Privacy Policy

Updated 22nd May 2018


Who we are


We are LondonSwedes – an online community for Swedes and Scandinavians in the UK. Members have signed up since 2003 to take part of news about our community and have received help and support during their time in the UK. We have hosted severals events over the years to make Swedes feel at home in London. We are a strong community were members and guests have shown genuin interest in being part of our forums and events.

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What personal data we collect and why we collect it


Registered Users


If you have registered on by creating a profile or signed up to our Newsletter to receive information, we will keep your data in our database until you ask to be removed as member. You can e-mail to get your data and all your comments and threads removed. We will be sending out max 6 emails per year with relevant information about the Swedish community in the UK, news about important topic such as Brexit and updates about upcoming events.

Here you can read more about what classifies as Legitimate interest


Facebook Forum users

If you have given your e-mail when asking to join any of our forum group on Facebook you have given your consent to receive a maximum of 6 emails per year from us with updates. You can at anytime unregister by e-mailing or press Unsubscribe in the Newsletters. There is no obligation for anyone to leave their e-mail, new members will be accepted anyway if they are relevant to our Forum groups.


Guests on our events

We have held events such as Midsummer, Crayfish Festivals, Lucia Celebrations, Christmas Brunches and movie nights over the last 6 years. Guests that have shown their interest to receive information on up-coming events will receive a maximum of 6 emails per year. In every email there is an opportunity to unsubscribe from our mailing list.


Comments and threads in Forum

Threads in the forums, however does not qualify as personal data. If you have posted any personal data in the forum a moderator can remove the specific information on request.

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.



If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.



If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.


Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

Your name and e-mail will be safe within LondonSwedes’ database and not shared with third parties.


How long we retain your data

All registered members, Facebook Forum members and event guests can ask us to delete all data upon request. If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.


What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments in our forum, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.


Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.


Any other questions?

Please e-mail