Terms of Use for Algol Group Internet Sites

1. General

By accessing www.algol.fi internet site and any sub-sites thereof or any other sites belonging to Algol group companies (collectively the “Algol Site”) published and maintained by or on behalf of Algol Oy or its group companies (collectively “Algol”), you agree to the following terms and conditions governing the use of the Algol Site (“Terms of Use”). If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please do not use the Algol Site.

Algol may at any time without notice change and/or modify these Terms of Use by publishing modified and/or changed Terms of Use at the Algol Site. If you continue to use the Algol Site after the Terms of Use have been changed and/or modified, you agree to such modified or changed Terms of Use. You should therefore from time to time revisit the Terms of Use published on the Algol Site to review the each time applicable Terms of Use. Effective Date for the Terms of Use is posted afore.

Algol may also at any time without notice make changes and/or modifications to any content, products, technologies and/or services described on the Algol Site.

2. Intellectual Property Rights

The Algol Site and all contents presented in whatever form on the Algol Site are owned or licensed by Algol and protected by applicable copyright laws and international treaties.

The Algol Site and all contents presented in whatever form on the Algol Site may not be copied, reproduced, transmitted, distributed, sold, rented, sublicensed, altered, stored for subsequent use or otherwise used in whole or in part in any manner without Algol's prior written approval. Private use of the Algol Site and contents including copying and printing of the contents for private use is allowed.

Algol trade names, trademarks, logos, images and service marks, whether registered or not, displayed on the Algol Site are the property of Algol, its licensors or other contractors and may not be used without prior written approval of Algol.

No rights or license to the Algol Site and the contents therein are granted, unless otherwise expressly stated in these Terms of Use.

Any product, service, or technology described on the Algol Site may be subject to other intellectual property rights owned or licensed by Algol and all rights therein are reserved.

3. User Content

The Algol Site may be used only for lawful purposes and in a lawful manner. You must not submit any unlawful or inappropriate materials to us. By submitting any material, you will grant us an unlimited right to use such material without compensation and without any accountability towards you. You must use reasonable efforts to ensure that any material you submit is free of viruses and other harmful characteristics.

4. Links to Third Party Sites

The Algol Site may contain links to other web pages that are owned or operated by third parties. Use of sites through links on Algol Site is subject to terms and conditions of such other sites. Algol has no control over the contents or other properties of such sites and assumes no liability for any matters arising out of use by you of such sites. Algol does not endorse such site or the owners, operators, contents or other properties thereof.

5. No Warranty

All information published on algol site is provided "as is". No warranties, either expressed or implied, including without limitation, warranties of title or non-infringement or warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose, is made as to the availability, accuracy, reliability, content or any other property. There is no warranty that the access and use of the algol site will be uninterrupted, error-free or completely secure.

6. Disclaimer of Liability

Algol shall not be liable for and you agree to waive, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, your right to any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, loss of profits or business opportunities or for business interruption arising out of the use of or unavailability of the algol site in any and all circumstances.

7. Governing Law

These Terms of Use are governed by the laws of Finland.

Data privacy, processing of personal data and cookie policy

Data privacy notice

Your data privacy is important to Algol, and we are committed to protect your privacy. We are processing your personal data in order to provide you services. We may also use your personal data to communicate with you. We only collect personal data that is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed. We process personal data only for purposes that have been determined beforehand.

Algol group companies process your personal data in accordance with the applicable data privacy laws and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We may also outsource the processing of personal data to a third party, the data processor, in which case we will ensure through contractual measures that your personal data is processed in accordance with the applicable data privacy laws and the GDPR.

If we transfer your personal data outside the EU or EEA, we will ensure the adequate level of protection of your personal data among others by agreeing on matters related to the confidentiality and processing of your personal data in accordance with the applicable data privacy laws and the GDPR. We will store your personal information only for as long as is necessary in order to carry out the purposes of processing of the personal data or as separately defined in accordance with the applicable laws.

Your rights

If we process personal information about you, you have the following rights:

Access and correction: you have the right to access to that data. This is sometimes called a ‘Subject Access Request’. If we agree that we are obliged to provide personal information to you, we will provide it to you free of charge. Before providing personal information to you, we may ask for proof of identity and sufficient information about your interactions with us that we can locate your personal information. If the information we hold about you is incorrect, you are entitled to ask us to correct any inaccuracies in the personal information.

Object to processing: you have the right to object to us processing your personal information if we are not entitled to use it any more.

Other Rights: in addition, you may have rights to have your information deleted if we are keeping it too long, have its processing restricted in certain circumstances and/or to obtain copies of information we hold about you in electronic form.

You can make a request or exercise these rights by contacting Algol at gdpr@algol.fi and we will make all reasonable and practical efforts to comply with your request, so long as it is consistent with applicable law and professional standards.

Cookie policy

A cookie is a text file that is stored on your computer, smart phone or tablet for example to present custom web pages to visitors or to collect statistics. Cookies enhance your user experience and the value of your visit on the Algol Site. The information we collect through the use of the analytics services and cookies are statistics relating to your surfing at the Algol Site at IP address level.

Although most browsers automatically accept cookies, you can choose whether or not to accept cookies via your browser's settings (often found in your browser's Tools or Preferences menu). If you wish, you can remove all cookies from your browser settings after your visit, and you can also disable the use of cookies. You may also delete cookies from your device at any time.

Further information about managing cookies can be found in your browser's help file or through sites such as www.allaboutcookies.org.

Below is a list of the types of cookies used on our web sites:

Performance (i.e., User's Browser)

Our web sites are built using common internet platforms. These have built-in cookies which help compatibility issues (e.g., to identify your browser type) and improve performance (e.g., quicker loading of content). Session: Deleted upon closing the browser.


We use third party analytics tools to help us understand how site visitors use our web site. This allows us to improve the quality and content for our visitors and may also be used to provide targeted communication, marketing and content creation. The aggregated statistical data cover items such as total visits or page views, and referrers to our web sites. Expiry: Persistent, but will be deleted automatically after two years if you no longer visit our web site.

Algol uses analytics services from Google Analytics. Algol uses the information collected for developing the Algol Site and to follow the user traffic of the Algol Site. Google Analytics can be disabled with this add on tool https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. Please note that this opt out is specific for each browser and device.

More information about how Google Analytics is used by Algol can be found here: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html

To provide website visitors with more choice on how their data is collected by Google Analytics, Google have developed the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to indicate that information about the website visit should not be sent to Google Analytics. The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on does not prevent information from being sent to the website itself or to other web analytics services.

Social sharing 

We use third party social media widgets or buttons to provide you with additional functionality to share content from our web pages to social media websites and email. Use of these widgets or buttons may place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use, ensure your interaction is displayed webpages (e.g. the social share count cache is updated) and log information about your activities across the Internet and on our web sites. We encourage you to review each provider's privacy information before using any such service.