Find your personal happiness guide – online!
This time we invite you to connect with us Finns virtually to learn about our nature and see our unique
habits and traditions that can help you become calmer and happier.
Finland has been chosen as the happiest nation in the world for three years in a row. Being happy has a lot to do with our daily habits: a short walk in the forest, going ice swimming or tasting something fresh from nature. All of these things add a sense of calm and happiness to everyday life – something we all need right now!
To help during these trying times, we wanted to share some of our tips on how to become happy like a Finn no matter where you are physically.
We will show five live broadcasts with our happiness guides performing activities that make us Finns happy. The broadcasts will be shown during May and June on the campaign website and on Visit Finland’s Youtube and Facebook channels. We will also offer a limited number of virtual one-to-one sessions with our happiness guides in the end of June.
This is our way of welcoming you to Finland – virtually.
Welcome on board! Tervetuloa mukaan!
There are six happy, down-to-earth and excited Finns ready to be your guide. Each of them will teach you a Finnish happiness theme. You can start your journey by getting to know them. By clicking their pictures below
you can read more about them.
All live streams will be held at 17.00 Finnish time
15.5. 17:00 (GMT+03:00)
Live broadcasts: Relax With A Finn
29.5. 17:00 (GMT+03:00)
Live broadcasts: Stay Active With A Finn
12.6. 17:00 (GMT+03:00)
Live broadcasts: Be Happy With A Finn
22.5. 17:00 (GMT+03:00)
Live broadcasts: Spend Time With A Finn
1.6. 17:00 (GMT+03:00)
Live broadcasts: Eat With A Finn
Private 1-to-1 sessions with our happiness guides
15.5. 17:00 (GMT+03:00)
22.5. 17:00 (GMT+03:00)
29.5. 17:00 (GMT+03:00)
1.6. 17:00 (GMT+03:00)
12.6. 17:00 (GMT+03:00)
Private 1-to-1 sessions with our happiness guides
We are happy to tell you that all of our guides are booked. Thank you for your booking requests!
We will contact you during 8.-12.6. in case you have been chosen for a private session with one of our happiness guides.
We will also inform you if we have not been able to offer you a private session with the guide you have selected.
*Please notice that there is a limited number of sessions available and we will not be able to offer private times to everyone interested. The private sessions will be held in the end of June. The booking requests can be made until 7 June 23:59 GMT +3.
Would you like to get a personal report about your life balance, and how to reduce stress and improve performance? Try the Hintsa test! The test was developed by Hintsa Performance, a Finnish coaching company most famous for helping Formula 1 World Champions and business leaders reach and sustain high performance.
Start your journey towards a healthier and more balanced life today.
There are a lot of scientifically proven positive effects that clean air and nature have on your mind & body. It makes you feel at peace, happy and calm. Breathe in, breathe out and discover the World’s cleanest air in Lapland.
Sauna does wonders on your mind & body. It relaxes your muscles and does good for your skin. Read more about the effects of Sauna here.
AImagine being surrounded by nature in total silence. Only birds singing and wind blowing. Relax and enjoy the moment, that will inspire you long after. Discover the silence in Lapland.
Take a look at the first eight official Rent a Finn –visits from Summer 2019.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Rent a Finn is a marketing campaign (hereinafter: “Campaign”) arranged by Business Finland Oy – Visit Finland, P.O. Box 358, Porkkalankatu 1, 00180 Helsinki, Finland, business ID 0202317-7 (hereafter: “Visit Finland” or “We”).
Anyone who applies to participate in the Campaign (“Participants” or “You”) must follow these Terms and Conditions.
The purpose of the Campaign is to promote travel to Finland by selecting eight individual visitors and two deputy visitors (“Visitors”) who will be accommodated by eight selected hosts and two deputy hosts (“Hosts”) in Finland during the summer of 2019. During the visit, the Visitors will be accommodated by eight individual hosts and deputy hosts who will provide Finnish nature experiences for Visitors.
The selected Visitors are committed to stay for two or three nights in the accommodation provided by the Hosts. During the visit, the Visitors are also committed to participating in traditional Finnish nature activities organized by the Hosts, that may include fishing, sailing & boating, island life, cottage life, trekking, foraging, campfire food and/or sauna as agreed on separately with the selected Visitors.
Before the visit, the selected Visitors commit to participate in pre-marketing activities of the Campaign as agreed on separately with the selected Visitors.
The Visitors accept that participation in the Campaign may result in media attention and they commit to participating to a reasonable extent in any media coverage related to the Campaign, e.g. by giving interviews to media outlets.
