Information about the Finnish Grocery Trade Association’s website is the Finnish Grocery Trade Association’s (PTY) online service that offers information about grocery trade-related matters, topical themes and the association’s organisation and activities. The online service is published in Finnish, with a more concise version available in English. This page describes the website’s terms of use and cookie practices. By using this website, you commit to complying with the terms of use below.

TERMS OF USE OF PTY’S WEBSITE is the Finnish Grocery Trade Association’s (hereinafter also “PTY” and “the association”) online service. This website is protected under the Finnish Copyright Act and international agreements. All rights are reserved.

The Finnish Grocery Trade Association shall not be responsible for damage or losses caused by any potential errors in the website content nor for any harm that is caused by technical defects or materials linked to the website that are published by external parties.

No data files are compiled of the website users

No personal data files are compiled of the website users. A user may give their e-mail address and/or other contact details when providing feedback. Feedback can also be provided anonymously but contact details are required if the user wishes to receive a response.

The details (e-mail address) that are requested when a user joins the press release distribution service are used solely for the purpose of sending press releases to the subscribers. PTY’s press releases are only published in Finnish.

Cookies and website usage monitoring

This website uses cookies that are related to its functionalities and usage statistics. A cookie is usually a small text file that your Internet browser saves on your terminal device for user identification. You can prevent the use of cookies by adjusting your browser’s settings. However, this may impair the functionality of the website.

General statistical data on website usage is gathered to develop the service. This data includes, for instance, the number of the website’s users, the page from where the user has come to the service, time spent on the website, the most popular search terms and browsers. Data that is collected includes the user’s IP address, time, pages accessed, browser type, operating system used and screen resolution, among other things. User statistics are based on the browser log data and Google Analytics reporting, which uses the Google Analytics cookie and JavaScript code.

PTY’s website may include links and connections to third-party websites or to content on third-party websites, such as YouTube videos. Our website may also feature so-called third-party community add-ons, such as Facebook’s Like button. These add-ons may save information used for user identification. These services and applications provided by third parties are subject to the third party’s privacy protection statement. We recommend that you read the privacy protection practices of the third party in question. If you want to prevent them from monitoring your online activity, you can disable so-called third-party cookies in your browser’s settings.

PTY reserves the right to change and modify these terms of use. Changes to the terms of use enter into force once they have been announced on this website. Using the website after the terms of use have been changed indicates that you approve the changes. We recommend that you re-read these terms of use from time to time.

Privacy protection statements of PTY’s data files as well as cookie information are available in Finnish here.

Published on 13 October 2021