The Central Marketing Exclusion Register was opened on 1
January 2001. This register allows a private individual to
stop his or her address from being used for unsolicited direct
advertizing by mail or for telephone sales. All such exclusions
are registered in a central register. Anyone distributing
advertizing aimed at private persons is obliged to update
his or her lists from the Central Marketing Exclusion Register
no later than one month prior to use.
Today a number of companies and organizations are engaged
in marketing by directly addressing private customers using
address lists. Much addressed advertizing is sent out on the
basis of these address lists and many people may find themselves
on such lists without their knowledge and against their wishes.
Anyone who so wishes may be deleted from these lists, but
on an individual basis this would require contacting each
enterprise to have the name and address deleted, which could
be an arduous and perhaps daunting task.
The Central Marketing Exclusion Register simplifies this
task, as the general public needs only to contact a single
register instead of many enterprises.
You may nevertheless still receive advertizing for products
from your business associates. The right to be excluded from
unsolicited marketing only comprises addressed advertizing.
Anyone who wants to exclude non-addressed advertizing must
contact Norway Post.
This scheme only covers private individuals. Business enterprises
and other legal entities cannot register with the Central
Marketing Exclusion Register.
You can register with the Central Marketing Exclusion Register
on the Internet, via telephone 75 00 75 00. Please note that
these services are only available in Norwegian.