Terms of use and information about the site

VTV.fi is the website of the National Audit Office of Finland. The communications team of the NAOF is responsible for the maintenance and technical development of the site. The site is intended for policy-makers, public-sector operators, the media, and members of the public alike. The main purpose of the site is to function as a platform for publishing audit information and information about good management of public finances.

The website contents are published in the Finnish, Swedish and English languages. The Swedish- and English-language contents may be limited compared with the contents available in Finnish.

Any press releases published on the website are imported from the STT Info portal, videos from YouTube, and presentations from the SlideShare service.

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If the visitor rejects cookies, only cookies necessary for the operation of the website will be used.

This website also uses social plugins allowing the website to display social media content, for example. The
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Processing of personal data and data file descriptions

VTV.fi processes the personal data you disclose to us with due care, in a lawful manner, and ensuring the protection of privacy.

The data file descriptions specify the data collected in the personal data files maintained by the NAOF, as well as the intended uses, lawful disclosure, and protection principles concerning such data. Furthermore, the data file descriptions contain information about the rights of the data subjects, as well as the relevant contact details.

Here, ‘personal data file’ means a set of personal data connected by a common use. The requirement for a data file description is set out in the General Data Protection Regulation.

Description of the customer and stakeholder data file (PDF)

Description of the data file containing the contact details of the VTV.fi editorial staff (PDF)

Data Protection Officer of the NAOF is Tuomo Salminen, tietosuojavastaava@vtv.fi.

Information security

Please report any vulnerabilities or deficiencies concerning the website to the NAOF registry at kirjaamo@vtv.fi or through the site feedback form.

Copyrights and the use of photographs

The copyrights on the materials in the web service belong to the National Audit Office, unless otherwise specifically stated. You may freely use the textual materials available on the site and publish links to the site, provided that you cite the source.

The copyrights on the photographs, visualizations, and other visual materials belong to the photographers, the originators, or the National Audit Office. The photos on the VTV.fi website may not be used by anyone outside the NAOF, unless this has been specifically agreed with the NAOF’s website editorial staff.

Press photos are available for media use on the NAOF’s Flickr account. The copyright indicated on a photo must always be acknowledged in connection with the photo.

The use of the staff contact details for commercial purposes, such as all forms of direct marketing, is prohibited.


The website editorial team is responsible for the contents published on the website and aims to keep them up to date. Should you detect any errors, please report them to the staff as soon as possible. Notwithstanding the above, the editorial team is not liable for any direct or indirect loss or damage resulting from the use of information published on the website.

The NAOF is not in any way liable for the contents or functioning of other websites that may be accessed via this site. By accessing a website through this site, you agree that the website you access is not under the control of the NAOF and that the NAOF cannot influence the contents published on such website.

Editor-in-Chief of the website

Eira Heinämies, Editor-in-Chief, firstname.lastname@vtv.fi

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