Privacy policy

This privacy policy applies to the website at finnishcourses.fi and was last updated on 30 November 2021.

The City of Helsinki Executive Office is responsible for this website and aims to guarantee the rights of data subjects in accordance with the effective legislation.

The privacy policy is linked to the Data Protection Act, the Information Society Code and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Cookies and similar technologies

The website uses cookies.

This website uses a consent management solution called CookieHub.

The cookie banner will be displayed at the bottom of the browser window when you first enter the site or if there is no data about your previous selection. It allows you to block or allow all cookies, or select which cookies you allow category specifically. If you want to learn more about the cookies we use, select cookie settings.

Please note that if you allow cookies, the site will store your consent data in anonymised form. The storing is based on the legal obligations of the owner of the site (accountability of receiving informed consent).

If you later want to change your cookie settings, you can do so by clicking on the gear icon in the lower left corner of the browser window. Blocking cookies at a later stage will also remove any cookies you may have previously allowed.

Read more about the CookieHub data protection

Traficom instructions on cookies and consent

Collecting personal data

Cookie consent register

If you allow cookies, the site will store your consent data in anonymised form on a third-party consent management solution called CookieHub.

The collected personal data includes:

  • IP address (anonymised)
  • Cookie settings
  • Date and time
  • URL address
  • Browser name and version and operating system (user agent string)
  • Country

Read more about the CookieHub data protection

Visitor tracking

The website uses a first-party visitor tracking software installed on our own server and in our own management, and your consent for the use of this software is not required. The visitor tracking service stores anonymised personal data on visitors to our website and their activities on the website. Technically, the visitor tracking works with a program code and server call performed in the browser. Cookies have been disabled.

The collected personal data includes:

  • IP address (anonymised)
  • Information connected to page request
  • Various information about the user’s device and software
  • Various information about the use of the website

The data is collected in the Matomo database of an open-source code visitor tracking software located on our own server.

Third party visitor tracking

The website uses an external, third-party visitor tracking service. The visitor tracking service stores anonymised personal data on visitors to our website and their activities on the website. Technically, visitor tracking works by means of program code performed in the browser, IP addresses and cookies installed in the browser, which identify the page reviews and other actions taken by a particular user on the website.

Personal data collected includes at least:

  • IP address
  • Information connected to page request
  • Various information about the user’s device and software
  • Various information about the use of the website

The data is collected in the register of a third-party Google Analytics visitor tracking service.

Consent for third-party visitor tracking is requested using the cookie consent banner when the user first enters the site.

The cookie consent banner can also be used to withdraw any previously granted consent. The banner can be opened by clicking on the gear icon in the lower left corner of the browser window.

Purpose of processing

Cookie consent register

The personal data processor must be able to demonstrate that the data subject has given consent to the processing of his or her personal data and that the given consent meets the conditions laid down in legislation.

Visitor tracking

We use the data to develop our services. Visitor tracking allows us to see, for example, how many visitors enter the website, which sources the visitor traffic comes from, and a lot of other useful statistics about the use of the website.

Third party visitor tracking

We use the data to develop our services. Visitor tracking allows us to see, for example, how many visitors enter the website, which sources the visitor traffic comes from, and a lot of other useful statistics about the use of the website.

Legal grounds for processing

Cookie consent register

Grounds for processing personal data:

processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject (Chapter II, Article 6(1)(c) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation)

Visitor tracking

Grounds for processing personal data:

processing is necessary for the implementation of the legitimate interests of the controller (Chapter II, Article 6(1)(f) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation)

Third party visitor tracking

Grounds for processing personal data:

the data subject has given consent to the processing of his or her personal data for one or more specific purposes (Chapter II, Article 6(1)(a) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation)

Storage period of personal data

Cookie consent register

CookieHub will store the data for 12 months, after which it will be automatically deleted.

Visitor tracking

Matomo is set to store personal data from anonymised visitor tracking for 2 years, after which it will be automatically deleted.

Third party visitor tracking

According to Google, the anonymised visitor- and event-specific information will be stored in their visitor tracking service for 14 months. The maximum period of validity of conversion tracking cookies is 2 years.

Receivers of personal data

Personal data will not be disclosed to third parties without a specific legal basis.

Personal data will be processed by the staff of the organisation responsible for the website in accordance with their duties. In addition, personal data will be processed by system suppliers, service providers and subcontractors whose services the organisation uses to produce its own services and with whom personal data processing agreements have been signed.

Personal data may be transferred outside the European Economic Area as part of automated data processing, in which case an appropriate level of protection will be sought.

Your personal data will not be used for automated decision-making.

The data subject’s rights

As a data subject, you have the following rights:

  • to obtain information on the processing of your personal data
  • to gain access to your personal data
  • to rectify your personal data
  • to erase your personal data and be forgotten
  • to restrict the processing of your personal data
  • to transfer your personal data from one system to another
  • to object to the processing of your personal data
  • to not be the subject of automated decision-making

You can also withdraw consent you have previously given at any time, free-of-charge. You can withdraw your consent by notifying the data protection officer.

Instructions by the Data Protection Ombudsman on the rights of the data subject

Data protection officer’s contact information

If you have any questions about data protection or would like to exercise your rights as a data subject, please primarily contact the data protection officer of the website.

Data protection officer

City Executive Office

Administrative Division

P.O. Box 1

FI-00099 City of Helsinki

E-mail: tietosuojaathel.fi

Tel. 09 310 1691 (exchange)

Regulatory authority

If you consider the processing of personal data to be in breach of the effective legislation, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority.

Contact information of the Data Protection Ombudsman

Data Protection Ombudsman’s office

Website: tietosuoja.fi

E-mail: tietosuojaatom.fi

Tel. 029 566 6700 (exchange)