Control fee

APV Alueellinen Pysäköintivalvonta Oy has obtained data on you by photographing your vehicle.

APV Alueellinen Pysäköintivalvonta Oy receives and uses the personal data collected (personal data category licence plate number) for the purpose of verifying the validity of parking rights and examining the basis of reclamations or any private parking control fees issued by the company. The data are also used in any judicial proceedings related to cases of failure to make payments. The legal bases for processing the data are enforcing an agreement, our legal obligations or our legitimate interest. Our legitimate interest in based on exercising our rights as specified in precedent KKO:2010:23 issued by the Supreme Court of Finland.

The data are not disclosed outside Finland or processed with means of automated decision-making.

If a claim is not paid, it will be claimed by a debt collection agency who are responsible for the appropriate processing of your data and enforcing your rights concerning data protection on their own behalf. We will store your personal data for as long as is necessary.

The duration of the storage period is determined according to the legal basis for processing the personal data. Once the legal basis for processing the personal data is no longer valid, the data will be deleted in their entirety and will no longer be available in any of our databases. When processing your personal data, we will not process the data by means of automated decision-making as specified in the General Data Protection Regulation.

Due to the obligations outlined in accounting legislation, by default, the data concerning matters related to control fees will be stored for six years from the end of the calendar year during which the financial year has ended. For example, if a control fee has not been paid due to a challenge related to our claim or another reason, it is very likely that the claim will be ultimately recovered through judicial proceedings. Several factors have an impact on the judicial proceedings related to claims, for example:

  • a) the expected processing time,
  • b) alternative dispute settlement methods and their functionality,
  • c) the content of current legislation and official practices and
  • d) the present resources currently available for the proceedings related to the challenge.

The data will be stored for as long as the possibility of potential judicial proceedings exists. In practice, this means that the aim is to bring all matters to a court within the deadlines of three and ten years as specified in the act on the expiration of debt (728/2003).

As provided for by the EU General Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to request access to the personal data on you and the right to request the rectification or deletion of the data and to request the restriction of or object to the processing of data as well as the right to transfer the data from one system to another, where possible. You can also contact the Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman to verify the enforcement of your rights.