Objective

The objective of the public consultation is to get the views of stakeholders or people concerned by the review of the construction products regulation and potentially publish them on the internet, under the responsibility of the head of unit SG.C4 (work programme and stakeholder consultation), Department of the Secretariat-General, acting as the controller.

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

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

Identification data

The personal data collected and processed are necessary for participation in the public consultation, such as the name, profession, postal/email addresses and phone number of the participants. The data includes 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 5, 7 and 211 - 219 of the EC Treaty.

Technical information

EUSurvey stores the following information when participants submit a contribution:

a) Publicly-accessible open surveys: by default, EUSurvey does not save any user-related information. However, the IP of every connection is saved for security reasons for every server request. Using this information, it might be possible to reconstruct where a request originated.

b) Secured surveys requiring an individual password: in addition to the IP, the system saves an identification number that can be used to identify every individual participant from the result set.

EUSurvey enables both above-mentioned types of survey to be made ‘fully anonymous’. In this option, full anonymity is preserved and neither contact information nor IP numbers are saved. With ‘Fully Anonymous’ surveys, the author(s) can never find out where a contribution comes from.

Please notice that other servers at the European Commission might still log IPs for security reasons.

EUSurvey uses two kinds of ‘cookies’ to save user-related data.

a) Affecting survey authors only: a cookie that contains session information to ensure reliable communication with the system. This cookie stays valid as long as the session is valid and is removed once the session is closed (maximum 24 hours after last contact).

a) Affecting any user: a cookie that contains IDs of selected responses to a survey and free-text responses in plain text until the user has submitted a valid contribution. Until a contribution has been successfully submitted, the system saves the user’s draft contribution in a cookie at 1-minute intervals, so that the contribution can be restored in the event of network congestion or a PC crash.

For offline answering 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. The cookies disappear once the session has been terminated. It is also possible to participate in a survey with cookies disabled, but in this case offline answering is not possible.

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

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 their legitimate interests. In this case, the contribution may be published in anonymous form. Otherwise the contribution will not be published nor will its content be taken into account in principle.

How do we protect and safeguard your information?

The collected personal data and all information related to the public consultation is stored on a computer of an external contractor, acting as processor, who has to guarantee the data protection and confidentiality required by Regulation (EC) 45/2001.

Your replies, together with your chosen language used for drafting the reply, 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 server and services. The database is not accessible from outside the Commission. Inside the Commission, the database can be accessed using a UserId/Password.

Access to the application is via a non-encrypted connection using the normal http protocol.

The collected personal data and all information related to the public consultation will be processed by an external contractor who has to guarantee the data protection and confidentiality required by Regulation (EC) 45/2001.

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, corrected or deleted, please contact the controller by using the contact information below and by explicitly specifying your request.

How long do we keep your data?

Your personal data will remain in the database until the results have been completely analysed and will be rendered anonymous when they have been usefully exploited, and at the latest, after 1 year from the end of the consultation.

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 public consultation, or concerning any information processed in the context of this public consultation, or on your rights, feel free to contact the support team, operating under the responsibility of the controller, using the following contact information:

Department for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Industrial transformation and advanced value chains directorate
Clean technologies and products unit

GROW-CONSTRUCTION@ec.europa.eu

Phone number: + 32 2 296 49 49

Recourse

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