Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

The website, which is owned and maintained by Lauhanvuori-Hämeenkangas Geopark ry, is an open website that presents information on the services and news regarding Lauhanvuori-Hämeenkangas Geopark area.

Data collection

On the website, user information is collected by means of the Lauhanvuori-Hämeenkangas Geopark ry membership application form, which is filled out separately. The form is maintained and the information it collects is processed and archived by Lauhanvuori-Hämeenkangas Geopark ry. A membership application may be filled out by a private person, business, association or other party. The information collected with the form is not sent to Metsähallitus.

The following information may be provided on the membership application (required information is marked with an *):

Private person: name*, mailing address*, post code*, town/city*, phone number*, email address*, website address and Facebook page address.

Business: turnover class, marketing name, official name, contact person name*, Business ID, mailing address*, post code*, town/city*, phone number*, email address*, website address and Facebook page address.

Association: association name, contact person name*, association Business ID, mailing address*, town/city*, phone number*, email address*, website address and Facebook page address.

Other party: Organisation name, contact person name*, organisation Business ID, mailing address*, post code*, town/city*, phone number*, email address*, website address and Facebook page address.

Data processing and disclosure

Personal data collected with the form will be processed at the meeting of the Lauhanvuori-Hämeenkangas Geopark ry Board and information on accepted members will be archived in the Lauhanvuori-Hämeenkangas Geopark-ry member register, which is maintained by the association’s Executive Manager. Personal data is not disclosed to any party outside Lauhanvuori-Hämeenkangas Geopark ry and is only processed within the EEA.

Data storage

Personal data provided on a form is archived as long as is required for membership in Lauhanvuori-Hämeenkangas Geopark ry. Data on accepted members will be kept for as long as the membership is valid. When membership ends, the data will be destoyed.

Data protection

The protection of website complies with best practices in data protection, current legislation and regulations, and supplementary instructions issued by Lauhanvuori-Hämeenkangas Geopark ry. 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 web 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 in analytics is 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:

The online service contains embedded windows on third-party online services which may install cookies onto your browser:

Embedding videos made by Lauhanvuori-Hämeenkangas Geopark ry and its partners for viewing on YouTube. Further information:

Embedding map data for viewing at Further information:

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 inaccurate and incorrect data, and the right to request the restriction of the processing of this data as long as its accuracy is being verified. The data subject also has the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority regarding the actions carried out in the processing of the personal data.

Contact details of controller

Questions concerning the privacy policy and rights of data subjects may be addressed to Lauhanvuori-Hämeenkangas Geopark ry Executive Manager Terttu Hermansson (firstname.lastname(at), +358 (0)40 675 7363). In data protection matters, we request that you contact the controller in writing: Terttu Hermansson, Lauhanvuori-Hämeenkangas Geopark Ry, c/o Metsähallitus, Po.Box 38, 39700 Parkano.

This policy was drafted on 11 June 2020 / Pasi Talvitie

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