Communication Register Privacy Statement

The communication register of the Blood Service stores the contact information, stories, interviews, images and videos of persons featured in the communication channels and materials of the Blood Service.

Why is my data being collected?

Your data is used for purposes of producing communication materials in e.g. the publications and online channels of the Blood Service. Such materials are used to, for example, communicate the importance of blood donation activities and the Stem Cell Registry for the treatment of patients. The data is obtained from the data subjects, and their collection, storage and publication is always agreed on a case-by-case basis with the data subjects. The provision of data is voluntary and based on consent.

What data are collected about me?

We collect the contact information (name, phone number, address, email address) of the individual featured in our communication material, as well as their story and possible images and/or video. If the story is a patient case, the collected information also includes the cause of the story, i.e. the illness or reason for treatment in question.

How is my data obtained?

The data is obtained from the data subjects. Images or video may also be obtained by Blood Service personnel or photographers or videographers contracted by the Blood Service.

Why is my data processed?

The data is used for the production of communication materials, such as interview articles or donor/patient stories.

Is my data disclosed outside the Blood Service? If so, why and where?

Your information may be provided for use by the media, but the disclosure of publication of data is always agreed on a case-by-case basis with the data subject.

Is my data transferred outside the EU?

The information systems and their servers are located within the EU, which means that your data will not be transferred outside the EU through them. Data published in communication channels (publications, websites, etc.) can be accessed in said channels outside the EU.

How is my data being protected?

The processing of data is restricted to those professionals whose duties so require. They have received training on the use of information systems and information security and data protection measures. Access rights to the information systems are secured by passwords and/or reliable automatic authentication. Printed documents are stored in locked containers. Our contracts with the suppliers of information systems include provisions on data protection practices, such as confidentiality and the destruction of data.

Is my data used for profiling or automated decision-making?

Your data will not be used for profiling or automatic decision-making.

For how long is my data stored?

Contact information is stored for the duration necessary for purposes of communication. Our communication materials are archived permanently.

How can I review my data and rectify any inaccurate information?

You may request access to and rectifications of your data by submitting a request for data form or rectification form available on the Blood Service website. You may also update your contact information by calling the Blood Service, tel. +358 (0) 29 300 1010.

Can I request the erasure of my data or object to the use of my data?

You may request the erasure of your data or object to their processing by calling the Blood Service, tel. +358 (0) 29 300 1010.

Can I lodge a complaint with the authorities?

If you feel that the processing of your personal data is not lawful, you may lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

Contact information

Finnish Red Cross, Blood Service

Härkälenkki 13

FI-01730 Vantaa, Finland

tel. +358 29 300 1010


Person in charge of the filing system

Willy Toiviainen, Director, Communications and Human Resources, tel. +358 29 300 1830