Privacy Policy

My privacy policy follows the rules from EU regulations and the Finnish legislation.

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Data Controller

Finnish Friend
Pyynikintie 5 C 24
00710 Helsinki

Mikko Sinisalo
+358 40 741 9307

Reason for Collecting and Using Information

I collect your information to be able to provide the service you are booking. I use your name to identify you, I use your email address for sending booking information, receipt and photographs of you, and I use your phone number for last minute contact, if I need to contact you right before your booked time.

We have an agreement when you make a booking, and therefore I can use your information to provide my service.

Lawfulness for using your information is based on the EU general data protection regulation 2016/679, article 6.1.b.


Finnish Friend: all your information for providing the service you have booked.

PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A.: payment services, payment card details and email address for the receipt. The email address will not be used for anything else.

Duration of Data Storage

Your data is stored to the date you have booked, and will be deleted three months after the date you have used my service.

Data used for spam check is not stored.

Your Rights

You have a legal right to:

  • Inspect the data collected concerning you
  • Request the correction or deletion of your personal data
  • Limit the use of your information
  • Object the use of your information
  • Request moving your data to another system

Contact me for the actions you require.

Complaint to Authority

You have a right to make a complaint of the use of your information to the supervising authority. EU citizens should first contact your own states authority for privacy protection, people outside EU or EU citizens who want to make the complaint to Finnish authority need to contact:

Tietosuojavaltuutetun toimisto
PL 800, 00521 Helsinki


Requirement for Personal Information

You will need to provide your personal information for us to make a booking contract. You can’t make a booking without providing your information.

All information on the booking form are required for making a booking, apart from those that say “optional”.

If you want to make a booking without giving personal information, please contact me.

Automatic Processing of Your Data

Your data is automatically processed for spam check, on the same server with this website, in Finland. There is no other decision-making or profiling made from your data.


Your information is acquired through secured SSL connection and stored information is protected from both physical and online theft.


Cookies and Third Party Services

This website uses cookies to make it easier for you to use, meaning anti-spam without difficult to understand questions, and to help develop the service for the most likely customers by using statistics of the website users.

You should disable cookies in your browser if you don’t accept their use. You can use the Do Not Track function of up-to-date browsers.

Cookies currently in use on this site are:

Google Analytics for information about website visitors (_ga, _gat, _gid)

This service collects the data mentioned below. I’m interested in which country you come to this website from, where you come to this website from (search engine, link on other website) and what device you use to view this website (mobile phone, computer).

Data processor: Google Inc. This processor can process your data inside or outside of EEA, because it’s a cloud based service. This data is stored for 26 months.

Finnish Friend for spam check (random number, JCS_INENREF, JCS_INENTIM, PHPSESSID, SJECT1808, _wpss_h_, _wpss_p_, ckon1808)

These cookies gather information about you and your use of this website. That information is used for spam detection when someone makes a booking, uses the email form or comments on the blog. That data is not used for anything else and is deleted when your session ends.

Information Collected During the Use of This Website

The following information of you and your use of this website can be collected through the use of cookies:

  • Visited pages
  • IP address
  • Location information
  • Session ID, session time and duration
  • The web page from which you came to this website
  • Device: computer, mobile phone etc.
  • Channel of data collection: web browser, mobile browser, application and browser version
  • Operating system of your device

Ask Me Anything

If you have any questions, contact me.

For Something Else

Go to the home page and read about my guided tours from Helsinki.

Read frequently asked questions about Nuuksio National Park.

See my photos from Nuuksio National Park.

Read my blog for things about Finland and Nuuksio National Park.