Terms of Use

This website is owned and administered by the Trade Union for the Public and Welfare Sectors JHL, henceforth referred to as JHL.

In these Terms of Use, we explain the terms concerning the use of material published on the site as well as our privacy policy. We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions as well as the contents of the site without prior notice.

Intellectual property rights

JHL reserves all rights to the website jhl.fi and its contents. JHL reserves the right to change the website’s Terms of Use, layout, contents, and other properties at any time. Users may read and browse the website, as well as print out material for private use. The use of texts published on jhl.fi is permitted for journalistic purposes, provided that the source is acknowledged.

Responsibility for the web service and its content

Breaks in the service may occur due to maintenance, high server traffic or any other reason. JHL accepts no responsibility for direct or consequential damage arising from the use of the information on the website.

The jhl.fi website contains links to pages and websites owned by third parties. JHL accepts no responsibility for the content or functionality of any third party page or website.

By using the website, the user acknowledges that that no website or online service is absolutely secure. Each user is responsible for the data security in his or her data system.

The user is responsible for the validity and arrival of any information submitted through jhl.fi.

Privacy policy

Apart from the members’ pages, the jhl.fi website is open for any user and users may browse the site without registration. JHL does not gather personal information about the visitors. Nevertheless, jhl.fi does make use of cookies and a monitoring service to analyse the use of the website. This information is used to develop and improve the website.

Visitor information is gathered to create anonymous statistical records about the following:

  • the visitor’s service provider
  • the page from which the visitor enters the site and the page from which the visitor exits the site
  • total number of visitors on each page

The information about the user stored by the cookies includes information relating to the browser used, to the use of the website and the IP address of the user’s computer. We only identify the business which owns the IP address, never the individual using it.

Using the member section of the jhl.fi website requires the user to log in. Access to the member pages is limited to JHL’s members, all of which shall be identified at login through the information stored in the JHL membership register.

 JHL’s membership register privacy statement 

From time to time we may place information on your computer or other device to allow us to identify users of the site. Please read further for more information on:

  • cookies,
  • how we use them, and
  • how you can control the use of cookies.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully before entering the site.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that can be used by web sites to make a user’s experience more efficient. Cookies help us to identify your device once you enter the site, remember your personal preferences and improve your user experience as well as adjust the adverts on our site and on other web services.

Cookies are stored on the user’s device on the first entry to the site and when re-entering the site, the cookies are transmitted back to our web site, or other, where they are identified. More information on cookies is available on AboutCookies.org.

What type of cookies are used on this site?

This site uses different types of cookie. They can be categorised based on the duration and the purpose of use.

This site uses both transient and permanent cookies. The transient cookies are stored in the computer’s memory only during a user’s browsing session and are automatically deleted from the user’s computer when the browser is closed. The permanent cookies are stored on the user’s computer and are not deleted when the browser is closed.

Essential cookies

The law states that we can store cookies on your machine if they are essential to the operation of this site. These cookies do not track individual users or identify them for marketing purposes.

Non-essential cookies

This site uses cookies to help us to analyse how users use the site (e.g. most visited pages, errors). We do not do this to track individual users or to identify them, but to gain useful knowledge about how the site is used so that we can keep improving it for our users. Without the knowledge we gain from the systems that use these cookies we would not be able to provide the service we do.

We use Google Analytics, a popular web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to help us to analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers that may be located outside the EU and are subject to local privacy policy.

More information about Google privacy policy and Google Analytics:

Google Analytics privacy overview

Opt out of Google Analytics tracking

This site may use Facebook and Twitter cookies. The information generated by these cookies may be transmitted to and stored by their servers outside the EU.

Functional cookies help us to remember your personal preferences (e.g. username, language or location) and improve your user experience with distinctive features.

Some third party cookies may be set on this site by services, such as Twitter and Facebook, that appear on our pages. They relate to the ability of users to share content on this site, as indicated by the push-button icons. They are set by the operators of that service and are not in our control.

How to control and delete cookies?

The most popular browsers all accept the use of cookies, but also allow the user a level of control over them. As a user, you can set your browser to prevent the download of new cookies and delete the existing ones. You may also be able to set your browser to prompt the cookies each time a new one is offered.

If you want to disable future cookies or delete cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies (Usually this can be found in the “Tools”, “Options” or “Edit” menu). More detailed instructions on how to block cookies or delete them, can be found at AboutCookies.org.

Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site.


We reserve the right to change our cookie policy. All changes will be notified here.


These Terms of Use are subject to Finnish law. Any dispute arising out of or relating to these terms of use or the use of the website jhl.fi shall be settled by the District Court of Helsinki (Helsingin käräjäoikeus).