Last update: 27 June 2021

Foodnest’s Privacy Policy

Foodnest cares about privacy and protecting the Personal Data handled by us. All Personal Data is Processed in accordance with Applicable Law. In this Policy we describe how and the purposes for which we use your personal information as well as what lawful basis we use and what measures we take to protect Personal data. We also provide information on how you exercise the rights you have linked to our Processing of Personal data.

Why and who?

Foodnest AB Reg. No. (559294-3806) (“Foodnest “, “we”, “us”, “our”) is the Controller of all Personal Data listed in this Privacy Policy (the “Policy”). In order to be fully transparent regarding where your Personal Data is stored and Processed, we will also provide a list of all our data Processors. This Policy provides information on how we handle Personal Data when you communicate with us, use the Services or visit our website and (together the “Functions”).

The intended recipient of the information provided in this Policy is:
  • Users of the Services
  • Visitors of our website


“Applicable Law” refers to the legislation applicable to the processing of Personal Data, including the GDPR, supplementary national legislation, as well as practices, guidelines and recommendations issued by a national or EU supervisory authority.

“Controller” is the company/organisation that decides for what purposes and in what way personal data is to be processed and is responsible for the Processing of Personal Data in accordance with Applicable Law.

“Data Subject” is the living, natural person whose Personal Data is being processed.

“Personal Data” is all information relating, directly or indirectly, to an identifiable natural person.

“Processing” means any operation or set of operations which is performed on Personal data, e.g. storage, modification, reading, handover and similar.

“Processor” is the company/organisation that processes personal data on behalf of the Controller and can therefore only process the Personal Data according to the instructions of the Controller and the Applicable Law.

“The Services” Social network for food and cooking.

The definitions above shall apply in the Policy regardless if they are capitalised or not.

Foodnest’s role as a Controller

The information in this Policy covers Personal Data Processing for which Foodnest is the Controller. As a Controller we are responsible for the Processing for which we decide the purpose of (“the why”) and the means for the Processing (what methods, what personal data and for how long it is stored). The Policy does not describe how we Process Personal Data in the role of a Processor – i.e. when we process Personal Data on behalf of our customers.

The Foodnest app and website provides a service for collecting, organising, storing and sharing food related content. To provide these services we collect and store information about you. The type of personal information we may collect includes name, username, password, email address, telephone number, address, location data, payment information (from Google and Apple), as well as any other user generated content connected to your account. When you use our application, we also collect usage data like content you browsed and interact with and the date and duration of your use.

Foodnest’s processing of personal data

We have a responsibility to describe and demonstrate how we fulfill the requirements that are imposed on us when we Process your Personal Data. This section aims to describe:

  • That Processing of Personal Data is necessary is for the purpose
  • That we have identified the lawful basis for the Processing
Lawful basis

Performance of a contract – The Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract entered between us and the Data Subject, or to prepare for entering into an agreement with the Data Subject.

Legitimate interest – Foodnest may process Personal Data if we have assessed that a legitimate interest overrides the interest of fundamental rights and freedoms of the Data Subject, and if the processing is necessary for the purpose in question.

For how long do we store your personal data?

We will keep your personal data as long as it is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected. Depending on the lawful basis on which we support the Processing, this may a) be regulated in a contract, b) be dependent on valid consent, c) be stated in legislation or d) followed by an internal assessment based on a legitimate interest assessment (LIA). In the list below, we indicate, where possible, the period during which the Personal Data will be stored and the criteria used to determine the storage period.

  1. Processing and purpose of Processing: To create your user account.
    Personal Data: Your email address, or log in to third party personal accounts such as Apple, Google and Facebook,
    Source: User
    Lawful basis: Performance of a contract – User Agreement
    Storage period: Until the account is deleted. \
  2. Processing and purpose of processing: To provide the services.
    Personal data: All the data that the user provides when using the services such as recipes, photos, profile picture, name, contacts/friends, comments and posts.
    Source: Through third party logins and through the users.
    Lawful basis: Performance of a contract –
    Storage period: \
  3. Processing and purpose of processing: In order to optimise, analyse, personalise, expand and develop the service and to provide relevant ads and marketing.
    Personal data: Usage data (including how and how long the user uses and interacts with the app, what features are used etc.)
    Source: The user
    Lawful basis: The legitimate interest of To optimise, analyse, personalise, expand and develop the service and to provide relevant ads and marketing.
    Storage period: Until the account is deleted (thereafter the data might only be used in anonymised form)\

Your rights

You are the one in control of your Personal data and we always strive to ensure that you can exercise your rights as efficiently and smoothly as possible.

Access – You always have the right to receive information about the Processing of data that concerns you. We only provide information if we have been able to verify that it is you that are requesting the information.

Rectification – If you find that the Personal Data we process about you is incorrect, let us know and we will fix it!

Erasure – Do you want us to completely forget about you? You have the right to be forgotten and request deletion of your Personal Data when the Processing is no longer necessary for the purpose for which it was collected. If we are required to retain your information under applicable law or a contract that we have entered with you, we will ensure that it is processed only for the specific purpose set forth in such applicable law or contract. We will thereafter erase the information as soon as possible.

