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Terms of use


The Prime Minister's Office is responsible for the http://genderequalityprize.fi website. Some of the current affairs and news content on the site is produced by other ministries and partners. The Prime Minister's Office is not responsible for this content.



The search function can be accessed via the website header.

The search applies by default to the entire website's content. The quick search option runs searches on the basis of all given search words and the language of the website. The function automatically adds the Boolean operator 'AND' between search words. The search function also accepts partial word searches. Search results are listed chronologically by each document's publishing date.


Please use the feedback form to submit questions and feedback regarding the prize. You will only receive a response to your feedback if you provide your contact details on the form (email or name and postal address). As a rule, responses to feedback are sent via email. Official mail should be sent to the email address for the Prime Minister's Office's registry registry@vnk.fi.

Web browsers and devices

The website is responsive, and its content is sized and displayed according to the device in use. To avoid problems in viewing our layout, please use the latest browser versions. The website can also be viewed with older browser versions, but this may limit the use of features.

Download of documents and reader apps

In order to view PDF documents, your device must have Adobe Acrobat Reader. You can download the software free of charge here.

In order to read ePUB documents, you will need a reader app supported by your device.

Direct webcasts and video recordings can also be embedded on the website, which can then be live-streamed from a separate server in the form supported by the device in use.

Terms of use

Read the terms of use through carefully. By viewing the website, you will agree to all terms of use as such.


The text, photo and video materials on this website are owned by the Prime Minister's Office or another information producer separately mentioned next to the material. E.g. the copyright for press releases is held by the organisation listed in the press release's publication data.

The use of the website's text materials and linking to these are permitted in a context that is in line with good practice and when the source of the text is listed. The use of the materials as such for commercial purposes must always be agreed on separately with the Prime Minister's Office.

Photos, other materials and their user rights

The Prime Minister's Office also shares photos and other materials on TwitterFacebook, Flickr and YouTube.

The Prime Minister's Office holds the user rights for photos and other materials unless otherwise stated in connection with the material.

When publishing photos and other materials, the name of the photographer and the holder of the user rights must be cited. Photos and other materials cannot be manipulated or altered without permission and they may not be utilised inappropriately, contrary to good practice or for marketing, advertising or any other commercial purposes. The user may not transfer the right to publish to a third party.

Legal notice

The Prime Minister's Office is responsible for the website. Each content producer listed in connection with materials is responsible for the content of the press releases or other materials they share via the website.

A concerted effort has been made to ensure that the information on the website is correct and up to date.

The Prime Minister's Office is not responsible for covering costs and damages incurred by the user due to possible mistakes in the website's content. Nor will the ministry be responsible for harm which results from technical disruptions or materials linked to the website that is published by external parties.

When leaving the website to enter a linked page, the terms of use of the website in question will be applied. The Prime Minister's Office is not responsible for updating of a third-party website, for the publications on the website or for ensuring that the content of the third-party site is correct. A link on the website to a third-party website does not mean that the Prime Minister's Office is in any manner responsible for operating the website or for the products and services offered and mentioned on the given site.

The Prime Minister's Office has the right but no obligation to monitor and inspect the areas of the website on which users transfer or pass on messages and the content of the communication in question.

The Prime Minister's Office is not responsible for the content of communications regardless of whether copyright, defamation, protection of privacy or other legislation is applied to it. The Prime Minister's Office may at its own discretion delete materials submitted by visitors to the website, if they view it as inappropriate.

The Prime Minister's Office will not pay a remuneration or compensation for using the website or for submitting information via the website. The Prime Minister's Office has the right to use and edit any of the material offered in this way without restriction and worldwide without paying any charge.

The Prime Minister's Office cannot guarantee the confidentiality of messages sent via the open information network. Users must refrain from sending confidential data by email.

The materials on the website cannot be considered a binding offer, request or commitment by the Prime Minister's Office.

The Prime Minister's Office reserves the right to update, review and change the terms of use, as well as the content and layout of the website. Visitors should review the current terms of use for the website from time to time. The Prime Minister's Office has the right at any given time to cease provision of the website e.g. temporarily for maintenance, repair or update procedures.

The visitor commits to paying in full compensation for any damages possibly resulting from actions that violate the terms of use.

If a part of these terms of use is observed to be contrary to unconditional legislation or otherwise impossible to implement, this part will not otherwise influence the validity of these terms of use.

Finnish legislation is applied to the terms of use and the application of them.

Handling of personal data

The Prime Minister's Office is committed to protecting the privacy of the website's visitors and their personal data under the Personal Data Act. We do not collect data on the basis of which individual visitors can be identified.

General statistical data on the use of the website is collected and used in the developed of web services. This data includes

• viewed pages
• time and date
• IP address
• web browser and operating system.

We only save contact and other data sent personally by the user that we can use to respond to communication requests, questions and other feedback sent by users.

Social extensions

The website contains links and connections to third-party websites, as well as to social extensions (e.g. Twitter plug-in). The plug-ins maintained by third parties on the website load from the server of the given service. The website does not send its visitor's data via social media extensions.

The terms of use and other conditions laid down by a third party are applied to the services offered by the third party and the applications provided by the third party.


Any inquiries on the website should be directed to the External Economic Relations Unit at the Prime Minister’s Office, which will provide more information. 


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