website.

Information We Collect

– Society Membership

For membership of the association, we collect: name, address, e-mail, telephone number and social security number.

This data is needed to be a member of the society. To ensure that the information is correct, we ask that you send an email to when this information changes. This data will be deleted when you are no longer a member. The information is stored encrypted, it is stored in an EU/EEA country, and only three people on the committee have access to the information.

– Contact Form on Web Page

When using the contact form on our website, we collect: name, email, phone number, your message, skills with regards to voluntary work..

This data is collected by your consent, and will be deleted after a year. The data is stored in our web system, and everybody in the committee has access to the data.

– Comments on the Website

When a visitor leaves a comment, the data from the web page form, in addition to the IP address of the visitor and the web browser version is stored. This is done to avoid spam.

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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

This data is collected by your consent, and will be stored indefinitely. The data is stored in our web content system, and everybody in the committee have access to the data.

– Web Page Cookies

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 visit our login page, 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 information will be stored 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.

– 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.

– Analysis

For our web pages we use Statcounter is an online service which helps us to understand our visitors; for example, how visitors find our website, how long they spend on our site, which web pages they are most interested in etc. We use Statcounter because better understanding how visitors are interacting with our website helps us to improve the content, design and functionality of our site. This allows us to offer a better online experience to our visitors.

This system collects data anonymous, and does not try to identify individual persons. The focus is what the visitors does, not who they are.

Statcounter uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on visitors and visitor activity on our website. This data includes:

  • Time and date of visit (this can help us to identify and plan for busy periods on our website)
  • IP address (this is a numerical label assigned to a device by an Internet Service Provider to enable the device to access the internet)
  • Browser and Operating System (this can help us to make sure that our website functions correctly in the browsers/operating systems used to access our site)
  • Device Information e.g. device type and screen size (this can help us to make sure that our website functions correctly in the devices used to access our site)
  • Referring Data e.g. a search engine link (this can help us to understand which search engines are helping visitors to find our website)

Furthermore, when you visit our website, a cookie (it is called “is_unique”) may be stored in your browser. This cookie is used to determine whether you are a first-time visitor or not, to estimate unique users on the website.

You can learn more about cookies from Statcounter and set your browser to refuse same here:

For further details, please see the Statcounter privacy policy the:

This data is collected after your consent, and will be stored indefinitely. Everybody in the committee have access to the data.

Sharing Data

We do not share any privacy data with anybody.


If you have a question in regards to the society’s privacy policy, so send an email to