Information on handling of personal data

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR), and complementary national legislation, the Swedish Research Council provides the following information on the handling of your personal data.

Purpose and legal grounds

The personal data, that is your first name, last name, email address and organisational affiliation, are collected and used to deliver a unique API key to you. They are also used to enable us to contact you with information on changes to the API, and to invite you to answer questions on how your organisation uses it, and what needs you have in relation to Swecris’ API. The legal grounds for the handling is consent.

Handling and protection of personal data

Your data are saved by the Swedish Research Council for as long as your API key is used regularly. If the key has not been used for 24 months, both the key and your personal data will be deleted. The data are protected at the Swedish Research Council using relevant technical and organisational measures.

The Swedish Research Council is a public authority, which means that personal data may be subject to disclosure to third parties when a request is made for public documents under the provisions of freedom of the press legislation. Before any disclosure, an assessment according to confidentiality regulations is made.

Your rights

You have the right to terminate the agreement at any time. You have the right to have incorrect personal data corrected, and the right to have incomplete personal data completed. You also have the right, under certain circumstances, to have data deleted or to object to the handling of your personal data, and the right to make a complaint to the Swedish Authority for Privacy Protection.

Personal data controller

The Swedish Research Council,, telephone number +46 8 546 44 00, is the personal data controller responsible for the processing of your personal data. The Swedish Research Council has a data protection representative, who can be contacted via or by telephone on +46 8 546 44 031.