The Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK) is committed to protecting the privacy of all website users and clients. These policies govern the websites that are accessible at SAK.fi, Työelämänpelisäännöt.fi, Liitot.fi, Vaalitavoitteet.fi, Testaatyoolosi.fi, Aluevaaligalleria.fi and Tulevaisuustanaan.fi (hereinafter referred to as the SAK websites).
The Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK)
Pitkänsillanranta 3, PO Box 157, FI-00531 Helsinki
Tel. +358 20 774 000
Data file contact person
Tel. +358 40 522 3611
Behavioural information collected through the SAK websites is never combined with other data that SAK may process in other contexts from which a user may be identified in person.
The websites accessible at SAK.fi, Työelämänpelisäännöt.fi, Liitot.fi, Vaalitavoitteet.fi, Testaatyoolosi.fi, Aluevaaligalleria.fi and Tulevaisuustanaan.fi use first-party and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are set by the website shown in the address bar. In addition to these, the SAK websites also use third-party cookies from such sources as advertising technology providers and social media services. Only the server that set the cookie can subsequently read it and recognise the browser, for example when the user returns to a previously visited site.
Cookies and website servers automatically record the page requests made by users visiting the site. These details generally include the user’s network request together with its date and time, the IP address of the user’s terminal device, and the type and language of the user’s browser.
This information is in a form that cannot be associated with any individual user unless additional details are also available. Cookies do not record such details as the name, e-mail address, telephone number or home address of an individual user. SAK cannot combine information collected using cookies with any specific individual, and it also takes further measures to ensure that the information remains anonymous. For example, one stage in using the tools of web analytics involves removing numbers from a user’s IP address so that nobody can personally identify the user.
Cookies for visitor statistics and analytics:
The analysis and feedback tool Hotjar helps analyze how sites are used. The information can be used to make the site more user-friendly.
Cookies for targeting marketing communications:
These cookies help SAK to target marketing communications at users who have visited its website. SAK does this in partnership with Google, Twitter and Facebook. By using cookies from these service providers on its websites, SAK enables the collection and transmission of information to these partners. Google Tag Manager is also used for managing these tracking tags.
Processing of third-party cookie data is governed by the terms and conditions of these third parties, which users may access at the following links:
Purpose of cookie: collection and analysis of statistical information concerning the site in order to improve the site.
Purpose of cookie: management of tracking tags, such as Facebook pixels.
Purpose of cookies: targeting, implementing and analysing marketing communications in order to display marketing communications that are likely to interest website visitors. Google may associate the tag contained in the cookie with any Google account held by the website visitor.
Click here for further details of how Google uses targeted marketing communication cookies.
Purpose of cookie: targeting, implementing and analysing marketing communications in order to display marketing communications that are likely to interest website visitors. Facebook may associate the cookie tag generated by visiting an SAK website with any Facebook account held by the website visitor.
Purpose of cookie: targeting, implementing and analysing marketing communications in order to display marketing communications that are likely to interest website visitors.
The analysis and feedback tool Hotjar anonymously records page navigation information, such as page scrolling, mouse movement, and clicks. No identifiable personal information is collected through the service.
Cookies may either remain valid for a certain session until the user quits the browser, or they may be persistent cookies that remain valid for between a few months and some years. Users may cut the cookie information storage time by adjusting their browser settings to clear cookies and thereby cancel previous cookie profiles.
Typical data retention periods are as follows:
Cookies for visitor statistics and analytics:
Google Analytics will typically delete cookie data collected for this purpose within 26 months.
Communication targeting cookies:
Information gathered in order to target marketing communications is typically processed for a few months.
Blocking or deleting cookies may affect choices that were previously made on the websites, for example by removing a refusal cookie setting related to targeting of marketing information on a partner’s website. Such settings are browser-specific, meaning that a user must make them separately for each browser.
Some examples of cookie blocking in various browsers (in MS Windows):
Cookies may be re-enabled at any time.
To make partner-specific choices, users may block and affect cookies by visiting the sites of our partners:
Users may manage Google advertisement settings here.
Facebook and Instagram:
Users may manage Facebook and Instagram advertisement settings here.
Besides the right to be informed about the processing of personal data, users are entitled under data protection legislation:
The primary way for users to influence processing of their information is by changing their cookie settings as explained above. Users may also contact SAK by e-mail, by telephone or using the SAK comment form. The contact details of the organisation are shown at the top of this page. Users may also lodge a complaint at the Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman.
SAK uses reliable partners to target marketing communications, allowing them to do so by collecting data from the SAK websites using cookies and corresponding technologies. Further details of processing by partners are set out under What are cookies and their associated information used for?
Service providers used by SAK (such as a media agency) may have access to information collected during website use. They may use this information only for the requirements of SAK. SAK may transfer the personal data that it processes to destinations outside the territory of the European Union or European Economic Area in accordance with current legislation in this context.
SAK contractually ensures that its partners and service providers process data in accordance with current legislation at all times.
Security and the protection of personal data are fully integrated into all use and processing of information at SAK, with the most appropriate technical and administrative measures taken to ensure the security and usability of personal data. SAK processes all personal data securely and in the manner required by law. Only individuals who need personal data to perform their duties are authorised to access such data.
Information collected using cookies is also processed by external partners in accordance with separate agreements. SAK contractually ensures that all data security management complies with data protection legislation.