TechSverige – in English
TechSverige is a member organization for companies of all sizes within the tech sector, that wish to join the largest industry network in Sweden in order to promote and further develop the tech market and conditions for tech enterprises. We represent about 1 400 member companies that between them have nearly 100 000 employees.
TechSverige offers to tech companies
A TechSverige membership gives you a major opportunity to influence decision-makers in both Sweden and the rest of Europe. We have over 1 400 member companies, which gives us a strong voice and often means we are a consultative body on important industry-wide issues.
Our Public affairs experts work with a focus on lobbying and advocacy, in close cooperation with the member companies, in areas that are of great importance to the industry’s continued growth and competitiveness.
As members, you have significant opportunities to influence our operations, in everything from strategic business planning and problem formulation to lobbying activities and anchoring decisions and opinions in our advocacy.
In addition, membership gives you and your employees access to a large and valuable contact network of industry colleagues and experts.
Basic principles of business ethics
Our basic principles of business ethics provide the members of TechSverige with guidelines on how employees, suppliers, customers and other stakeholders must be treated in a lawful, fair and ethically acceptable manner.
How much does it cost?
The cost of membership varies according to the size of your company and the number of employees. For a calculation of the specific cost for you and your company, please contact us.
TechSverige and employer membership
In addition to our industry activities – which provide direct access to a valuable contact network of industry colleagues and experts, as well as the opportunity to participate in our common work covering everything from the formulation of industry-wide challenges to advocacy activities – you will receive personal employer service and negotiation support through Almega and the Employer’s Guide, as well as being a signatory to industry-adapted, flexible collective agreements.
Industry and employer membership provides round-the-clock access to complete employer services in the form of tools, templates and forms in the Employer’s Guide. In order to see the information that is right for you and your company, you need to log in using details you can easily create yourself. Arbetsgivarguiden.se (login required)
Almega’s online knowledge base contains up-to-date information about your collective agreement(s), answers to questions relating to pensions, insurance, salary, legislation, work environment and other issues that relate to your role as an employer and manager, as well as templates, checklists and forms you can download.
Industry-adapted (Branschanpassade), flexible collective agreements
TechSverige enters into collective agreements on salaries and general terms of employment for IT and telecom companies.
Personal advice and negotiation support
Experienced negotiators and experts will provide you with personal advice on labour law, work environment, salary, pension and insurance issues and can assist you with negotiation support in local and central negotiations. As an industry and employer member, you can always contact Almega’s advisers for answers to your questions, either by telephone or by e-mail.
Collective agreements – a good deal for employers
TechSverige enters into collective agreements on salaries and general terms of employment for those companies with industry and employer membership. (Read more, in Swedish).
Why collective agreements?
Are you currently considering the pros and cons of collective agreements? Perhaps you are about to submit a tender that requires your company to have a valid collective agreement?
We can help you get to grips with the concepts and see how a collective agreement can be good for you as an employer!
What is a collective agreement?
A collectiveagreement is a written agreement on the terms of employment between two or more parties, which binds the members of the parties to what has been agreed. These parties are an employer organisation (such as TechSverige) that represents the employers and a trade union (such as Sveriges Ingenjörer, Civilekonomerna, Jusek, Unionen and SEKO) that represents its members.
The collective agreement signed by the company covers virtually all employees, whether or not they are members of a trade union.
What is governed by collective agreements?
All collective agreements now contain rules on general terms of employment (such as forms of employment, working hours, holidays, sick pay and notice periods), which supplement or replace the statutory rules. Companies that have not entered into a collective agreement are subject to the statutory rules.
What do I gain as an employer from a collective agreement?
The collective agreement gives you as an employer some basic security in the workplace: everyone knows the rules, you can always refer to the agreement and you can feel confident that the content of the agreement complies with all laws and regulations.
Time is money: many of the issues that arise in a workplace are covered by the collective agreement. Being able to refer directly to the agreement instead of examining, investigating and taking a new decision in each situation saves a lot of time for both you and your employees.
What has been agreed stands: as an employer, you benefit from a guaranteed no-strike rule during the agreement period, which means, for example, that no one can strike in order to change the terms of the collective agreement.
Service agreements – labour law support without a collective agreement
For those companies that are unwilling or unable to enter into a collective agreement at present but still want advice and support on labour law matters, TechSverige offers service agreements. By enhancing your basic membership of our industry section with a service agreement, you will have access to the same labour law expertise and advice as members in the employer section, but based on the law (rather than the collective agreement).
