By accessing Sanoma Magazines Finland’s World Wide Web site, users agree to abide by the terms and conditions outlined below. Anyone not accepting these terms and conditions in their entirety shall not be entitled to use the service.
Sanoma Magazines Finland’s terms and conditions (as of November 15, 2010)
Sanoma Magazines Finland’s Internet service (henceforth referred to as the ‘Service’) is provided by Sanoma Magazines Finland Ltd (henceforth ‘Sanoma Magazines Finland’). By accessing Sanoma Magazines Finland’s Internet service, a Customer commits his/herself to abiding by its Terms and Conditions of Use. Any Customer not accepting the Terms and Conditions of Use in their entirety shall not be entitled to use the Service.
Relations between Customers and Sanoma Magazines Finland shall be governed by the relevant Terms and Conditions published at Sanoma Magazines Finland’s Web site. These Terms and Conditions replace the Terms and Conditions of Service previously in force.
In the event that the conditions covering a particular section of the Service conflict with these Terms and Conditions, precedence shall be given to the conditions governing that section.
Sanoma Magazines Finland shall be entitled to amend its Terms and Conditions, and will announce any substantive changes on Sanoma Magazines Finland’s Web site and/or communicate information on them by email or via the Service to registered customers. Changes shall come into force as of the date stated. By continuing to make use of the Service after changes have been made to the Terms and Conditions, a Customer shall commit him/herself to abide by the amended conditions.
Sanoma Magazines Finland will strive to develop the Service and ensure that it operates with the minimum of disruption or interruption. Sanoma Magazines Finland shall be entitled to change or remove its content or parts of it, its structure, periods of service, or other aspects of the Service. In the event that such changes require changes in a Customer’s hardware or software or other actions on the part of the Customer, Sanoma Magazines Finland shall strive to inform the Customer of these issues in advance and in good time. The Customer shall be responsible for any costs associated with his/her hardware or software required by such changes.
i. Provision of the Service
In principle, the Service shall be available 24 hours a day, unless a specific time window is given for a particular service. Sanoma Magazines Finland does not provide any direct or indirect guarantees regarding the operation of the Service or aspects of the Service, and does not guarantee that the Service will operate without interruption or any problems. Sanoma Magazines Finland shall always be entitled, if it so wishes, to terminate provision of the Service or part of it, or to withdraw the Service or part of it temporarily for maintenance or some other reason, without any liability to provide compensation.
Sanoma Magazines Finland shall be entitled to prevent any use of the Service or remove any material that conflicts with the law, good practice, or the rights of third parties, or that has a negative impact on or places an unreasonable load on the Service or the network, threatens data safety or data protection, has a negative impact on users of the Service, other third parties, or Sanoma Magazines Finland, or is otherwise in conflict with the Terms and Conditions of Use, any special provisions, or other aspects of use of the Service. Where it considers it appropriate, Sanoma Magazines Finland can also prevent a Customer accessing the Service and/or receiving the Service without giving any advance warning.
ii. Use of the Service
The Customer shall have a limited right of use of the Service as set forth in these Terms and Conditions. The Customer shall receive and use the Service at his or her own risk.
The Customer shall be responsible for procuring his or her own hardware, software, and Internet connection necessary for using the Service, and for installing, maintaining, and running this. The Customer shall not link or use the Service in such a way as to impose an unreasonable load on or create other problems for the network, other networks connected to the Internet, other users of the Service, other third parties, or Sanoma Magazines Finland. Sanoma Magazines Finland can provide detailed instructions regarding usage that may overload the network and information on forbidden types of usage.
Usage of some sections of the Service may require registration.
iii. Personal identification information
Any personal identification information provided to the Customer by Sanoma Magazines Finland, such as user names and passwords, shall remain the property of Sanoma Magazines Finland, and the Customer shall not be entitled to use them after his/her right to use the Service ends. Identification information of this type is customer-specific and the Customer shall not pass it on to third parties or inform third parties about them. The Customer shall be responsible for all usage of the Service made using his or her personal identification information.
