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All doctoral researchers enrolled in doctoral programs at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Turku can join the association. Become a member by filling in the member information form via the link below.

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We will be in contact with you once we have processed your membership application.

Below you will find information about the handling of your personal details.

Privacy statement of the member register

1.    Name, controller and contact information of the register

The name of the register is DocSoBe ry’s member register.

The membership register is managed by DocSoBe – Association for Doctoral Researchers of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Turku

In matters related to data protection, the association can be contacted by email. E-mail address:

2.    Processors of personal data

The persons who have the right to process personal data in the register are members and deputy members of the board of the association as well as persons specifically authorised by the board to process personal data.

The members of the board of the association are listed on the association’s website:

3. Purpose and legal basis for processing personal data

The personal data of the members of the association is processed for maintaining the membership register, sending invitations to meetings of the association and other communication between the association and its members.

Personal data is processed in order to fulfil legal obligations (Article 6 (1c) GDPR). According to the Associations Act, associations are obliged to keep a list of members.

4. What personal data we collect

The data collected for maintaining the membership register includes the person’s name, email address, telephone number, home address, domicile, information on the membership of the Student Union (TYY), the subject and the doctoral programme.

5. From which sources personal data is collected

Personal data is collected from respondents themselves.

6. Transfer or disclosure of data

Information from the membership register is not disclosed to third parties without the consent of the person concerned. According to the Associations Act, the members of the association have the right to see the list of members (name and domicile of the members). Data will not be disclosed outside the EU/EEA.

7. Automated decision-making

Personal data is not used for automated decision-making or profiling.

8. Principles of personal data protection

Personal data is stored in electronic storage services provided by the University of Turku, access to which requires a valid username and password and a separate user right, which only the members of the Board of DocSoBe ry have.

9. Retention period of personal data

The personal data of the members of the association is stored in the membership register for as long as the membership in the association continues.

10. Rights of the data subject

You have the right to request from the controller access to your personal data, rectification or erasure of such data, restriction of processing and to object to processing.

You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman if you consider that the processing of your personal data has violated current data protection legislation.

Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman
Street address: Lintulahdenkuja 4, 00530 Helsinki
Postal address: P.O. Box 800, 00531 Helsinki
E-mail: tietosuoja(at) Switchboard: 029 566 6700