Privacy statement

Privacy statement, yrityksendigitalous.fi

Prepared on 10 February 2022.

Read more about data protection and privacy statements of the Finnish Patent and Registration Office

1. Controller

Name: Finnish Patent and Registration Office
Address: Sörnäisten rantatie 13, FI-00091 PRH, Finland
Other contact details: tel. +358 29 509 5000, kirjaamo(at)prh.fi

2. Contact person in register-related matters

Name: Erja Lohikoski, Enterprises and Corporations, Real-Time Economy project
Address: Sörnäisten rantatie 13, FI-00091 PRH, Finland
Other contact details: tel. +358 29 509 5062, erja.lohikoski(at)prh.fi

3. Data protection officer

Olli Vento, tel. +358 29 509 5743, olli.vento(at)prh.fi

4. Purpose and legal basis of processing personal data

  1. Delivery of newsletter subscriptions (newsletters of the Real-Time Economy project and newsletter subscription forms): The contact information provided by the customers is only used for the purpose of mailing the newsletters. To mail the newsletters, the Finnish Patent and Registration Office maintains a separate customer register as part of the newsletter system and outside the project website. The customers can give their consent by entering their contact details on the subscription form.
  2. Responding to customer feedback (feedback form): The contact information provided by the customers is only used for the purpose of responding to feedback. Providing the contact information is voluntary. The customers can give their consent by entering their contact information on the feedback form.
  3. Visitor tracking: We collect statistical information on the use of the website by means of cookies. The information is used for the purpose of developing the website. However, the information is not used for user profiling. We use Siteimprove visitor tracking (the information is in Finnish)

5. Data content of the register

  1. Newsletter subscriptions/cancellations (*= mandatory information): first name*, last name*, email*, name of organisation, and newsletters that the customer would like to subscribe*.
  2. Feedback: contact details of the feedback provider (optional), usually email address and name. This information is used for the purpose of responding to the feedback on the project.
  3. Visitor tracking (Siteimprove): User’s IP address without unique identifiers (=anonymised IP), in which case Siteimprove only uses incomplete IP addresses instead of full addresses. Users can enable the ‘Do not track’ setting in the browser, in which case Siteimprove does not collect any information about the user. The IP address is used to collect information about the users’ selections for visitor tracking. This information includes navigation on the website, clicking on links, duration of the visit and information on where and how the services is accessed and where the user goes when leaving the website. For more information on anonymising IP address, see the English-language Privacy Policy of Siteimprove: Siteimprove Services.

6. Regular data sources

Sections 1, 2 and 4: Customers

Section 3: By means of cookies

7. Regular data disclosures

No data is disclosed to third parties.

8. Regular data disclosures and transfers outside the EU or the EEA

No data is disclosed to parties outside the EU or the EEA.

9. Principles governing the protection of the register

The register does not contain confidential information.
Only the persons authorised by the controller can access the data processed in the information systems. Validity of the access rights is checked on a regular basis and unnecessary rights are cancelled. The data network and terminal equipment on which the register is located are protected by technical means.

10. Data retention period/criteria for determining the retention period

Section 1 (subscriptions): The information is stored in the newsletter subscriptions customer register of the Finnish Patent and Registration Office in the newsletter system and it will be retained for the duration of the service life cycle or until the customer cancels the subscription. Each email message sent to the customer contains a link to the cancellation function.

Section 2 (feedback): The data will only be retained as long as required for the processing of the customer’s matter, and the data is not compiled as a register.

Section 3 (visitor tracking): The data is entered in the Siteimprove visitor tracking service, where the data is kept for 26 months. The data is automatically deleted each month at the end of the data retention period.

11. Information on automated decision-making (such as profiling) and information on the logic of data processing and its impacts on the data subject

The information is not used for automated decision-making or profiling.

12. Right of access

The data subject has the right to check the data on them kept in the register. The request must be submitted to the registry (kirjaamo in Finnish).

13. Rectification of data

The data subject has the right to request rectification of the data kept on them in the register. The request must be submitted to the registry (kirjaamo in Finnish).

14. Right to object to the processing of the data

The data subject has the right to object, on grounds relating to their particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning them (such as profiling).

15. Right to restrict processing

The data subject has the right to restrict the processing of their personal data as laid down in Article 18 of the General Data Protection Regulation.

16. Right to erasure

The data subject has the right to request the controller to erase their personal data from the personal data file. The request must be submitted to the registry.

17. Right to lodge a complaint

The data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority if the data subject is of the view that his or her rights have been violated by the controller.

18. Other rights

Personal data is not used or disclosed for direct advertising, distance selling or other direct marketing, market surveys or opinion polls, register of persons’ names or genealogical research.

19. Use of cookies

We use cookies on our website. The cookies are only used to make the service easier to use. A cookie is a small text file sent to and stored on the user’s computer, which enables the website administrator to identify frequent visitors to the site and use this information to make the site easier to use.

Cookies do not damage your computers or files. If you do not want us to use cookies to collect the above information, you can disable the cookie feature on most browsers. If  you use Chrome, go to ‘Settings’ in ‘Edit and manage’ menu and click ‘Data protection and privacy’.

Note, however, that some of the pages and services we provide may not function properly if the cookies are disabled.

More information about cookies: Siteimprove’s Cookie Notice and Information. (The link opens to the English-language Siteimprove support site.)

, Updated 29.6.2022 at 10:34