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EuroMed - Database of Good Practice

Privacy Statement for "SMEs Good Practices"

1. THE "Good Practices" APPLICATION

Member states and regions can encode Good Practices and Cases of Learning from Each Other in the system in their official European language of choice. The unit responsible for the application can review the data and select the Good Practices that will be used to publish in a brochure. All Good Practices are made available to the public via the web application after they have been translated and reviewed. The general public can access and search the submitted data.
2. WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT,
FOR WHAT PURPOSE AND THROUGH WHICH TECHNICAL MEANS?

2.1. Identification Data.
The description of each Good Practice contains the names of one or more contact persons from the country that submitted the Good Practice plus their work contact information, which are: - Data fields of contact persons from the Member States and from CIP participating countries
  • Name and surname of contact person.
  • Work e-mail address of contact person.
  • Name of the organisation responsible for the Good Practice (=work place of contact person) with the address of the organisation (street, postal code, city, country).
  • - Data fields of business organisations/entrepreneurs that could report on the successful implementation of a Good Practice
  • There is only one free text field for this information. This free text field can contains everything necessary to contact these business organisations/entrepreneurs (name, work address, telephone number).
  • Article 10 does not apply to these data. Most of data are of professional categories.
    2.2. Purpose 
    To support the yearly SBA Good Practise Exchange Conference and its related activities. To give administrations and the public easy access to these Good Practices.
    2.3. Legal Base
    - Article 157 of the Treaty - Small Business Act (SBA) Action Plan 2008, SBA Good Practise Exchange Conference(CIP fiche for Work Programme 2009: ENT/CIP/09/E/N10S00 specifies the need for an IT-tool )
    2.4. Technical information
    The data is stored on database servers in the data centre of DIGIT in Luxemburg. The data of a selection of Good Practices is also published on paper brochures. These brochures are also available in a pdf-version via the website of the European Charter for Small Enterprises (http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/enterprise_policy/charter/index_en.htm) / SBA Conference (web site under construction).

    3. WHO HAS ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION AND TO WHO IS IT DISCLOSED?

    Data is first received and treated by European Commission Staff (responsible unit + translators). Afterwards it is made accessible (read-only) to everyone via the website or the brochures.

    4. HOW DO WE PROTECT AND SAFEGUARD YOUR INFORMATION?

    The information is protected by the generic measures concerning e-security throughout the Commission.

    5. HOW CAN YOU VERIFY, MODIFY OR DELETE YOUR INFORMATION?

    The data subjects are aware of the process by the present document. They are able to access, identify and verify their data at any time and can directly ask the people responsible for the application for any deletion or modification. Usually, this request is done by e-mail. Personal data can be erased from the database by the responsible unit on simple request. Time limit is one month.

    6. HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR DATA

    Currently the oldest data in the database is from 2006. Electronic data will be stored in the archives of the Commission. The European Charter for Small Enterprises website contains pdf-versions of brochures dating back to 2002.  Brochures are not changed.

    7. CONTACT INFORMATION
    Unit GROWTH/A/2: INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS AND MISSIONS FOR GROWTH
    Alison Imrie (alison.imrie@ec.europa.eu)
    Eric Koch (eric.koch@ec.europa.eu)