Did you know that you can now also take advantage of our industry offer, but without being a member?
As an associated company, you get the opportunity to participate in the industry activities of TechSverige, in the same way as a member company, but without being a member of either TechSverige or the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise. You pay an annual fee to TechSverige and will be offered an industry service package that includes:
Opportunity to influence
As an associated company, you have great opportunities to influence our operations, from strategic business planning and problem definition, to lobbying activities, anchoring of decisions and standpoints in our advocacy work. You will also be invited to participate in our various committee activities aimed at ensuring that our influence and advocacy work are firmly established with our members and also to provide an arena for the exchange of knowledge and experience. Read more about the issues we pursue within the framework of our various committees here.
Reduced price of standard agreement
As an associated company of TechSverige, you can buy the standard agreements at a heavily discounted price. For subscriptions that provide digital access to all standard agreements, you pay SEK 6,000 excluding VAT/ 12 months instead of SEK 12,000 excluding VAT/ 12 months. Read more about our standard agreements here.
Insurance and advisory services
As an associated company of TechSverige, you will also receive benefits and offers from us and our partners – on the same terms as for our members. Here you can read more about the relevant benefits.
Business intelligence and information
As an associated company, we keep you up to date on issues that affect you, your company and the industry at large in various ways. Through our Newsletter you will receive regular information about current and important issues.
Basic business ethics principles
As an associated company, you undertake to comply with our basic business ethics principles that aim to provide TechSveriges’ members and associated companies with guidelines on how employees, suppliers, customers and other stakeholders should be treated in a lawful, fair and ethically acceptable manner.
How much does it cost?
An associated company pays a fee to TechSverige. The cost of becoming an associated company varies according to your company’s size and number of employees. Here you can calculate your approximate fee. If you need help calculating your exact fee, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like more information about our industry work and what we offer you as an associated company, please contact email@example.com.
As an industry organisation, we can do things that are difficult, if not impossible, for individual companies. However, in order for us to continue to represent the industry successfully, we need to become more relevant for the small but growing startups that are now driving innovation for many of society’s stakeholders. Want to be a part of it? Try us out first before you decide!
How it works:
Our “try-us-out” offer is a limited-period offer for a maximum of 1 year.
It costs only 1000 SEK.
As a “try-us-outer”, you can participate in all our industry work (although you will not be covered by any formal membership). We will of course make sure you are introduced to interesting groups that hopefully work with the issues that are of interest to you.
You will naturally receive the same benefits as other members, including major discounts on TechSveriges´ standard contracts.
If you have any questions, please contact Tobias Odervång.
By completing the contact form below, you consent to our processing of personal data of the person you have indicated as your contact person. This is to enable us to get back to you with the right information. You can read more here about how we process personal data and the rights of the data subject.
Our standard agreements can be used by all those who buy and sell IT and telecom services. The contracts are in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the changes this will mean for all processing of personal data.
A commercial contract contains two sections – a unique section for the specific agreement and a general section consisting of a standard contract. Contracts that are based on our standard contracts can be concluded quickly and require relatively little legal knowledge. In order for the standard contract to become part of the individual contract, the general rule is that the counterparty must be familiar with the content of the standard contract. This is achieved by enclosing the standard contract with the individual contrac
All of our standard contracts, digital and printed contract documents are available for purchase from our online shop. The easiest way is to subscribe to our digital standard contracts – this provides all employees at your company with access to your standard contracts digitally, at any time and wherever you are when you need it!
If your company is a member of TechSverige (or associated company) or any of Almega’s other associations, you can buy standard contracts at a heavily discounted price. All agreements are fore sale in our webbshop
Basic Principles of Business Ethics
The purpose of our basic business ethics principles is to provide TechSveriges members with guidelines for how employees, suppliers, customers and other stakeholders should be treated in a legal, fair and ethically acceptable manner.
We, members of TechSverige, must contribute to sustainable development and our operations are based on existing international and national agreements and conventions as well as national laws and regulations.
Our committee activities – your forum for member influence
TechSverige is a member-driven organisation, which means that you, as a representative of one of our member companies, can greatly contribute to and influence our operations.
