Data protection policy


The address of our website is:

DataLit research project
Research Director:
Professor Petri Ylikoski

University of Helsinki
PL 3
Telephone exchange: 02941 911

Contact information for the Data Protection Officer of the University of Helsinki:

The DataLit project is a research consortium led by the University of Helsinki in collaboration with Aalto University and the University of Eastern Finland.

What information do we collect?

As a principle, the DataLit project does not collect information from this webpage. There are two exceptions to this. If you use these pages to contact us via contact form, or, if you register for an event, the information you send us, including your email and any other personal information you choose to include in your message, will be stored. However, like all websites, our website uses cookies. See the information on the cookies at the end of this document.

If you contact us using the contact form, the DataLit project will receive your email address and any other personal information you include in the message.

Occasionally, there might be events, such as conferences or webinars, that the DataLit project is organizing. Registration for these events might take place via this site. If so, in each case, more specific information about gathering and use of the registration information for the event will be informed while registering and the consent will be asked.

We do not collect research material from these pages. The project has its own data protection notices for the collection and use of research material.

What is the information used for?

We use the information to develop project activities, organize events, and communicate with stakeholders.

How long and on what basis is the data kept?

Contact messages are deleted when the discussion is over and / or the content is not relevant anymore nor requires further action for the DataLit project. For example, a message can be stored until the issue presented in the message has been acted upon and the original message is no longer needed.

Storing the personal information presented to us in the contact messages such as the email address and other information enclosed in the message for as long as it is required is justified by the grounds of legitimate interest of the Datalit project so that it can fulfill its purpose as a research project accordingly.

Who do we share your information with?

The data is stored for the DataLit project in the cloud of the University of Helsinki (Microsoft Office365), to which only the person in charge of the interaction of the project has access. If necessary, the data can be shared with other members of the DataLit project in University of Helsinki, in Aalto University or the University of Eastern Finland.

Information will not be shared with third-parties without specific consent. For example, when organizing and registering for conferences, we may ask speakers if their names and e-mail addresses can appear in the public conference materials.

We do not transfer data outside the EU or the EEA.

What rights do you have over your personal information?

If you have submitted a contact request, you have the right to request a copy of the retained information about you. You have also a right to request that the information be corrected or deleted. The right to delete the information concerning you does not apply to personal information that is required to be retained for administrative, legal or security reasons.


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