New rules on protecting processed personal data in force - Data Protection Ordinance (2016/679), in english called General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The regulation applies as a law within all EU member states, and aims, among other things, to strengthen the fundamental rights for the persons whose personal data are processed, which means that, those who are registered have control over how their personal data is used. For example, a registered person may be someone who has or intends to enter into a contractual relationship with the ÅForsk Foundation, such as the applicant for a scholarship grant or research grant. The Data Protection Act and a supplementary Swedish law, the Data Protection Act, will substitute the Swedish Personal Data Act, usually shortened PuL.

The Data Protection Ordinance gives us all, major rights to decide on our personal data and includes rules on how to process personal data. It also contains rules for, for example, the right to information and access to personal data, rules on correction of incorrect personal data and the possibility of restricting processing of personal data in some cases.

Much in the Data Protection Regulation is similar to the rules contained in the Personal Data Act. An important part of the improved protection for individuals is that higher demands are placed on personal data administrators, that is, all companies and organizations that process personal data in terms of information to registered persons

Collection of personal data

ÅForsk processes the personal data provided with applications and / or agreements that are otherwise registered in connection with the administration of your application in a responsible manner with regard to your integrity.

Preparation and administration of agreements

The main purpose of ÅForsk's processing of personal data is to collect, verify and record the personal data required for a possible conclusion of an agreement as well as to document, administer and complete entered agreements. Providing personal information is a prerequisite for applying for a scholarship or research grant from ÅForsk

Treatment of Third Country Transmission

We will not share information about you with third parties.

Your rights

You are entitled to get an extract of the information that ÅForsk has about you. A novelty is that a request for such information can not only be done in writing by ordinary mail but can also be done electronically. ÅForsk will only send responses in writing and to the address to which you are registered.

Right to rectification

You have the right to have incorrect personal information about you corrected and you should also be able to supplement information if these are incomplete.

Right to be deleted ("the right to be forgotten")

The Data Protection Regulations contain a right for you to, under certain conditions, delete your personal data when they are no longer necessary for the purpose they have been collected.

Times under which personal data is stored

ÅForsk only saves personal data as long as there is a contractual relationship between you and ÅForsk and / or as long as ÅForsk needs the information to be able to carry out its business

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