About the site

Processing of personal data

Under the Personal Data Act, the Ministry of Finance is committed to protecting the privacy and personal data of visitors to the website. We do not collect data that would enable the identification of individual visitors.

General statistical information on the use of the site is collected for the purpose of improving the online services. Such data includes

  • pages downloaded
  • time
  • IP address
  • web browser and operating system.

We only keep a record of contacts and other details given by the users themselves, in order to be able to answer any requests for contact, or questions or feedback. Such details include:

  • name
  • email address

Personal data can be processed by public officials responsible for maintaining the website at the Ministry of Finance and the website software supplier.

Personal data may be disclosed to third parties within the limits of the legislation in force. For example, the personal data of persons suspected of interference with communications may be disclosed to the police for the purpose of solving the offence. Personal data will not be disclosed or transferred outside the European Union or European Economic Area.

You can request a copy of your personal data stored in the service by contacting the controller by email, by post or in person. When making such a request, you must prove your identity and thereby your right to check the data. You can also request the controller to remove your personal data from the service or to correct or supplement the data. In such a case, please tell us what data is incorrect and why and how it should be changed, or tell us what data should be supplemented and how.

Controller’s contact information:

Ministry of Finance

Public Governance Department, Governance Policy Unit

Snellmaninkatu 1 A, Helsinki PO Box 28

FI-00023 Government, Finland

Social extensions 

The website has links to the websites of third parties and so-called social extensions (e.g. Twitter social plug-ins). All third-party extensions and plug-ins on this website are downloaded from their respective servers. This website does not send information on its users through social extensions.

Third party services and applications provided by them are subject to their respective terms of use and other conditions.

If you would like further information about the avoinhallinto.fi website, please send an email to: avoinhallinto(at)gov.fi.






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