What kind of data we collect

We (ethansen.com) only collect data that you give us voluntarily – for example, if you sign up for our newsletter, you will asked to give us your e-mail address. Other kinds of data you may be asked to provide include your street address, for example, if you order merchandise, etc.

A note on commenting

At this time, there is no option on this website for you to place comments on this website – that means many forms of data which are mentioned below will not be collected. however, if we may activate the commenting option at a later date, in which case the rules applicable to commenting mentioned below will come into effect.

Data that third parties may collect

There are many links to third parties on this website – for example, to YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc. If you click on these links, you will be redirected to these platforms, which may collect your data that we (ethansen.com) have no control over. In addition to that, we use Google Tracking, which also collects data.


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 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.

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.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you sign up for our newsletter or other similar services, we will retain your information (name and e-mail address, for example) for as long as you receive to the newsletter, etc. If you order for merchandize or other one-time products, we will retain your address on a secured hard drive for one yer in case you want to use the address to order something again.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize 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 your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.