Data protection

The confidential and appropriate processing of personal data is important for Finnvera.

Data protection

We process personal data in compliance with data protection legislation and good data management and processing practices. When it comes to client data, we operate according to the obligation of confidentiality laid down in Section 5 of the Act on the State-Owned Specialised Financing Company (443/1998). Our web pages may contain links to the web pages or services of other companies that have their own data protection practices, unconnected to those of Finnvera. In such cases, we recommend that you familiarise yourself with the data protection practices of the third parties in question.

Further information about data protection may be presented in connection with individual services, products, websites and applications. In such cases, the further information provided takes precedence over this text.

Our data protection practices may change when we develop our services or when legislation changes. Up-to-date information about our practices can be found on this website.

Finnvera processes personal data for various reasons. In this privacy statement, “you” refers to clients, potential clients or other parties concerned, such as actual beneficiaries, authorised representatives and persons in charge in the company.

This privacy statement covers the following topics:

  • What kinds of personal data does Finnvera collect?
  • How and on what legal bases may Finnvera use your personal data?
  • To whom may Finnvera disclose personal data?
  • Transfer of data outside the EU or the EEA
  • How does Finnvera protect personal data?
  • Your rights related to protection of privacy
  • For how long does Finnvera store your personal data?
  • Contacting Finnvera or the data protection authority

How are changes to this privacy statement made?

We constantly improve and develop our services, products and website so changes may be made to privacy statements from time to time.

Finnvera does not restrict your rights described in the privacy statement or defined in the applicable data protection legislation in the jurisdictions where Finnvera operates. If significant changes are made to the privacy statement, we provide a clear notification about this whenever required by applicable law. Read the privacy statement from time to time to keep up to date about changes, if any.

Contacting Finnvera or the data protection authority

If you have any questions about the privacy statement, you can contact Finnvera’s data protection officer by sending e-mail to tietosuojavastaava(at) Alternatively, you can contact the national data protection authority in any matters related to data protection. The data protection authority also handles complaints related to data protection.

A data subject should submit the request to access their data through the Messages function of the online service with the topic “Other”. Log in to Finnvera's online service through the e-Authorizations service with your personal online banking credentials or mobile certificate. 

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