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Privacy policy

Website Privacy Statement on the processing of personal data and data protection.

1. Data controller

Akkukierrätys Pb Oy

P.O. BOX 115
00241 Helsinki
Tel. 010 231 0490

2. Contact person and further information on matters concerning the register

Johanna Alakerttula
Tel. 010 231 0490

3. Name of the register

Akkukierrätys Pb Oy Producer Community Membership Register

4. Purpose and legal basis for the use of personal data

The main purpose of the register is the registration of producer responsible companies placing lead-acid batteries on the market as members of the producer organisation and the collection of data and statistics on batteries. Personal data are collected for the purposes of customer contact and relationship management and for the provision of information on producer responsibility issues.

5. Data content of the register

  • Name of the member company of the producer organisation and the name(s) of the contact person(s) indicated by the company.
  • Address details of the member company, postcode and place of business, business identification number
  • E-mail addresses and telephone numbers provided by the member enterprise.
  • Membership number of the member enterprise
  • Date of accession of the member enterprise
  • Information relating to any termination of membership and obligations of the member enterprise.
  • POM and billing information of the member enterprise

6. Data sources for the register

  • Application for membership of a producer organisation.
  • Information on imports of batteries provided by the member company.
  • JTI information service.

7. Disclosure of personal data and transfer of data outside the EU or the European Economic Area

Personal data will not be disclosed for commercial purposes to third parties or outside the EU or the European Economic Area. Akkukierrätys Pb Oy will only disclose to the authorities the information concerning the company that is required by law or other decisions of the authorities. If the use of the service of a subcontractor of Akkukierrätys Pb Oy requires customer data, the data will be transferred to the subcontractor only for this purpose, and the subcontractor may not disclose or transfer the data without specific permission.

8. Retention and deletion of personal data

Personal data will be kept for as long as necessary for the purpose for which the personal data is used. The data recorded in the register of members shall be processed and stored for the duration of the customer relationship and for the period necessary thereafter to enable the controller to respond to questions, complaints and actions arising from the customer relationship. This period is generally three (3) years after the end of the customer relationship.

Data stored in information systems:

Access to the register requires a user ID issued by the database administrator. Access to the application requires a personal password. The information system used is protected by appropriate security protection against security threats and the data is properly backed up.

The controller will regularly assess the necessity of data retention in the light of applicable law. In addition, it shall take reasonable steps to ensure that no personal data relating to data subjects which are incompatible with the purposes of the processing, outdated or inaccurate are kept in the register. The controller shall correct or erase such data without delay.

9. Principles of register protection

Akkukierrätys Pb Oy adheres to a strictly regulated confidentiality obligation. The register is used only by those persons whose job description includes its use. Only the Managing Director of Akkukierrätys Pb Oy and specified employees of companies acting on behalf of and for the account of the producer community are entitled to access the data in the information system. Users of the system have personal user IDs and passwords.

Written material

The written material is stored at the premises of Akkukierrätys Pb Oy in a locked room.

Data stored in the information systems

Access to the register requires a user ID issued by the database administrator. Access to the application requires a personal password. The information system used is protected by appropriate security protection against security threats and the data is properly backed up.

10. Rights of the data subject

The data subject has the right to inspect the personal data stored in the personal register concerning him or her and to request the rectification or erasure of inaccurate data, where there are legitimate grounds for doing so. Where personal data are processed based on the data subject’s consent, the data subject also has the right to withdraw his or her consent.

11. Amendments to the Privacy Statement

If we change this Privacy Statement, we will update the new Privacy Statement on our website and indicate the date of the update. If the changes are significant, we may also inform you by other means, such as by e-mail or by posting a notice on our website.

12. We use cookies.

A cookie is a small text file that an internet browser stores on a user’s device to collect and remember useful information to improve the functionality and usability of our website. We may also use cookies and other similar technologies for statistical purposes, such as compiling statistics on website usage, understanding how users use the website and improving the user experience.

We use cookies, but you can block their use in your browser settings. We use cookies to collect the following information:

  • your IP address
  • time
  • visited sites
  • browser type
  • the web address from which the user came to the website in question
  • the domain from which the user has accessed the website.

13. Right of appeal

If you consider that your personal data have not been processed in accordance with the regulations, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority.

14. How to contact us?

You can ask us about the processing of your personal data by contacting us by e-mail at the e-mail address mentioned in section 2.

15. Changes to this privacy statement

Akkukierrätys Pb Oy reserves the right to make changes to this Privacy Statement as it sees fit, in accordance with applicable law.