SOMESCREEN® (in Finnish Viestiruutu®) is a web service, which provides a moderated chat wall e.g. to events, public digital signage displays, interactive television, and embedded web page. SOMESCREEN fetches messages from Twitter by following defined #hashtags and/or @users. SOMESCREEN also contains its own client application for people, who don’t have a Twitter account or don’t wish to use them in SOMESCREEN messaging.
This privacy policy describes how and when SOMESCREEN collects and uses your information.
SOMESCREEN receives Twitter messages through Twitter Streaming API.
Twitter Streaming API provides us with the low latency access to Twitter’s global stream of Tweet data. The Twitter Privacy Policy can be found at:
SOMESCREEN does not send any information back to Twitter. The received information is stored, processed and published only locally in SOMESCREEN service.
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Information we collect and how we use it

We collect SOMESCREEN client application messages and Twitter messages containing the followed #hashtag and/or @user. Typically, the message contains information about sender’s username, user id and profile image (URL), date and time of the message, message body text and optionally URLs to images or other external content. Similar information is collected from messages sent with SOMESCREEN client application.
SOMESCREEN service presents all incoming messages in moderator UI from where the message can be published or rejected. Only published messages are presented on SOMESCREEN chat wall.
Information is collected, processed and published only within SOMESCREEN service.

Information we otherwise receive

Usage Information — we collect certain information when you use SOMESCREEN, including information about your interaction with the service, including the actions you take on the service; and device information, such as unique device identifiers, operating system information, service provider, IP address, screen resolution, browser type and the date and time of each visitor request. This information can be used by Sofia Digital for administrative purposes and designing this site. Any type of information used for these purposes does not disclose personal information that would permit Sofia Digital to identify individual visitors.

Information we share and who we share it with

We share information only to SOMESCREEN customer, who is using the service to manage and moderate their own event. The customer can get, at its own will, message histories from the event. Message history is a web page containing Twitter and SOMESCREEN client application messages. Possible images in messages are always presented as links to the original service provider. It is possible for anyone to get similar message history publicly and directly from Twitter service by entering desired #hashtag and/or @user information and correct time window.

Data Storage

All data is stored into database on SOMESCREEN server. Data is stored only for limited time and there is additionally maximum number of messages to store in the database. Default maximum number of messages to keep per event is 1000. Typical length of an event is 1-2 days, which sets the time limit for storing messages.

Data Protection

We take reasonable measures to protect any personal information we may hold about you in an effort to prevent loss, misuse, and unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. However, despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse.

Changes to this Policy

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most current version of the policy will govern our use of your information and will always be at If we make a change to this policy that, in our sole discretion, is material, we will update By continuing to access or use the SOMESCREEN after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.


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This privacy policy was last updated January 3rd, 2019.
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