Data protection and other information about the service

Avoimuusrekisteri.fi is a web service of the National Audit Office of Finland (NAOF). The NAOF's Transparency Register team is responsible for the maintenance and technical development of the service.

The service is targeted at lobbyists and lobbying consultants, decision-makers, researchers, the media and citizens. The main purpose of the service is to provide a platform for submitting lobbying-related disclosures and for publishing the information provided in the disclosures.

Information in the web service is published in Finnish, Swedish and English. The information in Swedish and English may be more limited than the information available in Finnish.

The videos published in the service are displayed directly through YouTube.

Feedback on the web service can be sent to avoimuusrekisteri@vtv.fi.

Cookies

The avoimuusrekisteri.fi website uses a cookie banner. By selecting “Accept all”, the visitor to the website gives their consent to the use of cookies and plugins. The necessary cookies help to ensure the technical functioning of the website, and they are not used for other purposes.

The website also uses social plugins, which allow the site to display social media content, for example. The social plugins of the website can set cookies for their own services and according to their own principles. The website always uses a secure connection (https).

Visitor tracking cookies collect general statistical data for the development of the website. The tracking data are not used for marketing or disclosed outside the National Audit Office of Finland. Only the National Audit Office of Finland can use the tracking data to develop its online communications.

The data collected in visitor tracking include, for example, the page through which the visitor entered the website, the downloaded pages, the time of page downloads as well as the visitor's web browser, operating system and Internet service provider. The visitor's IP address is used to determine the organization for which the IP address is registered and the geographical location of the visitor. IP addresses are not saved in full, and they are not used to identify a single person.

The use of cookies and visitor tracking on our website have been implemented in cooperation with the publishing system provider and Hopkins Oy. The Piwik Pro analytics tool is used for monitoring the use of the site.

You can update your cookie consent by clicking the link “Cookie consent” in the footer of the website.

Processing of personal data and privacy statements

Avoimuusrekisteri.fi will process the personal data you disclose carefully, lawfully and with due regard for data protection.

The privacy statement describes the data contained in the Transparency Register maintained by the National Audit Office as well as the intended use, regular disclosures, and protection principles concerning the data. Furthermore, the privacy statement contains information about the rights of the data subject as well as the relevant contact details.

Privacy statement (PDF)

The Data Protection Officer of the National Audit Office of Finland is Juhani Heimsch, tietosuojavastaava@vtv.fi.

Information security

Please report any vulnerabilities or deficiencies on the website to the NAOF registry at kirjaamo@vtv.fi.

Copyrights and the use of photographs

The copyrights on the materials in the web service belong to the National Audit Office, unless otherwise specifically stated. You may freely use the textual materials available on the site and publish links to the site, provided that you cite the source.

The copyrights on the photographs, visualizations, and other visual materials belong to the photographers, the originators, or the National Audit Office. The photos on the avoimuusrekisteri.fi website may not be used by anyone outside the NAOF, unless this has been specifically agreed with the NAOF's website editorial staff.

The use of the staff’s contact details for commercial purposes, such as any form of direct marketing, is prohibited.

Responsibility

The website editorial staff is responsible for the contents of the web service and aims to keep them as up to date as possible. The National Audit Office aims to correct any errors detected without delay. Notwithstanding the above, the editorial staff is not liable for any direct or indirect loss or damage resulting from the use of information published in the service.

The National Audit Office is not in any way liable for the contents or functioning of other websites accessible through this service. By accessing a website through this service, the user agrees that the website they access is not under the NAOF's control and that the NAOF cannot influence the contents published on such website.

Editor-in-Chief of the web service

Minna-Liisa Taskinen, Product Owner, minna-liisa.taskinen@vtv.fi

You can send feedback from the website to avoimuusrekisteri@vtv.fi.