Data accuracy and disclaimer

Information available on the Bank of Finland’s website is based on reliable sources. While the Bank of Finland attempts to ensure the correctness and currentness of all material posted on the site, it takes no responsibility for errors or omissions which are the result of technical causes, or otherwise. Further, the Bank of Finland specifically disclaims all responsibility for damage or harm caused as a result of use of information provided on its website. The Bank of Finland maintains the right to delete or modify in part or in full any information on its website without prior notice.


Except where otherwise stated, texts, graphics and recordings on this website are the copyright of the Bank of Finland. Copyrights to photographs and artistic work may be held by third parties, in which case the Bank of Finland has signed an agreement on the use of the images on its website.

Material provided on the Bank of Finland website may be used to a limited extent and as provided for in copyright law, provided the source is stated. If the source is other than the Bank of Finland or the European Central Bank (e.g. regarding statistics), there may be restrictions on use of the information. You can check these from Bank of Finland Communications (info(at)bof.fi).

Photographs by the Bank of Finland that may be used in compliance with good practice for non-commercial purposes are stored on Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/suomenpankki.

Links to the Bank of Finland website may also be established from your own site. However, you should remember that responsibility for whether or not a link is up-to-date lies with the creator of that link. The creation of links to individual images is prohibited.

Unauthorised use of the Bank of Finland’s name or logo

Some people may use the Bank of Finland’s name for deceitful purposes in order to encourage companies, organisations or private persons to, for example, carry out transactions via the Bank. The Bank of Finland does not provide such financial services and does not, for example, collect service fees or tax on international transactions. Neither does the Bank of Finland handle credit card data. The Bank of Finland is responsible for neither the above-mentioned or other criminal misconduct nor for possible economic losses or other damages as a result of such. In case of suspicion of fraud, counterfeit or other criminal misconduct, please turn to the police.

What information does the Bank of Finland collect on its website users?

Information recorded by the Bank of Finland server is listed below:

Cookies. Some of the functions use session cookies that enable your browser to remember your item or data selections.

Log information. When you access our website, our server automatically records information sent by your browser. These server logs typically include information such as your IP address, browser type and language, access time, browser screen size and cookies that identify your browser. We use log information for compiling statistics about use of our site. Individual user information is not analysed separately, nor is it used for other purposes.

Siteimprove web analytics. The Bank of Finland’s website makes use of Siteimprove web analytics which produce web traffic reports. The information sent by browsers is sent to servers located in Finland and in the EU area, and is used to provide the Bank with statistics on the number of browser visits, usage patterns and searches performed on the Bank’s website.

The website provides the possibility to subscribe to Bank of Finland newsletters alerts. Subscriber information will be saved on the servers of the Finnish company Liana Technlogies Oy.

Data protection

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