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GDPR and privacy policy

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) improves the protection of personal privacy and sets stricter requirements for the processing of personal data.

Personal data is any information that can be linked directly or indirectly to a physical person. Names and addresses are typical examples of personal data. Photos and moving images of people are also classed as personal data. A corporate identity number is personal data if it relates to a sole proprietor.

The Swedish Arts Council respects and protects everyone’s personal data and personal privacy in accordance with applicable legislation.

Among other things, this means that we do not collect more personal data than is needed, and that the data is not stored for longer than is necessary or because other legislation requires us to do so.

The council protects all data by way of technical and organisational security measures. The Swedish Arts Council is an independent data controller for the personal data we collect in connection with the allocation and follow-up of funding.

More information about GDPR: Swedish Data Protection Authority

Here is some brief information for applicants about what is applicable. 

• you must have a legal basis for sharing personal data with the Swedish Arts Council (a legal basis could be an agreement, consent, or legal obligation);
• you must inform the data subject that you are sharing their data with the Swedish Arts Council;
• you must not share personal data with us that we have not requested; and
• if you have shared incorrect or inaccurate personal data with the Swedish Arts Council, you must inform us so that we can update the data we hold.


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Protected identity 

The Swedish Arts Council is a public authority and thus, subjected to the Principle of public access to official records. The Principle of public access to official records entails that each citizen has the right to access public documents. It means that we, upon request, cannot deny anyone access to such information. For example, it can involve application documents, as well as decisions or contact information.

Therefore, it is important that anyone living under threat, has protected identity or by some reason must have protected information, contacts us concerning sensitive information to be supplied in connection to an application or other issue.

It is the responsibility of the individual to inform the Swedish Arts Council regarding any secrecy marking, since it does not fall on the authority to check if a person is secrecy marked in the population registration without due cause. Furthermore, it is the responsibility of the individual to check if any information, supplied to the Swedish Arts Council, is to be protected by us.

If you have questions or comments regarding our processing of your personal data, please contact us at artscouncil@artscouncil.se 

You can also contact our data protection officer at dataskyddsombud@kulturradet.se