Last updated on 31 May 2011.
Purpose of the site
The purpose of Sitra’s external website is to communicate about the views and outcomes resulting from Sitra’s work, to tell the public about Sitra’s activities and to maintain interactive functions to which external writers or groups of writers contribute content related to Sitra’s activities. Users may comment on the site content. Any comments or entries posted by the users on the site will be available to other users. Comments will be used for the purpose of developing the site content in cooperation with the users. Distributing advertisements or other inappropriate information through this site is forbidden.
Right of use
Users may comment on site content either by using the commenting tools available on the site or by means of external online communities linked to the site, including Facebook or Twitter.
In order to be able to use the commenting tools available on the Sitra.fi website, the user must provide Sitra with the following information: 1)his or her pseudonym or name and 2) email address. The identifying information provided by the user to Sitra must be truthful, and users must observe good practice and Finnish law when using the site. If obvious misuse of the site is discovered, Sitra may temporarily bar the user from accessing the site or permanently remove the user’s right to use the site.
Intellectual property rights
The Sitra.fi website is owned by Sitra. Copyright to the articles, images and other material on the site belongs to the authors. The general terms and conditions of using the site are described below. The site also contains material to which the general terms and conditions are not applicable. In such cases, the terms and conditions of using the material are separately indicated.
Users may freely copy, distribute and edit any content found on the website, unless the right to use it has been separately restricted and provided that the author and the source of the material is given when the content is used elsewhere. However, the use of any images on the site is forbidden. Selling the website content or any part thereof is forbidden. The use of any content found on the website or a part thereof in a manner which demeans the content or violates its purpose is forbidden.
Any trademarks and logos found on the site are the property of their owners, and they must not be used without the prior written content of the owner.
When a user comments on the website content, registers for an event organised by Sitra or orders the newsletter, Sitra will collect personal data on the user, which will be saved in a personal data file maintained by Sitra under the Finnish Personal Data Act (523/1999). The data will not be disclosed to outsiders without the user’s consent, nor will it be transferred to countries outside the European Union or the European Economic Area.
Data generally collected on the use of the service
Users may disable cookies by changing their browser options. However, this is not recommended as it may affect website functionality.
General usage statistical information will be collected on website usage for the purpose of developing the service. This information includes the amount of users, popularity of individual pages, the pages from which users enter the site, the most common search terms and browsers and the user’s country.
The information collected includes
- the user’s IP address
- pages visited
- browser type
- operating system
- screen resolution
Any writings on the website contain the authors’ personal views and opinion. They shall not be regarded to be the official views of the organisations represented by the authors. The authors are themselves liable for any content they have written.