About our data protection ambitions

The University of Szeged Klebelsberg Library (hereinafter referred to as Library) pays particularly great attention to the management of the personal data of our users (patrons), generated by acquiring Library membership through registration, by data movements associated with this process, furthermore, by the use of the services the Library’s homepage offer or any other document providing services (e.g. repositories). We also consider the legal concerns and problems arising from digitized data to be of great importance, should they be about copyright or privacy. Beyond the legal regulations our aim is to take our users’ remarks into consideration in a manner that besides maintaining our stable and extensive services the data protection of our patrons should be enhanced.

The Library carries out its data management in accordance with the legislations and legal regulations, such as the Act CXII of 2011 on the right to information self-determination and freedom of information, and other pertinent legislations. In addition, the established practices of data protection in the course of the activity of the Hungarian National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information are also significant. Our Library takes into consideration and applies those issues which were defined by the Regulation 2016/679 (the General Data Protection Regulation, abbreviated as GDPR) of the European Parliament and Council and of course, regards the University of Szeged’s Policy of Data Protection and the Knowledge and Publication of Data of Public Interest currently in force as a guidance.

Please read our full Privacy Policy Statement here.

The Library’s other documents in connection with data protection are the following:

  • a detailed Privacy Policy Statement for the Library’s on-site and online users (see above);
  • a complete Data Protection Regulation;
  • a Staff Data Protection Guide that contains information about handling the data of our colleagues;
  • a Non-Disclosure Agreement for Library staff dealing with data;
  • the Library has several internal documents regulating workflows that might have data protection implications; these are managed in our document management system, (WorkWiki);

The detailed regulations (in many cases also related to data protection) of certain services are published on the Library’s website of the service in question.

Contact and information

Should you have any questions, remarks or notifications related to the above mentioned issues or should you like to share your opinion with us, please feel free to contact us. If you require to get further information about the management of your data, please write us an e-mail, give us a call or send us a letter by post. (Please use our dedicated email address for related questions: dataprotection@ek.szte.hu)

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We at the Library believe, by giving emphasis to the self-determination of personal data, and the increase in the transparency considering the legal state of our provided digital contents (especially in an online/virtual environment) will ensure the security of the rights of the individuals and increase trust in the  respective data controller. We consider the efforts to implement it to our approach and daily practice to be genuinely valuable in the long run.