Legal Notice

The information on this site is subject to a disclaimer, a copyright notice and rules related to personal data protection.


The ECSEL JU maintains this website to enhance public access to information about its initiatives and policies. Our goal is to keep this information timely and accurate. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. However, the ECSEL JU accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the information provided on this website.

This information is:

  • of a general nature only and 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 over which the ECSEL JU has no control and for which it assumes no responsibility.

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. Only European Union legislation published in paper editions of the Official Journal of the European Union is deemed authentic.

It is our goal to minimize disruption caused by technical errors. However some data or information on our site may have been created or structured in files or formats that are not error-free and we cannot guarantee that our service will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by such problems. The ECSEL JU accepts no responsibility with regard to such problems incurred as a result of using this site or any linked external sites.

This disclaimer is not intended to limit the liability of the ECSEL JU in contravention of any requirements laid down in applicable national law nor to exclude its liability for matters which may not be excluded under that law.

Copyright notice

Reproduction is authorised, provided the source is acknowledged, save where otherwise stated.
Where prior permission must be obtained for the reproduction or use of textual and multimedia information (sound, images, software, etc.), such permission shall cancel the above-mentioned general permission and shall clearly indicate any restrictions on use.

Protection of personal data

ECSEL JU is committed to user privacy in compliance with Regulation (EC) N° 45/2001 (234 KB) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000.

Within ECSEL JU, a Data Protection Officer ensures that the provisions of the Regulation are applied and advises controllers on fulfilling their obligations.

For ECSEL JU, like for all the Institutions, the European Data Protection Supervisor (98 KB) acts as an independent supervisory authority (see art. 41 to 45 of the Regulation).

You can browse though most parts of this website without giving any information about yourself (see also use of technical information above).

In some cases, however, personal information is required in order to provide the services you request.

Recipients and purposes of the processing

We restrict direct access to personal data to the ECSEL Joint Undertaking, and where required by the rules and regulations to the European Commission. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.

We process personal information for the following purposes: to inform you about our activities and in order to monitor the use of our website and to improve our service offerings, which may include from time to time inviting you to participate in polls or to answer tests or enquiries. The data will, under no circumstances, be used for commercial purposes, including for direct marketing purposes. We review our data collection, storage and processing practices to ensure that we only collect, store and process the personal information needed to provide or improve our services or for the purposes set out above.

Right of access and right to rectify data

You have a right to access your personal data and to have it corrected if necessary, or possibly deleted but only for reasonably justified reasons. If at any time after giving us personal information you decide that you no longer wish us to hold or use this information, or in the case that the information becomes out of date, you are free to notify us, and we will remove or rectify the information within a reasonable time and in accordance with legislative requirements. We may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic or that prevent us from delivering our services, our contractual obligations or our legal duties, or that impose on us unreasonable constraints, or if they put at risk the privacy of others, or for which access is not otherwise required.

Please send your request to:, mentioning in the subject “data protection issue”.


The ECSEL Joint Undertaking reserves the right in its sole discretion to amend this Policy at any time, and you should regularly check this privacy policy for any amendments and always refer to the latest available version.

How do we treat email you sent us?

Some web pages have a "Contact" button, which activates your e-mail software and invites you to send your comments to a specific functional mailbox.

When you send such a message, your personal data is collected only to the extent necessary to reply. If the management team of the mailbox is unable to answer your question, it will forward your e-mail to another service.

If you have any questions about the processing of your e-mail and related personal data, do not hesitate to include them in your message.



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