GDPR / Web privacy policy

Last updated: 2019-05-01

At Stockholm Hernia Center, personal privacy is crucial. The following information is compiled to explain what information we collect from our website, and how we handle and use the information we collect.

Responsible for personal data

Responsible for personal data: Stockholm Hernia Center AB, Box 14076, 16714 Stockholm.

Information gathering and use

When visiting our site, we may collect information from the user. We only process personal data to the extent necessary to provide a functioning website, and to manage the content and services of the website.

Log information

When our site is visited, standardized logging information is automatically collected from the user´s computer, such as information about which browser and version is used, internet provider, IP address and date and time of access.

This information enables us to provide, develop and improve our website. We will not attempt to find out the user´s identity as a result of visiting our site. We will also not link data collected in this way with personally identifiable information from another source to identify the user.

Data stored in log files is deleted regularly. Additional storage is possible, but then the user´s IP address is deleted or anonymized.


Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files stored in the user´s browser in connection with the visit to the websites. Cookies make the browser uniquely identified when the site is visited.

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. In addition, we use cookies that allow an analysis of how the site is used, such as the frequency of page views, to improve the quality of our site and the content of the site.

Cookies are somtimes used to collect information that is considered personal information, such as IP address and information linked to the IP address, but no personal data directly attributable to the user.

Cookies are either automatically deleted when the user closes their browser, so-called temporary cookies, or stored on the user´s computer to facilitate future visits to the site, so-called permanent cookies. Even permanent cookies are automatically deleted after a certain period of time.

By changing the settings in the browser, the user can disable or restrict the transfer of cookies. Already saved cookies can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are disabled, specific features of our website may not be fully utilized.

On our website, the user is informed about the use of cookies. The information also shows how cookies storage can be prevented in the browser settings.

Contact Form and e-mail contact

When a user contact us with a question and request via the contact form on our website, the user may need to provide personal information (for example contact information). We will use this personal information to answer / handle such questions and inquiries, and to handle further correspondence.

The user can also contact us with general questions via e-mail. In this case, personal data that the user provides via e-mail is processed. The personal data is used solely to process such correspondence. The personal data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary.


We may request personal information from the user in various order forms. In these cases, the user must provide personal information (such as name and address). This personal information is used only to fulfill orders. If we have problems handling an order, we may also use the provided contact information to contact the user. The personal data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary.

Analysis tools

We use Google Analytics to track user´s activities on our site. Google Analutics is a web analytic tool from Google Inc. ("Google") and uses cookies that can follow the user´s preferences when visiting our site. The generated information (including IP address) will be anonymized by default so that a personal reference is excluded. The information generated by the cookies is usually transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. All users have the option to disable cookies in their browser settings.

Google uses this information to evaluate the use of the site, to compile reports on user activity on our site and to provide us with other services related to the use of our site. We use this information for statistical purposes only.

Third Party Services

We may partner with third parties to provide the services described in this policy. We will then disclose the personal information necessary for third parties to provide the Services.

External links

Our site may contain links to other organizations´websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policy and handling of personal  data on other organizations´websites.

User rights

Users have the right to request information about what personal information we store about the user.

If the personal data we have is out of date or incorrect, the user also has the right to request an update and correction of the information. The user may also have the right to request deletion of personal data we hold about the user, provided that we do not have a statutory obligation to retain the data or a legitimate interest in retaining data that weighs more heavily.

If the processing of personal data is carried out after cnsent, the user has the right at any time to contact the data controller to revoke his consent, without prejudice to the legality of the processing of personal data before it was revoked.

Any request for access, rectification and deletion, as well as withdrawal of consent, must be made in writing to the data controller.

Changing our web privacy policy

We may, from time to time, update this policy. We recommend that the user revisit our web privacy policy to view updated information on how we manage the privacy of our visitors.

Contact us regarding our web privacy policy

In case of questions or complaints about how personal data is processed and / or protected, or about the user´s rights, we need written comments to be sent to the data controller. We answer all complaints in writing.