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Our website contains information for you who represent a company, are an inspector or a consumer of chemical products and other articles. We want the website to be easy to use, that it has relevant content for you and that our information is simple to understand.

If you carry out a business activity with chemical products or articles that contain chemicals, you are obliged to understand your role and your responsibilities for your products. You should be able to find relevant information on our website and get help to interpret the rules that apply to chemicals. It should also be easy to find out how to get in touch with us, to ask us questions and to get clear answers.

If you are an inspector in a municipality or a county council office we give you guidance for the local supervisory work.

If you are a consumer you will find information on chemicals in the everyday environment so you can make informed choices and manage products in a safe manner.

We want the website to be accessible to as many people as possible and that it will work whether you are using a smartphone, a tablet or a computer.

The website is built with the aim that the structure should be simple to understand and easy to navigate. Here are a selection of tips that can be useful when you use the site.

Navigate

We have grouped the information and guidance to you who represent a company, are working as an inspector or are a consumer. You will find your entry pages on the start page or in the top left menu.

Three entry pages

 If you click on the small arrow to the right in the menu, you will get a list of selected links.

A fly-out menu

 

In the next block of the menu, called Directly to, we have collected links to information that we know are most requested.

The bottom part of the menu contains information about us, our activities and our mission. Among other things you will find information about our government assignments, referrals and comments, vacancies, how we are organised, and more.

Search

Search the website

The search textbox is always at the top left corner. When searching, it will propose search phrases to help you find your information. If you prefer to search with your own keyword, type the word and hit return/enter. When searching for an exact phrase, use quotes, eg. "chemicals in toys".

Contact us

If you want to get in touch with us, you will find our contact information at the bottom of the left menu or at the bottom in the footer of each page.

You are of course always welcome to suggest improvements to the website.

Cookies on the Swedish Chemicals Agency's website

We care about your personal integrity. We do not save cookies on your computer without your consent. If you give us your consent to saving cookies, we will protect your personal information.

To give your consent to saving cookies on your computer, click the "Accept Cookies" button in the box at the top of the page. If you do not see the button, it may be because a cookie from us is already saved on your computer.

Further down on this page, you can read how to do if you do not want to use cookies.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that can be saved on your computer when you visit a website. The Electronic Communications Act (2003: 389) states that all sites should disclose when they use cookies. As a visitor you should be able to give your consent that a website uses cookies.

Why we use cookies

We use Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, and Hotjar services to gather insights about how our site is used. The purpose is to better understand our users' needs and to create better content for our website visitors. By saving cookies in your browser, we can see, for example, what kind of information you request or what features are important to you. We can also collect responses by surveys to our  visitors.

To protect your privacy, we use so-called IP anonymization for data collection with Google Analytics. This means that the last digits of your IP number are masked, for example 193.188.156.xxx. Information gathered by Google Analytics is stored for 26 months to allow us to compare equivalent periods over time, then it's deleted.

About IP Anonymization in Google Analytics

The Hotjar service uses cookies and other technologies to collect data about user behaviour and their devices. The visitor's IP address is stored only in anonymous form. Neither Hotjar nor we will ever use this information to identify individual users or match it with other information about an individual user.

About Hotjar Privacy Policy

Cookies used on the Swedish Chemicals Agency's website
CookieUseLifetime

cc_cookie_accept_kemi_se_stage

Cookie used for the Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager tools.

365 days

_ga and _gid

These cookies are used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. 

26 months

_gat

Cookie that is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.

26 months

__RequestVerificationToken

Anti-forgery cookie set by the application to prevent unauthorised posting of content to the website

Session length

_hjIncludedInSample

Hotjar cookie. This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels.

365 days

_hjDonePolls

Hotjar cookie. This cookie is set once a visitor completes a poll using the Feedback Poll widget. It is used to ensure that the same poll does not re-appear if it has already been filled in.

365 days

_hjMinimizedPolls

Hotjar cookie. This cookie is set once a visitor minimizes a Feedback Poll widget. It is used to ensure that the widget stays minimizes when the visitor navigates through your site.

365 days

cc_cookie_accept_prio

Cookie that is used separately for the Priority Guide (Prio) and contains the same type of tracking as all the cookies above.

