Privacy Policy and Disclaimers


A cookie is a small text file that is sent to and stored on the user’s computer. Cookies do not harm the user’s computer or files. Cookies provide University of Lapland with information about how and when you have used the site and help us develop the site to offer better services. The user can choose to disable the use of cookies in the browser settings. If cookies are disabled, some functions may be slowed down and access to certain websites may be completely blocked. University of Lapland may use cookies and similar technologies for creating and developing web pages and services and improving the user experience.

University of Lapland website uses visitor tracking services such as the Google Analytics service to collect anonymous statistics about the users of the site in order to improve the contents of the site. The Google Analytics service stores information about what web pages you visit, how much time you spend on the site, from where you navigated to the site and what links you click on. You can disable the visitor tracking using the Google Analytics opt-out feature Google Analytics stores this information 26 months.

Social Media Plugins

University of Lapland website may contain links and connections to websites owned by third parties as well as so-called social media plugins (e.g. Facebook plugin). The use of social media plugins may result in personally identifiable information being sent to the social media service provider in question. When using a plugin, you may allow cookies from a third party website to be stored on your computer. The operators of that site will then be able to monitor your use of the site, if you are logged onto the social media website in question.

Any services or applications offered by third parties on the University of Lapland website or as part of University of Lapland’s services are subject to the privacy policy, terms of use and other terms and conditions specified by the third party. University of Lapland has no control over websites operated by third parties and is not responsible for any material published on such sites or the use of such material.

Data Protection Officer

Hannu Mikkola, LLM
Administration, research services
tietosuoja (at)
+358 40 735 6200

More information about Data Protection at the University of Lapland >

More infromation about social media plugins

Markku Kontio, web-coordinator
firstname.lastname (at)
P. +358 40 513 4950