Processing of personal data

Personal data are all types of information that can be linked to a living individual - directly or indirectly.

When and how the personal data may be used is regulated by the General Data Protection Regulation, which is a joint EU legislation, as well as by supplementary Swedish legislation. Growth Analysis is the data controller for the information that we collect or otherwise register.

This will provide you with some general information about our personal data processing. More specific information is provided in different ways directly to the person concerned when we collect or process personal data.

In order for us as an authority to be allowed to process personal data it is necessary for us to be supported by the General Data Protection Regulation, so called legal basis. The legal basis for how Growth Analysis processes personal data is in most contexts referred to as “public interest”. This means that we have legal support in our processing of personal data in order to carry out our mission as it has been determined by the government.

Name and contact information relating to the persons we work with or de-identified (so-called pseudonymised) data in registers for statistical purposes are the types of data that we mostly use.

We only use personal data for the purpose that they are collected for and only as long as it is necessary for the end purpose.

What personal data do we collect?

Information that you provide us with: You can directly or indirectly provide us with personal data if you, for example, contact us via email. If the data will constitute a public document they will be saved based on what time limit for erasing data applies to the type of documents concerned. Email messages are erased on an ongoing basis after communication has ended.

Registration for seminars: You will submit the contact information we need in order to hold the seminar. If you have given your consent to the information being saved we do that in order to provide information about upcoming events. Otherwise they will be erased after the activity has been completed.

Documentation of seminars: We sometimes document external seminars by photographing or filming/streaming. We will inform you of that in connection with the invitation. Registration for the seminar entails consent.

Subscription to newsletters. We will save your email address and name as long as you keep your subscription active.

Cookies: On our website we also collect cookies in order to improve the functionality of our website and in order for us to further develop and improve it. For more information on how we do that and how you turn off the function, please visit our page on cookies.

What rights do you have?

You have the right to know if we have personal data on you and if so what data.

You also have the right to request a correction or a restriction on the processing of your data.

In certain cases you may have the right to have your personal data erased. If we receive a request of this nature we will try it in accordance with current legislation. However, according to the Archives Act we do not have the right to erase data that will be saved in our archives.

Personal data are often public documents

As an authority, Growth Analysis is subject to the Principle of Public Access to Official Documents. This means that all documents, including personal data, which are not work material are public documents and may be disclosed to whoever requests them. However, in certain cases data may be considered confidential and are therefore not disclosed.


If you have any questions about our data processing or if you wish to exercise your rights, please contact our Data Protection Officer at:

Personal Data Controller: Tillväxtanalys, Studentplan 3, 831 40 Östersund

Telephone: +46 (0)10 447 44 00

If you are not satisfied with our processing of personal data you can contact the Swedish Data Protection Authority.


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