One of your rights under EU law is that you must be informed when your personal information - also known as data - is processed (collected, used, stored etc.) by any organisation including EU institutions or bodies.
You also have the right to know the details and purpose(s) of that the processing of your personal data entails.
Your personal data
- Although you can browse through most of these websites without giving any information about yourself, in some cases, personal data is required in order to provide services you request;
- We do not reuse personal data for another purpose other than the ones stated;
- We put in place measures to guarantee that your data are kept up-to-date and processed securely;
- Under certain conditions outlined by law, we may disclose your information to third parties, (such as the Internal Audit Service, the European Anti-Fraud Office, the European Court of Auditors, the European Ombudsman, or law enforcement authorities, etc ) if it is necessary and proportionate for lawful, specific purposes.
Cookies are short text files stored on a user’s device (such as a computer, tablet or phone) by a website.
Cookies are used for the technical functioning of a website or for gathering statistics.
Cookies are also typically used to provide a more personalised experience for a user - for example, when an online service remembers your user profile without you having to login.
When you visit our website, we may collect some data on your browsing experience such as your IP* address, the CINEA page you visited, when you visited and the website page you were redirected from.
This information is used to gather aggregated and anonymous statistics with a view to improving our services and to enhance your user experience.
When you visit the CINEA website, we will keep the browser history of your visit for a maximum of 13 months. This information will then be deleted.
The collection, aggregation and anonymising operations are performed in the data centre of the European Commission under adequate security measures.
*(The only data taken from the IP address is the country from which the IP comes from : all the remaining personal data are anonymised in line with the European Commission’s Analytics Data Protection)
- You have the right to access your personal data, to have it rectified or erased, or to request restriction of processing or to object to the processing if applicable.
- Your rights to information, access, rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, communication of a personal data breach or confidentiality of electronic communications may be restricted under certain conditions as set out in the CINEA Restriction Decision published in the OJEU.
- When processing is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing based on your consent before its withdrawal.
- You have the right to recourse to the European Data Protection Supervisor and to the CINEA Data Protection Officer at any time if you believe your data protection rights have been breached;
- If you need further information or you wish to exercise your rights as a data subject under EU data protection rules applicable to EU Institutions (Regulation (EU) 2018/1725). You can contact the controller for this processing operation: the Head of Unit for Programme Support, Coordination and Communication via the following email CINEA-COMMUNICATIONec [dot] europa [dot] eu (CINEA-COMMUNICATION[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu).
In order to subscribe to CINEA's newsletters, you have to provide an email address where you wish to receive them.
CINEA collects only the list of currently chosen newsletters with the associated email address. No other information is transferred to other systems at any moment.
CINEA keeps only the current state of the data. No history is saved. Each change of your subscription erases previous data instantly; this includes also cancelling your subscriptions. You can unsubscribe anytime by clicking on the 'unsubscribe' link available in the footer of each individual newsletter.
We use social media to present our work and share news and other information with a diverse audience through widely used communications channels.
Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and LinkedIn are third-party sites unaffiliated with CINEA. Our use of social media is highlighted on this website.
Cookies are not set by our display of social media buttons to connect to those services when our website pages are loaded on your computer (or other devices) or from components from those services embedded in our web pages.
Each social media channel has their own policy on the way they process your personal data when you access their sites. For example, if you choose to watch one of our videos on YouTube, you will be asked for explicit consent to accept YouTube cookies; if you look at our Twitter activity on Twitter, you will be asked for explicit consent to accept Twitter cookies; the same applies for LinkedIn or Facebook.
If you have any concerns or questions about their use of your personal data, you should read their privacy policies carefully before using them.
Twitter is used by CINEA for information purposes only.
CINEA follows some Twitter users. However, being followed by CINEA does not imply endorsement of any kind. CINEA reserves the right to not reply individually to messages or comments received on Twitter.
Our social media moderation policy
CINEA is present on social media to communicate about its work and better engage with the public. We are present on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube and we encourage you to share our content and take part in our discussions. Please note the accounts we follow are not an indication of our endorsement.
The CINEA social media accounts are managed by the CINEA communications sector and are monitored daily to the greatest possible extent, but not on a 24-hour basis.
We are happy to see different views and opinions on our social media accounts, however we ask you to observe a fundamental principle of good behaviour. Please show respect to fellow users and avoid inflammatory, insulting or offensive language. We reserve the right to not respond to, hide or delete any comments that are defamatory, racist, spam, repetitive, irrelevant and/or commercial. Users that post violent, threatening or clearly illegal content will be blocked and reported. We encourage you to post comments that stick to the subject and contribute to the ongoing debates.