Privacy statement


Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Finland Ab (“Orkla C&S”) respects your privacy. This Privacy Statement informs you of Orkla C&S’s privacy practices and of the choices you can make about the way Personal Information about you, including from your online activity, is collected and how that Personal Information is used by Orkla C&S. The term “Personal Information” comprises all information which allows or facilitates the identification of an individual.

Orkla C&S is committed to protecting your Personal Information and your privacy.

1. Collection of Personal Information.

Orkla C&S recognizes the importance of the Personal Information by which you can be identified, such as your name, address, or e-mail address. Orkla C&S respects the privacy of people visiting its websites. You may visit any of the Orkla C&S websites without revealing any Personal Information.

There is not any obligation for you to provide Orkla C&S with your Personal Information. In general, Orkla C&S collects only Personal Information that you voluntarily provide, for example, when you provide a comment or send feedback. Both the type and amount of Personal Information collected will be limited to information that is relevant to the identified purposes and is obtained by lawful and fair means, consistent with applicable Data Protection Legislation.

Orkla C&S saves your Personal Information only for as long as necessary to fulfil the identified purposes as well as to comply with applicable Data Protection Legislation.

Cookies, Web beacons and other technologies
Orkla C&S collects information about visitors to its websites via the use of cookies and web beacons and other technologies in order to further improve its services and online offers. In this way, customer needs can be better met by Orkla C&S by telling it which visitors clicked on which parts of its website, as well as to recognise your browser the next time you visit a Orkla C&S website.

Accordingly, Orkla C&S websites may occasionally send "cookies" to your computer to better serve you with more tailored information when you return to the website. Cookies are small text files that are downloaded and stored on your computer when you visit a Orkla C&S website. They can either be just for the period of time, or session, when your web browser is open to a Orkla C&S website, or they can be persistent cookies that store your preferences for future visits to the website.

“Web beacons” are an electronic image which can recognise certain types of information, such as website usage. They are often combined with cookies. Web beacons may identify a visit, but will not be able to correlate it with any cookies’ information.
Some jurisdictions may require your consent before serving cookies and similar tracking devices to your computer, such as prior consent, or where consent can be inferred through appropriate browser / application settings or other means. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; for example you can always set your browser to tell you when you are sent a cookie and then refuse to receive it. And you can always delete the cookie at any time that you want.

However, please note that if you do this you may possibly not be able to use the full functionality of the Orkla C&S website.

On some pages of our site, third parties may also set their own anonymous cookies, for the purposes of tracking the success of their application or customising the application for you. We cannot access these cookies, nor can the third parties access the data in our cookies.

For further information about cookies, please visit: www.aboutcookies.org

Google Analytics
Websites of Orkla C&S may make use of Google Analytics, which is a web-based analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are stored on the user's computer and which allow an analysis of the use of the Orkla C&S website by you. The information generated by the cookie about the users' use of the Orkla C&S website is generally transferred to one of Google's servers in the USA and is stored there. Anonymisation of the user’s Internet Protocol (IP) has been activated on the Google website, so that – beforehand – the user's IP-address will be shortened by Google in the country of origin. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP-address be transferred to a Google server located in the USA and shortened there.

Google will use this information to evaluate the user's use of the Orkla C&S website, in order to put together a report about the website activities. In no circumstances will Google associate your IP address transmitted by your browser with other data stored by Google. Nevertheless, you can prevent the installation of the Google cookies with the appropriate setting of your browser.
Further information on the terms of use and data protection with regard to Google Analytics is available at: www.google.com/analytics.

2. Use of Personal Information.

Orkla C&S will only use your Personal Information for the purposes made known to you, or to which you have consented in advance. These purposes include (but may not be limited to) answers your questions or responses to your feedback, providing information requested by you, communicating with you regarding Orkla C&S’s products and service, or communicating with you in order to prevent and detect security threats, fraud or other malicious activity.

In addition, Orkla C&S may use the Personal Information when legally necessary in order to: protect its legal rights, protect it against claims and lawsuits, comply with court orders or orders by law issued from a public authority, or where otherwise required or permitted by applicable laws.

