Who we are

Our website address is: https://turbiini.net.


Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice is based on the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679, “GDPR”), namely the obligation to inform the data subjects (GDPR Articles 12–14), the data controller’s obligation to maintain a record of processing activities under its responsibility (GDPR Article 30), as well as the obligations set out in the Finnish Data Protection Act (1050/2018) supplementing the GDPR.

Additionally, this Privacy Notice has been prepared with the aim of making it accessible in accordance with the requirements of the EU’s Web Accessibility Directive (Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the accessibility of the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies) and the Finnish Act on the Provision of Digital Services (306/2019) supplementing it.

Name of the register
Personal data register of Metropolia’s Turbiini activities

Data controller
Name: Metropolia University of Applied Sciences Ltd
Contact information: Metropolia University of Applied Sciences Ltd (Business ID: 2094551-1)
Postal address: P.O. Box 4000, FI-00079 Metropolia
Visiting address: Myllypurontie 1, 00920 Helsinki, Finland
Telephone (switchboard): + 358 9 7424 5000
Person responsible for the register at the data controller:
Name: Riitta Konkola
Position: President, CEO of Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

Contact details of the contact person for the register:
Name: Sara Jokiniemi
Position: Communications specialst, RDI-services
Address: Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, PO Box 4000, FI-00079 METROPOLIA
E-mail: sara.jokiniemi@metropolia.fi

Data Protection Officer
Tuulia Aarnio, Metropolia’s Data Protection Officer

Contact details of the Data Protection Officer:

Tel: +358 40 844 0690
Email: tuulia.aarnio@metropolia.fi, tietosuojavastaava@metropolia.fi

Purpose and legal basis of the processing of personal data
The purpose of the personal data register of the Metropolia’s project “Metropolia RDI Profi – to profile Metropolia as an internationally recognized actor in applied XR technology and education” is to manage Turbiini’s communication and economic reporting in Metropolia together with cooperation partners, stakeholders and operators. The register includes data about the Helsinki XR Center project, general activities and project management staff with their contact information, cooperation partners (organisations and contact persons), and funding information related to Turbiini.

The processing of the personal data contained in the personal data register of Turbiini includes following activities:

  • management of the financier’s contact information
    management of the contact information of partners outside Metropolia
  • data management affiliated to communication activities
    dealing with HXRC funding reporting
  • management of contact information of cooperation partners
  • management of start up activities and contact information
  • management of communication with cooperation partners
  • communication of events and activities
    organizing events and workshops
  • collection of research data and feedback

    Reportronic project management system is used to track Metropolia’s project workers’ working hours and work plan implementation. Thus, Metropolia’s project data register and its privacy notice complement the privacy notice of the data register of the Turbiini of Metropolia.

Legal basis for the processing of personal data:

The processing of the personal data contained in the personal data register of the Turbiini of Metropolia University of Applied Sciences is based on public interest.

Information collected via registration to Turbiini events is based on consent obtained from the registered person.

The management purpose of personal data, legal basis and other information of Metropolia’s project data register that complement Turbiini’s personal data register are mentioned in its own privacy notice.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select ”Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements