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Privacy policy

This page contains information regarding the collection and processing of data in accordance with and as mandated by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016/679.  The Privacy Policy was last updated on January 30, 2024.

1. Preamble


Data protection protects a person’s rights when processing personal data. Protect Children’s employees, partners, and supporters in connection with the organisations’ activities have the right to the protection of their personal data. The organisation operates in accordance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other good data protection practices. Protect Children is committed to protecting the privacy of those who participate in its activities and use Protect Children’s content. Through our means of good data protection practices we ensure that all participant information remains confidential.

2. Controller & data protection officer


Suojellaan Lapsia ry/ Protect Children

Sörnäistenkatu 15 C, 5. floor, 00580 Helsinki, Finland


The data controller and data protection officer is the organisation’s Executive Director Nina Vaaranen-Valkonen.

​Contact details: +358 40747 8829

Only employees of Protect Children process the collected personal data.

3. The purposes of the processing for which the personal data are intended & the legal basis for the processing


Protect Children values data privacy and collects and treats personal information in accordance with data protection regulations. Protect Children collects personal data for the purposes of the development of its projects, the organisation of its events, for its subscription services such as Protect Children’s newsletter and press releases, and for booking training sessions or applying to become a volunteer. The information collected for these purposes is based on the data subject’s own given consent and may include name, surname, email address, phone number, address, age, current employment status and employer.


The personal data collected for purposes of the newsletter and press releases are stored in the database of Mailchimp, a company operating in the United States of America, in accordance with obligations posed by the GDPR and American data privacy laws. More detailed information about Mailchimp’s data privacy practices can be found here. Personal data collected by Protect Children for other purposes are not released to any third parties.


Protect Children’s Executive Director processes the organisation’s internal personal data for purposes of the daily functioning of the organisation (including the following functions: payroll, accounting and internal accounting, invoicing), as well as for providing information on upcoming events. These activities comply with the GDPR, as well as with general good data protection practices. Protect Children complies with the obligations under the Finnish Associations Act (503/1989) and the GDPR.

3.2. Cookies


Our website uses cookies. Read more about how we handle your personal data in relation to cookies in our Cookies Policy.

4. The processing of registered personal data & the period for which the personal data will be stored


Protect Children abides by data privacy laws and good data protection practices when processing personal data. We process personal data in a confidential and safe manner. We process and store data only for as long as their intended purpose remains relevant, e.g., for the duration of a subscription or duration of participation in a project. Subscribers to the newsletter and press releases have the right to interrupt their subscription at any time, whereafter their data will be removed.

5. The rights of the data subject


The data subject has the right to request access from the controller to and rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing concerning the data subject or to object to processing. These things can be requested from the controller and data protection officer. The data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if they find that the data protection regulation has been infringed upon in the processing of their personal data. In Finland the supervisory authority is the Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman.

Cookies policy

This page contains information about cookies which may be used on the Protect Children/Suojellaan Lapsia ry. Website. This Cookies Policy is compliant with the EU e-Privacy Directive (Directive 2002/58/EC) and the GDPR EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679). The Cookies Policy was last updated July 7 2022.

The purpose of using cookies is to improve our services, the functionality of our website and our marketing. 


You can find more information about Protect Children’s collection and processing of personal data in our Privacy Policy.

1. What are cookies?


A cookie is a small text file that a website stores on your phone, computer or other digital device device when you visit the site. Every time you visit Protect Children’s website, you will be asked to accept or refuse cookies. Necessary cookies, which are necessary for ensuring the functionality of our website, are turned on by default. Find more information about how to manage your cookie settings in '3. Managing your cookie settings'.


Cookies differ based on the scope and duration of their performance. 

  • First party cookies are cookies set by the specific website, and can only be read by that website. A website may also use external services, which set their own cookies, known as third-party cookies.

  • Unlike a session cookie, persistent cookies are cookies which are saved on your computer, not being automatically deleted when the browser is quit.

2. Types of cookies which may be used on our website & purposes for their use


Protect Children mainly uses session, first party cookies. We however use Google Analytics as a form of analytical cookie, for aggregated, anonymized website analysis. These cookies contain no personal data. Listed below are cookies which are used, or may be used on our website. For more detailed information about the cookies used on this Wix website and their technical features, please visit 


2.1 Necessary cookies

We use necessary cookies to ensure the functionality of our website, e.g. its security. Necessary cookies cannot be switched off.


2.2 Marketing cookies 

We may use marketing cookies to track the efficiency of marketing and to offer personalised advertising.


2.3 Functional cookies

We may use functionality cookies which make it possible to operate a site in accordance with choices made by the user, e,g, language preferences. Functionality cookies make it possible to ensure a more personalised experience on the website, and remove the necessity to e.g. provide the same preference information repeatedly while visiting the site.


2.4 Analytical cookies

We use analytical cookies which enable us to collect anonymised data for statistical purposes on how visitors use our website and to detect any errors in the website’s functionality. Such cookies do not contain personal data and are used to help us improve user experience, by for example understanding which sites are performing well.

3. Managing your cookie settings


You are automatically prompted to accept or refuse all cookies except necessary cookies when you visit Protect Children’s website. You also have the choice to further customise which cookies to accept or deny. Please note that our website may not work properly if you disable all cookies.


If you wish to further manage or rectify your cookie settings, most browsers enable you to do so through their own browser settings. You can find further information about how to enable or disable cookies at any time from your browser service provider, e.g.;



Microsoft Edge

Google Chrome

Mozilla Firefox

4. For further information


If you have any questions or concerns about how your data is being collected and processed or about Protect Children’s use of cookies on this website, please contact Protect Children’s data controller and data protection officer, Executive Director Nina Vaaranen-Valkonen. 

Contact details: +358 40747 8829 


A useful resource for learning more about cookies and their functionality is the All About Cookies website: All About Cookies | Online Privacy and Digital Security

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