About this website

This section contains information
that LiU is obliged by law to provide when the LiU website and electronic
services are used.

Legal information

Responsibility for information on the LiU website

The director of communications at LiU has overall responsibility for determining policy with respect to publishing on the LiU website. Each individual division, faculty and department (ultimately the head of division, dean, or head of department) is responsible for the contents of the pages.
Overall responsibility for web publication: Mariethe Larsson, Director of Communications, +46 13 286966, mariethe.larsson@liu.se.

 

Processing personal data

This section contains information about how LiU processes personal data that is collected through the website, www.liu.se. Further information is given in some of the forms and other electronic documents that can be downloaded from the LiU website to be completed and submitted. Information is also given in legislation and ordinances that apply to the university.

Controller of personal data

Linköping University is controller of personal data for the processing of personal data on the www.liu.se website.
Elisabet Permvall, personal data representative (PULO)

Purposes of processing personal data

LiU processes your personal data when you:

  • Register to participate in a course, study programme, conference or other event that LiU arranges. LiU will store information in order to be able to administer and follow up courses, study programmes and events.
  • Request an Email from LiU through the website.
  • Order a printed publication from LiU through the website.
  • Publish a contribution in any discussion forum or on a virtual noticeboard.

Transfer of personal data

It is possible that your personal data will be transferred to parties who require access to it as a consequence of electronic document management based on the process of satisfying the terms of a contract with you, legal obligations, a work-related task of public interest, or a work-related task in association with the exercise of public authority in which processing of the information is necessary.

The right to request information

Section 26 of the Personal Data Act (1998:204) gives you the right to request information once a year about your personal data that is processed at LiU, independently of whether it has been collected through the website or in another manner. If you wish to receive such information, you must submit a written and signed request. The Personal Data Act states that the request must be presented in paper form, and may not be submitted by Email.


Cookies on the LiU website

The LiU website www.liu.se uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on a visitor’s computer and can be used to follow the visitor’s actions on the website.
There are two types of cookie:

  • permanent cookies, which remain on a visitor’s computer for a certain, pre-determined duration,
  • session cookies, which are stored temporarily in the computer memory during the period under which a visitor views the website. Session cookies disappear when the visitor closes the web browser.

Permanent cookies are used to store any personal settings that are used (currently language settings; later to include such properties as contrast and font).
If you do not want cookies to be used, you can switch them off in the security settings of the web browser. It is also possible to set the security of the web browser such that the computer asks you each time a website wants to store a cookie on your computer. The web browser can also delete previously stored cookies: the help function for the web browser contains more information about this.
The Swedish Post and Telecom Authority is the supervisory authority in this field. It provides further information about cookies on its website, www.pts.se.


Google Analytics

Linköping University uses the Google Analytics web analysis system to collect information about www.liu.se and its subdomains. This system does not collect any personal data such as Email address, IP number, name or personal registration number.
The purpose of using Google Analytics is to obtain insight into how the LiU website is used and to use this information to increase our understanding of the content that the visitors are looking for. We can also improve the users’ experience of the site, by, for example, introducing structural improvements and clearer navigation pathways.

Preventing Google Analytics from collecting data

If you do not want Google Analytics to collect data, you can use what is known as an “opt-out addon” in your web browser. This addon prevents Google Analytics collecting data from all websites you visit.

Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on

Use of discussion forums

Some forums and notice boards can be read by everyone, while others can be read only by logged-in users.
You can discuss just about anything in LiU’s discussion forums. Comments are published immediately, without any form of review. The person who participates through posting a message is personally responsible for the contents of the message. This means that the author of a message can be held responsible for its contents.

Anonymity

Certain discussion forums can be used without you having to give your name. The IP number from which you are posting is, however, automatically recorded by our system. This information is stored to make it possible to trace any illegal messages that are posted. It is possible in certain cases to remain anonymous other users of the discussion forum.

Impermissible posts

LiU has a duty to remove certain messages, such as messages with a criminal intent. This makes it necessary for the university to monitor the service.
LiU reserves the right to remove messages and block Email addresses that violate our rules or that are not compatible in any other way with currently valid LiU policy.
Messages in forums may not contain or pertain to any of the following:

  • threats against people or companies, or incitement to criminal activity,
  • persecution of ethnic groups or other racist content,
  • abuse of other people, threats against other people, obscenity or offensive material,
  • descriptions of violence or pornography,
  • material protected by copyright that you have not created yourself or that you do not have the rights to, or
  • any other content that violates currently valid legislation or acceptable practice.

Questionable messages

LiU is grateful for help in discovering unacceptable messages rapidly. Complete the form below to provide details of any message that you think we should review, and explain why.

Form for submitting details of a possibly unacceptable message