Personal Data Protection

Here we explain the processes in place at the University for processing students' personal data. You can also read about your rights and see whom to contact with questions. This information is in accordance with new data protection regulations (GDPR) that became enforceable on May 25, 2018.

What personal data do we use?

For students, we use and process such personal data as name, personnummer (civic registration number), user ID, contact details, studies, study results and, in some cases, study support. We can also collect information about how our digital services are used (log-in, visited webpages, etc.) and also how computers and mobile phones are used to access our services (telephone number, ip address for the computer, web browser, etc.)

Legal Grounds for Processing

We process your personal data because we need to be able both to provide you with an education and to document your results in accordance with the law. We also require and use your personal data when making decisions about you as a student – a so-called exercise of public authority.

How do we acquire your personal data?

We acquire your personal date from, from the population registry, and from you yourself.

Who can access your personal data?

Besides employees at Dalarna University, other authoritative bodies can, in some cases, access your personal data. External suppliers of IT systems can, on occasion, access your personal data as well. In such cases, contracts will be in place to ensure correct and legal procedures are followed. On the occasion of transfer of data outside the EU/EEA, an adequate level of protection will be assured.

The University is a government organisation that works in accordance with the principle of public transparency and openness (offentlighetsprincipen). This means that personal data in public documents can be released upon request, after checks on confidentiality have been made.

How long do we store your personal data?

We store your personal data as long as we have a need to do so and as long as required by law and other regulations.

What rights do you have?

  • You have the right to be informed about how we process, store, and access your personal data.
  • You have the right to have any incorrect personal data corrected.
  • You can, in some cases, request that your personal data be deleted, that the processing and storinge of it be limited, or that it be moved (data portability).
  • You have the right to object to your personal data being used for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, you can also object to other forms of use of your personal data.
  • You have the right to object to automated decision-making and profiling to the extent that this occurs.
  • You have the right to rescind any consent.
  • If you feel that we have broken the rules in our processing and handling of your personal data, you can make a complaint to the Swedish Authority for Privacy Protection. They can then choose to run an inspection of Dalarna University.
  • If you feel that you have suffered as a result of our not having followed the regulations in place for the processing of personal data, you can seek compensation.

Protected Personal Data

The protected personal data of students is processed by Ladok, the student registry system, in accordance with specific procedures. Contact Ladok if you have questions about this.

Contact Us

Högskolan Dalarna
Organisationsnummer: 202100-2908
Address: 791 88 Falun
Telephone: 023-77 80 00

Data Protection Officer

Anders Forsman
Telephone: 023-77 89 56

Further Reading

Read more about the processing of personal data and the new data protection regulations at the Swedish Authority for Privacy Protection website.

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