Published May 24, 2018

Data protection

Data protection, terms of use and file descriptions of registers containing personal data

The terms of use specified on this page are applied to the website maintained by the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra and the material presented on the website.

Through the forms used on the website, we also collect personal data for Sitra’s separate interest group and marketing registers. Each of the forms on the website contains a reference to the file description and information about how the data collected with the form are used.

The file descriptions of the registers formed through the website can be found here:

File description of Sitra’s interest group and marketing register

Privacy policy for Sitra’s job applicant register

Sitra’s privacy policy on its customer and contract partner register

Privacy policy for the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra’s register of people who order publications

Sitra’s reporting channel for reporting misconduct pursuant to the Whistleblower Act – register’s privacy policy

Stakeholder register for Sitra’s Democracy Drinks series of events

Terms of Use

Purpose of the website

The objective of website is to disseminate the views and outcomes realised in Sitra’s work. The website contains news, articles, blogs, publications, descriptions of Sitra’s ongoing projects and other similar content.

Right of use

As a user of this website, you may share the content found on the website pages in external web communities and services in accordance with the terms of use of these communities and services as well as with separate terms of use applicable to them. When using the comment tools of other community services, the terms of use specific to these tools shall apply. Should the user share content outside this website, Sitra will not be responsible for the processing of information subject to third party terms of use.

As a user, you may copy, distribute and edit content found on the website in accordance with these terms of use on the condition that the content producer and source are cited when being used. However, the use of photographs found on this website is prohibited. The sale or use of this website’s content or any part of it in a manner that diminishes its value or purpose is prohibited.

Intellectual property

Sitra holds the ownership rights of the material and content found on the website, with the exception of material produced by third parties, for which Sitra only holds a right of use. The copyrights and other rights to these types of texts, images and other third-party materials found on this website belong to the producers or registration holders of said materials.

Sitra reserves all rights to use the registered trademark “Sitra” and other equivalent intellectual property. Use of these rights shall always require the advance written consent of Sitra.

Exemption from liability

Texts found on this website contain the personal thoughts and opinions of authors. They are not the official opinions of the organisations represented by these authors. The authors are personally responsible for the content of their texts.

Under no circumstances shall Sitra be held liable for any indirect or incidental damages or damages that may arise from the use of or confidence in the information and material presented. Sitra shall also not be held liable for any damages caused by an interruption of website use or an inability to access the pages. Sitra reserves the right to terminate the web service entirely as it sees fit.

The website contains web communities maintained by Sitra itself as well as links to websites owned or maintained by third parties. By accessing these linked websites, the user hereby agrees to the fact that these pages are not under the control of Sitra, nor does Sitra have any possibility of influencing the content of materials created or published on them. The linked websites may also be subject to terms restricting use, which must be read before using the website. Sitra is in no way responsible for the material contained on third-party websites.


What information do we collect about the users of the website and why?

Sitra collects information about the users of its website through Matomo services and cookies.

A cookie is a small text file sent to the user’s browser and it usually contains an anonymous identification number. The cookie is not harmful to the terminal device. Some cookies are related to website functions, such as the selection of a graphical or plain text version or enlarging the font size. Others are used for keeping statistics on website use. If you wish, you may decline the use of cookies by changing your browser settings or changing your cookie settings from the link at the bottom of this page.

With the help of the cookies and Matomo, general statistical information is collected on website use for improving the service. Such information includes the number of visitors, the user’s country, time spend using the website, the browser used, the content accessed by the visitor and the website from which the visitor accessed the service. An individual user is identified using the data stored in Matomo, but the data cannot be used to connect the individual to a natural person.

You can find more information on Matomo at You can refuse the collection of data by adjusting your cookie settings from the link at the bottom of this page.

The terms of use and other conditions of the third party concerned are applied to services offered or applications supplied by a third party on Sitra’s website.

Possible changes and the applicable law

These terms of use shall enter into force on 25 May 2018 and remain in effect until further notice. Information about possible changes to the terms of use will always be displayed on this page.

With the exception of its choice of law provisions , Finnish law shall apply to any disputes arising from these terms of use as well as the content or use of the website.

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