The Scandinavian School of Theology (STH) protects your personal integrity and your right to control your personal information. We protect your data in the best possible way. The following describes how we collect data and what purpose it is being done and how to contact us if you have questions or want something to change.
Skandinavisk teologisk högskola AB (556973-5078)
Postal Address: Kristallen
754 51 Uppsala
Phone: 018-777 1520
Personal data we collect
We will primarily receive personal information from you personally. Examples of information we collect are your name, contact details (address, email address) and in some cases account information. When applying for a student as a student, we also collect personal identification numbers, school grades and in some cases recommendations. Sometimes we can also complete your information using the internet.
Here you can see in what situations we collect your personal information:
• You enter your personal information and submit other documents when you apply to us as a student
You enter your personal information when you sign up for an event or contact us via our website, social media, by telephone, mail or by email.
• You sign up for our newsletter.
• You donate a gift.
You visit our digital channels, such as www.teol.se and social media. This applies to traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data as well as traceability identifiers, such as cookies, IP address, device type, operating system, region, language setting, and browser used. In addition, we collect the time and duration of the visit as well as the interaction that was made.
What kind of personal information we collect may also look different depending on what contact you have with us. For example, it may be:
Personal and contact details – name, date of birth, social security number, mobile phone number, e-mail address, postal address and invoice and delivery address.
• Payment details – Credit and debit card data (card number, validity date and CVV code), invoice information and bank account number.
Why we process your personal information
All processing of your personal data refers to such activities that are in line with our business goals and statutes. You may need to use your personal information to contact you with important information regarding studies, events and to provide information about our business in general.
We mainly process your personal information in order to:
• Complete our mission as an education institution
• Enable good service, such as managing your requests, correcting incorrect information or sending information that you have requested, such as newsletters.
• Store and analyze tasks, for example, obtaining evaluations or how the donation looks, in order to better adapt our communication.
• Be able to administer admissions and gifts that come in.
• Through analysis of behaviour on our websites and social media in order to develop, deliver and improve our information and marketing.
In addition to the purposes stated above, there may be additional purposes specified at the time your data is collected. We also collect personal data in order to fulfil our contractual and legal obligations, such as acceptance of students, handling of autogiro and for accounting and tax reasons.
Who can access your personal information?
In order to process your personal information in the manner and for the purposes stated above, we may need to share your personal information with our chosen third party. This can happen, for example, by third parties conducting marketing on behalf of us. If so, we take all reasonable legal, technical and organizational measures to ensure that your personal information is processed safely and with an adequate level of protection. You are entitled to oppose the disclosure of your information to third parties.
We will not sell your personal information to third parties. Such a procedure requires your express permission.
Cookies and other tools
Cookies are small text files stored on your computer and contain data from sites you visited. The purpose is to give visitors access to various functions and facilitate surfing.
There are two types of cookies:
• A session cookie stored temporarily in the computer’s memory while the visitor is on a web page. It disappears when you close the browser.
• A lasting cookie remains on the visitor’s computer until it is removed.
This feature allows visitors to recommend articles in social media such as Facebook and Twitter. Cookies collect information about how visitors (not at the individual level) use the feature to improve the site.
The Google Analytics web analytics tool is used on this site and cookies record information at a single level about how visitors use the site. The information includes, for example, page views, where visitors come and the number of visits to improve the site and provide a good user experience.
We use re-marketing on the site. This allows us to get an estimate of the age and gender of our visitors. In conjunction with campaigns, we can use remarketing for targeted ads on the Google Display Network. For this purpose, data is used from a third party cookie. You can change your settings for ads or opt-out to avoid behavioural-controlled advertising from Google through the links below:
To build relationships with people who have already shown their interest in STH, we can communicate with these people in different channels. In this way, we can increase the relevance of our communication. This means that based on your relationship with us and the contact you’ve had with us – for example, via email, social media, targeted ads via Facebook and AdRoll’s ad network and teol.se – we can communicate with you in the various communication channels we working with.
On what legal basis do we collect your personal information?
The legal basis for the processing of your personal data by the Scandinavian Theological University depends on your relationship.
Agreement and legal obligation
For example, if you are a student at STH, it is the application that is the legal basis for processing some basic information about you. The same applies if you are a monthly donor via the autogiro. It may also be that other Swedish legislation, such as the Accounting Act and the Privacy Act, requires that we process personal data.
In some cases, Scandinavian theology college has a so-called legitimate interest. It may be that:
– Market us as an organization for people who have not been in contact with us before,
– implement segmentation of people who are already donors
– Improve and monitor how our websites work,
– administer your gifts,
– conduct student surveys, market research and analysis as well as
– Communicate changes in terms and policy documents.
You are able to influence how we treat your personal information:
Right to access your information
You are entitled to receive information once per year about the personal data registered at the Scandinavian Theology College by writing in writing a registry extract from us. This is free of charge.
Right to rectification
You are entitled to correct incorrect or incomplete information about yourself.
Right to be removed
You are entitled to request that we delete your personal information if you wish. However, there may be legal obligations that prevent us from immediately deleting your personal information. These obligations, for example, come from the Accounting Act – and we then block your personal information so that they are used only to fulfil such legal obligations.
Right to request that the processing of your data be limited
In some cases, you may request that the processing of your personal data be limited. By limitation, it is meant that the data is marked so that in the future they can only be processed for certain limited purposes.
How long do we save your personal information?
When you apply for a student at the Scandinavian Theology College, your data is recorded in our student database. When the admission process is complete or if the application is not completed within 1 year, the data we have in paper form is deleted. In cases where the application is not completed, your data is also deleted from the database.
The donor of Scandinavian Theology College, which has been inactive for three years, is deleted from the database. The same applies when your personal information is no longer relevant for the purposes stated in our data protection policy or is no longer required by statutory storage times. We will not store your personal information anymore