University of Lapland (“us”, “we”, “University” or “our”) manages the www.wonderseekers.com website (the “Service”).
This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.
We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. We can also use data for statistical purposes.
The processing of personal data is based on the data controller's legitimate interests: Article 6.1(f) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 679/2016). Such legitimate interests exist because a meaningful and proper relationship is established between the data subject (participant) and the University as a result of a registration for the Service. This can be considered to be equal to a customer relationship. On the basis of this, the university issues notifications of the Service.
We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you. However, only necessary data is collected.
We are committed to collecting and processing your personal data in a fair and transparent manner, following the legislation on the processing of personal data.
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
We may also collect information on how the Service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include non-personally identifiable information such as your browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visited, how you arrived at our website the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages.
Tracking & Cookies Data
Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some features of our Service.
Examples of Cookies we use:
University of Lapland uses the collected data for various purposes:
Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
The website is operated in the United Kingdom. If you are located outside EU/EEA or the United Kingdomand choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to EU/EEA or United Kingdom and process it there.
The University of Lapland may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
Security of Data
The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. We use 256 bit SSL encryption to encrypt information you send to us via our Service.
Data processed in electronic format is protected by means of software using, for example, encrypted data transfers, firewalls and similar solutions. The register can only be accessed by users who have received separate rights to access it. Access rights are managed by the University of Lapland.
Service-specific data is erased when the data is no longer needed for the Service or subsequent activities. Contact information can be used to send notifications of the Service.
We employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.
These third parties may occasionally require access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyse the use of our Service.
Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.
Your rights as a data subject
If you have any questions about your rights, please contact the data protection officer of the university or the contact person in notice-related matters: Mr. Ari Laakso, Arctic Science Communicator, Arctic Centre/University of Lapland, Telephone: +358404844293, Email: ari.laakso(at)ulapland.fi
The university has general guidelines on how data subjects can exercise their rights: www.ulapland.fi/Tietosuoja
University of Lapland data protection officer:
Mr. Hannu Mikkola
+358 40 735 6200
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