Terms and Conditions for Samleikin
(Terms and Conditions 1.1)
Dear User of Samleikin:
When you create Samleikin, you simultaneously adopt and accept the terms and
conditions governing the use of Samleikin. The terms and conditions for use
are set forth in this document. Please read it carefully.
1. Brief Background on Samleikin
is an IT system designed to identify people (electronic identification).
can be used for public and private services.
can be used via an Samleikin App on your smartphone or computer, or via a Samleikin
USB flash drive that is connected to a computer.
has a self-service web portal on the Internet. The address is
2. Personal Information
2.1. Processing of personal information when you register with Samleikin.
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:
identity number (p-tal),
of identity (passport or driver’s licence),
of your passport or driver’s licence (only for online Samleikin registration),
- Photograph of
yourself (only for online Samleikin registration)
When you register for a Samleikin digital ID, you agree to permit Gjaldstova to:
Obtain your personal information from the government resident
- Investigate to determine if your passport or driver’s licence is
current/valid via the Faroese Vehicle Registry Office and the Danish national
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- This comparison is carried out by the company, Onfido,
which maintains a datacentre in Ireland and that is where your
information is sent.
- The respective information is limited to your
self-portrait and the information that stands on your passport or
- The information is encrypted before it is sent. The
information is deleted by Onfido after thirty (30) days.
- Gjaldstovan stores
the result of the validity comparison.
Create a data action log
of the use of Samleikin. See more on this in Section 2.2: “Processing of
- 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”.
2.2. Processing of personal information
2.2.1. Data action logging
Gjaldstovan generates a data action log relative to these events when you use Samleikin:
and time the event occurred,
type of event occurred,
Service Provider experienced the event.
this context, an “event” means: an electronic identification, a renewal of
Samleikin, or a change to your personal information.
does not generate a data action log of the content of services you access via
can see an overview of your data action log via the self-service web portal at
2.3. Personal information that is transferred to a third-party
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
Wesupply a third-party with this personal information about yourself:
identity number (p-tal),
(a unique electronic ID number associated with your use of Samleikin and
which differs from third-party to third-party).
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.
parties will be provided your government identity number (p-tal) if they
request an electronic identification via Samleikin:
(financial) institutions (SDC-Sparekassernes Datacentraler)
2.4. How long does Gjaldstova store your personal information?
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.
3. General Terms and Conditions
respective rights you have relative to the use of the services provided by a
third-party are between you and the third-party. Gjaldstovan only verifies to
the third-party that you are the individual you claim to be.
is a validating authority and maintains Samleikin and related certificates. Gjaldstova
shall carry out its responsibilities pursuant to this agreement and the certification
policies of Samleikin. The certification policies can be found here:
3.1. Provision of correct information
you create a Samleikin account, you shall provide the relevant and correct
3.2. Be careful
be careful that you:
- do not share your
access code to the Samleikin App or the Samleikin USB flash drive,
not let others see your access code when you log-in,
not write down your access code so that others can access Samleikin,
not download the Samleikin App to another’s smartphone or computer,
not let others use your Samleikin USB flash drive or your smartphone or computer
that has your Samleikin App on it.
3.3. Stay alert for misuse
shall immediately delete Samleikin account if you learn or suspect that:
is being misused,
contains incorrect or incomplete information.
3.4. The responsibility of you and Gjaldstovan to delete Samleikin
3.4.1. Your responsibility
You have the responsibility to delete Samleikin if:
lose your Samleikin USB flash drive, smartphone, or computer that contains
the Samleikin App,
gains knowledge of what your access code is.
can delete Samleikin via:
Samleikin App, or
calling 1881 (which is available normal workdays between 08:00 and 16:30),
you shall delete Samleikin, for security purposes, you shall provide your name
and government-issued identity number (p-tal). You shall also possibly answer
other security control questions. This is to ensure that no one is attempting
to impersonate you.
3.4.2. Responsibility of Gjaldstovan
has the responsibility to delete a Samleikin account if it:
or otherwise learns that someone other than you gains knowledge of your
or otherwise learns that your device that contains the Samleikin App has
been hacked or has had a significant security breach,
or otherwise learns that you are not complying with the terms and
conditions stipulated in this term sheet,
or otherwise learns that you have not provided the requisite or correct
information when you established your Samleikin account,
notice from the relevant government authority that you are deceased,
lost the authority to issue an attest (Samleikin certificate) pursuant to
legislation or certification policies,
that deletion is authorized based on the circumstances around the event or
situation, e.g., if you are placed on a blacklist of banned individuals.
3.5. If you want to cancel your Samleikin account
can cancel your Samleikin account at any time. Please note that once you
cancel your account, you can no longer gain access to services that require a
You may cancel your Samleikin account via:
Samleikin App, or
1881 (available normal workdays from 08:00 to 16:30), or
security reasons, your Samleikin account shall be renewed periodically. A
notice reminder will be sent out via email one month before you should renew.
can always renew your Samleikin account via your Samleikin App. If you have
the Samleikin USB flash drive, you must personally visit the Service Centre at
Staravegur 9 in Tórshavn.
do not renew your Samleikin account by the specified deadline, you must register
again to Samleikin.