Personal data (engelska)

Our processing of your personal data.

Information about you and your active loans and reservations is registered in a common data system that is used by libraries in the Umeå region. Information about loans and reservations is protected by the Public Access to Information and Secrecy Act. This means that library personnel are bound by a duty of confidentiality.

Information about your loans is deleted when you return the item you have borrowed, with the exception of loans of audio books, and loans made via Boken kommer and via rural postal delivery. This data is stored for ten years.

The library collects information about your name and address from the Swedish state’s personal address register, SPAR.

Personal data is processed in accordance with applicable data protection legislation.

The municipal committee to which the library service is answerable is the data controller. The purpose of our processing of your personal data is to be able to manage your loans, reservations and, where applicable, debts, and to be able to contact you. The legal basis is the agreement that is entered into when you are issued with a library card and thereby accept the library’s rules for lending.

Your data is stored for as long as you have a library card. You have the right to information about the data concerning you that we have saved, the right to request amendment or restriction of your data, and the right to have your data deleted, on the condition that all loaned items have been returned and any debts have been paid. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact your library.

The personal data we process is shared with other municipalities within the Umeå region, and with Axiell Sverige, which is the company that provides the library system. We have entered into an agreement with Axiell Sverige to ensure the correct processing of your personal data. Your personal data will not be transferred to any other country outside of the EU/EEA. We may share your personal data with a third party if we have a legal obligation to do so (for example, in accordance with the principle of public access).

Complaints regarding our processing of your personal data may be submitted to the Swedish Authority for Privacy Protection, which is the supervisory body.

For contact details for the municipalities’ committees responsible for personal data and data protection officers, please visit or contact the municipality in question.