In addition, the selected Visitors are required to
The application period starts on 18 March and continues until 21 April 2019 at www.rentafinn.com.
The final selection of the Visitors will take place by the end of May 2019.
The application period for the visitors is from 18 March 2019 until 21 April 2019.
The visits will be carried out during summer 2019 (June-August) as agreed separately.
We will contact the most suitable Visitors personally. As soon as the final selection has been made, We will sign separate agreements with the selected Visitors and (two) deputy visitors.
As a part of Your application, You are requested to provide Us a video that contains Your personal information. As a Visitor applicant, You accept the use of your videos by Us, by our partners and by any other companies that take part in the planning and execution of the Campaign (together “Partners”), so that the most suitable Visitors for the Campaign can be selected.
The visit, including the activities provided by the Host, will be documented with videos, photographs and written descriptions (together “Documentation Material”) by Visit Finland. We will Use the Documentation Material in Our own marketing channels such as social media and VisitFinland.com and rentafinn.com.
The selected Visitors may also provide their own Documentation Material of their visit, and especially of the activities with their Hosts, in their own social media channels, websites and/or other media. The selected Visitors give unlimited rights for Visit Finland, its Partners and Hosts to Use the Documentation Material in the above listed marketing channels for the period of five (5) years.
If You incorporate into any application material (e.g. videos, photos and descriptions) or Documentation Material materials of any third party, You are responsible for obtaining, at Your own expense, all rights, licenses, consents, and permissions necessary for Us to have the fully paid up, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide and unlimited right to Use the third party materials in connection with the Campaign and consistent with these Terms and Conditions.
Visit Finland shall organize and cover the expenses of the Visitor’s travel to the location where they shall be hosted and back. The trip contains round-trip tickets to Finland, on Finnair-operated flights whenever possible. The Visitor shall arrange and pay for possible transportation necessary to reach the airport in question. If necessary, Visit Finland shall organize possible additional accommodation for 1-2 nights with adequate meals, and shall pay all related expenses. The details related to travel and accommodation arrangements shall be agreed on separately between the Visitor and Visit Finland. The Visitor is free to continue his/her stay in Finland for a reasonable time after their visit at the Host has ended. Such an extension of the stay shall be agreed upon beforehand and it shall happen entirely at the Visitor’s own expense.
Visit Finland shall also pay the necessary visa application fees, however, the selected Visitors are responsible for applying for visa to Finland by themselves.
Visitors will not receive any separate compensation for participating in the Campaign.
The Visitors are responsible for any and all taxes and other payments related to the compensation and other fees. However, tax and other deductions provided by law will be deducted from the compensation by Visit Finland, if applicable.
We will sign separate agreements with each selected Host and Visitor to ensure that the visits will be successful for all the parties.
The Participants, the Hosts and Visitors are independent parties in relation to Us. No form of employment relationship shall occur between Us and the participants, Hosts or visitors based on the relationship, these Terms and Conditions or the separate agreement.
Any personal data of the Participants will only be processed in accordance with the applicable data protection legislation. More information on the processing of personal data in this Campaign can be found in the privacy notice here.
11. Damages and insurance
The selected Visitors bear full risk of any damages or accidents that may be encountered by them during the visit, including when participating in the activities organized by the Hosts.
The Visitors are required to arrange sufficient insurance coverage, (e.g. travel, accident and/or health) for themselves and their carry-along property at their own expense. The Hosts are required to arrange sufficient insurance coverage, (e.g. travel, home, accident and/or health) only for themselves and their carry-along property at their own expense.
You agree that Visit Finland shall not assume, or in any way be liable or responsible for, any liabilities, damages, claims, taxes or obligations the Visitors may encounter or be responsible for by participating in the Campaign.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Visit Finland harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses and/or expenses, including, but not limited to, attorneys’ fees and costs, (collectively “Claims”) arising out of and/or in any way connected with the Campaign to the extent requested by Visit Finland at its sole discretion.
You release Visit Finland and any and all Partners from all responsibility regarding injury or damage caused or alleged to have been caused by taking part in the Campaign.
We reserve the right to cancel or amend these terms and conditions without notice. Therefore, these terms and conditions must be followed at all times as long as the Visitor search is in progress and the separate agreements with all selected Visitors have been signed.
We reserve the right to make final decisions concerning the Campaign including possible compensation and fees.
By taking part in this Campaign You agree to follow these Terms and Conditions and all decisions We may later make related to the Campaign.
The participants and Visitors warrant and undertake that they will comply with all laws, rules and regulations regarding their application and Documentation Material and organizing the visits and activities and accommodation and that they hold all relevant certificates and permits necessary if any. We do not accept any form of hate speech, discrimination or violence.
