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Privacy policy

When using the Ferðagjöf app, information regarding the SSN (kennitala), phone number and email address of the user are registered in a database owned by the Ministry of Industry and Innovation. The information will be used to give overview of the usage and distribution of the gift while the gift is valid according to the law on Ferðagjöf from the 12th of June, 2020. The information stored in the database will only be used by the ministry to verify the usage of the Travel Gift.

The registering of information in the database and usage of them in the app are in accordance with the laws on Ferðagjöf, as well as the EEA rules on state aid, and are based on the 3rd and 5th paragraph of article 9 in Act 90/2018 on Data Protection and the Processing of Personal data.

The Ministry of Industry and Innovation, Skúlagata 4, 101 Reykjavík, is the responsible party when it comes to the processing of personal data in connection to Ferðagjöf. The database is owned by the ministry and the ministry is responsible for its data. The database is however hosted by YAY ehf. Information from the database will not be distributed except by statutory requirements. You can contact the ministry by phone: 5459700, or via email:

Further information regarding processing of personal information within the Government of Iceland can be found in its privacy policy and laws on personal data protection, e.g. retention periods and the rights of individuals. Further information regarding the processing of personal information with YAY ehf., the company that develops and hosts Ferðagjöf by an agreement with the Icelandic government, can be found in the privacy policy of the company,