We process the personal data, which are provided by you or which we collect in accordance with applicable rules. We are aware that your information must be processed with respect for the confidentiality of the information and for your right to privacy.
What is personal data?
Personal data is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable living individual. Different pieces of information, which collected together can lead to the identification of a particular person, also constitute personal data. Typical examples of personal data are name, address, and e-mail.
The Immigration Office as data controller
The Immigration Office is data controller for the personal data we collect from you or about you in connection with a case.
The Immigration Office processes the personal data, which you provide to us or which other authorities, companies or citizens provide to us. The Immigration Office may also collect information about you from other authorities, companies, or citizens, when it is necessary to fulfill the tasks of the Immigration Office.
Basis for processing
The main task of the Immigration Office is to:
- Pass on information from the Faroe Islands to authorities in Denmark and to review applications from foreigners regarding work permits and residence permits.
- Pass on information from the Faroe Islands to authorities in Denmark in connection with Danish case work in cases regarding family reunification.
- Advise about matters which may concern foreigners in Faroe Islands, especially regarding applications and permits.
- Refer foreigners to the correct authority, when asked about matters outside the jurisdiction of the Immigration Office.
Most of the processing of personal data at the Immigration Office is done as part of performance of tasks carried out in the exercise of official authority.
Our basis to process normal personal data is mainly article 8, paragraph 2, number 3 and/or 5 in the Data Protection Act.
Our basis to process sensitive personal data is mainly article 12, paragraph 1, number 1-2 in the Data Protection Act.
Who has access to your information?
Staff at the Immigration Office has access to your personal data in relation to solving your case or answering your question or in relation to our task as public authority.
How long do we save your information
Information about you is kept as long as we estimate it is necessary for us to fulfill our obligations as public authority and in accordance with applicable law, for example the Archives Act.
Job applications deleted one year after a decision has been made in the matter.
When do we pass your information on to others?
We only pass on information about you when it is necessary for us to fulfill our tasks. Information may also be passed on, if it is necessary for other public authorities to be able to fulfill their tasks. Finally, your information may also be passed on, in accordance with the Public Administration Act and the Public Access to Information Act.
Which rights do you have?
The Data Protection Act gives you these rights:
- The right to be informed (articles 23-25)
- The right of access (article 26)
- The right to rectification (article 27)
- The right to erasure (article 28)
- The right to restrict processing (article 29)
- The right to be informed in relation to rectification or erasure of personal data and restriction of processing (article 30)
- The right to data portability (article 31)
- The right to object (articles 32-34)
- Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling (article 35)
You can read more about your rights on the website of the Data Protection Authority of the Faroe Islands www.dat.fo.
Can I complain?
You may complain to the Data Protection Authority of the Faroe Islands about the processing of your personal data if you are of the opinion that the processing is not in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
Data Protection Officer
Vinnustovnurin, which is a joint body of public institutions, including the Immigration Office, has a Data Protection Officer. The Data Protection Officer can inform you about the rules regarding personal data. The Data Protection Officer can also give advice on your rights in relation to processing of personal data at the Immigration Office.
You can contact the Data Protection Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling phone number +298 356020 and asking for the Data Protection Officer.