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Data Protection Terms

Data Protection Terms

The European Commission is committed to user privacy.

The policy on protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the European Union institutions is based on the Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 on the protection of personal data by the EU institutions, bodies, offices and agencies.

This policy covers all the European Commission's websites within the ec.europa.eu domain. Although you can browse through most of these websites without giving any personal information, in some cases information is required in order to provide the e-services you request.

Websites that require such information treat it in full compliance with the regulation above and provide information about the use of your data in their specific privacy policy statements.

In this respect

  • for each e-service, a controller ensures conformity with the privacy policy
  • for the European Commission, the Data Protection Officer ensures that the regulation is applied and advises controllers on fulfilling their obligations

  • for all the institutions, the European Data Protection Supervisor acts as an independent supervisory authority

The European Commission's websites within the ec.europa.eu domain may provide links to third-party sites. In order to use third party content on our websites, you may need to accept their specific terms and conditions, including their cookie policies over which we have no control.

Regulation on the protection of personal data

Contacting Europa sites

Many web pages on Europa have a contact button, which activates your email software and invites you to send your comments to a specific mailbox.

When you send such a message, your personal data is only collected in order to reply.

Your email will be forwarded to another service if the team responsible for the mailbox is unable to answer your question. An email will inform you about which service your question has been forwarded to.

If you have any questions about the processing of your email and related personal data, do not hesitate to include them in your message.