Page updated 2.1.2019

Privacy policy on the TUAS website

Turku University of Applied Sciences Ltd (hereinafter “TUAS”) collects information about the users of its website. Processing of user data helps develop the technical maintenance and evolution of the TUAS website. The primary purpose is to improve services on the website. Furthermore, TUAS collects user data for communications and marketing maintenance, analysis and development.

User data statistics application

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The website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics and visitor tracking application. The application collects statistical data anonymously without identifying individual visitors. Data is collected with the help of cookies. Further information on cookies is set out below. If you would like to receive more information on Google Analytics, please visit: http://www.google.com/analytics/.

You have the possibility to opt out of Google Analytics tracking by installing the Google Analytics OptOut Browser Add-On by visiting the Google Analytics opt-out page: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

If you visit our website and your browser is set to accept cookies, we deem this to constitute an approval of our use of cookies.

Social media community services

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On the TUAS website, there are third-party social media components connecting with social media community services, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. The plugins on our website are downloaded from the servers of the respective service providers. Community service plugins may collect data about visits to this site in accordance with the terms and conditions of use and privacy policy of the respective community service. In the case of third-party applications, the terms and conditions of use and privacy policies of the respective third party will apply.

Cookies

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We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files that are sent to and stored on the user’s computer. Cookies enable site administrators to recognise frequent visitors, make it easier for users to sign in on websites, and collect aggregated information about visitors.

This feedback enables us to continually improve our website. Cookies do not harm users’ computers or files.

We use the following cookies:

  • csrftoken: a token for the prevention of CSRF attacks
  • sessionid: session identifier
  • Google Analytics cookie __utma: distinguishes users and sessions
  • Google Analytics cookie __utmb: determines sessions
  • Google Analytics cookie __utmz: monitors traffic sources and navigation
  • Google Analytics cookie __utmv: monitors variable user data
  • Google DoubleClick and Google AdWords cookies for marketing

AddThis.com: a third-party cookie created and read by addthis.com. It ensures that the user sees the updated number when sharing a page and returning to a page before the cache memory of our share calculator is updated.

Contact form

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On the TUAS website, we use a contact form where users are requested to provide their email addresses. The information provided in the contact form is transmitted to the correct party at TUAS according to the enquiry type (general enquiry, renting facilities, feedback on the website, recruitment need, projects, need for a service or training, admissions, library, etc.).

The person responsible for the service will respond to the email address provided by the user. Data may be forwarded within the organization, where appropriate, in order for TUAS to be able to handle the service request from the customer.

Data provided in the contact form will be saved in TUAS’ server. Each year, a report is compiled from the data provided in the contact form, including the enquiry type and reason, in order for TUAS to develop and analyse its service processes. No user contact information is saved in the annual report. When contact information is no longer needed, it will be destroyed.