Terms of Service
By signing in to the service, you agree that proposals and comments submitted by you may be published under your name, and texts written by you may be edited or deleted by moderators, if they are deemed to be abusive or inappropriate. Your personal data are not disclosed to external parties or used for other purposes than matters concerning the usage of the OmaStadi service.
Using another person’s name without their permission is forbidden. Everyone is individually responsible for the consequences of using another person’s name without permission. The online service is provided by the City of Helsinki. You can give feedback about the online service by following the Feedback link on every page.
You will need to sign up for the service if you want to submit or comment on proposals, participate in discussions or report inappropriate texts. Signing up requires an email address, to which the password for signing in will be sent. The user can register to the Omastadi service in two alternative ways:
- The Tunnistamo service allows registration with accounts of external service providers (YLE, Google, Facebook), the AD-codes for city employees and edu.hel.fi codes used in the schools of Helsinki.
- The user can create an individual account in the OmaStadi service. The user then chooses a username and a password. The user must verify his or her e-mail address by following the link in the message sent by the service when registering.
The first log in through the Tunnistamo service is the same as as registration.
All users have the full responsibility for their own writings and for the content of these.
As a user you agree and promise, regarding any content that you produce or submit, such as texts, pictures, videos, other attachments and materials (together called ’Material’ here), to observe good manners and current legislation.
By loading or otherwise submitting Material to the service you agree that any Material subject to copyright is licensed with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International Public License (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).
As a user you take full responsibility for and guarantee that you own the rights for submitting the Material to the service, and that the Material itself or its being submitted to the service does not violate others’ immaterial or other rights.
The service is mostly moderated during office hours on business days. Comments are not checked in advance before they become public. You can report an inappropriate message by using the Flag symbol or by submitting feedback via the Feedback link.
The moderators of the service have the right to delete and edit messages. The City of Helsinki reserves the right to use messages published in the service in other contexts. The City of Helsinki is in no way responsible for the content of the writings.
Inappropriate and unlawful messages
The messages sent to the service must observe good manners of discussion and be relevant to the topic of the discussion. Any messages that can be deemed unlawful according to Finnish legislation are hidden from the public.
Unlawful messages are messages that, for example:
- can be deemed defamatory
- include another person’s personal and private information
- include confidential information
- can be deemed an incitement to ethnic hatred
- can be deemed an incitement to commit a criminal act.
Inappropriate messages and texts may be deleted or edited. Whether a message is inappropriate or unrelated in nature to the topic of discussion will be determined on a case by case basis.
Inappropriate messages are messages that, for example:
- include swearing or vulgar language
- are not related to the topic of discussion or include links to online material that is not related to the topic
- are not necessarily unlawful, but can be deemed to insult an individual or a group of individuals
- include commercial messages
- include the personal data or contact details of another private person.
If the Material that you submit violates copyright or is in some other way against the law or inappropriate, it will be deleted.
Personal data file description
If you become a customer of the City’s services or use the services in another manner, the City will collect your personal data only to the extent necessary for the purposes of providing these services. The data are collected in different registers according to the purpose of use of the data. The registers’ personal data file descriptions can be found at www.hel.fi/rekisteriseloste. The page includes the personal data file description for Participation and feedback on the Omastadi website. More information about the relevant rights as stated in the EU General Data Protection Regulation in the online services of the City of Helsinki.
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Regarding the collection of user data, cookies include anonymous unique identifiers that allow us to collect data about users who visit our website, such as information on their browsers and devices. The administrators of the website do not have access to the users’ unique identifier data. Cookies provide us with information about the browsers used on our sites and what pages are viewed the most.
This website also includes content provided by external online service providers. External online service providers can install their own cookies on browsers. For example, this website uses the Here Maps map service and its map data.
Any creative content subject to copyright, such as texts, pictures, fonts, sound recordings and videos, that is submitted to the service by the user is published on the terms of the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 licence: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/deed.en.
All data in the service are published as open data, on the terms of the Open Data Commons Open Database Licence (ODbL).
The illustrations on the website have been produced by visual artist Minna Alanko.