About this website

We aim to make the contents of the website accessible and useful for as many people as possible. We provide here legal information and information about how to give feedback about the website.

Give feedback about the website

You can help us improve the website. Email us your comments, observations, suggestions or questions on webmaster@liu.se

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.


The website has been designed in accordance with “Official guidelines for web development” from the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority, and international guidelines for website accessibility, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, level AA.

Accessibility statement for www.liu.se

Official guidelines for web development

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0

Processing personal data

This section contains information about how LiU processes personal data that is collected through the website, 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 liu.se website. 

Purposes of processing personal data

LiU processes your personal data when you:

  • 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.

Information about your rights, how to contact us with questions regarding personal data and general information about personal data is availble in our Privacy Policy.

Cookies on the LiU website

The LiU website 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

Instagram consent

At Linköping University, we are delighted every time we see someone tag us in photos related to the university and we sometime ask permission to share them in our channels. The images are published on our website liu.se.

If you want to share your photograph with us, hashtag it with #goliu. By tagging the photo in this way you give Linköpings University, organisation number 202100–3096, (denoted the “university” in the following text) the right to produce copies of the photo and make it available to the general public (to spread, display, show and transfer) as a component in the university’s marketing. Since our activities are not based on a commercial interest, no remuneration is paid for the right of use that you give us under this agreement.

By tagging and sharing the photo with the university, you state that it does not infringe the copyright or other rights of any other party.

The university reserves the right to assess and decide whether the photo is to be published and if so, in which channels.

Both parties may terminate this agreement at any time. The university will in this case remove and delete the photo (from all publishing channels). In order to terminate the agreement, click on the “i” icon in the left corner of the photo as it has been shared on our website and follow the instructions. It is also possible to contact us by email, webmaster@liu.se

Processing of personal data

In cases in which you are depicted in a manner that allows you to be identified in a photograph, the university processes your personal data in the form of name and photograph.

The legal basis for the processing is that you have given your consent by entering into this agreement, and the purpose of the processing is to use the photograph as specified in the agreement. Linköpings University (denoted “the university” in the following text) is controller of personal data for this processing. The processing carried out by the university means that the photograph will become available to the general public on liu.se. For this reason, the university cannot control or limit the handling of the photograph by others.

The Data Protection Regulation confers a number of rights to registered persons, one of which is the right to obtain information about the personal data that LiU processes, and the legal bases on which we rely, how long we plan to store your data, and who has access to them. More information is available at the university website, https://liu.se/en/article/integritetspolicy-liu

If you have any questions concerning the processing of your personal data, please contact initially the Communications and Marketing Division by email, webmaster@liu.se. If you have complaints about the processing we carry out, you can contact the university’s data protection officer by email, dataskyddsombud@liu.se, with your comments. In addition, you have the right to file a complaint about the university’s processing of personal data with the Swedish Data Protection Authority, which is the regulatory authority.

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.


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. Email webmaster@liu.se and provide details of any message that you think we should review, and explain why.