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1. Disclaimer
The ETF maintains this website to enhance public access to information about its activities. Our goal is to keep this information and materials timely and accurate. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. However, the ETF accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the information and materials on this website.
The information on this website is of a general nature only and is not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity.

The information and materials are :

  • Not necessarily comprehensive, complete, accurate or up to date;
     
  • Sometimes linked to external websites over which the ETF has no control and for which the ETF assumes no responsibility ;
     
  • Not professional or legal advice.

Please note that it cannot be guaranteed that a document available on-line exactly reproduces an officially adopted text.

It is our goal to minimize disruption caused by technical errors. However, some data or information on our website 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 ETF accepts no responsibility with regard to such problems incurred as a result of using this website.

This disclaimer is not intended to limit the liability of the ETF 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.

2. Copyright notice
© European Training Foundation 1995
Reproduction is authorised, provided the source is acknowledged, save where otherwise stated.
Where prior permission must be obtained for the reproduction or use of textual and multimedia information (sound, images, software, etc.), such permission shall cancel the before mentioned general permission and indicate clearly the restrictions on use.

3. Personal Data Protection
The ETF is 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 websites, within the europa.eu domain.
Although you can browse through most of the ETF website without giving any information about yourself, in some cases, personal information is required in order to provide the e-services you request. Pages that require such information treat it according to the policy described in the Regulation mentioned above and provide information about the use of your data referring to the privacy policy statement.

In this respect:

  • For each specific e-service, a controller determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data and ensures conformity of the specific e-service with the privacy policy;
     
  • The ETF 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 EU Institutions and Agencies, the European Data Protection Supervisor  will act as an independent supervisory authority (see art. 41 to 45 of the Regulation).

See also our Privacy Policy Statement and our Statement on personal data protection within the framework of selection of temporary agents, contract agents, seconded national experts, national experts in professional training and trainees.

The ETF website provides links to third party sites. Since we do not control them, we encourage you to review their privacy policies.

What is an e-service?
An e-service on this website is a service or resource made available on the Internet in order to improve the communication between citizens and businesses on the one hand and the ETF on the other hand.

Three types of e-services are or may be offered by the ETF :

  • Information services that provide users with easy and effective access to information, thus increasing transparency and understanding of the activities of the ETF ;
     
  • Interactive communication services that allow better contacts with the ETFs target public thus facilitating consultations, and feedback mechanisms, in order to contribute to the shaping of policies, activities and services of the ETF ;
     
  • Transaction services that allow access to all basic forms of transactions with the ETF, e.g. procurement, financial operations, recruitment, event enrolment, acquisition or purchase of documents etc.

Information contained in the privacy statement

The privacy policy statement contains the following information about the use of your data:

  • 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.

See also our Statement on personal data protection within the framework of selection of temporary agents, contract agents, seconded national experts, national experts in professional training and trainees.

How do we treat e-mails you send us?
Some pages on the ETF website have a link to our general contact mailbox info@etf.europa.eu, which activates your e-mail software and invites you to send your comments. 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. 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.



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