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Privacy policy

Protecting the privacy of individuals is a priority for Merivaara. This Privacy Statement sets out to demonstrate Merivaara’s commitment to the individual’s right to privacy, and explains how Merivaara processes information that can be used to directly or indirectly to identify an individual (“Personal Data”) collected through use of our Website and Extranet.

What is GDPR

In 2016, the EU finalized the new General Data Protection Regulation (known as the GDPR). As of May 25, 2018, the GDPR will be a directly applicable law in all Member States in the European Economic Area (EEA).

GDPR provides a higher degree of control to the people, and ensure a consistent and unified data protection regime for companies who provide their services to people in several jurisdictions in Europe.

Merivaara’s goal is for all individuals to feel safe when using Merivaara’s website and Extranet.

Consent

By using this website, you consent to the collection and use of your Personal Data as described herein. If you do not agree with the terms set out herein, please do not use this website. As may be required by applicable law, we may seek your explicit consent to process Personal Data collected on this website or volunteered by you. Kindly note that any consent will be entirely voluntary. However, if you do not grant the requested consent to the processing of your Personal Data or later inform Merivaara that you do not want Merivaara to further process your Personal Data, the use of this website may be either not possible or limited in scope.

Collection of data 

Merivaara may collect, record and analyze information of visitors to its website. We may record your IP address and use cookies as described here.

Merivaara may add information collected by way of pageview activity. Such additional information includes your interest in Merivaara products.

Furthermore, Merivaara may collect and process any Personal Data that you volunteer to us in our website’s forms, such as when you register for events or sign up for information and newsletters. If you provide Merivaara with your social media details, Merivaara may retrieve publicly available information about you from social media.

Such Personal Data may comprise your first and last name, your postal and email address, your telephone number, your job title and seniority level, data for social networks, your areas of interest, interest in Merivaara products, and certain information about the company you are working for (company name and address), as well as information as to the type of relationship that exists between Merivaara and yourself.

Purpose of processing of personal data

We use the collected data to gather information about our users and their areas of interest, to provide relevant content for visitors, and to improve our website. We will use such information only as described in this Privacy Statement and/or in the way we specify at the time of collection. We will use your Personal Data for the following purposes:

  • To provide you with newsletters, updates on events and other information as required by you
  • To contact you in order to respond to your inquiries
  • To provide competitions or other marketing or promotional activities
  • To support recruitment inquiries
  • If you choose to give us your e-mail address, we will communicate with you via e-mail.
  • To deliver technical support
  • To improve our website

Sharing and transferring your personal data

Merivaara runs websites in many languages and Extranet for business partners. Any data and information that you volunteer or that is otherwise collected on one of our sites in any country may be shared within the Merivaara Group.

We may also share such information with business partners, service vendors, authorized third-party agents or contractors in order to provide a requested service or transaction, providing you with information on products and services that may be of interest to you or in order to analyze the user behavior on our website.

We do not sell or rent your Personal Data to third parties for marketing purposes.

We may respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process by disclosing your Personal Data and other related information, if necessary. We also may choose to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.

Data security

Merivaara is committed to protecting the Personal Data you share with us, and has the necessary organizational and technical measures in place to help protect your Personal Data from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. We mandate that our employees and data processors observe your privacy and confidentiality rights.

Merivaara will not retain your Personal Data longer than is necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected or as required by applicable laws or regulations. In particular, and if no such contradicting statutory obligation exists, Merivaara will delete your Personal Data once you inform Merivaara that you do not want Merivaara to further process your Personal Data.

Inquiries

If you are a citizen of a country in the European Economic Area, and wish to inquire about your Personal Data that may have been collected by Merivaara, please contact Merivaara. 

Changes to this statement

Merivaara may occasionally change this information; such changes will be notified by changing the last updated section in this document and may also be shown as a welcome message when logging onto our site for a limited period of time. We encourage our customers to regularly check for any updates to this statement.

Cookies 

Merivaara utilizes cookies to store information about your browser version, Internet IP address, and Operating System, and to improve your browsing experience. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

What are cookies?

For modern websites to work according to user expectations, they need to collect certain basic information about users. To do this, a site will create small text files which are placed on user’s computers - these files are known as cookies.

Cookies do various jobs which make the user’s experience of the internet much smoother and more interactive. For instance, cookies are used to remember the user’s preferences on sites they visit often, to remember user ID and to help navigate between pages more efficiently. Much, though not all, of the data collected is anonymous, though some of it is designed to detect browsing patterns and approximate geographical location to improve the user experience.

How we use cookies

Cookies are used to store and retrieve small bits of information on your computer when you visit Merivaara website or Extranet. This is to ensure that our content is relevant to you, thereby improving the user experience of the site. Amongst other things, the cookies we use allow users to sign up to the site and let us calculate (anonymously) how many visitors the website has.

We believe that the user experience of the website would be adversely affected if users opt out of the cookies we use.

How can users control cookies?

Users must be aware that any preferences will be lost if cookies are deleted, and many websites will not work properly, or functionality will be lost. Merivaara therefore does not recommend turning cookies off when using www.merivaara.com or other Merivaara websites.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but users can alter the settings of their browser to erase cookies or to prevent automatic acceptance. Browsers generally provide the option to see the cookies currently stored and to accept, reject or delete cookies, block third party cookies, block cookies from particular sites, accept all cookies and subscribe to a notification when a cookie is issued. A visit to the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu on their browser will allow users to change settings. The browser help section usually provides detailed information on how this is accomplished.

User consent

By continuing to use the website, you agree to the placement of cookies on your device. If you choose not to receive our cookies, we cannot guarantee that your experience will be as fulfilling as it would otherwise be.

Privacy policy

In order to emphasize our personal data protection methods, please read the full Privacy Policy document describing personal rights in more detailed manner.

Updated: 23 May 2018

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