This statement refers to the online management tool (Mobility Tool) for mobilities under the Lifelong Learning and Erasmus + programmes. As this system contains individuals' personal data, its publishing and processing falls within the provisions of the Regulation (EC) N° 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000. This privacy statement explains to you the way in which these systems use personal data, and the way in which the privacy of this data is being protected.
The Commission needs to follow-up the results of the projects in order to be able to assess the total outcome of the mobility actions. The projects need to report relevant data on the flows to the National Agencies. The National Agencies collect these data and make a succinct report to the European Commission. The data cover financial elements (grants, payments, etc.) as well as statistical elements (numbers, countries, sectors etc.) In order to simplify the reporting chain, the European Commission launched the on-line Mobility Tool which allows a single entry system for the different data and the necessary extraction of reports when needed.
Besides the quantitative data collection, the tool has a second part used for collecting the final reports (questionnaires) of the individual participants. Most of the questions are closed questions which offer the possibility to get a general overview of the answers (in a scale from 1 to 5) and to assess the general perception of the programme by the users.
On a voluntary basis (with the possibility to opt-in in the participant report), participants can allow DG EAC to transfer some of their data (first/last name, date of birth, email address, home university and host university) to the Erasmus Students+ Alumni Association (ESAA).
The data collection and processing is done using the Commission's IT standards and telecommunication infrastructure. The data is stored in a central database (managed by DG Education and Culture and located at the Commission Data Centre in Luxembourg).
On top of that, your data may be disclosed to the following services, where applicable:
Personal data should stay in the system during the lifetime of the programme and the reporting for projects linked to this. Data will have to be kept for about five years after the final reporting in order to be able to trace the participants in case of ex-post problems or audits or evaluations. This does not apply to data that will be managed by ESAA (see previous point).
You may, on written request sent to the "Controller", gain access to your personal data and request modification, cancellation or blocking of your data. Please note that in this case your request will be accepted only if it is justified under the terms of article 5 of the (EC) N° 45/2001.
Any request must be sent by mail or by electronic mail to the address of the National Agency responsible for the management of your mobility.
The datasets are safeguarded in the Commission (and covered by the numerous defensive measures implemented by the Commission to protect the integrity and confidentiality of the electronic assets of the Institution).
The first level is to contact the national agency that manages your mobility (the list of National Agencies is available at http://ec.europa.eu/education/lifelong-learning-programme/national_en.htm) and at http://ec.europa.eu/education/erasmus-plus/national-agencies_en.htm for E+ Programme) .
Further to the above you can contact:
the authority in charge of data protection in your country (the list of data protection national authorities is available at http://ec.europa.eu/justice_home/fsj/privacy/nationalcomm/index_en.htm).
In case of conflict, complaints can be addressed to the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) http://www.edps.europa.eu