Privacy policy

The Swedish National Data Service (SND) is obligated to protect your integrity. This document describes what information SND collects via its website, and how that information is used.

This privacy policy only applies to the SND website.

Personal data

Personal data refers to any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. SND treats all personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and related legislation.

Personal data that SND collects include, but are not necessarily limited to, name, e-mail address, organization, and telephone or mobile number. SND collects personal data with the aim of facilitating communication with you as a user. SND collects personal data in the following scenarios:

  1. When you, as a user, choose to create a user account on the SND website and provide information about yourself.
  2. When you, as a user, choose to contact SND through one of our web contact forms.
  3. When you, as a user, choose to use SND’s data request forms. SND deletes personal data collected this way after two years.
  4. When you, as a user, or another person representing your organization creates a data description in the SND research data catalogue for a study in which you are involved as a researcher.

You are welcome to contact us about the personal data that SND has collected about you ( You can also contact us at to have your personal information deleted. We strive to ensure that all personal data kept by SND are correct and up to date. For more information about your rights, please see the University of Gothenburg website.


The SND website uses cookies. According to the  "Electronic Communications Act" (SFS 2003:389), everyone who visits a website with cookies must receive information that:

  • the website uses cookies
  • what these cookies are used for
  • how to avoid cookies

A cookie is a small text file that the website you are visiting stores on your computer. Cookies are used by a lot of websites to give visitors access to various functions. The information stored in a cookie may be used to keep track of a user’s surfing. To avoid cookies, you can change the security settings in your
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