General Terms of Use for Web Service

Description of the web service

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and the Ministry of the Environment (Business ID: 0116726-7). The Metsähallitus web service consists of pages containing information about the publications and the web versions of the publications. is a part of the web service.

The user undertakes to use web service in compliance with these Terms of Use, the law and generally appropriate usage. The Service is free of charge.

All the information appearing in the Service is intended for informative purposes only and should not be conceived as advice of a legal, commercial or any other nature. Metsähallitus assumes no responsibility for the suitability of the information presented in the Service for the user’s purposes or for the results of any action taken on the basis of this information.

Rights of use for the material published in the web service

All rights to the web service and publications, including the copyright are reserved by Metsähallitus and/or the authors or photographers of the publication. The user may not, – except for the later mentioned exemptions – without prior written permission, publish, translate or change the publications or the material.

Maintenance of the Service and liability for damages

Metsähallitus undertakes to maintain the correctness and high quality of the information presented in the web service as much as possible, but does not guarantee the contents of the site nor that the site is entirely free of errors. Metsähallitus is entitled to improve and alter the contents and structure of the Service.

Metsähallitus shall not be responsible for continuous availability of the Service, and does not guarantee that the Service will always function without interruptions or faults. Metsähallitus shall not be liable for any direct or indirect damage suffered by the user as a result of incorrect contents or technical faults or maintenance work.

Metsähallitus is entitled to alter the software, database, equipment or any other part of the Service. Metsähallitus is entitled at any time to temporarily or permanently discontinue the Service or a part of it.

Material produced by third parties

Metsähallitus is not responsible for the contents or functionality of other web services accessible through web service. By proceeding to a web site linked with Metsähallitus’ Service, the user accepts that the said site is not under the control of Metsähallitus and that it is not possible for Metsähallitus to influence their contents. The existence of a link to a web site outside web Service does not imply that Metsähallitus endorses that site or the services offered there in any way.

Law to be applied

Finnish Law shall be applied in the use of the Service and interpretation of these Terms of Use. Any disputes concerning these terms and conditions shall be settled at Helsinki District Court in compliance with the Finnish Law.

Entry into force and modifications of the Terms of Use

These Terms of Use enter into force at the time of updating (shown at the end of the web page) and shall remain in force until further notice. Metsähallitus is entitled to modify the Terms of Use, and the new Terms of Use shall enter into force at the time of their publication in the web service.