General data protection regulation – GDPR

At Acobia AB we are pleased that visitors to our website wish to read our Personal Data Policy. The aim of this policy is to inform you about the type and scope of the data we collect, the reason why we collect personal data when you visit our website and how we process personal data generally to comply with the EU Data Protection Regulation. We want you to be assured that we will take all reasonable steps to protect your personal data.

The controller for your personal data is Acobia AB, Bror Nilssons gata 12, SE-417 55 Göteborg. If you have any questions about our personal data policy you can reach us by phone at: +46 31 7224 800 or by e-mail

The new GDPR regulation replaces the Swedish Personal Data Act and came into force on 25 May 2018. The regulation applies to the processing of all personal data.

The purpose of the regulation is to:

  • Keep up technological developments
  • Strengthen privacy protection
  • Harmonisation, facilitate trade/free flow within the EU

At we process the personal data that you provide when you fill in your details (see “information that you provide to us when you are inputting the data” below) and data that is automatically collected during your visit (“data that we automatically collect when you visit our website”).

Information that you provide when you are inputting the data

  1. Job application details (

When you apply for a job vacancy or connect with one of our business areas or departments, we request that you provide personal details including name, contact details such as address, phone number and e-mail address, and that you upload your CV in electronic format (e.g. Word or PDF file) or when we extract your CV from your LinkedIn skills profile. The information on your application can only be seen by us and will not be disclosed to third parties. We use this information to understand your personal career goals and see how well they match the job vacancy you have applied for/match your skills profile with posted vacancies or if you are applying for a position at Acobia. We also use the information to keep in contact with you regarding the position in question/job vacancies. Your information is presented to the client company only after you the applicant have provided your consent.

We process the information with the support of the contract that we conclude when you apply for a position/subscribe to job vacancy updates.

  1. Contact form data

At our website there is a form where visitors can sign up for events, subscribe to newsletters, post comments or test products. The data we request includes: name of company, your name, e-mail, phone number and topic/message. We use the data on the contact form to process your queries and/or provide the requested services or provide the requested information on the contact form.

This processing is based on the weighing of legitimate interests. The processing is necessary to enable us to respond to your requests (e.g. answer questions and send newsletters or invitations to events).

Data that we automatically collect when you visit our website (cookies)

You will find more information about here.

We also use Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Vimeo at our website. These websites in turn also use analysis cookies.

Personal data policy

Acobia has drawn up a personal data policy. The purpose of this policy is to ensure that Acobia AB processes personal data in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR. The policy applies to the processing of all personal data and covers both structured and unstructured data.

All personal data shall be processed according to the following principles:

  • Lawfulness
  • Purpose limitation
  • Data minimisation
  • Accuracy
  • Minimising storage
  • Privacy and confidentiality

– Our data processing work is continuously documented in the appropriate systems.
– We generally store your personal data for as long as required to provide our services or if we believe there is a legitimate interest for the continued storage.
– Our personal data processing shall be followed up and evaluated at least once a year.

Processing is only permissible if and to the extent required by at least one of the following reasons:

  1. The data subject has consented to the processing of their personal data for one or more specific purposes.
  2. Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract.
  3. Processing is necessary for Acobia to fulfil its legal obligations.
  4. Processing is necessary in order to save the life of the data subject or of another natural person.
  5. Processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
  6. Processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by Acobia or a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child.

We continuously develop the processes and routines to maintain our Personal Data Policy to cater to the regulation’s requirements as effectively as possible.  We therefore reserve the right to make changes to our Personal Data Policy at any time.

Your rights

You are entitled to obtain access to the personal data held about you. You can also, pursuant to statutory requirements, request that your data is corrected, its use limited or erased. You are also entitled to lodge an objection against processing that is based on the weighing of legitimate interests. As regards processing that is based on a contractual relationship between us, you are also entitled to request that the personal data is transferred to another controller (‘data portability’);

Read more at the Swedish Data Protection Authority’s website.