Privacy Policy &
Cookie Policy

Handling of Personal Data

The EU Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018. This regulation replaces, among other things, the Personal Data Act and places higher demands on the processing of personal data. Among other things, the individual's right to how companies process the individual's personal data is strengthened. Any processing of personal data must have a legal basis. Mälardalen International School uses cookies to give you a good experience of our websites, for marketing purposes and to keep statistics about our websites.

Privacy Policy

When you submit an expression of interest, register for an open house or a day trial, book counseling or study guidance or want to receive marketing, information and reminders about our school, you need to give your consent for us to process your personal data.

Which personal data is collected

The personal information we process about you is your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, program and year. We process this information about you in an IT system used by all companies within the Group.

By giving your consent, you agree that we use your personal information for the following purposes:

• Fulfill our contractual and legal obligations
• Provide you with marketing or other messages and reminders.

How do we use the personal data?

In addition to what is stated above, we may store the traffic in order to improve the website, as well as to comply with requests from authorities or to detect and prevent illegal activities. This also means that we store your IP address to which you have given your consent.

Personal data manager at Mälardalen International School?

We apply current privacy legislation when processing personal data. You have the right to contact us to get information about what information we process about you, as well as to request correction or if you want us to delete the information. The information is stored for one year after the application period is over for the education applied for. We use automated individual decision-making and profiling when we send out marketing and other information to you, based on which programs you have applied for.

Withdrawal of consent

You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.

Cookie Policy

Mälardalen International School uses cookies to: ‍

• measure traffic on the website and for statistics. The information collected is anonymous.
• optimize your experience of our websites
• for marketing purposes
• keep statistics about our website.

What are cookies and what are they used for?

There are two types of cookies; permanent and temporary (so-called session cookies).

Permanent cookies are stored on a device for a longer period so that the website can be adapted to each person's wishes, choices and interests. They are used, for example, to inform about what is new since the last visit to the website. These cookies can be stored for up to two years.

Session cookies are temporarily stored on a computer when you visit a website and are sent between each computer and server while you visit the website. These are deleted when you close your browser. For example, they are used to keep track of which language has been chosen.

Why are cookies used on Mälardalen International School?

By using cookies, Mälardalen International Schools's website recognizes our visitors, who then do not have to enter data again every time they visit our websites. Mälardalen International School can in turn adapt the services to the users' needs, so that you do not have to choose a language, for example. By keeping track of what you have previously shown interest in, Mälardalen International School can tailor information and offers.

How Mälardalen International School uses cookies?

Mälardalen International School uses cookies to evaluate search and user behavior on Mälardalen International School's website to further develop digital services. The purpose is to optimize the user experience, individualize the marketing and get statistics. The information may be shared with other companies within and outside Mälardalen International School. This mainly applies to our partners, for example web agencies but also Facebook and Google.

Information is collected and saved with Google Analytics to keep statistics and be able to improve our visitors' experience on the website. The information created by these cookies through the use of the website, including the visitor's IP address, is passed on to and stored by Google on servers in the USA. Google may transfer this information to third parties if required by US law or in cases where a third party processes the information on Google's behalf. For more information about Google Analytics and Google's information processing, please refer to Google's Privacy Policy. If the visitor does not want the visits to our websites to appear in the statistics in Google Analytics, the visitors can install an extension in their browser.

What applies to our websites?

Visitors agree to Hitachigymnasiets use of cookies in accordance with this Cookie Policy by continuing to use the website and having the browser set to allow cookies.

If you want to avoid cookies

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. If visitors do not want to allow cookies, they can refuse cookies in each browser's setting and delete cookies that are stored on their own hard drive.