We at Spark Sustainability value not only our planet, but also Your privacy. The purpose of this Privacy Notice is to describe exactly how we use your data, and how you can change that if you wish to. Spark collects personal data via our website. More specifically, we collect data regarding contact requests, recruitment, advertising and our newsletter. We also use analytics on our website in order to get more specific information of its usage and hence to improve our service — we want it to spark as much climate action as possible!
You can find the Privacy Notice regarding The Donut application here: https://www.sparksustainability.com/the-donut-privacy-policy.
In this Privacy Notice, we explain what data we collect on you and how we use this data. The purpose of this Privacy Notice is also to provide the information required by applicable data protection laws. This Privacy Notice was last updated on October 19, 2020.
Spark Sustainability Ab (“Spark”, “we”, “us”, “our”)
Address: Lapinlahdenkatu 16, 00180 Helsinki
Amanda Rejström, CEO
Address: Lapinlahdenkatu 16, 00180 Helsinki
If you have any questions concerning the processing of your personal data, please shoot Amanda an e-mail!
We only process personal data if such data is necessary in order to carry out the following purposes:
You have the right to object to data processing that is based on legitimate interest. You can read more about this and your other rights in section 10.
Personal data are collected either directly from you or during the course of your service use. We collect and process data that:
We collect and process the following data:
You are not obliged to provide us with any other personal data than the technical data that is needed for the website to function. However, we may not be able to provide you our services, such as the Carbon Donut calculator or newsletter, or to contact you, if you decide not to provide us the necessary data to do so.
We store and process data mainly at Heroku, which is a third party service provider and part of Salesforce. To find out more about how they protect the data, click here.
We use Google Analytics, which is an analytics tool provided by Google. To find out more about how Google protects the collected information, click here.
We also use Facebook Pixel and Google Ads, which are advertisement tools provided by Facebook and Google. You can find out more about how they protect your information here (for Facebook Pixel) and here (for Google Ads).
As a main rule, we do not disclose personal data to other third parties. Despite this, we may be required to disclose data on you to third parties, such as authorities, in individual situations like when the disclosure is mandatory under applicable laws.
Data collected via Google Analytics or Google Ads is stored on Google's servers, which are located all over the world. All other data is stored and otherwise processed within the European Union or European Economic Area.
We only keep personal data for as long as is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data is processed.
As a general rule, contact persons’ and job applicants’ personal data is stored for the time needed to manage the contact, the duration of the business relationship or the duration of the recruitment process or employment relationship. However, you may always request for data erasure or rectification before these general times.
Also, as general rules, newsletter subscribers’ data is stored until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Data collected via the Carbon Donut calculator is deleted after 26 months from collecting the data, after we have created anonymous statistics based on the data. The data collected via cookies is deleted after 26 months from collecting the data.
Spark takes appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect personal data against unauthorised access and accidental or unlawful destruction, alteration, disclosure, transfer or all other unlawful forms of processing.
We process all personal data confidentially. The right of access to personal data is limited so that access rights are provided only to persons who require access in order to be able to perform their duties.
We do not process any data manually and we do not have a manual register.
You have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning you are being processed, and, when that is the case, access to the personal data. You also have the right to obtain the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you without undue delay.
In general, you also have the right to obtain the erasure of personal data concerning you. However, we may not be able to erase your data in individual cases such as when the data is necessary for a purpose defined in this Privacy Notice or storing it is required by law.
If we have collected and processed your personal data with your consent, you can withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your personal data conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.
Even when the data processing is based on legitimate interest, you have the right to object to processing. You can also ask us to restrict processing of your personal data.
When the data processing is based on consent or a contract, you have the right to receive the personal data that you have provided us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and, if desired, transmit that data to another controller.
If you think that we don’t process your personal data appropriately, you can contact the person mentioned in section 2. If you think that our processing of personal data relating to you infringes applying data protection regulations, you can also complain to a data protection authority. In Finland, this authority is The Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman and you can find the contact details here.
We may update this Privacy Notice due to the development of our websites. In such cases, an updated Privacy Notice is available on the website: https://www.sparksustainability.com/privacy.