The entities and institutions of this project maintains this website to enhance public access to information about its initiatives and European Union policies in general. Our goal is to keep this information timely and accurate. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them.
However the institutions of Sprinters project accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the information on this site.
This information is:
•of a general nature only and is not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity;
•not necessarily comprehensive, complete, accurate or up to date;
•sometimes linked to external sites over which the institutions services have no control and for which the Sprinters entities assumes no responsibility;
•not professional or legal advice (if you need specific advice, you should always consult a suitably qualified professional).
Please note that it cannot be guaranteed that a document available on-line exactly reproduces an officially adopted text. Only the Official Journal of the European Union (its printed edition, or since 1 July 2013 its electronic edition made available on the EUR-Lex website), is authentic and produces legal effects.
It is our goal to minimize disruption caused by technical errors. However some data or information on our site may have been created or structured in files or formats that are not error-free and we cannot guarantee that our service will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by such problems. The institutions accept no responsibility with regard to such problems incurred as a result of using this site or any linked external sites.
This disclaimer is not intended to limit the liability of the institutions of Sprinters project in contravention of any requirements laid down in applicable national law nor to exclude its liability for matters which may not be excluded under that law.
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Personal Data Protection
The institutions of Sprinters are committed to user privacy.
The policy on “protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions” is based on Regulation (EC) N° 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000.
This general policy covers the European Union’s family of institutional Web Sites, within the eu domain.
Although you can browse through most of these Web Sites without giving any information about yourself, in some cases, personal information is required in order to provide the e-services you request.
In this respect:
•Within each Institution, a Data Protection Officer ensures that the provisions of the Regulation are applied and advises controllers on fulfilling their obligations (see art. 24 of the Regulation);
•For all the Institutions, the European Data Protection Supervisor – PDF (234.10 KB) will act as an independent supervisory authority (see art. 41 to 45 of the Regulation).
The European Union’s family of institutional Web Sites, within the eu domain, provides links to third party sites. Since we do not control them, we encourage you to review their privacy policies.
Information contained in a specific privacy statement.
•What information is collected, for what purpose and through which technical means the EU collects personal information exclusively to the extent necessary to fulfil a specific purpose. The information will not be re-used for an incompatible purpose;
•To whom your information is disclosed. The EU will only disclose information to third parties if that is necessary for the fulfilment of the purpose(s) identified above and to the mentioned (categories of) recipients. The EU will not divulge your personal data for direct marketing purposes;
•How you can access your information, verify its accuracy and, if necessary, correct it. As a data subject you also have the right to object to the processing of your personal data on legitimate compelling grounds except when it is collected in order to comply with a legal obligation, or is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party, or is to be used for a purpose for which you have given your unambiguous consent;
•How long your data is kept. The EU only keeps the data for the time necessary to fulfil the purpose of collection or further processing;
•What are the security measures taken to safeguard your information against possible misuse or unauthorised access;
•Whom to contact if you have queries or complaints.
How do we treat e-mails you send us?
Many web pages on have a “Contact” button, which activates your e-mail software and invites you to send your comments to a specific functional mailbox.
When you send such a message, your personal data is collected only to the extent necessary to reply. If the management team of the mailbox is unable to answer your question, it will forward your e-mail to another service. You will be informed, via e-mail, about which service your question has been forwarded to.
If you have any questions about the processing of your e-mail and related personal data, do not hesitate to include them in your message.