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Privacy Protection and Handling of Personal Data in Relation to lappi.fi/lapland.fi WWW Pages

 
The use of lappi.fi/lapland.fi World Wide Web pages (the "WWW Pages") maintained by the Regional Council of Lapland is based on respecting the protection of the privacy of the user (the "User") as well as on open and active communication concerning the handling of personal data. In the handling of personal data the laws and acts of Finland, the regulations of the authorities as well as the good data handling practice are observed.

In the following will be set forth closer information on how the Regional Council of Lapland deals with the privacy protection and handling of personal data in relation to use of the WWW Pages. We recommend that you thoroughly get acquainted with this notice in addition to the terms and conditions of use for the WWW Pages prior to using the WWW Pages.

1. Collecting and Using Personal Data

The browsing of the WWW Pages is mostly possible without registration and alienation of personal data. The Regional Council of Lapland aims not to collect the User's personal data like the name, profession, age, gender, native language, postal address, telephone number or e-mail address of the User (the "Personal Data") in connection with the customary free browsing of the WWW Pages nor otherwise without the User being aware of that.

The use of certain parts of the WWW Pages may require registration in which connection the Personal Data may be collected by the means allowed by the Finnish Act on Personal Data. Furthermore, it may be possible to collect personal data by the means allowed by the Finnish Act on Personal Data in connection with certain competitions and campaigns carried out on the WWW Pages or otherwise as notified in the concerned part of the WWW Pages. The Personal Data will be collected only for the necessary and reasoned purposes defined in advance, like for (i) the establishment, realisation and implementation of a customer relationship or another contractual relationship, (ii) an appropriate identification of the individual participating in a competition or campaign, (iii) carrying out the publicity, analysing, statistics keeping, maintaining and development activities necessary for a membership, contractual relationship or alike connection, (iv)  the purposes for which the User has unambiguously given his/her permission.

The Regional Council of Lapland has prepared a register account in accordance with section 10 of the Finnish Act on Personal Data concerning the personal data file (the "Lappi.fi/Lapland.fi Register") including the Personal Data collected by the Regional Council of Lapland, from which account become apparent, in addition to the information set forth in this notice, the closer details as to the Lappi.fi/Lapland.fi Register. The User is entitled to examine what information concerning him/her has been stored in the register as well as to prohibit the handling of the information concerning him/her for certain purposes. The register account concerning the Lappi.fi/Lapland.fi Register can be found HERE.

2. Collecting Certain Other Information

The Regional Council of Laplandmay automatically collect the information as to the domain name and IP address used when accessing the WWW Pages. Collecting of such information takes place for common own follow-up and analysis purposes without the intention or possibility to create a personal data file referred to in the Finnish Act on Personal Data.

3. Use of Cookies

The cookies mean in this connection small files that the WWW Pages may send to the browser of the User and possibly further to be stored in the information system of the User. Certain parts of the WWW Pages may use the cookies mainly for the provision of User-specifically tailored or otherwise User-specifically varying information and services, for securing and intensifying the availability and provision of certain interactive or from time to time changing data contents updated or otherwise as well timed and appropriately as possible, as well as for following the general usage manners and usage quantities of certain parts and functionalities of the WWW Pages. The Regional Council of Lapland will not use the cookies for reading or collecting information from the User's computer.

The settings of certain browsers enable the User to activate a tool that notifies of an arriving cookie and provides the User with the chance either to accept or to deny the use of the cookie. The denial of the cookie may lead to the consequence that certain part of the WWW Pages does not function as intended or that the User will not be able to use certain page or functionality.

4. Protecting, Keeping and Alienating Information

The Regional Council of Lapland endeavours at all times to handle and keep the collected information carefully. In regard to the Personal Data the Regional Council of Lapland endeavours to the best of its ability to realise such generally available technical and organizational means that enable the protection of the Personal Data from unauthorized access and unlawful use. Directly by operation of laws each individual handling the Personal Data within the Regional Council of Lapland and having during such activity received information as to an other person's qualities, personal circumstances or economical position shall be liable not to express such information unlawfully. The Regional Council of Lapland will not keep any such information that to its knowledge is out-of-date or that has become unnecessary for the Regional Council of Lapland's activities.

The Regional Council of Lapland will not alienate to third parties the Personal Data it has collected. 

5. Updating Personal Data

The Regional Council of Lapland endeavours reasonably to see to that the Personal Data it has collected is up-to-date. Such updating of the Personal Data may, however, take place only selectively and for this purpose it may be possible to use also external sources of information like the population registers.

In the event that the Personal Data alienated by the User to the Regional Council of Lapland has been changed the User may notify the Regional Council of Lapland thereof either by post by using the postal address set forth in the register account or by communicating by e-mail by using the e-mail address webmaster@laplandfinland.com. The Regional Council of Lapland will update the Personal Data pertinently notified by the User without needless delay.

6. Activities of Third Parties

The WWW Pages may contain also pages, sites and parts produced and maintained by other content providers (the "Providers") as well as links to World Wide Web pages (the "Link Pages") maintained by the Providers or other third parties. The manners as to the privacy protection and handling of personal data in relation to the pages, sites and parts produced and maintained by the Providers as well as to the Link Pages are dependent on rules and principles followed by the Providers and other third parties in question and the Regional Council of Lapland is neither enabled nor liable to affect on them and, therefore, the Regional Council of Lapland assumes no liability whatsoever for them.

7. Changes to Notice

The Regional Council of Lapland retains the right to make changes to this notice at all times without notifying thereof separately or in advance and the change shall be valid immediately as it is publicised on the WWW Pages. Therefore, the Regional Council of Lapland advices the Users regularly to get acquainted with this notice to stay up-to-date with its at each time current contents. Whatever use of the WWW Pages carried out by the User after a change has been made shall be construed as an express notification of the User that the User has accepted the notice in its changed form.