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Personal data register of procurement and competitive tendering

Register controller and contact information

Diaconia University of Applied Sciences, P.O. Box 12, 00511 Helsinki

Data protection officer’s e-mail:


What is the purpose of processing personal data?

The purpose of processing personal data in the procurement and competitive tendering personal data register is to conduct Diak’s small-scale procurements and tendering competitions.

What is the basis for processing the data?

Processing the data in the procurement and competitive tendering register is founded on legal obligations (Public Procurement Act, Accounting Act, etc.), agreements and legitimate interest. The legitimate interest is to make decisions and ensure the legal safety of the organisation.

Whose personal data does the register contain?

The procurement and competitive tendering register includes personal data from Diak’s former employees and representatives of organisations who have participated in Diak’s procurements and competitive tendering.

Where was the data collected?

Personal data was provided by the person themselves.

What personal data does the register contain? 

The procurement and competitive tendering register includes the following information: the names, contact details and organisational details of representatives of organisations, as well as the names, contact details and organisational information of any competitive tendering consultants.

How long is personal data stored in the register?

Personal data in the procurement and competitive tendering personal data register is stored for the time recommended by the Information Management Board of the Ministry of Finance in accordance with the Accounting Act (6 years), or the time required by project financiers (if the material is related to RDI projects). This time is usually 15 to 20 years, depending on the financier. Some of the data may have been assigned for permanent storage. Permanently stored materials are dictated by the National Archives of Finland.

How is data protected?

Digital materials: Using the data requires personal access rights, which are granted only to persons whose job is connected to processing the data. Diak’s systems are protected using both administrative and technical means: that is, with personal user IDs limitations of access rights and IT measures.
Paper materials: Paper materials are stored in locked rooms and cabinets. After the storage period ends, paper materials will be taken to a locked bin (“data protection bin”) for disposal.

Will the data be disclosed to external parties?

Personal data will not be disclosed outside of Diak, but Diak may contract external processors, who will process personal data. An external processor may be the IT system’s supplier, for instance.

Is the data subject to automatic decision-making?

Systems using the register do not have automatic decision-making functions.

Will data be transferred outside of the EU/EEA?

Data will not be transferred outside the EU/EEA.

Data is transferred or disclosed outside the EU/EEA, where and to whom:


As a rule, the personal data contained in the register is not transferred outside the European Union or the European Economic Area or to international organisations. However, due to the international nature of the operations, Diak may use resources, applications and servers located outside the EU or EEA when providing the services. In these cases, Diak ensures that there is a legal basis for the transfer of data and that personal data is protected, for example by requiring standard contractual clauses approved by the EU Commission and compliance with appropriate technical and organizational security measures. In addition, where appropriate, a TIA assessment will be carried out in connection with such data transfer, as well as monitoring the overall level of data protection in known countries. In all cases, the data transfer is carried out in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and only to the extent strictly necessary.


What rights do I have?

You have the right to information on how and for what purpose your personal data will be processed. You can also request access to records of your personal data, and request that incorrect information be rectified.

You can also submit a request to delete your data or restrict its use. However, in some cases the data cannot be deleted or its use restricted, for example if the personal data is being processed to fulfil a legal obligation, complete a task in the public interest orexercise public authority vested in Diak.

In certain situations, you also have the right to transfer the personal data you have provided to us to another controller or to object to the processing of your personal data, i.e. to request that we do not process them at all. In addition, you may request that we do not make a decision on your part based solely on automated processing of personal data.

If you would like to know more about the processing of your data or exercise your rights, you can contact Diak’s Data Protection Officer ( or submit a request using the form found on Diak’s website

You also always have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. If necessary, you can also contact the Data Protection Ombudsman, a government official who supervises the processing of personal data in Finland.

Contact information:
Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman
P.O. Box 800, 00531 Helsinki
Tel. +358 29 566 6700

General advice for individuals: Tel. +358 29 566 6777