Recruitment Register Privacy Statement

The recruitment register is part of the employee register of the Finnish Red Cross Blood Service (FRCBS).

Why is my data being collected?

Data is collected in connection with job applications for purposes of filling employee positions. In the application form, you can consent to the processing of your data for other potential applications for a period of 6 months. The collection of personal data is based on consent of the data subject, and the provision of information is a prerequisite to participation in the recruitment process.

What data are collected about me?

Name, contact information, date of birth, salary request, resume, education, work experience, language and IT skills, references.

How is my data obtained?

The information is obtained from the job applicants themselves.

Why is my data processed?

We process personal data for the purpose of selecting an employee for the vacant position.

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

We will not disclose your data outside the Blood Service without your consent. If the recruitment process uses services provided by a third-party recruitment expert (such as aptitude evaluations), we will ask for your consent before disclosing your data to our partners for processing.

Is my data transferred outside the EU?


How is my data being protected?

The processing of employee data is restricted to those professionals whose duties so require, and such individuals are subject to an obligation of confidentiality. 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 two-factor passwords 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?

For 24 months, after which they are automatically erased from our system. Open applications are stored for 6 months.

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?

Open applications are erased upon request immediately. Applications targeted at a specific position are stored for 24 months after submission, as they may be required to be revisited for possible additional inquiries concerning recruitment. You may object to the processing of your data 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