Do you have a question about the Promilless products? On this page we have collected answers to frequently asked questions from us. For example, you will learn more about printed intelligence and the differences between Promilless products and other alcohol testers on the market.

  • Why is Promilless needed?

    We have endeavored to create an easy, reliable and affordable way for consumers to thes their blood alcohol content. Self-diagnostics is a growing trend in the world. Our mission is to share the good and help people make decisions that are beneficial to themselves and their fellow citizens.

  • Where are the products manufactured?

    The products have been developed in Finland and are manufactured in Oulu.

  • Do the products have a best before date?

    The best before date, which depends on the batch, is printed on the product package. A shelf life for tests containing biochemicals is typically one year.

  • How quickly can I see the results on the strip?

    The test has two steps: Within two minutes, the first control indicator on the strip verifies the functionality of the test strip, the second test indicator tells whether the blood alcohol level is above or below the limit value. In the Promilless Zero product, the test indicator tells whether the blood alcohol level is zero promiles or above it.

  • How reliable are the products? Are they 100% reliable (when used correctly)?

    When used correctly, the test is very reliable. The product has a “self-testing” functionality developed and patented by the company to increase reliability, which ensures that the test strip is functional in connection with each test event and thus the test result is trustworthy. In this way the error results resulting from, for example, incorrect storage or the use of an expired test can be prevented.

  • Why are some test results darker than others?

    The Promilless test is very accurate. The test measures everyone’s body individually, which means things like weight, age and gender have an impact on the test result. Due to the individuality of the biochemical reaction being measured, some results may be darker green than others. It is also important that there is enough saliva in the mouth when taking the test to get an accurate result. Do not interpret the test result after two minutes have passed.

  • How is the reliability of the products tested and by whom?

    Clinical reference tests designed for the functionality of the product have been performed together with Medfiles Oy. In this test program, subjects were utilized in an external independent laboratory and their blood alcohol content was measured. The results of the test were compared with both blood tests and those of breathalyzers used by the authorities.

  • Do the products have an age limit?

    There is no age limit for the products, but those under the age of 18 are not legally allowed to possess and use alcohol products.

  • What is printed intelligence? The technology behind the product?

    Printed intelligence can be used to produce smart paper with biosensors, electronic sensors, other electronic components or even complete electronic devices. Smart paper enables the development of completely new types of products and services. Self-testing products are just one practical application for these technologies. The technology developed in cooperation with VTT has undergone a long and demanding research process.

  • What's the difference between Promilless and other test strips?

    There are other test strips on the market based on saliva analysis, but the Promilless-test is the first to be designed for consumer use from the outset. In addition, our product has a unique self-testing functionality that ensures the functionality and reliability of the test.

  • Do the Promiless tests have a CE mark?

    We have registered Promilless alcohol tests as class I medical devices and have the right to carry the CE Mark.

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Privacy Policy

1. Data controller

Promilless Oy

2. Contact details for matters related to the register

Typpitie 1
90620 Oulu
040 050 0015

Elina Takaluoma

3. The name of the register

Customer, partnership and marketing register.

4. The purpose and legal basis for the processing of personal data

We only process your personal data if this is permitted by an applicable legal regulation. The processing of your data is based on a contractual relationship between a customer/partner and Promilless Oy, or a separate consent for the processing of customer information. The goal for the register is to make services available to you, manage and improve our day-to-day operations, personalise your Promilless Oy experience as well as contact and interact with you.

5. Utilisation of cookies and similar techniques

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies. We use cookies and similar technologies on our website to improve your customer experience. Users may, of course, choose not to accept cookies from our website.

6. Content of the register

The register may include, but is not limited to the following information:

  • Usage data [data about your use of our website and services]
  • Account data [may include your name and email address]
  • Profile data [your information included in your personal profile on our website]
  • Service data [your personal data that are provided in the course of the use of our services]
  • Publication data [information that you post for publication on our website or through our services]
  • Enquiry data [information contained in any enquiry you submit to us regarding goods and/or services]
  • Customer relationship data [information relating to our customer relationships, including customer contact information]
  • Transaction data [information relating to transactions, including purchases of goods and services, that you enter into with us and/or through our website]
  • Notification data [information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletters]
  • Correspondence data [information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us]

7. Sources of information for the register

We collect information from you when you submit it to us, for example, when you request services or information from us. Registers are purchased for marketing purposes.

8. Disclosure information

Your personal data may be disclosed within the organisation of the data controller and its subsidiaries and sister companies and to our collaboration partners for the realisation of the purposes described herein. Otherwise, data is only disclosed to the extent permitted or required by law.

We may need to transfer your personal data outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) if it is necessary for the realisation of the service. In such cases, we will make sure that any transfer of your personal data is subject to appropriate protections as if it were being processed inside the EEA.

9. Data subject’s rights related to data processing

We know how important it is to protect and manage your personal data. You have the right to see the personal data we hold about you. Also, the data controller only collects and processes information that is necessary for its operations. Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.

  • Your principal rights under data protection law are:
  • the right to access;
  • the right to rectification;
  • the right to erasure;
  • the right to restrict processing;
  • the right to object to processing;
  • the right to data portability;
  • the right to complain to a supervisory authority; and
  • the right to withdraw consent.

10. Third-party websites and services

We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites, applications, or services linked to or from our site, including the information or content contained there. We recommend users check the privacy policies of any other websites they use.

11. Amendments

We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.