If personal identification information is lost or falls into the hands of third parties that are not entitled to it, the Customer shall inform Sanoma Magazines Finland’s Customer Service Department without delay. Sanoma Magazines Finland shall be entitled to close a Customer’s access to the Service in such an event.
Sanoma Magazines Finland shall be entitled to change personal identification information if required to do so for reasons related to the network, the Customer, provision of the Service, data security or protection, official requirements, or other reasons.
The basic services provided by the Service are free of charge to the Customer. The Service also contains areas that require payment to access (henceforth ‘Paid Services’). In addition, various products requiring payment can also be ordered through the Service. The prices of such services and products, and the terms and conditions covering payment for them, shall be stated in connection with each of the services and products concerned. Sanoma Magazines Finland shall be entitled to amend the prices and invoicing rules used as part of the Service where it considers this appropriate, by announcing such changes on the Service or via any other appropriate means in good time in advance of their coming into force. Unless otherwise stated in respect of a particular service, changes shall be announced a minimum of one (1) month before they come into force. If the value-added tax or some other tax or official charge applicable to the Service changes, or the rules used to apply such taxes or charges change, Sanoma Magazines Finland shall be entitled to amend its prices appropriately with immediate effect.
In the event that Sanoma Magazines Finland should decide to terminate provision of Paid Services to a Customer that has paid for them, Sanoma Magazines Finland shall be obliged to refund the Customer for the amount of unused usage that he or she would otherwise have been entitled to. This money shall be refunded on condition that it exceeds the sum of 3 euros and that the Customer informs Sanoma Magazines of the bank account details required to make such a refund.
i. Sanoma Magazines Finland’s liability
Sanoma Magazines Finland shall not be liable for any indirect damage that could be caused to the Customer. For the avoidance of any doubt it is stated that Sanoma Magazines Finland shall not be responsible for or liable for damage resulting from incorrect operation of the Service, interruptions in service, anything preventing the Customer from using the Service, errors in the Service, shortcomings in the Service, or termination of the Service or any of its sections that might affect the Customer, or for failures or problems affecting the Customer’s hardware or software.
Sanoma Magazines Finland shall not be responsible for the content of the Service or any other content that is provided or is accessible through the Service, or its reliability.
Sanoma Magazines Finland shall not be liable for any damage resulting from a force majeure event or other similar event which unreasonably complicates operation.
A Customer shall be required to claim compensation from Sanoma Magazines Finland within one month of noticing or being in a position to notice a problem that entitles the Customer to compensation. In respect of Paid Services, Sanoma Magazines Finland’s liability for any and all damage shall be limited to the sum paid by the Customer for the service in question for the period concerned.
ii. Customer liability
The Customer shall be responsible for his/her use of the Service and for material supplied to the Service or supplied to other users and other networks via the Service, and for ensuring that use of the Service and the material mentioned above does not infringe the copyright, industrial property rights, or other rights of third parties, or conflicts with the Terms and Conditions of Use of the Service or any of the terms covering separate sections of the Service or is not contrary to the law or good practice, or does not cause damage to or problems for the network, Sanoma Magazines Finland, Sanoma Magazines Finland’s contractual partners, other users of the Service, or other third parties. The Customer shall be required to compensate Sanoma Magazines Finland or any relevant third parties for any damage caused to them.
The rights to the visual appearance of the Service and the copyright, industrial property rights, and other rights associated with material contained in the Service shall belong to Sanoma Magazines Finland or its contractual partners. Sanoma Magazines Finland shall be entitled to use, republish, or pass on in either modified or original form material supplied by or communicated by the Customer through the Service to the Service’s public areas (such as discussions forums) either in its entirety or in part and/or linked to other material, in Sanoma Magazines Finland’s business, communications, PR, or other operations. The Customer shall not be entitled, without the prior written consent of Sanoma Magazines Finland, to produce any items, communicate publicly, perform publicly, distribute publicly, show publicly, or use the Service or any content received through the Service in any other way than allowed for under the Terms and Conditions of Use of the Service and copyright law. The above restriction also covers a ban on reproduction under the terms of copyright law. The Customer shall not use the Service in a way that infringes on the copyright or other rights of Sanoma Magazines Finland or any third parties.
