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Terms and Conditions of Use, and Copyright


The website of HUS Helsinki University Hospital is maintained by HUS Communications. The editor-in-chief of the HUS website and of the online annual report is Acting Chief Communications Officer Elisa Tikka.


The HUS website is freely available to everyone. HUS is the copyright owner of all the material in this online service unless otherwise specified. Text on the HUS website may be quoted, and pages on the website may be linked, but the source must always be credited. The credited URL must be displayed in the quoting publication in the following form: Images and other graphic material must not be used without our separate and specific permission.

Website functionality and updates

Users may freely visit the website using a computer or any other terminal device without having to log on or register. There are links from the website to services on other platforms that for their part require you to log on (e.g. when booking appointments in the chatbots).

We aim to the best of our ability to ensure that the information on the HUS website is correct and updated, and to ensure that the website is technically functional. However, we cannot guarantee the correctness, integrity or timeliness of the information on the website under all circumstances.

HUS reserves the right to make changes to the website when necessary and to restrict access to the website for compelling reasons. HUS makes no warranty for uninterrupted availability of the website and accepts no liability for any damage that may be caused as a result of a user accessing the HUS website.

There are links from the HUS website to third-party pages. HUS accepts no responsibility for the content or accessibility of third-party websites.

Please notify us of any content errors or technical malfunctions that you observe on the HUS website, by e-mail at

Cookies and software used on the website


We use cookies on our website for user session maintenance. The cookies are of a technical nature. They do not collect or store the user’s personal details. The data in the cookies are used for improving the website interface and user experience, and for statistical monitoring of visitor numbers.

You may block cookies in your browser settings. However, using the website with cookies blocked may impede the functioning of some pages.


Drupal is the content management system used to maintain the website and to display it to users. Drupal does not collect or store any personal details of website visitors.

Google Tag Manager

The Google Tag Manager tool is used for management of Google Analytics and of the code used on the website. Google Tag Manager does not store any data on website users and does not store anything on the user’s terminal device apart from technical data on website functions.

Further information here.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a program used to collect information on how the website is used. It monitors website activity and page visits (keeping track for instance of most popular content, most often used terminal devices, and session durations). These details are collected for statistical and website improvement purposes. The data collected, such as the users’ IP addresses, are anonymized and cannot be linked to a specific user or that user’s IP address.

Google Analytics is also used to analyze the age distribution of users for those users who have enabled targeted Google ads. HUS does not use these data for advertising; user age distribution is monitored simply for the purposes of website development. Users may manage targeted Google advertising here.

Google Analytics is also used to analyze users’ approximate geographical locations, based on anonymized IP addresses. This information is used for instance to track website usage rates in various parts of the Helsinki University Hospital Specific Catchment Area.

Applicable law

These Terms and Conditions and any disputes arising from the website or its content shall be governed by Finnish law. Any disputes shall be submitted to the Helsinki District Court.


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