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Data protection and register description

Who we are

This page has been created as part of the Ketjureaktio cycling tourism project, which is managed by the South Karelia Recreation Foundation (Etelä-Karjalan Virkistysaluesäätiö). The site has been further developed in cooperation between three projects –
Correction: this site has been implemented by goSaimaa Oy (business ID 2291705-5), Development of internationalisation and networks in rural tourism, as one of the measures of the MAKE project (129138).

The website is managed by goSaimaa Oy. Our website address is:
goSaimaa’s website address is:

goSaimaa is a comprehensive collection of the most important information on tourism in the Imatra and Lappeenranta region. Discover the region’s diverse services, the most famous attractions and hidden gems, and plan a holiday in Saimaa that suits you. –

Savonlinna Seudun Matkailu Oy is responsible for coordinating tourism marketing in the Savonlinna region in cooperation with the City of Savonlinna and entrepreneurs in the area –

What personal data we collect and why


If you leave a comment on the site, you can choose to have your name, email address and url address stored in a cookie. This feature increases the user’s convenience by eliminating the need to fill in the form each time you add a comment. The cookie data will be deleted from your browser after one year.

If you have an account and log in to the site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine whether or not your browser supports cookies. This cookie does not contain any personal data and is deleted when the browser window is closed.

When you log in, we set a number of cookies that record your login and display preferences. Login cookies are deleted after two days, display cookies are deleted after one year. If you select “Remember me” when you log in, your login information will be stored for two weeks. If you log out, the login cookies will be deleted at the same time.

If you publish an article or edit an existing one, we will store a cookie in your browser containing the ID of the article you are editing. The cookie expires in one day.

Content embedded from other sites

Articles on this site may contain embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Accessing embedded content from other sites is comparable to visiting a third-party site by the visitor.

These sites may collect information about you, use cookies, embed third-party tracking cookies and monitor your interaction with embedded content, including tracking your interaction if and when you are logged in as a user to the site.

OUTDOOR ACTIVE FLEXVIEW. To the best of our knowledge, OutDoor Active does not download any information about users from its software.


GOOGLE ANALYTICS. The purpose of the tracking is to collect statistics such as the number of visitors to the site and the most popular content.

Who we share your data with

We do not disclose your information to other parties as a matter of policy. Information may be published to the extent agreed with the customer.

Data may also be transferred outside the EU or EEA by the controller.

Personal data will never be disclosed to different parties.

How long we keep the data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata will be kept indefinitely. This is done so that we can automatically identify and approve subsequent comments rather than keeping them in the moderation queue.

What rights do you have to your own data

If you have a user account on this site or have left comments, you can request a summary file of your personal data, including any personal data you have provided to us. You can also request the deletion of your personal data. The right to have your personal data deleted does not apply to personal data that we are required to retain for maintenance, legal or security reasons.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam service.

Our contact details

goSaimaa Oy
Kauppakatu 40
53100 Lappeenranta

Katja Vehviläinen
Tel. +358 (0)44 717 7991

Further information

Legislation relating to the sector

The legal basis for processing personal data under the EU General Data Protection Regulation is

– the consent of the individual (documented, voluntary, individual, informed and unambiguous)
– a contract to which the data subject is a party
– the performance of a public task (on what basis), or
– a legitimate interest of the controller (e.g. customer relationship, employment relationship, membership).

The purpose of processing personal data is to contact customers, maintain customer relations and for marketing purposes.

The data will not be used for automated decision-making or profiling.


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Below is a list of all the cookies on this website and their descriptions.

WordPress (mandatory cookie type)
This website has been created with WordPress. WordPress does not collect any cookies from its normal visitors in any way. If you login inside the dashboard or leave a comment, WordPress may save some functionality-based general cookies. The owner of this website does not make use of WordPress cookies in any way, all the functionality comes completely from WordPress itself. Read more.

Polylang (mandatory cookie type)
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Google Analytics (optional cookie type)
Google Analytics is a tracking service made by Google. Its purpose is to inform the administrators of the website about the usage data of their visitors. Google Analytics data can help the website owners with understanding which of their content is browsed more and, for example, identifying popular topics on the site. Read more.

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