Website Policy

In May 2018, GDPR was introduced, a new important EU regulation for data protection to replace the Personal Data Act (PUL). GDPR implies greater rights for you to determine how your personal information is handled. Among other things, it means that we need your consent to process your personal data.

1. Personal Data Responsibility

The Institute for Future Studies is responsible for the processing of personal data on this site and we protect the integrity of our personal data processing. The Institute for Future Studies follows the General Data Protection Regulation so that anyone registered can:

- Request an extract of their personal data
- Request that their data is corrected or amended
- Request a limited processing of their data
- Request that their data is moved to another organization
- Request that their data is deleted

Send your request by e-mail to [email protected]

On our website, we collect personal data for the following services:


Personal data (name, possibly organization, e-mail address) provided for purposes of subscription to our newsletter and / or invitations to seminars are saved by us to be used only for such purposes. We regularly remove all information about the people who have opted out.

When registering for seminars, personal data is stored only as long as is required for administrative tasks, e.g. extraction of participant lists, posting of any evaluation or other post-work.

When seminars take place in collaboration with other organizations (as clearly stated in the information about the seminar), personal data can be displayed for these – though only for inspection, never for use. We never share personal data with unauthorized persons and never for use by third parties.

When you order our newsletter via our website, by phone or letter, you become a subscriber. The personal data you provide is registered by us and used to administer your subscription. The information you provide in connection with the subscription may also be used for follow-up and development of the Institute for Futures Studies communication operation.

Applications for employment

When you apply for vacant posts, submit an inquiry with regard to employment with us or if you want to be contacted by us, we use your personal data only for the purpose of which you have provided it. Personal data provided in connection with inquiries regarding employment with us and job applications are saved and deleted in accordance with The Archives Act. 

2. Cookies

According to Swedish law, anyone who visits a website with cookies is to be informed if the website contains cookies, what they are used for and how they can be avoided.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that the website you visit saves on your computer. Cookies are used on many websites to give the user access to various functions. There are two types of cookies. One is temporarily stored on your computer while you are surfing on a page. It disappears when you close your browser. The second type saves a file for a longer time on your computer. It is used for functions that, for example, tell you what is new since you last visited the site.

Cookies on this site

The web analytics tool Google Analytics which is used on this site uses cookies. The cookies collect information about how visitors use the site, for example, number of subpages viewed, where visitors come from and number of visits, for the purpose of improving the website and providing a satisfying user experience. Data on our site is saved in Google Analytics for 26 months before it is automatically deleted. If you indicate that you do not wish to accept cookies, no information will be collected.

To avoid cookies

If you do not accept cookies, you can set your browser so that you automatically deny the storage of cookies or to be informed every time a website asks to store a cookie. Through your browser you can also remove previously saved cookies. See your browser’s help pages for more information. Choosing to turn off the ability for the site to store cookies does not affect this site’s functionality beyond what is stated above.