Drafted on 28 January 2019
Business Finland Oy/Visit Finland (Business ID: 2725690-3)
Visiting address: Porkkalankatu 1, 00180 Helsinki, Finland
Switchboard: +358 (0)29 50 55000
Please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Register for Rent a Finn –Campaign
|Category of data subjects||Data utilised for||Basis for processing|
|Persons participating to Rent a Finn -Campaign||- the launch and execution of Rent a Finn -campaign,
- communication with the participants of Rent a Finn -campaign,
- publishing and distributing information on Rent a Finn-campaign,
- fulfilling Visit Finland’s contractual and other promises and obligations,
- taking care of Visit Finland’s relationship with the participants of Rent a Finn -campaign,
- development of Visit Finland’s services, particularly marketing campaigns
|Contract data controller’s legitimate interest public interest|
Processing tasks may be outsourced to third party service providers in accordance with the data protection legislation and the boundaries imposed by same.
The following personal data may be processed in relation to in Rent a Finn Campaign:
Information shall be erased periodically, at least every 3 years, provided that there is no longer any need to process the event information. Photos and videos provided to Visit Finland during the visit can be stored longer period.
The erasing shall take place by means of deleting the information in its entirety, by rendering the data passive so that the data are no longer processed and access to the data is restricted, by means of encrypting or overwriting.
Information shall be collected from the persons themselves.
For the purposes described in this privacy notice, personal data may also be collected and updated from publicly available sources and based on information received from authorities or other third parties within the limits of the applicable laws and regulations. Such updating of data is performed manually or by automated means.
Information may be disclosed within the framework of the Act on Innovaatiorahoituskeskus Business Finland and Business Finland Oy (1146/2017) to Innovaatiorahoituskeskus Business Finland.
Data may be disclosed to Business Finland’s co-operation partners for non-commercial purposes, for the purpose of arranging visits and events and for sending out various event/visit invitations.
Personal data may be transferred outside of the European Union or the European Economic Area in accordance with the data protection legislation and within the boundaries imposed by same. If no decision regarding an adequate level of data protection has been issued in relation to the target country or if the transfer does constitute a transfer to the United States in accordance with the Privacy Shield system, the transfer shall occur by means of employing the standard clauses approved by the European Commission.
The data controller may transfer personal data outside of the EU and the European Economic Area in accordance with the data protection legislation and within the boundaries imposed by same to the employees working in the data controller’s own oversees network, to the data controller’s subsidiaries and subcontractors and to its service providers retained for data processing.
Any material to be retained on paper is stored in locked facilities equipped with access control. The data controller’s personnel have undertaken confidentiality obligations.
Data to be processed electronically
Personnel access to the electronic data content of the register has been protected with personal user IDs and passwords. Utilisation of some of the data content of the register has been restricted to a limited group of users. The environment has been protected with appropriate firewalls and other technical safeguards.
The purpose of the above-mentioned measures is to secure the confidentiality, availability and integrity of the personal data to be stored in the register, as well as the implementation of data subjects’ rights.
The information in the register shall not be utilised for decision-making entailing legal effects for the person and that is based on automated data processing, such as profiling.
The data subject shall have the right, in connection with their personal specific circumstances, to object to profiling pertaining to themselves and to other processing measures directed by the data controller at the data subject’s personal data to the extent the data processing is based upon the data processor’s legitimate interests.
The data subject may issue the Data Controller consents or prohibitions pertaining to direct marketing on a channel-specific basis, including profiling taking place for direct marketing purposes.
Data subject’s right to obtain access to the information (Right of Access)
Data subject’s right to require the rectification or erasure of data or restriction of processing
To the extent the data subject is able to act for themselves, the data subject shall, without any undue delay, after becoming aware of the error, or, having detected the error themselves, rectify, erase or supplement any piece of information found in the register being contrary to the purpose of the register, erroneous, unnecessary, deficient or outdated.
The data subject shall also have the right to require the data controller to restrict the processing of their personal data, for instance in circumstances where the data subject is awaiting the data controller’s response to their request regarding the correction or erasure of their personal data.
Data subject’s right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority
The data subject shall have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority, if the data controller has not complied with the applicable data protection regulation in its operations.
In all questions concerning the processing of personal data and situations related to the exercise of the data subject’s rights, the data subject should contact the data controller. The data subject may exercise their rights by contacting email@example.com
This privacy statement is updated on January 28, 2019.
The data controller follows the developments in legislation and will develop its operations constantly, and consequently, retains the right to update this privacy statement.