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Updated : 12/01/2012

Privacy Statement

Your privacy is important to us. Access to your personal data is subject to strict security controls and we will not share it with third parties.


Your Europe is a website hosted on Europa, the website of the European Institutions. It provides information, guidance and advice to EU citizens and businesses.

Your Europe readers can leave their e-mail address to be kept informed about content updates or to be asked to participate in surveys and quality assessment of the website.

Which data is processed?

Your e-mail address and the language version used to access the Your Europe website.

How long will your data be stored?

All personal data received and stored are erased after 5 years to be counted from the end of the year of the data reception.

What is the purpose of processing your data?

To send you information updates, newsletters, or invitations to participate in surveys. This can be done either by the European Commission and/or its contractors.

Your data will not be shared with third parties for direct marketing or for any other purposes.

Who has access to your personal data?

The European Commission staff (staff in charge of Your Europe, technical support team) and designated staff of the Commission's contractors.

How do we protect and safeguard your information?

Inside the Commission, the data can be accessed by designated Commission officials with a user ID and a password, and by contractors responsible for technical aspects.

Outside the Commission, only the designated staff of the contractors has access to your personal data, also by entering a user ID and a password.

The functioning of the servers containing the personal data is compliant with the Commission’s security arrangements and the provisions established by its Security Directorate for such services and servers.

Access to your personal data

You have no direct access to your personal data stored in the Your Europe database. If you want to know which of your personal data are or have been processed or wish to modify or delete such data, please contact the Your Europe team at the address below.

What is the applicable law?

Regulation (EC) 45/2001 applies to processing of data by the European Commission

Directive 95/46/EC  - applies to processing of data by the contractor.

Additional information

In addition to this privacy statement, this legal notice applies.


For information and requests about your data:
European Commission
Internal Market and Services Directorate General
Single Market Advice and SOLVIT Task Force
1049 Brussels, Belgium

For complaints about processing of your data:
European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)
60 rue Wiertz (MO 63)
1047 Brussels, Belgium
phone: +32 2 283 19 00
fax: +32 2 283 19 50