Privacy

Unemployment Fund Aaria provides its members with earnings-related allowances and mobility allowances pursuant to the Unemployment Allowances Act and alternation allowances pursuant to the Act on Job Alternation Leave. To perform these tasks, Aaria needs to keep records of its members.

 

Where do we get our information?

We mostly collect information about you from yourself when you apply for membership, during your membership and if you apply for benefits through us.

We may also request information from your employers or clients, providers of services that promote employment, government authorities and other organisations that perform a public duty. If you are a member of Unemployment Fund Aaria through your trade union, we also get information about, for example, your membership and membership fee payments from your union.

We also retrieve records from official databases that we can legally access in order to grant benefits.

 

Data protection

If you want to send us documents electronically, we recommend that you use our secure eService.

Regular e-mail is not secure enough to send personal information. If you do not have access to a secure e-mail system and you cannot use our eService, send us an e-mail at asiakaspalvelu@aariakassa.fi to let us know. We will send you a secure e-mail address to which you can reply.

We always use secure encryption technology if we have to share information with, for example, government authorities over the internet.

Our staff are legally bound to confidentiality. We also train all our staff on privacy to ensure that they understand the key concepts of data protection. This ensures that our staff always follow general data protection regulations when they process your information.

Each member of our staff has their own username and password, and access to personal files is given on a need-to-know basis. Only those members of our staff who need your personal information in order to perform their job have access to your file.

 

Who do we share your information with?

We may share your information not just with yourself but also with the Finnish Tax Administration, Finnish ministries, the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority, the Finnish Centre for Pensions, the Social Insurance Institution (SII), the Unemployment Insurance Fund and other authorities that have a legal right to receive information from unemployment funds.

We may also be asked to share your information with, for example, social services, enforcement authorities, criminal investigation authorities and courts, educational establishments, insurance and pension providers as well as the Unemployment Security Ombudsman, who have a legal right to request information from unemployment funds.

Our payment system provider is Futunio Oy, which also needs access to our register of members and membership fees. Our contract with Futunio Oy incorporates the requirements arising from the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation.

If you are a member of Unemployment Fund Aaria through your trade union, we share information about your membership fee payments with your union.

We never share your information with third parties or transmit files to third countries outside of the EU or the EEA or to international organisations. We also never use your information for direct marketing purposes.

 

Register of members and membership fees

Our register of members and membership fees is where we store personal files of our members and recipients of benefits. You can read more about the register in our privacy policy.

If you are a member of Unemployment Fund Aaria, you can access your membership record and view your payments via our eService using your online banking credentials.

If you notice a mistake in your contact information or if you have switched bank accounts, you can edit your profile yourself via our eService or ask us to make the necessary changes.

You can also ask to see all the personal information that we have about you in our register. We have prepared an information request form for this purpose, which you can send to us via our eService. We will send you the information in a secure e-mail.

Unemployment Fund Aaria’s information request form (PDF): Information request form

 

Unemployment Fund Aaria’s website

Unemployment funds have a legal obligation to be transparent, and our website is one of the means by which we discharge our obligation. Our site uses cookies, and we collect analytics data about the users of our site in order to improve it. The data we collect through our site include

  • IP address,
  • URL,
  • time of visit,
  • length of visit,
  • browser type and version, and
  • device type.

Individual users cannot be identified from the data. We only use them to improve our site. We do this with the help of Google Analytics.

 

Data protection officer

Unemployment Fund Aaria’s data protection officer is Arto Pirinen. You can contact him by e-mail at tietosuojavastaava@aariakassa.fi.

 

Unemployment Fund Aaria’s privacy policy

You can read more about privacy and data protection in our privacy policy (PDF): Privacy policy

Become a member

Unemployment fund membership gives you security if you ever become unemployed. We offer our members fast, friendly and professional service in unemployment security matters.

  • Membership fee is only €7/month.
  • You can join us regardless of what sector you work in.
  • Union members also get support for employment contract matters.
  • Secure your future. We are here for you!