Information about the site

The Helsinki City Executive Office is responsible for the website. We strive to keep the information up-to-date. However, the correctness, constancy and up-to-dateness of the information cannot be guaranteed in all situations. The City of Helsinki is not responsible for any damage that may have been caused by the use of its Internet pages.

The pages also include links to other of the City’s webpages and to webpages of entities outside the city, such as the government and non-profit organisations. The editors of the website are not responsible for the content provided on websites maintained by the abovementioned entities.

Part of the news on the website is provided as news flow from the City's website and part is produced directly to the website. The City Divisions are responsible for the correctness of their news.

Privacy Policy

The web service is maintained by the City of Helsinki. The City is committed to protect the privacy of the users of its web services in accordance with the Data Protection Act (2018), the EU General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679) as well as other applicable legislation.

For what purpose is data collected?

The website automatically collects the user data described below. It is used for improving the user interface and the user experience and the statistical follow-up of the number of visitors. Data is not turned over to external entities.

What kind of data is collected of the user of the web service?

The website uses cookies for maintaining the user session. Individualising personal data of the user is not collected or saved in the technical cookies.

The user may prevent the use of cookies by changing the web browser settings. However, using the website without cookies may affect the functionality of the pages.

The user statistics of the service is collected and the data produced in it is anonymised, which means that the data collected for statistical purposes cannot be connected to individual persons. Such data is

  • IP-address from which the user has come to the City's website
  • time
  • pages used in the service
  • browser type
  • geographical location data, from which the user cannot be individualised.

Is data passed on from the web service to other services?

On the website, there are feedback forms and their privacy protection is defined in connection to the form.

The pages may also include other contents from service providers from outside the City, such as embedded content from map services or social media channels. The respective owners are responsible for the privacy protection of these channels and services.

Link addresses to individual pages may be shared to Facebook and Twitter through the buttons on the site. No person-related data is transferred with the addresses to the social media services.

How and for how long is the data stored?

We store collected data only as long as is needed for fulfilling the purposes defined in this document. This stored data does not include individualising personal data.