Processing of personal data

The following provides information about how PTS processes personal data collected through our website at Personal data includes all types of information which directly or indirectly can be associated with a living natural person. Examples of personal data include names, personal identity numbers, telephone numbers, postal addresses and e-mail addresses. The Personal Data Act (1998:204) (PuL) contains provisions on how personal data may be processed. Read more about the Act on the website of the Swedish Data Inspection Board.

Controller of personal data

PTS is the controller of personal data for the processing of personal data on the website

Information submitted and public access

PTS is a government agency. As a public authority, PTS is encompassed by the right of public access to official information. This means that all documents, including personal data, submitted to PTS become public documents which may be provided to any party requesting them. In some cases, however, information may be deemed to be confidential and is consequently not provided to third parties. Read more about the right of public access to official information and confidentiality on the website of the Swedish Government.

PTS may transfer personal information submitted via the website if the Agency is the wrong authority to receive such information, which means that it should be transferred to the correct body. In addition to this, information related to marine radio licences is provided to the Swedish Maritime Administration on a regular basis.

Transfers of personal data

Your personal data may also be provided to any party needing the information as a consequence of electronic document processing based on the fulfilment of an agreement with you, a legal obligation, a task of public interest or a task in connection with an exercise by a public authority where information processing is necessary.

Purposes when processing personal data

PTS processes personal data submitted to the website in the following cases:

  • orders for information material 
  • subscription by e-mail
  • reports of missing letters
  • new licence applications for VHF transmitters on board leisure craft

The right to request information

In accordance with Section 26 of the Personal Data Act (1998:204), you have the right once every calendar year to request information on the personal data concerning you that has been processed at PTS, regardless of whether this data has been collected via the website or another channel. If you want this information you must submit a signed request to us. In accordance with the Personal Data Act, the request must be on paper and cannot be sent via email.

Right to request correction of data

Under Section 28 of the Personal Data Act, you are entitled to request correction of data if the public authority has incorrectly processed information about you.

IP numbers

PTS saves visitors’ IP numbers. These are used for visit statistics for the website and are also saved for security reasons.