Latest update 28.10.2022

At Ålands Penningautomatförening (Paf) we are committed to protecting your privacy and we will treat your information with respect.

It is important that you familiarise yourself with and read through this Privacy Policy and that you have confidence in Paf’s processing of your personal data. Paf may change or update this Privacy Policy from time to time and the date of the latest changes implemented can be found at the top of this Privacy Policy. If you have any questions regarding Paf’s processing of personal data, please feel free to contact Paf.

Ålands Penningautomatförening (Paf) and its wholly owned subsidiaries (“Paf Group”) is the Controller and therefore responsible for your personal data that Paf Group processes. Paf Group respects your privacy and takes the protection thereof very seriously. 

This Privacy Policy describes how and why Paf Group processes your personal data in connection with your application. For this reason, Paf Group encourages you to read this Privacy Policy carefully.  

Collection of personal data

Paf Group collects and processes personal data submitted by you through the recruitment system Teamtailor or through other recruitment channels such as but not limited to recruitment agencies, direct communication with Paf Group via email or other social media platforms. For instance, Paf Group’s application process may also allow you to pull relevant information from different platforms such as LinkedIn, Google Drive and Dropbox. 

The categories of personal data that Paf Group collects and processes depends on what position you are applying for, if you are called for an interview, submitting an open application or otherwise signed up for the service Connect. The information collected may include, among other, your name, contact details, personal identification/social security number, education, work experience, other work related skills and other information found in your CV and/or cover letter, and other work related documents such as certificates.  

During the application process, you might also be invited to partake in different tests in order for the Paf Group to assess your match with the relevant job description. Such tests may either be performed by third parties which conduct such tests on Paf Group’s behalf or by Paf Group. 

Paf Group may also collect personal  information from other third parties such as references and background checks if your application proceeds to an offer of employment and such are required for the position. In the event background checks are required, Paf Group will inform you accordingly. 

Processing of personal data

Your personal data is processed for the sole purpose of evaluating your application, your competence, skills and suitability, and any communication with you in the light thereof, in order to determine if you are the person for the position you have applied for. References are also processed for the purpose of evaluating you as a candidate. 

Background checks are only conducted if it is required for the position and if you are offered the position. 

The processing of your job applications is based on Paf Group’s legitimate interest in recruiting suitable candidates for fulfilment of current and future positions within Paf Group.  

If you have chosen to Connect with Paf Group, which allows you (amongst others) to subscribe information about current and future open positions at Paf Group, Paf Group will only process your personal data based on your consent.

Same applies in regards to background checks, Paf Group or its subcontractor will only conduct background checks if you have consented to such background checks unless Paf Group is obligated to conduct background checks pursuant to applicable laws. 

Data retention

Paf Group will not keep your personal data longer than necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed. 

Paf Group will keep your application, including any open application, and any other information related to your application until the recruitment process has been completed and up to two (2) years thereafter with exception of:  

  • If you have been invited to do a test, Paf group will only keep the test results up to 6 months after the completion of the test.
  • If background checks have been conducted, such background checks will be immediately erased after the completion of such background checks. 
  • If you have Connected with us, you can always withdraw your consent at any time and Paf Group will delete your personal data after such request.

Disclosure of personal data

Paf Group processes your personal data in the strictest confidence and only disclose your personal data as described down below. Otherwise Paf Group will only disclose your personal data to a third party if you have consented to such disclosure. 

Paf will only disclose your personal data to persons authorised to process your personal data and who have undertaken to observe confidentiality or are subject to appropriate statutory confidentiality.  Such persons may be employees who are directly involved in the recruitment process and third parties which assist us in the recruitment process.

Where Paf Group has engaged a subcontractor, which provides services related to the processing of personal data, such as but not limited to Teamtailor and other suppliers of IT/platform solutions,  a so called processors, such subcontractors will only only process you personal data on behalf of Paf Group and in accordance with Paf Group’s written instructions. 

Since Paf Group is a group of companies, your personal data is disclosed to companies within the Paf Group. The disclosure of your personal data is primarily for managing various matters, for example referring you to the right employer within the Paf Group. 

Paf Group may also disclose your personal data in cases where Paf Group is required to do so by law, regulation or as a result of request from an authority, or otherwise handling any possible legal claims.  

Transfer of personal data

Paf Group always strives to process your personal data within the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA or otherwise within countries which are deemed to provide adequate level of data protection. 

However, your personal data may in certain circumstances be transferred to, and processed outside the EU/EEA by a subcontractor on behalf of Paf Group. In such circumstances, Paf Group has taken the necessary and reasonable legal, technical and organisational measures to ensure that the level of data protection is comparable to and at the same level as in EU/EEA. In situations where Paf Group transfers personal data outside the EU/EEA, the transfer is primarily relied on EU standard Contractual Clauses, adopted by the European Commission.  

Your rights

You are always entitled to request access to your personal data by means of an extract and how it is processed. You can also request correction of your personal data if you find that personal data Paf Group processes about you is inaccurate or incomplete. 

In accordance with applicable data protection laws, you may also request that your personal data shall be deleted, the processing is restricted  or object to the processing conducted by Paf Group. You may also in certain circumstances request that your personal data is transmitted in electronic format (data portability).

If the processing is based on your consent, you can always withdraw your consent by contacting us. Kindly note that a withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of the processing prior to the withdrawal. 

If you consider our processing of your personal data to be non-compliant with applicable data protection laws, you can always lodge a complaint to the Finnish Data Protection Ombudsman,

Contact information

If you have any questions or complaints regarding our processing of your personal data, or to exercise your rights, please contact us at [email protected]

Ålands Penningautomatförening

Lövdalsvägen 8
PB 214
AX-22101 Mariehamn
Åland, Finland