TechSveriges members are involved in everything from strategic business planning and problem formulation to lobbying activities and anchoring decisions and opinions in industry-specific advocacy.
Our committee activities aim to ensure that our influence and advocacy work is firmly established at our members and also to provide an arena for the exchange of knowledge and experiences.
TechSverige is a member organisation for all companies within the tech sector and its mission is to create the best possible conditions for a competitive Swedish tech industry.
The Committee for Payment, Cashier and e-Commerce Systems
The Committee for Payment, Cashier and e-Commerce Systems principally brings together companies that supply payment systems for cash-based trading and resellers of cash registers and control units. Read more (in Swedish)
Committee for welfare technology
The committee focuses on technologies and services that facilitate and streamline both access to and the use of welfare services in health and social care, for example, and the digitisation of the public sector. Read more (in Swedish)
The overall purpose of the committee is to coordinate those members of TechSverige who are interested in working with issues related to data-driven innovation, digital social development and how to adapt copyright and data protection to digitisation. Read more (in Swedish)
IT skills committee
The IT skills committee focuses on support initiatives to satisfy the demand from industry and the public sector for IT skills, in both the short term and the long term. There is a major demand for skills within the tech industry and the digital sector as a whole and this is a high-priority issue among our member companies. Read more (in Swedish)
The sustainability committee actively works both to present the industry as a facilitator of sustainable development for the whole of society and to achieve positive development in the industry’s own sustainability work, with the aim of being a single voice for the entire tech industry on the subject of sustainability. Read more (in Swedish)
The telecom committee brings together members who are interested in everything from digital infrastructure to telecom regulation. It discusses issues such as data storage, security alarms, customer confidence, EU Directive 2014/61/EU and alternative methods of laying fibre cable, as well as the costs and conditions for achieving the government’s broadband targets. Read more (in Swedish).
Data Protection Policy
Individual privacy is important to Almega and Almega’s associations. We believe it is important for you to feel confident about how we process your personal data. We therefore endeavour to achieve a high level of protection for your personal data at all times. This Data Protection Policy contains information about how we collect and use your personal data. We also provide details of your rights and how to exercise them.
Almega AB includes nine associations: Kompetensföretagen, TechSverige, Medieföretagen, Innovationsföretagen, Almega Tjänsteförbunden, Almega Tjänsteföretagen, Tågföretagen, Säkerhetsföretagen and Vårdföretagarna. Almega and its associations are collectively data controllers for the processing of your personal data.
You are always welcome to contact us if you have any questions about how we process your personal data.
What is personal data and what is meant by ‘processing of personal data’?
Personal data includes all information that can be directly or indirectly attributed to a physical, living person. For example, it includes your name, email address and personal identification number, but also images and user names in digital media.
Processing of personal data includes all actions that are carried out with personal data in IT systems, whether using a mobile device or computer. It covers such processes as collection, registering, reading, organising, storing, handling, transferring and deleting, etc. In some cases, actions that occur outside IT systems may also be regarded as processing, for example when personal data is included in a register.
Almega is the data controller for all processing that occurs within Almega and Almega’s associations. (Almega AB, Box 55545, 102 04 Stockholm, corp. reg. no 556334-0941). For certain types of processing, such as the member register, we share the role of data controller with other organisations in Svenskt Näringsliv (Confederation of Swedish Enterprise).
We mainly process your name, your email address, your phone number and your position. Sometimes additional information may be processed, for example if you are Member of Parliament or local politician, but only if you personally are considered to have made such information public. We also process certain personal data when you contact us, for example when you become a member of one of Almega’s associations. Other personal data that may be processed relates to contact with negotiators and lawyers as part of Almega’s advisory service. If you create a user account, for example in our Employer Guide, we will also process this account information. Personal data may also be processed in connection with various events and seminars. Almega may record your call with the operator for quality assurance. The recording will be automatically deleted after 72 hours.
We process your personal data in order to provide the services and products you have requested (for example a newsletter, advice, legal assistance or participation in training). We will also process your personal data to manage and administer our relationship with you and, where appropriate, to administer the contract with you or with your employer. We may also send you details about our courses, events and other information that we regard as being in the interests of both yourself and our organisation. We may also send out questionnaires to evaluate courses, seminars and other activities or services.
Furthermore, we may use your personal data to inform you about products and services that we offer, and that may be of interest to you.
