Signals from Helsinki is a website maintained by the Helsinki City Executive Office. The site contains information on sustainable urban development in Helsinki. The site was produced for use particularly during Finland’s EU Presidency period 1 July–31 December 2019.

The website is hosted at www.signalsfromhelsinki.fi, and users are redirected to the site’s homepage from www.hel.fi/signals and to subpages created for the opening events of the EU Presidency period from the sub-URLs www.kesäpäivä.fi and www.maailmanympärysmatka.fi.

The website is maintained in Finnish, Swedish and English.

Website design

The website complies with accessibility standards. The site can be accessed with different web-connected devices.

Data protection and online privacy

signalsfromhelsinki.fi is maintained by the City of Helsinki. The City is committed to protecting the online privacy of the users of its websites in compliance with the Data Protection Act (1050/2018) of Finland, the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation), as well as other pertaining legislation.

Why do we collect information?

The website automatically collects the user information listed below. This information is used to improve the user interface and user experience of the site as well as to monitor the number of visitors to the site for statistical purposes. We do not disclose the information to third parties.

What information on users do we collect?

The website uses cookies for maintaining session state. Session cookies contain session information only; they do not contain identity information.

Users can block cookies in their browser settings. However, if you block cookies, you may not be able to fully access the services or features of the site.

Statistical information on site visits is collected and stored anonymously, so any information collected for statistical purposes cannot be linked to an individual. Such information includes:

  • IP address of user
  • Time and date
  • Pages visited
  • Browser used
  • Geolocation data, which cannot be used to identify the user.

Can information be passed on to other services?

This website may contain content from third service providers, such as embedded content from map services or social media channels. We are not responsible for the online privacy of these services and channels. 

Links to pages of the website can be shared on Facebook and Twitter. No personal data is transferred to social media sites through such links. 

How long is information stored?

Information is stored only for as long as necessary for the achievement of the purposes defined herein. Stored information does not contain data that could be used to identify a user.

Feedback on website

Feedback on this website can be submitted at http://www.hel.fi/feedback 

Website maintenance and management

This website is maintained by the Helsinki City Executive Office’s Communications unit. The website editor is communications specialist Johanna Snellman.

We make every effort to ensure that the information of the website is up to date, but we cannot guarantee that all information is accurate, unchanging and up to date at all times. The City of Helsinki is not responsible for any loss or damage caused by the use of this website.

The website contains links to sites maintained by third parties including the Finnish Government and non-profit organizations. The City of Helsinki is not responsible for the content of sites maintained by third parties.