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Privacy policy

The registry keeper

YTK Unemployment Fund
Teollisuuskatu 4, 32200 Loimaa

Phone: 02 760 7620

Address: Teollisuuskatu 4/PL 100, 32200 Loimaa

E-mail: [email protected]

Name of the register

YTK Työttömyyskassan jäsen- ja maksatusrekisteri

Grounds for and purposes of processing personal data

The processing of personal data is based on Article 6(1)(c) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679). The processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of our statutory tasks.

In addition, the processing of your personal data may be based on

In principle, we will process your data for the purposes of organising income support under the Unemployment Insurance Act (1290/2002) and the alternating allowance under the Alternating Workers’ Allowance Act (1305/2002), and for providing advice and services in relation to membership. It may also be used to assess and improve the quality of the service.

Whose data do we process?

As a general rule, we only process the personal data of our members.

In addition, we process information about people who have been members, applied to become members, otherwise contacted us or visited our website. In addition, we may collect information from individuals who have a membership interest, obligation or other connection with the membership relationship.

What information do we collect?

We collect the following information

In addition, we maintain control data for payments:

We monitor customer experience through feedback surveys. We collect the person’s membership number in the register if we send a feedback survey based on the OmaYTK application. We collect the telephone number of the person if we send a feedback survey based on a call to customer service. In addition, we keep a free-form response written in the open field of the questionnaire. We may link the respondent and the response.

Members can ask questions and provide feedback through the online service and change their contact details. Questions, answers and requests for changes will be recorded in the register.

Cookie information on the web service

Sources of personal data

We receive information from the application for membership and benefits submitted by the individual.

In addition, we receive information on the basis of Chapter 13 § 1 of the Unemployment Insurance Act (1290/2002) on

From the Labour Market Authority, we receive the statement referred to in Chapter 1, Section 4(3) of the Unemployment Security Act and other information related to payment and appeals.

From the Penitentiary Service, we receive information on the start and end of the sentence. The penitentiary institution provides this information immediately when the person is admitted to the penitentiary institution.

We receive information from Kela if a recipient of earnings-related daily allowance or his or her spouse is granted home care allowance under the Act on Support for Home Care and Private Care of Children.

We also have the right to obtain from the Tax Administration, free of charge and without prejudice to confidentiality provisions and other restrictions on access to information, information on the income of unemployment benefit recipients that is necessary to investigate abuse of unemployment benefits.

For the purpose of processing the benefit claim and for monitoring purposes, we obtain wage data from the National Register of Income.


With the consent of the member, membership and contact information may be processed and received between the YTK Unemployment Fund and YTK Worklife.

We maintain the quality of the data by updating the personal data through the information services of the authorities.

Who processes your personal data and with whom can we share your personal data?

Our staff’s right to process members’ personal data is determined by the authorisation to use it in accordance with the job description.

External service providers authorised by us may also process personal data on a limited basis. They process data on our behalf and for our account. In such situations, we will enter into a binding agreement between the parties for the processing of personal data, taking into account data protection and confidentiality requirements. Ownership of the data is never transferred from us to a third party and the third party has no right to use the data beyond the scope of the mandate.

We may also share information with public authorities on the basis of Chapter 13 of the Unemployment Insurance Act. Such sharing is based on law or data protection obligations.

We disclose information to, for example.

We may also disclose data to the Electronic Exchange of Social Security Information between EU countries (EESSI).

We may also disclose information to other bodies, such as the new unemployment fund of a member who has resigned or been dismissed and the social security office, if the member agrees.

In the case of joint members of the YTK Unemployment Fund and the YTK Worklife, contact details are processed and received between the parties on the basis of the member’s consent. Membership information is shared between the YTK Unemployment Fund and the YTK Worklife on the basis of the YTK Worklife membership condition.

Do we transfer your personal data outside the EU?

In principle, we do not transfer data outside the European Union or the European Economic Area. In some circumstances, we may use resources and servers located around the world to provide our services. In these cases, we may transfer your personal data outside the country where the services are used and possibly to countries outside the EU and EEA whose laws do not provide specific protection for personal data or whose data protection laws are very different. In these cases, we will ensure that there is a legal basis for the transfer and that the user’s personal data is protected in accordance with applicable law, for example by using standard contracts approved by the relevant authorities and by requiring compliance with appropriate technical and practical data protection measures.