365 days

If you don't want cookies to be stored

If you don't want cookies to be stored on your computer, you can make settings in your browser that prevent this. You can also make settings so that you get a warning every time a website wants to store a cookie on your computer.

If you don't want your visits to the Swedish Chemicals Agency's website to appear in Google Analytics statistics, you can use a so-called opt-out extension to your browser.

Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

If you don't want Hotjar to collect data about your visit or do not want to participate in our Hotjar surveys, you can disable Hotjar.

How to disable Hotjar tracking

You can remove cookies already stored on your computer. How you do it depends on which browser you are using. Please see the help section for your browser for further instructions.

How we process your Personal Data

Data controller

The Swedish Chemicals Agency (corp. ID no. 202100-3880) is responsible for processing of personal data and for ensuring that the Agency’s processing of personal data complies with current legislation.

What are personal data

Personal data is all information that can be linked directly or indirectly to a natural person. Examples of personal information are name, email address, postal address, phone number, photograph, social security number or login details.

Processing of personal data when you contact us

In general, we process personal data, e.g. name, phone number, e-mail address and postal address. In most cases, we do this with the legal basis of public interest and in the exercise of official authority.

We only collect and process personal data that is relevant to the stated purposes for our processing. Incoming personal data to the authority may be such as:

  • arrives via e-mail to the authority,
  • concern cooperation between other bodies, authorities or suppliers,
  • relate to education and other support measures,
  • which concerns companies who report to the Agency or
  • which comes in via the website kemi.se.

Personal data collected through the website kemi.se

Processing of personal data entered through the website may occur when you

  • sign up for our seminars or other events,
  • subscribe to our newsletters or press releases,
  • register as a user to the product register's web portal or the Inspections Guidance Network or
  • ask us questions or enter an issues report to us.

Personal data that you provide in conjunction with notifications for seminars or other events will only be saved as long as is required for the management of the event and in case it is necessary to follow up events.

Personal data you provide in connection with a subscription or ordering of information material will only be saved as long as you stay as subscriber or as long as it is required to deliver an order. You give us your consent to process your personal data and may terminate your subscription at any time.

Personal data that you provide when you register as a user in one of our login systems will only be saved as long as you remain as user of the system.

Personal data that you provide in connection with questions or reporting issues will be dealt with as a public act at the authority.

Right to restriction of processing of your personal data

For certain processing of personal data, we use the legal basis of consent, e.g. for subscriptions. A consent to processing personal data is valid until further notice. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting us either by

  • email to kemi@kemi.se,
  • or by sending a letter to
    The Swedish Chemicals Agency
    Box 2
    SE-172 13 Sundbyberg

Please note, however, that a withdrawal of your consent does not affect the legality of data processing before the consent was withdrawn. There may also be circumstances that prevent us from processing your personal data when you request it, for example, if your personal data is included in a public act.

Request access or rectification

You are entitled to contact us to get a registry extract with information about what personal data is processed concerning you or to request rectification, transfer, erasure or restriction of processing your personal data. The information required by the Swedish Chemicals Agency to be able to make a complete registry extract is

  • first and last name
  • social security number
  • e-mail address.

It is preferable if you also indicate the type of relationship you have had with the Agency and the time period in question.

A request for registry extracts can be easily done by

  • email to kemi@kemi.se,
  • or by sending a letter to
    The Swedish Chemicals Agency
    Box 2
    SE-172 13 Sundbyberg

Data Protection Officer

You can contact our Data Protection Officer through

  • email to kemi@kemi.se,
  • by sending a letter to
    The Swedish Chemicals Agency
    Box 2
    SE-172 13 Sundbyberg
  • or by telephone
    +468 519 41 100

If you have any complaints about our processing of your personal data

You are entitled to complain with the Swedish Data Inspection if you feel that we are processing your personal data incorrectly.

Public access to information

The Swedish Chemicals Agency is a governmental authority and is bound by the principle of openness. This means that documents that you fill in and material in which you are involved may constitute a public document to which anyone at all may request access. We always perform a review if a request is made to release a document in order to see whether there is a question of confidentiality or whether it can be released in accordance with the Swedish Public Access to Information and Secrecy Act (2009:400).