Privacy and
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Privacy policy

Your privacy is very important to Osuuskunta Oulun Tietotaito ("Oulu Know-how Cooperative", "we", "our", "us") and accordingly, we protect the personal data you share with us. To protect your privacy, we follow different principles in accordance with EU best practices for privacy and data protection.

This privacy policy contains information regarding the processing of your personal data and other information about you that we obtain from your use of our website or through other channels, and which we process as a controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) taken in place 25.05.2018.

1. Contact person

Alexandre Bolszak
c/o Osuuskunta Oulun Tietotaito
(Oulu Know-how Cooperative)
P.O.Box 17
FI-90101 Oulu

tel. +358 44 313 1937
info (at)

2. Categories of personal data and processing purposes

You may use our website without providing any personal data about you. In this case, we will collect only the following metadata that result from your use of our website: referral page, data and time of access, the amount of transmitted data, status of transmission, type of web browser, IP-address, operating system and interface as well as language and version of browser software. Your IP-address is processed to enable your access to our website, and the other metadata mentioned above is processed for purposes of statistics about the website visitors and to help us analyse how the site is used. If you visit our site without giving feedback or applying for open position we will only process these metadata.

We process your personal data primarily for the purposes of providing you the opportunity to use our website and its functionalities. The processing of your personal information is based on your use of our website, and we process the personal data either based on an agreement entered into with you, on our legitimate interest, or in some cases, on the requirement for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject. In such case, our legitimate interest could be in particular improving the quality and services of our website by analysing the usage behaviour of the website users, or preventing and resolving possible misconduct.

3. Sources of personal data

We collect certain metadata automatically when you use our website. We also collect certain personal data, such as name and email address directly from you when you use contact form or leave us feedback through our website.

4. Transfers and disclosure of personal data

We use partners in business activities requiring the processing of personal data, and for the purposes of data processing defined in this privacy policy. We also occasionally hire other companies to provide certain limited services on our behalf, including e.g. marketing activities. We will only provide these partners and companies the information they need to deliver the services agreed, and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.

We will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or if we in good faith believe that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the provisions of the law or comply with legal process served on Oulu Know-how Cooperative; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Oulu Know-how Cooperative; or, (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect personal safety of the public.

5. How do we secure your personal data?

We have taken appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect the security of your personal data and to ensure that your choices for its intended use are honoured. We protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction by appropriate technical measures such as firewalls.

We do not share your personal data outside Oulu Know-how Cooperative or partners. Personal data is stored in password-controlled servers with limited access granted only to such persons whose work requires the processing or personal data and thus are granted access to the personal data.

6. How long will we keep your personal data?

All collected personal data will be retained at least for the period for which the legal basis for processing of personal data applies.

7. What rights do you have?

“Data subject” refers to natural person whose personal data is processed by us, i.e. our website users.

The data subjects have the right to access the data processed by us as a controller and to get incorrect personal data related to them rectified. If you wish to use your right of access or rectification, please proceed as follows.

The request on the use of the right of access or rectification must be in written or in electronic form and be signed, and addressed to the contact person mentioned above in this privacy policy. The request shall contain the basic information needed for finding the requested data.

You as a data subject also have the right at any time to request us to erase personal data concerning you and processed by us and we are obliged to erase the data if there is no longer a legitimate basis for processing the data.

You as a data subject also have the right to object the processing of your personal data if the data has been processed on the basis of legitimate interest, and we are obliged to stop processing such personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for further processing of such personal data.

In addition, you as a data subject have the right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority regarding our processing of personal data. Finnish supervisory authority can be found here:

In last words

We reserve the right to update and modify this privacy policy. Unless otherwise provided in mandatory applicable legislation, we may not personally post changes to this policy to the data subjects in person, and therefore we prompt you to check this policy from time to time for possible changes.

If for some reason you believe that we have not adhered to the foregoing, please notify us by email to address mentioned above in this policy, and we will do our best to determine and correct the problem promptly.

Cookie policy

We (Osuuskunta Oulun Tietotaito, Oulu Know-how Cooperative) use cookies on our website to collect statistics about our website visitors and to help us analyse how the site is used.

Cookies are text files placed on your computer that allow your computer to be recognised by our website.

Cookies do not harm the user’s computer or other terminal device. Cookies allow us to compile statistics from the use of our website, inter alia, the number of users on our website, and to obtain information about the user's geographic location, browser time of visit as well as the content viewed by the user. With this information, a single user is not identifiable.

The use of our website does not require the acceptance of cookies. However, please note that disabling the use of cookies may affect the functioning of our website, and therefore some of the functionalities of our website may not be available to you. The cookies on our website may be used by and placed on your computer by us or by a third party service provider, such as Google Analytics.

You may refuse to accept cookies from our website and delete existing cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. If you wish to do so, please refer to your browser’s user guide to find out how to control cookies by adjusting your browser’s preferences.

Further information about cookies:


Oulu Know-how Cooperative
P.O.Box 17
FIN-90101 Oulu

+358 40 159 3490