Privacy Policy


A&O Resources Oy is committed to protecting the confidentiality of information and privacy of our candidates, clients and other users of our websites (, and services.
A&O Resources Oy registered in Savonlinna, Finland, complies with Finnish (EU) regulations and acts in accordance with Finnish Data Protection Act.

A&O Resources Oy considers your right to privacy and the careful handling of your personal data to be extremely important. We make every effort to ensure that the information you provide us will remain private and will only be used strictly in accordance with the policy detailed below.

This document provides details regarding A&O Resources Oy's Privacy Policy and the measures taken to ensure that your personal information is managed with due care and attention. The policy will be reviewed from time to time to take into account new laws and technology, changes to our operations and practices and to make sure it remains appropriate to the changing environment.


Personal data means any information related to an identified or identifiable physical person. An identifiable physical person is the one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, telephone number, postal address, email address, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that physical person.


In order to carry out our business as recruitment consultants, A&O Resources Oy may collect your personal information from you, including but not limited to your name, contact details, qualifications, work history, your right to work in Finland, language skills, professional qualifications and memberships, your work objectives and other information from your CV. If you are to be considered for a particular position, we may also collect references from your nominated referees.


In most cases, A&O Resources Oy collects personal data directly from you by telephone, email or via forms on our website. For example, data will be collected from you when you:

- upload CV, application form or other files
- complete and submit registration or 'Contact us' form
- subscribe to job alerts emails
- apply to a job posting on our web site
- submit any other information in connection with your application for registration.

We may also collect certain data such as a browser cookie, automatically or through you providing it to us when you access our website, read or click on an email from us.


The reason that A&O Resources Oy uses your personal information is so that we can provide you with our recruitment services and help you finding a new job that might be suitable for you. We use your personal information to better understand your skills, experience and qualifications in order to offer new job opportunities that match your profile in the best possible way. More specifically, A&O Resources Oy may use your information for the following reasons:

- To provide you with our recruitment services
- To match your details against job vacancies which we feel may be appropriate for you
- To apply for jobs on your behalf by sending your data to clients (upon gaining your consent)
- To market our recruitment services to you

A&O Resources Oy will only process personal data where it has a legal basis for doing so.


A&O Resources Oy requires that you give your consent to the processing of your personal data in relation to A&O Resources Oy's recruitment services. We believe this explicit consent is essential for both A&O Resources Oy and you and ensures both parties clearly understand their rights and the intentions of all involved in the consultation process.


As a recruitment consultancy, it is in both A&O Resources Oy's interest and yours, as a candidate, for A&O Resources Oy to process your information in order to provide you with the most effective and efficient service.


Whilst A&O Resources Oy does not require a formal contract to be signed by you as a candidate, we believe that there is an agreement between you and A&O Resources Oy for A&O Resources Oy to provide you with recruitment services. This agreement is made explicit after you provide A&O Resources Oy with your personal information for the purposes of A&O Resources Oy providing you with recruitment services and after you provide your consent for A&O Resources Oy to hold and process your information.


A&O Resources Oy may disclose your personal data to third parties with following purposes:

- To introduce you to potential employers (A&O Resources Oy's clients) and so that they can asses your suitability as an applicant for a position within their organisation
- In order to comply with any requests from regulatory or law enforcement authorities to release such personal data if they so require.
- Third party outsourced IT and document storage providers where we have an appropriate processing agreements (or similar protections) in place
- Marketing technology platforms and suppliers.


A&O Resources Oy is an international company with headquartered in Finland. Our databases are located in Finland and Russia and as such, upon receipt of your personal information, it will be securely transferred to our systems hosted in either of those two countries.

Further, in order to ensure that your data is secure, when we transfer data outside of the EU, we will only transfer to those locations where the target location is compliant with data protection legislation and by means of transfer which have adequate safeguards applied.


A&O Resources Oy takes the responsibility of the management and security of your personal data very seriously. And in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and Finnish Data Protection Act, A&O Resources Oy, follows the key principles of data protection. These require that personal data be:

- Processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner;
- Collected for specified and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes;
- Adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed;
- Accurate and kept up to date; every reasonable step is taken to ensure that personal data that are inaccurate, having regard to the purposes for which they are processed, are erased or rectified without delay;
- Kept for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed;
- Processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical or organisational measures; and that
A&O Resources Oy shall be responsible for, and be able to demonstrate, compliance with the principles.


A&O Resources Oy will retain your personal data during the period that you are our candidate and are wishing to receive our recruitment services. Our relationship with you as a candidate may continue for several years but at any time, should you wish for your data to be erased, A&O Resources Oy will act promptly to delete your data from all of our databases.


Our aim is to make sure that the personal information that we hold is accurate and up to date. Should your details change, please contact us to change it in our system. If you have created a profile with A&O Resources Oy through our website, then you are able to update or delete your personal information whenever you apply for a new position advertised.


You have the option to submit your CV to A&O Resources Oy through our websites (, for either general consideration by us for any current or future positions suited to your experience and qualifications or against an application for specific advertised position(s). When you submit your CV it will be sent to the relevant recruitment consultants who will review the details of your submission and will advise you whether you are to be accepted by A&O Resources Oy for registration in our database.


You may agree to opt in to receive emails that alert you to new jobs on our website. To subscribe to such alerts you will need to provide your email address, which will be used for the purpose of keeping you informed by email of the latest jobs and/or news in your nominated industry. If you no longer wish to receive such emails unsubscribe links are provided in every such email that you receive from us.


A&O Resources Oy gathers statistics about all visitors to our websites. We only use such data in aggregate so that the information we gather does not identify individual behaviour. We use such information to monitor the most effective parts of our websites in order for us to be able to improve our online offering for the benefit of our users.


A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website's server. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information, such as a unique identifier and the site name.

At A&O Resources Oy oursystem also uses 'analytical' cookies in order to enable us to improve the way our website functions, for example, by making sure users are able to find what they need easily.

When you visit A&O Resources Oy's web site, upon your consent, we will access your browser cookies. We use them to remember your login details, to track overall web traffic and to access information in cache about your session in order to assist you in the use of our website. Information such as your last search will be cached however, this kind of information is deleted each time you close your web browser. Most browsers will allow you to block access to your cookies. However, by blocking A&O Resources Oy's access to your cookies, your use of our websites will be restricted.


A&O Resources Oy may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. We suggest that you visit our website regularly to keep up to date with any changes.


This Policy shall be deemed effective as of 1th April 2019. No part of this Policy shall have retroactive effect and shall thus apply only to matters occurring on or after this date.


You can contact us in regard to data protection matters by email using this address:

or in writing at the following address:

c/o Ratkaisijat Oy
Olavinkatu 52,
57100 Savonlinna
Tel: +358 465791038 (Finland)
Tel: +358 440654976 (Finland)
Tel: +7 952 2213787 (Russia)