1. Licence content
The licence is valid indefinitely. The licence ends when the user removes the app. THL has the right and obligation to end maintenance of the information system and to delete the data it contains once there is no longer a need to break covid-19 infection chains. In this case, the app licence ends automatically.
- copy, modify or alter, sublicense, resell or otherwise commercially benefit from the app, its components, content or this personal licence;
- deliberately give false information (e.g. unlock code) to the app;
- circumvent or change any restrictions on access and use installed on the app;
- reverse engineer, translate or in any other way decipher the software code of the app unless separately permitted or published openly according to Finnish law.
The app user is responsible for obtaining the devices, software and data communication connections required to use the app. The user is also responsible for the costs of these and the functioning of the devices, software and connections. The user is responsible for use of the app in a data secure user environment.
2. Personal data
The processing of personal data in conjunction with the use of the information system is laid down in chapter 4a, sections 43a-43h of the Communicable Diseases Act (1227/2016).
Personal data is processed in conjunction with the information system to break covid-19 infection chains and to reach and inform app users and people who have been potentially exposed as well as for statistical purposes necessary for monitoring the covid-19 pandemic and evaluating the functioning of the information system. Personal data is not used for other purposes.
The following personal data is processed in conjunction with the information system:
- the user’s pseudonymous codes
- the pseudonymous codes of other users the user comes into close contact with, the necessary information related to these contacts, contact length and time, and the strength of the Bluetooth signal to the mobile device;
- the pseudonymous codes of users who have reported their infection;
- alert of potential exposure received by the user;The information referred to in points 1,2 and 4 above are stored in the user’s mobile device. The information referred to in section 43, subsection 2(3) of the Communicable Diseases Act is stored in the back end system to allow users of the mobile app who have possibly been exposed to infection to be reached.
The information referred to in points 1 to 4 above is removed and destroyed within 21 days of being saved. The information is removed and destroyed at the latest when the information system is removed from use in accordance with section 43a, subsection 5 of the Communicable Diseases Act.
The app user does not need to notify a physician of an alert received through the information system.
The processing of personal data in conjunction with use of the information system is described in more detail in the privacy notice published by THL at https://koronavilkku.fi/en/privacy/.
3. Intellectual property rights
All intellectual property rights and title to the app are the property of THL or the THL licensor. The app may use open source software.
4. Limitations of liability
THL provides the app to users ”as is” and does not guarantee that the app will function in accordance with users’ requirements or that the app will work in all operating environments.
THL shall not be liable for any direct or consequential loss, including the destruction or disappearance of data, caused by use of the app or interpretation of the data contained in the app unless otherwise required by mandatory legislation.
6. Applicable law and disputes
7. Contact information
National Institute for Health and Welfare
P.O. Box 30, FI-00271 Helsinki, Finland
tel. +358 29 524 6000
The person responsible for the Koronavilkku app is Aleksi Yrttiaho
first name.last firstname.lastname@example.org