Almega and Almega’s associations always process your personal data according to the relevant legislation. We process your personal data in order to fulfil an agreement with you or to respond to your request for a service, or when we have another legitimate interest in processing your personal data, e.g. an interest in marketing our services.
If Almega and Almega’s associations were to process your personal data for any other purpose requiring your consent, we will obtain your consent prior to such processing. It may be obligatory to provide certain personal data, for example in order for us to provide a service or to fulfil another request from you. In such cases, this will be stated or made clear in connection with the data being collected.
For employees of member companies
For employees of member companies, we may process personal data in other ways besides those mentioned above. This is mainly related to the employer’s membership of one of Almega’s associations and applies to various contacts. Details of contacts may be required in order to manage membership and related issues. For example, it may concern contacts during negotiations or details about membership of different working groups.
What sources do we use to collect personal data?
Your personal data is collected, for example, if you enter your details when registering for our newsletter, when you participate in seminars and other events, order services and/or products from us, or when you contact us regarding some other matter. If the company you work for applies for membership or is already a member, data may also be collected about individuals in senior positions at the company.
Sometimes we collect data from a third party. For example:
- Data from Bolagsverket (Swedish Companies Registration Office) via the Bisnode service
- Data from union organisations
- Data from Fora
- Data from external websites
Who might we share your personal data with?
In some situations we need to engage the services of third parties in order to carry out our work. For example, we use various IT suppliers. They are to be regarded as data processors on our behalf and we have signed processor agreements in these cases. Responsibility for personal data still rests with Almega and Almega’s associations.
Naturally we check all data processors to ensure that they are able to provide sufficient guarantees with regard to security and confidentiality for personal data and sign processor agreements.
When the services of data processors are engaged, we only do so for those purposes that are consistent with the purposes we ourselves have for such processing, since we remain the data controller.
Organisations that are independent data controllers
We also share your personal data with certain other organisations that are independent personal data controllers. This may include authorities such as Skatteverket (Swedish Tax Agency). Some data is also submitted for statistical purposes.
We may engage suppliers and partners to perform tasks on Almega AB’s behalf, e.g. to provide IT services or assist with marketing, analyses or statistics. The provision of such services may involve these recipients having access to your personal data.
In connection with negotiating collective agreements and providing labour law advice and assistance, Almega and its associations may share personal data with union organisations.
Almega may also pass on personal data to a third party such as the police or other authority, if it is relevant to a criminal investigation or if we are otherwise obliged to pass on such data as required by law or decisions by public authorities.
Where do we process your personal data?
We always endeavour to ensure that your personal data is processed within the EU/EEA, but sometimes this is not possible.
For certain types of IT support, the data may be transferred to a country outside the EU/EEA. This applies, for example, if we share your personal data with a data processor that, either themselves or via a subcontractor, is established or stores information in a country outside the EU/EEA. For such data processors, we are responsible for taking all reasonable legal, technical and organisational measures to ensure that protection of personal data is consistent with that which exists within the EU/EEA.
When personal data is processed outside the EU/EEA, the level of protection is guaranteed, for example, via a decision from the EU Commission that the country in question ensures an adequate level of protection, or via the use of ‘appropriate safeguards’. Such safeguards include privacy shields, the use of binding corporate rules and various contractual solutions. Please contact us if you would like information about appropriate safeguards. Standardised model clauses for data transfer, as adopted by the EU Commission, are also available on the EU Commission’s website.
How long do we store your personal data?
We never save your personal data for any longer than is necessary for the respective purpose. We have drawn up data removal procedures to ensure that personal data is not stored for longer than is required for each specific purpose. The period of time that data is stored may vary depending on the purpose of the processing and how long the data is required for the purpose. After such period of time, we will securely remove or anonymise your data, so that it is no longer possible for it to be linked to you. We are legally required to save certain accounting data for a minimum of seven years, while data about special dietary requirements is deleted as soon as the event is finished.
What are your rights as a data subject?
As a data subject, you have a number of rights according to the relevant legislation. To follow is a list of these rights.
Right of access
If you would like to know what personal data we process about you in particular, you may request access to such data. When you submit such a request, we may ask a number of questions to ensure that it is handled efficiently. We will also take several actions to ensure that the data is requested by and submitted to the correct individual.
