About Team Finland’s web service

Terms of Use


The Prime Minister’s Office is responsible for the team.finland.fi website. It is maintained by the Government Communications Department at the Prime Minister’s Office.

An essential part of the current issues segment of the website is produced by the organisations belonging to the Team Finland network. The Prime Minister’s Office is not responsible for these contents.

The site also directs users to the Team Finland network’s joint contact channels: the service number and the online contact request form. The Prime Minister’s Office is not responsible for maintaining these services, either.



The search function can be accessed via the website header.

The search function returns results by default from the entire website. Quick search returns pages that include all of your search terms in the given language. The Boolean operator ’AND’ is automatically added between the search words. A search using partial words is also possible. Results are listed in order of publication.


If you have any questions or wish to submit feedback about the web service, please use this form. We can respond to feedback and questions only if contact details are provided on the form (e-mail address or name and address). Contact will primarily be by e-mail. All official correspondence must be sent to the Government Registry: registry@vnk.fi

Web browsers and terminal devices

The website uses responsive design, and the content adapts to the device in use. The pages are best viewed with the latest browser versions. The website can be viewed with earlier browser versions, but then you may not be able to make full use of all the service features available.

Downloading and reader applications

To read PDF files, you need the Adobe Acrobat Reader program, which can be downloaded free of charge from here.

To read ePUB files, you need a reader application supported by your device.

The website may also contain direct webcasts and video recordings, which are provided in the form of live streamings from a separate server and are adaptable to the device in use.

Terms of Use

Please read the terms of use carefully. By using this website, you agree to these terms of use as they are currently.


The Prime Minister’s Office, or any other named information provider, owns the copyright to the texts, photographs and video material published on the website. This means that the copyright of press releases, for example, is always held by the issuing organisation.

All text material can be used freely and linked to in proper context and provided that reference is made to the original source. Use of text material for commercial purposes requires prior agreement with the Prime Minister’s Office.

Photos, other materials and the relevant terms of use

The Prime Minister’s Office disseminates photographs and other materials on Team Finland topics and network events also on Flickr, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

The Prime Minister’s Office holds the right of use to the photographs and other materials, unless otherwise stated in connection with the material. The Prime Minister’s Office’s own photographs can be used in connection with news and other information dissemination purposes. Other uses, such as in education materials and textbooks, are also possible.

The photographer and holder of the right of use must be acknowledged in connection with the image or other material. The photographs and other materials may not be manipulated or altered without permission, utilised inappropriately or contrary to accepted morality and behaviour, or adopted for marketing, advertising or any other commercial purposes. Users may not transfer publication rights to a third party.

Legal notice

The Prime Minister’s Office is responsible for the website. Each member organisation of the Team Finland network is responsible for the contents of the press releases and other materials they have released for publication.

Every effort is made to keep information on the website up-to-date and accurate.

The Prime Minister’s Office is not responsible for any losses or damage suffered by users due to possible errors on the site. Nor is the Ministry responsible for any harm caused by technical problems or any material published by external parties and linked to the website.

Linked pages are subject to their respective terms of use. The Prime Minister’s Office assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of any third party products or information provided on their websites. Where our site contains links to other sites, that does not mean that the Prime Minister’s Office has or has had any responsibility for the functioning of those sites or any products or services provided through them.

On this website, the Prime Minister’s Office has the right to monitor and edit the content of texts in parts of the site where users post or transfer messages, but the Prime Minister’s Office is under no obligation to do so.

The Prime Minister's Office is not responsible for the content of such messages, irrespective of whether legislation on copyright, defamation or privacy protection or any other acts apply to such messages. At its discretion, the Prime Minister’s Office can remove any user-posted material it considers inappropriate from its website.

The Prime Minister’s Office does not pay compensation for the use of this website or for any information that users may provide through it. Users grant the Prime Minister’s Office unrestricted, global rights, free of any charge, to use and edit any such materials.

The Prime Minister's Office cannot guarantee the confidentiality of messages sent through an open information network. Users should avoid sending confidential information via e-mail.

No material on this website can be deemed an offer, request or commitment that is binding on the Prime Minister’s Office.

The Prime Minister’s Office retains the right to update, edit or change the terms of use and the content and visual image of the website. Users are advised to check the terms of use in force on this web page from time to time. The Prime Minister’s Office has the right, at any time and for an unspecified reason, to suspend the provision of these website services, for example for the duration of maintenance and updating.

Users undertake to compensate the injured party in full for any damage arising from the breach of these terms of use by the user in question.

If a part of these terms of use are deemed to be in violation of an unconditional legal provision or cannot be applied in practice, such part will not affect the validity of other parts of these terms of use.

Finnish law shall apply to these terms of use and their interpretation, aside from cases in which there is a conflict between the legal provisions in question.

Personal data management

Under the Personal Data Act, the Prime Minister’s Office is committed to protecting the privacy and personal data of visitors to the website. We do not collect data that would enable the identification of individual visitors.

Information is only collected on how users access and use the website. This information is then used for developing the website services. The data include

• pages viewed
• time
• IP address
• web browser and operating system.

The Prime Minister’s Office only keeps a record of contacts and other details given by the users themselves so that any requests for contact, questions or feedback can be answered.

Social extensions

The website has links to the websites of third parties and so-called social extensions (e.g. Twitter social plug-ins). Any third party extensions or plug-ins on this website are downloaded from their respective servers. This website does not send information on its users through social extensions.

Third party services and their applications provided by them are subject to their respective terms of use and other conditions.


Additional information on the website is available from the Team Finland communications team at the Government Communications Department: teamfinland@vnk.fi.
Prime Minister’s Office
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