Samleikin Privacy Policy

This document provides information about how your personal data is used within Samleikin and your rights in this connection.

1. Data Controller

Gjaldstovan is the entity serving as the Data Controller with regard to the processing of your personal data in connection with the use of Samleikin. 

If you wish to connect with Gjaldstovan, the respective contact information is provided below:

Kvíggjartún 1
160 Argir
Faroe Islands
+(298) 35 24 00

2. The purpose of processing your personal data

The purpose of processing your personal data is to provide you with the best possible experience with Samleikin.    

Gjaldstovan has the authority to process your personal data pursuant to the following: 

3. What personal data is processed by Gjaldstovan

When you register and create Samleikin, you are asked to provide us certain personal information.  With this information, we know that someone is not pretending to be you.  This is necessary to make sure that the system can operate securely. 

You must provide the following personal information to us:

When you register for a Samleikin, you agree to permit Gjaldstovan to:

  1. Obtain your personal information from the government resident registry (Landsfólkayvirlit).

  2. Investigate to determine if your passport or driver’s licence is current/valid via the Faroese Vehicle Registry Office and the Danish national police.
    1. The Faroese Vehicle Registry Office provides the following: your name, photo, signature, birthdate, birthplace, driver’s licence number, issue date, validity.  Only the driver’s licence number is stored by Gjaldstovan.
    2. The Danish national police provides the following: your name, birthplace, nationality, passport number, driver’s license number, issue date, validity, possible national identity number.  Only your passport number or driver’s licence number is stored by Gjaldstovan.
  3. Compare your self-portrait (selfie) with the photograph on your passport or driver’s licence to determine validity of your self-portrait.  This is only applicable if you create Samleikin via the Internet.
    1. This comparison is carried out by the company, Onfido, which maintains a datacentre in Ireland and that is where your information is sent.
    2. The respective information is limited to your self-portrait and the information that stands on your passport or driver’s licence.
    3. The information is encrypted before it is sent.  The information is deleted by Onfido after thirty (30) days.
    4. Gjaldstovan stores the result of the validity comparison.
  4. Create a data action log of the use of Samleikin.  See more on this in Section 2.2:  “Processing of personal information”.

  5. Submit certain information to a third-party if the third-party uses Samleikin as part of its digital services.  The term “third-party” herein shall mean a Service Provider, e.g., the Faroese Tax Authority (TAKS), financial institutions, etc.  See more on this in Section 2.3:  “Transmittal of personal information to a third-party”.

When you use Samleikin, Gjaldstovan processes the following personal data about you:  

Gjaldstovan generates a data action log relative to these events when you use Samleikin:

In this context, an “event” means: an electronic identification, a renewal of Samleikin, or a change to your personal information.

Gjaldstovan does not generate a data action log of the content of services you access via Samleikin. 

You can see an overview of your data action log via the self-service web portal at

4. Personal information that is transferred to a third-party

When you use Samleikin to access the services of a third-party, e.g., TAKS or a financial institution, Gjaldstovan submits certain personal information to the third-party.  We do this so that you can use Samleikin to access the services of a third-party and so that we can ensure that no one is attempting to impersonate you. 

We supply a third-party with this personal information about yourself:

Your government identity number (p-tal) is only provided to a third-party that you have authorized to receive this information or who is authorized to access this information by law in order to comply with a legal obligation or a requirement of a public authority.

These third parties will be provided your government identity number (p-tal) if they request an electronic identification via Samleikin: 

5. How long does Gjaldstovan store your personal information?

After you have deleted yourself as a user of Samleikin, Gjaldstovan stores your personal information for a period of seven (7) years.  Subsequently, your personal information is deleted.  The personal information referenced herein refers to the personal information you provided when you created your Samleikin account and the data action log generated relative to the events that occurred while you used Samleikin. 

6. Your rights 

Pursuant to current legislation, you have a variety of rights in connection with the processing of your personal data. 

Please connect with Gjaldstovan if you desire to exercise your rights.  These can be, e.g.: 

You have the right to gain knowledge about which personal data about you is being processed. 

You have the right to have incorrect data corrected. 

Under certain circumstances, you may have your personal data deleted within the deadline stipulated in point 5 above. 

You can learn more about your rights by reading the legislation on personal data and by accessing the website of the Faroese Data Protection Agency,

7. Appeals

You can appeal to the Faroese Data Protection Agency regarding the processing of personal data that concerns you.  Data about how to contact the Faroese Data Protection Agency can be found on their website,