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Terms of Use

The terms of use specified on this page are applied to the univaasa.fi website maintained by the University of Vaasa and the material presented on the website. By using the website you accept that these terms and conditions apply to you.

1. Purpose of the website

The objective of this website is to inform society about the operation of the University of Vaasa and the current events related to the university, as well as serve prospective and current students, partners, alumni, media representatives and the general public interested in our current research.

This website contains news, articles, blogs and publications. The site has language versions in Finnish, Swedish and English, of which the Finnish version is the most comprehensive.

The website is rebuild in stages and developed according to user feedback and experience. Feedback and proposals concerning the website can be sent by email to www-tuki@univaasa.fi.

2. Right of use

As a user of this website, your may share the content found on the website in external web communities and services in accordance with these terms of use as well as with separate terms of use applicable to them. When using the commenting tools of other community services, the terms of use specific to these tools shall apply. Should the user share content outside this website, the University of Vaasa will not be responsible for the processing of information subject to third party terms of use.

As a user, you may copy, distripute and edit content found on the website in accordance with these terms of use on the condition that the content producer and source are cited when being used. However, the use of photographs found on this website is prohibited. The sale or use of this website's content or any part of it in a manner that diminishes its value or purpose is prohibited.

3. Intellectual property

The University of Vaasa holds the ownership of the material and content found on the Univaasa.fi website, with the exception of material produced by third parties, for which the University of Vaasa only holds a right of use. The copyrights and other rights to these types of texts, images and other third-party materials found on this website belong to the producers or registration holders of the materials in question.

The University of Vaasa reserves all rights to use the registered trademark "univaasa" and other equivalent intellectual property. Use of these rights shall always require the advance written consent from the University of Vaasa.

4. Content authoring responsibilities

The University of Vaasa Vice-director of Marketing and Communications is the Editor-in-Chief of this website. It should be noted, however, that the departments and other organisational units of the University of Vaasa produce themselves the contents of their web pages and publications. If not otherwise informed, the head of the unit or department is responsible for the content of their web pages. The contact information can be found from the Organisation pages.

The University of Vaasa website also contains pages created by the students and personnel or associations formed by them. Persons appointed as administrators of these web pages are responsible for such web sites. The persons in question must have the rights to use the university IT-services. 

Conditions restricting the use of individual web pages or services may exist. Any such conditions are determined on the relevant web page or in connection with the services. Register reports containing personal data are also found on the related web service or page.

5. Discharge from Liability

The website of the University of Vaasa is presented without any commitment and “as-they-are”. The University of Vaasa does not guarantee the authenticity or reliability of any information presented in or gained from the website. The University of Vaasa does not guarantee an uninterrupted or correct operation of the website. The University of Vaasa is not responsible for the availability of the website. The University of Vaasa reserves the right to make changes to the website.

Under no circumstances shall the University of Vaasa be held liable for any indirect or incidental damages or damages that may arise from the use of or confidence in the information and material presented on the website. The University of Vaasa shall also not be held liable for any damages caused by an interruption of website use or an inability to access the pages. The University of Vaasa reserves the right to terminate the web service entirely as it sees fit.

The univaasa.fi website contains web communities maintained by the University of Vaasa itself as well as links to websites owned or maintained by third parties. By accessing these linked websites, the user hereby agrees to the fact that these pages are not under the control of the University of Vaasa, nor does University of Vaasa have any possibility of influencing the content of materials created or published on them. The linked websites may also be subject to terms restricting use, which must be read before using the website. The University of Vaasa is in no way responsible for the material contained on third-party websites.

6. Privacy

The univaasa.fi website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files sent to and saved on the user’s computer. They do not harm the user’s computer or files. Cookies are used for analyzing the use of online services, developing these services, and improving online marketing.

We use both first-party cookies set by the University of Vaasa and third-party cookies set by parties other than the University of Vaasa. The third-party cookies send data to these parties when you use the univaasa.fi website. Some cookies are related to website functions, others are used for keeping statistics on the website use.

It is not possible nor does the University of Vaasa intend to use the cookie information to connect the websites individual users to natural persons and their information. 

By using the univaasa.fi website, you give your approval to the use of cookies. If you wish, you mau disable the use of cookies in your browser settings. 

6.1 Cookies by the University of Vaasa

First party cookies (set by the University of Vaasa) are necessary for the functioning of the websites user interface and the content management system, such as logging in to the administration interface of the site.

6.2 Third-party providers of network analytics

In order to develop the content and usability of the univaasa.fi website, the University of Vaasa uses third-party (Google Analytics) cookies. These third-party cookies provide us with data about how visitors use the univaasa.fi website, what devices adn browsers they use, and other relevant information. Read more about Google Analytics and it's privacy policy from http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

6.3 Third-party plugins and targeted advertising

The univaasa.fi website includes links to third-party services and embedded plugins for services such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube. This content comes directly from the third-party services and allows these parties to gather data on their users to the extent their own privacy policies permit.

The University of Vaasa also uses third-party cookies for the targeting of advertisements and marketing.

The Your Online Choices service contains information on online advertising and privacy protection and helps you manage your privacy settings: http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/uk/ 

The University of Vaasa does not use cookies set by us or any third party to determine your identity, connect your IP address to you, or gather any data that reveals personal information about you that you have not voluntarily sent to us.

6.4 Third-party cookie policies

Facebook - www.youronlinechoices.eu/uk
Google Analytics - https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Instagram - www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp | www.aboutads.info | youronlinechoices.eu/uk/
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/settings/enhanced-advertising
Twitter - https://twitter.com/settings/account
YouTube - https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/#infochoices

The Your Online Choices service contains information on online advertising and privacy protection and helps you manage your privacy settings: http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/uk/ 

7. Possible changes

These terms of use shall enter into force on 24 May 2018 and remain in effect until further notice. The University of Vaasa reserves the right to unilaterally modify or replace these terms of use. The current terms of use are available at univaasa.fi website and they   come into effect once being published. The date of the last modification is displayed as part of these terms of use.

8. Applicable law

With the exception of any conflicts of law in international intellectual property, Finnish law shall apply to any disputes arising from these terms of use as well as the content or use the univaasa.fi website.