Privacy policy

This privacy policy is for the research infrastructure CIVIT – Centre for Immersive Visual Technologies at Tampere University Foundation sr. We process your personal data in accordance with the Tampere University’s data protection policy. This privacy policy will explain how and why we might collect, store, use and/or share your information when you visit CIVIT webpage at

Please note that this Privacy Policy and other privacy notices may be updated from time to time. The most recent version of the Privacy Policy is always available on this web page.

This privacy notice was updated on 15 March, 2022.

What data do we collect and why?

Personal information you disclose to us

We only collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us when you express an interest in subscribing to the CIVIT newsletter or you fill in the equipment request form. If you subscribe to our newsletter or fill in the equipment request form, the data is collected through a query platform provided by an external service provider (Microsoft Forms). The data processing agreement in accordance with the Data Protection Regulation is always drawn up separately with the service provider. The information is collected using the Microsoft Forms form. Please find our privacy notice related to the newsletter subscription for more information. We do not process any sensitive information.

Information automatically collected

We automatically collect information when you visit or navigate our website. This information does not reveal your specific identity (like your name or contact information) but may include device and usage information, such as your IP address, browser, and device characteristics, referring URLs, country, location, information about how and when you use our website. This information is primarily needed to maintain the operation of our website, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes. The third parties we may share this information with are as follows:

  • Google Analytics (web and mobile analytics)
  • Hostingpalvelu (website hosting)


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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.

How long we retain your data?

We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out on this privacy policy page. The data retention period for personal information that has been disclosed to us (newsletter subscriptions and equipment requests) is until the consent is withdrawn.

What rights you have over your data?

The information is stored in accordance with Tampere University’s information security principles. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you.

How to contact us?

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us at You may also contact Tampere University’s Data Protection Officer at