Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative

Specific Privacy Statement

for the survey on " ICT-driven public sector innovation in Horizon 2020" (referred to as "consultation" in the text)
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1. Objective

The objective of this consultation is to receive the views of stakeholders or people concerned by the topic of the consultation and potentially to publish them on the Internet, under the responsibility of the Head of the Unit "Knowledge Sharing", Directorate-General Communications Networks, Content and Technology, acting as the Controller.

As this online service collects and further processes personal data, Regulation (EC) 45/2001, of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the EU institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data, is applicable.

2. What personal information do we collect and through which technical means?

Identification Data

The personal data collected and further processed are data necessary for the participation to the consultation, such as: first name, last name, e-mail address, Institution/Company, position, country and contribution, including their views on the topics concerned.

The processing operations on personal data linked to the organisation and management of this consultation are necessary for the management and functioning of the Commission, as mandated by the Treaties, and more specifically articles 244-250 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU.

Technical information

The system uses session "cookies" in order to ensure communication between the client and the server. Therefore, your browser must be configured to accept "cookies". However, it does not collect personal or confidential information of any kind, nor any IP address from your computer. The cookies disappear (are deleted) once the session has been terminated.

3. Who has access to your information and to whom is it disclosed?

The information collected in the context of this consultation will be analysed by the members of the Unit organising the consultation inside DG CONNECT, and its expert Mr Jeremy Millard.

Received contributions, together with the identity of the contributor, will be published on the Internet, unless the contributor objects to publication of the personal data on the grounds that such publication would harm his or her legitimate interests. In this case the contribution may be published in anonymous form. Otherwise the contribution will not be published nor will, in principle, its content be taken into account. Any objections in this regard should be sent to the service responsible for the consultation (see Contact information below).

No personal data is transmitted to parties which are outside the recipients and the legal framework mentioned.

The European Commission will not share personal data with third parties for direct marketing.

4. How do we protect and safeguard your information?

Your replies are recorded in a secured and protected database hosted by the Data Centre of the European Commission, the operations of which abide by the Commission's security decisions and provisions established by the Directorate of Security for this kind of servers and services.
The database is not accessible from outside the Commission. Inside the Commission the database can be accessed using a UserId/Password granted to restricted number of Commission staff.

5. How can you verify, modify or delete your information?

In case you want to verify which personal data is stored on your behalf by the responsible Controller, have it modified respectively corrected or deleted, please contact the Controller by using the Contact Information below and by explicitly specifying your request.

6. How long do we keep your data?

Your personal data will be a part of a list of contact details and will be shared internally amongst the staff of Commission for the purpose of contacting you in the future in the context of the Commission activities. Personal information will be kept as long as this list is in use. If you do not agree with this and should you wish your personal data to be deleted, please contact the Controller by using the Contact information below and by explicitly identifying your request.

7. Contact Information

In case you wish to verify which personal data is stored on your behalf by the responsible controller, have it modified, corrected, or deleted, or if you have questions regarding the consultation, or concerning any information processed in the context of the consultation, or on your rights, feel free to contact the support team, operating under the responsibility of the Controller, using the following contact information:

Public Services Unit (H3)
BU31 2/71

DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology
European Commission
B-1049 Brussels

8. Recourse

Complaints, in case of conflict, can be addressed to the European Data Protection Supervisor.

Last updated on 06/03/2013 - 17:42