May 27, 2016

Posti respects your privacy

Posti and its subsidiaries respect your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal information. In this privacy protection statement (“privacy protection”), the term “personal information” refers to the following: your name, postal address, email address, internet service provider, internet protocol address, telephone number or other personal information that you have provided or that has been collected about you in accordance with the relevant legislation. This privacy protection statement informs you about our privacy protection practices, how you can influence information that is collected about you over the web, and also how this information is used. This statement can be read on this website. A link to this website is also provided on each page of Posti’s website, in the bottom corner.

Applicability

By entering this site and using it you also accept the principles governing this privacy protection statement. If you do not accept the principles, please leave this site.

These privacy protection principles apply to this website and other websites containing general information about Posti, as accessed via the internet or mobile phone, unless special terms of use are applied therein. All Posti websites covered by these privacy protection principles are herein on referred to by the term "website". It may be the case that special terms of use or special terms governing a service, website or web page (herein on "special terms”) will apply to some pages/services on this website, in which case the applicability of these special terms will be separately stated. In case there is conflict between such special terms and these privacy protection principles, the special terms take precedence.

This privacy protection statement covers all websites and domain names of Posti and its fully-owned subsidiaries.

Links to third-party websites

An Posti website may contain links to third-party websites. The links have been added to improve usability or to offer information that may be useful to you. If you choose to access these links, you will be leaving the Posti website. Posti does not monitor such third-party websites or their privacy protection practices, which may be different from Posti’s. We do not support or recommend any third-party website. Posti’s privacy protection principles do not cover any personal information that you surrender to a third party or that a third party collects about you. We recommend that you always familiarise yourself with the privacy protection principles of such a third party before surrendering any personal information to this party.

Anonymous use

A majority of the pages on this website are intended either for information procurement or communications purposes and you can use them without revealing your identity or surrendering any personal information about yourself. In some cases, however, use of this website will require that Posti receives some information about you.

Collecting personal information

In order to provide you with the best possible service, Posti may have to collect or request personal information about you. That is why Posti collects and processes personal information about you with your consent. We provide the privacy protection authorities with appropriate reports on the use of personal information as required. Among other instances, we ask for your personal information when you purchase services, order marketing or support materials, ask for more information, perform a registration, participate in competitions, fill in questionnaires or seek employment with Posti. The kind of personal information that we might request from you includes contact information, such as your name, address, telephone number and email address, as well as other user-specific information, such as user IDs and passwords, invoicing and event information, information about your interest in our products or services, the way you wish to be contacted, your education and employment history, as well as background information relating to your job application.

Posti’s business is international. When using this website, you accept that personal information about you collected via this website can be transferred, if the relevant legislation so permits, outside national borders on servers supporting this website (including the transfer of this information back from such locations to your country of residence) for the purpose of implementing and developing the services of this website and other Posti services, or for the purpose of saving information for purposes stated in this privacy protection statement. The saved information can reside in Finland or any other country where Posti operates.

Posti may provide specific products or services to its customers via subcontractors. Posti may need to share personal information with these subcontractors so that they can provide their services to Posti. Posti’s subcontractors cannot use such personal information for any other purpose.

Personal information submitted by users will not be surrendered to third parties.

Website user identification

In addition to collecting information that you submit yourself, Posti may use automatic data collection tools to collect information about you when you visit an Posti website. Such automatic data collection tools include cookies and similar tools in general use.

Cookies are bits of information saved on your hard drive or web browser, and not on this website. Such automatic data collection tools retrieve specific standard bits of information, for example browser type and language, the time of website use, and the address of the website from where you accessed this website. Such data collection tools might also save your IP address, information about which Posti pages you have visited, the links you have clicked, as well as other information pertaining to your use of the Posti website. The IP address is a number series that your computer automatically receives whenever you use the internet. The address allows the web server to locate and identify your computer. Computers use IP addresses whenever they communicate via the internet. This makes it possible to browse websites and make purchases over the net.

Cookies are beneficial to you in that they remove the need for you to provide your password several times when accessing an online service. Because cookies contain information about when and how users use this website and other Posti websites, Posti can make use of this information to improve its online services and therefore better serve user needs.

If you do not want to accept cookies or wish to receive notification when they are being downloaded to your computer, you can configure your computer to block cookies from accessing your web browser (if your browser enables this). Deleting cookies can cause disruptions in website use, however.

Posti reserves the right to use automatic data collection tools in targeted emails, with the result that information is automatically collected when you open such an email or click on a link contained therein.

The collected information can be used to ensure the technical implementation and use of the web service and to ensure information security. In addition, the information can be used to develop Posti’s services, manage customer relationships and market the services of Posti and its partners.

Safeguarding personal information

We take the trust you place in us seriously. We use various technologies to prevent unauthorised access to the information you submit through this website, and also any wrongful use of this information. When especially confidential information is being collected or transferred, e.g. credit card information, we make use of SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption technology. SSL makes the information transferred between us unreadable to outsiders. This security precaution is operational whenever a key or a lock icon is visible on the bottom corner of your browser window (the icon you see depends on the browser you use).

The validity of collected information

Based on its own initiative or your request, Posti can complement, correct or remove incomplete, inaccurate or obsolete personal information, which has been collected in connection with the use of this website. Please contact Posti’s customer service if you want to update and/or check your personal information or refuse the sending of marketing messages and/or disclosure of cookies to Posti’s partners. Posti’s contact details are most easily found on the website through which you have disclosed your personal details to Posti or from Posti’s general contact information pages.

Privacy of children and dependants

Posti does not consciously request personal information from children below 13 years old, and Posti’s websites are not intended for children below this age. Minors may not make purchases or other purchasing actions via this website without the consent of their parents or legal guardians, unless the relevant legislation so permits.

Amendments to this privacy protection statement

Should we make amendments to this privacy protection statement, we will place the amended statement on our website, with an indication of the amendment date. If the amendments are significant, we may also inform you about this by other means, for example by sending an email or placing a bulletin on our homepage. We recommend that you review these privacy protection principles from time to time to ensure you are aware of any amendments made.