About the Ministry of the Interior’s web service
The address of the Ministry of the Interior's web service is intermin.fi. The Ministry of the Interior is responsible for the service, and it is maintained by the Ministry’s Communications Unit in cooperation with the Ministry’s departments. The web service provides information in Finnish, Swedish, and English.
The frontpage provides the Ministry’s latest news in the form of news highlights and press releases. It also highlights the Ministry’s key functions and topical themes.
The ‘Current issues’ section features the Ministry’s press releases, news, blogs and social media updates. The Ministry of the Interior uses the following social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube. You can subscribe to receive the Ministry of the Interior’s newsletters and content on your choice of subjects by email.
The ‘Areas of expertise’ section provides information on the activities and tasks of the Ministry.
The ‘Projects and legislation’ section contains information on the most significant projects under way.
The 'Ministry' section presents the Ministry's tasks and objectives, management and organisation, branch of government and preparedness matters. Information is also available on the Ministry’s personnel and finances and on the Ministry as a workplace.
You can use the menu at the top of the page to access the websites of other ministries as well as the Government media service, which requires registration. The Government media service provides press releases, invitations, material on decisions made by government sessions and contact information for registered media representatives. Information for the media service is produced by all ministries, the Office of the President of the Republic and the Office of the Chancellor of Justice.
The search function can be accessed via the website header. By default, searches target the entire content of the site. The Boolean operator ‘AND’ is automatically added between the search words. You can also search using partial words. The search results are listed in order of publication. Alternatively, you can organise the results by the number of hits.
If you have any questions or wish to submit feedback about the web service, please use the feedback form. All feedback will be processed during office hours and answered within two weeks of receipt. We can respond to feedback and questions only if you provide your contact details on the form (email address or name and address). Our preferred channel of communications is email. Official correspondence must be sent to the Registry of the Ministry of the Interior at [email protected]
Web browsers and terminal devices
The website uses responsive design, meaning that the content adapts to the device being used. The pages display best using the latest version of your browser. The website can also be viewed using earlier versions, but in this case you may not be able to use all of the features available.
File downloads and reader applications
To read PDF files, you need the Adobe Acrobat Reader program, which you can download free of charge.
The website also contains direct webcasts and video recordings in the form of live streamings from a separate server, which are adapted to the device being used.
The web service provides news as RSS feeds.
The Ministry of the Interior, or any other named information provider, owns the copyright to the texts and photographs published on the website.
All text material can be used and linked to freely and in proper context, provided that reference is made to the original source. Any use of text material for commercial purposes requires prior agreement with the Ministry of the Interior.
Photographs of the Ministry of the Interior
All rights to the photographs in the Ministry of the Interior’s web service belong to the Ministry of the Interior. The photographs may not be used in other contexts.
Please note that the Prime Minister’s Office provides photographs on the government image bank and on Flickr.
Processing of personal data and data protection
The Ministry of the Interior is committed to protecting the privacy and personal data of visitors to the website pursuant to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation.
Data protection at the Ministry of the Interior
General statistical information on the use of the site is collected for the purpose of improving the online services. Such data includes
- pages downloaded
- IP address
- web browser and operating system.
We only keep a record of contacts and other details given by the users themselves in order to be able to answer any requests for contact, or questions or feedback.
The Ministry of the Interior is responsible for this website.
Every effort is made to ensure that the information on the website is up-to-date and accurate. The Ministry of the Interior is not responsible for any expenses or damage incurred by the user due to possible errors on the site, nor is the Ministry responsible for any harm that is due to technical problems or to material published by external parties and linked to the website.
The Ministry of the Interior has the right to monitor and mediate the content of texts in parts of the website where users post or transfer messages, but it is under no obligation to do so. The Ministry of the Interior is not responsible for the content of such messages, regardless of whether their content is subject to the legislation on copyright, defamation or privacy protection or any other laws. At its discretion, the Ministry of the Interior can remove from the website any user-generated material that it considers inappropriate.
The Ministry of the Interior does not pay compensation for the use of this website or for any information that users may provide through it. Users grant the Ministry unrestricted, global rights, free of any charge, to use and edit any such materials.
The Ministry of the Interior cannot guarantee the confidentiality of messages sent through an open information network. Users should avoid sending confidential information via email.
The material on the website should not be regarded as an offer, request or commitment binding on the Ministry of the Interior.
Social media extensions
The website has links to the websites of third parties and so-called social extensions (e.g. Twitter social plug-ins). All third-party extensions and plug-ins on this website are downloaded from their respective servers. This website does not send information on its users through social media extensions.