Right to rectification
If you discover that something is wrong, you are entitled to request that your personal data be rectified. You may also add details to any incomplete personal data. In some cases you may make corrections yourself, in which case we will inform you.
Right to erasure
You can request that we delete the personal data we process about you if, for example:
- The data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it is being processed.
- You object to a balancing test we have carried out based on our legitimate interest, and the reason for your objection overrides our legitimate interest.
- The personal data is being unlawfully processed.
- The personal data has been collected about a child (under the age of 13) for whom you have parental responsibility.
- If the data has been collected with your consent and you wish to withdraw your consent.
However, we may be entitled to reject your request if there are legal obligations preventing us from immediately deleting certain personal data. It may also be the case that the processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
Right to restrict processing
You are entitled to request that our processing of your personal data be restricted. If, for example, you request rectification because you consider the personal data we process to be incorrect, you may request that processing be restricted for the period of time required for us to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
If, and when, we no longer need your personal data for the established purposes, our standard procedure is to delete the data. If you need the personal data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, you may request that we restrict the processing of such data. This means that you may request that we do not clear or delete your data.
If you have made an objection to the personal data processing we carry out with the support of a balancing test as a lawful basis, you may request restricted processing for the period of time we need in order to check whether our legitimate interests override your interests in having the data deleted.
If the processing has been restricted according to one of the situations mentioned above, we may only, in addition to the storing of the data, process the data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, to protect someone else’s rights, or if you have given your consent.
Right to object
You are at any time entitled to object to all processing of personal data based on a balancing test. You also have the right to be excluded from direct marketing.
Right to data portability
As a data subject, you have the right to data portability (transfer of personal data) if our right to process your personal data is based on either your consent or fulfilment of a contract with you. For the data portability right to be exercised, the transfer must be technically possible and automated.
Managing your rights
Applications for a copy of your data or requests to exercise one of your other rights must be submitted in writing and signed personally by the individual concerned. We will respond to your request without undue delay and within no more than 30 days. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. The email should if at all possible be sent from the email address under which you are registered with Almega.
How do we handle personal identification numbers?
As far as possible we avoid processing personal identification numbers. However, in some cases it is necessary in view of the fact that we need to have a secure way of identifying individuals. With regard to the processing of personal identification numbers in the form of company registration numbers for sole proprietors, such processing is required as long as the company is a member via the company registration number being made up of the personal identification number.
How is your personal data protected?
We are proactive about ensuring that personal data is handled in a secure manner. This applies to both technical and organisational safeguards.
How we process your personal data as a member
Member data is collected every year as part of membership of Svenskt Näringsliv (Confederation of Swedish Enterprise). When such data is collected, member companies also submit personal data primarily in the form of contact details. The collection of this data is necessary to enable Svenskt Näringsliv and Almega to fulfil their commitments to our members, and is also in compliance with section 22 of Svenskt Näringsliv’s statutes.
Anyone submitting personal data about other individuals within the remit of member data collection is responsible for checking that consent has been obtained for submitting such data.
The personal data is processed according to the relevant laws at any given time, and Svenskt Näringsliv is also proactive about preventing your personal data from being misused, distributed, lost, modified or destroyed, or being accessed by an unauthorised party.
The personal data may be processed in CRM systems that are available to Svenskt Näringsliv’s entire organisation, including member organisations. According to section 3 of its statutes, Svenskt Näringsliv shall constitute a cohesive unit and the shared systems are part of this unit. Only authorised users have access to these shared systems.
Svenskt Näringsliv and the member organisations process personal data to inform member contacts about news, events and suchlike. The data may also be processed to develop operations. In addition, Svenskt Näringsliv and Almega may process personal data to fulfil statutory obligations.
The personal data is saved until such time as the undertakings on which the processing is based no longer require processing.
Integritetsskyddsmyndigheten (Swedish Authority for Privacy Protection) is the authority responsible for monitoring application of data protection legislation. If you feel that we are acting incorrectly, you can contact Integritetsskyddsmyndigheten, visit https://www.imy.se/other-lang/in-english/
Contact us with any questions about how we process personal data
If you have any questions about how we process personal data, or if you have a request in accordance with the rights detailed above, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com, or by phone on: +46 (0)8-762 6900.
Almega’s Data Protection Officer
Mailing address: Box 55545, SE-102 04 Stockholm, Sweden
Phone number: +46 (0)8-762 6900