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Intellectual property

The general structure of the website as well as the software and databases are the exclusive property of the Institut suédois. Any reproduction, partial or total rendering, use, adaptation, content made available or modification of these elements by any means, person or medium (namely selling, commercialisation, renting, etc) without the explicit authorisation of the Institut suédois, its authors or rightful owners is strictly prohibited and constitutes an infringement to the Intellectual Property Code.

Personal data

The website may come to collect personal data. In accordance with articles 27 and 34 of the “Data Protection Act” n°78-17 of January 6th 1978, you have a right to access, correct and delete details which concern you. If you wish to exercise this right, at any moment you can choose to opt-out from our email communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link or by writing to The data collected and entered in the Institut suédois databases is solely used for information purposes, or is on occasion and with your consent, transferred to cultural partners.

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The Institut suédois may not be held liable for hyperlinks included in the present website pointing to other resources on the Internet.

Community standards on social media

We welcome and encourage discussion and debate on the Institut suédois’ social media accounts, and we ask you to keep conversations serious, inclusive and respectful. So, when you comment on, reply to or share our content, please follow the rules below.

The comment field is moderated, and the following is not permitted:

  1. Hate speech, threats, harassment or personal attacks. In Sweden hate speech means threatening or insulting a group of people on the basis of gender, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability or sexual orientation.
  2. Pornography or depictions of violence.
  3. Incitement of public disorder.
  4. Incitement or recruitment for terrorist activities.
  5. Commercial messages.
  6. Spam, disinformation or deliberate campaigning for or against a specific cause.
  7. Links to the above-stated materials.
  8. Links that other visitors need to follow to understand what the post is about. In other words, pure link posting is not permitted.
  9. Comments or replies that are deliberately offensive or considered provocative by the community manager.
  10. Comments that are off-topic – keep the discussion relevant to the original post.
  11. Posting content, videos or images that infringe on third-party copyright or other intellectual property rights.
    Posting content of unclear origin.
  12. Posting pictures of other people without permission or using derogatory statements that could violate the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
  13. Foul language.
  14. Pretending to be someone you are not, for example, by using someone else’s name, or assuming several identities in a discussion.
  15. Chatting people up or making intimate proposals.
The Institut suédois reserves the right to remove any content that is not permitted according to the list above, as well as the right to turn off comments sections when deemed necessary. Moderation decisions are also made based on the context in which comments or replies are made. Views on the moderation should be emailed to the relevant editorial staff.
Users who violate any of the above-stated rules may be blocked by the Institut suédois. If you feel that you have been blocked incorrectly, please contact the relevant editorial staff.
The comments function is provided and monitored according to the Swedish Bulletin Board Systems Act (BBS): Any individual who posts something that violates applicable Swedish law may be held personally liable.
Please note that anything you publish on our social media accounts is visible to other users. Normally, comments and replies, as well as direct messages, on our accounts constitute official documents in accordance with Sweden’s principle of public access to official documents. This means that they are public documents, that can be accessed by the public.
When you communicate with us through social media, your personal information is processed. Read more about the Swedish Institute’s privacy policy on (pdf)