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Privacy policy

General information

Koulutus ja konsultointipalvelu KK Mediat, later on Service Provider, is committed to respecting personal information and protecting the privacy of all individuals who use (later on Service). The section below outlines how Service Provider collects and handles personal information you provide by visiting this website. Please note that by accessing and using the Service, it shall be construed that you have agreed to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

What we collect

Service provider may record following information about the usage of service (a summary is also available in P3P):

  • Short term unique identifier (session cookie) for each user visit
  • A longer term identifier (permanent cookie) for each user
  • Client IP-address and DNS-address
  • Client User-Agent (ie.browser) string and behaviour of client user-agent.
  • Referal information (ie. where the user came from)
  • Time and length of visit
  • Requested files

If you do not wish to accept cookies, you will find instructions for disabling cookies within your browser. In Internet Explorer choose “Internet Options” or in Mozilla based browser choose “Internet Preferences.” If you do not wish to send IP-address or other client information you are advised to seek third party browser plugins. In above situations it is possible you are denied access to some parts of our service.

Additionally, this website utilizes basic implementation of “Google Analytics with Demographics and Interest Reporting” to collect generic background data about user behaviour, demographics (such as age and gender spread) and interests. This data is based on user activity on this and other websites that use Google Analytics /Doubleclick cookies. To opt out of Google Analytics, please visit Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.

What our advertising partners collect

We are a Google AdSense advertising partner, which means Google collects a wide ranging anynomous information about you and your interests.

If you want to view what information Google collects on you and opt-out, please visit these two links: and

Why We Collect

This information is collected for a)statistical purposes, b)marketing purposes, and c) maintenance purposes.

How We Protect Your Privacy

Your data will be treated in accordance with relevant European Union and Finland legal provisions. Your information will not be disclosed to anyone outside of Service Provider without your consent with following exceptions:
Service provider may publish general statistics about the usage of website

We may share generalised information about site visitor patterns with partners or other parties in such a way that individual visitors can never be identified. It is possible to view our site without providing any personal details. However, this may partially or completely prevent You from using some portions of Service.

Service provider reserves the right to disclose your personally identifiable information.

This can happen when we believe in good faith that an applicable law, regulation, or legal process requires it, or when we believe disclosure is necessary to protect or enforce our rights or the rights of another user.

We will use reasonable efforts to comply with this Privacy Policy and will take prompt corrective action when we learn of any failure to comply with it. We will not be liable for any damages, including incidental, consequential, or punitive damages, relating to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

You have the right to see what is held about you and correct any inaccuracies.

Use of cookies

Two types of cookies are used on this website:
Session Cookies, which are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the site. These are used for statistical and functional purposes.

Persistent Cookies, which remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie). These are used for statistical and functional purposes.

In addition there may be Third Party Cookies. Third parties cookies served via this site are used for the following purposes:

  • To serve advertisements on our site and track whether these advertisements are clicked on by users.
  • To control how often you are shown a particular advertisement.
  • To tailor advertising to match your preferences.
  • To count the number of anonymous users of our site.
  • Protection of email addresses

Some services of this website require user to register by giving a valid email address. This information is used and stored only for functional and administrative reasons. Email addressess are not used for marketing purposes.

By entering his/her email address the user agrees to terms of this privacy policy.

Miscellaneous items

Service may contain links to other sites. Service provider is not responsible for the content, security, or privacy practices employed by other sites.

More questions about privacy? If you have any questions or comments about this privacy policy, please contact us using the contact form available or send us mail:

Koulutus- ja konsultointipalvelu KK Mediat
Raiviontie 1
Finland, Europe

Registered Business ID: 1740352-7, EU VAT number: FI17403527

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