Personal Data Act and Cookies

Updated: 6/22/2015

The Personal Data Act

Processing of personal data is, for example, collection, recording, organisation, storage, adaption or alteration, retrieval, gathering, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making personal information available.

Examples of personal data is name, address, phone number, email address, social security number and photo.

Liability

The Swedish Consumer Agency handles the personal data on the websites www.konsumentverket.se, www.konsumentverket.se, www.ungkonsument.se, www.portalen.konsumentverket.se, www.konsumenteuropa.se.

Purpose of the process

ECC Sweden will process your personal data when you, for example:

  • order publications
  • subscribe to our press releases or vacancies
  • write to us via letter or e-mail

The principle of public access

ECC Sweden is part of the Swedish Consumer Agency, which is a public authority, governed by the principle of public access.

The principle of public access entitles the general public to access official documents. Documents that are received or sent out by the Government Offices and other government agencies, e.g. letters, decisions and inquiries, usually constitute official documents. As a general rule, all incoming documents should be registered by the receiving authority.

ECC Sweden does not share your personal information for commercial purposes and we do not use the information to track visitors on our website.

The right to request information

According to the Personal Data Act, you are entitled to request information regarding your personal data, once a year. The request must be in writing and must be sent to ECC Sweden by mail, (e-mail or fax will not be accepted).

Cookies

On ECC Sweden's website we use cookies. A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser while the user is browsing that website. Every time the user loads the website, the browser sends he cookie back to the server to notify the website of the user's previous activity.

There are two different kinds of cookies on www.konsumenteuropa.se:

  • Session cookie, that exists in temporary memory only, while the user is reading and navigating the website. Web browsers normally delete session cookies when the user closes the browser.
  • Persistent cookie, that outlasts user sessions. The persistent cookie will remain on your computer until you remove it.

Next time you visit our website the server will know that you have been there before and will adjust accordingly. A cookie is only sent to the server that created it.

Read more about cookies in the article next to this page.