Privacy policy



Oulu University of Applied Sciences (Oamk) takes data protection seriously. The data of students, staff and partners is handled carefully to respect the individual’s data protection.

Digitalization and data networks have changed the society. The operational environments of educational establishments have also changed as different online services and applications have entered teaching and operations. Due to this, the importance of data protection has become emphasized. The European Union has prescribed a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will be applied starting May 25, 2018 in all organizations that handle personal data within the European economic region. This includes Oulu University of Applied Sciences (Oamk).


The data protection of students

At Oulu University of Applied Sciences (Oamk) the handling of students’ personal data is based on the statutory task of universities of applied sciences, and the students’ right to take studies and take advantage of benefits and services. The students’ consent must be requested if their information is to be used to a purpose that is not based on law or an entitled benefit.


The protection of personal data

Oulu University of Applied Sciences (Oamk) uses appropriate technical, organizational and administrative safety procedures to protect the personal data we possess.


Rights to personal data

You have the right to request access to your personal data and to view your personal information that we possess. Normally this information is already visible through the organization’s user interface. An exception to this might be temporary listings concerning individual circumstances, e.g. the follow-up of course presence or registers concerning the video monitoring of premises.

The right to request correction to your inaccurate and/or defective data. If you are not able to make the correction yourself in the service, you may request for a correction.

The right to ask to delete your personal data, in so far as it is not in contradiction with Oulu University of Applied Sciences (Oamk) statutory task.

The right to limit the handling of data, e.g. in a situation where you want the limit the data controllers’ access to your contact information.

The right to remove your data, e.g. to another institute of higher education.

If you have questions about this data protection announcement, you can contact Oulu University of Applied Science’s (Oamk) Person in Charge of Data Protection at


Right of Appeal

You may conduct an appeal or contact the Data Protection Ombudsman if you think Oulu University of Applied Sciences (Oamk) is not able to protect your personal data, or if you want to ensure that Oulu University of Applied Science’s (Oamk) procedures are in line with the data protection regulation’s demands.