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Finnish Personal Data Act (523/99) 10 §


VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
02044 VTT
P. +358 20 722 111

Person in Charge of the Register Issues

Magnus Melin
+358 20 722 111
magnus.melin (at)

Name of the Register user database

Purpose of the Register

The purpose of the register is to enable communication between researchers and users as well as create use statistics for research purposes. Further, the service allows users to share info about themselves with third parties. Register information is also used to track possible misuse of the service.

Users have allowed the usage of their information in (Finnish Personal Data Act 8§).

Information Content of the Register

Information is recorded of users by direct input on the service web pages, but the service also provides access for third parties to with the user's acceptance add user details on the user's behalf. User information includes, but is not limited to:

  • Email address (required)
  • Firstname (required)
  • Lastname (required)
  • Password
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Preferred language
  • Life situation
  • Interests

The information is not public by default, but after user's acceptance most information (NOT password) is accessible by third parties.

Regular Sources of Information

Register information is acquired when a person joins the service or updates their information via

Register information is also added by third parties, after user's acceptance.

Regular Handovers of Information does not hand over information from the register to other parties, except such third parties that the user explicitely accepted. may hand over information only according to the current law. Information from the register will not be given outside European Union or European Economic Area.

Protection Principles of the Register

Manual register

There is no manual register.

Data stored in information systems

The user database is maintained on a server. Access to the records is protected and limited to the administrators of

Users can ask to remove their information from the register by going to their account page and choosing Delete Account, or by contacting the administrators of

Finnish Personal Data Act (523/99) (523/99),