World Federation of the Deaf Register Description for Subscribers

World Federation of the Deaf Register Description for Subscribers

in accordance with Section 10 of the Personal Data Act (523/1999)

  • Controller

World Federation of the Deaf ry (2276868-6)
PO Box 65
00401 Helsinki

(hereafter “WFD”)

  • Representative of the Controller / Contact person

Phillipa Sandholm, Administrative Secretary

PO Box 65
00401 Helsinki 


  • Names of the register

WFD Subscription Register 

  • Purpose of the processing of personal data

The purpose of the processing of personal data is to maintain relational information and develop our services.

  • Information contained in the register

The following data is entered into the WFD Subscription Register, as applicable:


Email address

  • Where do we collect data from?

The sources of personal data collection are:

  • Online forms on the WFD website
  • Email communication

Note that these personal data are voluntarily provided by the individuals in order to complete an application. 

  • To whom do we disclose and transfer the personal data? Do we transfer personal data outside the EU or ETA?

Data may be transferred outside the area formed by the member states of the European Union or outside the European Economic Area to the extent necessary for the technical implementation of data processing, in which case the WFD complies with the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Data may be transferred under model clauses approved by the European Commission or to recipients in the USA who are committed to the EU-US Privacy Shield arrangement. 

The personal data in the subscriber register will not be disclosed to a party outside the organisation.

Personal data is only disclosed to the authorities if required by law, for example for investigating and preventing misuse.

  • How do we protect personal data and for how long do we store them?

The WFD Subscription Register is password protected and is stored remotely at the WFD Secretariat and on a secured marketing automation platform that can only be accessed by the Controller.

Personal data is stored from the time the person voluntarily provides until termination of relational connection with the WFD or upon request of the person.

  • Inspection right and correction data

A person who has voluntarily provided their personal data to the WFD and subsequently entered into the register of the WFD has the right to deny the provision of their information for direct advertising or another similar purpose, the right to alter the consent of their publication, and the right to resort to other rights defined in the Personal Data Act. 

  • Whom can you contact?

If a person does not wish to receive mail from us, they can refuse it by contacting the representative of the controller or unsubscribe from the WFD. 

Information can be corrected or complemented by the controller or at the request of the registered person and by the controller when the relationship is terminated.

An individual has the right to inspect their information in the WFD register and request that erroneous information is corrected. The inspection request must be made by contacting the representative of the controller. The inspection is free of charge, once a year.