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The Prime Minister’s Office is responsible for the Tietokayttoon.fi website. It is maintained by the Government Communications Department at the Prime Minister’s Office.

The site offers information and news for those interested in the Government's analysis, assessment and research activities. The site provides information about analysis, assessment and research activities and gives news about topical issues, projects in progress and competed projects and explains how to apply for analysis, assessment and research funding   It also lists the publications that have been published following the implementation of the government plan for analysis, assessment and research.

Feedback

If you have any questions or wish to submit feedback about the web service, please use this form. We can respond to feedback and questions only if contact details are provided on the form (e-mail address or name and address). Contact will primarily be by e-mail. All official correspondence must be sent to the Government Registry: registry@vnk.fi

Web browsers and terminal devices

The website uses responsive design and the content adapts to the used device. The pages are best viewed with the latest browser versions. The website can be viewed with earlier browser versions but then you might not be able to make full use of all the service features available.

Downloading and reader applications

To read the PDF files, you need the Adobe Acrobat Reader program.

To read ePUB files, you need a reader application supported by your device.

The website also contains direct webcasts and video recordings, which are provided in the form of live streamings from a separate server and are adaptable to the device in use.

Terms of Use

Please read carefully the terms of use. By using this website, you agree to these terms of use as they currently are.

Copyright

The Prime Minister’s Office, or any other named information provider, owns the copyright to the texts, photographs and video material published on the website. This means that the copyright of press releases, for example, is always held by the issuing organisation.

All text material can be used freely and linked to in proper context and provided that reference is made to the original source. Use of text material for commercial purposes requires prior agreement with the Prime Minister’s Office.

Photos, other materials and the relevant terms of use

The Prime Minister’s Office disseminates photographs and other materials on analysis, assessment and research topics and network events also on Flickr, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

The Prime Minister’s Office holds the right of use to the photographs and other materials, unless otherwise stated in connection with the material. The Prime Minister’s Office’s own photographs can be used in connection with news and other information dissemination purposes. Other uses, such as in education materials and textbooks, are also possible.

The photographer and holder of the right of use must be acknowledged in connection with the image or other material. The photographs and other materials may not be manipulated or altered without permission, utilised inappropriately or contrary to accepted morality and behaviour, or adopted for marketing, advertising or any other commercial purposes. Users may not transfer publication rights to a third party.

Legal notice

The Prime Minister's Office is responsible for the website. Each organisation is responsible for the contents of the press releases and other materials they have released for publication.

Every effort is made to keep information on the website up-to-date and accurate.

The Prime Minister’s Office is not responsible for any losses or damage suffered by users due to possible errors on the site. Nor is the Ministry responsible for any harm caused by technical problems or any material published by external parties and linked to the website.

Linked pages are subject to their respective terms of use. The Prime Minister's Office assumes no responsibility for  the accuracy of any third party products or information provided on their  websites. Where our site contains links to other sites, that does not mean that the Prime Minister's Office has or has had any responsibility for the functioning of those sites or any products or services provided through them.

On this website, the Prime Minister's Office has the right, but is under no obligation, to monitor and edit the content of texts in parts  of the site where users  post or transfer messages.

The Prime Minister's Office is not responsible for the content of such messages, irrespective of whether legislation on  copyright, defamation or privacy protection or any other acts apply to such messages. At its discretion, the Prime Minister’s Office can remove any user-posted material it considers inappropriate from its website.

The Prime Minister's Office does not pay compensation for the use of this website or for any information that users may provide through it. Users grant the Prime Minister’s Office unrestricted, global rights free of any charge to use and edit any such materials.

The Prime Minister's Office cannot guarantee  the confidentiality of messages sent through an open information network. Users should avoid sending confidential information via e-mail.

No material on this website can be deemed an offer, request or commitment that is binding on the Prime Minister's Office.

The Prime Minister's Office retains the right to update, edit or change the terms of use and the content and visual image of the website. Users are advised, from time to time, to check the terms of use in force on this web page. The Prime Minister's Office has the right, at any time and for an unspecified reason, to suspend the provision of these website services, for example for the duration of maintenance and updating.

Users undertake to compensate the injured party in full for any damage arising from the breach of these terms of use by the user in question.

If a part of these terms of use are deemed to be in violation of an unconditional legal provision or cannot be applied in practice,  such a part will not affect the validity of other parts of these terms of use.

Finnish law shall apply to these terms of use and their interpretation, aside from cases in which there is a conflict between the legal provisions in question.

Handling of personal data

Under the Personal Data Act, the Prime Minister’s Office is committed to protecting the privacy and personal data of visitors to the website. We do not collect data that would enable the identification of individual visitors.

Information is only collected on how users access and use the website. This information is then used for developing the website services. Such data includes

• pages viewed

• time

• IP address

• web browser and operating system.

The Prime Minister's Office only keeps a record of contacts and other details given by the users themselves, in order to be able to answer any requests for contact, or questions or feedback.

Social extensions

The website has links to the websites of third parties and so called social extensions (e.g. Twitter social plug-ins). Any third party extensions or plug-ins on this website are downloaded from their respective servers. This website does not send information on its users through social extensions.

Third party services and their applications provided by them are subject to their respective terms of use and other conditions.

More information

Further information on the website is available from the Government Policy Analysis Unit at vnteas(at)vnk.fi.

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