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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

The Electronic Communications Act (2003: 389) says that website owners should tell when they use cookies. Visitors should have the opportunity to give their consent to storing cookies. A cookie is a small text file stored on your computer when you visit a website.

The Swedish Chemicals Agency uses cookies to see how visitors use the website. The aim is to improve our services and provide better content to our visitors. The cookies do not contain any personal data. Their purpose is solely to distinguish one visitor from another. We use Google Analytics to compile statistics on visits.

Here you can read about how Google Analytics uses cookies.

If you do not want to use cookies

You can set your browser to prevent cookies being stored on your computer. You can also make settings so that you get an alert every time a website wants to store a cookie. You can also delete cookies that are already stored. How you do this depends on which browser you use. Refer to your browser's help section for more information.

Personal Data – The Personal Data Act

The Personal Data Act (1998: 204) contains rules designed to protect people from having their privacy violated in the treatment of personal data. The Swedish Chemicals Agency is the controller of personal data that might be processed on the Agency's website.

Examples of personal information are name, address, telephone number, email address and social security number. The processing of personal data is, for example, collecting, storing, processing, transmitting, disclosing or cross-referensing records containing personal data.

According to the Personal Data Act you have the right to annually seek out a transcript to check the information registered about you. You also have the right to request that data which are inaccurate, incomplete or misleading should be corrected.

Personal data that you may provide in connection with orders of printed materials, do we save only as long as necessary to enable us to deliver the order.

Read more about the Personal Data Act.

The Swedish Chemicals Agency is a government agency and subject to the Public Access to Information and Secrecy Act (2009:400).

Read more about the Public Access to Information and Secrecy Act.