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Privacy Policy

KJ is the data controller and is therefore responsible for the data we collect about you. We ensure that your personal data is processed in accordance with the current and existing legislation.

We take your data protection seriously and have therefore adopted this privacy policy which inform you how we process and treat your data.

Contact information

If you would like to contact us regarding our processing of your personal data, you can reach us at:  

KJ Hydraulik
Fagragil 1,
FO-530 Kambsdalur
Faroe Islands

VAT number 405698
Telephone: +298 407000
E-mail: info@kj.fo

Processing of personal data

The term `personal data´ refers to any kind of information which in some way can be assigned to you. If you do not want us to process data about you, it may be difficult for us to adequately maintain or comply with the duties laid upon us in contracts or by legislation.

Potential Clients

For you to become our client it is necessary that we gather the following data about you:

We gather personal data about clients for the following purposes:

We gather the data about you on the legal basis of Legitimate interest, according to the Faroese Data Protection Act, §8, stk. 1, nr. 6

We retain the data during the period established by legislation and delete the data when it is no longer relevant. The period depends on the character of the data and the reason for the data processing. Typically, data regarding potential clients will be deleted at the end of the agreement or when the correspondence is no longer relevant.


In order for you to become our client, it is necessary that we gather the following personal data about you:

We gather personal data about clients for the following purposes:

We gather the data on the following legal basis: Agreed contract – Data Protection Act, §8, stk. 1, nr. 2

We retain the data in the period established by legislation and delete the data when no longer relevant. The period depends on the character of the data and the reason for the processing. Data about the clients are normally deleted after five years or when the guarantee for product traded is expired and the correspondent with the client has ended

Job applicants

When we receive a job application via email with attached documents, this will be read and processed by the relevant employees in the recruiting process.  We do this to find the best-suited candidate for a specific job opportunity. 

Personal data that appears in the recruiting process will be processed based on the legal basis of balancing of interests (Data Protection Act, §8, stk. 1, nr. 6). It is considered to be in common interests that personal data is processed during the job application.

Job applications will be shared with individuals within the recruitment team and will not be shared with individuals outside the company.

We store your application and any attachments until we find the right candidate for the position, and the recruiting process ends. Then your application and the attachments will be deleted. 

We might store unsolicited applications with attachments for 6 months whereafter they are deleted. If we want to keep your application and attachments on record for more than 6 months, we will contact you to get your consent.

Your consent is voluntary, and you can withdraw it at any time by contacting us using the contact information above.

other information


Vit hava gjørt passandi tøknilig og fyriskipanarlig tiltøk til tess at fyribyrgja, at tínar upplýsingar av tilvild ella ólóliga verða slettaðar, almmannakungjørdar, burturblivnar, minka í virði ella at nakar óviðkomandi fær hendur á teimum, verða misbúktar ella á ein ella annan hátt verða viðgjørdar í stríð við lógina.   Dátuábyrgdarin tryggjar, at viðgerðin bert kann fara fram, tá ið allar dátutrygdarreglar verða fylgdar iflg. Dátuverndarlóginia § 7

data minimization

We have taken the necessary technical and organizational measures to prevent your data from being accidentally or illegally deleted, released, lost, impaired, disclosed to unauthorized persons, abused or in any way processed without legal grounds. The data controller ensures that the data processing only takes place when the principles of data protection are fulfilled (Data Protection Act, §7, GDPR, art. 5).

data accuracy

We collect, process, and store only the personal data necessary to fulfill our purpose. Furthermore, the type of data that must be collected and stored in connection with our business practices may be determined by law. The type and the extent of the personal data we process can be determined by the need to comply with a contract or any other legal obligation.

transfering of data

We use several third parties for the storage and processing of data, including suppliers of IT solutions, bookkeeping systems, wage systems etc.  These third parties only process data on our behalf and do not use it for their own purposes. In relevant situations data is passed on to banks, debt collection, cargo firms etc.

We use data processors in the Faroe Islands, EU or third countries that have the necessary security guaranties, and companies in countries that can provide your data proper protection. However, we also use social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn, and we also communicate through Messenger.

If you want to read more about the privacy policy of Facebook, you can see it here. And you can read about the privacy policy of LinkedIn her.

your rights

Sigmundargøta 13
Postboks 300
FO-110 Tórshavn
Telephone: (+298) 309100
E-mail: dat@dat.fo

When you contact us with a request to have your personal data changed or deleted, we will investigate whether the requirements are fulfilled and, if so, we will change or delete the data as soon as possible.

You can make use of your rights by contacting us. You can find our contact information at the top of this document.

Last update: 9 January 2024

Updated: 9th of January 2024