Privacy statement for the Nationalparks.fi website


Metsähallitus' Nationalparks.fi is a website that is open to everyone and provides up-to-date information about Metsähallitus destinations and the services available at them.

Data collection

Data is collected from nationalparks.fi users by means of a feedback form and a volunteer registration form.

Users can provide their contact information on the feedback form if they want a response to their feedback. The following personal data can be provided on the feedback form: name and e-mail address.

Personal data for the volunteer register is obtained directly from the persons involved, and this data forms a register of people interested in volunteer activities with National Parks Finland. The following personal data can be provided on the volunteer registration form; name, telephone number, e-mail address and mailing address. Register description for the volunteer register: www.luontoon.fi/vapaaehtoistoiminta/rekisteriseloste (in Finnish).

Data processing and disclosure

The data collected on the feedback form is transferred to the feedback database in Metsähallitus' environmental and quality system. Personal data is not disclosed to parties outside Metsähallitus, and the data is only processed inside the European Economic Area (EEA).

Personal data in the volunteer register is not disclosed to parties outside Metsähallitus, and the data is only processed inside the European Economic Area (EEA). Register description for the volunteer register: www.luontoon.fi/vapaaehtoistoiminta/rekisteriseloste (in Finnish).

Data storage

The personal data provided in conjunction with feedback is stored for as long as necessary for the purpose of feedback processing at Metsähallitus.

The volunteer register is stored for as long as necessary for the purpose of volunteer activities at Metsähallitus.

Data protection

The protection of the Nationalparks.fi webpages complies with best practices in data protection, current legislation and regulations, and supplementary instructions issued by Metsähallitus. Access rights are used to restrict use of the system to only those individuals that require the data for their work.

Use of cookies

The Nationalparks.fi Internet service uses cookies and other equivalent technologies, such as browser local storage. Cookies are small text files used for communication between the terminal's browser and the server. Cookies and other identifiers have a set period of validity, after which the browser removes the identifier. We use these technologies for carrying out our activities and for analytics.

If desired, the user may change their browser settings to prevent the creation of cookies or to delete the cookies saved in the browser. This may, however, inhibit the functioning of the webpages.

The data used by analytics is anonymised wherever possible. Where this is not possible, we process the data as personal data for those aspects where the identifier contains data that identifies the customer, such as an IP address. Identifiers which are in some way connected to the customer are also processed as personal data. The period of validity for identifiers used for analytics ranges from 30 seconds to 26 months.

We make use of Google Analytics to analyse the use of our webpages. The data sent to Google is anonymised. Further information on data processing by Google Analytics (https://policies.google.com).

Users can block the use of identifiers used for analytics by turning on the browser's Do Not Track function and setting the browser to reject third-party cookies.

General statistical data is collected on the use of the online service for the purpose of service development. The following statistical data is collected about the use of the service: total number of visitors and page views, number of sessions and average length of sessions, repeat visitors and first-time visitors, web address used to connect to the website, most used search words, most popular webpages, terminals used, browser versions and most common service providers. No personal data is collected about users of online services which could be used to identify individual visitors. The statistically collected data cannot be linked together. Usage monitoring is based on Google Analytics reporting, which makes use of Google Universal Analytics cookies (further information available at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2838718?hl=en&topic=2790009) and Google TagManager software cookies. In addition, the CrazyEgg software and its cookies (read more at https://help.crazyegg.com/) are used to analyse the use of different sections on the front page (number of clicks and scrolls). The information collected cannot be combined. Google Tag Manager's JavaScript code is used for usage tracking.

The web service Nationalparks.fi includes some embedded views from third-party web services which may install cookies on your browser:

Rights of the data subject

The data subject has the right to access the data held by the controller concerning him or her, the right to request the rectification of imprecise and incorrect data, and the right to restrict processing of this data for the period when its veracity is being confirmed. The data subject also has the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority regarding actions carried out in the processing of his or her personal data.

Contact details of controller

Questions regarding this privacy statement and the rights of data subjects are primarily handled by the filing system administrator Outi Mäenpää (outi.maenpaa(at)metsa.fi, 0206394616) and the Data Protection Officer Tomi Saarisilta (tomi.saarisilta(at)metsa.fi, 0206394041). On matters relating to data protection, we request that you make contact in writing directly to the controller: Metsähallitus/Registry, PO Box 94, 01301 Vantaa or by email: tietosuoja(at)metsa.fi.