Fog and Nature

Terms of use


FRESCOS is developed in partnership between CDC Group plc, Finnfund, the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank FMO, Swedfund, and Simosol Oy.

  • CDC Group plc (located at 123 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6DE) is registered in England and Wales under company number 3877777

  • Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation Ltd. (Finnfund) (located at Porkkalankatu 22 A, FI-00181 Helsinki, Finland) is registered in Finland under company number 0356880-6.

  • The Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank FMO (located at Anna van Saksenlaan 71, 2593 HW, ‘s-Gravenhage) is registered in the Netherlands under company number 27078545.

  • Swedfund International AB (Swedfund) (located at Drottninggatan 92-94, P.O. Box 3286, SE-103 65 Stockholm) is registered in Sweden under company number 556436-2084.

  • Simosol Oy (located at Hämeenkatu 10, 11100 Riihimäki) is registered in Finland under company number 2090992-4.

User means the individual accessing the FRESCOS website ( or the FRESCOS web application (, or the company, or other legal entity on behalf of which such individual is accessing or using the Service, as applicable.

In the sections below, the term ‘FRESCOS’ refers to the combination of both the FRESCOS website ( and the FRESCOS web application (

Intended Purpose of FRESCOS

FRESCOS provides a publicly available web-based calculator for calculating carbon sequestration values of forestry and agroforestry projects. The website includes information about the associated methodologies, user guidance, and information about the collaboration partners of FRESCOS. Both the FRESCOS website ( and the FRESCOS web application ( are owned and maintained by Simosol Oy.

User Rights

As a user of FRESCOS, you can share the content presented and produced on the website and in the tool in external online communities and services in accordance with these terms of use and the separate terms of use applied to them by third parties. If the user shares content outside FRESCOS, Simosol Oy shall not be responsible for accuracy or completeness of the data towards any third parties. Further, Simosol is not responsible to ensure that the user can share data that is subject to the terms of use of third parties.

The content, images, and logos in FRESCOS are the property of Simosol Oy or its collaboration partners and protected by copyright, unless otherwise specified.

Immaterial Rights

Simosol Oy owns the property rights to the existing content in FRESCOS, except for the material produced by third parties or the users, to which Simosol Oy only has user rights. The copyright and other rights related to third-party material on the site belong to the authors of the material or the holders of registration.

Simosol Oy holds the user rights for all the material produced with the FRESCOS application. Intended purpose for such material is limited to product development of the tool and advertisement purposes. All materials will be highly aggregated and anonymized before use. Such material includes, for example, monitoring of the total hectares and tCO2 calculated with FRESCOS across the whole user base over a specific time frame. Any connection between the material and individual users, or any possibility to establish such, will not be made or communicated.

Errors and Omissions

The data and information that is readily available and used in FRESCOS have been compiled with the greatest of care. Nevertheless, we provide no guarantee of its correctness, completeness, or reliability, nor any guarantee that it is up-to-date, and it accepts no liability for losses which may arise from the use of this information.


We will not be liable to users or anyone else for any decision made or action taken in reliance on the information given by FRESCOS or for any consequential, special, or similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.


The access to FRESCOS is of unlimited duration. It may be terminated by either Party at any time with immediate effect and without need to give reasons. We shall be entitled to block a user's access to some or all services without giving its reasons and without advance notice.

External Links

In addition to the website maintained by Simosol Oy itself, FRESCOS contains external links to sites that are owned or maintained by third parties. By following a link to a website, the user accepts the fact that the target website may not be managed by Simosol Oy and that Simosol Oy may not have the opportunity to affect the content of the material that is created or published on the site. Terms and conditions, which restrict the use of the site and which must be read before commencing the use, may be related to the linked website. Simosol Oy shall not be responsible for any material contained by third-party websites. We do not guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of any information on these external websites.

Use of Cookies and Visitor Monitoring

Simosol Oy collects data on the users of FRESCOS with the aid of Google Analytics and cookies. Data is collected for advertising purposes and in order to develop the service and improve the user experience.

In order to be able to carry out the required monitoring activities, Google Analytics uses cookies, with the aid of which our website identifies User’s computer when User returns to this website or browses it. Via Google Analytics, Simosol Oy collects general statistical data on the use of the website for the development of the service. Such data includes the number of visitors, country of use, time of use, and the used browser, as well as the content the visitor has viewed and the page via which the visitor has entered the service. With the aid of the data saved in Google Analytics, each individual visit on the site is registered, but no such data is collected which could be connected to natural persons.

