Privacy Policy

last updated on Mars 18, 2022

This privacy policy applies to visits to the website as well as to the use of electronic services related to the website, e.g. newsletters and e-mail communications, hereinafter collectively referred to as the “website”. The privacy policy also applies to the bookstore run by the Association’s publishing house, Dodekaeder Publishing House.

The privacy policy may be updated without prior notice. In the event of significant changes, however, we will inform through the website. The policy in its latest wording is always published on this page.

§ 1 Responsibility for personal data
The website is owned and operated by the non-profit Association Knowledge for the Harmonious Development of Man (802526–5847), Aschebergsgatan 5, 411 27 Gothenburg, Sweden, (hereinafter the “Association”). The Association is responsible for personal data for the personal data that the Association collects.

The association has a publishing certificate for This means that the EU Data Protection Regulation and the Act (2018:218) with supplementary provisions to the EU Data Protection Regulation shall not be applied to the extent that it would be contrary to the Freedom of the Press Ordinance or the Freedom of Expression Act.

§ 2 Personal data
The association processes the following personal data:

  1. name and e-mail address provided when registering to receive the Association’s newsletter, for the purpose of sending newsletters,

  2. name, social security number, e-mail address and postal address in connection with a customer creating an account or placing an order in the e-bookstore, for the purpose of administering an order, payment, delivery, return and the like and communication in connection with a book purchase,

  3. e-mail address, and, where applicable, name and/or telephone number, which is provided in Your communication with the Association, for the purpose of communicating with You in cases where You have contacted the Association.

If You want to send information of a sensitive nature to the Association, we recommend that You use a regular letter or encrypted e-mail, e.g. ProtonMail (

§ 3 Legal basis
Consent is the legal basis for the Association’s processing of personal data regarding newsletters. Fulfilment of agreements and legal obligations are the legal bases for the processing of personal data in connection with book purchases. The legal basis for opening incoming e-mail is that it is necessary for purposes relating to the Association’s legitimate interest and this our interest outweighs Your interest in the protection of Your personal data, rights and obligations.

§ 4 Storage
The Association usually deletes Your personal information no later than five years after Your last contact with the Association. Personal data based on a consent will be deleted immediately after You have revoked Your consent. However, the latter does not apply if the processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, fulfil a legal obligation, or be able to establish, assert or defend legal claims.

§ 5 Data files (s.k. cookies)
The association uses a special form of data files, so-called cookies and other comparable technologies, to ensure that the Website functions satisfactorily and to improve Your user experience of the Website. A data file is a small text file that is stored on Your computer or mobile device via Your web browser. The use of data files is regulated in the Electronic Communications Act (2003:389).

You can make settings in Your browser in order to automatically deny the storage of cookies or be informed each time the Website wants to store a cookie. You can also delete cookies placed during previous visits to the Website. What settings You can make depends on the browser You are using. Additional information may be available in the browser’s help pages.

§ 6 Third part
Your personal data will only be processed by the Association. In order to be able to send newsletters to You and communicate electronically with You, the Association may need to share Your personal information with our service providers regarding e.g. e-mails and newsletters, but only to the extent necessary for them to be able to fulfil their obligations in relation to the Association.

The Association’s Website may contain links to third party websites or services. The association’s privacy policy does not apply to third parties. The fact that the Association uses such links does not mean that it is responsible for the information, product or service offered via the link. As the Association is not responsible for the processing of Your personal data by third parties, You are encouraged to read the third party’s privacy policy and other relevant information before using third party’s websites and services.

§ 7 Rights
You have the right to insight into how Your personal data is processed by the Association. This means that You can without undue delay receive information about the processing of Your personal data and object to a processing, get redundant processing limited, unfounded processing deleted as well as the right to take part of the personal data You provided to the Association in a structured, publicly accessible and machine readable format.

You have the right to revoke a given consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If You revoke the consent, it does not affect the legality of the processing on the basis of the consent before it was revoked.

The association may be forced to disclose personal data due to an obligation under law, as a result of a legal dispute, or at the request of an authority or court. If You believe that the Association does not process your personal data in a correct manner, You can turn to the Swedish Authority for Privacy Protection (IMY) to lodge a complaint. For faster help, You can turn to the Association in the first place.

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