How long do we process your personal data?

We will process your personal data for as long as we have a valid ground for processing as described in this Privacy Policy and for a reasonable period thereafter.

We may also have a legitimate interest or legal right to process your personal data for a certain period after your membership has ended.

Data storage and security

We only collect personal data that is necessary and relevant to the purpose of the processing. We do not collect or retain more or longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it is collected.

The secure maintenance and destruction of the media on which we process personal data ensures that personal data is not unlawfully disclosed to third parties. The IT equipment and the computer network are physically protected and located in a locked and controlled area. They are also protected by firewalls and other technical measures as appropriate.

Access to the register is restricted to persons authorised by us. Access to data, programs and systems is restricted by technical means (user IDs, passwords) only to persons performing the tasks of the YTK Unemployment Fund.

Access to premises where confidential data are processed or archived is restricted to persons who need access for the performance of their duties. The external doors of our production premises are covered by a control system. The access of employees is controlled by means of an access control system. The users of the register are subject to a confidentiality agreement and are therefore not allowed to pass on the information they process.

How can you exercise your rights in relation to your personal data?

As a registered user, you have several possibilities to influence the processing of your personal data. We will respond to your requests as soon as possible, and at the latest within one month. If we need more time, we will contact you within one month. Please contact us in the first instance via the OmaYTK service or contact our customer service.

The rights you have include


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A cookie is an identification file that we send to your browser. Cookies are used to manage the service transaction. We use cookies to improve the user experience and the overall level of service, and to evaluate the use of our site for marketing and quality monitoring purposes.

Cookies do not harm your device and cannot be used to spread malware.

By accepting all cookies, you ensure that you get the best possible experience on our site.

What kind of cookies do we use?

Necessary cookies

Our website needs these automatically activated cookies to provide a good and safe user experience. Necessary cookies enable basic website functions such as the chat service and the operation of informative windows such as asking for cookie consent. These cookies should always be enabled as they are essential for the website to function properly.


Functional cookies allow us to introduce useful features to improve your user experience, such as remembering your language preferences or collecting feedback. Our chat service also uses cookies.

Statistical cookies

Statistical cookies are used to generate or provide us with information that allows us to improve the usability and customer experience of our website. These cookies tell us how much our services are used, how they are used and what we need to pay attention to in developing our services.

We use cookies from Google Analytics 4 to collect visitor statistics and analyse information to help us improve our online services. We collect information such as which pages are the most popular, how long people spend on the site and how they found the site. When Google Analytics 4 collects data, it does not log or store IP addresses. The data collected does not contain any personal information, but does identify browser and device information.

Marketing messages

We use marketing cookies to track visitors. Based on your online behaviour, we may show you targeted advertisements. This allows us to better provide you with benefits and marketing that meet your needs.

We use third-party cookies such as Google and Meta advertising and tracking services to serve targeted advertising. We target content based on website visits on LinkedIn and Facebook, as well as Instagram.

As social media services are global players, we cannot guarantee that data will remain within the EU and within the General Data Protection Regulation. The data we collect does not directly contain personally identifiable information, but does identify browser and device information.

Unclassified cookies

We use an external service to classify our cookies. This service cannot correctly classify all of our cookies. As a rule, unclassified cookies are functional cookies and are related to our feedback form and our chat service.

How to manage the use of cookies

We do not store your cookie choices on our website, but your consent is stored on your browser. Your cookie choice will be valid for 12 months unless you change your choice. You can change your previously given consent at any time by going back to your cookie settings. You may need to refresh your website for the new settings to take effect.

Most browsers allow you to manage cookies through your browser settings. If you wish, you can change your browser settings so that either all cookies or only cookies that do not come directly from our service are blocked. If you wish, you can also change your browser settings so that you are informed about the current use of cookies. If all cookies are blocked, our online service may cease to function either completely or partially.

Third party cookies on our website are subject to the privacy policy of that third party. Their privacy policy will tell you more about the other purposes for which third parties use your information.

Which country’s law applies to the processing?

Finnish law and EU law directly applicable in Finland, such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation, apply to this personal data file and the processing of personal data contained in it.


We understand the importance of data protection for our members and visitors to our website and we strive to stay at the forefront of developments in this area as well. Therefore, we may also change this Privacy Policy from time to time. Any changes will be posted on this page.