The Central Marketing Exclusion Register
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.