The European Spallation Source ERIC (ESS) takes the privacy rights of individuals very seriously. ESS complies with personal data laws (GDPR) by keeping your personal data up-to-date, protecting your information from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure by ensuring appropriate technical measures are in place.

1. What personal data will you process?
ESS will process the following personal data from you:
a) Type and version of browser used
b) Operating system used
c) Referrer URL
d) Hostname of the accessing computer
e) Time of the server connection
f) IP address

2. How will you use my information?
We will use your personal data to enable basic functionality on the ARW2024 website and to record log data for the purposes of basic web server operations.

We reserve the right to use your personal data in order to fulfil legal, contractual, or similar obligations placed upon ESS.

3. Will my personal data be sent to countries outside the EEA?

No. ESS will not send your personal information outside the European Economic Area (EEA).

4. Why are you allowed to use my personal data?

ESS has a legitimate interest to collect session and log data on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. ESS has a legal obligation to obtain the legally required consent for the use of cookies on the basis of Art. 6(1)(c) GDPR.

5. How long is my personal data stored?

Unless a more specific storage period has been specified in this privacy policy, your personal data will be stored until the purpose for which it was collected no longer applies. Browser session data will be deleted when the session is terminated. If you assert a justified request for deletion or revoke your consent to data processing, your data will be deleted, unless we have other legally permissible reasons for storing your personal data (e.g., tax or commercial law retention periods); in the latter case, the deletion will take place after these reasons cease to apply.

6. What rights do I have?

Unless subject to an exception, you have:
(a) The right to withdraw consent at any time for any reason;
(b) The right to request a copy of your personal data held by ESS;
(c) The right to request ESS transmit your personal data to another data controller/entity;
(d) The right to request ESS correct any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out-of-date;
(e) The right to request your personal data be erased when it is no longer necessary for ESS to retain such data;
(f) The right to request a restriction on further processing when there is a dispute over the accuracy of personal data stored;
(g) The right to lodge a complaint with the Swedish Authority for Privacy Protection (Sw: Integritetsskyddsmyndigheten).

7. Who can I contact?

You may submit questions or exercise your rights by e-mail to

8. Who else can I contact?

If you believe there has been a violation of your personal data protection rights, you may e-mail to discuss a solution.

At any time, you have the right to communicate directly with the Swedish Authority for Privacy Protection (Sw: Integritetsskyddsmyndigheten) at:
Box 8114
104 20 Stockholm
Telefon: +46 08-657 61 00