Updated: 2018-04-20


  • 2018-04-20: Changes and updates related to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for EU
  • 2017-09-11: Updated version

Notice of Privacy Rights


Anonymous users (visitors) may browse the site and see public information. We collect information about anonymous visitors for statistics only. This is non-personal geographic and demographic information, and we use Google Analytics for this statistics. If a anonymous user register any requests at this site and give up personal information in doing so, also this information will be stored in our system.

For registered partners and users, also site usage information will be stored, in order to provide you with a better service and information related to your use of our service. This usage information is not shared with 3. parties.

Data Responsible

Your user agreement is with Quips IT AS, and cover all our services, provided via this website, via e-mail or phone. All data is handled by our selected members among our employees, and is not shared with 3. parties. All employees handling your data is located in Norway.


Your user agreement covers this site (Quipbase™), or related services from Quips IT AS. It includes external services like our advertising systems and newsletter/mailing services. Any 3. party services that provides separate privacy policies are not included.


If you use our services, you agree to collection, use and sharing of your personal data as outlined in this privacy policy, which also comprises Use of cookies and other documents referenced in this privacy policy. You also agrees to our Terms of Use.

Changes and updates

We can change this Privacy Policy. If we make changes, we will notify you through our services or by other means, so that you will have the opportunity to review the changes before they come into effect. If you object to the changes, you can cancel your account. If you continue to use our services after we publish or notify you of changes to this Privacy Policy, it means that you accept the updated Privacy Policy.

1. Information we collect

Anonymous visitors

For anonymous users (visitors), personal information will basically be restricted to IP address, geographical information, platform, operating system (OS) and browser information. This is used for statistic purposes, and to improve our services.
If you submit personal data in a web form on any of our pages, it will however be stored and processed in our system.

1.1. Information you give us


If you create an account, enter information such as company name, personal name, email address and / or phone number, and a password. If you register as a partner, we will also require additional information, like address, company legal information, accreditations and other information that may be required to put you in contact with potential customers.


Some information, f.ex. name, company name and e-mail is mandatory in your profile. Other information is optional. However, contact and location information may ease the process if we or potential customers want to contact you. Your profile information is stored in our system, visible to you and us, but not shared with 3. parties, unless you specifically allow us to do that.

Add and upload information

When you register enquiries, answer to enquiries or questions from other registered users, or add data related to equipment you rent out, this will also be stored in our system. This data may be used to analyze user behaviour and ultimately improve our services for you. Equipment data that is made public may be used in promotional offers, newsletters and advertisements as needed.

1.2. Use of our services

We use login information, cookies and IP-adresses to identify you and record your usage statistics. This includes the technology you use (platform, Operation System and web browser). This information is used to provide you with better and more targeted services.
Our Use of cookies can be found here.

1.3. Message and communication

We gather information about you when you use our services to send enquiries or other messages to us or other users.

1.4. Changes and updates

We will continously improve our services and may introduce new functionality. If we need to gather additional personal information, or introduce another way of using your personal information, we will alert you through our services and/or via email. It may also constitute a change of this Privacy Policy.

2. How we use your personal information

We use your information to deliver, support, adapt and develop our services. Furthermore, we may share some contact details whenever you reach out to other users on our services. Normally this is restricted to name, company and email, but you may yourself choose to share additional contact details whenever needed.

2.1. Services

We use your information to authenticate you and give access to our services.

You may contact, communicate and share information with other users through our services. This communication is stored in our system.

You may browse, read and update yourself on equipment listings from other users. The information about the equipment listings and/or data you have opened, might be stored in order to improve our services, or to give you more targeted and related information.

2.2. Communication

We use your information to authenticate you and give access to our services.

You may contact, communicate and share information with other users through our services. This communication is stored in our system.

You may browse, read and update yourself on equipment listings from other users. The information about the equipment listings and/or data you have opened, might be stored in order to improve our services, or to give you more targeted and related information.

2.3. Advertising

We do not use 3rd party advertisement solutions, but we might show banners or link to external sites from our pages. These external web sites are not covered through this Privacy Policy.Your personal information will not be shared using these links, but the external site linked to might have their own means on how to track you.

2.4. Sharing with partners

Equipment owners (our partners) might receive information about searches and browsing related to their equipment listings. This will normally be limited to your company name, but we might decide to also include your name and email address.

2.5. Marketing

We may promote specific equipment listings or services on our pages. This is based on registered equipment or partners and might be targeted to you based on your search or browsing history on our services.

2.6. Development and surveys

In order to further improve our services, we may use data analysis and research, in addition to specific user surveys. User surveys are not mandatory, and you can also opt out of receiving surveys.

2.7. Customer Support

We user your information, including any messages required to check, answer and solve complaints or problems with our services.

2.8. Security and investigations

We release account and other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law; enforce or apply our Conditions of Use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of our services, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction. Obviously, however, this does not include selling, renting, sharing, or otherwise disclosing personally identifiable information from customers for commercial purposes in violation of the commitments set forth in this Privacy Policy.

3. Sharing of information

3.1. Our services

Information you add to your profile is visible only to you. Any public equipment listings may contain contact information if provided. If you add or respond to enquiries or messages, your name, email-address and company name will be visible for any participants in the thread.

We will share your information across all our related services.

3.2. 3rd party services

We may use 3rd party providers for f.ex. invoicing or freight deliveries. In such cases only information needed to provide these services is shared. Normally this will be restricted to address and delivery information, in additon to contact information.

3.3. Changes in ownership

We may share your information when our business is sold to other parties, merged with others, or control of our assets and systems are otherwise handed over to other parties. This Privacy Policy will remain valid until you may be presented with a new one.

4. Your choices and obligations

4.1. Storing your information

We store your personal information as long as your account exists, or as long as it is necessary to provide services to you. Even if you only use our services occasionally, we will keep the information and keep your profile open until you choose to cancel your account. If and when you choose to close your account we may keep some of the data in an anonymized or aggregated form for statistics and analysis only.

4.2. Your rights to access and control over your information

Our services gives you access to a broad range of information about your account and your interactions with our services for the purpose of viewing and updating that information. The possibility to add, edit or remove certain information may change as the service evolves. As long as your account is active, we will require some minimum of information, including but not limited to company information, name and email-address.

Your personal information will normally be restricted to company information, address information and contact information. We do not require any sensitive personal information about you. If you choose to add any personal information in enquiries or messages on our services, this will be stored and will be accessible for other users with access to these enquiries or messages.

4.3. Account termination

If you choose to cancel your account, your personal information will be deleted. None of your information will be visible on our services. We will normally keep your contact information stored internally for use if we need to reach out to you, unless you ask us to remove this as well.

5. Other important information

5.1. Security

We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software on all our services, which encrypts information you input. It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to log off and close the browser when finished using a shared computer. You should also use a password that is not easy to guess or brute force ( by repeated login attempts).

5.2. Storage and data transfers

Your data is stored in USA and in Norway. Data is used and processed in both countries, but human data processing is only performed in Norway. All data transfers and replication is encrypted and secured. We are committed to follow the GDPR regulations in EU enforced from May, 2018.

5.3. Contact information

If you have any questions or complaints regarding this Privacy Policy or our terms, we would urge you to contact us first.You can find contact information on our Contact page.

If we fail to respond in a timely manner, or you are not satisfied with our response, you have the option to contact:
EU Data Protection Authorities (DPAs)