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Protection of personal data

The European Parliament attaches great importance to the respect for individual privacy. The policy on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies is based on Regulation (EC) n. 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000.

Is meant by "personal data" means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; an identifiable person who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identification number or to one or more factors specific to his identity (see Article 2 of Regulation (EC) n. 45 / 2001). In general, to access the information available on the website of the European Parliament or through it "is not required to provide personal information. However, to access electronic services such as, for example, require a visit to the European Parliament to present a petition or ask questions mail to the citizen, may be asked to fill out a form containing personal information such as your contact details (name, title, mailing address and electronic, nationality, telephone number). the person responsible for the processing of such data entered in a register in available to the public. Such a register is maintained by the person responsible for data protection.

In this regard:


The European Parliament collects personally identifiable information only to the extent necessary to achieve a specific purpose, as determined by the person responsible for processing the data for each electronic service. The data are not re-used for any purpose inconsistent with the purpose determined.
The European Parliament shall not divulge to third parties the personal information you provide except where this is necessary to achieve the stated purpose, and only transmits them to the categories of the specified recipients. The European Parliament does not disclose your personal data for direct commercial broadcasting. The European Parliament also undertakes to take the necessary security measures to prevent the misuse of such information by a third party.
The data can be stored only during the period of time necessary to achieve the purposes for which they were collected.
These data can be further preserved for historical, statistical or scientific purposes, subject to all other provisions of Regulation (EC) n. 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000.
All interested parties have the right to access and rectify the data concerning them. They may also request the blocking of the processing of these data in some circumstances, as well as the deletion of the data which they consider to be treated as unlawful. Finally, they may object to the processing of personal data on compelling.
To exercise your rights or to obtain additional information, please contact directly to the person responsible for processing the data.
You can also contact the person responsible for data protection, which ensures that, in each EU institution, that the processing of data will not be detrimental to the rights and freedoms of data subjects to request an advisory opinion on the processing operations that concern you or that you have made.
If you feel that your rights have been violated as a result of processing of personal data, you can lodge a complaint with the European Data Protection Supervisor, which is the independent supervisory authority. The decisions of the guarantor may be subject to appeal before the Court of Justice of the European Communities.
The European Parliament's website provides in some cases, links to other Internet sites. As the European Parliament does not exercise control over such sites, you are advised to check the policy of those sites regarding privacy.


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These textual and multimedia elements are the exclusive property of the European Union represented by the European Parliament and / or of their authors and rights holders. The holders of intellectual property rights waive the publication of his name or other indications on the elements that provide on this website.

The user undertakes to respect the intellectual property rights of third parties or the European Union, without prejudice to the rights and exceptions provided by any mandatory provisions. Reproduction of textual and multimedia elements belonging to the European Union (identified by the words "© European Union, [year / i] - Source: European Parliament," or "© European Union, [year / i] - PE") as well as those belonging to third parties (© external source, [year / i]), for which the European Union holds the rights to use, is only authorized for non commercial purposes, while respecting the integrity of the reproduced elements and by reference to the source . Nevertheless, in the case of some data playback can be subject to different conditions; in such cases, the data shall be accompanied by a statement setting out the conditions. .

The user undertakes not to remove or alter the terms of reserves related to the author or source and not to circumvent the technical protection of documents and multimedia elements, such as restrictions on print or electronic withdrawal and markings visible or invisible. Violations are subject to civil and criminal prosecution.

In case of doubt about the identity of the holders of the rights in question or the conditions of use of any specific item, you can submit a request for information to the webmaster.

Despite extensive research, it is possible that the European Parliament has not been able to identify certain authors or right of documents appearing on the site. You're one of those owners, if you have identified one of such holders, or if you have found our error, we would be grateful right now if you want to contact the webmaster.

Limitation of Liability

The European Parliament website is designed to promote public access to information about the institution and its activities.

The aim is to disseminate information as complete, accurate and up to date as possible. As soon as the European Parliament will be made ​​aware of any errors, make every effort to make the necessary corrections. It can be held liable only for damages arising from its mistakes under the conditions specified in the last paragraph of the text below.

The information published on this website is of a general nature and were thus not designed to meet individual needs. They do not therefore constitute a finding of professional or legal advice (for specific advice, you should consult a suitably qualified professional).

Some information, including interpretations of the interventions and the documents available on this website or through it can not be regarded as an authentic reproduction of the official texts or as a faithful report of parliamentary debates. Only the official texts published in the Official Journal of the European Union can be considered authentic. In the event of discrepancies between the electronic version and the printed text will prevail, only the official printed text published in the Official Journal of the European Union. Likewise, only the intervention of an original speech or its revised translation are authentic.

The European Parliament can not be held liable for damages, direct or indirect, that may result from the use of this site. It is our goal to minimize possible disruption caused by technical problems. However some data or information on our site may have been created or structured in files or formats that are not error. We can not guarantee that our service will not be interrupted or that is not otherwise affected by such problems. The European Parliament accepts no responsibility in case of faulty transmission of data due to the different networks of the Internet or incompatibilities due to the user's navigation.

The European Parliament can not guarantee the reliability or the updating of information from external sources contained in this site. The information contained in this site sometimes refer to external sites over which the European Parliament has no control and for which it accepts no responsibility.

This disclaimer of liability is not intended to limit the liability of the European Parliament pursuant to Article 340 TFEU.