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Data Protection & Privacy Review for Leadsnow

Apr 2022

Information privacy, also known as data privacy or data protection, is the relationship between the collection and dissemination of data, technology, the public expectation of privacy, legal and political issues surrounding them.

Privacy concerns exist wherever personally identifiable information or other sensitive information is collected, stored, used, and finally destroyed or deleted – in digital form or otherwise. Improper or non-existent disclosure control can be the root cause for privacy issues. Data privacy issues may arise in response to information from a wide range of sources.



We recognize that your privacy is very important and take it seriously. This Database Privacy Statement describes “Leadsnow” policies and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of the personal information that is included in our database services that are offered, made available or facilitated by Leadsnow (the "Services") and tells you about your privacy rights and the legal basis for the processing of this personal information.

This Database Privacy Statement is designed to describe:

  • Who we are and how to contact us?

  • Your rights relating to your Personal Data

  • What Personal Data is included in the Service?

  • How the Personal Data is collected?

  • How we use your Personal Data and why

  • How long we store your Personal Data

  • How We Protect Your Personal Data 

  • Changes to our Database Privacy Statement

This Database Privacy Statement is intended to meet our duties of transparency under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


Who We Are and How to Contact Us

Who we are

Leadsnow, Oy which is a limited liability company constituted under the laws of Finland, is the Controller of your Personal Data (referred to as either “Leadsnow”, "we", "us" or "our" in this Database Privacy Statement). Our registered address is Rintamäentanhua 6 B 6, 02770 Espoo, Finland.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about our practices or this Database Privacy Statement, please contact us at

Your Rights Relating to Your Personal Data

You have the right under this Database Privacy Statement, and by law in certain jurisdictions, to: 

  • Request access to your Personal Data. If you are in certain jurisdictions, this enables you to receive a copy of the Personal Data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.

  • Request correction of the Personal Data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected.

  • Request erasure of your Personal Data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove Personal Data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your Personal Data where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below).

  • Object to processing of your Personal Data. This right exists where we are relying on a legitimate interest as the legal basis for our processing and there is something about your particular situation, which makes you want to object to processing of your Personal Data on this ground. You also have the right to object where we are processing your Personal Data for direct marketing purposes.

  • Request the restriction of processing of your Personal Data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of Personal Data about you in certain scenarios (for example if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it).

  • Request the transfer of your Personal Data. If you are in certain jurisdictions, we will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your Personal Data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.

  • Withdraw consent. This right only exists where we are relying on consent to process your Personal Data ("Consent Withdrawal"). If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide you with access to certain specific functionalities of our Site. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.

How to exercise your rights


If you want to exercise any of the rights described above, please contact us using the contact details in Who We Are and How to Contact Us.

Typically, you will not have to pay a fee to access your Personal Data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, except in relation to Consent Withdrawal, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive, or, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your Personal Data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that Personal Data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.


If you would like to submit a complaint regarding this Privacy Policy or our practices in relation to your Personal Data, please contact us at: with the subject: ‘Security / Data Privacy Question’.

If you would like to submit a request regarding your personal, please contact us at: with the subject: ‘Leadsnow Data Request. We will reply to your complaint as soon as we can.

If you feel that your complaint has not been adequately resolved, please note that if you are in the EU the GDPR gives you the right to contact your local data protection supervisory authority. You can find information on your country’s data protection authority here.

What Personal Data is included in the Service?

The Service includes public data about companies. However, a limited amount of data is collected and processed which may be linked to the name of natural persons based on their public role in in the Company’s business, which has been publicly disclosed in their role as the Company’s representative or is otherwise available and freely accessible in the public domain.

We index and store this data, we control what data is gathered and how we process it. Our processing is filtering data that is already available, and we do not use it for any other purpose than making it further available to our customers.

When we make the data accessible to our customers, the customer may use our tool to browse through the data we have indexed, and they may choose to import the data into their systems. In doing so, our customers assume control over the data and process personal data in accordance with their privacy policies. We require our customers to commit to the lawful use of the data provided by us.

Our customers may export data from the service. When our customers use this feature, they will become data controllers in respect to personal data, in which case the customer’s privacy notice will apply to the data processing they might carry out. In cases where personal data is disclosed to our customers, we require the Customer to commit into appropriate data processing practices through contractual means.

How the Personal Data is collected?

We collect information from public sources and methods, such as information available on such as public officials, Patent and Registration offices, company websites, public APIs, press releases and other source material made available to the public by the Company or its representatives.

How We Use Your Personal Data and Why

We process only personal data that is directly related to the person’s role in the Company. Our Service is designed not to collect or process any personal data in the Service in excess of what is directly relative to the Company information. Processing is limited to have a minimal privacy impact and the processing of personal data is not extended beyond what the data subjects could reasonably expect (names and contact details of Company representatives, as available in the original public source).

In respect of each of the purposes for which we use your Personal Data, the GDPR requires us to ensure that we have a legal basis for that use if you are within the EU. The legal bases depend on the Services you use and how you use them. This means we collect and use the collected Personal Data only where:

  • We need it to provide our Services, including to operate the Services in accordance with European Union law and national laws.

  • It satisfies a legitimate interest (which is not overridden by your data protection interests), such as for research and development, to Companies using pseudonymized data.

  • We need to process your data to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.

We may also rely on your consent as a legal basis for using your Personal Data where we have expressly sought it for a specific purpose. If we do rely on your consent to a use of your Personal Data, you have the right to change your mind at any time (but this will not affect any processing that has already taken place). 

How long we store your Personal Data

We will retain your information for as long as it is reasonably needed for the purposes set out in ‘How We Use Your Personal Data and Why’ unless you request that we remove your Personal Data as described in ‘Your Rights Relating to Your Personal Data’. We will only retain your Personal Data for so long as we reasonably need to use it for these purposes unless a longer retention period is required by law (for example for regulatory purposes). 

How We Protect Your Personal Data

We use industry-standard physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of the personal information. Our employees and other staff. All such people are subject to a contractual duty of confidentiality. We periodically review our policies and procedures to evaluate their effectiveness and ensure that they remain up to date. 

Changes to our Database Privacy Statement

We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this Database Privacy Statement at any time. Any changes or updates will be effective immediately upon posting to this page.
You should review this Database Privacy Statement regularly for changes. You can determine if changes have been made by checking the Effective Date below.