Metsähallitus’s Metsa.fi webpage is open to all and provides information on Metsähallitus’s organisation, activities and current issues.
Metsa.fi does not collect information on users other than through feedback forms; the user may, if they wish, leave their contact details if a response to the feedback is desired. The following personal data can be provided on the feedback form: name, e-mail address, other contact information.
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).
The personal data provided in conjunction with feedback is stored for as long as necessary for the purpose of feedback processing at Metsähallitus.
The protection of the Metsa.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.
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 24 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.
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).
The online service contains embedded windows on third-party online services which may install cookies onto your browser:
- ShareThis service for sharing webpages on social media, further information: http://www.sharethis.com/legal/privacy/
- Facebook embedded content for displaying the news feed from Metsähallitus’s Facebook page. Further information: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update
- Twitter embedded content for displaying tweets from Metsähallitus’s Twitter account. Further information: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170514
- Youtube embedded content for showing videos. Further information: https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies?hl=en
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
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, Finland or by email: tietosuoja [at] metsa.fi.