Sanoma Magazines Finland will not return any material, such as images or text, that the Customer forwards to Sanoma Magazines Finland at the latter’s request or otherwise.
ii. Permitted and forbidden links to the Service
The Customer shall be entitled to place a link on his/her own site to the home page of the Service, www.sanomamagazines.fi. Any other links of a commercial or financial nature or for databank purposes are forbidden without the prior written and specific consent of Sanoma Magazines Finland.
i. Data security
The Customer should be aware of the data security risks associated with using unencrypted data networks. Sanoma Magazines Finland shall strive to ensure the security of its data systems using generally accepted methods and prevent unauthorised access to its data systems.
Sanoma Magazines Finland shall not be responsible for the Customer’s data security when using the Service. The Customer shall be responsible for protecting the computers, systems, networks, or other equivalent equipment or systems that he/she uses. The Customer shall be responsible for the consequences of inadequate protection and liable for any damage caused to Sanoma Magazines Finland, users, or third parties resulting from viruses or other problems of a similar nature entering the network or spread through the network as a result of the Customer’s action.
ii. Handling of personal information
Personal information shall be processed and registered in accordance with the requirements of the legislation governing this type of information. Customers registered with the Service will be included in Sanoma Magazines Finland’s customer register, and the information recorded there and provided by the Customer during registration or otherwise may be used for checking the identity of the Customer, maintaining normal customer relations, other activities of a similar nature related to the Service, and direct marketing. Further information on this can be found in the description of file covering the Service’s customer register.
i. Restriction of user rights
Sanoma Magazines Finland shall be entitled to restrict or prevent use of the Service as described in these Terms and Conditions.
ii. Issues following the ending of user rights
Even after the ending of user rights, the Customer shall remain covered by the rights of ownership and copyright contained in these Terms and Conditions, the liability for damages specified here, and the limits placed on liability detailed here.
Sanoma Magazines Finland and the Customer shall strive to resolve any disagreements between them through negotiation. In the event that the parties cannot agree, the issue shall be put before the Helsinki District Court. The Customer can also bring a case in the equivalent lower court of the judicial district in which he or she lives if he or she so wishes.
Sanoma Magazines Finland’s contact information can be found at Sanoma Magazines Finland’s Web site. Sanoma Magazines Finland will update its contact information there and elsewhere as appropriate and will strive to inform people of any such changes in good time before they come into force.
i. Transfer of user rights
The Customer shall not be entitled to transfer his/her right to use the Service to a third party without the prior written consent in advance of Sanoma Magazines Finland. Sanoma Magazines Finland shall be entitled to transfer the Service and its maintenance, together with the Service’s customers, to a third party by informing the Customer of the transfer. Sanoma Magazines Finland shall not be required to inform the Customer in advance if such a transfer is made to another company within the same group.
ii. Validity of these Terms and Conditions
These Terms and Conditions came into force as of 15.11.2010 and shall remain in force until further notice. They shall apply to customers who joined the Service prior to this date and replace the previous terms and conditions covering Sanoma Magazines Finland’s Internet services.
iii. Consumer protection and other legislative issues
These Terms and Conditions do not limit the rights of the Customer under consumer protection or other legislation.
iv. Customer assurance
The Customer shall confirm that that the information he/she provides is correct and up-to-date and that he/she has familiarised him/herself with the Terms and Conditions of Use and other terms and conditions covering sections of the Service. The Customer shall agree to abide by all the terms and conditions referred to above when using the Service.