Personal data policy

This is how the Confederation of the Visually Impaired handles personal data for those who apply for individual grants and scholarships


The Visually Impaired Confederation, SRF, respects your privacy and the right to have control over your personal data. Our guiding principles are simple. We will be open about what data we collect and why. We will protect your data in every way we can.

This document describes what data we collect, for what purpose it is collected, how you can have control over your own data and how you can contact us. These rules apply when you contact us. SRF is responsible for personal data in accordance with these conditions and is responsible for processing in accordance with current legislation.

Personal data we collect

SRF primarily collects the information directly from you as an applicant. Examples of personal data we collect are your name, contact information for you such as mobile phone number, e-mail address or physical address, bank details and, if necessary, medical certificate. We may update your information or obtain information from other public registers, such as SPAR or the Swedish Tax Agency.

The organization registers personal data in connection with:

a) That you apply for, are granted or are denied an application for an individual grant or scholarship.

b) If you contact us by e-mail, letter or by telephone.

How we use collected information

SRF processes personal data mainly for the purposes stated below:

a) To be able to examine your application for an individual grant or scholarship;

b) Provide good customer service, such as handling your inquiries or correcting incorrect information;

c) To send important notices about changes to our terms and policies.

Information that may be disclosed

We may share information with the Swedish Tax Agency, the Visually Impaired Foundation or other foundations with the same purpose. In all handling of personal data, however, a high level of security and confidentiality is always observed. 

Legal basis, storage and removal of personal data

By submitting information to SRF, you give your permission for us to register and store information contained in your application and to process the specified personal data for specified purposes. As a legal basis for processing, SRF will refer to contract fulfillment, legitimate interest or consent. If SRF uses legitimate interest as a basis, it will only be done for the purposes set out above. Please note that you can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us. For contact information, see the heading “How to contact us”.

The processing takes place in accordance with current legislation and means that personal data is not preserved for a longer period of time than is necessary with regard to the purposes of the processing. SRF will store your personal data for up to 3 years. Certain information can be kept longer as it is required due to other legal requirements, such as the Accounting Act. In all handling of personal data, however, a high level of security and confidentiality is always observed.

Your rights and choices

When it comes to your personal data, you have the opportunity and the right to influence your information and what is saved. SRF will, on its own or your initiative, correct information that is found to be incorrect. You can also request at any time that your data be deleted or that its use be restricted by contacting us (for contact methods see the heading “How to contact us”). If you believe that your rights are not respected by us, you are welcome to contact SRF or you can contact the data inspection ( ).

You can, once a year free of charge, obtain information about which personal data is registered, by requesting a so-called register extract from SRF in writing.

Links to other websites

In the event that our website contains links to third party websites, or material published by third parties, these links are for informational purposes only. As SRF has no control over the content of these websites or their materials, we are therefore not responsible for their content. SRF is also not responsible for damages or losses that could occur when using these links.

How to contact us

For further information about personal data management or if you have questions, please contact us at:

National Association of the Visually Impaired
Sandsborgsvägen 52
122 88 Enskede

Email address:
Telephone number: 08-39 90 00

This policy for personal data applies from 2018-05-02