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

The terms of use specified on this page apply to the website and any material presented on it. This page is maintained by the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra (hereinafter “Sitra”). Sitra, Circle Economy Foundation and International Resource Panel are all co-producers of the World Circular Economy Forum 2024 event (hereinafter “WCEF2024”). WCEF2024 is organised and funded in collaboration with international organisations (listed below).

Sitra processes personal data found on this page as independent controllers of data, in accordance with their individual privacy policies, (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 policies

The privacy policies of the registers formed through this website can be found here:

Privacy policies of other WCEF2024 funders, partners and collaborators are listed below (this list will be updated regularly).

Terms of Use

Purpose of the website

The objective of this website is to disseminate information, views and outcomes of the WCEF2024. The website contains news, articles, blogs, publications, descriptions of the programme and other similar content.

Right of use

As a user of this website, you may share the content found on the website pages in external web communities and services in accordance with the terms of use of these communities and services as well as with separate terms of use applicable to them. When using the comment tools of other community services, the terms of use specific to these tools shall apply. Should the user share content outside this website, Sitra or Nordic Innovation will not be responsible for the processing of information subject to third-party terms of use.

As a user, you may copy, distribute and edit content found on the website in accordance with these terms of use on the condition that WCEF2024, the content producer and source are cited when being used. However, the use of photographs found on this website is prohibited.

The sale or use of this website’s content or any part of it in a manner that diminishes its value or purpose is prohibited.

Intellectual property

Sitra holds the ownership rights of the material and content found on the website. The copyrights and other rights to these types of texts, images and other third-party materials found on this website belong to the producers or registration holders of said materials.

Sitra reserves all rights to use the registered trademark “WCEF”, “the World Circular Economy Forum” and other equivalent intellectual property. Use of these rights shall always require the advance written consent of Sitra.

Exemption from liability

Texts found on this website contain the personal thoughts and opinions of authors. They are not the official opinions of the organisations represented by these authors. The authors are personally responsible for the content of their texts.

Under no circumstances shall Sitra, Circle Economy Foundation or International Resource Panel 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 website contains web communities maintained by Sitra, Circle Economy Foundation or International Resource Panel themselves 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, Circle Economy Foundation or International Resource Panel, nor do Sitra, Circle Economy Foundation or International Resource Panel 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, Circle Economy Foundation and International Resource Panel are 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 through Matomo services 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 changing your cookie settings from the link at the bottom of this page.

With the help of the cookies and Matomo Analytics, 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, but the data cannot be used to connect the individual to a natural person.

For more information on Matomo please visit You can refuse the collection of data by adjusting your cookie settings from the link at the bottom of this page.

The terms of use and other conditions of the third party concerned are applied to services offered or applications supplied by a third party on the website.

Possible changes and the applicable law

These terms of use shall enter into force on 15 November 2023 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 website.