Privacy policy

Data privacy protection

Protecting the security and privacy of your personal data is important to us at Costo and for that reason we conduct our business in compliance with applicable laws on data privacy protection and data security. We hope that the description below will help you understand what data Costo may collect, how Costo uses and protects that data and with whom it may be shared.

 

Personal data

Through our website, we will not collect any personal data about you, unless you voluntarily choose to provide us with it (e.g. by registration, survey or contact form).

 

Purpose of use

When you do provide us with personal data, we use it to respond to your inquiry, process your order or provide you access to specific information or offers. In addition we may use personal data to contact you about a Costo offer or to conduct online surveys to better understand customer needs.

We do not sell or give out your personal data to third parties.

 

Non-personal data

We may automatically collect non-personal data (e.g. type of Internet browser and operating system used, domain name of the website from which you came, number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages viewed). We may use this data to monitor the attractiveness of our website and improve performance or content.

 

Children

The costo.fi website is not directed to children under the age of 16 and does not knowingly collect personal data from children.

 

Security

We take data privacy protection seriously. Costo takes measures to protect your personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss or alteration and against unauthorized disclosure or access.

 

Links

Costo website may contain links to other websites. Costo is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other websites.

 

Questions

We at Costo are happy to help with any questions regarding our privacy policy. We will respond to reasonable requests to review your personal data and to correct, amend or delete any inaccuracies. If you have any questions or comments about the Costo data privacy protection, please send us a message at info@costo.fi Changes to our data privacy protection policy will be posted on this page. Please check this page to keep up-to-date.

 

Privacy policy Personal Data Act (523/99), section 10

 

1. Controller

Costo Oy

Yrjönkatu 34

00100 Helsinki

Tel +358 40 170 5852

 

Data protection officer:

Hannes Bengs

info@costo.fi

 

2. Registry matters

We will do our best to answer questions and feedback about the registry within a few business days.

 

3. Name of the registry

Costo customer database.

 

4. Purpose for processing personal information

We process personal information in order to handle customer relations, to enforce the rights and obligations of the customer and Costo, and to treat personal data for purposes related to online services, research activities, directing Costo’s advertising, and/or direct marketing on customer data through Costo media and services without transferring personal data to third parties in accordance with the Personal Data Act.

 

5. Data content of the registry

The registry may include the following information about customers:

 

  • Name
  • E-mail address
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Company and position
  • Company address

 

6. Regular sources of information of the registry

 The registry is composed of Costo’s customer database. Information is maintained using publicly available Internet sources (e.g. your company website) and other public sources. The register also contains information provided by the customer itself.

 

7. Regular disclosure of information

The data controller shall not disclose the personal data of the customer to third parties, except as required by the Finnish authorities.

 

8. Storing and deleting data

We will keep your information at least for the duration of the customer relationship. After termination of the customer relationship, the retention period depends on the information and its purpose. The information may be deleted by your request or because of the termination of the customer relationship.

 

9. Principles of registry protection

Personal data is kept confidential and not sold or distributed to third parties. The Costo data network and hardware are protected by a firewall and other necessary technical measures.

 

10. The rights of the registered

You have the right to prohibit the disclosure and processing of your information for direct advertising and other marketing purposes.