Terms of use

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs, acting as the secretariat for the Finland Promotion Board is responsible for the website (the “Site”): finland.fi/toolbox.


Unless otherwise stated, all of the content of the Site is generated by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (Content Provider). The Content Provider, or any other named information provider, own the copyright to all of the content published on the Site, including texts, photographs and video material. This means that the copyright of videos, for example, is always held by the issuing organisation.

All materials can be used freely and linked to, in the proper context, provided that reference is made to the original source. However, material may not be used for any commercial purpose without prior permission from the Content Provider.

Photos, Other Materials and the Relevant Terms of Use

The Content Provider also disseminates photographs and other materials on various topics and network events on Flickr, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

The Content Provider retains the Right of Use for photographs and other materials, unless otherwise stated in connection with said material. Finland Image Bank photos can be used freely when presenting Finland. Other uses, such as in education materials and textbooks, are also possible.

The photographer and the holder of the right of use must be acknowledged when using images or other material. The photographs and other materials may not be manipulated or altered without permission, used inappropriately or contrary to conventionally accepted standards of conduct, or adopted for marketing, advertising or any other commercial purposes. Users may not transfer publication rights to a third party.

Legal Notice

The Content Provider is  responsible for the Site.

Every effort is made to keep information on the Site up-to-date and accurate.

The Content Provider is  not responsible for any losses or damage suffered by users due to possible errors on the Site. Nor does the Content Provider assume any liability for any harm caused by technical problems or any material published and linked to the Site by third parties.

Linked pages are subject to their respective terms of use. The Content Provider assumes no liability, past or present, for the accuracy of any third party products, services or information provided on their own websites.

No material on the Site may be deemed an offer, request or commitment binding the Content Provider.

The Content Provider retains the right to update, edit or change the Terms of Use and the content and visual image of the Site. Users are advised to check the Terms of Use in force on the Site from time to time. The Content Providers reserve the right, at any time and for any unspecified reason, to temporarily suspend the Site, for example for the duration of maintenance and updating.

Users must undertake to compensate an injured party in full for any damage arising from the breach of the Terms of Use by the user in question.

If a part of the Terms of Use is deemed to be in violation of an unconditional legal provision or cannot be applied in practice, such part will not affect the validity of other parts of the Terms of Use.

Finnish law shall apply to the Terms of Use and their interpretation, aside from cases in which there is a conflict between the legal provisions in question.

Personal Data Management

Under the Personal Data Act, the Content Provider is committed to protecting the privacy and personal data of visitors to the Site. We do not collect data that would enable the identification of individual visitors.

Information is only collected on how users access and use the Site. This information is then used for developing the Site’s services. The data include:

Pages viewed
IP address
Web browser and operating system.


Additional information on the Site is available from the Unit of Public Diplomacy at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs: vie-50@formin.fi.

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Kanavakatu 3 C, Helsinki
PO Box 481, 00023 Government
Telephone +358 295 350 000