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Expat Finland Privacy Policy

By using the Google and social sharing items described below, Expat Finland collects data from site visitors.

General Data Protection Regulation - GDPR
The GDPR is an EU regulation in force from 25 May 2018. In brief, it addresses personal data and privacy issues for people within the European Union, aiming to give them control over their personal data. Under the GDPR, websites must obtain specific consent from visitors to collect personal data. These websites must also allow people access to their personal data, and the right to request erasure of personal data.

Expat Finland does not collect or store personal data, cannot identify site visitors, and does not engage in email marketing or personalised advertising. Therefore Expat Finland does not request specific consent for data collection from site visitors. This may change; the GDPR legislation is complex and interpretation is still unclear. Please contact me if I have misinterpreted and am in breach of the GDPR. Much appreciated!
Stuart Allt

EU General Data Protection Regulation
Official site: eugdpr.org
FAQs: eugdpr.org/gdpr-faqs

Confidentiality of communications
Any personal information supplied to Expat Finland by telephone, email or the Contact form is known only to Expat Finland and will in no circumstance be disclosed, given or sold to, or traded with any third party, unless required to do so by law.

If Expat Finland discovers criminal or fraudulent activity on the part of a business, communications with that business may be revealed to expose said criminality or fraud.

Google Analytics cookies
Expat Finland uses Google Universal Analytics, a service provided by Google, Inc. Google Universal Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer to help analyse how visitors use the Expat Finland site. The information generated by the cookies includes IP addresses which are anonymized. This information is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google uses this information to evaluate use of the Expat Finland site and compile reports on site activity (ex. number of visitors to each page) for the Expat Finland site operator, and provide other services relating to site activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. No personal data is collected.

Expat Finland uses the information in Google Analytics to evaluate use of the site and make improvements to the site. Additionally, some listings at Expat Finland are paid for (as indicated by a gold star); these listings are non-personalised. Google Analytics reports tell Expat Finland for example how many people clicked the links in paid listings, and Expat Finland may inform advertisers of those figures.

The Google Privacy Policy describes how Google treats information collected when you use Google's products and services. You may refuse the use of Google cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. Additionally, you may use the Google Universal Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on to indicate that information about the site visit should not be sent to Google Universal Analytics.

Social Sharing
Expat Finland uses social sharing features that let you share its content with other media - for example, each Expat Finland page includes a "Share on Facebook" button. Your use of these features entails the sharing of certain information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the third party that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the third parties that provide these social sharing features (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Reddit).

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