The Eurozone Portal is operated by the General Secretariat of the Council (hereinafter "GSC").
The information on this Portal is subject to personal data protection rules, to copyright and to a disclaimer by the GSC.
Consultation or use of this Portal involves the full acceptance of the general conditions set out below.
Protection of personal data
The GSC is committed to respecting privacy. The protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Council is based on Regulation (EC) No. 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000, which sets out the principles and obligations to be respected by the European institutions when they are processing personal data, and on Council Decision 644/2004 of 13 September 2004, which lays down further implementing rules concerning data protection as regards the Council. The GSC is also bound by those rules.
'Personal data' means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; an identifiable person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identification number or to one or more factors specific to his or her identity.
In principle, access to the information available on or via the Eurozone Portal does not require any personal data to be supplied by the user. However, in order to use certain online services you may be asked to supply information about yourself, such as contact details (name and first name, profession, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number or nationality), when filling in a form. The GSC will collect such personal information only to the extent necessary to fulfil the precise purpose specified for each online service.
For each specific online service, the details of the data controller (the person responsible for processing the data collected about you) appear in a privacy statement published by each such service and/or in a public register of data processing operations maintained by the Data Protection Officer of the institution. To exercise your rights or to obtain any further information, you can apply directly to the data controller responsible. You may also consult the Data Protection Officer in order to obtain an opinion on the processing operations either concerning you or carried out by you. If you believe your rights have been infringed as a result of the processing of your personal data, you can lodge a complaint with the European Data Protection Supervisor, the independent supervisory authority.
This Portal sometimes provides links to other internet sites. Since the GSC has no control over such sites, we suggest that you review their privacy policies.
You are informed that this Portal uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) to help analyse the use of this Portal. For this purpose, Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer.
The information generated by the cookies about your use of this Portal - standard internet log information (including your IP address) and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form - will be transmitted to and stored by Google including on servers in the United States. Google will anonymize the information sent by removing the last octet of your IP address prior to its storage. According to the Google Analytics terms of service, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Portal and compiling reports on Portal activity for the GSC.
The GSC will not use, and will not allow any third party to use, the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to this Portal. Google may transfer the information collected by Google Analytics to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. According to Google Analytics terms of service, Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
The GSC maintains this Portal to enhance public access to information relating to euro zone governance. Our goal is to keep this information timely and accurate. The GSC, however, accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the material on this Portal. This material is:
- information of a general nature only which is not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity;
- not necessarily comprehensive, complete, accurate or up to date;
- sometimes linked to external sites or drawn up by external actors over which the GSC has no control and for which it assumes no responsibility;
- not professional or legal advice (if you need specific advice, you should always consult a suitably qualified professional).
Please note that it cannot be guaranteed that a document available on-line exactly reproduces an officially adopted text. As for European Union legal acts published in the Official Journal of the European Union, only the version published in that Journal is deemed authentic.
It is our goal to minimise disruption caused by technical errors. However, some data or information on our Portal may have been created or structured in files or formats which are not error-free and we cannot guarantee that our service will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by such problems. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. However, the GSC accepts no responsibility for direct or indirect damage which may result from the use of this Portal.
This disclaimer is not intended to limit the liability of the GSC in contravention of any requirements laid down in applicable national or European law, nor to exclude its liability for matters which may not be excluded under Article 340 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).