Privacy Policy

Who we are

Etikos is a consultancy firm in ethics. Our website address is: Our contact details are on our website.

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.

Contact forms and 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 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.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics uses Google Analytics cookies. These are functional and analytical cookies. We have therefore entered into a processor agreement with Google. Google Analytics has masked the last octet of the IP address and “share data” has been disabled. We do not use other Google services in combination with the Google Analytics cookies.

Who we share your data with

We will not provide the information you provide to other parties, unless this is legally required and permitted. (An example of this is that the police will request (personal) data from us in the context of an investigation, in which case we must cooperate and are therefore obliged to provide this information.)

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 or adjust any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

If you have a complaint about the processing of your personal data, we ask you to contact us directly. You always have the right to file a complaint with the Danish Data Protection Authority.

Where we send your data

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


We have signed a processor agreement with Mailchimp for the newsletter. Specification for and sending of the newsletter is done via Mailchimp. You have to supply explicit permission for this. Mailchimp is an American company and stores your data in the United States. Your data will only be used for sending the newsletter and will not be shared with other parties. At the bottom of each newsletter you will find the possibility to view, change or delete your personal details. The privacy statement of Mailchimp can be found here, and the conditions here.

Change of privacy statement can change its privacy statement. We will make an announcement of this change on our website. The last change was made on 22 May 2018. Older versions of our privacy statement will be stored in our archive. Send us an e-mail if you want to consult it.