Privacy protection

Privacy protection

The processing of applications in the electronic grant application system of the Helsingin Sanomat Foundation creates a data file referred to in the Finnish Personal Data Act (523/1999).

Data protection

The controller of the data file is the Helsingin Sanomat Foundation. Contact person is Sirpa Ikonen, whose contact information is given on the Foundation’s website. The collected personal data is used to process grant applications and distributed grants.

The data file contains the information yielded in the grant applications and information related to the payment of grants. Information on grants paid to natural persons is disclosed to the tax administration and to the Farmers’ Social Insurance Institution. Information on positive grant decisions and the granted sum is published on the Foundation’s website and in the annual report.

Everyone has the right to access the data concerning himself or herself, the right to demand correction of erroneous information and the right to claim any other right secured to him or her in the Personal Data Act. Requests concerning these matters shall be delivered to the Foundation’s office in writing.

Datafile description according to Section 10 of the Personal Data Act.