The following are the policies for the Genealogical Research of Norway site. Visiting and using this site implies consent to the following policies and agreements.


The content on this site, unless otherwise cited and credited, is copyrighted content. Excerpts are permitted with proper citation and links. All other uses of full content articles, images, photographs, and any content elements or designs are not permitted without prior and explicit written permission. For such permissions, please contact Liv Birgit Christensen.


This site is a personal site written and edited by Liv Birgit Christensen. This site does not accept any form of cash advertising, sponsorship, or paid topic insertions. However, we will and do accept and keep free products, services, travel, event tickets, and other forms of compensation from companies and organizations.

This site abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.

The owner of this site is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owners. If we claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.


The content on this site comes from experience as well as expertise, but Liv Birgit Christensen is not liable nor responsible for the use of this content. Please use it at your own risk.


This site is open to comments, however, Liv Birgit Christensen reserves the right to edit comments for appropriateness in manner, etiquette, morals, grammar, and clarity. She reserves the right to moderate comments and even delete them without warning or notification of the commenter. While she encourages open and healthy debate, she also reserves the right to close comments at any time or restrict any commenter she feels is not acting with the best interests of the site, its audience, or herself.


This site and its owner works hard to protect the privacy of all parties involved, including but not limited to the characters mentioned in the stories and articles, living family members, and site visitors. WordPress.com automatically collects visitor information for the their commercial company, Automattic, as part of their hosting statistics and obligations through the use of tracking cookies, and provides fairly anonymous visitor data to the site’s owner for visitor tracking and activities.

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address or other details to help you with your experience. We collect information from you when you fill out a form or enter information on our site. We use this volunteered information to better serve the user, and the information is not sold nor used for mailing lists unless specifically noted. All subscriptions are handled by the user, and may be stopped at any time by the user.

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA) is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act): When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online. We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

This policy is valid from 11 May 2018.