Additional information on the Google Analytics program is available at

Cookies are small text files that are sent to the User’s browser, and they usually contain an anonymous identification number. Thus, the data saved in cookies is anonymous and the User cannot be identified on the basis of the data. Cookies do not damage the data terminal, either. Some of the cookies are related to the functionalities of the website, such as the management of the graphical or text-based version and the adjustment of font size, whereas some are related to the collection of statistical data on the use of the website. The social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) share buttons also set cookies, as do YouTube and Vimeo, since the website may contain embedded videos that have been published on those platforms.

Users are asked to select their cookie preferences when accessing the site. Users can select their acceptance for different types of cookies, such as marketing cookies, functional cookies and/or analytics cookies. Some cookies are considered essential for the use of the website, and therefore can not be disabled. Cookies can be also deleted by accessing the browser settings. Preventing any of the cookies may affect some functionalities and is thus not recommended.

Possible Changes and the Applicable Law

These terms of use are valid until further notice. Any changes made to the terms of use are always indicated on this page.

Finnish law shall be applied to these terms and any disputes arising in connection with FRESCOS or its content or use.


Data Protection Policy

Updated on June 14th, 2021

Simosol Oy, as a responsible for upkeep and maintenance of, has undertaken to comply with EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that is applied in all EU countries starting from May 25, 2018. 

The purpose of this data protection policy is to inform natural persons of the processing of their personal data. In order to be able to create a free user account via the new user creation form on the website, the person must accept the terms of this data protection policy.

Data Controller

​Simosol Oy (business ID: 2090992-4)

Hämeenkatu 10, FI-11100 Riihimäki, Finland

Tel. +358 44 040 5859

Contact Person Responsible for the Register

Atte Saukkola

c/o Simosol Oy

Hämeenkatu 10

FI-11100 Riihimäki, Finland

Data Content of the Register

​Simosol Oy’s contact register contains the following information on natural persons:

  • E-mail address

  • First name and surname

Legal Basis and Intended Purpose of Personal Data Processing

​In accordance with EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, the legal basis for personal data processing is the person’s consent (documented, voluntary, individualized, conscious, and unequivocal).

The data shall not be used for automated decision making or profiling, and the data shall not be released to third parties.

The personal data shall be used:

  • As a username and user title for the user account in the FRESCOS application (

  • Email is used also for account activation and as password reset contact point for the FRESCOS application

Regular Release of Data and Data Transfer Outside the EU or EEA

​The data can be released in accordance with the requirements of competent authorities or other entities and in a manner that is based on the applicable legislation. Primarily, the data shall not be transferred outside the European Union or the European Economic Area unless it is necessary for the abovementioned intended purpose of personal data processing or the technical implementation of data processing, in which case the requirements of the personal data protection legislation shall be complied with.

Without prejudice to the abovementioned, when carrying out assignments outside the EU or EEA, the data can also be transferred outside the European Union or the European Economic Area to the extent necessary for the assignment.

Right to Check the Data and the Right to Demand the Rectification of Data

​The users have the following legal data protection rights regarding their personal data that is stored in the FRESCOS application: 

  • Right to obtain access to personal data (GDPR, Article 15)

  • Right to demand the erasure of data (GDPR, Article 17)

  • Right to demand the rectification of data (GDPR, Article 16)

  • Right to demand the restriction of processing (GDPR, Article 18)

  • Right to transfer the data from one system to another (GDPR, Article 20)

  • Right to file a complaint with the supervisory authority (GDPR, Article 77)

  • Right to withdraw consent (GDPR, Article 7 paragraph 3)

  • Right to object to certain processing activities (GDPR, Article 21) 

The request must be submitted to the data controller by sending e-mail to the data controller. The data controller may ask the person who has made the request to prove their identity, if necessary. The data controller shall respond to the client within the period determined in EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (usually in within a month).

Erasure of the Client’s Data

We shall store the client’s personal data as long as it is necessary for the purposes specified in this data protection policy.

Data Protection Principles

​The personal data of our clients shall be transferred in a safe and encrypted manner. For this purpose, we use the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) coding system.

Contacts and the related personal data shall only be processed by persons who work for the data controller and need the data for their work tasks and contacting the clients.

Due to service development and legislative changes, we reserve the right to amend the data protection policy.