Objections – Do you disagree with our assessment that a legitimate interest for Processing your Personal Data overrides your interest in protecting your privacy? Don’t worry – in such case, we will review our legitimate interest assessment. Of course, we add your objection to the balance and make a new assessment to see if we can still justify our Processing of your Personal Data. If you object to direct marketing, we will immediately delete your personal information without making an assessment.

Restriction – You can also ask us to restrict our Processing of your Personal Data

  • Whilst we are Processing a request from you for any of your other rights;
  • If, instead of requesting erasure, you want us to limit the Processing of Personal Data for a specific purpose. For example, if you do not want us to send advertising to you in the future, we still need to save your name in order to know that we should not contact you; or
  • In cases where we no longer need the information in relation to the purpose for which it was collected, provided that you do not have an interest in retaining it to make a legal claim.

Data portability – We may provide you with the data that you have submitted to us or that we have received from you in connection with a contract that we have entered with you. You will receive your information in a commonly used and machine-readable format that you can transfer to another personal data manager.

Withdraw consent – If you have given consent to one or several specific processing(s) of your Personal Data, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time and thus ask us to terminate the Processing immediately. Please note that you can only withdraw your consent for future processing of Personal Data and not for Processing that has already taken place.

How you use your rights

You have certain rights in relation to the personal information that we hold about you. Those rights include:

Right of access: You have a right to know what information we hold about you and to have the information communicated to you. In case you want to exercise this right, please contact us and let us know what information you would like to receive. We may need to verify your identity before we provide you with any information. Note that we may not be able to provide all the information you ask for, especially if the information includes personal information about another person.

Data Portability: We will try to respond to any request as soon as possible, but we will always do so within 30 days of receipt of your request and evidence of ID. You have the right to receive your personal data in machine-readable format.

Data rectification/deletion: You have a right to have some of the personal information that we hold about you rectified or deleted. Should you wish to have any information about you rectified or deleted, please contact us at [email protected]. Where we delete personal information about you, we may still retain some or all of that information for other purposes such as maintaining financial records, protecting or enforcing legal rights, or for technical reasons such as maintaining our database integrity. We may also retain your information in an anonymized form.

Account deactivation: If you have an account with us and object to our processing of your personal data or you want us to deactivate your account, you can ask us to deactivate it by contacting us [email protected]. We may ask you for other information before we are able to deactivate your account.

Transfer of personal data

In order to run our business, we may need help from others who will process Personal Data on our behalf, so-called Processors.

In cases where our Processors transfer Personal Data outside the EU/EEA, we have ensured that the level of protection is adequate, and in compliance with Applicable Law, by controlling that either of the following requirements are fulfilled:

  • the EU Commission has determined that the level of protection is adequate in the third country where the data is processed;
  • the Processor has signed up to the EU Commission’s standard contract clauses (SCCs) for data transfer to non-EU/EEA countries; or
  • the Processor has taken other appropriate safeguards prior to the transfer and that such safeguards comply with Applicable law.

We have entered into Data Processing Agreements (DPA) with all our Processors. The DPA sets out, among other things, how the Processor may process the Personal Data and what security measures are required for the Processing.

We may also need to disclose your personal information to certain designated authorities in order to fulfill obligations under applicable law or legally binding judgements.

Our processors
  1. Processor: Service Providers
    Personal data being processed:
    Instructions: We employ third parties located in and outside of your country of residence to collect or process personal information on our behalf for the purposes described in Section “Processings” above, including but not limited to: – Hosting, cashing and delivering the service – Backup and security – Optimisation and Analytics – Messaging services such as email and push – Marketing services – Providing IT and related services – Or delivering and optimising our Services.
    We require that any third party use the data only on our behalf and for purposes consistent with this policy.

Security measures

Foodnest has taken technical and organisational measures to ensure that your Personal Data is processed securely and protected from loss, abuse and unauthorised access.

Our security measures

Organisational security measures are measures that are implemented in work methods and routines within the organisation.

  • Internal governance documents (policys/instructions)
  • Login and password management
  • Physical security (premises etc.)

Technical security measures are measures implemented through technical solutions.

  • Encryption
  • Access control level
  • Access log
  • Secure network
  • Firewall
  • Back-up
  • Regular security inspection
  • Two-step verification


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If we don’t keep our promise

If you think that we are not Processing your Personal Data correctly, even after you have notified us of this, you are always entitled to submit your complaint to the Swedish Authority for Privacy Protection.

More information about our obligations and your rights can be found at
You can contact the authority via e-mail at: [email protected]

Changes to this policy

We reserve the right to make changes to this Policy. In the event that the change affects our obligations or your rights, we will inform you about the changes in advance so that you are given the opportunity to take a position on the updated policy.


Please contact us if you have questions about your rights or if you have any other questions about how we process your personal information:

[email protected]