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Terms of use for Visitfinland.com

Visit Finland is a part of Business Finland Oy, a non-profit company 100 % owned by the State of Finland. Visit Finland (hereafter referred to as Business Finland Oy, Visit Finland, or we) has created the Visitfinland.com website (hereafter referred to as Site) to provide information about Finland as an interesting travel destination as well as provide information about Finnish travel companies’ products. In addition, Visitfinland.com provides information for international travel trade, convention organizers and media professionals. Welcome to our website!

The use of the Visitfinland.com website requires the acceptance of the following terms and conditions (hereinafter referred to as Terms). By using this website, you agree to comply with these terms of use. You may not use the website if you do not agree to these terms. We retain the right to amend these terms of use at any time by updating them on the Site.

 

Use of Visitfinland.com and accessibility  

The Site may be browsed on a computer or equivalent device, parts thereof may be printed out, and material contained therein may be disclosed further as defined in these Terms.  The use of the pages or the material contained therein for other than non-commercial purposes is prohibited without prior written permission from us.

We aim to offer digital services that can be used by anyone regardless of their circumstances. Accessibility improves the quality of digital services and promotes access to public services for all. Please read more about Business Finland’s accessibility standards here.

 

Accuracy of information

We do our best to ensure all information on the Site is accurate. If you find any inaccurate information on the Site let us know and we will correct it, where we agree, as soon as practicable. You should independently verify any information before relying upon it.

We make no representations that information is accurate and up to date or complete and accept no liability for any loss or damage caused by inaccurate information. This Site gives a large amount of data and there will inevitably be errors in it, particularly because dates and times of events may change and cancellations may occur. You are advised to check directly with the organizers of the event concerned before making any arrangements.

 

Visitfinland.com as distributor of content

We are a distributor (and not a publisher) of content supplied by third parties and users of the Site. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, or users, are those of the authors or distributors and not of us. We do not necessarily endorse nor are we responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made on the Site.

 

Goods and services advertised

Goods or services advertised or offered for purchase on the Site (sponsored links and banners) are provided by our partners and subject to contract between the user and our partner, not Business Finland Oy, Visit Finland. Although we use reasonable endeavors to ensure reputable suppliers are used on the Site, we accept no liability arising from supplies by such partners. All such business is on the terms and conditions of the partner and the user which may be accessed from the Site.

The user is responsible for reviewing and accepting the terms and conditions of each partner before trading. Because the contract is made between the user and partner, any questions or complaints should be made to the partner direct.

 

Links on the Site

If the Site provides links to third-party websites or services, we maintain no responsibility for the contents or services on the third-party websites. The use of third-party websites is entirely at your own risk. Please read the terms of use and accept them before using the website.

 

Intellectual property rights and limited license

All copyright and other intellectual property rights to the design, files, text, materials graphics, images, pictures, photos, sound files and/or all other information shall belong to Business Finland Oy, Visit Finland and/or our licensors (all together the “Materials”).

We grant you a limited, non-sublicensable right to access this Site, use the service(s) included in this Site and print the Materials for your personal, non-commercial, and informational use only.

Announcements published by us, and other documents intended to be made public may be used for public communication provided that the information source is acknowledged when using it.

We reserve the right, without notice and in our sole discretion, to terminate your license to use the Site, and to block and/or prevent your future access to and use of the Site. Your herein mentioned license grant does NOT include the right for you to: (i) publish, publicly perform and/or display, and/or distribute to any third party any Materials, including, but not limited to, reproduction on any computer network and/or broadcast or publications media; (ii) market, sell and/or make commercial use of the Site and/or any Materials; (iii) systematically collect and use of any data and/or content including the use of any data spiders, robots, and/or similar data gathering, mining or extraction methods; (iv) make derivative uses of the Site and/or the Materials; and/or (v) use, frame and/or utilize framing techniques to enclose any portion of this Site (including, but not limited to, the images found at this Site and/or any text or the layout/design of any page and/or form contained on a page).

Except for the limited license granted to you, you are not conveyed any other right and/or license by implication, estoppel, and/or otherwise in or under any patent, trademark, copyright, and/or proprietary right of Business Finland Oy, Visit Finland and/or any third party. Any unauthorized use of this Site will terminate the permission and/or license granted by these Terms and may violate applicable law including, but not limited to, copyright and trademark laws, regulations, and conventions.

ANY RIGHTS THAT ARE NOT EXPRESSLY GRANTED ARE RESERVED.

 

Trademarks

VisitFinland logo is a trademark of Business Finland Oy, Visit Finland. All other names and/or logos mentioned on this Site are either trademarks, service marks or registered trademarks of Business Finland Oy, Visit Finland and/or its licensors and other partners, and may not be copied, imitated and/or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission and/or that of our licensors.

 

Liability 

We provide the Site to our users “as is” and retain the right to modify the pages or limit access to them at any time. We do not guarantee the faultless or uninterrupted operation of the Site and maintain no responsibility for any direct or indirect damage caused by the use of the Site.

We provide no warranty for the suitability of the material for a specific purpose, and we are not liable for any damage caused by using the information contained herein.

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us harmless from and against all claims, liabilities, damages, losses and/or expenses, including, but not limited to, attorneys’ fees and costs, (all together the “Claims”) arising out of and/or in any way connected with your access to and/or use of the Site and/or Materials to the extend requested by us at our sole discretion.

 

Materials you have provided to us 

By submitting unsolicited material (such as feedback) addressed to Business Finland by email or through the Site, you give us the right to use and disclose the submitted material without compensation, unless otherwise agreed. Such material may be used, copied, distributed, modified, developed, or otherwise utilized.

You accept and confirm that the material you submit to the website is owned by you or you have permission to send it, and that the material is not unlawful or otherwise unfit for publication. We also require that you have taken precautions to detect and remove any viruses from the submitted material. We retain the right to remove material submitted to the website at any time.

 

Privacy and our Cookie Policy

We process your personal data in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. Please read Visitfinland.com’s Privacy Statemement here and Business Finland’s Privacy Statement for organizational clients, professionals and stakeholders here: Business Finland's general client, stakeholder and marketing register.

For cookie information used on this Site, please refer to our Cookies policy.

 

Miscellaneous

Business Finland Oy, Visit Finland’s failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision in that or any other instance. If, for any reason, any provision of these Terms of Use or portion thereof is rendered invalid and/or unenforceable, the remainder of these Terms of Use will remain in full force and effect and will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to affect the intent of the parties. A court will substitute and/or rewrite any invalid and/or unenforceable term or condition to make such term or condition valid and enforceable. All communications and notices to be made or given pursuant to these Terms of Use and/or this Site will be in the English, Swedish or Finnish language. Any notice required to be given to Business Finland Oy, Visit Finland should be in writing and sent to its registered office at Porkkalankatu 1, FI-00180 Helsinki, Finland marked for the attention of Country Portal Management. Any notice to be given to you should be sent by email to the email address provided by you.

 

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

You agree that all claims and disputes between Business Finland Oy, Visit Finland and you that arise out of or relate in any way to these Terms of Use and/or your use of this Site will be governed by the laws of Finland, without regard to the principles governing conflicts of any jurisdiction. You agree that you will bring any claims and/or disputes that you submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of, the district court of Helsinki, Finland (“Helsingin käräjäoikeus” in Finnish) as the first instance. If you are, however, a user who is a consumer in Finland, you are entitled to submit your claim for such other instances in Finland as stipulated in the mandatory Finnish legislation.