Terms of Use and Data protection

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

The terms of use specified on this page apply to the ihan.fi platform and any material presented on it. This page is maintained by Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund (hereinafter “Sitra”) as the main administrator.

Sitra processes personal data found on this page as an independent controller of data, in accordance with its privacy policy (linked below). Sitra also collects information of the users of this website as detailed below in section “What information do we collect about the users of the website and why?”, and processes this collected data as an independent controller in accordance with its below-mentioned privacy policy.

Privacy policy for Sitra’s interest group and marketing register 

Terms of Use 

Purpose of the website 

The objective of this website is to provide a testbed and a toolkit for building services that comply with a fair data economy. The testbed, tools and demo applications for creating fair data economy services will be compiled under the ihan.fi platform, which will support service development on a one-stop-shop basis. The long-term goal of ihan.fi is to support new internet standards for data productising, portability and interoperability, and to boost the emergence of global data markets.

Intellectual property 

The copyrights and other rights to texts, images and other materials found on this website belong to the producers or registration holders of said materials. The producer / registration holder is responsible for the content it adds to this website. The producer / registration holder represents and warrants that it has the right to add said materials to this website and that the materials do not infringe copyrights or other intellectual rights of third parties.  

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

Exemption from liability 

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 ihan.fi platform contains web communities maintained by Sitra 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 Analytics 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. As a website user, you hereby accept the use of cookies as part of these terms of use. If you wish, you may decline the use of cookies by changing your browser settings or adjusting your cookies settings from the link at the bottom of this page.  This may, however, compromise some website functions and is therefore not recommended. 

With the help of the cookies general statistical information is collected on website use for improving the service. Such information includes the number of visitors, the user’s country, time spent 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 Analytics but the data cannot be used to connect the individual to a natural person.  

Find out more about Matomo: Matomo Analytics

Possible changes and the applicable law 

These terms of use shall enter into force on 11 June 2020 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 ihan.fi platform.