Who we are

Our website address is: https://seesima.eu.
This is a website for a EU Cross-Border Cooperation Kolarctic project: “Supporting Environmental, Economic and Social Impacts of Mining Activity (SEESIMA)
The project partners are SINTEF Narvik AS in Norway; Luleå Technical University, Sweden; University of Oulu, Finland and Institute Northern Industrial Problems of Kola Science Centre, Russian Academy of Sciences Apatity, Russia.
We will update this Privacy Policy if it becomes relevant to have login access for external users.

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. If you spam this site we pass on the details to a WordPress database to reduce spam. We do not store any details otherwise.

An anonymised 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

We do not plan to have contact forms installed on the webpage. This heading is retained in the event that we add this functionality later. We would only use the information provided to reply to the contact query.


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.

At this stage we are not planning to have a login page. In case we later activate the following text will apply:
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. This function is intended only for project partners.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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.

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.


We use Google Analytics to provide statistics about visitor traffic, their general geographical location and which parts of the website they visit. Google Analytics uses cookies to register the visits of users to this website. The Internet Protocol (IP) address information is anonymised at the time of capture and we have not given permission for use of the information gathered (such as for remarketing purposes). Read more about “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites”

If you are not comfortable with this you can decline to allow cookies to be used to record details of your visit to this site. This should not affect your experience of the functionality of the site. To be on the safe side, we have set the default to that cookies from Google Analytics are *not* allowed, unless you expressly agree to them on the cookie banner that is displayed on the first time you visit the site. It is also possible to customise your cookie preferences.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with any external parties.
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email. That is, we only will share this data with what we assume is your own email.

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.

Additional information

If through your interactions with this webpage, and the project partners, you are concerned about disclosure of confidential commercial details or intellectual property rights, please inform us and we will ensure the details are kept confidential.

How we protect your data

As the project proceeds we will add more information about particular measures taken to protect user data.

Our contact information

For more information about the Privacy Policy for this website and project please contact
Ross Wakelin
(47) 99 252 485