Register details

Finnish Personal Data Act (523/99) 10 §

1. Registrar

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
02044 VTT
P. +358 20 722 111

2. Person in Charge of the Register Issues

Pirjo Friedrich
+358 20 722 111
owela (at)

3. Name of the Register

User database of SubUrbanLab project’s Owela users

4. Purpose of the Register

The purpose of the register is to enable communication between Owela researchers and users as well as create use statistics for research purposes. If the users allow it, they will receive email newsletters about the project. Register information is also used to track possible misuse of the service.

Users have allowed the usage of their information in Owela (Finnish Personal Data Act 8§).

5. Information Content of the Register

All information that is recorded of users is visible in the registration form. Users choose themselves, which information they give of themselves. The required information is shown in the registration form; the other fields are voluntary.

  • Username (required)
  • Password(required)
  • Email address (required)
  • First name
  • Last name
  • Year of birth
  • Gender
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • The languages for email newsletters
  • Public profile: introduction, picture and web link

The users can choose the publicity of their information. By default only the username is public. In addition, there is information about the activity points, the projects that the user has joined and the ideas and comments written by the user.

6. Regular Sources of Information

Register information is acquired when a person joins the Owela service or updates their information via Owela.

Information of projects and activity points is collected based on users’ activities in Owela.

7. Regular Handovers of Information

SubUrbanLab project research partners VTT and IVL do not give information from the register for other parties. VTT may handover information only according to the current law. Information from the register will not be given outside European Union or European Economic Area.

8. Protection Principles of the Register

A. Manual register

There is no manual register.

Data stored in information systems

The user database is maintained on a server. Access to the records is protected and limited to the researchers of the SubUrbanLab project.

Users can ask to remove their information from the register by contacting the administrators of Owela.

Finnish Personal Data Act (523/99) (523/99),