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How can you affect the processing of personal data

Data protection is the protection of people's private lives. This includes each individual's right to their own personal data. The protection of personal data from unauthorised or detrimental usage is the basic principle of the rights of a customer.

We offer our customers opportunities to decide and to control the processing of their own personal data. Below are listed different ways in which our customers can impact the collection and processing of their data.


As our customer, you have the right to refuse the use of your personal data in direct marketing, opinion surveys and market studies at any time. You may decide to what extent or for which parts you wish to exercise this right. Exercising the right is free of charge.

You may file a marketing prohibition by announcing it to the LocalTapiola Group either in the online service, at a LocalTapiola office or by contacting our customer service.

You can unsubscribe from direct marketing messages by clicking on the link provided in the message.

Right of access

As our customer, you have the right of access to data in LocalTapiola's personal data file concerning themselves and, subject to certain limitations, concerning children in their custody. LocalTapiola is obliged to verify your identity in connection with each access request before providing the information.

You must provide the details required to search and deliver the data. Such details include, for example, your name, address, personal ID code, the topic or issue the data requested is related to, whether you wish to view data for a certain period or whether you wish to exercise your right of access on all your data.

If your request for access concerns an individual claims matter, you can most quickly and easily request the data by contacting the party that made the claims decision directly.
In other cases, you can make the access request by sending us a signed request in writing to:

LocalTapiola Group
Legal and compliance / Data Protection Officer

You can also make the access request in person at a LocalTapiola office.
On the basis of your right of access, you have the right to review data concerning yourself at a LocalTapiola office or to request copies of the data. We will deliver the data to you by mail or arrange for you to view it at an agreed upon office within 1–3 months, depending on the extent of the request.

Right to rectification

We ensure that our customer data is up to date and correct by updating customers’ contact information, for example, from the Population Information System.

In addition, you always have the right to demand that personal data which is inaccurate or insufficient for the purpose of processing be removed from the data file. The data must concern yourself or the children in your custody.

The more justifiable, specific and clear your request for correction is, the better we can process it. You can update your personal data by visiting a LocalTapiola office in person or by contacting our customer service.

You can also make a rectification request by sending a signed specific request or additional clarification in writing to:

LocalTapiola Group
Legal and compliance / Data Protection Officer

At your request, we will either correct inaccurate or insufficient personal data or provide a certificate of refusal in writing indicating the reasons why the rectification request was not accepted. If we have disclosed data to third parties, we will also inform them of the correction of the data.

Removal of data

Subject to certain exceptions, you have the right to demand that data which is outdated or unnecessary for the purpose of processing be removed from the data file. Due to the regulation of the financial sector, we are generally obliged to store our customers' data throughout the duration of the customer relationship and, in part, also after its termination. If storing the data is necessary due to a statutory obligation or contract, for example, LocalTapiola is obliged to store the data for such a purpose for as long as is necessary. The operations of the finance sector are long-term by nature, and the retention periods are consequently very long. The purpose of the retention periods is to secure the rights of both the customers and LocalTapiola.

The removal of outdated or unnecessary data will always be decided on a case-specific basis. Please note that depending on the nature and scope of the matter, the investigation and removal may take a considerable amount of time.

You can request the removal of data either in person at a LocalTapiola office or by sending a signed request for removal in writing to:

LocalTapiola Group
Legal and compliance / Data Protection Officer

The request must specify at least your name, personal identity code, postal address and telephone number, as well as what data you wish to be removed.

Other rights

In certain special circumstances, you also have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data or otherwise object to the processing of your personal data. In addition, you can also request the transfer of personal data that you have provided to us directly to another controller in a machine-readable format, if it is technically feasible.

Right to make an appeal to an aurhority

We aim to investigate and solve possible problems directly with our customers. However, the customer has the right to make an appeal to the authorities if they feel that their personal data has been used in violation of the current information security legislation.

Contact details of authorities

Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman
Postal address: P.O. Box 800, FI-00521 Helsinki
Street address: Ratapihantie 9, 6th floor FI-00520 Helsinki
Tel. +358 29 56 66700
E-mail: tietosuoja@om.fi

Financial Supervisory Authority
Postal address: P.O. Box 103, 00101 Helsinki, Finland
Street address: Snellmaninkatu 6, FI-00101 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 183 5360 Tue 9-10 am and Thu 2 3 pm
E-mail: kirjaamo@finanssivalvonta.fi