Who we are

Our website address is: https://pohjola.works.

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.


We process personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU 2016/679) and value the trust you have placed in us. We follow good governance and data processing practices.


Pohjola Works complies with the principle of transparency. Data is collected and processed in the manner required by the Data Protection Regulation and other EU & Finnish legal acts.


Your Rights. European Economic Area (“EEA”) data protection law gives you certain rights in relation to your personal data. For example, these rights include the right to:


  • rectify, or erase any wrong or incomplete personal data we hold about you;
  • access personal data that we hold about you;
  • not be subjected to certain types of automated decision making where you have provided personal data to us with your consent or as part of a contract;
  • have personal data transferred to another company in certain circumstances; or
  • lodge a complaint with your local data protection authority.


Your Identity Confirmation. We require you to prove your identity with appropriate identification before fulfilling your request. We do this in order to protect your information. All forms of identity will be held securely and deleted as soon as reasonably possible after your identity is confirmed.


Proof of Identity and Address. If you are located in the EEA and wish to exercise your data protection rights, please provide us with the following information:


  1. Evidence of your identity: for example, this can be a certified copy of your passport, driving license or national identity card. We need this information to confirm you are who you say you are.


2. Evidence of your address: for example, this can be a certified copy of a bank statement or a utility bill. We need this information to confirm that you are located in the EEA and are entitled to make a request under EEA data protection law.


Your Information. We collect your proof of identity and address to enable us to respond to the request you have submitted.  Top Data Science and Top Data Science partners understand the importance of protecting your information and will use this information only to respond to your request. Information that is the subject of your request continues to be governed by the privacy policy you agreed to or acknowledged when you submitted it.


International Transfer. Pohjola Works services operate in Finland and will not move your information anywhere else than hosting it where our web services are hosted.


Pohjola Works Representatives. If you wish to contact a representative from Pohjola Works, relevant contact details are included at Pohjola Works site’s visible at the bottom in every page.