Finland Today is considered the ‘data controller’ within the meaning of the applicable data protection legislation (Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens). The Dutch data protection authority (College Bescherming Personnsgegevens) has been notified of the processing of personal data as undertaken by us and described in this document.
Information collection and processing purposes
In general, you can browse the website without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. The only information we gather during general browsing is from standard server logs. These include your IP (Internet Protocol) address, domain name, browser type, operating system, and information such as the web site that referred you to us, the files you downloaded, the pages you visit, and the dates/times of those visits.
If post a comment you will be asked to provide personal information such as your name, e-mail address and an optional personal website address. This information is collected with your knowledge and permission and is kept in Finland Today database.
The website sets a cookie. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent from the web server to your browser. It is normally used to assign a unique identification to your computer and securely store information such as user IDs, passwords, preferences, and online profiles. It is stored on the hard drive of your computer. You can choose not to have cookies delivered by Finland Today website by changing your browser settings. Different websites can send their own cookies to your computer. To protect your privacy, your browser only allows a website to access the cookies it has already sent you, no the cookies sent by other sites. By setting this cookie, the website will remember your details the next time you visit, so you don’t have to re-enter the information when you post a comment, for example. This helps us to provide you with a better service.
We show social networking sharing buttons and widgets from Facebook, Google and Twitter on our website to enable you to easily share Finland Today articles with friends. These social networking sharing buttons and widgets come from web servers which may track your behaviour on our website and may combine this with other information about you originating from other websites. You can install a browser add-on like “Disconnect” for Chrome and Firefox to disable them.
We also gather information automatically about website visitors to help us maintain and improve the design and the user experience of our website. We use Google Analytics to gather this data and analyze it. You can install the “Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on” to prevent information about your visits to our website being sent to Google Analytics. into improvements which benefit our visitors.
Cookies can be easily disabled or erased at anytime. The following are browser specific instructions to block and remove cookies:
Changing privacy and other browser settings in Internet Explorer
Changing privacy and other browser settings in Firefox
Changing privacy and other browser settings in Google Chrome
Changing privacy and other browser settings in Opera
Changing privacy and other browser settings in Safari
Changing privacy and other browser settings in iOS, iPhone and iPad
Changing privacy and other browser settings in Android
Changing privacy and other browser settings in Blackberry
Changing privacy and other browser settings in Windows Phone
Providing personal information on the Finland Today website is optional. If you choose not to provide personal information, you can still browse and use the Finland Today website.
Questions regarding the processing of your information and your rights
The website contains link to sites external to the finlandtoday.fi domain. Finland Today is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.
Should you have any questions on the processing of your personal data or if you would like to know which personal data are processed, or you would like to alter, delete or block some of the information processed concerning you, please contact us. We are obliged to request proof of identity before access is given.