Below is an explanation of how the European Commission's DG for Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion uses data obtained through on-line subscriptions to its newsletter, and how the confidentiality of such data is protected.
The what, how and why of data collection
The following data is obtained from the list of subscribers to our free newsletter: name, surname, e-mail address, area of activity, country, area of interest, periodicity preferred.
These data are gathered in order to compile a mailing list for the newsletter published by the European Commission's DG for Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion as part of its communication activities.
The information is saved in a repository, checked to eliminate fictitious or incorrect data, and validated for future use.
The controller of your personal data is the Unit "Communication" of DG for Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion. Please see below the "contact" section.
Access to the data
Authorised personnel of the Communication Unit of the European Commission's DG for Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion have access to the data collected and have sole authority to read and correct it in the event of input error.
The repository is accessed on a need-to-know basis through personal access control on the file system and on electronic mailboxes.
Checking, changing or deleting data
You have the right to check, change or ask for deletion of your data. You can change your personal data via the subscription form itself. You can unsubscribe by selecting the related link at the bottom of the newsletter.
Period for which data are kept
Your personal data are used only for as long as it is needed for its intended purpose (i.e. to send the newsletter you have requested to you). After unsubscribing, they can be kept for other two years for possible administrative follow up purposes.
You can contact us through the contact form on the DG's internet site or mailing us at the following address:
DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion
Means of appeal
You may always lodge an appeal by the European Data Protection Supervisor.