Advertising/Marketing and Public Opinion Surveys.
Orkla C&S will not use the Personal Information you have provided for advertising and marketing purposes unless you have explicitly consented.

3. Disclosure to Third Parties.

Orkla C&S may disclose your Personal Information to its affiliates, strategic partners and service partners who assist Orkla C&S in providing its products to you. Also, if Orkla C&S determines the need to sell, buy, merge, or reorganise its business, it may also need to disclose your Personal Information for such business reasons, but will pursue relevant and proper protection of your Personal Information in such an event.
In addition, disclosures may be required for legal reasons. However, your Personal Information will not be shared with third parties for advertising or marketing purposes without your prior consent. Also, Orkla C&S does not sell or lease your Personal Information. But as a reminder, please note that any Personal Information that you may have already shared with others from any of Orkla C&S’s online services cannot be kept private or confidential.

4. Security.

Your Personal Information will be protected by reasonable security safeguards against accidental loss, unauthorised processing, the destruction of, or use or modification of, or unauthorised disclosure of your Personal Information. Orkla C&S employs appropriate technical and organisational security measures in order to protect your Personal Information. The safeguards Orkla C&S employs are proportionate to the likelihood and severity of any potential harms or threats, the sensitivity of the Personal Information, and the context in which it is held.

5. Retention of Personal Information.

Orkla C&S will use Personal Information that you provide (e.g. during registration with Orkla C&S’s website, or calling customer service phone) only for the purposes as listed in section 2 above. Consequently Orkla C&S will retain your registered Personal Information only for as long as needed to provide you with the requested services, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. In particular Orkla C&S will retain and use your registered Personal Information as necessary to comply with its legal obligations.

6. Children.

Orkla C&S respects the privacy of children and does not knowingly collect, use or disclose Personal Information of minors under 18 years of age without verifiable consent from a parent or guardian.

If Orkla C&S becomes aware that the information submitted to Orkla C&S is Personal Information of a minor without firstly receiving verifiable consent from a parent or guardian, Orkla C&S will take immediate steps to delete such Personal Information.

7. Links to other sites.

Orkla C&S does not collect Personal Information from third party sites. In the event that Orkla C&S should somehow receive your Personal Information from a third party site, Orkla C&S will request your permission before collecting, storing and processing it.

Also, please be advised that websites that are linked directly or indirectly from this website (the "Linked Sites") may not be operated or maintained by Orkla C&S. If you have connected with any Linked Sites, Orkla C&S has no control over the collection, storage or processing of your Personal Information that may be transferred to the third party (e.g. the IP address or the URL of the website containing the link), as naturally, Orkla C&S does not have any control over the behavior of such third parties. Accordingly, Orkla C&S disclaims liability for access to, and use of, any Linked Sites, and will not be responsible for the privacy practices of those Linked Sites.

8. Questions or Concerns.

Orkla C&S is committed to ensuring that the Personal Information it holds is accurate, complete, and kept up-to-date to the extent necessary for the relevant purpose. If you wish to rectify inaccuracies or delete Personal Information relating to you, or view or update your Personal Information, or if you have any questions, comments or concerns about this Privacy Statement, or if you wish to make a complaint about Orkla C&S’s handling of your Personal Information or a possible breach of privacy laws then please contact Orkla C&S at Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Finland Ab, PL 3050, 22111 Mariehamn.

For privacy protection purposes, you may be asked to provide proof of identification and other relevant details.

9. Changes to the Privacy Statement.

This Privacy Statement may change from time to time by posting an updated version on Orkla C&S’s website, thereby superseding earlier versions. If there are changes that materially alter its privacy practices, Orkla C&S may also notify you by other means, such as by email or by posting a notice on Orkla C&S’s website and / or social media pages in reasonable time prior to the date that the changes take effect. In particular, if Orkla C&S intends to use your Personal Information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, Orkla C&S will notify you, and you will be given a choice to permit or disallow such use.